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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

NEWS

ALLEN NAMED NINTH UNI PRESIDENT:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has selected Benjamin J. Allen as the ninth UNI president. http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/News/news.html

 

FACULTY SUMMER SESSION PAY:

May teaching will be paid in May; June teaching will be paid in June; and July teaching will be paid in July. For those who teach May/June session, pay will be split between May and June. Employees concerned about how the timing of summer pay will impact their income tax withholdings should complete an updated W-4 using their UNI employee self-service responsibility in Oracle or visit the Payroll Office in Campbell Hall. Follow the signs to the east door of Campbell Hall. Questions should be directed to Melissa.Schreiber@uni.edu or 3-6211.

 

PRE-TAX PARKING PERMIT:

Faculty and staff may elect to have the fee for their "A," "B" or "G" parking permits payroll-deducted on a pre-tax basis for the 2006-2007 permit year. The enrollment deadline for this option is Aug. 15.  For further details, visit

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/441.html

 

DELL BID PRICING AVAILABLE:

Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base Desktop PC bid (Optiplex GX620 at $750/unit) is available now through July 29. There are two laptop models available (Latitude D620 at $840/unit and Latitude 120L at $660/unit). These systems can be reconfigured as desired from the base and are available to all departments and individuals. Dell will need some time to post these specials on their ordering Web site, so check back if pricing is not immediately available. See bid specification and order information at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase Individual purchases will have additional sales tax.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

MSNBC ran a story about immigrants living in Marshalltown and they quote Mark Grey, professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12565149/

 

MEMORIAL GARDEN BRICKS:

Personalized bricks in UNI's Memorial Garden are available for purchase by faculty and staff. Purchase yours by May 15 at the special price of $50 (usually $100). For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/seniorchallenge/brick.shtml or call the UNI Foundation at 3-6078. Proceeds benefit Senior Challenge 2006.

 
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.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY BENCHMARK SURVEY:

The UNI Safety Office invites faculty and staff to partcipate in benchmarking campus safety programs. Please fill out the survey in MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs_candidate.cgi and assist in identifying if the safety programs are reaching all levels in our campus community.

 
W-CF SYMPHONY MAY MADNESS:

During May, any UNI faculty or staff member who has not held a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony subscription since the 2001-02 season may purchase up to two 2006-07 season tickets for half price. Offer expires May 31. For details, visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org/wcfso-maymadness.html

 

MEATLOAF-TO-GO:

Last call for meatloaf-to-go from Prexy's. Simplify your summer cooking: stock up on two-pound ground beef loaves for $3.98. Each serves up to five people. Order by 10 a.m. and pick it up at Prexy’s in Maucker Union by 6:30 p.m. Place your order at Prexy’s or via e-mail to carolyn.young@uni.edu

 

 

HOURS

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 11. Supervisors of staff who do not have email access, please inform them of summer hours.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS - FINALS WEEK:

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.

 

DOR SUMMER HOURS:

The 23rd Street Market and Biscotti's will be open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and reopen in August for fall semester. Restaurants in Maucker Union will be open this summer: Chats beverages, sandwiches, Freshens Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt Treats and bakery outlet, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Prexy's salad bar, fresh soups and grab-and-go specialties, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Flares with a rotating menu of hot entrees, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 
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

TIAA-CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA-CREF will present "Meeting Financial Challenges at Mid-Career," Tuesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 10, at noon. Both seminars will be in Lang 115 and last approximately 50 to 60 minutes. Because seating will be limited, register online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, ext. 7010.

 

P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY:

Campus Supply is hosting an Organizational Workshop with Office Depot at Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A on Tuesday, May 9. Call Mary at 3-2451 for the time you would like to attend (sessions are from 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m., 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.) Must RSVP by Wednesday, May 3.

 

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.)

 

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 Hall, Room 245. RSVP to osp@uni.edu

 

EVENTS  

ART EXHIBITIONS:

"MA Exhibition/BFA Exhibition, Part II," Tuesday, May 2, through Saturday, May 6. Opening reception: 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.

 

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.

 

VIEW 'THE GREAT WARMING':

On Thursday, May 4, the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host a special screening and discussion of the film "The Great Warming," in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11 at 7 p.m. Early reviews have called it "the best film about global warming ever produced." Narrated by Alanis Morissette and Keanu Reeves, "The Great Warming" reveals how a changing climate is affecting people everywhere and documents the emerging voice of America’s evangelical community urging action on climate change. Visit http://www.thegreatwarming.com for addtional information.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI softball vs. Evansville in a doubleheader Saturday, May 6, at noon and Sunday, May 7, at noon, at Panther Park.

 
ELECTRATHON RACES:

The first race in the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship series takes place in the UNI parking lot south of the GBPAC on Saturday, May 20. Admission is free and the excitement begins at 7 a.m. with inspections. See electric cars designed, built and driven by high school and college students race in four, one-hour heats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The electrathon promotes careers in science, technology and engineering. For more information, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu or 3-6012 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon/index.htm

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Guitarist Richard Gilewitz will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8 in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. This globe-trotting entertainer continues to wow audiences with his ability to make one guitar sound like an entire orchestra. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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

 

 


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