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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006

NEWS

PARKING FACILITY UPDATE:

Following input from campus and the multimodal-project task force, the Cabinet has concluded that the multimodal project presented to campus last spring will not move forward.

http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/index.shtml The task force that was expanded last spring met through June and worked on 1) reviewing campus parking and transit concerns; and 2) evaluating the feasibility of a parking facility that would meet our parking needs, fit within the campus master plan and be financially sound. The task force is continuing its work and will provide additional updates and opportunities for feedback as more information is available.

 

PRINT SERVICES ANNOUNCES COLOR-COPY SPECIAL:

From Friday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 29, all 8 1/2 x 11 color 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 or visit http://www.printservices.uni.edu

 
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.

 

UNI TO CELEBRATE PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

UNI will celebrate its second-annual Purple Pride Day, Friday, Oct. 6. UNI students, employees, alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to wear UNI purple apparel. Take group photos and send digital images to University Marketing & Public Relations, umpr@uni.edu. The photos will be included on UNI's Purple Pride Gallery Web site.

 

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.

 
 
 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

TEACHING-LEARNING CONSORTIUM LISTSERV AVAILABLE:

Interested in activities and conversation related to enhancing your college classroom teaching and your students' learning? Then subscribe to the Teaching-Learning Consortium Listserv. This listserv will provide information about such activities as well as opportunities to converse with others about teaching and learning at UNI. To subscribe, send a message to mailserv@uni.edu which contains the message: SUB TeachingLearningConsortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston.uni.edu.

 

TALKING TEACHING AND LEARNING MEETING:

An interdisciplinary group of faculty will meet on Fridays, Sept. 1 and 15, at 3:30 p.m. in ITTC 125/126. The group will discuss: 1) The thing that I'm doing now that really seems to enhance my students' learning is ...; and 2) Perhaps the best thing I can do to further enhance/maximize student learning in my classes would be ... These meetings are open to anyone, although physical space is limited. Contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu for more information.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:

The Department of Mathematics will provide its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) again during the 2006/2007 academic year. The SCL is a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time-consuming projects are billed at reasonable rates. Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or e-mail jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Short courses will be offered in September, October and November on SPSS, SAS and other statistical software. Walk-in hours and course schedules at the SCL are posted at: http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 

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. Participants 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 participants build their courses and answer any questions that they 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.

 

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. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/leadership_application.pdf for an application and program description. Sponsors: Campus Advisory Group and seven other offices.

 

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.

 

TIAA-CREF CONSULTATIONS:

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

 

 

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

 

 

EVENTS

 
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 rocker, Randy Burk and the Prisoners. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

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.

 
CELTIC MUSIC JAM SESSION:

The Gaelic Club sponsors free Celtic music jam sessions at The Vibe Coffee Shop each first Friday of the month during the academic year beginning at 7 p.m. The first session is Friday, Sept. 1. Musicians of all types welcome to learn Irish, Scottish and traditional American tunes. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/CVCMADS.htm

 

SPEED CHANNEL'S 'PINKS' CREATOR AND HOST TO SPEAK:

Rich Christensen, creator and host of the Speed Channel's "Pinks®", will speak at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Christensen's show is rated no. 1 on the channel with more than 1 million viewers weekly. The show pits two contestants in a drag-racing format for a best three-out-of-five race, with the winner getting the pink slip for the other vehicle. Christensen is a 1986 graduate of UNI. For more information, contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

UNI Amnesty International will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Sabin 13. Amnesty International is an organization that promotes human rights. This semester the club will emphasize stopping torture and closing the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba. Amnesty works closely with the political advocacy group, UNI Students for Social Justice, which will discuss organizing for the November elections. Free homemade brownies for all who attend. For more information, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 33rd Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Mary Elizabeth Berry at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Seerley 115. Berry is the Dean's Professor of East Asian History at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak on "Samurai Trouble: Is Loyalty a Virtue?" The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

IMPROV COMEDY AUDITIONS:

Auditions for Half-Masted, the UNI improv troupe, will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Sign up at the theater before Sept. 8. No prior experience needed. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday evenings. Performance dates are Nov. 16 through 18. For further information, e-mail shaw@math.uni.edu.

 

VOICES OF AFRICA:

Enjoy authentic African music and dancing performed by the renowned "Voices of Africa" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Center for Multicultural Education. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

UNI HOSTS CHAMBERS' 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.

 

OPEN INTRAMURAL FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5-6. Play begins Sunday, Sept. 17 (NOTICE: Date change) Entry fee is $5 (open to students, faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees). Intramural T-shirts will be awarded to winner(s). Tournament format: Contact will be made via e-mail by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, regarding league name and password (NOTICE: since the season starts on Thursday, Sept. 7, we will not start the scoring until week two.)

 

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

E-BILLS ARE DUE SOON:

Your e-bill is due Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please check MyUNIverse to see if you have a balance due. You can pay by mail; at the Cashier's Office in Campbell Dining, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or at the Union Station in the Maucker Union, noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 
NISG ELECTIONS:

NISG is looking for potential candidates for the special election to be held in October. Election packets may be picked up in the NISG Office, located in the top level of the Maucker Union in the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Election packets are due by noon, Tuesday, Sept. 19. UNI students of any classification may run for a senate seat. Students not interested in running for a senate seat, can get involved in a university committee. Committee applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 

 

 


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