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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

NEWS

MAUCKER MEMORIAL:

UNI will honor former UNI President J.W. "Bill" Maucker with a special memorial event at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Maucker, who died in July at age 92, spent two decades at UNI's helm receiving among his numerous honors, the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom. The University Union opened in 1969 and was named the J.W. Maucker University Union in his honor, in 1974.

 
PDA APPLICATION DEADLINE CHANGE:

The Board of Regents cancelled its December meeting and changed the due date for presenting professional development assignment recommendations for 2006-2007. This, in turn, necessitates a change in the UNI application deadline. Applications are due in the Graduate College office (#122 Lang Hall) no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Contact Associate Dean David Walker at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu if you have any questions.

 

PROCUREMENT CARD INFORMATION:

Expenditures on UNI procurement cards require documentation of significant savings on any office supplies NOT purchased from Campus Supply (Vendor of First Contact per UNI Cabinet, Dec. 2004). The card-payment form needs to 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. Please refer to the Procurement Card Application and Agreement form. Requests for reimbursement of office-supply purchases are not recommended, and if made, will require documentation and/or justification, considering time away from office and liability of travel.

 
PANTHER PLANNERS AVAILABLE:

Panther Planners are available at Biscotti's in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market in Commons while supplies last. This $5 planner has university dates from August 2005 to August 2006.

 
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. 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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Malcolm Price Laboratory School needs volunteers to work in 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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FREE THUNDERBIRD (E-MAIL) WORKSHOP:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering a free workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 3:50 p.m., for faculty and staff who use or are considering using Thunderbird as their e-mail program. Call 3-2309 to register, or visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt for more details.

 
MANAGER /SUPERVISOR TRAINING:

Seats are still available for the fall 2005 semester of Flight School, UNI's training series for managers and supervisors. Learn how service, openness, accountability, and respect can help you achieve new heights in leadership. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.htm or call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

Work for social change on campus. Join Amnesty International and help build a progressive community at UNI. They meet on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. in Sabin 13. For further information contact Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@uni.edu.

 

FALL SESSIONS FOR "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 and 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

 
PANTHER FIRST NOMINATIONS:

Service excellence happens everyday at UNI. Say thanks for extraordinary service by nominating a UNI employee for a Panther First award. Nomination forms can be submitted online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_form.asp. Hard copies can be found in any campus office. Call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant athletic director for compliance and assistant track & field coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

MEMFIS TRAINING:

Classes will be offered Aug. 30 – Sept. 8 for university employees to learn how to create timecards and view payslips. Training also will 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.

 
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, combination 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 deduction. Gift certificates available. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

EVENTS

 

HOLOCAUST LECTURE:

"America and the Holocaust: Rescue Efforts" will be presendted by Severin A. Hochberg, a historian at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. He will speak on Aug. 30, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Wallace Hettle at wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER FOOTBALL:

The UNI football team takes on the Drake Bulldogs Thursday (Sept. 1) in its season opener. Kickoff is 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

 

THURSDAZE DRIVE-IN MOVIE:

Come out for Thursdaze Movie Night featuring the summer comedy "KICKING & SCREAMING" starring Will Ferrell. Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshment and snacks provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board. For more information call 3-2683.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR:

The annual UNI Volunteer Fair will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 70 local agencies will attend to recruit volunteers. Gain real world experience while building your resume. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services. For more information and a list of agencies visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/volunteer/fairs/2005fair/volunteerfair2005.html

 
'STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS' WORKSHOP:

Sept. 8 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required. Basic information on starting a small business is provided. Open/free to UNI students, faculty and staff only. To register, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

IOWA VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE:

Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Advanced registration is required for UNI students, faculty and staff to attend free. For questions, call 3-7350. To register, visit http://www.jpec.org/ivcc.htm.

 
CELTIC MUSIC SESSION:

The UNI Celtic Club sponsors Celtic music sessions the first Friday of the month, September through May, at 7 p.m., at the Vibe Coffeeshop, above Bought Again Books (through the red door), 909 West 23rd St. Everyone is welcome to join in or listen. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more info.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS LECTURE:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics presents: "Straight From the Heart: An Iowa Ex-Con Talks Business Ethics." Patrick Kuhse, became involved in illegal activities while working as a stockbrocker in California. After years as an international fugutive in Costa Rica and more years in a federal penitentiary, Kuhse tells his riveting story and sounds the alarm on the faulty-thought processes and decision making skills that can easily trap the unsuspecting young professional. Free lecture and reception Mon., Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in CBB 109. Contact Donna Wood, 3-2196 or e-mail Donna.Wood @uni.edu; or call Karen, 3-7620 or e-mail Karen.Hansen@uni.edu if you have any questions.

 

DINNER FOR LELAND WILSON LECTURER:

The Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture, featuring Dr. Charles D. Huss, an emergency-department physician and avid mountain climber, will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., in the Georgian Lounge of the Commons. For dinner reservations, at $20 per person, contact Valerie Sarenpa at 3-2437 by Sept. 12. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#labor

 

IRTS - SEC 222:

For the Labor Day weekend, IRTS curriculum library and computer labs will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

PANTHER POSSE/ MAC'S MANIAC'S REGISTRATION:

UNI Athletics staff will be outside the east entrance of West Gym from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to register students for the Panther Posse/ Mac's Maniacs student fan groups. Students who already have signed up can pick up their Panther Posse shirts at that time. Maniacs shirts will be available in October. For more information visit: http://unipanthers.collegesports.com/sponsorship/posse-maniacs.html or call 273-6944. Shirts also can be picked up in the UNI-Dome NW upper offices Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Registration and shirt distribution also will take place before the UNI vs. Drake football game on Thursday, Sept. 1 outside the UNI-Dome NE entrance.

 

EMPLOYER PANEL DISCUSSION – "THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNSHIPS":

An employer panel discussion on "The Importance of Internships" will take place Sept. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m., John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). Panel members represent Pella Corporation, The Washington Center, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, and Target Corporation’s Executive Team Leaders program. Faculty are asked to contact Al Stamberg (Co-op) 3-6398, if their classes will attend.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Co-op/Internship Orientation meetings will take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in CBB 109; and 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in SEC 252. Students can learn the value of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op Program, and how to benefit from Career Services.

 
 

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