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Thursday, April 27, 2006

NEWS

NEW UNI PRESIDENT TO BE NAMED FRIDAY:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will name the new UNI president Friday, April 28. The board will meet at 3 p.m., Friday in GBPAC's Davis Hall. Immediately following the meeting the new president will be officially introduced to the campus in the GBPAC lobby. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. The event is open to the public.

 

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.

 

MEMFIS SYSTEM AVAILABILITY:

Due to system maintenance MEMFIS applications (timecards, requisitions, self service HR, etc...) will be unavailable beginning Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The maintenance should be completed by 6 a.m. Sunday, April 30. This will not impact any other systems, nor should it have any impacts on how MEMFIS users interact with the system after the maintenance is complete.

 
UNI ONLINE CHANGES:

UNI Online will change its production schedule beginning the second week of May. UNI Online will be published once a week on Wednesdays. Deadline for submissions will be noon, the preceding Tuesday. Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) production will resume in mid-August.

 

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/

 

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

 

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.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS - FINALS WEEK:

Sunday, April 30: noon to midnight; Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 a.m. to midnight;
Thursday, May 4: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, May 5, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, closed.

 

UNI VISITOR CENTER:

The UNI Visitor Center will close for the summer Friday, May 5. It is scheduled to re-open for the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 16.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL COURTESY NOTICE:

The annual loan period for items checked out to faculty and professional and scientific personnel will end soon. Return all items with a May 1, due date. All items must be returned, but you may recheck-out any items for which you have further need. To view items checked out to you, log on to your library account at https://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/ For more information, see http://www.lib.uni.edu/access/fac_notice.htm

 

FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES PAYCHECK OPTION:

Faculty and academic year P&S employees may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments, beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 31 payroll, respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months or vice versa, must complete the "Pay Frequency Change" form located in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/memfis/payfrequ.dot Mail the form to Payroll, mail code 0008, prior to May 15. For more information, e-mail melissa.schreiber@uni.edu or call Payroll at 3-6211.

 

WEB CONFERENCE ON GRANTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host "National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program," Thursday, May 4, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Lang Room 245. RSVP to osp@uni.edu

 

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PLAN INFORMATION SESSIONS:

New Long Term Care Insurance information sessions have been added for May 4, at 10 a.m. in Maucker Union College Eye Room and at 1:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Presidential Room. Each session is 60 minutes. Individual appointments may also be arranged for that day by calling Robin at 3-3536.

 

NEW RESERVE LISTS FOR MAY TERM/SUMMER DUE:

It is time to submit requests for new reserve items for May term/summer semester. Requests are due Monday, May 1, to guarantee that materials will be ready for checkout the first day of classes. An online submission form is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml Contact Gail or Julie at libmsc@uni.edu or by calling 3-6002 if you have questions.

 

 

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

 

UNI MINI-SUMO ROBOTICS COMPETITION:

The public is invited to watch 10 Mini-Sumo robots battle for robot supremacy at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Sponsored jointly by the UNI Physics Dept. and New Micros, Inc. (Dallas, Texas).

 

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.

 

FREE DANCE LECTURE/DISCUSSION:

UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present a free dance lecture/demonstration on a brief history of art dance in 20th century America on Friday, April 28, 2 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. Public welcome. For more information, e-mail michelle.ozmun@uni.edu

 

'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

 

48th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Annual Recognition Breakfast. Stop by the Cashier's office to register. Join us in recognizing retiring coworkers and friends. The breakfast is Saturday, April 29, at 8:15 a.m. in the Old Central Ballroom - Maucker Union. To view the list of honorees, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/440.html For further information, contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078.

 

RUSSIAN CLUB FILM:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Ivan Vasil'evich Changes His Profession," Tuesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A classic Russian comedy.

 

WINE AND TULIPS:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 21st Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" Saturday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Park Place Event Centre (former Pipac Centre on the Lake) in Cedar Falls. Attendance is limited to 800 guests. Advance tickets are available for $35 per person and are available at Park Place Event Centre (1521 Technology Parkway in Cedar Falls), Roots Market (2021 Main St.) and Indulgence (305 Main St.) Tickets are also available online http://www.kuniradio.org or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Checks, payable to the Friends of KUNI, may be sent to: "Wine & Tulips," KUNI, 3rd Floor, CAC, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614. Tickets purchased at the event will be $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide. Proceeds benefit public radio in northeastern Iowa.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Nic Arp will perform Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Arp is an Iowa City-based singer/songwriter with a contemporary folk/blues style.

 

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

 

 


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