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Thursday, August 18, 2005

NEWS

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER RE-OPENS TOMORROW:

UNI's newly renovated Student Health Center re-opens for business at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19. The Center, which now houses the Student Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Counseling Center and Disability Services, will resume normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 22. The Center's grand opening will take place during Family Weekend Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. The facility is located on 23rd Street just north of SEC. http://www.uni.edu/health/

 

CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP TASK FORCES:

During spring 2005, the Campus Advisory Group led the campus in discussion about, "What makes UNI a great place to work?" and "What would make it better?" These discussions have evolved into a white paper that is available for review at http://www.uni.edu/conversation/index.shtml and the need for six task forces and four subcommittees. If you are interested in participating in this project and have not already submitted your name, e-mail brenda.buzynski@uni.edu by noon, Aug. 26 indicating which task force or subcommittee you prefer. These groups will be formed in September.

 
LARRY THE CABLE GUY TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT 10 A.M.:

See Larry the Cable Guy's comedy preformance in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Oct. 8. Larry the Cable Guy gained popularity when he joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour headed by Jeff Foxworthy. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 319-363-1888, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

 

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

The new Office of Academic Assessment is located in 122 Lang Hall. Beverly Kopper, director, can be contacted by phone at 3-2778, fax 3-2243 or campus mail code 0138.

 

FALL FACULTY MEETING:

The annual fall faculty meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Strayer Wood Theatre. President Koob will deliver his annual address, new faculty will be welcomed, and faculty representatives will be introduced. Recipients of the Class of 1943 Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Ross Nielsen Award for Excellence in Service, the Donald McKay Faculty Research Award, and the Regents Award will be recognized. Refreshments will be served in the lobby following the meeting.

 

PERTINENT PARKING CHANGES FOR 2005-2006:

Changes for 2005-2006 include an increased price for visitor, conference and workshop permits, from $1 to $1.25 per day. The weekly rate for temporary permits for faculty, staff and students will increase from $5 to $6.25. The fine for meter violations will increase from $5 per offense to $7. The number of CP parking stalls will be increased to include all former "C" lots on the east side of Hudson Rd. CP lots are restricted to CP permit holders ONLY from 1 a.m. Monday morning to 4 p.m. Friday; otherwise they are treated as "C" lots. If you have questions regarding parking for the coming school year, call 3-2710.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Volunteers are needed to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a one-day event, Thursday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lock-Up will raise money for families in northeast Iowa. Volunteer opportunities include: welcoming, checking-in, taking mugshots, checking-out and processing pledges. Volunteer for any amount of time throughout the day. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus for individual consultations from Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Sept. 8-9 and 21-22; also Oct. 4-5,12-13. To schedule an appointment, visit their http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 
MUG MEETING TODAY:

The MEMFIS Users Group will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in SEC 252. New Employee Self-Service applications for "Vewing my Annual Fringe Benefit Statement" and "Viewing my July 1 Budgeted Salary" will be demonstrated. Also on the agenda, "Where can I view and search the online fiscal year 2006 University Budget?" Anyone interested in these topics is welcomed to attend.

 

JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include accountant/foundation. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

NEW CAMPUS SUPPLY CORE LIST AND CATALOG:

The new Campus Supply office supply core list and Office Depot catalogs have been delivered to all departments. If you did not receive one or need extras, call Campus Supply at 3-2451.

 

 

 

EVENTS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION:

UNI, University Book & Supply and the American Democracy Project will present the first of three "Community Conversations" at 6:30 p.m tonight. Community Conversations are discussions engaging the university and the Cedar Valley in dialogue about issues affecting our society. Discuss Thomas Friedman's recent book, "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century" in preparation for his lecture on Sept 14. For information about upcoming community conversations visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/corning.

 

SEE 'HOTEL RWANDA':

UNI Amnesty International will present the award-winning film,"Hotel Rwanda" in Sabin 102, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, August 20. Contact: Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@uni.edu

 

SOCCER EXHIBITION GAMES:

The UNI soccer team will host an exhibition game vs. Loras College at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex on Ridgeway Ave. this Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m.

 

CONVOCATION:

Plan to attend the sixth annual convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty.

 

PANTHER BASH:

The UNI Alumni Association will present the Panther Bash Sunday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. (following convocation) across from the GBPAC. Enjoy free pizza, pop, prizes, and entertainment. Music by Sugarfoot. This is a "rain or shine" outdoor event. For more information, call Jennifer Noehl at 3-2355.

 
ART EXHIBIT OPENS MONDAY:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work" from Monday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Sept. 16. The artist will give a lecture titled, "Working," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in KAB Room 111. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

POSTER SALE:

Need some new art for your room or office? Stop by the Maucker Union courtyard Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 for a huge art/ poster sale. Sale runs 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days. For more info, call Student Involvement & Activities Center, 3-2683.

 

KUNI's LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - MARK DVORAK

Folk artist Mark Dvorak will perform Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's 3rd-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 
LIVE, OUTDOOR CONCERT:

Join KUNI 90.9 FM Public Radio for a Welcome Week concert from local faves "The Mittens" and "A is Jump." Free admission. Food provided! Party will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 6 - 8 p.m.at the Mosaic Band Shell located on the south side of Russell Hall, near the corner of 27th and Minnesota Streets, across from Hagemann and Rider Halls.

 
THREE BANDS, ONE NIGHT:

Three bands in one night at the Gallagher-Bluedorn- Friday, Aug. 26. Don’t miss Puddin’ Truck on the front lawn beginning at 6:15 p.m. for our BBQ and blues party. Preorder your meal by calling the ticket office. Bob Dorr and the Blue Band will open for five-time Grammy Award Winner, "The Robert Cray Band." The Robert Cray Band sound merges R&B, blues, rock and gospel and has brought Cray worldwide success and CD sales in the millions. He has collaborated with Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.
UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION:

All graduate students are invited to attend a graduate student orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. The Orientation, co-sponsored by the Graduate College and Graduate Student Advisory Board, will feature a graduate student panel, an overview of student services, and informational tables. Refreshments will be served.

 

WebCT TRAINING:

Students taking any class utilizing WebCT should attend a brief training session about WebCT. Numerous sessions are offered from Aug. 24 through Sept. 1. See the schedule at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html or call 3-2309 for details. Reservations are suggested but not required.


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