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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
CAMPUS SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT UPDATE -- ROD LIBRARY ACCESS:
Access to Rod Library has changed. If approaching the Library from the west (Campanile side) use sidewalks on the north side running between the ITTC and the library. When coming from the east, (Lang, Seerley, Maucker Union) use the sidewalk between Baker and the library and walk around the library to the sidewalk between ITTC and the library. This situation also affects Maucker Union. During this phase, the northwest entrance to Maucker Union will be maintained as an emergency exit only. Weather permitting, this stage of the work will be completed by July 13.
ASSOCIATE PROVOST NAMED:
Beverly Kopper has been named associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs. She will begin her new duties July 1. A licensed psychologist, social worker and health service provider, Kopper joined the UNI psychology faculty in 1988, achieving the rank of professor in 2001. She has served as interim head of the Department of Psychology since August of 2006. Her UNI service also includes five years as a special assistant for academic affairs in the Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, before establishing the Office of Academic Assessment that she directed from June through December 2005. She holds bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in psychology, and a master of science in social work.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUMS:
UNI, with support from U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and U.S. Sens. Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin, is planning to host a series of presidential candidate forums: "Back to School: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in American Education." The forums will be held Aug. 20 through Sept. 5 on UNI's campus. The focus of the forums primarily will be on policy initiatives related to education and its broader implications for global competitiveness. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 3-6144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMONS PARKING LOT A&B CLOSURE
The Commons A&B parking lots will be closed from approximately March 2008 through June 2009 for the construction of the parking deck and transit facility. Twenty-third Street between Merner Avenue and Campus Street will also be closed during that time. A free, high-frequency shuttle service from outlying lots to central campus will be offered. Please take this closure into account as you plan for parking and for events and activities.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EDUCATIONAL AND STUDENT SERVICES UPDATE:
The Vice President for Educational and Student Services Search Committee has chosen four candidates for on-campus interviews.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the question and answer sessions for each candidate, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). The remaining session is:
BUCKLE UP AMERICA:
From July 2 through 6, 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 effort is part of "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.
IOWA MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION SUMMIT:
As part of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative, UNI will host an Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Summit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Educators and stake holders throughout Iowa will gather to give input into the challenges and opportunities in math and science education. For more information, contact Jeff Weld, UNI Department of Biology, email@example.com.
The Board of Regents asked President Allen and UNI to lead a Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative in close partnership with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0620.shtml
CAMPUS SUPPLY INVENTORY SHUTDOWN:
Campus Supply at PHP and the Campus Supply warehouse on West 27th Street. will be closed for inventory June 27, 28 and 29. No supply requests will be taken until it reopens on July 2. Please place your orders no later than June 26.
SIGN UP FOR DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY:
Participants are needed for a research study, Fitness Plus Diabetes Prevention. Researchers are looking for persons who are 20 to 65 years of age, recently diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 Diabetes, not using insulin and able to participate in physical activities of moderate intensity. If interested, call 3-2314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASTER AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOR AND UNITED FACULTY:
The 2007-2009 Master Agreement between the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the UNI-United Faculty has been finalized and is posted to the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/07-09facultycontract/.
Vacancies at the P&S level include Program Associate/Student Disability Services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
PANTHER FIRST AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Names of Panther First Award winners have been posted online and can be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: June 28-29, Summer Orientation VIII; June 29-July 21, South Korean Summer Group; July 1-28, Mexican Teen Camp; July 2-3, Summer Orientation IX; July 2-3, Quarterback School Aux 2; July 2-27 UNI PRISST.
Print Services will be closed the week of July 2 through July 6.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR JULY 4:
Due to RAGBRAI, the Central Store Warehouse, 2412 W. 27th St., will be closed Wednesday, July 25. There will be NO receiving or delivery from the Warehouse on that day. If you have questions, call Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.
The Campus Store,located at 2412 W 27th street, will be closed
GRADUATE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO UNI ALUMNI:
UNI alumni pursing a master's degree at UNI are invited to apply for the Alumni Association Graduate School Scholarship. One recipient will receive $500 for the fall semester. Applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree from UNI, hold a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have completed 18 or more graduate credits. Visit http://www.unialum.org/scholarship for an application.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
MARY POPPINS AND THE UNI MUSEUMS: LET'S GO FLY A KITE:
The University Museum is hosting an outdoor kite fest and a free screening of the family classic "Mary Poppins" Saturday, June 30. Bring lawn chairs and let this soaring musical sweep you off your feet. Kite flying at 7:30 p.m.; 9 to 11:30 p.m. is the movie show time. Kites, snacks and drinks available for purchase. For more information, call 3-2188.
KUNI NIGHT AT BICYCLE, BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL:
The Bicycle, Blues & BBQ festival gets underway in Clear Lake at 5 p.m., Friday, July 6 with food and cycling vendors and culminates with a USCF-sanctioned race at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, July 8. KUNI will participate with a great night of blues starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at the Surf Ballroom featuring a CD release party from R&B pianist/vocalist Kelley Hunt; blues diva Candye Kane, in support of her new release "Guitar'd and Feathered"; and Iowa City's The Diplomats of Solid Sound. Buy one ticket for KUNI's Saturday night show with Kelley Hunt and get one FREE ticket for The Surf's Friday night show with blues axeman Walter Trout, while supplies last. Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.iowatix.com and 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 Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and CDGB’s in Mason City.
BLUES TRAVELER/LANCE ARMSTRONG RAGBRAI EVENT:
Blues Traveler and The Nadas will perform during the RAGBRAI event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, in the UNI-Dome. Lance Armstrong will also make an appearance. Proceeds benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and local cancer charities. Tickets are $20 or $10 for registered RAGBRAI riders at the UNITix box office, online at www.cedarfallsragbrai.org/concert or by calling 3-4TIX. A ticket and an official T-shirt are available for $25 at the box offices. T-shirts provide free entry to the beverage garden and RAGBRAI shuttles.
OUTDOOR REC EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
Do you have guests coming this summer? Remember that bikes, inline skates, canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more are available to rent through the WRS Outdoor Recreation Office, Wellness/Recreation Center 174, 3-7163.
HEALTH BEAT OPEN:
Health Beat, located in the Mauker Union, is available for use this summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Monday through Friday). Locker services also are available. For additional information, contact Kristy Leen at email@example.com or 3-7167.
The Personal Training Program is available during the summer. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7167.
WRC CLOSED FOR RAGBRAI:
The Wellness and Recreation Center, including all activity areas, wellness resource lab and fitness classes will not be available Wednesday, July 25, due to the RAGBRAI overnight stop in Cedar Falls. To accommodate participant workout needs, the Health Beat in Maucker Union will be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the main WRS office at 3-6275 for additional information.
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