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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

NEWS:

IOWA MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION SUMMIT REPORTS:

On July 11, President Allen and Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, hosted 130 guests at an Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Summit, July 11, on the UNI campus. The summit focused on the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Mathematics and Science Education Initiative that addresses student performance, the need for more high-quality teachers and state collaboration. For reports about the summit vist http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science/summit.shtml

 

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.

 

DATE CHANGE:

The dedication for the new Business & Community Services Building has been rescheduled to 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

UNI Professor of philosophy and religion Betty DeBerg was quoted in the Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/467/story/177665.html

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship by matching local families with UNI international students. Families and students decide what to do together and how much time to spend together. This is a meaningful and fun experience for most families, and the students really appreciate the families. If interested, contact Pramod Sarin at sarinpramod@uni.edu or Ross Schupbach at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu

 

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.

 

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 oksana.matvienko@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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. Available shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m., Sundays, Aug. 12 and 19. Two faculty and staff are scheduled per shift. Volunteers will receive free admission and a UNI shirt. To volunteer and for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

MERIT OPENINGS:

Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

P&S OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include applications administrator. 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 22-28, Harp Camp; July 25-26, RAGBRAI; July 27-29, UNI Alum Reunion; July 30-Aug. 2, NCA/NDA Cheer and Dance Camp.

 

RAGBRAI UPDATES:

BLUES TRAVELLER CONCERT TICKETS STILL AVAILALBE:

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.

 

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:

TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS OF STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Sign up now for Supervisory Training to Enhance Performance of Student Employees. Learn everything you need to know in order to successfully manage, supervise and/or work with student employees. Enroll in any combination of workshops, or attend all four workshops to earn a certificate of series completion. To register, go to http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/step.pdf or call Tim at 3-2722.

 

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.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING:

The UNI Safety Office, in conjunction with Cedar Falls Fire Rescue, will conduct hands-on fire extinguisher training on the morning of Aug. 8. Training is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. There is a $10 fee per person which covers the cost of recharging the fire extinguishers. Anyone interested should contact Darrell Hansen, UNI fire safety specialist, at 3-2004.

 

FALL RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2007 fall semester session should submit their lists to the Rod Library reserve desk by Aug. 6. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/resform.htm.

 

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.

 

 

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:

 

WEB CONFERENCE:

The Office of Sponsored Programs and UNI Foundation will host a national Web conference broadcast, "How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded" by Caroline Herbert, senior training coordinator at the Foundation Center, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.,Thursday, July 26, in ITTC Room 138. RSVP to anita.kleppe@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb in Cedar Falls with the Reverend Horton Heat on Monday, Aug. 6. The band's country-flavored punkabilly and onstage antics have brought them a diverse fan base and a devoted cult following. "Revival," the band's first release for Yep Roc Records, is a return to Heath's roots - musical and geographical. Showtime is 9 p.m. Murder by Death opens the show. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact The Reverb for tickets at 277-4404.

 

 


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