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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 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 27, 2008

NEWS:

CARIGNAN NAMED IPR ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Steve Carignan has been named to serve as Iowa Public Radio Acting Executive Director, taking the place of Cindy Browne. Carignan is assistant vice president for educational and sports events center management at UNI. He will maintain his current duties at UNI.

"Steve is a valued member of the UNI community who has played an integral leadership role in the development of the Iowa Public Radio," said Tom Schellhardt, UNI vice president for administration and finance. "We're pleased that he will be able to support Iowa Public Radio at this critical time while continuing to maintain his core work here on campus." See full news release at http://iowapublicradio.org/viewPressRelease.php?IdNum=72

 

SHELVING CONSTRUCTION AT ROD LIBRARY:

Construction work on the compact shelving on the first floor of the Library will begin June 9. The pre-1980 periodicals with the call numbers of JA 1 R48 through QL 671 A782 and TX 335 A1 through Z 6723 M54 will be offloaded and stored on temporary shelving on the first floor. For assistance in finding a particular volume, contact the MultiService Center.

During July, the pre-1980 compact periodicals with the call numbers QL 671 A782 to TX 335 A1 will be inaccessible. If you will need material from this area during that time please plan accordingly. If articles are needed from this area during that time they may be requested through interlibrary loan. Construction should be completed by the start of the fall semester.

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING ADDS STAFF:

Melissa Iverson, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has joined the staff in Academic Advising. Iverson will be the liaison to the College of Education Advising Center, advising new freshmen in Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle-Level majors, as well as new freshmen with majors in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. Melissa also will serve as an adviser in Academic Advising working with programming for new students.

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was established under the authority of the Clean Water Act in 1972 and is responsible for controlling and regulating point sources of discharge of pollutants to waters within each state to maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has designated UNI as a qualifying site, which requires the university to comply with certain storm water regulations.

For more information about NPDES and UNI permit compliance actions, visit
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/index.shtml

 

PANTHER CALL CENTER HAS MOVED:

The Panther Call Center, formerly located in House 15, has moved to the mezzanine level of the Commons. For further information, please call Vicki Collum at the UNI Foundation, 3-6078.

 

MUG MINUTES AVAILABLE:

Minutes from the May 15 MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.shtml. The minutes include information about a new online transaction to request early e-mail and Web CT access for new employees, travel reimbursement tips, FY 08 closing schedule information, and a Web ADI update.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNER:

Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Interested? Visit www.uni.edu/ciep or the CIEP office in Baker 72.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Mid-America Institute of Professional Photographers, June 1-5; Iowa Music Teachers Association State Conference, June 1-3; UNI Classic Upward Bound Program, June 3-July 21.

 

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SUMMER SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

The schedule of free computer workshops available from ITS-Educational Technology is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Benefits Specialist and Professional & Scientific (P&S) Employment Coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

JOIN THE MWD PARADE:

Come join your campus colleagues on the UNI Float in the My Waterloo Days Parade. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 31, in downtown Waterloo. Meet at the Gallagher-Bluedorn loading dock at 7 a.m. Saturday morning or meet up with the float on Park Avenue, west side of the 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and lots of purple.

 

NU HIGH GARAGE SALE:

A sale featuring furniture, clothing, housewares, dorm surplus, etc., will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 31, on the north lawn of NU High\Price Lab (rain site: school hallway). If you've recently done some spring cleaning and would like to donate items, contact jody.stone@uni.edu

 

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

 
SAVE THE DATE FOR RUSSELL HALL RE-DEDICATION:

Save the dates Sept. 26 and 27, and attend the School of Music "Breaking Ground," a celebration and re-dedication of the newly renovated Russell Hall. The weekend activities will feature the Russell Hall re-dedication ceremony, the 27th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, an alumni banquet dinner and a faculty, alumni, guest and friends concert. Visit www.uni.edu/music or contact Caroline Boehmer (caroline.boehmer@uni.edu) for more details or ticket information.

 

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 University Museum.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

CANOES FOR RENT:

UNI Outdoors has canoes and other outdoor recreation equipment available for rent at an affordable price. Summer hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 3-7163 to make reservations.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

Seoul National University in Korea is hosting its second International Summer Institute from June 23 to Aug. 1. The application process is ongoing because they are looking for more participants. They are offering scholarships to students interested in East Asian or Korean studies. Contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu for more information.

 

 

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