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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007
W-2S FOR 2006 AVAILABLE ONLINE:
W-2 Wage and Tax Statements were mailed Jan. 22, and are available online through MyUNIverse by accessing MEMFIS - UNI Employee Self Service responsibility. The format of the online document is different than that mailed; the information reported is the same. Payroll is working with Oracle to have its preferred format displayed online. In the interim you can print this form. If you haven't received your 2006 Form W-2 in the mail, and would like Payroll to print and mail it, contact Payroll at 3-6425. W-2 FAQs are available online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.
DONALD M. MCKAY FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD:
Department heads, in consultation with faculty, are encouraged to nominate a full-time faculty member with at least five years of service at UNI, for the prestigious Donald N. McKay Faculty Research Award. Information on the award and the nomination process are at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/mckay.aspx. The deadline for department nomination to the college dean is extended to Friday, Feb. 2, and submission of the name(s) of a maximum of two finalists from the dean to the Graduate College is extended to Monday, Feb. 19. For more information, contact Sue Joslyn at 3-2748.
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
Consider nominating a graduate faculty member for the prestigious Graduate College Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award. The selection process begins with nomination by a UNI graduate student or regular graduate faculty, with a deadline for nominations of Monday, Jan. 29. For more information on the nomination process or for a nomination form, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/teaching.aspx. Contact Sue Joslyn at 3-2748 for more information.
SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR CAMPUS USE:
Surplus equipment and supplies selected for auction on Public Surplus, an online auction service, will be available for re-assignment to UNI departments. These items can be viewed by department-authorized personnel at publicsurplus.com prior to public auction. Contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org to view these items at publicsurplus.com. Surplus items for sale in the UNI Surplus Store continue to be available for re-assignment on campus. The store is open Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. for preview by department-authorized personnel. All claims for these items must be done in compliance with university policies and procedures; see http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/801.shtml.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT PRESENTATION:
UNI has entered into an agreement with Travel and Transport as an additional preferred provider of travel services. Travel and Transport has extensive experience with higher-education related travel and offers services not currently provided. Travel and Transport will be on campus Tuesday, Jan. 30, conducting orientation sessions in the State College Room at 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tnt_info.htm.
STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:
Supervisors, nominate student employees for the 2006-2007 UNI Student Employee of the Year. To view eligibility criteria and print a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employee-of-year.pdf.
UNI PHARMACY OFFERS OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:
The Student Health Clinic Pharmacy carries a variety of the most common over-the-counter (OTC) medications and healthcare products. Faculty and staff can purchase OTC medications at the clinic. Prices are competitive with retail pharmacies. The clinic is conveniently located on 23rd Street, just north of Schindler Education Center. OTC medications can be paid for by cash or check. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/health/index.shtml
Safety reminder from the UNI Safety Office: In 2005, 3,675 people died in fires across the United States. When you hear a fire alarm, evacuate the premises immediately. Don't wait for others - lead the way.
STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 29.
VAGINA WARRIORS NEEDED:
UNI V-Week is looking for Vagina Warriors. If you know someone who has worked to end violence against women and helped create a better environment for women everywhere, submit his or her name via e-mail to Kaitlin Korbitz (email@example.com) by Feb. 2. Vagina Warriors will receive a free invite to the Vagina Monologues on Feb. 9 and 10, and will be honored during the ceremony.
UNI V-Week needs art for a silent-art auction during the week of Feb. 5 through Feb. 10. All proceeds from the auction will go to Seeds of Hope and RAD. To donate art, e-mail Kaitlin Korbitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention this to anyone who might be interested.
BECOME A MENTOR:
Make a difference in the Cedar Valley by becoming a mentor or a tutor for a child in the Waterloo Schools. There are three opportunities to get involved: mentoring, tutoring or working in an after-school program. To find out more, visit
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS WORLDWIDE:
PressDisplay, newly licensed by Rod Library, provides access to the full text of more than 400 U.S. and international newspapers. For more information about this resource and other newspaper databases, including America’s Newspapers and Newspaper Source, see the Library’s news blog at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
SPSS SHORT COURSES OFFERED:
SPSS short course offered by the SCL (Statistical Consulting Lab) from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Taught by Mark Jacobson in Sabin 223. Visit http://math-cs.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for more information or to RSVP: email@example.com or 3-7172. Appointments for individual help with data analysis and statistical problems are always welcome at the SCL.
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:
This meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in CBB 3. Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
METAPHORS WE TEACH BY:
Jerry Soneson will discuss "Metaphors We Teach By" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 in ITTC 125/126. Come discover and explore a key metaphor that captures what is distinctive and important about your own, individual style of teaching. Are you a border collie herding students toward important learning outcomes? A tour guide leading learners to the wonders of your discipline? A miner leading a search for hidden gems? A drill sergeant determined to get the most from your students for their sakes? Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at email@example.com.
