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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

NEWS:

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUMS:

UNI will host a series of presidential candidate forums on policy initiatives related to education in the global economy. Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit education-related questions for consideration at the forums. The panelists and moderator will select the questions to be asked at the forums. To submit questions visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/forum/survey.shtml. For questions or additional information, please contact Pat Geadelmann at 3-6144 or the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations, 3-6728.

 
INTERIM HEAD OF BIOLOGY NAMED:

Kavita Dhanwada, associate professor of biology, is interim head of the Department of Biology, effective July 3. She replaced Barbara Hetrick, who is now dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

 

LIBRARY ACCESS AVAILABLE:

The temporary construction fences for the campus sidewalk improvement project surrounding Rod Library have been removed.

 

UNI LONG DISTANCE PHONE CHARGES GOING DOWN:

Iowa and domestic long-distance telephone rates have been reduced to 5 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- a savings of up to 14 cents per minute. Long-distance calls now will be calculated and rounded-up in six-second increments, rather than the former one-minute increments. These changes will substantially reduce departmental long-distance bills. UNI international long distance rates and billing structure haven't changed. If you have any questions, contact Randy Hayes at 3-7473 or randal.hayes@uni.edu.

 

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 us continued work toward the best possible services for students in the most efficient and effective way possible.

 

INTERNAL SEARCH:

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.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

Donate items for the Rod Library’s used book sale. All proceeds benefit the Library Materials Budget. Items wanted are fiction, children's books, CDs, videos, and DVDs. See http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/givingtorodlibrary.shtml to donate materials for the library’s collection. For book sale donations, contact: Georgia.Henry@uni.edu Ext. 3-2781.

 

SPRING BREAK UNI:

Would your department be interested in hosting a participatory program or tour for first through sixth graders during the 2008 spring break? The GBPAC will organize daily activities on campus March 16 through March 19. This is a great opportunity for area youth to be exposed to UNI’s programs and services. Contact Amy Hunzelman, amy.hunzelman or 3-3679, for more information.

 

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/2007:0718.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 rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

P&S OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include environmental business manager and catering events manager. 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 17-20, UCA Elite Camp; July 18-20, Volleyball Team Camp; July 22-28, Harp Camp; July 25-26, RAGBRAI; July 27-29, UNI Alum Reunion; July 30-August 2, NCA/NDA Cheer and Dance Camp.

 

RAGBRAI UPDATES:

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. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts: 5 to 7 p.m.; 7 to 9 p.m. To sign up, or if you have questions, contact Robin Sandberg: robin.sandberg@uni.edu, 3-2365.

 

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

 

RAGBRAI SAFETY:

RAGBRAI will be coming to our campus on Wednesday, July 25. There will be more than 10,000 bike riders with another 5,000 support people here with vans, trucks and buses trying to find things and set up camp starting at 7 a.m. When these riders get to town they are looking for friends, camping space or signs for where to go -- not for pedestrians or vehicles in their path. They will be all over campus, going in and out of traffic. Please SLOW DOWN, use caution, walk and drive defensively.

We are their hosts. Let’s make sure they have a good and safe experience here.

 

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.

 

WAREHOUSE CLOSED:

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.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER AND FALL SESSIONS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#summerinterim

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Aug. 7 through 10 and Aug. 28 to 31. Questions such as Is your investment mix appropriate?, Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? and, How do I use my funds for income in retirement? are all topics the TIAA CREF representative can help you with. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, go to www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977 ext. 7010.

 

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2007 fall semester from summer 2007 should submit their request to the Rod Library reserve desk by July 27. Requests can be submitted electronically at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:

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):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

UNI ROTC 2nd LT. GIENAU FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:

A four-person best ball scramble will take place Sunday, Aug. 26, at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. The $50 per player fee covers green fee, cart, dinner, door raffle, hole prizes and range balls.There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun tee off. To register, contact 2nd. Lt. Tyler Junker (319) 269-1716, tylerjunker@hotmail.com or 1st Lt. Daniel Eady, (319) 464-5814.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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 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 of author’s intent and synthesis of a text. To register: http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/development.shtml or contact 3-3679.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

JUNGLE BOOK:

Sturgis Youth Theatre presents its eighth annual summer fun production, "Jungle Book," the beloved Kipling classic, directed by Gretta Berghammer. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., July 19, 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. on July 21 and 22, and at 10:30 a.m., July 20. For audiences ages four and above. Tickets are $5. Call 3-6381 or online at: http//www.theatreuni.com

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Claudia Russell will perform Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m., KUNI third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.


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