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Thursday, May 3, 2007

NEWS:

UNI E-MAIL OUTAGE SET FOR MAY 5:

UNI e-mail will be unavailable between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, May 5. ITS needs to take the system down in order to free-up disk storage space. This will help maintain a high level of system reliability and uptime. E-mail received during the outage will be delivered once the system is up. Updates will be provided throughout the day on the UNI home page at http://www.uni.edu.

 

ROAD CONSTRUCTION: UNIVERSITY AVENUE

Portions of University Avenue will be under construction this summer. Beginning Monday, May 7, the inside eastbound and westbound lanes of University Avenue will be closed from Campus Street to within 300 feet of Hudson Road. Traffic will be routed to the remaining lanes. There will be access to Panther Lane, south of University Avenue; and Campus Street, south of University Avenue. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

 

SATURDAY CELEBRATION:

Mark your calendars. The annual Saturday Celebration (President’s Picnic) will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30. The celebration will be in conjunction with the first home football game, against Minnesota State. Time and location to be announced later.

 

G-PERMIT LOTTERY FOR 2007-2008:

Sign up by July 13 to be included in the G parking permit lottery for the 2007-2008 school year. Written requests should be sent to the Deptartment of Public Safety, mail code 0023. Those eligible to purchase the "G" permit will be chosen the week following this deadline. Persons interested in choosing the 12 month pre-tax deduction option for their "G" permit fee must be available sometime between July 23 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit if eligible. There are currently 25 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist A lot. If demand warrants, this may be expanded to the two furthest north rows of this parking lot, which would be 48 spaces.

For more information, call 3-2710.

 

ORDER PARKING PERMITS ONLINE:

It's not too late to sign up for a 2007-2008 parking permit online. Online applications for parking permits will be accepted via MyUNIverse through Aug. 15. This option is available to current faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/478.html

 

FY 2007 YEAR-END CLOSING SCHEDULE:

The fiscal year-end closing schedule has been updated for FY07 and is available on the Business Operations web site at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/fy_2007_close_sch.pdf. Please review the cover memo and schedule carefully as some additional details have been added. Questions on the year-end close schedule can be directed to: Kelly Flege at 3-3420 or kelly.flege@uni.edu.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND TAILGATE:

The tailgate will have a new location and time at this year's Family Weekend (Saturday, Oct. 27). The tailgate will take place at McLeod Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity for departments/colleges to showcase unique or interactive projects during this time. E-mail information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by June 1. Use subject header Family Weekend 2007.

 

REQUISITION & PURCHASE ORDER CLEAN-UP:

Purchasing & Accounts Payable is reminding departments to check their Statements of Account for encumbrances that should be cleared up. If a purchase order is still showing an encumbrance but should be closed out, call Pam Rousselow at 3-3116. Requisition preparers (including students) should also check for rejected, returned, in-process and pre-approved requisitions that should be canceled or deleted. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/year_end_req_clean_up.shtml.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COLLEGE HILL ARTS FESTIVAL:

The College Hill Arts Festival needs volunteers to host an artist in their homes during the festival on July 20 and 21. Some artists will set up their displays July 19 and will need lodging for two nights -- others may only need lodging for one night on July 20. All that's required is that you provide a private bedroom and, perhaps, a light breakfast. As a thank you, the host and a guest will be invited to attend the Friday night buffet with the artists, corporate sponsors and Friends of the Festival. To host an artist, contact Bev Schomaker at bshoey@cfu.net.

 

SMOKING POLICY TO BE REVIEWED:

UNI has formed a Smoking Policy Review Committee to examine the current policy and gather input from students, faculty and staff. The committee will examine what, if anything, needs to be changed in the current policy. All UNI community members will be involved in, and informed of, the process.

Student committee members include Andrew Morse, Keenan Crow, Charles Michels, Eli Cochrane, Bart Upah, Angela Ross and Zenab Chowdhry. Faculty/staff members are Diane Depken, Michelle Swanson, Joe Wilson, Milissa Wright, Mona Milius, Dean Shoars, John Goossen, Kathy Green, Susan Reinart, Susan Baker and a representative TBD from Faculty Senate. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, contact Andrew Morse, NISG president, at 3-2651.

