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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006

NEWS

UPDATING 06-07 PHONE DIRECTORY - PERSONAL & OFFICE INFO:

Human Resource Services is updating information for the new UNI Directory. Please verify your home and office phone and address information. To verify or change your information, login to: My UNIverse; My Personal Records; Update My Personal Information. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 1, for updates. If you have any questions, e-mail HRS-Mail@uni.edu

 

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Sept. 5 edition of UNI Online will be noon, Friday, Sept. 1.

 

PRE-TAX PARKING DEDUCTIONS:

August payroll marks the first month for pre-tax payroll parking deductions for employees selecting this payment method. Since pre-tax parking can only be deducted as one-twelfth the annual cost, in some instances employees will have more than one deduction taken. Please refer to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml for an explanation of the different deductions.

 
SPEAKERS BUREAU:

UNI takes pride in serving Iowa's communities through its Speakers Bureau program, which includes more than 175 presentation topics delivered by faculty and staff. The Speakers Bureau is an excellent resource for community and professional organizations. We encourage you to promote this service to groups with which you are affiliated. For more information on UNI's Speakers Bureau, or to become a member, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, or contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu or 3-3170.

 
PANTHER SHUTTLE WILL PROWL ON NEW ROUTE:

The Panther Shuttle has added a new route. The added route is labeled "route 9" on the new maps provided by MET Transit. The bus stops at Wal-Mart, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Hamilton College, near the UNI Campus, and at the Thunder Ridge Shopping Center. Visit the Northern Iowa Student Government office for an updated map of the bus routes. Faculty and staff may ride the new Panther Shuttle route at no cost.

 

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.

 

WRS SPORT CLUB POLICIES:

Sport Club games/matches/events are intended to be alcohol free whether the games take place on the West Campus Fields, Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex, the Intramural Fields or in the Wellness/Recreation Center. Other prohibited items include smoking, glass containers and pets. These policies apply for all attendees: club participants, students, faculty, staff, spouses and parents. Signs are posted as a reminder. Please respect the policies, game and the fields.

 

A&F NEWS AND VIEWS NEWSLETTER:

The Administration and Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/newsletter.shtml It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities in that division.

 

FEDERAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:

Links to federal disclosure information, as well as institutional and financial assistance information, are available to all prospective and currently enrolled students as required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Public Law 105-244 and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act at http://www.uni.edu/regist/schedule_fall2006/misc_info.shtml#10. Students have a right to inspect and have copies of any and/or all of the information.

 

NASA FUNDS GeoTREE CENTER:

GeoTREE (GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education and Extension) Center funded by NASA was established in the Department of Geography. The Center transfers NASA-related geospatial technologies such as satellite remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to federal, state, local and tribal (FSLT) government agencies. For more information, contact: Ramanathan Sugumaran ''Sugu'', GeoTREE Director, Email: sugu@uni.edu, Tel: 3-3713 or 3-3816.

 

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS:

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act, the following Web site provides links to university standards of conduct concerning Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and related disciplinary sanctions; local, state, and federal laws and sanctions concerning AOD use; health risks of AOD use and abuse; and programs that provide assistance for alcohol and/or other drug concerns: http://www.uni.edu/subabuse

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

 

SETTING UP A COURSE IN WebCT WORKSHOP:

Educational Technology is offering a special session of "Setting up a Course" in WebCT workshop on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8:30 a.m. During this session you will learn how to create a course from scratch in the new CE6 environment. This session is meant for faculty who have never used WebCT before or for faculty needing an update on the new CE6 version. Visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm for more information.

 

WebCT HELP SESSIONS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering two special WebCT help sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. During these sessions ITS-ET staff will help you build your course and answer any questions that you may have about the new CE6 version. Faculty can drop in anytime during these times to receive individual help. No appointment is necessary. Visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm for more information.

 
PRINT SERVICES ANNOUNCES COLOR-COPY SPECIAL:

From Sept. 1 to Sept. 29, all 8 1/2 x 11 copies are 50 cents per side, and 11 x 17 copies are 75 cents per side. Further price reductions are available for large copy jobs. Print Services is located in the Physical Plant building. For more information call 3-2448. http://www.printservices.uni.edu/

 

UNI LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE:

Space is still available for UNI's first Leadership Best Practices Conference on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education. Featuring a keynote address from UNI's Victoria Robinson, associate professor of educational leadership, counseling, and postsecondary education, and a panel highlighting exemplary practices, this forum is intended to help all campus employees enhance their leadership potential. To register, go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/bestpractices_flier.pdf
or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) is a year-long roundtable in Academic Administration for tenured faculty, with or without administrative experience, who seek to develop their capacities for informal and formal leadership in higher education. Contact martha.reineke@uni.edu or 3-6233 for an application and program description. Sponsors: Campus Advisory Group and five other offices.

 

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.

 

PANTHER PROWLER:

Beginning this semester, it is possible to search up to 10 databases at once. Try the new Panther Prowler search engine – http://metalib2.exlibrisgroup.com:8334/V/ or http://www.library.uni.edu/ - for more thorough and exhaustive searching in more than 40 different fields of study.

