Thursday, Aug. 23, 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 from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the Commons Ballroom. 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.
UPDATING THE 2007-2008 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY:
Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/. Deadline for these changes is Friday, Aug. 31. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at 3-2761 or email@example.com.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
Nominations are requested for the following elected positions: chairperson for the University Faculty (one-year term), chairperson of the Graduate Faculty (one-year term), the Committee on Committees (three-year term), and the Educational Policies Commission (three-year term). Self nominations are encouraged. Please e-mail nominations or questions regarding these positions to Otto MacLin, firstname.lastname@example.org co-chair of the Committee on Committees.
GRADUATE COLLEGE DEADLINES:
Applications for 2008-2009 Professional Development Assignments for tenured faculty are due Friday, Sept. 21. Applications for Summer 2008 Fellowships for tenure-track and tenured faculty are due Thursday, Nov.1. For application forms visit www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx or call 3-2748. Contact person: Victoria DeFrancisco, interim associate dean, email@example.com
REGISTRATION/CONFERENCE FEES-OBJECT CODE REVISED:
The object code 61950 should be used for staff, non-staff or student to attend a conference. For staff travel, include the employee number. The list of Expense Object Codes with Definitions and Category Codes has been revised to reflect this change. https://access.uni.edu/reports/memfis/expobj.pdf
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
INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS FUND:
The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money 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 Forms are available at www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. Contact Cheryl Nedrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2519 for further information.
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 VIC, dial 3-7628 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
WRC AUGUST HOURS:
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 "Learning the Ropes" from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109. 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. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the link "Register for Training" or call 3-2423.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:
The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug Policy; local, state
and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use; and counseling,
treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
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., Thursday, Aug. 23. No registration required. Arrive at BCS 128 at 3 p.m. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. 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. President Allen and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley will speak at the event. For more information on BCS, visit: www.bcs.uni.edu
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, email@example.com or 1st Lt. Daniel Eady, (319) 464-5814.
BASH WITH BEN 2:
Join Ben and Pat Allen for the second-annual campus picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Maucker Union Plaza. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, fruit, cookie and a beverage. A brief program will take place at 12:15 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Remember to wear your Panther purple. No RSVP is required.
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.
URBAN GOSPEL MUSIC AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC WORKSHOP:
The first Cedar Valley Gospel and Commercial Music Workshop will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the GBPAC, Davis Hall, and at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo. The workshops will be led by Byron J. Smith, associate professor of music at Los Angeles Harbor College. Admission is free; participation requires registration. For more information, or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
THEATRE UNI PRESENTS DESIGN PRESENTATIONS FOR FALL PLAYS:
Join Theatre UNI for previews of the scenic, lighting, costume and makeup design for Caryl Churchill's comedy, Cloud 9, Tuesday, Aug. 28, and for Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tuesday, Sept. 4. Both will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theare. Admission is free.
CLINT BLACK TO APPEAR AT GBPAC:
One of country music’s most celebrated performers, Clint Black, will be in concert at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Laura Bryna will open for Black. Performance sponsors are John Deere Operations and iwireless. Join your friends on the lawn of the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a country BBQ starting at 6 p.m. Meal tickets are $10 and must be purchased no later than one week prior to the show. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.
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
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 retirees. 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., on 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.
ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:
The UNI Soccer Program, in conjunction with the Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, is accepting registrations for fall leagues. Recreational and competitive divisions are offered. Learn more about the game, have fun and meet new people. UNI soccer coaches will be available at games for discussions and clinics. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 31, for the competitive division, and Friday, Sept. 7, for the recreational division. For more information, contact Matt at 3-6982 or email@example.com.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
WEBCT TRAINING FOR STUDENTS:
If you use WebCT/Blackboard in your class, please encourage your students to attend a 45-minute training session describing this program and the many changes recently implemented. These workshops are offered every hour on the hour from 8 to 11 a.m., and 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, Monday, Aug. 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 28. The schedule is located at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml
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.
STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:
Learn more from representatives from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Krosno from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 6, at the College Eye Room in Maucker Union.