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Thursday, May 4, 2006

NEWS

PARKING LOTS/LOCKER ROOMS CLOSED:

The WRC/PEC metered parking lot will be closed from 4 a.m Friday, May 5, through Saturday morning, May 6, in preparation for the Kenny Chesney concert. The following WRC locker rooms will also be closed Friday, May 5: men's basketball, men's PE locker room, women's PE locker room, men's track/baseball, women's track, soccer and softball.

 

NEW PRE-TAX PARKING PERMIT OPTION:

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

 

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 option 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.

 

CANCELLING SSC PHONE LINE:

As of Monday, May 8, the Student Services Center help line, 3-4772, will no longer be in service.

 

SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMPS:

Summer Language Camps for second through sixth graders. Languages offered: Spanish, French, German and Russian. Camps will be offered from June 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon daily, on the UNI campus. For more information, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global or call Jennifer Yarrow at 3-6899 or Cheryl Roberts at 3-2749.

 

A&F NEWS AND VIEWS NEWSLETTER:

The Administration and Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/newsletter.shtml It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities in that division.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The May UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness-program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 

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.

 

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.

 
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

 

FOOD SPECIALS

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 e-mail 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:

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, then close for the summer. They will reopen in August. 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.

 
CME HOURS:

The Center for Multicultural Education will be closed from 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, through 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 31.

 

UNI VISITOR CENTER:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY COURSEWARE INSTITUTES:

ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring two institutes, one in May and one in June, to assist UNI faculty with courseware enhancement. "ICE-T" will provide professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. These institutes are provided free for UNI faculty. Space is limited. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 

ATTENTION RESEARCHERS:

The UNI Institutional Review Board recently developed two new, shorter application forms to facilitate application and review of minimal-risk surveys and analysis of existing datasets. These forms can be downloaded at http://fp.uni.edu/osp/research/policies.htm

 

SUMMER MASSAGE:

Massages by LMT Jackie Olberding will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab during the months of May and June, Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional hours will be added in August. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Massages can be scheduled in sessions of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

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.

 

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

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

 

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.

 

EVENTS  

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.

 

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science is hosting a Commissioning Ceremony in honor of Army ROTC UNI Senior Cadets on Saturday, 6 May at 8:30 a.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. A reception will follow.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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

 

RECEPTION FOR JULIE BRIGHT:

The UNI Athletic Department is hosting a reception for Julie Bright, senior associate athletics director, on Wednesday, May 10 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome Hall of Fame room. She has accepted the position of Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration at Iowa State University. Please come and wish her well.

 

WINE AND TULIPS TICKETS ON SALE:

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 also are 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, IA 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.

 

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

KENNY CHESNEY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:

Tickets are still available for the "Radio and the Road Tour," which will stop at the UNI-Dome this Friday night, May 5. Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Sugarland will preform from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $65.50 and $55.50. Ticket outlets include: the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, 319-363-1888 or http://www.ticketmaster.com Tickets also will be available at the each of the four UNI-Dome entrances the night of the show. Tickets not purchased in person at the UNI-Dome are subject to additional fees.

 

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.

 

BEAT STRINGS AT THE CAC:

The Cedar Valley's own Beat Strings will present a live concert during Wednesday Night Music, May 10 at 7 p.m. Their debut album is titled "Love, Lust, Wonder." The show will be staged in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDENTS - SPECIAL KENNY CHESNEY TICKETS:

The UNI-Dome is offering 1,000 tickets to UNI students at a discounted price of $20. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/29820 and enter "congratulations" as the password for this offer. There is a limit of four tickets per student. Tickets must be purchased online.

 


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