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Thursday, September 1, 2005

NEWS

SATURDAY CELEBRATION:

All faculty, staff and their families are invited to the 10th Annual UNI Saturday Celebration Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the president's home. Food, drinks and table service are provided. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free open recreation will be available for UNI families in the WRC until 4 p.m. Check-in at main desk. Clean shoes are required and children must be accompanied by an adult. See photos taken at last year's picnic, at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION:

The Campus Advisory Group (CAG) met on Aug. 30 to consider nominees for several Campus Conversation follow-up task forces. Those selected will be contacted during the week of Sept. 6 to confirm their willingness to serve. CAG would like everyone who volunteered to be involved, and recommended that all task forces be charged with proactively seeking advice from those who expressed interest. A summary of the results of the Campus Conversation and a white paper describing the Task Forces can be found at http://www.uni.edu/conversation/recommendations.shtml

 
UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the next issue of UNI Online will be noon, Friday, Sept. 2.

 
ALUMNI DIRECTOR CANDIDATE OPEN FORUM:

Meet the candidates for the position of Director of Alumni Relations. Candidates will discuss observations and strategies to raise the profile of a university alumni association. One-hour forums are scheduled in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Frank Esser, UNI, will present Wednesday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. Mark Jastorff, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will present Thursday, Sept. 8 , 3 p.m. Rod Ossowski, Glendale, Ariz., will present Monday, Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Vitas are available for review in Commons 204 and 205.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The UNI Web site and its use of profiles is being used as an example by User Interface Engineering in their blog, BrainSparks. UIE is a Boston-based research, training, and consulting firm specializing in Web site and product usability, and is very highly regarded in their field. http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/

 

GREAT IDEAS BECOME CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES

Turn your great ideas and intellectual passion into a new capstone experience course. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/lac/ for more information and the LAC Course Proposal Form. The LAC Committee reviews proposals on an on-going basis and will review spring proposals immediately. Contact LAC Coordinator Bev Kopper at kopper@uni.edu or 3-2778 with any questions.

 
UNI DIRECTORY UPDATE:

The UNI online directory will be upgraded Wednesday morning, Sept. 7. It may be unavailable for a short time during the transition. The new directory will include enhancements to faculty/staff listings for people serving in multiple assignments, more accurate major listings for students and organization listings for faculty/staff, and search capabilities by student home address. In addition, the UNI directory search box will provide a quick way to search by first name and last name, last name and first name, last name only, or first name only.

 

FUEL SURCHARGE CORRECTION:

Rising fuel costs forced UNI Motor Pool to impose a fuel surcharge for all billings after Aug. 27. Transportation Services' cost for E-85 has increased more than $1 per gallon since the last time the tank was filled four months ago. Unleaded fuel has also increased approximately 45 cents per gallon in the last three months. Near-term forecasts indicate rising prices. The fuel surcharge will be 60 cents per gallon and will increase per mile trip costs by 2.5 to 5 cents per mile. (THIS IS A CORRECTION TO WHAT WAS REPORTED EARLIER.) Call Motor Pool at 3-2610 for additional information. If you must refuel while on the road,

please only put in enough fuel to return to UNI. This will help hold down average fuel costs.

 
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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 
UNI GAELIC CLUB:

The UNI Gaelic Club is looking for people interested in Celtic society and the Gaelic language. For more information, visit http://www.quamada.com/gaelic/ or e-mail Melody Jones at ginki@uni.edu.

The Vibe hosts Celtic music jams at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The August UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu.

 

IM DODGEBALL:

Men's/women's intramural dodgeball league registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 12 and 13. For information you must attend a MANDATORY managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. in SEC Room 247. League play begins Monday, Sept. 19.

 

MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes for the Aug. 18 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

 
FREE CALENDAR WORKSHOP FOR UNI FACULTY AND STAFF:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering a free workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 3:50 p.m., for faculty and staff who use or are considering using the Oracle Calendar program provided by UNI. Call 3-2309 to register, or visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt for more details.

 

iLIFE WORK SESSIONS:

Explore Apple’s iLife suite and learn how easy it is to create digital projects with your students. Sessions will take place on Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in SEC 127-128.

iLife provides the integrated software teachers and students need to create great digital media content. And because iLife applications are so easy to use, students can focus on the content of their projects, not the technology. Attendees can register for a drawing for a free iTunes gift card.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

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

 
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 andstaff 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 callRobin at 3-3536 for more information.

 

PANTHER FIRST NOMINATIONS:

Service excellence happens every day 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.

 
 

EVENTS

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.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION:

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Theatre UNI will host a presentation by director Jay Edelnant and the production designers as they share their vision for bringing Niagara Falls to the Bertha Martin Theatre in the wacky comedy,"Wonder of the World." The 7:30 p.m. presentation is free.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR:

The annual UNI Volunteer Fair will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 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

 

LECTURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS:

Clark Wolf will present, "Intergenerational Justice and Global Warming," Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m., in Seerley 115. Wolf is an associate professor of philosophy at Iowa State and director of the Bioethics Center there. He has written extensively on responsibilities men and women have for future generations. This should be of particular interest for students who are currently enrolled in Capstone.

 

AUCTION:

On Thursday, Sept. 8, UNI will host an auction at Warehouse #1 at 2412 West 27th St., west of the UNI-Dome, starting at 10 a.m. Items to be auctioned include some science equipment, including microscopes, and some computer and electronics equipment. A large quantity of office furniture and some antique wood items will be sold as well. More info and photos are available at ttp://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml All auction items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 3 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available south of the warehouse. A picture ID is required to get an auction bid number. Please call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

CHUBBY CHECKER AT THE GBPAC:

Chubby Checker and the Wildcats will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on Friday, Sept. 9. With the number two song of all time, Chubby Checker, "The King of the TWIST!," has been pleasing audiences of all ages for more than four decades. Come for a sock hop starting at 6:15 p.m. in the lobby. Wear your poodle skirt and dancing shoes for twist lessons. Preorder your meal by calling the ticket office. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

'STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS' WORKSHOP:

Sept. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required. Basic information on starting a small usiness 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.

 
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

DOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS:

Labor Day weekend hours of operatoin for UNI resturants and convenience stores are posted on the Internet:
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/Labor%20Day%202005%20Weekend%20Hours.pdf

 
UNI MUSEUM LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS:

UNI MUSEUMS (University Museum & Marshall Center School) Closed September 3-5.

 
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

TRIP TO SIX FLAGS CHICAGO:

Saturday, Sept. 10, UNI students pay $25, $30 for guests.The fee includes transportation to Chicago and park entrance fee. The bus will leave from in front of University Book & Supply at 6:30 a.m. Sign up now at Student Involvement & Activities Center, Maucker Union. For more info call 3-2683.

 

PANTHER POSSE/ MAC'S MANIAC'S REGISTRATION:

Registration and shirt distribution for the Panther Posse/Mac's Maniacs student fan groups will take place before the UNI vs. Drake football game on Thursday, Sept. 1, outside the NE entrance of the UNI-Dome. For more information visit: http://unipanthers.collegesports.com/sponsorship/posse-maniacs.html

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Co-op/Internship Orientation meetings will take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in CBB 109; and 7 to 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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