Thursday, January 12, 2006
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDERWAY:
The search for our next university president is under way. The campus community is invited to share input throughout the process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for information and updates as well as an electronic feedback form. Paper copies of the form are available in the lobby of Rod Library, Essentials in Maucker Union, and the Key Shop in the Physical Plant.
PARKING LOT CHANGES:
As a result of the Gilchrist Hall fire in October, more than 200 staff people have moved across campus. Gilchrist is not expected to reopen for one year. This has created a need to temporarily reconfigure some north-campus parking. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/parking_division/map.shtml
Effective Monday, Jan. 9, Commons B lot: The south row of "B" parking (37 stalls) is now "A" parking.
As of Feb. 1, 13 stalls in the northwest corner of the Campbell "B" lot will be marked specifically for Admissions guests (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A guest permit will be required for the Admissions spaces. Latham "A" lot: One row of "A" parking (50 stalls) will be converted to "B" parking. For Gilchrist Hall updates and temporary office locations, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml
The 2006 Iowa General Assembly convened Monday, Jan. 9. To review the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, legislative priorities visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html This site will be updated to include UNI legislative and state budget issues.
UPDATED MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES:
The university mileage reimbursement rate will decrease from $.485 to $.445 for travel occurring on and after Jan. 1. This decrease is the result of an announcement by the IRS to lower its rate as of Jan. 1. This rate is effective 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 remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the $.445 rate. Refer to the Travel Guidelines at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml Questions on these changes should be directed to Kelly.Flege@uni.edu or at 3-3420.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS:
Twenty positions are available for students to assist in staffing university departments and programs on a part-time, temporary basis for fall 2006 - spring 2007. Proposal packets may be completed and downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/20onproposal.html Mail to Cooperative Education, 111G Maucker Union, mail code 0384. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:
Due to the MLK holiday observance, the deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 17, issue of UNI Online will be noon on Friday, Jan. 13.
ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
The Provost Office, by way of its Administrative Development Program, will provide two faculty with opportunities to broaden their experience in higher education administration during the 2006-07 academic year. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search." Eligible faculty are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 27.
OPENING - MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT HEAD:
The Department of Modern Languages has an opening for department head (internal search). The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 23.
All interested applicants should visit the Department of Modern Languages Web site for more information at:
WASHINGTON CENTER REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:
A representative from The Washington Center is available to speak 5 to 10 minutes in classes Jan. 23 and 24. UNI students who are Iowa residents receive $1,200 or more scholarships for these Washington, D.C., based internships. Students are placed in public, private, and nonprofit sectors (e.g., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, law offices, embassies, CNN, national organizations, etc.). Opportunities are available for all majors during summer or fall 2006. Housing arranged. Requests to have a speaker in class can be made by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) identifying course name, date(s), time(s), location(s) and minutes allowed.
NEW ALUMNI RELATIONS DIRECTOR ON CAMPUS:
For the news release, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=2059
TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGE:
The office telephone number for Melvin Gonnerman Jr. in the UNI Telephone Directory should be 3-6506.
MATH TUTORS NEEDED:
The UNI Student Support Services Program and the Center for Academic Achievement are hiring tutors for all math and business courses. These positions are paid, and the hours are flexible. Keep your own skills current by assisting others. Applications can be picked up at 214 East Bartlett Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, call Nick Sullivan at 3-2179 or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu.
Sushi is now available on campus at Wasabi in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The flavors - California, salmon cheese, spicy salmon, and tuna salad - will be available each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Prexy's staff would appreciate feedback when you try this new menu item.
HOUSE FOR RENT:
A university-owned house is available for rent at 3204 Panther Lane (three bedrooms). Rent is $860 per month plus utilities. Contact Doug Jensen at 3-6827 for details.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PRICE LAB:
Price Laboratory School is located on campus at the corner of 19th and Campus streets. The school educates children from K-12. PLS has many opportunities available for university volunteers to work in classrooms or behind the scenes in the school. If you are interested and have an hour or more to volunteer each week, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/~eastk/pls/step06.html
SPEAK ENGLISH WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each English student with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour every week and speak English to allow the international students to improve their English listening and speaking skills while expanding their understanding of U.S. culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding of their own culture and that of others’. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.
The UNI ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Old Central Ballroom ABC in Maucker Union Expansion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment go to: http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive." Search by organization and enter UNI. For more information contact Jill Newton at email@example.com
MICROSOFT SALES FOR FACULTY/STAFF:
Microsoft Licensing now permits UNI faculty and staff to purchase software at discounted student prices. (Ex: Office 2003 Professional - $65, Office Mac 2004 Std - $55, OneNote - $15, etc.) For a complete listing of all titles available, see http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase To purchase, bring your ID card to UNI Computer Sales, ITS Computer Consulting Center, CBB 27 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FLIGHT SCHOOL SERIES REGISTRATION:
Registration is now open for the Spring 2006 Flight School Series. Learn how service, openness, accountability, and respect can bring out the best in yourself and others at UNI. To enroll, print and complete the registration form at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.pdf or call Robin at 3-3536. Reserve your seat before Jan. 13.
ROD LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK JR. WEEKEND:
MAUCKER UNION HOURS OVER MLK JR. WEEKEND:
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS PIETA BROWN AND BO RAMSEY:
As the eldest daughter of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Greg Brown, Pieta Brown displays a distinctive, charismatic voice and a gift for creating precise, crisply-drawn miniatures. Don't miss the chance to see Bo Ramsey, esteemed roots/Americana producer/guitarist. They will perform Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT:
The African American Historical and Cultural Museum will present "Praising God ... While Building on a Dream," Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in GBPAC. Concert will feature Clarence Williams, Metro Titans and the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.
The School of Music performance season opens with faculty and staff of the UNI Suzuki School in recital with various offerings of classical repertoire Tuesday, Jan. 17,
in the GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
CAITLIN TULLY TO PERFORM:
Violinist Caitlin Tully will perform Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Tully performs with orchestras and in recitals across Canada and the United States. She has won numerous national and international awards and made appearances on TV and radio. Tully is a student of Itzhak Perlman. Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a Curtain Talk and The Ames High School Orchestra.
KUNI WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT - TICKETS ON SALE:
The KUNI Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 4 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo will feature delta blues with Duwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia and Jimbo Mathus Knockdown South. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org in the KUNI Store section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will support public radio at UNI.
ART EXHIBIT OPEN:
"Transformations in the Nervepool: The Rituals & Zoacodes of Ebon Fisher," will continue through Friday, Feb. 3. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/ or Fisher's Web site at http://www.nervepool.net
The UNI wrestling team will host the NWCA National Duals presented on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome. Nearly 80 teams from all Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will be in action. The action will begin at 9 a.m. both days.
Women's basketball vs. Indiana State, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. in the West Gym.
Men's basketball vs. Southern Illinois, Monday, Jan. 16, at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
MLK FILM FEST:
The Center for Multicultural Education, in rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be showing a variety of films that depict King's life and how he impacted American society. Show times are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 12, 13, 17 and 18. For a complete schedule along with video descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/
TELL YOUR STUDENTS
Repertory Dance Theatre seeks dancers interested in learning and performing ballet, jazz, tap and modern choreography as part of an educational outreach program presented to area high schools and communities. Meets Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Knowledge of three of the four art dance styles required. Earn academic credit dancing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/RDT.htm or call Michelle Ozmun at 3-3560.
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