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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 24, 2008

NEWS:

ESS NAME CHANGE:

Effective July 1, UNI's Division of Educational and Student Services will change its name to the Division of Student Affairs. According to Terry Hogan, the division vice president, the new name "captures more simply who we are and what we do, and is easily understood by students, parents, faculty and other publics we serve." The division Web site and related materials will begin transitioning to the new name July 1. For more information about the division, see http://www.uni.edu/vpess/

 

GILCHRIST HALL OCCUPANTS BEGIN MOVE-IN JULY 7:

Offices and departments displaced by the October 2005 fire in Gilchrist Hall will begin moving into the newly renovated building the week of July 7. Offices will move in on a staggered schedule through the end of August. To view the move-in schedule and for new office locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

STATE GROUNDS GOING SMOKELESS JULY 1:

The new state legislation banning smoking on state grounds goes into effect Tuesday, July 1. UNI, like all state institutions, is developing specific policies and procedures to comply with the new law. In essence, as of July 1, smoking is prohibited on the UNI campus, including parking lots and outdoor facilities such as sports fields. Smoking continues to be prohibited in university-owned and leased facilities and vehicles. More details will follow as soon as possible. See the Iowa Department of Public Health Web page for more specifics on the legislation. http://www.iowasmokefreeair.gov/

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY INVENTORY SHUTDOWN:

Campus Supply will be closed for inventory June 26, 27 and 30 and will reopen on July 1. Make certain to receive on all PO's by Friday, June 27.

 
DISASTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND:

The UNI Foundation is establishing a scholarship fund for UNI students impacted by disasters. To contribute to the UNI Disaster Scholarship Fund, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078, or uni.foundation@uni.edu. Checks for the fund should be made out to the UNI Foundation with "Disaster Scholarship Fund" on the memo line and sent to mail code 0239. Gifts also may be made online at www.uni-foundation.org. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3751

 

REGENTS MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE:

The $4 million Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Inititiative has been officially re-named the Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership (IMSEP). The change is effective immediately.

 

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 will be mailed in the coming weeks. http://www.unialum.org/proserv/diplomareplacement.shtml

 

LIBRARY DUE DATES:

Due to some computer hardware problems Rod Library transactions made on Friday, June 6, may not have recorded correctly. Checked-in or renewed items may still appear on your library account. If you believe you have returned/renewed an item and it is not correctly listed on your library account, please contact the circulation desk at 3-2462.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Kamyar Enshayan, director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Education is quoted in the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/18/AR2008061803371.html

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

AGENT-BASED MODELING WORKSHOP:

Luis Izquierdo from the University of Burgos in Spain will present an introductory workshop on Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo software from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, in the ITTC. This free workshop is sponsored by the GeoTREE Center. Izquierdo will present the fundamentals of agent-based modeling and also the basics of using NetLogo (under continuous development at the Center for Connected Learning and Computer Based Modeling at Northwestern University), a freely available software for simulating natural and social phenomena. The workshop will also include a hands-on opportunity to develop simple agent-based models. No previous experience in programming or agent-based modeling is required. Lunch is on your own. To register, please call Jane at 3-3713 in the GeoTREE Center.

 

DELL LAPTOPS PURCHASING UPDATE:

See https://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/dell

The university PC discount Dell site for individual personal purchasers (not departmental purchases) has been updated to include several of the Dell XPS and Inspiron models of laptops. The significant thing to notice is that the warranty is three-year In-Home Parts & Labor, 24x7 phone support versus the usual one year mail-in warranty.

These are in addition to the special bid offerings completed in May on the site.

 

FREE HANGING FILE FOLDERS:

If your department needs hanging file folders, the Graduate College has them to give away. Come to Lang 122 to pick up as many as you can use. If you have questions, call 3-2748.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of admissions/multicultural recruitment and assistant manager/custodial services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

INTERNAL SEARCH NOTICE:

An internal search is being conducted for an assistant provost for Sponsored Programs. For more information, please check the Employment Opportunities link at www.uni.edu/vpaa. Applications received by July 11 will be given full consideration.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER JULY 4TH:

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

 
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR JULY 4 WEEKEND:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

PRINT SERVICES HOURS:

Print Services will be closed Friday, June 27, for inventory. Print Services will be open but with reduced operations and staff June 30 through July 2, and closed July 3 and 4.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

JOIN THE STURGIS FALLS PARADE:

Join your campus colleagues on the UNI Float in the Sturgis Falls Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28. Meet at the Gallagher-Bluedorn loading dock at 8 a.m., that morning or meet up with the float on Fourth and Franklin streets, south side of Lincoln Elementary School at 9 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and UNI purple and gold.

 

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Abi Tapia with BettySoo, both singers/songwriters from Texas, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 30, 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:

GOV. CULVER LAUNCHES NEW AMERICORPS RECOVERY EFFORT:

Iowa college and university students have a new opportunity to assist with tornado and recovery efforts. Gov. Culver has announced a new AmeriCorps program. See full news release for details.
http://www.governor.iowa.gov/news/2008/06/20_3.php

 
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 is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP.

 

 

 

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