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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, June 10, 2008

NEWS:

TORNADO/FLOOD RELIEF VOLUNTEERS WANTED:

Volunteer opportunity No. 1 -- Local county emergency managers are asking for volunteers who have specific skills (language, counseling, etc.). We hope to have an online registration form uploaded this week. For now, If you would like to be added to that list, e-mail milissa.wright@uni.edu. This list will be maintained by UNI Department of Public Safety and is confidential. You'll only be contacted if a specific request is made.

Volunteer opportunity No. 2 -- UNI Days. UNI is working with the Iowa Concern Hotline to provide groups of volunteers to help tornado- and flood-relief efforts in Parkersburg and the surrounding area. UNI volunteers will be bussed to and from UNI. We hope to have specifics about dates and times confirmed later this week. Volunteers will need approval from their supervisor to miss work and will need to use vacation or comp. time as appropriate. An online registration form will be available when dates are confirmed.

 

PARKING DECK UPDATE AND PARKING LOT CLOSINGS

Bids will be opened for UNI's new parking deck and transit facility on June 10. Construction is expected to begin in late June or early July. 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 route in addition to the Panther Route (formerly Panther Shuttle) service will take people from the West Dome Lot and South Dome Lot to 23rd and Campus streets. This route also will stop at the North Dome A & B Lots, the Campbell B Lot, and other locations along 23rd Street, as necessary. Buses 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. Approximately July 1, the TKE house and UNI House #15 are scheduled for demolition. The Commons Lot will close at that time for the duration of the project.

 
WELD NAMED DIRECTOR OF REGENTS MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE:

Jeff Weld, associate professor, UNI Department of Biology, has been named director of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Mathematics & Science Education Collaborative Initiative, effective July 1. The Math and Science Education Initiative and Weld's office will be located this fall in renovated space in the CEEE.

 

CP LOT RESTRICTIONS:

The Rider CP lot is reserved for orientation parking through July 11. To further facilitate parking for orientation participants, "A" and "B" permit holders are requesed to not park in the Shull and Redeker CP lots.

 

MICROSOFT SETTLEMENT REFUNDS:

All UNI Microsoft settlement refunds must be deposited in a university account. A claim has been filed for the university, but some individuals/departments have also filed a claim. The refund check may be payable to an individual, but the refund is UNI property. If you receive a Microsoft Settlement Refund check, please deposit into:
0255.00.20201.66920.1613.61.0000.000 and send a copy of the check and letter to Karen Paulsen at mail code 0301. For more information, call Paulsen at 3-6815.

 

DIPLOMA REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:

The UNI Registrar's Office and the UNI Alumni Association have teamed up to offer free replacement diplomas to alumni who lost theirs in a natural disaster. Alumni interested in obtaining a replacement diploma can make a request by stopping by the Alumni House on West 23rd Street, e-mailing mark.jastorff@uni.edu or calling 3-2171. A PDF version of the form can be found at www.unialum.org. A notice to UNI alumni in the four-county disaster area will be mailed in the coming weeks. Several hundred UNI alumni live in the affected areas. http://www.unialum.org/proserv/diplomareplacement.shtml

 

UNI RETIREES ANNOUNCED:

UNI's 50th annual recognition breakfast was held at the end of the academic year, honoring 43 employees retiring within the 2007-2008 fiscal year, with the equivalent of five or more years of fulltime service. See the list of retirees at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3728

 

VIEW THE A.D. ANNOUNCEMENT:

To view the Web streaming of the Athletic Director's introduction to campus, visit
http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/athletic/ad_announce.rm

 

A & F NEWSLETTER:

The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/af_may_08.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.

