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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
PROVOST UPDATE -- ACADEMIC ADVISING AND CAREER SERVICES CHANGES:
After discussions with the president and the staff of Academic Advising and Career Services, it was decided that Academic Advising and Career Services will return to being stand-alone units. Academic Advising and Academic Services will move to the Academic Affairs Division as planned. Career Services will remain in the Educational and Student Services Division. These moves were effective July 1, however there are still a few small administrative details to be worked out.
This structure will allow continued work toward the best possible services for students in the most efficient and effective way possible.
CEDAR FALLS RAGBRAI STREET CLOSINGS, TRAFFIC CHANGES:
27th Street between Hudson and Union roads will be closed to normal vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Also on July 25, the traffic pattern on Hudson Road between West 23rd Street and West First Street (Hwy. 57) will change. Northbound traffic (east lanes) will be two-way vehicle traffic, and the southbound lanes (west lanes) will be bicycles only. West Fourth Street will be closed from Hudson Road to Angie Drive. For more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0712.shtml
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - STREET CLOSED/CAMPUS STREET
Campus Street just north of the intersection with Jennings Drive is closed to accommodate work related to the Electrical Distribution Loop System/Load Break Switches - Phase I project. Jennings Drive will remain open to vehicle traffic during this closure. Access to the ITC A and B parking lots will remain open from Campus Street via University Avenue.
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.
The Provost Office is announcing the third year of its Administrative Development Program. The program will provide one faculty with an opportunity to broaden his/her experience in higher education administration during the 2007-09 academic years. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search." Eligible faculty are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is July 27.
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR 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 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 48 spaces in the two furthest north rows of this lot. For more information, call 3-2710.
IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER OPENINGS:
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9 through 19. View available shifts at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0711.shtml. Two faculty and staff are scheduled per shift. Volunteers visit with family and prospective students, staff Panther Paw tattoo stations, network with alumni and friends and tell visitors about the value of UNI to Iowa. Volunteers will receive free admission and a UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer and for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6488.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UNI RAGBRAI BOOTH:
Join the RAGBRAI fun by volunteering at the UNI booth. Friendly faces are needed to help welcome the riders to campus on July 25. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts:
P&S COUNCIL MEETING:
P&S Council will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12 in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. For approved meeting minutes, P&S Survey results and more, visit http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/.
Current Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
Vacancies at the P&S level include graphic communications lab assistant. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: July 12-13, Volleyball High School Specialized I; July 13-15, Wrestling Feet to Back; July 15-20, Studies in Air Quality for Science Educators; July 15-19, Wrestling Team Camp II; July 16-17, Volleyball High School Specialized II; July 17-20, UCA Elite Camp; July 18-20, Volleyball Team Camp.
PANTHER FIRST AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Congratulations to the June 2007 Panther First Award Recipients. For a list of recipients go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml
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.
CAMPUS STORE TO CLOSE FOR RAGBRAI:
The Campus Store, located at 2412 W. 27th St., will be closed Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26, due to RAGBRAI traffic.
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 20. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
TO MAKE A KITE:
Sails, flying lines, knots, structures and frames are all important elements to consider when creating a kite. Discover cultural techniques and the fun traditions of kite making during this demonstration from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at the University Museum. Free. For additional information, call 3-2188 or visit www.uni.edu/museum.
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.
TEACHER WORKSHOP: DRAMA & READING COMPREHENSION:
Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension - Aug. 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at AEA 267. Participants will learn about and participate in the four major drama strategies outlined in the text: character interviews, story dramatization, tableau, and human slide show. These drama strategies develop reading comprehension skills, specifically inferential thinking, distinguishing main ideas from details, articulation author’s intent, and synthesis of a text. To register: http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/development.shtml or contact 3-3679.
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 email@example.com.
Sturgis Youth Theatre presents its eighth-annual summer fun production, "Jungle Book," the beloved Kipling classic, directed by Gretta Berghammer. For audiences ages four and above. Tickets are $5. Call 3-6381 or online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/
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