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Tuesday, August 9, 2005
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER:
The Visitor Information Center, located at the University Avenue entrance to campus, will reopen Monday, Aug. 15. The center will be staffed with a combination of students and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may be extended in the future if usage demands. The online calendar will be the main source of information for campus visitors, so it's important for all campus departments to list events at that site. The phone number at the Visitor Information Center is 3-7628. The VIC is a collaborative project of University Events Coordination, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Department of Residence, Office of Admissions and University Marketing & Public Relations. Contact Jan Hanish at 3-2383 for more information.
MYUNIVERSE NEWS RESUMES PRODUCTION:
The MyUNIverse News e-newsletter will be e-mailed to students beginning Monday, Aug. 15. Deadline for submissions is noon, Friday, Aug. 12.
UNI AND DES MOINES ART FESTIVAL:
More than 100 alumni volunteered at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 25-27 and sold ice cream products to festival attendees. To thank our alumni for donating their time, the festival made a donation to the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards three $500 scholarships annually to current UNI students. Alumni have volunteered at the Des Moines Arts Festival since 2002. This year alumni set a record for ice cream sales.
RECOGNIZING SERVICE EXCELLENCE:
Recognize employees for extraordinary service. Nominate any UNI employee for a "Panther First Award" for extraordinary attitude, team work, or initiative. To submit a nomination, go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_form.asp or complete a Panther First Award nomination form available from any UNI office. Call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.
MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:
Minutes for the July 21, 2005 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp
JUMP START ORIENTATION:
The Eighth Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is scheduled for Aug. 14 - 19. The Program assists ethnically diverse students in making a smooth transition to UNI. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions, 3-2281.
Volunteers are needed to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a one-day event, Thursday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. The Lock-Up will raise money for families in NE Iowa supported by MDA. Volunteer opportunities include welcoming, check-in, mugshots, check-out and pledge processing. Volunteer for any amount of time throughout the day. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, regular business hours (8-5) for university offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of regular business hours.
Essentials in Maucker Union hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. now through Aug. 12. The week of Aug. 15, Essentials will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy a cold beverage, snack, ice cream novelty, popcorn, and more.
AUGUST HOURS FOR CME:
The Center for Multicultural Education will reopen for the fall semester beginning Aug. 15.
WRC CLOSED AUG. 6-14:
The Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) and Health Beat are closed for annual repair/maintenance/cleaning Aug. 6-14. The WRC leisure pool is closed until Aug. 14. The WRC and Health Beat will reopen Monday, Aug. 15.
WEBCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 and 3 on Aug. 15, 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. until noon for faculty members who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT, or for those who have never used WebCT. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For more details, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT:
There are several University Apartment units available for fall occupancy. The apartments are offered to students first, but are rented to staff and faculty when units are available. Call 3-6232 for more information.
PAYROLL STUDENT EMPLOYEE REPORT:
Attention Supervisors of Student Employees: Reports are now available to review and confirm your student employees who have active assignments in Oracle. The Student Assignment Approval listing is available to run as a MEMFIS Discoverer Report through MyUniverse. For more information on this report, refer to the "Payroll" Web page. Questions should be directed to Sherri Baldwin, Payroll, ext. 3-2656 or Tim Bakula, Student Employment, ext 3-2722.
UNI TRAINING SERIES FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS:
Registration is open for the fall, 2005 series of "Flight School," UNI's leadership training series for managers and supervisors. Learn how service, openness, accountability, and respect can bring out the best in yourself and others. To print out and submit your registration, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.doc or call Robin at 3-3536.
Vacancies at the P&S level include advisor/northern iowan, dance coach and sales & marketing manager. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm
STAFF TRAINING GRANT:
Applications for the fall 2005 Staff Training Grant program are due in the Human Resource Services office by Aug. 22. Application forms can be found at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. If you have any questions regarding the program, contact Human Resource Services at 3-6060.
WRS AND HEALTH BEAT USER REGISTRATION:
Registrations for 2005-06 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat facility user privileges are being accepted. Individual cost is $140. Registration provides access to Wellness/Recreation Center facilities, as well as Health Beat in Maucker Union. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Click on "Faculty and Staff Wellness" and select "Facility User Registration," or visit WRC 101 and register in person.
FALL RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2005 fall semester should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by Aug. 15. Staff will process items on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/facinfo.shtml
FALL MASSAGE SCHEDULE:
Schedule a massage by a licensed massage therapist.The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. The fall 2005 schedule is: Mondays, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, noon -5 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Located in the Wellness Resource Lab, Room 104 of the WRC. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
TOUR REMODELED SHULL HALL:
The Department of Residence is hosting tours, refreshments and an update on DOR services for upperclass students at Shull Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Shull Hall is located on the southeast corner of the Quads and features new cabinets, sinks, mirrors and lighting in each residence-hall room; and new windows and new bathrooms with privacy shower suites. DOR is celebrating the spectacular results, the timeliness of completion, and the fact that the project is under budget. Shull is fully occupied for fall 2005.
UNI, University Book & Supply and the American Democracy Project present "Community Conversations," discussions engaging the university and the Cedar Valley in dialogue about issues affecting our society. Join Cedar Valley and UNI leaders Aug. 18, Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 for Community Conversations about Thomas Friedman's recent book, "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century." For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/corning.
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