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Thursday, May 8, 2008

NEWS:

SECTION OF UNIVERSITY AVENUE TO CLOSE:

Monday, May 12, the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of University Avenue by closing the inside lanes from Iowa Street to 500 feet east of the Dry Run Creek bridge. The traffic lanes are being closed to construct the median crossover at the east end of the project. Once the median crossover is completed, a full road closure of the eastbound lanes from 300 feet east of Campus Street to 100 feet east of Tremont Street will begin. The scheduled date for the full eastbound lane closure is Thursday, May 15. Through traffic will be maintained on University Avenue by using the existing westbound lanes, with westbound traffic in the north lane and eastbound traffic in the south lane. Access to College Street south of University Avenue, will be maintained at all times.

 

INITIAL SURVEY OF IDEAS FOR IT TASK FORCE:

President Allen's new Information Technology Task Force is gathering ideas from the campus community to help focus its efforts and to ensure it does not miss something important to you in its early planning. Share your experiences and ideas. See the Announcements section at MyUniverse for a link to the survey. For more information, contact Eugene Wallingford at wallingf@cs.uni.edu or 3-5919.

 

REGENTS AWARDS FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:

Regents Awards for Staff Excellence were presented by President Ben Allen at the Board of Regents luncheon on May 1. Recipients were Jean Carlisle, administrative assistant for the VP of University Advancement; Irene Elbert, Registrar's Office coordinator; and Carol Fletcher, Department of Residence.

 

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, effective July 1. 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, effective July 1.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONS:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions May 13, 14, 27 and 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.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS:

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

 

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. 15. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of summer hours.

 
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

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.

 

PADDLING PANTHER SUMMER SWIM LESSONS:

Paddling Panther summer lessons begin Monday, May 19. Sessions are two weeks long and are taught at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. For more information, or to register, e-mail swimlessons@uni.edu or call 3-7263. For a complete list of dates and times visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/aquatics/paddling_panthers/index.html.

 

SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMP:

Children in grades two through eight have the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish, French, German, Russian and Chinese in the Third Annual Summer Foreign Language Camp offered Monday, June 23 through Friday June 27, by the UNI Department of Modern Languages. The camp fee is $95, which includes all instruction, materials and a camp T-shirt. The registration deadline is Monday, June 9. For information on camp content, contact John Storm, camp director, at 3-2749 or john.storm@uni.edu. To register, contact University Events Coordination at 3-5141 or e-mail conf-events@uni.edu. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global.

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.

 

MA THESIS AND BFA GROUP EXHIBITION:

This art exhibition is on display through Saturday, May 10, at the Kamerick Art Gallery. Participants include BJ Alumbaugh (B.F.A., printmaking and graphic design), Erika Anderson (B.F.A., graphic design and painting), TimothyEmbretson (B.F.A., graphic design), Megan Hosch (M.A., art education), and Katie Kelly (M.A., sculpture).

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 trio of Fred Halgedahl, violin; Jonathan Chenoweth, cello; and, Sean Botkin, piano. For more information call 3-4TIX. 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 GBPAC, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at 3-4TIX (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.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will offer its spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SUMMER BREEZE BENEFIT CONCERT:

Come and enjoy an evening's musical offering of Negro spirituals, art songs, melodies from Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess," and string pieces offered by Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner Caldas. This fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, in the GBPAC McElroy Lobby. For more information, contact Celeste Bembry at celeste.bembry@uni.edu.

 

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:

UNI UP TILL DAWN:

Wondering about how to become more involved at UNI, get volunteer hours, work with great people and really make a difference? Become a part of the UNI Up Till Dawn Executive Team. For more information, visit http://unistjude.googlepages.com or e-mail Katie and Amy at unistjude@gmail.com.

 

 

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