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Thursday, April 24, 2008
UNI ALERT SYSTEM TEST -- APRIL 24
UNI will test the UNI Alert System at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Test voice and text messages will be sent via telephone and e-mail. A reminder, push the "send calls" button on your office phone if you'll be out of your office for more than a few minutes. This helps speed delivery of emergency messages. If you haven't already done so, please confirm your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml
UNI ALCOHOL TASK FORCE ASSEMBLED:
Recent national research has affirmed what those on college campuses have observed for many years -- excessive alcohol use by students leads to consequences such as crime, injury, academic failure, academic underperformance, poor health, addiction and damage to reputation. With that in mind, Terry Hogan, vice president for educational and student services, has established an alcohol task force to find ways to reduce the incidence of high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences at UNI. The group began meeting this spring and is charged with developing a needs assessment by February 2009. See a list of members at
UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:
Beginning Monday, May 12, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 22. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, inform them of summer hours.
GUIDELINES FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS INCENTIVE FUNDS PROGRAM:
Changes were made this past fall to the UNI Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds Program and announced on campus. The purpose of the UNI Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds Program is to encourage faculty, P&S staff, colleges, departments and other administrative units to actively seek externally funded projects. The program provides financial support to those administrative units and principal/co-investigators or project directors/co-directors who successfully obtain sponsored-project funding. The revised guidelines for the Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds, including their distribution, can be found at www.uni.edu/osp.
EXECUTIVE VP & PROVOST SEARCH COMMITTEE NAMED:
President Allen has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the position of executive vice president and provost. Catherine Palczewski, professor of communication studies, will serve as committee chair. The committee will hold its first meeting soon. See the committee list at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_042208.shtml
INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS:
The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee has and continues to review items submitted in previous surveys. Nancy Hamilton, HPELS, is chairing the committee.
TWELVE MONTH PAY OPTION:
Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 29 or July 31 payroll, respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. Questions may be directed to Tresa Habinck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6425 in Payroll.
FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING RELOCATING:
Effective Wednesday, April 23, the Foundation Accounting Office has relocated one block north, to 1223 West 22nd St. Throughout the entire week, office staff may not be accessible by e-mail but all phone lines will remain the same and will work.
SUMMER ACCESS TO CHARGING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES:
Enrolled students and current faculty and staff can charge purchases at various locations on campus (i.e. Chats and Prexys). Students who work in the summer, but are not enrolled, will not have the priviliege to charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail email@example.com to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.
SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2008 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by May 5. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS:
Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2008 summer semester from spring 2008 should submit their request to the Rod Library reserve desk by May 2. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.
FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL COURTESY NOTICE - ROD LIBRARY
The annual loan period for items checked out to faculty and professional and scientific personnel will end soon. Return all items with a May 5 due date. All items must be returned, but you may recheck out any items for which you have further need. To view items checked out to you, log on to your library account: https://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.uni.edu/access/fac_notice.htm.
CAMP MULTIMEDIA LAUNCHED AT UNI:
UNI will host Camp Multimedia, a week-long multimedia camp for high school students, June 9 through 14. Drawing on experts from across the country and the Cedar Valley, Camp Multimedia will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will use the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.
GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH AWARDS:
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is offering Adele Whitenack Davis Awards, which provide one month of summer salary and up to $3,000 in research expenses for projects in applied gerontology. All full-time UNI faculty are eligible. Application deadline is May 15. Application and guidelines available at
INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will host an "Introduction to the National Institutes of Health" Web conference from 1 to 2:20 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in StudioIT 1 (ITTC 134). This introduction to NIH funding opportunities will lead participants through NIH's funding strategies, grant mechanisms, peer review, institutes and centers and methods of soliciting proposals. Two different campus viewpoints on writing proposals to NIH will be featured. RSVP to 3-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROCUREMENT CARD TRAINING:
The Office of Business Operations will offer training sessions for the university-sponsored procurement card. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes and will be held at various times and locations. The session is required for current cardholders and will be informational for anyone considering applying for a procurement card. Procurement cards are intended to be an efficient and cost-effective method of payment for small dollar transactions, typically under $3,000. For specific dates and times, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/pro_card_training.pdf.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
UNI HEALTH PROMOTION RAFFLE:
Would you like a football autographed by the 2007 Panthers to commemorate the great season? UNI health promotion majors are selling raffle tickets to win one. Tickets are $1 and are available from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 24, near Chats in Maucker Union. The winner will be announced at half time of the spring football game on Saturday, April 26. Winner need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. For more information, contact Susan Roberts-Dobie at email@example.com.
