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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007
PRESIDENT ALLEN SEEKS INPUT ON RECOMMENDATION TO ARM UNIVERSITY POLICE:
President Allen is seeking comments on the issue of arming university public safety officers. The vice presidents of business and finance and the public safety directors at the three state universities have submitted recommendations to the university presidents that sworn and certified university police officers be authorized to carry firearms as standard equipment. Arming would be subject to stringent training and firearms recertification requirements.
UNI ONLINE TO RESUME TWICE-A-WEEK PRODUCTION:
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, UNI Online will return to Tuesday and Thursday editions. Because of the Labor Day holiday, there won't be an edition Tuesday, Sept. 4.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS FUND:
The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for UNI students. The first funding request deadline is Thursday, Sept. 6. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Form are available at: www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. Contact Cheryl Nedrow at email@example.com or 3-2519 for further information.
INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR GRAD COLLEGE APPOINTED:
Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco has been appointed interim associate dean of graduate academic affairs. DeFrancisco will begin working in the Graduate College Aug. 15, and will be responsible for faculty and student awards, graduate curriculum review, and student requests and grievances. She will continue to teach in the Department of Communication Studies, where she holds the faculty appointment of tenured professor.
FALL FACULTY MEETING:
The annual University Fall Faculty meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 (first day of classes), in the Lang Hall Auditorium. President Allen will deliver his annual address to the faculty; new faculty will be welcomed; and faculty, staff and student leadership will be introduced. Recipients of the Class of 1943 Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Ross Nielsen Award for Excellence in Service, the Donald McKay Award for Excellence in Research, and the Faculty Regents Award winners will be recognized. Refreshments will be served in the Lang Hall Auditorium lobby following the meeting.
POSSIBLE CABLE TV SERVICE INTERUPTIONS:
Periodic outages should be expected Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22 while service to the Administrative Cable TV System is completed. These outages should only affect cable TV service to UNI's educational and administrative buildings and should NOT affect cable TV service to the residence halls.
DONATION DRIVE FOR UNI INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Donations are needed for the 2007-2008 UNI academic year. Household items ranging from dishes, pots and pans, towels, and lamps to clothes hangers are needed for arriving international students. Furniture is also in great demand for students living in the unfurnished university apartments. Household items can be brought to the International Services Office in Maucker Union 113 until Aug. 17 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Household items also may be left at St. Stephen’s. If you have larger furniture to donate, please take a digital photo and e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org You will be contacted at a later time to organize a pick-up of the furniture.
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.
PARKING PERMIT SALES:
The online application for parking permits is now closed. You may still purchase your permit at the Department of Public Safety. Permits can be purchased at 106 Towers Center Aug. 15. Aug. 16 to 20 all permit sales will be at Maucker Union, South Room. The weekday hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours on Saturday and Sunday will be noon to 4 p.m.
Aug. 15 is the last day for faculty and staff to purchase their G, A or B permits and take advantage of deducting the fee on a pre-tax basis.
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.
EDITOR NEEDED FOR ACADEMIC JOURNAL:
The Graduate College has an opening for the position of editor of UNIversitas, UNI's online scholarly academic journal. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible. To self-nominate, or recommend someone for the position, or if you have any questions, contact the Graduate College as soon as possible, at 3-2748. To read current and past issues of UNIversitas, visit http://www.uni.edu/universitas/
STUDENT EMPLOYEE FALL ASSIGNMENT APPROVAL LIST:
All departments employing continuing departmental students must submit a Student Assignment Approval List for the fall. This report is now available as a MEMFIS Discoverer Report. For instructions on how to use the report and other information on employing students, read the Student Assignment Approval List Announcement at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll
JUMP START ORIENTATION:
The 10th Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program runs through Friday, Aug. 17. The program assists ethnically diverse students in making a smooth transition to UNI. Help welcome the Jump Start participants. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 3-2700.
GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION:
New Graduate Student Orientation is from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will follow with entertainment by the UNI School of Music and refreshments.
UNI ITEMS FOR SALE AT PUBLIC SURPLUS:
UNI is currently selling the following items at auction on publicsurplus.com.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:
Host families are needed for three female students from New Zealand who will be visiting UNI for 10 weeks during September and October.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
Vacancies at the P&S level include applications administrator, computer network systems manager, director of community athletic training services, associate registrar, and assistant coordinator of CBA undergraduate programs. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
PANTHER FIRST AWARD WINNERS:
LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER AND FALL SESSIONS:
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR AUGUST:
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