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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007

NEWS:

WEBCT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:

The WebCT System will be offline, from 12:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, until 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, to upgrade the Oracle database. During this period, students, teaching assistants, section designers and instructors will not be able to access WebCT CE6 for UNI academic courses, administrative departmental sites, continuing education and guided independent study courses, or Allen College courses. Service will be restored when the database upgrade is complete.

 

SYSTEM OUTAGES:

The following systems will be down for maintenance during these times.

E-mail and MyUNIverse: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, and 4 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, Aug. 5.

E-mail only: 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6 to 4 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7.

MEMFIS: midnight to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4.

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INTERIM DIRECTOR APPOINTED:

Shashi Kaparthi, associate professor of management, has been named interim director of Institutional Research, effective Aug. 1. He will report directly to President Ben Allen. Kaparthi, who has extensive experience with the design of decision support and information visualization systems, replaces Thulasi Kumar, who has taken a position as director of institutional research and assessment at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

 

COE SEEKING NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN:

UNI's College of Education is seeking an associate dean. The associate dean reports to the dean and serves as an academic administrator and a member of the management team for the college. More details may be found at
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_information/jobs/2007AS_DEAN_JUL24.SHTML

 

DAKOTA STREET CLOSING:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 6, Dakota Street, in front of the GBPAC, will close for six days to accomodate work related to the Electrical Distribution Loop System/Load Break Switches - Phase I project. All entrances to the GBPAC, including the visitor parking lot on the north side of the building, will remain open during this street closure.

 

PARKING CHANGES FOR 2007-2008:

Most changes in the Parking Rules and Regulations for 2007-2008 involve the increase of several parking fines. Please refer to your copy of the 2007-2008 rules and regulations to see these changes.

One of the other more pertinent changes is that university departments/individuals who are authorized to have service permits will now be charged the regular yearly rate paid by outside vendors of $118.

 

PARKING PERMIT UPDATES:

Online applications for parking permits will be accepted via MyUNIverse through Wednesday, Aug. 15. Visit https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. Click on the "online" link to the right of the "Parking Permit Application."

The "G" parking area will remain the furthest north row of parking in the Gilchrist A Lot. Advise visitors not to park in this area. It will remain a tow zone year round from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Permits can be purchased in person at 106 Towers Center beginning Aug. 1. The Parking Division will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 3. Beginning Aug. 6, hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. To have the parking permit fee deducted on a pre-tax basis, the permit must be purchased by Aug. 15. This applies to the purchase of the G, A or B permits. Questions can be directed to 3-2710.

 

IOWA MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION SUMMIT REPORTS:

President Allen and Judy Jeffrey, director, 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 Mathematics and Science Education Initiative that addresses student performance, the need for more highquality teachers and state collaboration. For reports about the summit vist http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science/summit.shtml

 

RAGBRAI PHOTOS AND VIDEO:

See RAGBRAI through the eyes of local and UNI photographers in our online photo album.

http://www.cedarfallsragbrai.org/photos/

 

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

 

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 accountant/foundation, corporate support specialist, recruiter/advisor. 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 30-Aug. 2, NCA/NDA Cheer and Dance Camp.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER AND FALL SESSIONS:

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

 

CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION HOURS:

The CME is closed through Aug. 12. It will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13.


MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR AUGUST:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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 list 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.

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WOOD FURNITURE AUCTION:

UNI will hold a surplus furniture and equipment auction at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Surplus Store located in Warehouse #1 at 2412 West 27th St., west of the UNI-Dome. Available items include old wood furniture, lawyers’ bookcases, old wood chairs of different styles and some light fixtures. An opportunity to preview the items will occur from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions about the sale.

 

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

SAVE THE DATE:

Join the dancers and musicians from Shakti Dance Company for a one-hour workshop, Bharata Natyam: Dance of India, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the CME. Explore the rich tradition of this classical dance style from southern India. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate this traditional art form and will conduct a question and answer session. For more information, call 3-3679.

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.

 

KUNI PRESENTS GILLIAN WELCH:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues in Des Moines at the Hoyt Sherman Place with Gillian Welch on Sunday, Aug. 12. Along with her longtime musical partner Dave Rawlings, Welch straddles the line between bluegrass, country and indie music. Collaborations with artists like Willie Nelson and Bright Eyes, as they embark on a tour throughout the United States, show that the musical range of Gillian Welch knows no boundaries. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.50. Contact the Hoyt Sherman Place at (515) 244-0507 for ticket information.

 


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