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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

NEWS:

EDITOR'S NOTE:

Spring semester's first issue of the MyUNIverse News e-newsletter will be e-mailed to students Monday, Jan. 14. Submission deadline is noon, Friday.

 

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

BARTLETT

The Bartlett A lot has been reopened and partially re-configured. Several stalls have been eliminated on the north and south ends to allow for large vehicle access to service the loading dock at Begeman Hall (the Physics Building) and the ITTC. There are signs identifying the parking and no parking areas on both ends of the lot. Please notice, although the lines are still visible, there is no parking beyond the signs.

 

WRC

The Wellness and Recreation parking lot is currently under reconstruction. A portion of the lot is re-opened. The major changes to this lot include a portion of it being designated for Cedar Valley Medical Specialist Clinic patients, physicians and clinic staff. Designated spaces are reserved for clinic patrons from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note that meters remain in this portion of the lot and they will be enforced from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.No parking is allowed from 1 to 7 a.m., seven days per week.

 

Reminder: Guests with visitor parking permits are not allowed to park in the metered spots without paying. The only exception is in the GBPAC lot. If you have questions, contact Parking Operations at 3-2710.

 

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT HEADS' AND DIRECTORS' HANDBOOK:

The Department Heads' and Directors' Handbook has been revised and is online at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/dept_head_manual/DeptHeadsManual.shtml. The handbook is a collection of helpful information and resources with links to pertinent Web sites. Call Nancy Scoggins Rose, 3-6205, with additions or changes.

 

ELECTRONIC SCHOLARSHIP ROSTERS AVAILABLE:

Learn how to easily process grants and contracts, awards or changes to scholarships. Attend one of the training sessions offered on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Refreshments provided. Register at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/register.shtml. Space is limited.

 

FLYIN' HIGH AT UNI:

The basic fundamentals of flying will be offered for the first time on the UNI campus. See how fun and easy it is to experience the joys of piloting your own aircraft. Classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in ITC Room 7. Sign up for 330:059 Section 10.

 

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.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2008 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Feb. 15.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT NWCA NATIONAL DUALS:

The NWCA National Duals will be held in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13. This collegiate wrestling tournament brings more than 80 teams to Cedar Falls from all over the country. Your help is needed. Please e-mail: unidome@uni.edu or call 3-3993 to sign up to volunteer. 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

 

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:

On Jan. 8, the Des Moines Register ran a release about funding for UNI's National Ag-Based Lubricants Center.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080108/NEWS/80108020/-1/NEWS04

 

CBS 2 (KGAN) News will air a special "Ticket to Happiness" this evening, Thursday, Jan. 10 during its 10 p.m. news broadcast featuring Jan Bartlett, educational leadership, counseling and postsecondary education.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SCHEDULE OF COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

The schedule of free computer workshops offered by ITS-Educational Technology is available by clicking on the link below. If you use myUNIverseCT (WebCT) and/or ePortfolio in your classes, please inform your students that special workshops for those applications are only available Jan. 16, 17, 22 and 23. http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt

 

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 Commons Ballroom 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 Math Coordinator. 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

 

EXTENDED HOURS FOR SOME MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANTS:

http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/index.htm

 
MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bsp.shtml

 

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'S VISIT TO UNI CANCELLED:

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver 's visit to UNI on Thursday, Jan. 17 has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at noon in the McLeod Center. The cost is $15 per person. If you are interested in coming to help celebrate the volleyball team's 2007 season, please RSVP to Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu by Friday, Jan. 18.

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM:

"PLANET EARTH" is an amazing documentary of never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Screenings are at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10 and May 31. www.uni.edu/museum

 

ATHLETICS:

NWCA NATIONAL DUALS:

UNI hosts the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13, in the UNI-Dome.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. BRADLEY:

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

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents 'World Views' and 'Pictures from St. Petersburg' from Jan. 14 to Feb. 7, 2008. UNI Professor of Art Richard Colburn will present "The Language of Photography" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15. An opening reception will follow. "World Views" features reknowned photographers Tina Barney, Linda Connor, Andrew Moore and JoAnn Verburg. "Pictures from St. Petersburg" features new work by Colburn created during an academic exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia. All events are free and open to the public.

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 receive 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 Bogart will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Saturday, Feb. 9. 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.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

COLD TEMPS = HOT DEALS AT PREXY'S AND CHATS:

Take advantage of discounts on featured menu items each day when the high temperature is 20 degrees or less for the previous day. Specials change daily Jan. 14 to 25. Visit Prexy's and Chats for complete details.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SPRING 2008 MASSAGE:

Massages will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) by LMT Carissa Shima Tuesday through Friday and by LMT Leta Hanson Mondays and Wednesdays. $15 for 15minutes; $25 for 30min; $35 for 45min; $45 for 60min; $65 for 90min. Pay by cash, check, ubill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness/Recreation Services.

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SAVE THE DATE FOR EDUCATION MAJOR WORKSHOPS:

The GBPAC will host two workshops for future classroom teachers this spring. "Character Counts! in Iowa" will be held on Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and "Creative Movement to Inspire Writing" will be held on April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a chance to build your portfolio and resume. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 3-3679.

 

MTA MEETING:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) student organization will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in Maucker Union Meditation Room. The meeting focus is planning for the Feb. 4 African American Read-In with invited elementary students. New members are always welcome. Contacts are Gloria Adams, MTA president, adamsg@uni.edu, Derk Babbitt, MTA vice-president dbabbitt@uni.edu, or Janet McClain, MTA co-advisor at 3-2924 or janet.mcclain@uni.edu

 

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