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Thursday, April 28, 2005

NEWS

SAVE THE DATE:

The 10th annual Saturday Celebration, hosted by President and Mrs. Koob, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the south lawn of the President's home. For photos of last year's celebration visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/

 

REGENTS TO MEET:

The Board or Regents, State of Iowa, will meet May 4 at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, and on May 5 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The agenda is available at
http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SEARCHES CLOSED:

Searches for the Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs and College of Natural Sciences Dean have been closed. "New national searches for these positions will be opened in the fall," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aaron Podolefsky. Jill Trainer will continue in her role as interim associate vice president for sponsored programs, Joel Haack will continue to serve as interim CNS dean, and Mike Mixsell will continue to oversee Military Science and the EOP/SCS programs until the two positions are filled as a result of the future searches.

 

CHANGE IN IOWA WITHHOLDING:

UNI will reduce the amount of Iowa tax deducted from your paycheck beginning in April. This is the result of a change in the Iowa withholding tax tables, the first since 1998. Most employees will see an increase in their take-home pay throughout the year; however the size of their refund after filing 2005 tax returns will decrease. For employees preferring to maintain their approximate level of Iowa withholding, an Iowa W-4 must be completed and sent to payroll, mail code 0008. The form is available from your UNI Employee responsibility in Oracle or download the "Iowa W-4" found at http://www.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml. Complete the lower-half of the form.

 

COMMUNITY TOURS:

UNI will offer a campus tour for community leaders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 28. The tour will showcase UNI academic programs, environmental programs and business and community outreach services. The purpose of the tour is to educate local citizens about how UNI serves students and the needs of Iowans. Contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170, for further information.

 

2005 WELCOME WEEK POSTER INFORMATION REQUESTED:

The Student Involvement & Activities Center is requesting information for the 2005 Welcome Week poster from organizations or departments that schedule events that will occur between Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 29. If you would like it to be included in this publication, please submit your information no later than Wednesday, June 22. Please e-mail mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu with your events information, or call 3-5888.

 

FACILITIES SERVICES SPRING NEWSLETTER:

For information about construction updates, current projects and upcoming events, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/Content/HTM/Newsletter.htm

 

UNI NEW HOME FOR KWWL'S BEST OF THE CLASS:

UNI will co-host the 21st annual "Best of the Class" celebration with KWWL TV. Each year the program honors valedictorians or top graduating seniors from more than 130 high schools in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. On May 1, 97 honorees will travel to UNI to be taped for a series of public service announcements, that will begin airing May 9 on KWWL. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Conference & Events are planning a public service program for local citizens interested in taking non-credit courses. The program, called "Lifelong University," will start this fall. We would appreciate faculty and staff feedback regarding interest in being an instructor and your areas of expertise. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/llu for more information and a brief survey. Contact Stacey Christensen for further information, 3-3170.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW UNI G.P.S MENTORS:

Congratulations to the newly hired 2005-06 UNI G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentors. Mentors are Sidney Cross, Kamekka Anderson, William Humphrey, Shalia Moore, Stacy Oppold, Lisa Jones, Chelse Monnier, Ashley Nunn, Sylvia Baker, Angel Anderson, and Merveina Hawkins. For more information about the mentoring program contact the Center for Multicultural Education at 273-2250.

 

ARTS IN APRIL POSTERS AVAILABLE:

UM&PR has limited quantities of the 2005 Arts in April posters (some signed by the artist) still available. They are free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril to view the artwork. Call UM&PR at 273-2761 or stop by 126 East Bartlett to pick one up.

 
STAY ON CAMPUS FOR LUNCH:

Enjoy the convenience of getting lunch on campus during May. Prexy's will be open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chats will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. The 23rd Street Market will be open 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with the Red Hat Deli operating from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

FRESH SUSHI ON PIAZZA MENU APRIL 28:

The Piazza at Redeker Center is serving Sushi, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. The cost is $7.75 for all the Piazza has to offer. This is an annual special event. Open to all.

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK AND WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals

 

 

JOB VACANCIES:

INTERNAL SEARCH:

The Graduate College has an opening for an associate dean. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search."

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development/College of Humanities & Fine Arts, information systems manager/oracle financial systems, program manager/philosophy & religion, waste reduction specialist, executive director, program operations assistant/Camp Adventure, associate director/technical/ABIL. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SPECIAL BID -- DELL PC PRICING:

Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base machine bid ($933.75/unit, it can be reconfigured) is available to all departments and individuals now through July 18. See the bid specification and order information at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids. Individual student/faculty/staff member purchases will have additional sales tax. Other laptop configurations also are available.

 
GUEST LECTURERS NEEDED:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn is seeking guest speakers to participate in the pre-show lecture series, "Curtain Talks" through the upcoming 2005/2006 Artists Series. The 30-minute Curtain Talks feature speakers with special expertise or interest in the evening's performance. If interested, visit http://www.gbpac.com to view next year's season, and contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu or 3-3679.

 
KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI will present the final "Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. The topic is the state budget. Guests include State Auditor Dave Vaudt, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Bill Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock; and the co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Bob Dvorsky, a Democrat from Coralville.

 
ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE:

Professors who currently have items on reserve and would like the same items on reserve for the May/summer 2005 or fall 2005 term, should fill out a Reserve Request form, attach an item list, and return both to the Rod Library Reserve Desk (mail code 3675). Printable and electronic submission forms are available at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm. Deadline is May 2.

