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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

NEWS

WRC COOLING:

The Wellness/Recreation Center cooling system is now operational. However, the extended Health Beat hours will continue through June:
Monday - Friday:  6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Monday and Thursday:  11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:  11:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 
ROOM SCHEDULING SOFTWARE PRESENTATIONS: 

Two presentations will take place to review potential campus room-scheduling software. This sofware will allow most conference rooms and classrooms to be scheduled, with approval by the controlling department. The system will be campus-wide, and will replace any existing processes for scheduling rooms. The first presentation is with Astra, http://www.aais.com/, on Wednesday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. The second presentation is Thursday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m., with CollegeNet, http://corp.collegenet.com/depts/higher_ed/series/R25. Each session will be followed by two concurrent breakout sessions, one for room administrators (persons responsible for scheduling rooms) and one for ITS staff to review technical considerations. The sessions will be in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. For more information contact DeWayne Purdy at dewayne.purdy@uni.edu or 3-2047.

 

NEBRASKA STREET CLOSING:

Nebraska Street, near the northwest entrance to the UNI-Dome, will close for reconstruction and relocation on Tuesday, June 28. The street will be closed to through traffic. Access to the Wellness Recreation Center parking lot/UNI-Dome north entrance will be available via 22nd Street. Access to the UNI-Dome and the UNI-Dome west parking lot will be available via Nebraska St. from 27th St. Nebraska Street is scheduled to re-open Aug. 19.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Sunday's Courier ran an editorial touting the efforts to move UNI's Human Performance Complex forward.

http://tinyurl.com/8dsfk

 
DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL:

More than 100 UNI alumni will volunteer at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 24-26. UNI alumni will sell Wells Blue Bunny ice cream products to raise money for student scholarships through the UNI Alumni Association scholarship fund. Six UNI students will sell their artwork. The students' artwork is on exhibit at Debut Gallery, 220 Main Street in Cedar Falls.

 

CLOSED FOR INVENTORY:

The Campus Supply store, located in the Physical Plant, and the University Ave. warehouse, will close for inventory June 28, 29 and 30. They will reopen July 1. The last day to place an order for this fiscal year is June 23.

 

CLOSING LOCATIONS:

Print Services has recently consolidated printing operations at the Physical Plant location. Copy Central in the Rod Library and the print center at Price Lab School have been closed. All services will continue to be offered from the Physical Plant location. Bev Schomaker's extension will remain 3-7722. Sue Watkins is at the main Print Services extension, 3-2448. Campus mail code is 0194 and the fax number will remain 273-5825. To order UNI standard letterhead, envelopes and business cards, visit http://www.printservices.uni.edu/

 

UNI'S SOLAR ELECTRIC BOAT ENTERS WORLD COMPETITION:

UNI Department of Industrial Technology, Electrical and Information Engineering Technology (EIET) sophomores Cullen Hall, Doug Bechthold and Michael Boomer, with their adviser Recayi Pecen, will compete in the 12th Annual World Championship Solar Electric Boat Regatta in Buffalo, N.Y., June 22-26. Eighteen teams will participate. The UNI e-Boat project promotes eco-friendly boat technologies on Iowa lakes and rivers and informs the public about global warming. For more information, contact Pecen at 230-9331 or Cullen Hall at (563) 599-7931, or e-mail: pecen@uni.edu
Also check http://www.solarsplash.com for daily updates from the event.

 

STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS:

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 11-21. Shifts are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. All volunteers receive free UNI t-shirts and admission tickets to the State Fair. Volunteers work with UNI alumni and visit with State Fair guests. Contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170 or e-mail Stacey.Christensen@uni.edu.

 

GUESTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:

The Department of Residence welcomes participants in the following events this week: Jazz Combo Camp, Geology of Iowa Workshop, All-Sport Camp for Boys, Volleyball Junior High Camp, New Student Orientation, Jr. High Band Camp and the Marine Band. This summer's guests come to UNI from as far away as Japan, Germany and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor or call Pat Beck, 3-7438.

 

NEW E-MAIL VIRUS LOOKS LIKE UNI SECURITY E-MAIL:

UNI e-mail users may have recently received a number of phishing scam e-mails, such as the one below.

