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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NEWS:

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FACULTY CHANGES:

Mary Herring, interim department head and associate professor in Curriculum & Instruction, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Education. She will replace Biff Williams who has accepted a position as Dean of the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services at Indiana State University. Jill Uhlenberg, assistant professor in Curriculum & Instruction, will serve as interim department head of Curriculum & Instruction.

 

NEW ASSISTANT VP FOR MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS NAMED:

James O'Connor has been named assistant vice president for university marketing and public relations at the University of Northern Iowa. O'Connor is currently interim assistant vice president for university marketing and public relations. He will assume his new duties at UNI on May 12. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3674.

 

REGENTS AWARDS FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE:

Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence were presented by President Ben Allen at the Board of Regents luncheon on May 1. Recipients were Melissa Beall, professor, Department of Communication Studies; Charles Holcombe, professor, Department of History; Lucille Lettow, emeritus professor, Rod Library; Mohammed Rawwas, professor, Department of Marketing; Daryl Smith, professor, Department of Biology; and Katherine van Wormer, professor, Department of Social Work.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Radio Iowa interviewed Gina Burkart, English Language & Literature, regarding her book on Narnia

http://www.radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=B9EA3579-D84D-54E5-D71AF59CDBF1A2E8

 

The Des Moines Business Record ran an opinion piece submitted by David Surdam, economics

http://businessrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&subsectionID=12&articleID=6179

 

CANDIDATES FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR COMING TO CAMPUS:

Five finalists for the position of UNI director of athletics will make campus visits and give public presentations beginning the first full week of May. The finalists are Terry L. Wanless, director of athletics, Sacramento State; Barbara G. Walker, senior associate athletic director, Wake Forest University; Michael P. Waddell, senior associate director of athletics, University of Cincinnati; Glen Krupica, deputy director of athletics for external affairs, Northern Illinois University; and Troy A. Dannen, executive director, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. See the forum schedule at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/AD_Search/index.shtml

 

NEW STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC DIRECTOR NAMED:

Shelly Matthews-O'Connell has been named director of the UNI Student Health Clinic and assumed her new duties May 1. Matthews-O'Connell has worked in the Student Health Clinic since 2000. She was previously the administrative specialist in the Student Health Clinic. See the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3642

 

REQUISITION & PURCHASE ORDER CLEAN-UP:

Purchasing and Accounts Payable are reminding account managers to check their Statements of Account for encumbrances that should be cleared up. If a purchase order is showing an encumbrance but should be closed out, call Pam Rousselow at 3-3116. Requisition preparers (including students) should check for rejected, returned, in process, and pre-approved requisitions that should be canceled or deleted. For more information, http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/year_end_req_clean_up.shtml.

 

UNI ONLINE TO START SUMMER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE:

UNI Online will start its summer schedule the week of May 12. The e-newsletter will publish once per week on Tuesdays. To submit, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline

 

PLANNING FOR FAMILY WEEKEND:

Please submit dates, times and brief descriptions for open houses and events for Family Weekend 2008, Sept. 19 through 21. Include contact name, phone number and e-mail address for each event listed. E-mail information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by May 30. Use subject header Family Weekend 2008.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR IOWA STATE FAIR:

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help at the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff are scheduled per shift to work alongside alumni volunteers. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY RELOCATED:

The Public Policy office has relocated from Lang 110 to Baker 30. All phone numbers, fax number and campus mail codes remain the same.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Join the campus and community for the final speaker in the customer service series, Service Speaks. Rob Bell will discuss "Customer Service Excellence -- Let's Have Fun Out There" at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the GBPAC. Reservations can be made by calling 3-6899. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, customer service and training, Bell makes improving customer service skills and gaining leadership abilities simple, clear and fun.

 

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONS:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions May 13 through 14 and May 27 to 28. The TIAA-CREF representative can help with deciding the appropriate investment mix and how much you need to save to maintain your lifestyle in retirement. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977 ext. 7028.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include project coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS:

Final exam week: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#springfinals.

Weekend before summer session: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml.

