Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
PARKING LOT CHANGES:
The Bartlett A lot has been reopened and partially re-configured. Several stalls have been eliminated on the north and south ends to allow large-vehicle access to service the loading dock at Begeman Hall (former Physics Building) and the ITTC. There are signs identifying the parking and no parking areas on both ends of the lot. Although the lines are still visible, there is no parking beyond the signs.
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 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 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.
BOARD OF REGENTS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:
As part of the Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative, UNI hosted a Math Transitions Congress on Nov. 14. An executive summary outline of future plans can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science/transcongress.shtml.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 1:
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007-2008 Student Employee of the Year. Nominating outstanding student employees is one of the best ways of recognizing their work for the university. Deadline for submission is Feb. 1. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/07-08EmpOfYearNom.pdf.
CHANGES IN PURCHASING PROCESS AT HY-VEE:
Beginning immediately, purchases made from Hy-Vee should be charged to a procurement card. Due to the low dollar amount of most Hy-Vee purchases and changes in Hy-Vee’s billing procedures, the procurement card is the most effective way to issue payment. If you have staff that purchase regularly from Hy-Vee and do not have a procurement card, please complete the procurement card application at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/pro_card_agreement.pdf or contact Molly Rickert (ext. 3-6448) in Business Operations to assist with requesting a procurement card. Hy-Vee will continue to accept store charges during a transition period until Feb. 15. After that time, purchases must be made with the procurement card. Questions regarding this change can be directed to Pam Rousselow at 3-3116.
UNI UP CLOSE:
Planning and registration are under way for the second annual UNI Up Close: Visit Days for Admitted Students, on Feb. 8 and 22. Start planning how best to highlight your programs, services and facilities. An informational Web site that includes a general agenda, example of last year's program and online registration system is at www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/ Review the agenda and scroll down to the "Get Involved" heading to confirm your area's involvement.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS FUND (IAF):
The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic travel and research expenses for UNI students. The next funding request deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. For more information, contact Cheryl Nedrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2519.
CALL FOR AWARD NOMINEES:
The Graduate College is pleased to invite 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 of the Graduate College at email@example.com, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx.
MEMFIS USERS MEETING:
MEMFIS Users will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in MSH 201. Agenda items include the "new" Summer Appointment PAF and a demonstration of the updated MEMFIS Discoverer report, Actual Hours Worked by Org. Other MEMFIS current events will be discussed and time for Q&A will be available. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the agenda mailing list, contact Eunice Dell, MEMFIS project manager, at 3-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY SURVEY RESULTS:
During spring 2007 the library invited students, faculty and staff to fill out a nationally administered survey to measure service quality (LibQUAL+). Survey results are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/libqual/. Analysis by library staff is ongoing; check the Web site for updates throughout the semester.
NEW ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION PROCEDURE:
Student Disability Services has introduced a new procedure for students to obtain their academic accommodations for the spring semester. The SAAR forms will be hand-delivered by student(s) instead of through campus mail. For complete details on the new procedure, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/current/steps.shtml.
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.
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 http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Feb. 15.
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
ELECTRONIC SCHOLARSHIP ROSTERS AVAILABLE:
Learn how to easily process grants and contracts, awards or changes to scholarships. Attend one of the training sessions offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Refreshments provided. Register at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/register.shtml. Space is limited.
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.
REGISTER YOUR CLASSES FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION:
The Rod Library offers a rich and powerful array of resources. Will your students use them? Will they Google? Help influence this decision. Register your classes for a library instruction session at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/.
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P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations and Director of Dining Services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEKEND:
EXTENDED HOURS FOR SOME MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANTS:
MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at noon in 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 email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 18.
SAVE THE DATE: INCLUSION MATTERS:
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift use wit as well as substance in a fast-paced and challenging presentation to help us see ability and disability in a different way. This husband-and-wife team has spent the past 20 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces and communities. This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the GBPAC.
Men's basketball hosts Creighton at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, in McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in McLeod Center.
Panther wrestling hosts Wyoming at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, in McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts Nebraska-Omaha at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in the WRC Pool.
Track and field hosts the Panther Open on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the UNI-Dome.
The UNI Gallery of Art presents "World Views" and "Pictures from St. Petersburg" through Feb. 7. 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 renowned 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.
IOWA UP CLOSE EXHIBIT:
Iowa Up Close photography contest submissions will be on display at the University Museum through Jan. 31. Stop by to appreciate the unique views of our home state and the talent of local photographers. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
The blockbuster "Good Luck Chuck," starring Dane Cook, Chelan Simmons and Dan Fogler, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
VOICE HONORS RECITAL:
The UNI School of Music Voice Division will open the spring 2008 performance season with an honors recital at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
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 http://www.gbpac.com
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Johnsmith will peform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Johnsmith's most recent CD is "Break Me Open." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
GUEST ARTIST OFFERS RECITAL ON CORNETTO:
Visiting artist Scott Hagarty will present a recital on cornetto at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. A UNI alum, Hagarty earned his master's from Yale University and his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. The recital also will feature UNI School of Music professors Kui-Im Lee, organ, David Rachor, dulcien, and Randy Grabowski, cornetto. This event is free and open to the public.
TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS:
Theatre UNI presents "Tales of the Lost Formicans," a dark comedy of American suburban angst as seen through the eyes of extra-terrestrials, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6381.
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 in Maucker Union for complete details.
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. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for 60 minutes; and $65 for 90 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3679.
RESIDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS:
Applications for Resident Assistant positions are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18. Applications and more information about the RA position and selection process are online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/.