Delete the e-mail, DO NOT click on the link.

 

"According to our site policy you will have to confirm your account by the following link or else your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
http://www.uni.edu/confirm.php?email=YOUREMAIL ADDRESS@uni.edu
Thank you for your attention to this question. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Sincerely,Uni Security Department Assistant."

 

The link in the e-mail appears to lead to a UNI site, but in reality leads to a rogue Web site that immediately infects your computer with an sdbot variant, which requires reformatting and reinstallation.


CONVERSATION PARTNER PROGRAM:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each international student with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour each week and talk in English to allow the international student to improve his or her English listening and speaking skills while expanding his or her understanding of American culture. American students and staff benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a conversation partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include educational counselor, assistant softball coach, assistant applications administrator, programmer analyst-IBM mainframe/WEB. To view the complete job descriptions, visit
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

WEEKLY TIME CARDS:

All employees completing weekly timecards -- students and staff -- should review all timecards in a "working" or "timed out" status to determine if they should be submitted for approval or deleted. All timecards with hours for FY 2005 need to be approved as soon as possible. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/deadlines.shtml for payroll periods and cutoff dates. Questions on how to delete a timecard should be directed to MEMFIS help 3-5555, option 2; for other timecard questions contact Kim Andersen, 3-6425.

 
NEW VENDOR APPLICATION/SUPPLIER SETUP FORM:

Purchasing's Vendor Application and the MEMFIS Supplier Setup Form have been combined to make one new form. Using this form will ensure compliance for IRS reporting and gather the information needed by Purchasing to set up a vendor for bidding. Throw away old forms and download a new MEMFIS Supplier Information Form from the MEMFIS forms repository. https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#M

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

ART EXHIBITION:

"A Transfixion: New Paintings by Jamie Boling and Mark Stevenson," runs through Friday, July 1. These exhibitions are accompanied by paintings from the UNI Permanent Art Collection. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building.

 

WRS SUMMER CYCLING EVENT:

Consider participating in a Wellness and Recreation Services group ride. An informational planning meeting is Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m., WRC 150 and is open to UNI students, faculty, staff and their families. Meet new people while leisurely exploring the Cedar Valley trail system. Contact WRS intern Ski MacTaggert, 3-7120, if you have questions.

 

EQUIPMENT AUCTION:

On Tuesday June 28, UNI will host an equipment auction at 10 a.m. in the bullpen directly west of the Physical Plant Bldg on Nebraska St. Access from Hudson Rd will be at West 31st St. with parking available by the Power Plant. This sale will include industrial and maintenance equipment and machinery. Photos are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml Items not shown include two Deere mower decks, a R-12 freon reclaim machine, large Christmas decorations and unused auto parts. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on the day of sale. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions. Four vehicles parked outside will be sold by sealed bid later in July.

 

REBUILDING THE HOME-- RACHEL CORRIE:

Cindy and Craig Corrie will speak about their daughter's peace mission in the Middle East, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, in Room 11, CEEE. Rachel Corrie was killed in Palestine on March 16, 2003, by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent demolition of the home where she was a guest. Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored locally by Iowans for a Free Palestine. For more information call Emeritus Prof. Don Wiederanders at 266-6442.

 

KUNI PRESENTS A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION'S RHUBARB TOUR:

Garrison Keillor and crew are coming to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Sunday, Aug. 14 (house opens at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.). This Rhubarb Tour concert will feature a thrilling Guy Noir adventure and the "Lives of the Cowboys," plus commercials for ketchup, rhubarb, and Powdermilk Biscuits, and of course the latest news from Lake Wobegon. For ticket information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/406.html

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - SAM KNUTSON AND SHAME TRAIN:

Shame Train will appear on "Wednesday Night Music with Al Schares," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 in KUNI's third-floor studios, CAC. Enjoy roots-rock storytelling framed by loose, jangling arrangements and frontman Sam Knutson's mournful twang. Admission is $3, and free for children 12 and under.

 
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - MARITZA:

Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Maritza's repertoire includes lively Jewish wedding dance horas and frailachs, Gypsy (Romany) music, and tunes from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Greece. Admission is $3, and free for children 12 and under.

 


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