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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

NEWS

UNI PARTNERS WITH CEDAR FALLS FOR WEST CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT:

UNI will move forward with a city-university partnership regarding land north and west of the Wellness Recreation Center. The agreement will benefit the city and the university, improving UNI's recreation and intercollegiate athletic fields while adding wetlands and a walking trail to the area. For more information about this agreement and land development, go to http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/450.html

 

UNI TO UNVEIL FIRST-IN-THE-NATION ONLINE TOOL TO MAKE TRANSFERRING EASIER:

Aug. 1 UNI will unveil to the public a unique online tool to help students with credit from other Iowa institutions transfer to UNI. Developed by UNI computer programmers and called "Transfer Plan-It," this online program allows prospective students to select courses they've taken and immediately see which classes transfer to UNI -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More details in the next UNI Online.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As part of the Institutional Roads 2006 program, a portion of Indiana Street, near the entrance to the Latham A parking lot, will be closed for reconstruction beginning Monday July 31. The Latham A parking lot will be closed during the reconstruction time period. Indiana Street at this location is expected to reopen on Friday, Aug. 18. Contact Facilities Planning at 3-2611 if you have questions.

 

NEW ART DEPARTMENT HEAD:

Jeffery Byrd will assume the position of acting head of the Department of Art for academic year 2006-2007, effective Aug. 1. He is replacing Stephen Taft, who will be on professional development assignment.

 

NO MUG MEETING:

Due to limited agendas, vacation plans, and the start of the fall semester, the MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet in July or August. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1:30 p.m., location to be determined. In the meantime, visit the recently updated MEMFIS Web site, http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfisThe goal of this redesign is to provide user-friendly “how to” information about the MEMFIS system. Direct comments and suggestions to eunice.dell@uni.edu or call 3-7432.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

Families are needed to host senior-level university students from New Zealand during the fall 2006 semester. If interested, contact the UNI Study Abroad Office by Aug. 7. Call 3-7078 or e-mail linda.wiges@uni.edu.

 

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 something to consider adding to your fall classes. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at Karen.Mitchell@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER GUESTS ON CAMPUS:

NCA Cheer and Dance Camp completes the summer camp schedule for the Department of Residence. This group arrives July 31.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE FOR FALL:

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.

 
REQUEST LIBRARY INSTRUCTION:

Can your students go beyond Google? Do your students know how to "Find it!", operate the new EBSCO version of ERIC and find government publications? Do they know when and how to utilize the advanced search and preferences of Google Scholar? Ask for Library Instruction by calling 3-2839 or request it online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm

 

MERIT JOB OPENINGS:

Current Merit vacancies can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include recruiter/advisor and benefits administrator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

NEW RESERVE LISTS FOR FALL DUE:

Submit request(s) for new items to put on reserve for fall semester by Friday, Aug. 4. Submission forms are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml. Contact Gail or Julie at libmsc@uni.edu or call 3-6002 if you have questions.

 

TIAA-CREF CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE:

TIAA-CREF invites you to learn about the new investment options now available in your retirement plan. A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on the UNI campus for individual consultations Aug. 8 through 10 and Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

 
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.

 

 

 

HOURS

IRTS CLOSED TILL FALL:

Instructional Resources and Technology Services in SEC 222 Curriculum Library and computer labs will close at 5 p.m. July 28 and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 21.

 

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

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Cooper, Nelson & Early will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, in KUNI's third-floor studios. This trio features fine harmonies, guitar, cittern, bowed psaltery, whistle and a passel of rhythm instruments. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS MASSAGE:

Massages will be offered by LMT Jackie Olberding during the week of Aug. 14, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per every 15 minutes. The fall schedule has been set as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

 

PANTHER FAN FEST:

The third-annual Panther Fan Fest will take place 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.

 

 
 

 


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