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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

NEWS

UPDATE -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP PROPOSAL:

More than 300 comments were received regarding the proposed transit system and parking-ramp concept. The responses clearly show there are major concerns about parking rates, transit fees, building location and the economic climate. The idea of adding a transit fee and significantly increasing parking fees to subsidize multimodal facility operations is unacceptable. Concerns also were expressed about proposed parking-lot reclassifications. With that in mind, the transit/parking ramp concept as we now know it will not move forward. Looking ahead, the committee is exploring other parking-ramp and parking-program options that would add value and be acceptable to the campus community. It will work with representatives from MET, the Federal Transit Authority, and the Cedar Valley to develop workable proposals. The committee will include faculty, P&S and merit staff, and students. A summary of the survey results can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/survey.shtml/

 

FAREWELL OPEN HOUSE FOR PRESIDENT AND MRS. KOOB:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell open house for President and Mrs. Koob Monday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Stop by to wish them well as they leave the campus and community.

 

CHANGE IN IOWA WITHHOLDING:

UNI will reduce the amount of Iowa tax deducted from your paycheck beginning in April. This is due to a change in the Iowa withholding tax tables. Most employees will see a two to seven dollar monthly increase in take-home pay. For employees wanting to approximately maintain their current level of Iowa withholding, an Iowa W-4 must be completed and sent to payroll, mail code 0008. The form is available online from your UNI Employee Self Service responsibility in Oracle or at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml Complete the lower-half of the form.

 

SUMMER STUDENT-EMPLOYEE CHARGING PRIVILEGES:

Departments offering summer employment to students not enrolled in summer classes should e-mail Erv Corcoran if those students will want access to charging privileges at on-campus restaurants. An exception to the automated process of dropping students' access during sessions of non-enrollment can be made.

 

IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Faculty and staff volunteers and student groups are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 10 through 20. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff scheduled per shift. Volunteers visit with family and prospective students, staff Panther Paw tattoo stations, network with alumni and friends and tell visitors about the value of UNI to Iowa. Volunteers will receive free admission and a UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

CLEAN-OUT HUNGER:

Help clean-out hunger by buying a raffle ticket for spring cleaning by Home-Maids. For only $2 buy a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for apartment/house cleaning. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Contact Sara at arendsintexas@hotmail.com or Susan at 3-5930 for tickets. (Class project for 410:156 Implementing Health Promotion Programs.)

 

SAVE THE DATE -- ANNUAL SATURDAY CELEBRATION:

The 2006 UNI Saturday Celebration picnic for faculty and staff will be Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More details to follow in August.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering electrical and electronic equipment, steel siding and a five-gallon solvent still for sealed bid sale. Complete list available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/438.html

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT'S NEW LOCATION:

The Human Resources Department has moved to a new location in Commons 121. The entrance to the office is located on the northwest side of Commons. Services provided include benefits, employee and labor relations, P&S and Merit employment, HR information systems, and training and career development. The campus mail code remains the same - 0034. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs

 

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AUCTION:

On Thursday, April 27, UNI will hold a surplus equipment auction at 2 p.m. in the Community Technology Center (3rd floor) in the Squire Square Building at 722 Water St., Waterloo. Available items include computer lab furniture, computer equipment, office desks and chairs and two projectors. Paid parking is available in the nearby city ramps and lots. More sale information and photos are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml A picture ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Buyers are responsible for removal from the building by noon on Friday, April 28. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 
ESSENTIALS GRADUATION GIFTS:

Graduation gifts are now available at Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from greeting cards with key chains, stuffed animals, coffee mugs, inspirational stones and magnets, UNI apparel and souvenirs and more.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT EXTENDED:

Open enrollment in the new Long Term Care Insurance Plan has been extended to Friday, May 12. For more information on the benefits and costs, visit http://uni.jhancock.com (refer to your packet for the username and password or call Human Resource Services at 3-2422.)

 
P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program manager/business technology, senior systems administrator and math specialist. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE:

Professors who currently have items on reserve and want them on reserve for the May term and/or the summer semester, should fill out a Reserve Reinstatement form, attach an item list, and return both to the Rod Library Reserve Desk (mail code 3675). Printable and electronic submission forms are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml Deadline is Friday, April 28.

 

EVENTS  

NATIONAL PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEK THROUGH APRIL 28:

Encourage adults to follow the S.A.F.E. Model: S - Supervise children on the playground; A - Age-Appropriate Design: Playground are built for 2 to 5 or 5 to 12 year olds; F - Fall Surfacing: There should be 12-inches of loose-fill surfacing; E - Equipment maintenance: Close S-hooks tightly. See http://www.playgroundsafety.org

 

ART EXHIBITIONS:

"MA Exhibition/BFA Exhibition, Part I," continues through Friday, April 28. Participants include two MA students, Inok Kalkwarf and Daria Malyushina, and four BFA students, Heather Ames, Kathryn Kelly, Matt Rowland and Claire Stigliani. "MA Exhibition/BFA Exhibition, Part II," is May 2 through May 6. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Participants include two MA students, Christopher Schulte and Maria A. Buteler Tillard, and four BFA students, Heather Ames, Marcus Payzant, David Schmitz and Chris Singewald.