 

HELP WELCOME PARENTS OF TRANSFER STUDENTS:

In addition to welcoming parents of incoming freshmen, UNI will host a Parent Hospitality Tent during the summer orientation sessions for transfer 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 12:45 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, June 11, 18 and 25. If you'd like to volunteer, e-mail liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

FOUND AT COMMENCEMENT:

A black velvet tam/hat was found at spring commencement ceremonies. If this belongs to you, contact Norma at 3-2283 or norma.riley@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CHANGE:

Mike Licari, associate professor of political science, has been appointed interim associate dean of graduate academic affairs in the Graduate College. He is currently serving as chair of the UNI Faculty Senate, and administrative fellow in the Provost's Office. Victoria DeFrancisco, who served as interim associate dean for the past year, will return to the faculty of the Department of Communication Studies, where she has been a professor for 20 years. DeFrancisco had key responsibility for the Carver Graduate Institute and the Task Force on Criteria of Quality Graduate Programs during the year.

 
G-PERMIT LOTTERY FOR 2008-2009:

Sign up by July 18 to be included in the G parking-permit lottery for the 2008-2009 school year. Written requests should be sent to the Department of Public Safety, mail code 0023. Those eligible to purchase the "G" permit will be chosen the week following this deadline. Persons interested in choosing the 12-month, pre-tax deduction option for their "G" permit fee must be available between July 28 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit, if eligible. There are currently 25 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist A lot.The cost of the G permit for 2008-2009 is $354. For more information, call 3-2710.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

An article in the June 7 Des Moines Register quotes Ken McCormick, economics:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080607/BUSINESS/806070334/1029

 

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS:

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and standards-based professional development program this next year, starting with a two-week workshop July 20 through Aug. 1. Applications are now being taken for the IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Point teachers you work with to the program Web site: http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/
For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DRAMA FOR TEACHERS:

"A Dramatic, Creative Approach to Classroom Content" will be offered June 16-17 at AEA 267. These sessions will introduce beginning drama skills and teaching strategies along with avenues for connecting drama to other content areas. The workshops will culminate with both enhanced and integrated examples connecting drama to language arts and social studies. Presenter Karen Erickson works with the Kennedy Center’s professional development programs, in addition to serving as executive director of Creative Directions in Chicago. Check out http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/development.shtml or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu for more information.

 

HOST HOMES NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Do you want to see the world but can't travel this summer? Invite the world to your doorstep by hosting a student with the UNI Culture & Intensive English Program's Family and Friends program. Host students do not live with host families but visit them occasionally on the weekends for food and conversation, contributing to a greater understanding of American culture. For more information, contact Sally Calcara scalcara@uni.edu or fill out an application online at www.uni.edu/ciep/activities.html and turn it in to Baker 72.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following groups to campus: Alliance Summer Program, June 1-July 25; UNI Classic Upward Bound Program, June 3-July 21; RAISE, June 9-Aug. 1; Freshman Quarterback School Session I, June 9-10; Iowa Leadership Camp, June 9-13; Quarterback School Session II, June 12-13; Summer Orientation Session II, June 12-13; Big Man/Guard Basketball, June 13-15; Upward Bound Math and Science, June 14-July 28; MAYB, June 14-15; Jazz Combo Camp, June 15-20; Iowa PGA Junior Golf Academy, June 15-19; Xavier High School Mission Trip, June 15-18; Quarterback School Session III, June 16-17; Summer Orientation Session III, June 16-17; Junior High Volleyball Camp, June 16-17.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

WAY UP CONFERENCE:

The Way Up Conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, in Coralville. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek (doreen.hayek@uni.edu; 3-7300); or Shelley M O'Connell (shelley.matthews@uni.edu; 3-7736).

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include IT security policy & risk assessment analyst and media productions coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM 'HOOT':

Meet some feathered friends and enjoy an owl program, crafts, and outdoor screening of the movie "Hoot" from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m, Saturday, June 21, at the University Museum. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Register by June 17 by calling 3-2188. Cost is $5 per family.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Caleb Engstrom, a singer-songwriter from Iowa City, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 16, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

JOIN UP TILL DAWN:

Become more involved at UNI, get some volunteer experience, work with great people, and make a difference by joining the UNI Up Till Dawn executive team. For more information on how to join the team, go to http://unistjude.googlepages.com or e-mail Katie and Amy at unistjude@gmail.com

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of up to $2,300 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps (award is prorated based on number of days on location). Prior experience working with children required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe experiences working with children and educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP.

 

 

 

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