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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

NEWS

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.

 
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

 

FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES 12 MONTH-PAYCHECK OPTION:

Faculty- and academic-year P&S employees may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 29 payroll, respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a form available from Payroll, 256 Gilchrist, or 3-2656, prior to May 15.

 

CHARGE UP TO RECYCLE:

Facilities Services' newest recycling effort will help keep the hazardous waste bill down. Drop off rechargeable, non-alkaline batteries at Campus Supply or the Electrical Shop. Batteries must weigh less than two pounds and be placed in individual plastic bags. Contact Cindy Houlson at 3-5855 with questions.

 

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. To be included in this publication, submit your information no later than Wednesday, June 22. E-mail mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu, or call 3-5888.

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

Area non-profit agencies submitted nominations for UNI volunteers. Congratulations to the winners. Faculty Volunteer of the Year is Thomas Connors, History. He volunteers as president for the board of directors, Cedar Falls Historical Society. Honorable Mention was given to Kathleen Kerr, HPELS. She volunteers for Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Student Volunteer of the Year is Mandi DeRocher, who volunteers as College Buddy director, UNI Best Buddies program. Honorable Mentions: James "JB" Bolger, volunteers for Waterloo Regional Airport; Lisa Luedtke, volunteers for UNI Study Abroad; Gina Nechanicky, volunteers for Bluedorn Science Imaginarium; and Kyle Thomas, volunteers for UNI Habitat for Humanity.

 

UNI PURCHASING SURVEY:

The UNI Purchasing Survey will soon be available online. Visit the newly updated Web site. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/

 

STAY ON CAMPUS FOR LUNCH:

Enjoy the convenience of eating 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.

 

 

 

HOURS

IRTS-SEC 222 SUMMER HOURS:

May term: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed weekends.

June/July term: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed weekends.

 

JOB VACANCIES:

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include event management director, director of development/college of humanities & fine arts, information systems manager/oracle financial systems, program manager/philosophy & religion, waste reduction specialist, executive director. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR COURSE:

We are taking reservations for fall 2005 classes. Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch-screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

 
DE-STRESS DAYS:

Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, Dance Revolution, walk the labyrinth, and pick up health and wellness information. Open to students, faculty and staff. May 2 - 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 3-7162. Hosted by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
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.

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 

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, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

CONVOCATION

All are invited to join your colleagues and participate in the sixth annual UNI Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m., in the GBPAC. P&S staff, who have earned master's degrees or higher, are eligible to wear a hood with their robes and march with the faculty in the Convocation procession. All academic apparel will be provided free of charge, and be available in GBPAC Jebe Hall on Aug.21. If you need to order apparel for the first time, complete your order at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/403.html. If this is not your first time ordering apparel, contact Norma Riley in the Registrar's office, norma.riley@uni.edu to place your order by July 8.

 

 

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 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.

 
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/

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE, MAY 9:

The Mike and Amy Finders Band will perform Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the third floor studios in the CAC. This band combines an award-winning singer-songwriter with a captivating lead vocalist and some world-class sidemen. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

 

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