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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
STATE GROUNDS GOING SMOKELESS JULY 1:
Effective today, Iowa law prohibits smoking anywhere on the UNI campus and on any property owned or leased by UNI -- this also includes university owned or leased vehicles and vehicles parked in university parking lots. See UNI campus map at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/smokefree/
The new law imposes penalties for noncompliance on both the smoker and the institution in the event of a violation. See http://www.iowasmokefreeair.gov/
Details about UNI's related policy will follow. No-smoking signs will be installed at all entrances to university owned or leased buildings. No-smoking signs also will be installed in all university parking lots and at the primary pedestrian entrances to campus. For more information about the new law, see http://www.iowasmokefreeair.gov/
NAME CHANGE FOR GATEWAY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:
Presidents of the nine-member Gateway Football Conference and the 10-member Missouri Valley Conference have approved a rebranding initiative that changes the football conference name from the Gateway Football Conference to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The change is effective immediately.
OHIO STREET TO CLOSE JULY 7:
Beginning Monday, July 7, a section of Ohio Street will close to through traffic between Redeker Drive and West 30th Street. The Ohio Street entrance to the GBPAC Visitor Lot will remain open. The parking stalls on Ohio Street west of the GBPAC will not be available during this road closure. Weather permitting, construction of a new utility ductline will be completed and the street re-opened to traffic on July 21.
SHULL CP LOT CONSTRUCTION:
Due to construction of a new utility ductline, a portion (10 spaces) of the Shull CP Lot will close beginning Monday, July 7. Both north and south entrances to the lot will remain open, however, through traffic in the lot will not be available. Weather permitting, the closed portion of the lot will re-open on July 21.
CAMPUS SUPPLY VENDORS:
As of Aug. 1, Campus Supply will switch vendors from Office Depot to Office Max. Also all purchases from Office Max will be done off their Web pages using your pro card. Training will take place in July. Be sure your pro cards are up to date. For more information, call Mary at 3-2451.
POLICE CRACKING DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
The UNI Police Department, along with other law enforcement officials, will be out in full force cracking down on drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday period with an aggressive drunk driving and seatbelt "click it or ticket" program sponsered by the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.
VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION TO OPEN IN MAUCKER UNION:
Veridian has entered a lease agreement with the university to place a branch location in Maucker Union. The branch will be full-service, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning this fall. The need for a full-service financial institution in the Union was identified by students in a spring 2007 survey. For more information, contact Lisa Kratz at 3-2256.
IMSEP REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
The Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership announces a request for proposals in the planning, launch or extension stage of projects that support student learning of mathematics and science, or which relate to the preparation of more high-quality mathematics and science teachers for Iowa's schools. Proposals are due Tuesday, July 15, with award notification by Friday, Aug. 8, 2008. All funds must be spent by June 30, 2009. For more information about IMSEP and proposal guidelines visit www.iowamathscience.org or contact Jeffrey Weld, director, Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESS NAME CHANGE:
UNI's Division of Educational and Student Services has changed 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 are transitioning to the new name. 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
LIBRARY YOUTH COLLECTION CHECK-OUT PERIOD:
The check-out period for materials located in the Youth Collection of Rod Library has been extended. Students, faculty and staff may check out materials for seven days and renew for three more. This change will begin July 1. If you have questions, please contact the Youth Collection Librarian at 3-6166.
UNI's Speakers Bureau offers more than 200 presentations. Faculty and staff wishing to add presentations can visit the UNI Speakers Bureau Web site at www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers or contact Lindsey Rhodes in University Marketing & Public Relations at email@example.com or call 3-6728. Hundreds of citizens benefited from faculty and staff expertise this past year.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence would like to welcome the following guests to campus: Quarterback School Session V, July 1-2; Wrestling Team Camp I, July 6-10; Summer Orientation VIII, July 7-8.
FREE TV AND CART:
The Department of History is giving away a 27" TV and AV cart for departmental use. If you are interested, please call 3-2097.
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.
Vacancies at the P&S level include registered nurse and assistant manager/dining. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at
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.
LIBRARY HOURS OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND:
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR JULY 4 WEEKEND:
PRINT SERVICES HOURS:
Print Services will be open but with reduced operations and staff through July 2, and closed July 3 and 4.
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.
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.
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.
by University Marketing
& Public Relations