 

UNI ONLINE CHANGES:

UNI Online will revert to publishing once a week between the spring and fall semesters, beginning next week. The newsletter will be e-mailed to faculty and staff on Wednesdays. Deadline for submission is noon, Tuesday. To submit, http://www.uni.edu/unionline.

 

WELCOME WEEK EVENT REQUEST:

If your office or department would like to have an event listed on the Welcome Week posters that are distributed to all incoming freshmen, send your event information to mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu no later than Friday, May 25.

 

DELL WINS PC BID:

Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base Desktop PC bid (Optiplex 745 at $783 for a nicely configured unit, which can be reconfigured with a larger monitor, etc.) is available to all departments and individuals now through April 30, 2008. There are two laptop models available also (Latitude D620 at $875/unit and Latitude D420 at $1250/unit). These systems can be reconfigured as desired from the base. Separate items of Dell System Units and Dell Monitors also are available. To see the bid specification, or to order online, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase. Individual student/faculty/staff/emeritus member purchases will owe additional sales tax.

 

SUMMER WORK STUDY APPROVALS:

Departments who are hiring summer work-study students must complete a student employment approval form. Work-study assignments do not carry over from fall/spring. Please use the blue UNI Work-Study Approvals for summer or indicate "SUMWS" on an "Addition/Deletion" form. Please contact Tim Bakula (3-2722) or Liz Cox (3-7394) with any questions.

 

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION MAPS:

Facilities Services has posted maps to its Web site indicating the location of construction zones on campus. A general construction map can be found in the FS newsletter (http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/organization/newsletter/Spring2007Newsletter.pdf), and a map specific to central campus in the Maucker Union area is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/ittc_construction.pdf.

 

PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTION:

UNI has a wide selection of surplus equipment on the Public Surplus auction site. Items range from a truck with boom crane to marching band drums to computers. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/474.html for a complete list. Go to publicsurplus.com to register and bid. Call Vince at 3-3527 with any questions.

 

FACILITIES SERVICES SPRING NEWSLETTER:

Facilities Services has issued its spring newsletter. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/organization/newsletter/Spring2007Newsletter.pdf.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION:

Once again, UNI will host a Parent Hospitality Tent during the summer orientation sessions. Share your enthusiasm for UNI with the parents of our newest students. Faculty and staff assistance is needed to help staff the booth in the coffeehouse in Maucker Union.  Volunteers will visit with parents of prospective students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, June  4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 and July 2. If you'd like to volunteer, e-mail liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 
UNI SPEAKER'S BUREAU:

The UNI Speakers Bureau is looking for speakers on history, motivation and stress management. Faculty or staff interested in speaking on any of these topics to community organizations or businesses should submit their presentations at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers/submit.shtml or e-mail Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu. The UNI Speakers Bureau provides an excellent opportunity for the university to share its resources and expertise with the citizens of Iowa.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

The newsletter was created for UNI employees in an effort to increase awareness regarding services to students with disabilities. To read the May 2007 issue, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/May2007Newsletter.pdf

 

MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANTS OPEN THIS SUMMER:

Eat on campus this summer. Chats and Prexy's will be open in Maucker Union from May through August. Chats will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Prexy's Grab 'N Go salad bar and soup is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Flares at Prexy's will have a rotating menu from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Wednesday, July 4.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ICE-T: INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT THRU TECHNOLOGY:

There are a few openings still available for the Institute for Courseware Enhancement through Technology that begins Monday, May 7. ICE-T will provide professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. Visit http://www.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 

WebCT SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering three opportunities to take the four different WebCT CE6 workshops that will show you how to build a course in CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm. To register, call 3-2309.

HOURS

WRC FINALS WEEK/SUMMER HOURS:

During finals week, the WRC will be open during regular recreational hours through Wednesday, May 2. On Thursday, May 3, the WRC will close at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, the WRC will be open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The WRC will be closed Saturday, May 5. WRC summer hours begin Sunday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. (family time all day). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ or call 3-2391.

