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Tuesday, September 6, 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/

 

The Celebration committee contacted the American Red Cross about how the UNI community can help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Red Cross says the biggest need right now is cash donations. With that in mind, a table will be set up to accept monetary donations, which will be delivered to the Red Cross immediately following the picnic.

 

UNI ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS:

A variety of groups on campus are planning fundraisers for Hurricane Katrina victims. In addition, staff and faculty have been working to aid our students from the Gulf Coast and continue to evaluate how we can further help them and their families. We also are extending whatever help we can to the faculty and students of three universities that we have relationships with in the New Orleans area, Xavier, Southern and Dillard Universities. You can find our more about these efforts at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/katrina/. Any groups planning fundraisers are asked to visit the site to notify UM&PR of their events so they may be listed on the site.

 

ONLINE DIRECTORY CHANGES:

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the online phone directory will be upgraded and moved to a new server. For web sites with either a link to the current phone book or an online form to search the phone book, this means some code will have to be changed to link to the new server. If you have not received notification of the new code, please contact DeWayne Purdy in University Marketing and Public Relations at dewayne.purdy@uni.edu. There will be a redirect established on Wednesday, so existing links will continue to work for a time.

 

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.

 

NOTIFY US OF HURRICANE-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

UM&PR is compiling a list of UNI people and organizations involved in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. If you know of activities being organized to aid victims please e-mail james.oconnor@uni.edu

 
UPDATING THE 2005-2006 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK:

OFFICE INFO ONLY: Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12, B) Campus Governance Group, page 12, C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14, and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/

Deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 16. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at 3-2761.

 

PERSONAL INFO ONLY: The Human Resource Services department is updating information for the new UNI directory. Currently we are asking that you verify your personal (home) information only. To verify your personal data, go to: http://access.uni.edu/phone/ Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14.

For the Faculty & Staff Listings on pages 31-71, departmental changes will only be accepted from each department's Secretary/Office Coordinator. Please refer any office phone or address changes to this individual. A departmental listing has been sent to the Secretaries/Coordinators by campus mail for verification.

 
SPONSORED PROGRAMS RELOCATING TO EAST BARTLETT:

The new Office of Sponsored Programs will open Monday, Sept. 12 in 213 East Bartlett Hall. Jill Trainer, Interim AVP, David Walker, associate dean, and the Grants & Contracts staff will relocate to the new office. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp or contact Nancy Scoggins Rose at 3-3217 for more information. For urgent issues regarding Grants & Contracts on Friday, Sept. 9, call 3-3217.

 

SURPLUS STORAGE:

Renovation of the Warehouse on 27th st. will begin this week.The work is scheduled for completion Dec.1. During this time storage of surplus furniture and equipment will not be available. However, transit forms for goods between departments will still be processed.

 

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

 
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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The September 2005 issue of VolunteerNews is now available online. VolunteerNEWS brings you the latest volunteer news and volunteer opportunities. http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/volunteer/

UP WITH FAMILIES:

This annual event supports families that have children with special needs, is searching for volunteers. This year, Up With Families expects to support 20 families. Volunteers are needed Sept. 9-11. Times, shifts and duties vary depending on volunteer availability. Visit the Volunteer UNI office in Gilchrist 242 to sign up. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS:

Non-perishable food items will be accepted at the Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. All donations will be sent to aid in the hurricane disaster. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/volunteer/

ASPIRE THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM:

The program provides benefits to individuals with disabilities through animal-assisted activities and outreach programs. Classes begin Sept. 7 at the National Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo. Volunteers are needed as leaders and sidewalkers. Fall classes take place Mondays 4-7p.m.; Wednesdays: 5 - 7p.m.; Thursdays: 5 - 7p.m. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

CHEESE CURDS AT MAUCKER:

Hansens' Cheese Curds are now available at Prexy's in Maucker Union. This is a local dairy product from rural Hudson.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The current Merit posting is available at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

Vacancies at the P&S level include Gear Up site coordinator, marketing and special events coordinator, and grant specialist. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp


LASER INK CARTIDGES FOR SALE:

Two HP 92275A and 2 02295A laser jet ink cartridges at $20 each. Call Valerie at 3-2437.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EXERCISE WITH TAE KWON-DO:

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

 

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.

 

 

 

MEETINGS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

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.

 
UNI-AEOP:

The first meeting of the year will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. The agenda includes the installation of President-Elect Gail Briddle and brief business meeting. Open to all university employees.

 
 

EVENTS

 
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.

 

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 http://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 or 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.

 

INGMAR BERMAN FILM SERIES:

Four great films by acclaimed director, Ingmar Bergman, will be shown Thursday evenings in September. The series begins Sept. 8 with "Persona" and continues Sept. 15 with "The Seventh Seal." Showtimes are 5:30 p.m. in LANG 008. Admission is free.

 

THURSDAZE CASINO NIGHT:

Play the slots, poker, blackjack, craps and more for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Thursday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB) For more information, call 3-2683.

 

CHUBBY CHECKER AT THE GBPAC:

Chubby Checker and the Wildcats will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on Friday, Sept. 9. With the no. 2 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

tp://www.gbpac.com

 
BALLROOM DANCE AND SWING LESSONS:

On Saturday, Sept. 10 a beginning swing workshop will take place from 4-4:45 p.m. An intermediate lesson will take place from 5-5:45 p.m. and there will be a dance from 8 to midnight. All events take place in the Commons Ballroom. The fee for students with ID is $5 per workshop, or $7 for both. FREE admission to dance. Dance only - $5. Fees for non-students: workshops and dance - $15; workshops only - $5 each; dance only $5.

 
DIVERSITY WEEK:

Diversity Week begins Sept. 11-17 and includes events such as the Multicultural Festival, keynote speaker Bob Zellner, a film series, anti-bias training, and a Native American Pow Wow. For more details visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program" by Breanna Hennessy, B. S. Geology Major, Monday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m., in Latham 125.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. singer Denice Franke will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Tickets are $3, children under 12 are free.

 
OFF HUDSON PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI's first Off-Hudson play reading of the season, Mark Ravenhill's "Handbag," will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in CAC Room 108. This is a comedy of non-traditional parenthood in the age of diverse sexualities, artificial insemination and Tinky Winky's handbag. Admission is free. Contains strong language and sexual situations. http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

HOURS

EXTENDED HOURS FOR RESTAURANTS IN MAUCKER UNION:

Blimpie's is open Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Flares and Wasabi are open Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Avanti is open Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chats is open Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
Grab and Go items at Prexy’s are available till 6:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and till 4 p.m. on Friday.

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.

 

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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