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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

NEWS

 
FAREWELL FROM THE KOOBS:

See farewell messages from Bob and Yvonne Koob at http://www.uni.edu/pres/letter.shtml

 

'CLICK IT OR TICKET, SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES':

The UNI Police remind motorists that from May 22 to June 4, Iowa law enforcement agencies are putting special emphasis on seat belt use. This effort is part of the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau program. The fine for not wearing a seat belt can reach as high as $63.

 

PLACE-BASED FOOD TOURISM:

The study on place-based food tourism in Northeast Iowa analyzes visitors’ characteristics and travel motivations, and assesses the economic impact of 11 community-based food festivals taking place from May to October 2005 by utilizing the IMPLAN Input-Output Model. The final report is on the STEP Web site: http://www.uni.edu/step/reports/place_based_food.pdf and Leopold Center Web site: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/research/marketing_files/workshop/presentations/PlaceBasedTourism.pdf

 

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. 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. View available shifts at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/442.html. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT HAS A NEW LOCATION:

The Center for Academic Achievement, Student Support Services, and the McNair Scholars Program moved from 214 East Bartlett Hall to the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) Room 007 (formerly East Gym). All phone numbers and mail codes will remain the same.

 

CASHIER LOCATION CHANGE:

Effective immediately, all cashiering functions of Business Operations are being handled at the Campbell Dining location. The Maucker Union satellite office closed May 5. Since Campbell Dining is not handicapped accessible, the following arrangements have been made to assist anyone needing cashiering, or other OBO, functions. A phone is located outside the main entrance to Campbell Hall (23rd & Campus St.), to the right of the door. Follow the posted directions to use the phone; cell phone users call: 319-273-2628. A cashier will meet you at your Campbell location and assist you with your needs. A drop box for u-bill payments remains at Essentials in Maucker Union. Contact Diane Headington, 3-2628 with questions.

 

ROD LIBRARY SERIALS REVIEW PROJECT:

Titles proposed for cancellation as part of the Library's Serials Review Project are listed on the project Web site at http://www.library.uni.edu/poc/srpindex.shtml. Comments or questions about particular titles should be directed to Katherine Martin, head, Collection Management and Special Services, at katherine.martin@uni.edu.

 

ACADEMIC SERVICES HAS MOVED:

The Department of Academic Services has moved to 007 ITTC (formerly the East Gym). Services include Examination Services, Computer-Based Testing, Reading and Learning Strategies, and Athletic Academic Advising. Telephone number and UNI mail code will remain the same.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#memday
 
J.W. MAUCKER UNION - BUILDING HOURS

Closed for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday.

 

MUSEUMS SUMMER HOURS:

The University Museum will be closed to public visitation June 7 through July 31. Museums' staff will be available 8-5 Monday through Friday. All programming planned for June and July will take place at the Marshall Center School. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for details.

 

ESSENTIALS SUMMER HOURS:

Essentials Summer hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop in for some popcorn or a cool ice cream treat. Don't forget that greeting card or gift for the high school graduate. Extended hours during summer orientation in June.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA-CREF invites you to learn about the new investment options available in your retirement plan. A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus for individual consultations from May 24-25, June 7-8 and June 21-22. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

VIOLENCE-FREE WORKPLACE POLICIES:

During the most recent contract negotiations with AFSCME, (2005-07 Contract), the employer agreed to provide to the union a written plan for the delivery of health and safety information and reporting procedures as it pertains to Violence Free Workplace Policies. The link for this document that pertains to AFSCME-covered staff is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/merit/index.asp

 

P & S OPENINGS:

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

 

SPSS SHORT COURSES OFFERED:

SPSS short courses will be offered by Mark Jacobson, Director of the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The courses will be on Thursday, May 25, from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. in SAB 227. RSVP via e-mail to jacobson@cns.uni.edu or call 3-7172. More information on the courses can be found at www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 

FY 2006 YEAR-END SCHEDULE:

The fiscal year-end-closing schedule has been updated for FY06 and is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/fy_2006_close_sch.pdf. Direct year-end-close schedule questions to Kelly Flege in Business Operations at 3-3420.

 

SUMMER FITNESS WITH CAPOEIRA:

The UNI Capoeira sport club meets Monday through Thursday, from 7:30-9 p.m. The cost is $30 per month. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial arts/dance. Get in shape and learn new and cool moves passed down from masters of Capoeira who learned from their masters. Learn how to play the drum, berimbau and tambourine and how to dance samba and maculele. Call 319-290-5503 for more information or visit www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 

EVENTS  

LATIN MUSIC AND DANCING AT THE ELECTRIC PARK:

UNI’s Gallagher-Bluedorn will present Orquesta Alto Maiz, “The Salsa Band,” Friday, May 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Electric Park Ballroom, 310 West Conger St., Waterloo. This 11-piece Latin jazz band plays a wide range of Latin musical styles, including meringue, samba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, calypso and boleros. Complimentary dance lessons will be offered starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the “A BUCK A KID!” family series at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. For tickets call 3-SHOW or toll-free at 1-877-549-SHOW (7469). Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

 
SNEAK PREVIEW PARTY FOR 'A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION:'

KUNI is hosting a sneak preview party of the "A Prairie Home Companion" movie on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Crossroads 12 Theatre in Waterloo. For reservations, call Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or purchase tickets online at www.kuniradio.org. If purchasing online, select "A Prairie Home Companion - Movie Package" in the drop-down menu of Thank-You Gifts. Ticket packages are $30 and include two tickets to the movie sneak preview party, a copy of the "A Prairie Home Companion" motion picture soundtrack, complimentary rhubarb pie plus contests and giveaways before the show.

 

MUSEUMS A-Z INSTITUTE F-WEEK: FOOD FROM THE FARM

How does food get from farms to our tables? Visit local farms or talk with people in agri-business. June 12, milk; June 13, apples; June 14, corn; June 15, soybeans; June 16, honey. For children entering grades K-6 this fall. Register by June 5. http://www.uni.edu/museum for details or call 3-2188.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAMP:

The Department of Modern Languages is offering children in grades 2-6 the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish, French, German, or Russian. Camps will be held the week of June 19-23, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Price Lab. For more information and/or to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global.

 

 

 
 

 


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