 

TRANSFER PLAN-IT DEMONSTRATION:

Come see what the buzz is about. Transfer Plan-It is an online service designed to assist transfer students in determining which university requirements they may have satisfied based on the classroom work they have completed prior to attending UNI. It is important for all faculty and staff to see. Demonstrations are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, in 109 CBB, at 2 and 3 p.m.

 

REFERRAL RESOURCE GUIDE AVAILABLE:

The University Referral Resource Guide is now available for faculty, staff and administrators at http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/uni_resources/docs/ref_resource_guide.pdf
For easy access, save on your desk top. If you have any questions, contact Anthony Smothers in Academic Advising & Career Services at 3-6857.

 

TIAA-CREF CONSULTATIONS:

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus for individual consultations on Sept. 12 through 14 and Sept. 27 through 29. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

TEACHER ED COMMUNICATION NETWORK:

Faculty, staff and administrators who wish to be included in the communication network for Teacher Education should apply for membership to the Teacher Education Faculty by Sept. 5. (Current members need not re-apply.) Application: http://www.uni.edu/teached/_faculty/Application_TEF.pdf

 

NEW INTERACTIVE CAMPUS MAP:

UNI Campus Map is an interactive online map that allows you to scroll to various areas of the campus, zoom in and out, and get detailed information on residential buildings, educational buildings, and parking lots. The new map also allows users to search for locations by building name and parking lots. It also has routing applications. To find out more, visit http://itt240-02.geog.uni.edu/CampusMap/Default.aspx. This Web site is created and maintained by the GeoTREE Center. For any questions, contact Ramanathan Sugumaran, sugu@uni.edu or call 3-3816.

 

2007 CALENDARS:

It is time to order your 2007 calendars. All calendars should be requisitioned by selecting from your Office Depot catalog. When ordering use the six-digit numbers and the price shown. If you need a catalog, please call Campus Supply at 3-2451.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:

Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES:

Register now for fall fitness and leisure classes. Check out the Panther Pump, Pilates, Hip Hop, and Get Fit on Route 66. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec Classes begin Monday, Aug. 28.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 
 

HOURS

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 
LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

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

 

WAREHOUSE HOURS:

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 24, the Warehouse Store at 2412 W. 27th St. will be open for business from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday.

 

THE PRODUCTION HOUSE HOURS:
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/

 

EVENTS

JAN FLICK RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

Join Human Resources as they bid farewell to Jan Flick, UNI benefits manager. A reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the Georgian Lounge in the Commons.

 

REMEMBER THE VICTIMS: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANES KATRINA AND RITA:

A prayer service will take place Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Stephen the Witness (Next to University Book and Supply). All are welcome to this event. For more information, please contact Sr. Mary Lou Specha or Rolando M. Morales at 266-9863.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The "KUNI Presents" concert series continues at The Reverb in Cedar Falls with the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash on Thursday, Aug. 31. Opening the show is Des Moines-based roots rockers, Randy Burk and the Prisoners. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

THEATRE AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Nickel and Dimed," written by Joan Holden (adapted from Barbara Ehrenreich's book) and directed by Karen Mitchell, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29 and 30, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. There are roles for five men and eight women. No prior experience needed. No preparation required. Performance dates are Oct. 18 through 21. For further information, e-mail Karen.Mitchell@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther football team will kick off its season at Drake on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7:08 p.m.

 
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash unleash their heavy, toe-tapping, shuffle rhythms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'THE BREAK-UP':

Come see the summer blockbuster move, "The Break-Up," starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Maucker Union Ballroom at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE:

Help the UNI Student Reading Association spread literacy in the Cedar Valley. Now through Sept. 29, new or lightly used children's or young adult books can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in Rod Library children's section, Baker Hall 110, CME, IRTS lab, SEC 113 and 116. For more information, contact Mariel at mgm454@uni.edu

 

UNI HOST'S CHAMBER'S BREAKFAST:

UNI will sponsor the Chambers' Good Morning Cedar Valley breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, on the UNI-Dome floor. The breakfast features a short program with updates from city officials, sponsors and a brief welcome by President Allen. There is no cost to attend. Reservations are required. RSVP to the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber - Cedar Falls, 266-3593.

 

INSTALLATION EVENTS FOR PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Mark your calendars for events celebrating President Benjamin J. Allen's installation as UNI's ninth president. A faculty/staff reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom. The installation ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the GBPAC. Those participating in the procession must arrive at the GBPAC at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Jan Hanish, 3-2331 or jan.hanish@uni.edu.

 
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FALL PERFORMANCE SEASON OPENS:

The 25th annual School of Music Scholarship Benefit Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the GBPAC Great Hall. http://www.tickets.uni.edu

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ROAD TRIP TO SIX FLAGS:

Take a road trip to Six Flags Great America in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets are just $25 for UNI students and $30 for guests. Price includes transportation to and from Chicago and park entrance. Bus leaves from in front of University Book and Supply at 6:30 a.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement and Activities Center in the upper level of Maucker Union.

 

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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