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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

Some Gilchrist offices moved during the summer. See the updated list of temporary Gilchrist office locations at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/giloffice.shtml

 

STUDENT SERVICES MOVE TO THE UNION:

Student Services are in Maucker Union Aug. 17 through 21: Check the complete schedule for hours and locations of Public Safety (Parking Permits), Business Operations (Cashier), and ITS-Consulting Center (Computer Password resets). Click here for more information: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/weekendservices.shtml

 

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.

 

UPDATING THE 2006-2007 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK:

OFFICE INFO ONLY: Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/. Deadline for these changes is Monday, Aug. 28. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at 3-2761 or melissa.barber@uni.edu.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER TO REOPEN:

The Visitor Information Center, located at the University Avenue entrance to campus, will reopen Wednesday, Aug. 16. The center will be staffed with a combination of students and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The online calendar will be the main source of information for campus visitors, so it's important for all campus departments to enter events on the Web site. Parking permits are not available at the VIC. Contact Public Safety for permits. The phone number at the VIC is 3-7628. The VIC is a collaborative project of University Events Coordination, GBPAC, Department of Residence, Office of Admissions and University Marketing & Public Relations. Contact Sarah Vit at 3-6899 for more information.

 
WRITING CENTER HAS MOVED:

The Writing Center is now located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) Room 008. Free writing assistance is available to students, faculty and staff. Call 3-2361 to schedule an appointment.

 

JUMP START ORIENTATION:

The ninth annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program began Sunday and continues through Friday, Aug. 18. The program assists ethnically diverse students in making a smooth transition to UNI. Help welcome the Jump Start participants during the week. For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 273-2281.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

REGISTER FOR OFFICE ERGONOMICS TRAINING:

UNI Physical Plant Safety Coordinator Wendell Reece will discuss office ergonomics and offer tips on ways to re-fit workstations to suit individual needs. To register, call Robin at 3-3536 or visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD


NEW StudioIT CLASSROOMS AVAILABLE:

ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations for fall 2006 for the new StudioIT labs. StudioIT 1, 2 and 3 are located in the ITTC Rooms 134, 136 and 138 respectively and can handle classes of up to 60 students. Each lab is equipped with Gateway Tablet PCs, a Crestron multimedia control system and a video conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

 

MERIT JOB OPENINGS:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

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.

 
REQUEST LIBRARY INSTRUCTION:

Introduce your students to the wide variety of information sources available at the Rod Library. We're taking reservations for fall instruction sessions. Call 3-2839 or fill out the online form at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm. New this fall: Panther Prowler. See: http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/

 

DEADLINE FOR STAFF TRAINING GRANT FAST APPROACHING:

The application deadline for fall classes under the Staff Training Grant program is Monday, Aug. 21. Completed applications should be mailed to Human Resource Services, mail code 0034 or dropped off at 121 Commons. For more information, contact Michelle Byers at 3-6432.

 

 

HOURS

WRC AND HEALTH BEAT:

The WRC has re-opened, continuing summer hours. Fall hours begin Sunday, Aug. 20, 3 - 11 p.m. Health Beat in Maucker Union re-opens Monday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 a.m.

 

CAMPUS DINING OPTIONS:

Chat's is open in Maucker Union this week. Prexy's will re-open Thursday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dine at Prexy's and help welcome the student staff back to Wasabi and Flares Thursday, followed by Avanti and Blimpie on Friday. Prexy's grab-and-go selections will be available Thursday and Friday, as well. Biscotti's and the 23rd Street Market will re-open this Thursday and Friday. Week-day hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - midnight. 23rd Street Market was re-decorated during the summer and there are new products at both locations.

 

EVENTS

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.

 
HYPNOTIST JIM WAND:

Dare to get hypnotized? You'll be laughing in the aisles. Hypnotist Jim Wand will perform two shows in the GBPAC, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 and 10 p.m. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

MAUCKER UNION BARBECUE:

Come and enjoy free hotdogs, chips and soda on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., on the Maucker Union Plaza. Free, live entertainment with acapella group Marcoux Corner. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

CONVOCATION:

Plan to attend the sixth-annual Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty. President Benjamin J. Allen will preside.

 

PRINT EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT ART GALLERY:

The print exhibition, "Quiet Village: Recent Works by Michael Krueger and Jenny Schmid," opens Monday, Aug. 21, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 17. The artists will give a lecture titled "Welcome to the Quiet Village" at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, in KAB, Room 111. A reception will follow. To complement the Gallery exhibition, recent prints by printmaker Mark Hosford will be in the KAB Lobby showcases. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

 

FREE BARBECUE AT THE CME:

Your first day of class deserves a bash. Bring a friend and join us for a free barbecue dinner, sno cones, volleyball and music by DJ Mixxfactor, Monday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Memorial Garden outside Maucker Union. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Iowa City-based singer/songwriter Nic Arp will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, in KUNI's third-floor studios. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's soccer team will begin its home season with an exhibition match against Wartburg on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex.

 

KUNI HOSTS FREE CONCERT:

As part of UNI's Welcome Week, KUNI presents a free outdoor concert Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Adam Bolts of Cedar Falls' own The Beat Strings, Iowa City's Death Ships and Marion's The Wheelers are featured. The party will take place at the Mosaic Band Shell located on the south side of Russell Hall, near the corner of West 27th and Minnesota Streets, across from Hagemann and Rider Halls. This special event is made possible by the Friends of KUNI and Mohair Pear (on College Hill). Rain date is Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR - VOLUNTEERS ROCK:

Attend the UNI Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maucker Union. More than 50 nonprofits will share volunteer opportunities of all types. Open to all majors and interests. Win free tickets to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the GBPAC by attending. For more information contact the American Humanics Student Association (jvernoy@uni.edu or vangorp@uni.edu).

 

W-CF SYMPHONY STARGAZERS:

Stargazers tickets for the Oct. 7 concert with famed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg are just $20 each in the first five rows of the GBPAC's second balcony. Price includes free valet parking that night. For details, call 3-SHOW.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

Future classroom teachers - - participate in "Building Character Through Found Objects" Friday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., in SEC 303. Learn how to create an art assemblage using old junk and discover how the process can be used to help build students' self awareness, improve their learning performance and build self worth. To register: amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

CONVERSATION-PARTNER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour per week to speak in English. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this interesting international experience. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

 

 

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