 
QUICK BOOKS PRO BEGINNERS:

Quick Books Pro Beginners will be offered in three-part sessions on Wednesday, May 4; Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 East Fourth St. in downtown Waterloo. This training is aimed specifically at beginners to the Quick Books Pro software series. Participants will learn the check-entry process, setting up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering and paying bills, reports and more. The cost is $189 per participant and includes training materials. For more information, or to register, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org.

 

BIKE HELMETS FOR SALE:

UNI Outdoors has bike helmets available for only $15 each. WRS encourages safe riding. Pay by U-Bill or payroll deduction. Visit UNI Outdoors, WRC 177 to purchase.

 

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

CELEBRATING TEACHING IN ST. PETERSBURG:

Celebrate our successful trip to Herzen University where a four-student/two-professor instructional team presented a two-week workshop, “Introducing Instructional Design to Create a Website to Support an Online Course.” Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m., 5th Floor Lounge, SEC. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact zeitz@uni.edu or call 273-3249.

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR PHIL SUCKLING:

Phil Suckling, head of the Department of Geography, will leave UNI July 1 to chair the Department of Geography at Texas State University, San Marcos. A farewell reception will take place Friday, April 29, 3-5 p.m., Baker Hall 161. For more information, call 3-2221.

 

ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY:

The UNI Department of Military Science will host its Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 29, at 1 p.m., in the West Gym. Open to all.

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

The annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta will take place on the Maucker Union Plaza Friday, April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities will include cascarones (confetti filled eggs), pinatas and Mariachi entertainment by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Food available for purchase includes fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and soda. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683. Rain location is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

 

A-Z INSTITUTE:

Kids can come to the UNI Museums' A-Z Institute on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. - noon at "A T. rex Named SUE" (1326 Waterloo Road). Meet Don Johnson, the Fossil Guy, during V-Z (Vulcanodon-Zuniceratops) Day. Registration is $20, including admission to SUE, an A-Z T-shirt, snack and supplies. For more information, call 3-2188.

 

P/V PIZZA PARTY:

Tuesday, May 3, 5 p.m., the CEEE will host a P/V Pizza Party to commemorate the unveiling of its new photovoltaic (P/V) display system. The system will provide the building with more energy to meet its electrical needs. Snack on some pizza, get energized for finals. This event is open to the public. Sponsored by UNI Physical Plant and the Iowa Energy Center.

 

WINE & TULIPS:

Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as the Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 20th Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips," Saturday, May 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Maucker Union. Attendance is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person and $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Checks, payable to the Friends of KUNI, may be sent to: “Wine & Tulips,” KUNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass, an appetizer tray, a commemorative wine bag and a detailed wine guide.

 

UNI MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GOLF SPECTACULAR:

Register for the 2005 Men's and Women's Golf Spectaculars. Go to "UNI Golf Tour" at http://www.unipanthers.com for more information and to register. The Men's Spectacular is Tuesday, May 17, and the Women's Spectacular, Tuesday, May 24. Both events will take place at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls. Contact Nate Clayberg, 3-3860, for more information.

 

SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering creative drama classes for children age 4 through 3rd grade, as well as a summer theatre production experience for children in grades 4 and up in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," June 26 through July 24. For complete information, visithttp://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

 

ATHLETICS

Friday-Sunday: MVC Women's Tennis Championship, Peoria, Ill.
Friday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 2 p.m.
Sunday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 1 p.m.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR AND DISCUSSION:

UF-AAUP, in conjunction with University Book and Supply, is sponsoring a financial planning seminar and discussion by Dr. A. Frank Thompson on, "Faculty Financial Planning: Discussion of Asset Mix Strategies Using A Life Cycle Approach," on Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Panther Pause Cafe. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Chuck.Quirk@uni.edu or Frank.Thompson@uni.edu.

 
WHITE HOUSE MINI CONFERENCE ON BUSINESSES' AGING WORKFORCE AND CAREGIVERS:

The Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology will host a White House Mini-Conference on Businesses’ Aging Workforce and Caregivers, on Thursday, May 19. The main event will educate business professionals on the effects of an aging workforce and caregivers in the workplace. Some afternoon sessions are geared toward informal caregivers. http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/whmc/

 
'ARTISTS AS EDUCATORS: PLANNING EFFECTIVE WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS':

The GBPAC is offering a hands-on seminar, July 14 and 15, designed to develop the skills of artists and educators in presenting educational workshops for teachers. This workshop is designed and developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The two-day seminar addresses ways to plan, develop, and present workshops for teachers. For more information, e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Louis Ledford will perform Monday, May 2, 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC. Ledford spent much of the 1990s fronting and writing songs for the alt-country band Used Carlotta. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS:

ITS-Educational Technology has openings for graduate assistants during the next academic year. Primary responsibility is presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. More information and an application form (due Friday, April 29) are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html. Contact 273-2309 or its-tnt@uni.edu with questions.

 
THURSDAZE CARNIVAL BLOWOUT:

Carnival Night events include Inflatable Fun, Lazer Tag, carnival games and Crystal Lazer Imaging. Plus great carny food like corn dogs, cotton candy and sno cones. All events located on the Maucker Union roof, Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. Rain site is Maucker Union. For more information, call the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 

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