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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM:

The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding, and friendship by matching local families with UNI international students. If interested, contact Ross Schupbach, International Student Advisor, at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Events Coordination announce the fall 2005 courses for UNI’s new 'Lifelong University.' Lifelong University is one example of UNI's commitment to serving Iowans of all ages. The program is geared toward the lifelong learner, and will offer non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. For course offerings and more information visit http://www.uni.edu/llu or contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170 or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Rheta DeVries, professor and director of the Regents Center for Early Developmental Education, is quoted in The Home Educators FAMILY TIMES. http://www.homeeducator.com/FamilyTimes/articles/13-3article8.htm

 
MEMFIS AND OTHER SERVICES -- EXTENDED OUTAGE JULY 16:

All servers maintained by the ITS-IS DAA Team, including MEMFIS and the servers that provide authentication for MyUNIverse and CICS student applications will be unavailable from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. ITS will apply vendor-mandated software upgrades to the Storage Area Network during that time.

 

MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes from the June 16 MEMFIS User Group meeting are available at

http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.as

 

GUESTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:

The Department of Residence welcomes participants in the following events this week: Studies in Weather Analysis and Forecasting for Educators, Wrestling Team Camp, Volleyball High School Specialized Camps and French Institute. For more information go to http://www.uni.edu/dor or call Pat Beck, 3-7438.

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES

BUSINESS OPERATIONS:

Effective immediately Kelly Hoeppner (ext. 3-3544) is the contact for request for payment questions, and Kim Andersen (ext. 3-6425) should be contacted for staff time-card related payroll questions.

 

CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION:

Lydia Perez Roberts is the new Assistant Director for Multicultural Education. She previously held the position in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) as a one-year, temporary hire. Lydia will continue her work in developing programs and activities of a culturally diverse nature for the campus and wider communities as well as overseeing the departmental budget and personnel.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE:

Following an internal search, the Graduate College has named Sue Joslyn, professor of Health Promotion, Associate Dean as of July 1.

 

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:

Following an internal search, John Goossen has been named assistant vice president for Marketing & Public Relations. He had served as the interim assistant vice president since December 2004. He will lead the university's integrated marketing efforts and will oversee the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. The appointment was effective July 11. Goossen replaced Gerald Anglum, who died in November, 2004.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

INFORMATION FOR ALL UNI PROCUREMENT CARDHOLDERS AND ACCOUNT MANAGERS:

Beginning with July 2005, expenditures on the UNI procurement card will require documentation of significant savings on any office supplies NOT purchased from Campus Supply (Vendor of First Contact per UNI Cabinet).  The card payment form must include the supplier receipt along with documentation of significant savings or a reasonable justification for not using Campus Supply. An example would be a quote obtained from Mary Burke, Campus Supply, comparing the unit cost of specific items. The Procurement Card  Application and Agreement form specifically states office supplies are not an allowable expense on the procurement card unless significant savings is realized.  Requests for reimbursement of office supply purchases are not recommended, and if made, will also require documentation and/or justification, considering time away from office and liability of travel.  

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of alumni relations, development communications administrator, research associate, technical associate. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

FY06 FRINGE BENEFIT RATES:

The fringe benefit rates have been updated for FY06 and are available on the Business Operations Web site at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fringe_benefit_rates.shtml. These percentages will be used for budget and payroll purposes effective July 1. The rates will be applied consistently to all budgeted positions and paid employees, regardless of fund source. Direct questions to Bruce Rieks in Budgeting at 3-7498.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR LIBRARY FACULTY STUDY ROOMS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2005:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 22. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

 

EVENTS

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

Physical Plant will host a retirement reception for Sharon Hemmen on Thursday, July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Gilchrist 207-209. Sharon has been at UNI since 1978, working in various departments -- Data Processing (now ITS), Controller's Office and Physical Plant. Please join us as we celebrate with Sharon.

 

MOVIES UNDER THE MOON:

See "Pollock," starring Ed Harris, on Thursday, July 14, beginning at 9 p.m. or at dusk on the west side of the Campanile. Music by Capoeira Club at 6:30 p.m.

 

A 'CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE' SESSIONS:

This program, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute, explores issues of identity, culture and awareness and emphasizes skills needed to confront and combat bias. Led by UNI faculty and administrators, a summer session will take place Friday, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CME. Self-register at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.htm or for more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre will present an all-youth production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," July 21 through 24, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased by calling 3-6381 or at http://www.theatreuni.com


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