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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
2007 LEGISLATIVE SESSION SUMMARY:
The 2007 Iowa General Assembly finished its work on April 29. It was a very positive year for UNI and the other Regents institutions. Progress was made in repairing some of the damage caused by six straight years of budget cuts and underfunding. For more details, see http://weblogs.uni.edu/govrel
BUCKLE UP AMERICA:
From May 21 through June 3, Iowa law enforcement officers will join police agencies across the country in the Buckle Up America campaign to promote the use of seat belts. This two-week effort is known as the "2007 Click It or Ticket mobilization, Seat Belt Tickets Save Lives." UNI Police will actively participate in this program. For more information, contact Lt. Doug Widen at 3-2712.
RETURN COMMENCEMENT APPAREL:
To all faculty and administrators who rented commencement apparel from the Office of the Registrar: If you neglected to turn in your apparel after the ceremonies, please deliver it immediately to the Office of the Registrar (Club 91 - Maucker Union (basement area)). If you have questions, contact Norma at 3-2283.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at:
HERITAGE HONOURS ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:
The UNI Heritage Honours Award selection committee of the UNI Alumni Association is seeking nominations to honor alumni in three categories:
Alumni Achievement Award which recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of UNI graduates.
Young Alumni Award which recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of graduates 40 years of age or younger.
Alumni Service Award presented to those graduates who have shown long and contiguous service to their community and the University.
BIKE TO WORK DAY:
May 18 is National Bike to Work Day. Wellness and Recreation Services encourages you to consider biking to workthat day. Europa Cycle & Ski and the Cedar Trails Partnership will provide food, refreshments, and a chance for door prizes to bikers from 7-8:30 a.m. at Pfeiffer Park in Cedar Falls and West Mullan and River Street, Waterloo.
UPDATE OF EXPENSE OBJECT CODES:
EXPENSE OBJECT CODES HAVE BEEN REVISED - #63010 & #66210. Federal Express, UPS and Iowa Parcel expenses should be charged to #66210.
LANGUAGE CAMPS FOR GRADES 2-8:
Learn to break down the barriers by immersing yourself in another language and culture. This camp is intended for beginning language learners in grades 2 through 8. Register for this camp by visiting our web site for more details at at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global/index.shtml
The MEMFIS system will not be available starting 6 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 10 a.m Saturday, May 19. This will include budget, HR, time cards, financial and self service functions. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC MAY NEWSLETTER:
Student Health Clinic has issued its May newsletter.
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 3-7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS :
Attention Graduate Students and Faculty Advisors: The Rod Library strongly encourages library research consultations for all graduate students working on research papers, theses and dissertations. Request a research consultation at 3-2838 or http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askemail.shtml
IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9-19. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff scheduled per shift. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at email@example.com or 3-6488.
SUMMER RESERVE ITEMS:
A reminder: Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2007 summer semester session beginning June 4, should submit their lists to the Rod Library reserve desk by May 21. New reserve lists can be submitted online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/resform.htm
P&S JOB OPENINGS:
Vacancies at the P&S level include Exhibit Preparator, Museums & Collections; General Manager for Catering & Events; Information Technology Specialist/Desktop Environment, Library; and Research Associate, Social Work. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTION:
Surplus Sales: UNI currently has several items of interest for sale by auction on publicsurplus.com, including four vehicles. The UNI surplus store is open every Thursday (except July 26th) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warehouse #1, selling furniture, electronics, computer equipment, etc. The next live auction on campus may be on June 29 at the CEEE.
UNI is currently selling the following items at auction on publicsurplus.com.
1994 Ford Ranger pickup
1995 Ford Ranger pickup
(2) 2000 Ford Taurus sedans
Overhead door opener (like new)
An environmentally friendly parts washer
78 rpm jazz records
Please call Vince at 273-3527 for more info.
CME MAY HOURS:
The Center for Multicultural Education is closed May 12 through June 3.
LIBRARY HOURS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
RECEPTION TO HONOR JILL TRAINER:
Interim Provost James Lubker cordially invites you to a reception to honor Jill Trainer, associate vice president of sponsored programs, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Student Lounge (second floor) in Lang Hall. Trainer has been with the university since 1989. She is leaving to become dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento.
VISIT MAY EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY:
University units have mounted two displays. One display highlights student disability and counseling services and the second exhibit features WRS summer fitness classes. The 400th anniversary of Jamestown is celebrated in the smaller flat display case. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays/.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY FOR KIDS: KONNICHIWA MEANS 'HELLO'! ADVENTURE TO JAPAN. :
University Museum, June 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Taste edamame, make origami, try on geta. Discover Japanese customs, learn to say 'hello,' and be inspired to explore your world! Register by June 5. $10 per day Friends members; $12 per day nonmembers.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY FOR KIDS: ZIJIAN MEANS 'GOODBYE'!
University Museum, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon. Play with tangrams, try your hand at calligraphy, eat fortune cookies! Discover Chinese customs, learn to say 'goodbye,' and be inspired to travel far and wide! Register by June 5 by calling 3-2188. $10 per day Friends members; $12 per day nonmembers. http://www.uni.edu/museum
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - THE SASS! TRIO
Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m., KUNI third floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Three-part harmonies and a wicked sense of humor from the Sass! Trio make for a great evening of entertainment. 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 Blues 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.
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