 

SUMMER HOURS FOR ON-CAMPUS DINING START MAY 12:

Maucker Union: Chats serves beverages, sandwiches, Freshens Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt treats, and bakery items weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Prexy's offers a rotating menu of hot entrees weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Maucker Union restaurants will be closed on Monday, May 26, and Friday, July 4. Essentials in Maucker Union will be open weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Piazza in Redeker Center re-opens for summer service June 2. Hours and menus are available online:
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/summerhours.htm

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

Join the Department of English Language and Literature in honoring Marcia Hansen at a retirement reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in Baker 161. Dessert and coffee will be served.

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR LYDIA ROBERTS:

Celebrate Lydia Roberts' contributions to making UNI a more inclusive community during her years as assistant director of the Center for Multicultural Education with a dessert potluck from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, May 9, at the CME. (Bringing a dessert is optional.) Roberts will begin working later this month for Trio Support Services at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Sponsored by the Multicultural Coordinating Council.

 

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

UNI's Department of Military Science invites you to attend the Commissioning Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 10, in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

OFFICE FURNITURE AUCTION:

A surplus office furniture auction will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the West Gym. Preview the items prior to sale time at 9 a.m. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 4 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. A valid photo ID is required to get a bidding number. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml for more information. Call Vince at 3-3527 if you have questions about the sale.

 

GEOCACHING: A HIGH-TECH TREASURE HUNT:

Let the UNI Museums, along with CrawDaddy Outdoors and Hartman Reserve, show you the wonders of geocaching from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at the University Museum. Learn about this fast-growing hobby and use GPS technology to hunt for a cache. Cost is $7 for individuals or $20 for groups of four. Register by Thursday, May 8, to doris.mitchell@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER BASEBALL:

The Panthers take on UW - Milwaukee, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'SEASONAL FORESTS':

The next film in the Planet Earth film series will be shown at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the University Museum. Investigate these temperate regions and find some of the most elusive creatures and well-adapted plant life on Earth.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT:

Under the direction of School of Music instructor Michelle Swanson, the UNI Children's Choir will offer its spring concert at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CREME DE LA CREME 8:

Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will present its eighth showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, at the GBPAC. These artists donate their talent and time for the benefit of programming at the Gallagher-Bluedorn.

Scheduled performers include: A Slice of Jazz and The Revolutionists from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Marshall Nielsen will present a piece from Mark Twain. Jinnie Park, piano, is a graduate student at UNI.
Chris Buckholz, trombone, will perform accompanied by Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor. John Hines, bass, will perform accompanied by Korey Barrett. Crème de la Crème 8 will conclude with a piano trio of Fred Halgedahl, violin, Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, and Sean Botkin, piano. For more information call 273-4TIX. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and under, and are available at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Box Office or online at www.gbpac.com.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

In collaboration with the Iowa Composer's Forum, the Symphony's Home Cookin' concert will feature the diverse music of five living Iowa composers. Scheduled for 2 p.m., May 10 at the Gallagher-Bluedorn, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at 273-4TIX (877-549-SHOW) or wcfsymphony.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Phil Cooper and Margaret Nelson are traditionally oriented folk artists from the Chicago area. They perform at folk festivals, folklore societies, house concerts and libraries throughout the Midwest, East and Canada. Cooper and Nelson will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, May 12, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WELLNESS AND RECREATION SERVICES WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The April Words of Wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring a portion of each issue, focused on environmental wellness. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

KULT MANAGEMENT POSITIONS OPEN:

Vacant positions include: general manager, program manager, news director, sports director, sales/promotions director, music directors (usually two), Webmaster. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/nepley/KULT/app.doc, and in Lang 326, KULT Office, Maucker Union. All students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, regardless of major, may apply. Experience preferred, but not required.

 

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Join Wellness and Recreation Services to de-stress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Wednesday, May 7, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom and lobby. Enjoy free mini massages, walk the labyrinth, cuddle with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and more. For more information, contact the Wellness Resource Coordinator at deedra.dahlager@uni.edu.


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, can not charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail diningtech@uni.edu to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.

 

 

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