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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

NEWS

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

The Iowa Legislature's special session concluded Friday, May 20. Legislators budgeted $29 million for the regent univeristies. The Board of Regents had requested $40 million. The $29 million is part of several different appropriations. To view the most recent UNI legislative update click http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html.

 

UNI SUPERVISORY/CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION:

Call for all UNI-SCMP members to vote in the online ballot. Ballot available May 19-27, 2005. Vote to fill two positions for a three-year term on the UNI-SCMP Executive Board; one Supervisory Non-Clerical and one Confidential representative will be elected.

 

NEW TRANSIT/SURPLUS FORMS:

New forms are available at the MEMFIS forms repository. Please dispose of old forms. When ordering new furniture, initiate and process the TRANSIT/SURPLUS form at the same time (and note the date delivery of new items is expected). This will help avoid delays in removing used items. Contact Dennis Nieman at 3-2869 or Bill McKinley at 3-6109 for more information.

 

STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS:

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11-21, in Des Moines. Two faculty and staff scheduled per shift. Shifts are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. This is a great opportunity to work with alumni and students. More than 1 million visitors attend the State Fair. Volunteers visit with families and prospective students, help with tattoos, network with alumni and friends and showcase the value of UNI to Iowa. Volunteers receive free admission to the fair and a UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu or 3-3170.

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Conference & Event Services 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.

 

OFFICES MOVING:

On June 1, the Office of Compliance & Equity Management is relocating to 129 Gilchrist Hall. The telephone, fax and campus mail code will remain the same. Any questions may be directed to 3-2846.

 

The Office of Information Management and Analysis has moved to Seerley Rooms 101 and 104. The telephone and fax numbers and campus mail code remain the same. If you have any questions, call 3-3050.

 

SPRING ISSUE OF RELIGION AND EDUCATION:

The spring 2005 issue of "Religion and Education" features a collection of papers from the American Academy of Religion that appear in a special focus section on "Rethinking Religion, Education and Pluralism." The issue is available in Rod Library. Excerpts are available at: http://www.uni.edu/jrae.

 

 
 

HOURS

MAY HOURS AT THE CME:

The Center for Multicultural Education will be closed from May 21 to June 5. The multipurpose room, lobby, and computer lab will be unavailable during that time. The CME will re-open Monday, June 6. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT THRU TECHNOLOGY (ICE-T):

ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring two institutes this June to assist UNI faculty with courseware enhancement. ICE-T will provide professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. These institutes are provided free for UNI faculty but space is limited. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of athletic training services/instructor, instructor and assistant director of strength & conditioning, director of annual giving, program associate/UNI local food project. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

HEARTLAND INN DISCOUNTS:

The Purchasing Dept. announces that Heartland Inns is offering UNI a 15-percent discount for any room at any Heartland Inn, any time of year.* This rate is extended to UNI teams and guests, business travel and employee personal travel. Call the hotel of your choice directly and ask for the "UNI Rate." You may be asked to show a business card and photo ID when checking in. Personal travel is not exempt from state tax. Call Roxanne at 3-3524 for more information, or go to http://www.heartlandinns.com
*Some exclusions may apply.

 

FACULTY SUMMER PAY:

With the Oracle process now in place, summer pay will be a little different. Starting this year, May teaching will be paid in May; June teaching will be paid in June and July teaching will be paid in July. For those who teach May/June session, pay will be split between May and June. Employees concerned about how the timing of summer pay will impact their income tax withholdings should complete an updated W-4 using their UNI Employee Self Service responsibility in Oracle or visit Payroll in Gilchrist 256. Questions should be directed to Melissa.Schreiber@uni.edu or 3-6211 in Payroll.

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI SPORTS CAMPS:

The Athletic Department will host a number of sports camps this summer. Camps are available for boys and girls ages seven to 18, in the following sports: volleyball, football, men's and women's basketball, soccer, wrestling and track/field. For more information, contact Jason Nellis @ 3-2267 or jason.nellis@uni.edu. Printable brochures and online registration is available at: http://www.unipanthers.com/camp

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, scrubs, shorts and other gifts with UNI, educational, environmental and other designs will be for sale Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26, in the SEC Lobby, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Kappa Delta Pi Ed. Honor Society Educational and Service Projects.

 

KUNI BLUES CRUISE WITH THE BLUE BAND AND RANDY BURK:

The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce is planning "America's River Festival -- A Grand Excursion" for Memorial Day Weekend in Dubuque. As part of this celebration, KUNI will host a Blues Cruise on the Celebration Belle with entertainment provided on two decks featuring Bob Dorr & the Blue Band and a special duo show from Randy Burk & the Prisoners. Two cruises will be available on Sunday, May 29. Choose between a dinner cruise, or the Blues Cruise later that evening. Boarding for the Blues Cruise begins at 8:15 p.m. at the Dubuque Ice Harbor, departure at 9 p.m., returning at 11 p.m. Advance tickets for the Blues Cruise only are available at Bob's Guitars (Cedar Falls), Moondog Music (Dubuque), River Music Experience (Davenport), Van's (East Dubuque), Celebration Belle (Davenport) and online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html

 

KCRG TV SPECIAL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8:

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center and Materials Testing Service will be featured on a KCRG TV special, "Iowa's Green Keepers: Preserving Our Planet," on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. It features Eastern Iowa companies and organizations that provide assistance to Iowans regarding environmental issues.

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

QUICK BOOKS PRO BEGINNERS:

Quick Books Pro Beginners will be offered in three-part sessions on Wednesday, June 1; Friday, June 3 and Friday, June 10, 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

 

PERFORMING ARTS

SUMMER THEATRE PRODUCTION:

Theatre UNI presents a workshop production of "Jasper Lake," a haunting domestic drama of family secrets set in an affluent shoreside community, by John Kuntz. Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2005 National Student Playwriting Award. Performances are June 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m. Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.

http://www.uni.edu/theatre


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