WHY WON'T STUDENTS READ?:
From 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in ITTC 035, Karen Agee will discuss the challenges of getting students to read. According to UNI's CSEQ data, 98 percent of UNI students say they are taking 12 to 17+ credit hours, yet only 14 percent report spending more than 20 hours per week out of class on coursework -- reading, writing, studying. More than 42 percent say they spend 10 or fewer hours a week. Bring a text and syllabus, and let's talk about encouraging students to read.
GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:
Choose any aerobic activities you love on your own time, and for every minute you exercise, you log one mile along Route 66. Join a team of three or participate individually. Healthy tips, motivation, and prizes are included. Class fee is $25. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR JIM LANGEL:
Join the staff of Wellness and Recreation Services in saying farewell to Jim Langel, associate director of facilities and operations. A reception will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the main floor lounge just past the Welcome Desk in the WRC.
YVONNE DUGGAN RETIREMENT RECEPTION:
A retirement open house is being held to honor Yvonne Duggan, secretary IV in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in Seerley 116, in the Great Reading Room. Refreshments will be provided. Yvonne has been a dedicated UNI employee and Panther fan for more than 34 years.
AIDS WALK FOR AIDS ORPHANS:
AIDS Walk for AIDS Orphans--On Thursday, Feb. 1 everyone is invited to wear red and walk around Maucker Union, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., to help raise awareness and funds for the Rotarians For Fighting AIDS' Orphan Rescue program. Look for the red posters around campus for donation locations or call 3-2450.
ST. LUKE'S MEXICAN FIESTA:
The Festivals and Special Events class is hosting a Mexican fiesta, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan 27, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will be used to fund the work done by the St. Luke’s youth group during its 2007 service trip to Mexico. To purchase tickets, contact St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 277-8520. Tickets also will be available at the door.
The women's basketball team hosts league-leading Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Indiana State at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in McLeod Center. The track team hosts the UNI Invite at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the UNI-Dome.
JANUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:
January exhibits at Rod Library highlight a variety of topics ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to spring fitness and leisure classes to the library reading to honor Barbara Lounsberry. For photographs of the current exhibits and more information on library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
Check out the blockbuster, "The Prestige," starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Robert and Alfred are rival magicians. When Alfred performs the ultimate magic trick, Robert tries desperately to find out the secret to the trick. Free refreshments provided. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
BOOK READING IN HONOR OF BARBARA LOUNSBERRY:
At 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Rod Library Browsing Room, several UNI and other Iowa authors will read selections from "Notes from the Flyover," a book in honor of Barbara Lounsberry, UNI professor emeritus of English. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/y2778r.
LAST LECTURE SERIES BEGINS:
In this series, faculty present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. The first faculty member to present is David Surdam, assisant professor of economics. His presentation,"Social Security: Hits & Myths," will examine how Social Security helped end the Great Depression, how there is a trust box and politicians have "thrown away the key," and when the program goes "bankrupt" it will end without a major effort on the part of tax payers. This presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Seerley Hall 115. Refreshments and snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.
The next CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 5, in the Maucker Union, North Room. Jennifer Waldron and Rodney Dieser, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will present "Health, Fitness, and Appearance in College Men and Women: A Cultural Studies Perspective." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for this informal presentation and discussion.
JOSHUA BELL AT THE GBPAC:
Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most renowned violinists in the world today. Having recorded 27 albums and performed for more than 20 years with virtually every leading orchestra and conductor in the world, Bell has earned the rare title of classical music superstar. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. For tickets, contact 3-4tix.
'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER':
Theatre UNI will present the Off-Hudson Staged Reading of "What I Did Last Summer" by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in CAC, Room 108. Directed by Steve Taft, the play is an American story about the conflict between materialism and idealism. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Admission is free.
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:
UNI School of Music trumpet professor Randy Grabowski will be the featured soloist at the symphony's 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 concert at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Works by Williams, Copland, and Fine will be featured. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org/.
FRIENDS OF KUNI PRESENT THE BLUES BLOWOUT:
The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Feb. 10, with a double bill – Chris Thomas King and The Otis Taylor Band. Showtime is 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. King received critical acclaim as an actor and a Grammy for his musical contribution to the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and for his feature role in "Ray." Taylor's music is an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org in the STORE section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
The acoustic duo Patchouli will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
2006-2007 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES:
Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Thursday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.
PEER ACADEMIC ADVISORS IN RESIDENCE (PAIRS) WANTED:
Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2007-2008 PAIR staff. Peer Academic Advisors in Residence are trained to provide major exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance and academic skill-building resources through our office and in the residence halls. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/pair/doc/pairapp.pdf, in 111 Maucker Union, or from any current PAIR. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 14.
BUS TRIP TO MALL OF AMERICA:
The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Mall of America, Saturday, Feb. 10. The fee is $5 for UNI students and $10 for guests. The bus will leave from in front of University Book & Supply at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 10 or 11 p.m. (time will be finalized the week of the trip). Sign up now at the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Pay for your spot at time of sign-up (cash or check only). No refunds are allowed. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 2-2683.
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