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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

NEWS

UPDATE: ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT SURCHARGE AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET:

The $100 per semester Energy/Environment surcharge for students announced this month will be voted on at a special Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meeting in Ames on June 20. If approved, the surcharge will take effect this fall and will generate $1.9 million in funding for UNI. See full statement at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/443.html

 

UNI IN THE NEWS: KOOB OP-ED:

A guest opinion from President Koob about the budget ran in the Des Moines Register on May 29.

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/443.html

 

HELP NEEDED WITH PARENT BOOTH AT SUMMER ORIENTATION:

For the first time, UNI will provide a special Parent Hospitality tent at summer new-sudent orientation. The tent will be a place where parents will have a chance to talk with veteran UNI parents. If in addition to working at UNI, you also are a UNI parent, consider volunteering a shift at the booth. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/444.html

 

COMPUTER CONSULTING CENTER (CCC) MOVE:

The CCC has moved out of CBB 27 in to offices in ITTC 36. Additionally Jack Miller and Dana Peiffer have moved to the new location. The phone number for both the CCC and staff will remain the same. The camus mail code is now 0522.

 

'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 be as high as $63.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY SPECIAL OFFER:

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

 

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 online: 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 are 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 remain the same.

 

 

HOURS

CME CLOSED; RE-OPENS MONDAY, JUNE 5

The Center for Multicultural Education is closed and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 5.

 

MUSEUMS SUMMER HOURS:

The University Museum will be closed to public visitation June 7 through July 31. Museums' staff will be available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LEAVE BALANCE AND USAGE REPORTS:

Effective immediately, the Leave Balance and Usage Report has been updated to include balances and carry-over of emergency leave. Refer to payroll announcements at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml for further details. Questions should be directed to Kim Andersen in Payroll at 3-6425. The June 15 MEMFIS Users Group meeting will include a presentation on these new Leave Balance and Usage Report features.

 
FRINGE ALLOCATION RATES:

The fringe rates for fiscal year 2006-07 are now available. The fringe rate schedule is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/documents/FB_Rates_06-07.pdf Please direct any questions to Bruce Rieks, budget director, at 3-7498 or by e-mail, bruce.rieks@uni.edu.

 

WEATHER RADIOS:

Just in time for tornado season, Campus Supply has a stock of All-Hazard Weather Alert radios for sale. Besides the alerts these radios come with AM/FM and calendar. Call Mary Burke in Campus Supply at 3-6430 to keep your office informed.

 

TONER CARTRIDGES FOR SALE:

The Office of the Registrar has a number of toner cartridges for sale. The toner numbers are HP C3900A, HP C6578DN, HP 51645A, HP 92295A, HP C3903A, HP C3906A, HP C4092A, HP C8061A, HP 92298A, Okidata 393/395 for a microline printer, and Brother 3015 and 1030 for a typewriter. These are offered for sale at approximately half price. For more information, contact Norma at 3-2283.

 

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.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each international student with an American conversation partner. The partners meet for one hour each week, allowing international students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. American students benefit by meeting new students while developing greater cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner during summer session at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.html

 

SUMMER FITNESS WITH CAPOEIRA:

The UNI Capoeira sport club meets Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $30 per month. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance. Get in shape and learn new and cool moves passed down from Capoeira 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  

ART EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES:

The exhibition, "Fossil Fools," will run Tuesday, June 6 through Sunday, July 2. Two performances, "Oh Petroleum" and "Energy Wars," will be presented Tues., June 6 at 7 p.m. Artists' gallery talks and an opening reception will follow. The exhibition, curated by recent UNI B.F.A. graduate David Schmitz, features artists Kristin Baumlier, Nate Parsons, Tom Hansell, and Brian Harnetty. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Violet Island will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 5 in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Violet Island creates intelligent music and lyrics with hints of pop, jazz and influences ranging from Peter Gabriel to Alanis Morissette to Sarah McLachlan. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC:

Jeffrey Foucault will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Foucault's third solo record, "Ghost Repeater" features Bo Ramsey, Greg Brown and Lucinda Williams, along with special guest appearances by Dave Moore on harp and accordion, Eric Heywood on pedal steel and Kris Delmhorst on backing vocals. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR ROMANO:

A farewell reception honoring Renee Romano, vice president for educational and student services, will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. Stop by to thank her for her service to UNI and wish her well in her new position as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

GOLF OUTING:

The 5th Annual UNI Football Golf Outing will take place Thursday, June 15 at the Red Carpet Golf Course in Waterloo. The two-person best-shot tournament will start at 12:30 p.m., with dinner to follow. For more information, contact Assistant Coach Bill Salmon. bill.salmon@uni.edu

 

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 to 6 the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish, French, German or Russian. Camps will be 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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