Thursday, August 25, 2005
UNI RESEARCH ALERT:
All UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with human participants MUST file an application with the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) using the current application and consent form dated 1/3/05. Forms and updated Information for Investigators are available at http://fp.uni.edu/osp/grants/policies.htm or by calling David Walker in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-6148. You must allow a minimum of two weeks for review and approval.
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT CHANGES:
Effective Sept. 1. mileage reimbursement rates will increase from 31 cents per mile to 40.5 cents per mile when an employee drives his or her own vehicle because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available will increase from 25 cents per mile to 28.5 cents per mile.
The maximum in-state meal allowance will increase from $26 per day to $31 per day; individual meal maximums are: breakfast - $6, lunch - $9, dinner - $16.
See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide_toc.pdf) for complete details. Questions contact Kelly.Flege@uni.edu or 3-3420.
JOIN THE UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU:
The UNI Speakers Bureau serves businesses, schools and community organizations with more than 175 presentation topics delivered by UNI faculty and staff. The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations coordinates all speaking requests. To learn more about the Speakers Bureau or become a member, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers and click on the link, "to be a speaker." Please provide a brief summary of your topic. For more information, call UM&PR, 3-6728.
FACULTY/STAFF SEASON TICKET SPECIALS:
Athletics distributed a brochure to all faculty and staff members about discount season tickets. Please disregard the deadline for season tickets. The special for faculty and staff will last until the first game of each respective season. If you have not received the information or have questions, contact Nate Clayberg at 3-3860.
NEW CONTACT INFO FOR CAMPUS SUPPLY:
For all Campus Supply questions e-mail Campus-Supply@uni.edu or call 3-2451.
Malcolm Price Laboratory School needs volunteers to work in the classrooms. The school serves a diverse population of students from birth to 18 years old and is located on campus. If you are interested, check http://www.uni.edu/~eastk/pls/step04-5.html where you will find more information, a list of volunteer opportunities, and how to apply.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Aug. 26, indicating which task force or subcommittee you prefer. These groups will be formed in September.
Classes will be offered Aug. 30 – Sept. 8 for university employees to learn how to create timecards and view payslips. Training will also be available for timecard managers, reviewers, timecard approvers and supervisors to learn how to review and approve timecards. To register for training visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS, then enter your MEMFIS username and password.
USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:
The Rod Library is offering for sale one used Perkins Brailler for $30. Also 27 used Iomega Jaz drive disks, 1GB, formatted, selling three for $55 (half-price). Contact Brenda.Jordan@uni.edu or call 3-2801.
REGISTER FOR FITNESS CLASSES:
Register now for fall WRS fitness and leisure classes. Check out the new "step/kick/spin" class, in addition to spinnercise, combimation aerobics, total body conditioning, water aerobics, and more. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Classes begin Aug. 29.
SCHEDULE A MASSAGE:
Enjoy the relaxation of a therapeutic massage offered in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, Monday through Thursday during the fall semester. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates available. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
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 visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm.
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.
FREE TONER CARTRIDGES:
Two new RICOH FT Toner Type 410 Cartridges (Black, for FT4415, FT4418, or FT4421) and one box of Type 410 RICOH FT Developer. Call Marcy at 3-7486.
INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOFTBALL:
Register in WRC Room 101, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 29-30. For more information, 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.
REMEMBER PREXY'S POND?:
Rod Library's Special Collections and University Archives contain a wealth of information for your use. For instance, the former Prexy's Pond provided many hours of recreation for our campus. View its intriguing history at http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/bh/bhpp.html.
ICE CREAM AT THE MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL:
Today from 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
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.
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.
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.
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 theCAC. Admission is $3; children under 12, free.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS
PRSSA TO HOST FIRST MEETING:
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host its first meeting of the semester on Monday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in Lang Hall Room 12. All majors are welcome.
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