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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007

NEWS:

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 president@uni.edu 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 accounts.receivable@uni.edu

 

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 visitor.center@uni.edu.

 

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 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 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

 

HOURS

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

 

WRC AUGUST HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC REDESIGN:

LexisNexis has redesigned the interface for LexisNexis Academic http://0-web.lexis-nexis.com.unistar.uni.edu/universe. The LexisNexis Academic home page links to four short video tutorials on the new interface (see right side of screen). Contact Rod Library if you have questions about search or content http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml.

 

LEARN THE ROPES AT UNI:

Start the academic year right by participating in this fun and interactive ropes course designed just for UNI. Get to know faculty and staff throughout the university and learn ways to better engage yourself and others in the workplace. Commit to developing greater teamwork, improved communication and new friendships.

 

FREE EMAIL AND CALENDAR WORKSHOPS:

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, ITS-Educational Technology is offering computer workshops for Thunderbird (8:30 to 10:20 a.m.) and Calendar (1 to 2:50 p.m.). All faculty and staff are invited to register for these workshops by calling 3-2309. A complete listing of workshops is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOUR THE NEW JPEC:

Tours of the new John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and its Student Business Incubator will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Select one date to attend. No registration required. Arrive at BCS 128 at 3 p.m. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu for more information.

 

DEDICATION OF NEW BCS BUILDING:

All faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the dedication of the new Business and Community Services (BCS) Building on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. The new BCS Building creates an entrepreneurial and interactive environment for public/private partnerships, including state-of-the-art business incubation space and services for technology transfer and student businesses. Speaking at the event will be UNI President Allen and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley. For more information on BCS, visit: www.bcs.uni.edu

 

POWER OF THE PURSE:

The Power of the Purse: a Financial Seminar for Women is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Maucker Union. It is presented by the Women's Philanthropy Council of UNI and the UNI Foundation. To learn more about this fun-filled seminar, visit http://www.unicompass.com


UNI WOMEN'S ATHLETICS KICKOFF BREAKFAST:

The first annual Women's Athletics Kickoff Breakfast will be held Sept. 5 on the McLeod Center floor. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and continental breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. All female student athletes and coaches will be in attendance. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call Mindy Noble at 3-3100 for reservations. All in attendance will receive a free ticket to the UNI vs. ISU volleyball match that night and a free soccer ticket to the UNI vs. Evansville Match on Oct. 5. Door prizes will be given away. Ann Kerian will emcee. GO PANTHERS!

 

CREDIT COUNSELING OPEN HOUSE:

In debt? Are you over your head in bills? Find out about the free services of Consumer Credit Counseling Service at an open house Monday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St., across from the President's home.

 

ART EXHIBIT:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents a traveling exhibition of paintings and mixed media works titled "George Longfish – A Retrospective," from Aug. 20 through Sept. 16. An artist's lecture and opening reception is at 7 p.m., Wedesday, Aug. 29. Longfish, who is of Seneca and Tuscarora descent, is best known for his vibrant abstract paintings about identity, spirituality and justice. Organized by The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana at Missoula. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

ATHLETICS:

SOCCER:

Soccer hosts Wartburg in an exhibition match at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball hosts Wright State, Kentucky and Western Michigan in the UNI Invitational on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, in McLeod Center. For the game schedule, visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/sched/niwa-w-volley-sched.html

WELLNESS/REC:

INTERNATIONAL DANCE:

Like to dance? Want to meet people? Then International Dance Theater is for you.
International Dance Theater is a great way to meet new people, learn dances from around the world and create fantastic college memories. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:45 p.m. in WRC Rm 185/187. No dance experience required.

 

2007 FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty, staff, spouses and retiries. Registration: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 to 31, in WRC 101.
Entry fee is $5 per player; due with registration. Play begins Thursday, Sept. 6. Contact will be made by e-mail by 3 p.m., Sept, 4, with password and league user name.

 
OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Managers meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in Schindler Education Center 252. Tournament entries are due by 5 p.m., Sept. 5, in WRC 101. Tournament bracket will be posted after 1 p.m., Sept. 6 in WRC. Tournament play is at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, IM fields. Rain date is Sunday, Sept.15. Entry fee: $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE PROGRAMS:

Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 23, for WRS Fitness and Leisure programs Absolutely Abs, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing, Spinnercise, Belly Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and Adult Swim Lessons. Get moving today. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu for more information.

 

FALL MASSAGE:

Massages will be offered in the WRC Wellness Resource Lab Monday through Friday. Licensed massage therapists Leta Hanson and Carissa Shima will be on staff. New fees: $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; and $45 for 60 minutes. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

 

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

Come out and enjoy many activities to help kick of the school year. Activities include picnics, games, speakers and free food. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/welcomeweek.shtml to see a list of all the Welcome Week Activities.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

CIEP (Culture and Intensive English Program) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak in English. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.


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