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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006

NEWS

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

UNI has unveiled 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 computer 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. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=2390

 
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

 
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM:

The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship by matching local families with UNI international students. Families and students decide what to do together and how often they spend time with each other. This is a meaningful and fun experience for most families, and our students really appreciate the families who volunteer. If interested, contact Ross Schupbach, international student advisor, at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As part of the Institutional Roads 2006 program, a portion of Indiana Street, near the entrance to the Latham A parking lot, closed for reconstruction 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

REGISTER NOW FOR WRS AND HB:

Registrations for 2006-07 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat user privileges are being accepted. Individual cost is $168. Registration provides access to Wellness/Recreation Center facilities, as well as Health Beat in Maucker Union. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Click on "Employee Wellness" and select "Facility User Registration," or visit WRC 101 and register in person.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

HOURS

UNIVERSITY FALL HOURS:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of regular business hours.

 

IRTS CLOSED TILL FALL:

Instructional Resources and Technology Services in SEC 222 Curriculum Library and computer labs are closed and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 21.

 

AUGUST HOURS FOR CME:

The Center for Multicultural Education and its facilities are closed through Aug. 13.

 

AUGUST HOURS AT PREXY'S AND CHATS:

Weekday dining service at Maucker Union continues through August. Prexy's is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Chats, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chilled beverages and lunch entrees are featured in August.

 

 

EVENTS

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Country-rock band Pumptown will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, in KUNI's third-floor studios. They sing original songs and play guitar, harmonica, drums and bass. The band's latest CD is "Greenspace." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 


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