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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

NEWS:

KUDOS:

The latest edition of Kudos is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.shtml

 

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.

 

FY 2007 YEAR-END CLOSING SCHEDULE:

The fiscal year-end closing schedule has been updated for FY07 and is available 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.

 

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 shows 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 home 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.

 

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 $1,250/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 require additional sales tax.

 
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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

STAFF TRAINING AND GRANT APPLICATIONS:

For staff taking classes qualified for Staff Training Grant reimbursement, if the course will conclude by June 30th please submit your application no later than May 15. Courses that will conclude July 1 or later will be applied to the FY08 Staff Training Grant budget. Applications are located in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S and can be mailed to HRS at 0034 or brought to Commons 121. For questions, please contact Michelle Byers at 3-6432.

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include: Video Coordinator/Football, Intercollegiate Athletics; Student Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, College of Humanities & Fine Arts. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA CREF has added additional dates for campus one-on-one counseling sessions in May and June. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977, ext 7010. There's no charge for these meetings.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?

The UNI Mathematics Department will provide its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) during the 2007 summer sessions. The SCL provides a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time consuming projects will be billed at reasonable rates. Short courses on SPSS and SAS will be taught several times this summer.

 

Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 273-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up your appointment, or to be added to the mailing list for SPSS or SAS short course announcements. http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 

HOURS

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, the 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/.

 

CME MAY HOURS:

The Center for Multicultural Education's May hours are: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed May 12-June 3.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

11TH ANNUAL ST. STEPHEN GOLF TOURNAMENT:

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

kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

ATHLETICS:

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS:

The Political Dr. Seuss will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays, May 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:

SATURDAY SCIENCE SHOWCASE ON MASS EXTINCTION:

“The end-Permian mass extinction and its aftermath,” asking whether a species survived through a period of mass extinction 250 million years ago, or instead reappeared in a related form, is the topic for the fourth Saturday Science Showcase hosted by the College of Natural Sciences.  The presentation by John Groves of the Department of Earth Science will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. The presentations are designed to be of interest to the general public, high-school age and above. There will be a reception and further discussion following the lecture .

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - ERIC TAYLOR:

Monday, May 14 - 7 p.m.: Eric Taylor is a master of the guitar. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. Unless otherwise noted, each Monday evening's show is staged in our third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Come join us in the Studio One audience! Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

KUNI BLUES CRUISE WITH BOB DORR & THE BLUE BAND:

Join KUNI and the Spirit of Dubuque for a three-hour tour on the mighty Mississippi for the 2007 Blue Cruise with Bob Dorr & the Blue Band! Set sail with us on Friday, June 1. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. at the 3rd Street Ice Harbor in Dubuque. Cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Blues Cruise tickets are $15 in advance. 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 are also available at Dubuque River Rides, Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and Moondog Music in Dubuque.

 

WELLNESS REC:

 

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

 


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