FOODSTOCK: WILL YOU ROCK FOR HUNGER?:
Foodstock, the second annual Northeast Iowa Food Bank benefit concert, will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., admission is $5, and proceeds go to the Food Bank. For more info and band line-ups, check out the facebook group at
Hear speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless talk about their real life experiences with homelessness from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in Sabin 102. Then head to Lawther Field from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. for a night-long camp out. Build a shelter out of cardboard and compete for awards. Bring friends, play games and learn about homelessness. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 24. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
BOTANICAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE:
The campus community is invited to an open house celebrating the renovations at the Botanical Center, formerly known as the Greenhouse, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 28. Tours and refreshments will follow a brief program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2566.
UNI TV FINAL SHOW:
UNI TV News (Panther News Program) is a 30-minute weekly news program produced by and for UNI students. UNI TV will live broadcast a variety show with audience participation from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the performance studio, Lang Hall 046. It also accepts submissions for a video contest, and the winner will be announced at the show. For more information, contact Joyce Chen at email@example.com or visit http://www.panthernews.net.
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:
Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $5. Music by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.
SAVE THE DATE -- BASH WITH BEN:
Save the date for the third annual Bash with Ben, a fall campus celebration. Join Ben and Pat Allen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, for a picnic lunch on the Maucker Union Plaza.
UNI will host Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference action in a three-game series starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 25. The series continues at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26 and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27. All games are at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.
PANTHER FAN FEST:
The UNI Panthers spring football game and Panther Fan Fest will take place Saturday, April 26. UNI's annual spring game will take place at 1:15 p.m., in the UNI-Dome as a part of the Panther Fan Fest. The day will start with the free Kick-off Kids football clinic at 9 a.m., in UNI-Dome for youth in grades two through seven. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. the UNI-Dome parking lots will be open for tailgating and the annual Panther Fan Fest will be held indoors at McLeod Center. There will be inflatable games for the kids, autograph sessions with Panther student-athletes, pictures with T.C., Panther tattoos with the UNI Cheer and Dance Teams and the Iowa Beef Producers will serve ribeye sandwiches. An exhibition match involving the nationally ranked UNI women's rugby team will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'JUNGLES':
Delve deep into the jungle ecosystem, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests each animal's survival skills at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the University Museum.
GUEST LECTURER MICHAEL BUGEJA:
Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU, will discuss "In Praise of Disengagement" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. His talk will center on the blurring between entertainment and learning and the need for more commitment in preparing students for the serious societal issues they face ahead.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensemble will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
W-CF SYMPHONY: BRAVO BROADWAY:
Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque, Debbie Gravitte and Jan Horvath join the W-CF Symphony for Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Featuring selections from blockbusters like "Cabaret," "Mamma Mia," "Phantom of the Opera" and more, tickets start at $22 for adults and from $11 for students. For more information, call 3-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
NORTHERN JAZZ SEXTET CONCERT:
UNI School of Music Jazz Division faculty artists and guests will present a concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: CAROLYN CRUSO:
Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI CONCERT CHORALE CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
TOMAS KUBINEK AT THE GBPAC:
Tomas Kubinek will perform at the GBPAC at 2 p.m., Saturday May 3. He’s a fool, clown, visual poet, solo performance artist, multi-talented vaudevillian, comic genius and charming huckster. Kubinek has traveled the globe with his exuberant madness, performing mind-boggling miracles and surreal feats. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:
Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to rehearse and perform. This event is free and open to the public.
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is a fee of $20 per team. The tournament will be single elimination with a consolation bracket or pool play, depending on the number of teams. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. Rain date: Sunday, April 27. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262. Open to students, faculty and staff.
WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:
Challenge yourself to stay healthy all summer long. Fitness classes start May 12. New classes include Tai-Chi, tennis lessons and beginning yoga. Register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html or in the WRS Office 101.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM:
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. The Disney College Program is available in Anaheim, Calif., as well as Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.disneycollegeprogram.com or contact Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT PREVIEW PARTY/ICE CREAM SOCIAL:
The GBPAC’s 2008-2009 Artist Series season will be announced in the GBPAC lobby at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Students can enjoy free ice cream and refreshments, win door prizes and get the inside scoop on the 2008-2009 artist series season and order tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
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