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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007
DEADLINE CHANGE -- 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.
The report is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/arming_report_73107.pdf. Please refer to pages 7-9 of the report.
The deadline for input has been moved up. The presidents have been asked to provide recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, by Sept. 10. Please send your comments and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 5.
FORUM TO DISCUSS ARMING CAMPUS POLICE SCHEDULED:
The campus community is invited to attend a public forum to discuss arming UNI Public Safety Officers in the Commons Ballroom on Monday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. This forum is being sponsored by United Faculty-AAUP and the University Faculty Senate in an effort to promote responsible discourse on this important topic. A panel of UNI experts will make short, initial statements. The rest of the session will be devoted to comments, questions and answers from the audience. The panelists include Richard Featherstone, HeIdi Noonan-Day, Jerry Soneson, Katherine Van Wormer, and David Zarifis. Call Hans Isakson (3-2950), president of United Faculty-AAUP, or Michael Licari (3-6048), chair of University Faculty Senate, for additional information.
PAY YOUR E-BILL ONLINE:
University bills can now be paid online with an e-check. Go to MyUNIverse, under My Personal Records, select "Pay My E-bill." For more information, call 3-2164 or e-mail email@example.com
PHYSICS DEPT. HAS MOVED:
The Physics Department has returned to the Physics Building for the fall 2007 semester. Staff and faculty telephone numbers remain unchanged. The new Physics Office is PHY 215 (telephone 3-2420).
BOR MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE PROGRESS REPORT:
The Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative has been enaged in several activities and initiatives. For a progress report, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science/news.shtml
VIC REOPENS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR:
The Visitor Information Center, located at the University Avenue entrance to campus, reopened Monday, Aug. 20. The center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking permits are not available at the Visitor Center. If a department brings visitors to campus, please request permits from Public Safety. To reach the Visitor Center, dial 3-7628 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Aug. 18 edition of the Des Moines Register has a story that mentions the Mathematics and Science Education Summit held at UNI last month. http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070818/BUSINESS/708180325/-1/BUSINESS04
SPRING BREAK UNI:
Would your department be interested in hosting a participatory program or tour for first through sixth graders during 2008 spring break? The Gallagher-Bluedorn 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.
POSSIBLE CABLE TV SERVICE INTERUPTIONS:
Periodic outages should be expected 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.
POLICE ON LOOKOUT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS:
Law enforcement officers across the state have joined forces in the '"OVER THE LIMIT, UNDER ARREST" enforcement program from now until Sept. 3. Police encourage anyone planning on drinking alcohol to be responsible and designate a sober driver. With increased patrol and focused enforcement over Labor Day, the odds of a drunk driver getting arrested are greatly increased. A simple mistake by a drunk driver can have costly results. Please drive safely and wear your seatbelt when driving; it may save your life. For more infomation about the program, contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police, 3-2712.
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW COURSES:
UNI's Lifelong University includes five new courses this fall. The program is geared toward the lifelong learner in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities. Please share this program with friends and colleagues. For course information visit www.uni.edu/llu
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/
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
Vacancies at the P&S level include student intern coordinator/camp adventure and senior programmer analyst/web. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
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