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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
EDUCATIONAL & STUDENT SERVICES LEADERSHIP CHANGES:
Ed Berry, associate vice president and dean of students, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His last day at UNI will be June 20. Beginning July 1, Jon Buse, assistant dean of students, will assume the position of dean of students.
In addition, on May 15 Roland Carrillo returned to his position as director of financial aid. This move enables the university to develop a position solely dedicated to enrollment. A committee will be put in place to determine the role and scope of this new position. A national search for the enrollment position will begin after those decisions have been made. University Registrar Philip Patton has agreed to provide interim leadership for enrollment.
UNI SCMP ELECTION:
Call for all UNI-SCMP members to vote via online ballot. The ballot will be available from May 22-31 on MyUniverse. Please vote to fill one at-large position for a three-year term on the UNI-SCMP Executive Board.
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
CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:
Fifty international students studying English at UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program during June and July need conversation partners one-hour per week. Interested students, faculty and staff can apply for the Conversation Partner Program online at www.uni.edu/ciep. The time commitment is small; the benefit is great.
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 recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of UNI graduates; Young Alumni Award recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of graduates 40 years of age or younger; and Alumni Service Award recognizes those graduates who have shown long and contiguous service to their community and the university.
Nominees must be graduates of UNI, State College of Iowa, Iowa State Teachers College, or the Iowa State Normal School. Nomination forms and a complete list of previous recipients are at http://www.unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/heritage.shtml. The 2007 awards will be presented Homecoming weekend. Nominations are due by May 31.
IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9 through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6488.
PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTION:
UNI has several items for sale by auction on publicsurplus.com, including two Ford Ranger pickups, two Ford Taurus sedans, an overhead door opener, 78 rpm jazz records, coolant reclaimer and an environmentally friendly parts washer. The UNI surplus store is open every Thursday (except July 26) 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.
Please call Vince at 3-3527 for more information.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES:
Jill Smith has been named Coordinator of student disability services at UNI. She has an M.S. in rehabilitation counseling from Minnesota State University and a B.A. in psychology from Wartburg College. She has previously served as an intern, program assistant, and interim coordinator of student disability services at UNI. She can be reached at email@example.com or 3-2676.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at:
P&S JOB OPENINGS:
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of membership and operations, and head softball coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
UPDATE OF EXPENSE OBJECT CODES:
#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. Registraton and more details are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global/index.shtml
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.
UNI is a new member in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Everyone on the UNI campus is covered by AASHE membership. To create an account, visit http://www.aashe.org. and click on "Log In" in the left column. At the log-in page select "Create a new account," then follow the directions to receive a password. Use your campus e-mail address as your "username."
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