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Tuesday, September 6, 2005
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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