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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

NEWS:

 

GRADUATE FACULTY AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

The Graduate College is seeking nominations for two graduate faculty awards. The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award recognizes commitment to academic excellence, attention to individual student needs, and service on thesis and dissertation committees. The award includes $1,000 teaching support. Nominations are accepted from graduate students and faculty. The deadline is Jan. 28.
The Donald N. McKay Award recognizes exceptional original contributions to research and/or creative activity. Nominations are made by department heads. The award includes a $1,000 stipend. The deadline is Feb. 1. For more information, contact Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, interim associate dean, Graduate College (defrancisco@uni.edu) or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

UNI's Dhirendra Vajpeyi, political science, was quoted in the Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/18/AR2007121802350.html?hpid=sec-artsliving

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT NWCA NATIONAL DUALS:

Volunteers are needed for the 2008 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. This wrestling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will include Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, NCWA and Women's. Four volunteers are needed at each of the 16 mats at all times throughout the tournament. Volunteer jobs include a clock-runner, scorekeeper, taper and runner. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007_1220.shtml

 

NPPS MOVING TO HPC:

Effective Jan. 1, the National Program for Playground Safety will move its office from WRC 205 to HPC 105. Phone numbers and the mail code (0618) will remain the same. Those moving are Donna Thompson, Susan Hudson, Heather Olsen and Donna Mokricky.

 

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.

 

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.

 

LATEST EDITION OF KUDOS AVAILABLE:

http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

HOURS

PRINT SERVICES:

Print Services will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Call 3-2448 with any questions.

 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING OVER BREAK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS OVER BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt

 

WRC SEMESTER BREAK HOURS:

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

 

HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

Health Beat is closed until Sunday, Jan. 13.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

KUNI X-MAS PARTY AT THE HUB:

The sixth annual KUNI X-mas party at The Hub, Thursday, Dec. 20, will feature Raldo Schneider, Checker & the Bluetones, The Ramblers and The Mittens. Giveaways, good tunes, good times and a great cause. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio. Admission is $5 at the door. Showtime is 8 p.m.

 

MUSEUM'S PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY:

"Iowa Up Close" contest winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and reception at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at the University Museum. An exhibit of contest submissions will be on display from Jan. 5 through Jan. 31. http://www.uni.edu/museum

ATHLETICS:

 
DISCOUNTS TO THE MVC BASKETBALL TOURNEYS:

The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will take place at Scottrade Center in St. Louis March 6-9. Buy tournament tickets from the UNItix ticket office by Monday, Dec. 31, and receive $15 off the all-session ticket price ($100 value, but you pay $85). In addition, you get a certificate for $10 towards the purchase of MVC merchandise at the tournament.

 

ORDER WBB TOURNEY TICKETS NOW AND GET ALL NINE GAMES FOR JUST $30:

The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament will take place at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., March 13-16.

For the first time the Missouri Valley Conference will conduct its women's basketball championship at a neutral site. Buy tournament tickets from the UNItix ticket office by Friday, Jan. 11, and receive $10 off the all-session ticket price ($40 value, but you pay $30).

 

Better your chances of sitting in the UNI section and order your tickets through UNItix at 3-4TIX (3-4849) or stop by the UNItix ticket office at the NW entrance of the UNI-Dome. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS/SNOWSHOE RENTAL:

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

 

 

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