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Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006

NEWS

ORDER ACADEMIC APPAREL FOR INSTALLATION:

The Installation Ceremony for President Allen will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the GBPAC. All faculty and staff are invited. Academic apparel will be provided free of charge. Reserve through the Registrar's Office by calling 3-2283 or contacting norma.riley@uni.edu. Faculty and staff members who have earned master's degrees or higher are eligible to wear a hood with their robes and march in the procession. Deadline for apparel reservations is Aug. 25. Delivery should occur on approximately Sept. 25. The Registrar’s Office will contact you when your order has been received. All apparel must be returned immediately after the ceremony.

 

E-NEWSLETTER REMINDERS:

MYUNIverse News will resume production on Monday, Aug. 14. Submission deadline is noon, Friday, Aug. 11. UNI Online will resume twice-a-week production (Tuesdays and Thursdays) starting Tuesday, Aug. 15.

 

ADD EVENTS TO UNIVERSITY CALENDAR:

When planning and scheduling lectures, concerts, meetings, etc. add them to the university calendar of events (http://access.uni.edu/acal/). This will help avoid conflicts which can occur when several events are scheduled for the same date. To inquire about authorization to enter events for your organization, contact the Data Access Team of Information Technology Services at 3-7720.

 

FIXED ASSET ACCOUNTING CHANGES FOR FY 2007:

Effective immediately there are new guidelines for recording equipment purchases, including the capitalization level, which has increased to $5,000. A new object code has been added to record non-capitalized electronic equipment. Refer to specific guidelines on the fixed asset Web page: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/index.shtml. Guidelines for the creation of purchase orders and procurement card charges remain the same for capital purchases taking into account the increased threshold.

 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NEED DONATIONS:

The International Students Association and the International Services Office are asking for donations to help UNI's international students. Do you have extra household items cluttering your cupboards and drawers? Would you like to find a home for that mis-matched coffee mug AND have it go for a good cause? If so, participate in the International Donation Drive. To donate, respond by Aug. 15 to Jennifer Ersland at erslandj@uni.edu
3-2862. For a list of most needed items, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/452.html

 
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

 
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

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNI BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP:

A conference featuring a keynote address from Victoria Robinson, UNI associate professor of educational leadership, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Come celebrate leadership excellence at UNI, learn new strategies to develop leadership potential in ourselves and others and discuss specific issues affecting work at UNI. The conference is free and open to all UNI employees. Brown-bag lunch included. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/bestpractices_flier.pdf or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT APPROVAL LIST AVAILABLE:

The Student Assignment Approval List is available for departments to review and confirm continuing departmental student employees working for the new academic year.  This is a MEMFIS Discoverer Report.  For information on accessing and using the report, along with hiring of new employees, refer to the announcement at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.  This report should be submitted to Student Employment.

 

UPDATED CASH ADVANCE REQUEST FORM:

The Office of Business Operations has updated the cash advance request form. This is located in the forms repository: https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml Use of this new form should begin immediately. Direct questions to Lisa Steimel at 3-5885.

 

 

 

HOURS

WRC AND HEALTH BEAT CLOSED:

The Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) is closed for maintenance through Sunday, Aug. 13. The WRC will re-open at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, continuing summer hours. Fall hours begin Sunday, Aug. 20, 3 - 11 p.m. Health Beat in Maucker Union is closed until Aug. 20, re-opening Monday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 a.m.

 

ESSENTIALS IS OPEN:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union for popcorn, a cold beverage or your favortite snack. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. during August interim.

 

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.

 

 

 

EVENTS

PIANO SALE AT GBPAC:

UNI will host a piano sale Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at the GBPAC. The sale will feature various brands of grand, upright and digital pianos. New pianos from West Music Co. also will be available for purchase. For more information, visit http://www.unipianosale.com The UNI community, is invited to preview these pianos on Friday, Aug. 10 by calling 269-9378 to set-up an appointment.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Rachel Ries, classically trained in voice, piano, violin and viola, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in KUNI's third-floor studios. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

 


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