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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

NEWS

BUDGET UPDATE:

The university has submitted its proposed fiscal-year 2007 budget to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa (BOR), for its August meeting. Due to insufficient funding, this proposal requires UNI to reallocate $2 million across divisions. This is the culmination of a process that began months before the legislative session.

 

The BOR initially requested $40 million in recurring funding to meet the three regent universities' operational needs. UNI's share would have been $7.5 million, enabling it to meet increased energy costs and mandated salary increases (with comparable increases for non-bargaining unit employees). In May, the legislature approved $11 million in state appropriations for recurring funds for the three universities. UNI's portion was approximately $2 million. This appropriation, combined with non-recurring state appropriations of $1.5 million, left UNI with the need to reallocate $4 million in spending in fiscal year 2007. In June, the BOR approved a one-time energy and environment surcharge for students. The surcharge will generate $2 million in funding, reducing next year's reallocation need to $2 million.

 

Implementing the reallocations has required difficult decisions regarding programs and services for the upcoming year. Division vice presidents and department heads will communicate more details related to next year's budget to faculty and staff in the next several weeks.

 

In addition, Fiscal Year 2007 must serve as a period of transition as we strategically re-examine our operations and programs to prepare for a changing environment and the long term funding issues that we will continue to face.

 

This is a challenging time for UNI. However, we remain committed to a philosophy of Students First and will continue to provide a high-quality education for students with the opportunity for study with diverse, full-time, tenure-track faculty. We will continue to lift up these qualities and values and keep them an integral part of UNI's story.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

Sidewalk replacement on the east side of the Hudson Road underpass will affect foot traffic in the area. Access from 23rd Street will be diverted down the stairs into the Campbell B parking lot and handicap access will be via the parking lot entrance drive while the ramp section is being demolished and reconstructed. Call 3-3035 with any questions or concerns.

 
PLAY MAY BE POTENTIAL COURSE TIE-IN:

A theatrical version of "Nickel and Dimed," based on "NICKEL AND DIMED, ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA" by Barbara Ehrenreich, will be presented in the Interpreters Theatre on Oct. 19, 20 and 21. Admission is free. This may be an excellent addition to your fall classes. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at Karen.Mitchell@uni.edu.

 

IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Faculty and staff volunteers 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/446.html. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK 2006 DEADLINE:

UNI's Annual Diversity Week, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, will be Sept. 11-15. If your department or office is planning a related event that should be added to the Diversity Week calendar and posters, please submit location, date, time and a short event description to Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu by Wednesday, July 26.

 
NEW OFFICE DEPOT CATALOG:

The new Office Depot catalogs have been delivered. If you did not receive a copy, call Campus Supply at 3-2451.

 
SUMMER GUESTS ON CAMPUS:

Participants in the following programs will be on campus July 19-26: Harp Camp and UDA Dance Camp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

NEW RESERVE LISTS FOR FALL DUE:

Professors who have items on reserve for the May term/summer semester and would like to put the same items on reserve for the fall semester should fill out a Reserve Reinstatement form, attach an item list, and return both to the Rod Library Reserve Desk (mail code 3675). Printable and electronic submission forms are available at: http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml. Deadline is Monday, July 31.

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

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

 
WORKSHOPS OFFERED ON SUPERVISING STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Register now for workshops on supervising student employees. Sponsored by UNI Financial Aid and HRS Training and Development, this four-session series will help you learn how to set expectations, motivate and manage the performance of student employees. Open to all university employees. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/step_flier.doc or call Robin at 3-3536 or Tim at 3-2722.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in Rod Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 21. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

HOURS

NEW HOURS AT PRINT SERVICES:

Due to a long-term air conditioning outage that causes printing-machinery malfunctions, UNI Print Services has changed its hours to 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information about services, call 3-2448 or see http://www.printservices.uni.edu/services.asp

 
EXTENDED HOURS AT PREXY'S:

Prexy's in Maucker Union is open for lunch weekdays until 1:30 p.m. through the month of July. Selections change daily. Watch UNI Online for new hours in August.

 

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER:

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

EVENTS

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR STELLA THOMAS:

Stella Thomas is leaving UNI after 18 years of service. Her Registrar’s Office family is hosting a party in her honor Wednesday, July 19, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Conference Room. Stop by for refreshments and offer her your best wishes.

 
FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR GUY SIMS:

Guy Sims will leave UNI July 21 to become the assistant vice president of student affairs at Virgina Tech. A farewell reception will take place Thursday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Coffeehouse of Maucker Union. Come help Guy celebrate his new position and thank him for his 10 years of service to UNI.

 

HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER GROUNDBREAKING:

The groundbreaking ceremony for UNI's new Human Performance Center (HPC) will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, west of the Wellness Recreation Center and north of the UNI-Dome. Rain location is the UNI-Dome. Funded by federal appropriations and private funds, the HPC will focus on innovative healthy youth and sports medicine programs supported through a number of unique community partnerships. Refreshments, educational displays and a preview tour of the McLeod Center will follow the ceremony. Please RSVP to 3-6144.

 

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will present "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," July 20 through 23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The all-youth production features 50 children ages 8 to 15 from the Cedar Valley. For tickets ($5), call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

KUNI's CD RELEASE PARTY WITH THE MITTENS:

Help KUNI celebrate the release of its brand new live CD, "KUNI Presents ... It Came from Studio One!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20. This album is a compilation of live original recordings broadcast on KUNI's "Night Music" program and during Monday's "Live from Studio One" program. National recording artists as well as local and regional artists are featured. Local band The Mittens perform during the CD release party with a rockin' set in Studio One. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE HIGH STRUNG AT THE REVERB:

The "KUNI Presents" concert series continues at The Reverb with The High Strung at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best new, young rock 'n' roll bands in America, The High Strung is touring in support of its sophomore release, "Moxie Bravo." NPR’s Ken Tucker named The High Strung’s debut album, "These Are Good Times," as one of the Top 10 Rock Records of 2003. Local faves The Mittens open the show. Admission is $6. Visit www.kuniradio.org for full details.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter Karla Ruth will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, in KUNI's third-floor studios. Her music is best described as acoustic folk pop, or, as Karla prefers to call it, "reckless folk." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

MUSEUM MORNINGS:

Free activities and learning stations will be set up in the Marshall Center one-room school, with a different topic each week. Visit any time between 9 a.m. and noon. A museum staff member will be present to offer assistance but children MUST be accompanied by an adult. The topic for July 24-28: You can't eat a tree cookie...but you can find out how old a tree is by counting the rings. Check out some different seeds, twigs and leaves at the museum.

 

PANTHER FAN FEST:

The 3rd-annual Panther Fan Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, in the UNI-Dome. Panther fans and families are invited to join the UNI Panther Athletic teams in kicking off the 2006-07 year. The event includes McLeod Center tours, inflatables and games, autographs, food vendors and a welcome from coaches and President Allen.

 

UNI PANTHERS TAKE ON DRAKE:

Cheer on the UNI Panthers in Des Moines Thursday, Aug. 31, as they take on the Drake Bulldogs at 7:05 p.m. Families are invited to a pre-game tailgate. For more information visit http://www.unialum.org/events.shtml

 

 


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