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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008

NEWS:

UNI POLICE UPDATE:

UNI police began carrying firearms as a standard part of their duty gear on Dec. 23. The arming of UNI officers was completed after the Department of Public Safety Advisory Committee reviewed all the pertinent UNI policies to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures passed by Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in October. Prior to arming, a letter from Steve Pavelec, chair of the advisory committee, was sent to President Allen and Vice President Tom Schellhardt. The letter explained that the document review had been completed and the advisory committee recommended the UNI Police Department proceed with equipping officers with side arms. Any questions regarding this process should be referred to Dave Zarifis, UNI director of public safety, at 3-2712.

 

UPDATE FOR IOWA'S TITLE II GRANTS:

Regarding Iowa's Title II grants (due Jan. 25), Iowa has received permission from the U.S. Department of Education to use an alternative definition for one of the criteria used to determine high need Local Education Associations (LEAs). The new definition states, "... a high-need LEA is one in which, a) 20 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, and in which, b) 85 percent or fewer students are proficient on the ITBS Reading Grade 8 test." The list of eligible LEAs in Iowa can be found at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/HigherEd/titleii.htm For assistance with your grant submission, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217.

 
CatID AND WebCT UPDATE:

As of Jan. 5, UNI students, faculty and staff can use their CatID username and password for accessing MyUNIverseCT (WebCT). If you experience problems accessing WebCT with your CatID, contact the Computer Consulting Center (CCC) by phone at 3-5555 or e-mail its-consult@uni.edu. The CCC, is located in room 36 of the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, and consultants are available to provide hands-on assistance during university business hours.

 
NOMINATE A STUDENT FOR TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP:

UNI may nominate up to four students for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship (HSTS). The HSTS provides up to $30,000 to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields and numerous opportunities for professional development. Juniors with extensive records of service, a commitment to a career in the public sector, excellent communication skills and leadership potential, and a desire to influence public policies or education programs are encouraged to apply. More information can be found at www.truman.gov or by contacting Kerri Clopton at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or 3-7940. Faculty with nominations and interested students should contact Clopton no later than Jan. 11.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Iowa Caucus wrap-ups continue in the media. UNI students are mentioned in this story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/election/1333/students-share-their-thoughts-from-iowa

 

The Jan. 5 edition of the Wall Street Journal quotes Donna Hoffman, policital science.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119950318582369653.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

Sunday's Des Moines Register noted research funding at the Regent universities.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080106/BUSINESS/801060313/1032/BUSINESS03

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Join the campus and community for "Service Speaks in the Cedar Valley ... Caring for Consumers, Clients and Guests" Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Maucker Union and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in Maucker Union and 7 p.m. at the GBPAC. Nationally recognized speaker Nancy Friedman will present "How to be an Island of Excellence in an Ocean of Mediocrity" and "21 Ways to Great Customer Service." RSVP for any of the daytime sessions by calling 3-6899. Reserve tickets for the evening session by calling 3-4TIX. Contact Matt Sieren at 3-3637 for more information.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant systems/applications administrator and clinical laboratory technologist. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS 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:

IOWA GOVERNOR TO VISIT UNI JAN. 17:

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver will visit UNI on Thursday, Jan. 17. He'll make a 30-minute presentation about the state of the state at 2 p.m. in the CEEE atrium. UNI students, faculty, staff and the public are invited.

 
DIANE HEADINGTON, UNI HEAD CASHIER IS RETIRING:

After 36 years of service Diane Headington is retiring. You are invited to say farewell at an open house in her honor from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Office of Business Operations, 1148 Campbell Hall. There will be a short program at 2:30 p.m.

 

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. BRADLEY:

7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, McLeod Center. For tickets, e-mail tickets@uni.edu or call 3-4849.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Dubuque band River and the Tributaries will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. The six band members play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin, hand drums, mandolin, bass guitar, drum set, keyboards, upright bass, piano, trumpet, flute, cello and various percussion instruments. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents the St. Lawrence String Quartet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. UNI students recieve a 50-percent discount on tickets with student ID. For show information call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com

 

KUNI'S BLUES BLOWOUT:

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue featuring the Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick (former J. Geils Band founding member) and Deanna Bogartwill roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Saturday, Feb. 9. Each artist will perform a set with the Tommy Castro Band, and the show closes with an electrifying jam sure to thrill and satisfy any blues fan. http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=672047

Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.kuniradio.org (in the Store section) or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.

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 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.

 

REGISTER FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Wellness and Recreation Fitness and Leisure classes begin Jan. 16. Try something new in 2008: pilates, combo aerobics, absolutely abs and more. Register on-line at www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis. Brochures are available at the WRS welcome desk or in Maucker Union.

 

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