 

HEALTH BEAT SUMMER HOURS:

The Health Beat in Maucker Union will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 7 through July 27. It will be closed on Memorial Day (May 28) and Independence Day (July 4). For more information, contact Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167.

 

CURRICULUM LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LAB HOURS:

From Monday, May 7, to Friday, June 1, IRTS' Curriculum Library and Computer Labs will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

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

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WINE & TULIPS:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 22nd Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" and silent auction to benefit public radio in northeastern Iowa. This year’s celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. A VIP pre-party starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available online at http://kuniradio.org or by calling KUNI at 1-800-772-2440. Tickets are also available at Roots Market and Indulgence in Cedar Falls.

 

COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science invites all to attend the Commissioning Ceremony of graduating seniors at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 5, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. The guest speaker for the event is retired Army Maj. Gen. Evan Hultman.

 

ST. STEPHEN 11TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:

The St. Stephen 11th Annual Golf Tournament will take place Tuesday, May 22, at the Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, Cedar Falls. Sign-in will take place at 11:45 a.m. and shotgun start is at 1 p.m. for this four-person best shot. The cost is $60 for non-students and $40 for students. (Green fees, golf start, dinner, gift pack and prizes). Proceeds support student programming. To register, contact Kelly at (319) 266-9863 or e-mail kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball hosts the No. 7 Wichita State Shockers at Riverfront Stadium this weekend. Friday's game starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are just $1. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION:

UNI Gallery of Art presents "B.F.A. Group Exhibition," which runs through May 5 and features the following participants: Levi Biel (printmaking), Luke Biel (drawing), Emily Chace (graphic design), Amanda Chan (graphic design) and Leah M. Mayer (ceramics). Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

 

THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS:

The Political Dr. Seuss will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19, at the University Museum. Due to popular demand, the museum has extended the viewing opportunities for this documentary film exploring Seuss's genius and unique ability to weave moral parables and progressive ideas into mass-appealing tales. Shown in conjunction with "Dr. Seuss Wants You! Political Cartoons of WWII," on display now through May 20. Free.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

The Cedar Valley Discover Diversity group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the UNI Museum to discuss J. Fergus' novel "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" based on the 1875 Cheyenne Indian U.S. Government Treaty. All are welcome. You do not need to have read the book to attend. For more information, e-mail drjudy.beckman@cfu.net.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

CREME DE LA CREME:

Creme de la Creme 7 is a showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers, being presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Presented by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn, Creme de la Creme 7 is a fundraiser for the GBPAC's upcoming 2007-2008 season. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth (18 years and younger). For more information, call 3-SHOW or call the Henry W. Myrtle Gallery at (319) 266-0168.

 

CELTIC MUSIC JAM SESSION:

The UNI Gaelic Club and UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a Celtic Music Jam Session at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4, at Cottonwood Canyon. All musicians welcome. Some sheet music provided. Learn to play traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American tunes. For more information call (319) 277-5115.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

Have some fun at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12, with Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Ball as the lobby is transformed into a jazz club with live music. Wear your best Mardi Gras mask and enjoy a traditional New Orleans-style meal. All the fun starts at 6 p.m. Order tickets by calling 3-4TIX or toll-free (877) 549-SHOW, visit the Gallagher-Bluedorn box office or order online at http://www.gbpac.com. Adult ticket prices are $35, $32, $27, $22 and $15. Youth (18 years and younger) will receive a 20-percent discount.

 

 

WELLNESS REC:

WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The April Words of Wellness newsletter for UNI employees is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of each issue, as well as WRS fitness class schedules, contact kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

ROTARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

The Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholarship is available for expenses associated with studying abroad for the 2008-2009 school year. The application deadline is July 27. The Rotary Foundation provides graduate or advanced undergraduate opportunities for outstanding young people to spend an academic year of college or university in another country in which there are Rotary Clubs. The scholarship covers round-trip air fare, required tuition, academic fees, books and educational supplies, on-campus room and board, if available, or an allowance for living costs off campus. For more details, visit: http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html

 

UPWARD BOUND MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has two teaching assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics and physics. Teaching assistants work 15 to 17 hours per week at the rate of $10 per hour. Applications can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261.

 


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