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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NEWS

 

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 We need 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.

 

FACULTY/STAFF SEASON TICKET SPECIALS:

Athletics distributed a brochure to all faculty and staff members about discount season tickets. Copy the following link in your Web broswer to view/print the information on UNI faculty and staff season ticket packages. Also, please disregard the deadline for season tickets. The special for faculty and staff will last until the first game of each respective season.

http://www.collegesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/niwa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2005facstafftickets

If you have not received the information or have questions, contact Nate Clayberg at 3-3860.

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

Dale Cyphert, assoc. professor of management, was one of three sources quoted in a Des Moines Register story on workplace etiquette - - http://tinyurl.com/aa7c3

UNI's Jump Start program was featured in a story on the front page of Sunday's Des Moines Register.

http://tinyurl.com/8zpnx

 

NEW CONTACT INFO FOR CAMPUS SUPPLY:

For all Campus Supply questions e-mail to: Campus-Supply@uni.edu or call 3-2451.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each international student with a UNI student or staff member. 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 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 in Baker 72.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

RESERVE StudioIT FOR YOUR CLASS:

ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations for fall 2005 classes. Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

RESERVE LIBRARY INSTRUCTION FOR YOUR CLASSES:

Many databases + many services = much confusion? Solve this equation by reserving a library session for you and your students. Call 3-2839 or go online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm to make your reservation.

 

NEW FRINGE BENEFITS STATEMENTS AVAILABLE:

New fringe benefits statements are now available in MEMFIS by navigating to UNI Employee Self Service and selecting "Fringe Benefits Statement." These statements are now "real time" and will reflect salary and benefit changes that occur throughout the year. Print a copy, as you will not be able to go back to prior statements if you experience changes such as switching health or dental plans. Call Cindy Webb at 3-2521 with questions.

Also available is a July 1 budgeted salary view where employees can see the salary increase components that comprise their new FY06 salary. Call Mary Prenosil at 3-6137 with questions.

 

FALL SESSIONS OF "A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE:"

This session assists campus community members in developing necessary skills, knowledge and awareness to combat racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry to build more respective, inclusive college settings. Upcoming fall sessions are Sept. 9, Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Nov. 8, and Nov. 11. Register on-line at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.htm. For more information about ACOD visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

FREE TONER CARTRIDGES:

Free to good home: two new RICOH FT Toner Type 410 Cartridges (Black, for FT4415, FT4418, or FT4421) and one box Type 410 RICOH FT Developer. Call Marcy at 3-7486.

 

EXERCISE WITH TAE KWON-DO:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is celebrating its 36th year on campus. http://www.unitkd.com/welcome.htm

 

INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOFTBALL:

Register in WRC Room 101, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 29-30. For more information you need to attend a managers meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 in SEC Room 247, at 4 p.m. Make-up meetings are Aug. 29 or 30 at 3:15 p.m. in WRC Room 246. You also can contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262. A fee of $30 per team is charged. Play begins on intramural fields, Sept. 7.

 

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

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

 
REMEMBER PREXY'S POND?:

The former Prexy's Pond provided many hours of recreation for our campus. View its intriguing history at the Rod Library's Special Collections and University Archives Web pages: http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/bh/bhpp.html.

 

 

EVENTS

 
NEW ART EXHIBIT OPEN:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work" now through Friday, Sept. 16. The artist will give a lecture titled, "Working," at 6 p.m., 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 Tuesday, Aug. 23 for a huge art/ poster sale. Sale runs 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more info, call Student Involvement & Activities Center, 3-2683.

 

ICE CREAM AT THE MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL:

August 24 and 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walk by, pick up an ice cream cone and chat about the museums. The Marshall School is located on 23rd Street, west of the SEC. http://www.uni.edu/museum

 
RETIREMENT PARTY FOR SANDY HOY:

UNI Academic Advising & Career Services will host an open house retirement party on Monday, Aug. 29, 2 - 4 p.m., in Gilchrist 207 for Sandy Hoy. Join the AACS staff as they honor Sandy for her 21 years of service to UNI.

 

KUNI's LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter Ben Schmidt will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 in KUNI's studio on the third floor in the CAC. Admission is $3; children under 12, free.

 
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 to 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.

 

DISCUSS 'THE WORLD IS FLAT':

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 Thursday, Aug. 25 for a Community Conversation, "Globalization and U.S. Education." The conversation will inform guests about Thomas Friedman's work and upcoming lecture Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/corning.

 
THURSDAZE DRIVE-IN MOVIE:

Come out for a night under the stars with the summer comedy THE LONGEST YARD, featuring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. at the Quads Courtyard. In case of rain, the movie will be moved to the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB). Call 3-2683 for more information.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday: Women's Soccer vs. Furman, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, W. Ridgeway Ave., 6 p.m.

Sunday: Women's Soccer vs. Minnesota State, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.

 

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 at 6:15 p.m. for a BBQ, beer 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" whose sound merges R&B, blues, rock and gospel. Cray 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 visit http://www.gbpac.com

 
KUNI PRESENTS THE BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH:

Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 p.m. at The Reverb. The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, who came together in 1995, play modern country with an "outlaw" edginess. Admission is $10. Contact The Reverb (Cedar Falls) to purchase tickets at (319) 277-4404.

 

HOLOCAUST LECTURE:

"America and the Holocaust: Rescue Efforts" will be presented by Severin A. Hochberg, a historian at the U.S. Holocaust Museum Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the UNI History Department lecture series and co-sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information contact Wallace Hettle at wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY COMING TO THE DOME:

Larry the Cable Guy will perform live at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8. 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. All seats are reserved and tickets are $39.75 (plus surcharges). Tickets purchased in person at the UNI-Dome box office are not subject to additional surcharges.

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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