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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007

NEWS:

FINAL GRADE REPORTING:

Final grades may be delivered in person to the Registrar's Office on Wednesday, Dec. 19, by using the south door of Maucker Union near Essentials. Final grades are due by 1 p.m. that day. Access to the Registrar's Office and other offices in Maucker Union will be via the south door from Dec. 19-21. All other doors to the Union will be locked due to routine floor maintenance in the building. If you have questions, call the Registrar's Office at 3-2241.

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

Kevin Finn, HPELS, is quoted in the USA Today.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-12-10-playtime-exercise_N.htm

 

2008 PAF DEADLINES:

The 2008 processing deadlines for Personnel Action Forms (PAF) are posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/cutoffs_deadlines.shtml. Anyone involved in the preparation or approval of PAFs should print and post this for use in 2008. While these are deadlines, PAFs should be prepared and routed for approvals as soon as the action requiring a PAF is determined. Questions about these dates may be directed to Linda Gruetzmacher in Payroll at 3-3003. For assistance preparing PAFs, contact Eunice Dell at 3-7432.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate deserving alumni for a Heritage Honours Award, the most prestigious awards presented by the Alumni Association. Awards honor the personal and professional accomplishments of UNI graduates and recognize outstanding service to the university. Award categories include Alumni Achievement, Young Alumni, and Alumni Service. Awards are presented at Homecoming. For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.shtml.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS:

Honor your outstanding student employees by nominating them for the 2007-2008 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination deadline is Feb. 1. To view eligibility criteria and print a nomination form, visit

http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/07-08EmpOfYearNom.pdf

 

UNI UNITED WAY CHECK PRESENTATION FEB. 2:

President Allen will present a check on behalf of the UNI community to Cedar Valley United Way representatives during the UNI men's basketball game against Southern Illinois at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at McLeod Center. For more information on how your contribution benefits the Cedar Valley, visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org.

 

McELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at http://www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph. D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Jan. 25. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.

 

ITS PERSONNEL CHANGES:

Jane Fritts has moved from Information Technology Services (ITS) to Academic Advising located in Maucker 111i. Jane's new phone number is 3-3406, with a new mail code of 0389. Mary Friedrich has moved to ITS-Administration, ITTC 120. Mary's phone number is 3-7098 and her new mail code is 0301.

 

PANTHER FIRST AWARD WINNERS:

Names of Panther First Award winners are posted at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SPRING SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:

The schedule of computer workshops offered by ITS-Educational Technology is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt.

 

FACULTY STUDY ROOMS AT LIBRARY:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 14. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY:

Whether you're going home for the holidays or planning to stay in the Cedar Valley, you can earn credit through Guided Independent Study. Enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course, and work at your own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.

 

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CUSTOMER SCORNED:

We've all been on the receiving end of poor customer service; save Jan. 16 and 17 for a refresher course on how not to be on the giving end. Join the campus and community for "Service Speaks in the Cedar Valley...Caring for Consumers, Clients and Guests." Nationally reknowned speaker Nancy Friedman will provide dynamic and informative sessions to start off the new year on the right customer-service foot. For more information, contact Matt Sieren at 3-3637.

 
RETIREMENT COUNSELING:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Thursday, Dec. 20; Tuesday, Jan. 8, through Thursday, Jan. 10; and Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 and 23. Common questions that the TIAA-CREF respresentative can help answer are: 1) Is your investment mix appropriate? 2) Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How to use funds for income in retirement? To sign up, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (866) 842-2977 ext. 7010.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include equal opportunity specialist. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING HOLIDAYS AND BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#christmas

 

WRC SEMESTER BREAK HOURS:

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

 

HEALTH BEAT HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health Beat will be closed Friday Dec. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 13.

 

CHATS IN MAUCKER UNION:

Chats will be open next Monday and Tuesday, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOWN HALL MEETING WITH SEN. JOHN EDWARDS:

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards will hold a town hall meeting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The event is part of Edwards "America Belongs to Us" bus tour discussing his vision for bringing America back to the middle-class. Edwards will be joined by actor/musician Kevin Bacon. For more information, contact jbetts27@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Students for Edwards.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's Basketball hosts Wartburg at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts Iowa State at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, in McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

M.A. THESIS EXHIBITION AND B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION:

The M.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Group Exhibition will run through Saturday, Dec. 15, at the UNI Gallery of Art. Participants include Scot Jon Schwestka (M.A., art education); Erich R. Bollmann (B.F.A., printmaking); Ryan Garbes (B.F.A., printmaking); Josh Grandstaff (B.F.A., ceramics); and Katie Hamerlinck (B.F.A., painting). For more information, contact Darrell Taylor at galleryofart@uni.edu or 273-3095. Free and open to the public.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Alan and Aleta Murphy will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. The duo's repertoire includes fiddle tunes and American heritage songs including country, bluegrass, cowboy and gospel genres. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Don't miss the Symphony's "A Mannheim Holiday," featuring the popular holiday music of Mannheim Steamroller. The concerts will take place at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Tickets start at $22 for adults; and $11 for students. Vocalists Lis March and the Sweet Adelines are featured guests. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FACULTY/STAFF FREE DAYS AT THE WRC:

UNI faculty and staff who don't have a pass to the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC), may use the WRC for free Monday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Jan. 11. Stop at the main WRC Welcome Desk, show your UNI ID card and complete a waiver. Faculty/staff may bring their immediate family members as well. For more information, contact Wellness and Recreation Services at 3-6275.

 

EAP HOLIDAY HELP:

The holidays can be a difficult time for many in terms of stress, sadness and grief. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be of help both professionally and personally. Services are confidential and employees who qualify for insurance benefits through UNI can receive six free counseling sessions per year as can any immediate, dependent family members. Call the Allen EAP to schedule an appointment at 235-3550 or 1-800-235-HELP. For

more information, call Deedra Dahlager, UNI's EAP liaison, at 3-7162.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS/SNOWSHOE RENTAL:

UNI Outdoors has cross-country skis and snowshoes for rent. Day, weekend and week rates are avaliable. UNI Outdoors will be open during winter break from noon to 5 p.m., in the WRC 174. For more information, call 3-7164.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS:

Kathy Green will offer cross-country skiing lessons for UNI faculty, staff and families. To register, call the Wellness and Recreation Services Outdoor office at 3-7163. You will be called when weather is suitable for a weekend afternoon of learning all the basic skills. The $15 fee includes equipment.

 

WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The December Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is sponsoring one to two pages of each issue, focused on environmental wellness. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID.

 

WINTER BREAK MASSAGE:

Massages will be available in the Wellness Recreation Center during finals week and over the winter break Monday through Friday, during the weeks of Dec. 17 and Jan. 7. The cost for a massage is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; and $45 for 60 minutes. To schedule an appointment, call 3-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

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