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Thursday, March 8, 2007
NOTES FROM UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Notes from the March 6 University Council meeting are available at http://www.uni.edu/pres/council/index.shtml
TIME CARDS FOR MARCH 2:
Normal work activities were canceled at UNI on Friday, March 2, due to severe weather. Merit staff who didn't report to work are expected to use accrued annual leave (vacation), compensatory time previously accrued, or leave without pay. P&S and Administrative staff would generally use vacation, but please review University Policy 4.07 on Weather/Working Conditions for additional information regarding non-Merit staff. Questions should be directed to the Human Resource Services or Payroll departments. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml.
FREE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS:
As part of UNI's exclusive sponsorship of the high school wrestling tournament, and boy's and girl's basketball tournaments, a limited number of tickets are available for the 2007 Girl's and Boy's State Basketball Tournaments. Six tickets are available for the girl's tournament at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 9 for Class 1A and 2A finals; two tickets are available for the girl's tournament at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10 for the Class 3A and 4A finals. For the boy's tournament, two tickets are available for the Session #10 Class 1A and 2A finals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16; two tickets are available for the Session #12, Class 3A and 4A finals at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. All events are at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Tickets are first come, first served, and are provided by Enrollment Services: Admissions; the Vice President for Administration & Finance; the Vice President for Educational & Student Services; and University Marketing & Public Relations. E-mail email@example.com to place your request.
VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC RADIO:
KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located in the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.
HONOR CODE PRESENTATIONS:
The Honor Code Task Force invites faculty and staff to attend one of two open meetings to learn about a proposed honor code that will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate this spring. Meetings will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, contact Otto MacLin at email@example.com.
UNI PARTNERS WITH YOUTH SOCCER:
In an effort to build relationships with younger prospective students, UNI is the official presenting sponsor of the U.S. Youth Soccer Iowa Soccer Association State Cup, to be held in May at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. More than 40 teams, ages 12 to 14, will compete from around the state. A UNI hospitality tent will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Volunteers and divisions interested in partnering are welcome. Shifts will run every 2 hours. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR USA WRESTLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Championships to be held at the UNI-Dome Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will work at tables and will recieve a free T-shirt. Help is needed from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. To volunteer, contact email@example.com or 3-6334.
WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:
The next Women's & Gender Studies board meeting is from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open.
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include student disability services coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:
If you or someone in your department has retired, or plans to retire during the 2006-2007 fiscal year, please contact Rita Hatlevig at 3-6078 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that the university can acknowledge them.
MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES:
The Iowa minimum wage increases to $6.20 on April 1. To view FAQs regarding the increase, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/MinimumWageFAQs.pdf. To submit additional questions, e-mail email@example.com
STUDENT MINIMUM-WAGE INCREASE REPORT AND APPROVAL FORM:
Due to the April 1 minimum-wage increase to $6.20, some departments may choose to change the wage rates of other students currently above the minimum wage. A new Student Assignment Approval Listing report is now available for this purpose. Another new report, Students Below Minimum Wage, lists students whose rates automatically will be raised to the minimum by Payroll. For more information on these reports, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.
SAFETY REMINDER FROM THE UNI SAFETY OFFICE:
Battery operated smoke detectors should have their batteries changed twice a year to insure proper operation. A good way to remember to do this is to change the batteries as the time changes for daylight-savings time. Protect yourself and your family by putting new batteries in your smoke detectors this weekend.
BENEFITS OPEN HOUSE:
Human Resources is hosting a benefits open house for all UNI employees. Department benefits specialists and representatives from TIAA/CREF and Wellmark BC/BS will be available to answer questions and discuss coverage options. Open house dates are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 27; from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 28; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29. All sessions will take place in Baker 161. For more information, call Brittany at 3-2450.
RESCHEDULED: SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:
Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new science- and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement. The presentation includes award-winning projects, spotlight gallery (table displays), 20-minute spotlight presentations and UNI faculty teaching innovations. This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the ITTC. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7300.
DO OUR STUDENTS REALLY NOT KNOW THAT THEY DON'T KNOW?:
From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in ITTC 125/126, Anthony Gabriele will describe research and lead a discussion related to the concept of calibration, a term which has been generally defined as the degree to which judgments of performance accurately reflect actual performance. Methods used to assess calibration, factors that seem to affect calibration, and the implications of this research for college teaching will be discussed. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or email@example.com.
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