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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 20, 2008

NEWS:

PARKING DECK UPDATE AND PARKING LOT CLOSINGS:

Construction on UNI's new parking deck is expected to begin in June. As a result, students, faculty and staff who normally park in the Commons lot will need to park elsewhere. Beginning in August,  a parking-lot shuttle in addition to the Panther Shuttle service will take people from the West Dome Lot and South Dome Lot to 23rd and Campus streets.  This shuttle also will stop at the North Dome A & B Lots, the Campbell B Lot, and other locations along 23rd Street, as necessary.  The shuttle will run every 10 minutes and will be free to UNI students, staff and faculty.

Persons displaced from the Commons Lot  can park in the "CP" parking lots (including Campbell and Towers) during the summer. For a tentative timeline of parking deck construction, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_052008.shtml

 

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGES DUE TO HOLIDAY:

The deadline for submitting items for the May 27 edition of UNI Online is noon, Friday, May 23.

 
VEHICLE AUCTION:

UNI is selling two pickups and a 1997 Ford Taurus sedan on Public Surplus. You can see photos and more information at www.publicsurplus.com. If you have questions, call Vince at 3-3527. These auctions will end on Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23. Visit Public Surplus frequently for other UNI surplus items.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Chicago Tribune reported on Kirk Henderson, program manager at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, and UNI's roadside planting program

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-nativeplants,0,1564976.story

The New York Times quoted Mark Grey, UNI professor of anthropology, in a story about the immigration raids in Postville

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/us/13immig.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

The San Antonio Express quoted Grey in a recent story about the immigraton raids at

http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/stories/MYSA.051708.OPED.Immigrants2ed.2691501.html

 

UNI POLICE ENFORCING SEAT BELT LAW:

The "2008 Click It or Ticket Mobilization" will take place now through June 1. Law enforcement officers throughout Iowa will join police agencies across the country in a campaign designed to promote the use of seat belts. For additional information, please contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police Department, at 3-2712.

 
MAY IS ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH:

May is National Electrical Safety month. Deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and the third leading cause of fatal home injury. This Web site http://www.esfi.org/cms/node/195 contains important information on fire prevention at home and at work.

 

PANTHER PARKWAY IS CLOSED:

A section of Panther Parkway is closed to through traffic between West 27th Street and West 30th Street. Access to the recycling facility is available from West 27th Street via Panther Parkway. Weather permitting, construction of a new utility ductline will be completed and the street will re-open to traffic on May 29.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Camp Adventure Training, May 14-24; John Deere interns, through Aug. 6; and Alliance Summer Program, through July 25.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT NEWSLETTER:

The May edition of The Graffito, the graduate student newsletter, is available at www.grad.uni.edu.

 

RUSSELL HALL AUDITORIUM SEAT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Create a lasting tribute to your favorite music lover and help hundreds of UNI School of Music students prepare for their future. You can be part of the new Russell Auditorium with a seat sponsorship. Proceeds from the seat campaign will help purchase equipment and complete renovation in Russell Hall. Read more
http://www.uni-foundation.org/images/SeatingCampaign2-1.pdf

 

HELP WELCOME PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS:

Once again, UNI will host a Parent Hospitality Tent during the summer orientation sessions. Share your enthusiasm for UNI with the parents of our newest students. Faculty and staff assistance is needed to help staff the booth in the coffeehouse in Maucker Union. Volunteers will visit with parents and answer questions from 5 to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, June  9, 12,16,19, 23, 26 and 30, and July 7 and 10. If you'd like to volunteer, e-mail liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

RESOURCES FOR TRANSITIONING TO MS OFFICE 2007:

ITS-Educational Technology’s "Helpful Computer Resources" page now includes links to aid transitioning to Office 2007. Especially useful are the mapping workbooks (follow the link "Guides to the 2007 Office System User Interface"). These list Office 2003 menu and toolbar commands and their locations in Office 2007. Access the page at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/resources.shtml#office07.

 

HOURS:

HEALTH BEAT SUMMER HOURS:

Health Beat, located in Maucker Union, is open through July 25, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be closed on Memorial Day (May 26) and Independence Day (July 4). Contact Kristy Leen at Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167 with any questions.Check out
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html for more information.

 

CME MAY HOURS:

The CME is closed through June 1. Hours of operation beginning June 2 will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
LIBRARY HOURS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#memday

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

2008 ADVENTURE ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM:

Sessions include "Life of a Landform: Adventures in Geology," June 10. Sculpt a landscape out of dough, simulate an earthquake, and use peanut butter cups to understand mountain building. Learn how wind, water, and plate tectonics change the surface of our planet.

The June 11 session, "Wet Wonders: Adventures with Water," will test water for acidity, create a water filter out of every-day objects, and experience the Earth's water cycle in action.

"Conservation Conversations: Adventures in Ecology," will take place June 12. Make something NEW out of trash, delve into composting with red wigglers, and touch on the 'hot topic' of global warming.

Each session is from 9 a.m. to noon at the University Museum. Registration deadline is June 3. The fee for each session is $10 for Friends members; $12 nonmembers. www.uni.edu/museum

 
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 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 'CAVES':

Descend into the only habitat not directly driven by sunlight at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at the UniversityMuseum.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

THE UNDERPANTS:

Theatre UNI presents Steve Martin's adaptation of this hilarious German comedy of sexual politics, ambition and desire, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 8, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ticket prices are $12 regular, $10 students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SMOKING CESSATION ASSISTANCE:

Self-help materials, consultation and support is available to students, faculty and staff striving to quit smoking. Contact Kathy Green, University Health Services director, at 3-6921 or kathy.green@uni.edu, for details.

 

 

 

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