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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION TASK FORCE REPORT:

The Campus Conversation Task Forces have completed their work for the year and made final reports and recommendations to the Campus Advisory Group. A summary report including recommendations for implementation to begin in fall 2006, is available for review at: http://www.uni.edu/conversation/

 

AVIAN FLU UPDATE:

Last night, ABC aired the made-for-TV movie, "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America." UNI has a task force planning for a potential pandemic, led by Dean Shoars. For more information about facts and myths regarding avian flu and pandemics, see http://www.pandemicflu.gov/

 

UNI BUDGET UPDATE:

The final budget deal put in place by the Iowa General Assembly falls well short of the $40 million budget request put forward by the Board of Regents. Although there was an increase approved for the Regents universities (the second consecutive year of an increase following five years of budget reductions), the amount approved does not go far enough to cover even mandatory cost increases at UNI and the other Regents universities. See full update at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 

ITS EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MOVING:

ITS Educational Technology is in the process of moving to the ITTC. This includes staff and facilities located in the CET building and in SEC. The new general office location will be ITTC Room 120.

 

COMPUTER CONSULTING CENTER (CCC) MOVING:

The CCC has moved out of CBB 27 into offices in ITTC Room 36. Additionally Jack Miller and Dana Peiffer have moved to the new location effective Monday, May 8. The phone number for both the CCC and staff will remain the same. The new zip code is 0522.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

An AP story about the demise of college swimming requirements quotes Larry Hensley, a professor in Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. http://tinyurl.com/gzwk4

 
RETURN ACADEMIC APPAREL:

Academic apparel not returned Saturday after commencement should be returned immediately to the Office of the Registrar (temporary location - Club 91 Maucker Union). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

APPAREL BAG FOUND:

A blue apparel bag used for faculty regalia was left in the UNI-Dome following commencement on Saturday, May 6. Contact Norma in the Office of the Registrar (3-2283) if this belongs to you.

 

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

 

CANCELLING SSC PHONE LINE:

As of May 8, the Student Services Center help line, 3-4772, is no longer 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

 

 

 

HOURS

J.W. MAUCKER UNION - BUILDING HOURS

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekend building hours vary, due to conference scheduling.

 

DOR SUMMER HOURS:

The 23rd Street Market and Biscotti's are closed 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 Friday, May 12, through Sunday, June 4 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on June 5.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

 

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

 

HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). To sign up, ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:

Interested in starting an exercise routine, but don’t want to do it alone? Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

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.

 

 

EVENTS  

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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI baseball team will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.

 

EQUIPMENT AUCTION:

On Wednesday, May 17, UNI will conduct a surplus industrial and millright equipment auction at 10 a.m., in the Industrial Tech Center. Parking is available in the "B" lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. More sale information, a complete listing and photos are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Buyers must remove purchases from the premises by noon, Thursday, May 18. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions about the sale.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Pelusa will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, May 15 in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. A collaboration between two singer-songwriters of folk, traditional country, roots and rock backgrounds, Pelusa provides listeners a continually changing musical landscape. 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.

 

 

 


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