 

CEDAR VALLEY ENERGY USE AND PRODUCTION DISCUSSION:

Glenn Cannon, Waverly Light & Power; Jim Krieg, Cedar Falls Utilities; and Peter Hamlin, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss future energy use and production in the Cedar Valley. The presentation will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11.  This discussion is the final presentation of the 2006 Sustainability Series, supported by Cedar Falls Utilities, focusing on energy issues from local to global. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

'HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER':

Join the Russian Club in viewing "The Hunt for Red October" Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Clancy, this film tells the story of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear submarine.

 

GULF COAST RELIEF PRESENTATION:

A group of UNI students will share their experiences serving the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the State College Room in the Maucker Union basement. Enjoy refreshments while learning about a summer service trip to New Orleans. For more information, e-mail Jon Doerrfeld at jdoerr@uni.edu

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI softball vs. Bradley at 4 p.m Thursday, April 27, at Panther Park.

UNI softball vs. Illinois State in a doubleheader Saturday, April 29, at Panther Park at noon. UNI vs. Illinois State at noon Sunday, April 30, at Panther Park.

 

UNI baseball vs. Southern Illinois in a three-game set at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, beginning Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. They play again Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. and complete the series with another game at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30.

 

The UNI soccer team will play its alumni game Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Panthers' soccer team will also play its community game at 3 p.m. that day at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

 

MEDIEVAL DANCE LESSONS:

The Medieval Re-enactment Society (MRS) will offer Medieval dance lessons in the Bertha Martin Theatre (Inside the Strayer-Wood Theatre) on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenny Wahl jwahl@uni.edu

 

PROJECT InSIGHT PARTNERS CELEBRATIONS:

UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners will "celebrate" the success stories of visually-impaired members of the community. Panel includes Robert Martin, Mary Clarke, Jim Glaza and Rebecca Taylor-Schrage. Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m., University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

 

THURSDAZE:

Illusionist, psychic magician and mind reader Craig Karges will perform Thursday, April 27, at 9 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For a sneak peek, visit http://www.craigkarges.com

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Friday, April 28. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop all for only $4. Entertainment by Salsa Magic. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Maucker Union, rain site is in Maucker Union.

 

'BEST OF NO SHAME' THEATRE:

Friday, April 28, is the "Best of No Shame" show. All the best pieces from the 2005-06 season are back for one more run. Show starts at 10 p.m. at the CAC Room 108. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu

 

FIRST ANNUAL CEDAR FALLS/WATERLOO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT WALK:

The UNI Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization and the National MS Society have teamed up to host the first annual Cedar Falls/Waterloo Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Walk. The three-mile walk will be Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. and begins at the Gateway Celebration Shelter, Cedar Falls. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org or contact Katie Hughes at kh529389@uni.edu

 

UNDERSTANDING RACIAL DISPARITIES IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE:

A training opportunity for human service providers and community residents will be Monday, May 1, at The Neighborhood Hub, Fourth and Newell streets, Waterloo. The workshop is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is a $20 charge for the workshop. Make the check payable to Public Policy and send to campus mail code 0137. Presenters are Salome Raheim and Brad Richardson, University of Iowa. For more information, contact Al Hays at 3-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY RECITAL:

Julia Trahan, viola, and Kui-Im Lee, organ, will perform Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall.

 

STUDENT ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Symphonic band will perform an array of brass repertoire Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

 
SPRING CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Kevin Droe, conductor.

 

CARILLON FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE:

Climb to the top of the Campanile and observe the carillon being played Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m.

 

CREME DE LA CREME 6:

Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn is proud to present its sixth showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. These artists donate their talent and time for the benefit of programming at the Gallagher-Bluedorn and all have some tie to the Cedar Valley. For a list of performers and ticket information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/439.html

 
STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER PRODUCTION:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering its seventh annual Summer Fun Production, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," for children in fourth grade and up. Creative drama classes are also offered to children entering kindergarten through third grade. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/index.html or call 3-6387.

 

KENNY CHESNEY TICKETS:

Great tickets have just been released for the Kenny Chesney concert on Friday, May 5, in the UNI-Dome. Tickets can be purchased in person at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone at 319-363-1888 and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unidome

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

MUMPS VACCINATION CLINICS:

The state of Iowa is at the center of a mumps outbreak. The Black Hawk County Health Department and Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency are planning mass vaccination clinics aimed at controlling the spread of this disease. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 'TRAIL OF TEARS' TRIP AVAILABLE:

CSBS and the Graduate College are sponsoring full scholarships for students interested in attending the CME's Trail of Tears May trip to Muskogee and Tahlaquah, Okla., from May 11-14. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about Native American history on this fun and educational weekend. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/maytrip2006.htm or kae@uni.edu

 

GBPAC STUDENT TICKET OFFER:

Come get a sneak peak at the 2006-07 season at the GBPAC and be one of the first to order tickets on Tuesday, April 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC lobby. Don’t wait and be surprised when some shows are sold out in the fall. Plus, students get 50% off adult tickets. Free drinks and snacks. Season announcement at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 


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