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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, July 8, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST SEARCH UPDATE:

In consultation with a working group of the UNI search committee for the executive vice president and provost position, President Allen has hired the search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to help with the national search. The firm is a minority- and female-owned executive search firm specializing in providing executive recruitment services to colleges, universities, independent schools and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, visit the executive vice president and provost search Web site at http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch

 

ITS TO PERFORM SYSTEM MAINTENANCE JULY 12:

ITS will apply operating system patches beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, July 12. Maintenance is expected to be complete by 10 a.m. CatID, campus e-mail, MEMFIS, MyUNIverse, and WebCT will be unavailable during this time.

 

IMSEP PROJECT PROPOSALS:

Individuals planning to submit project proposals for the Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) must contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for prior proposal review and submission approval. The deadline to submit proposals is July 15. Please contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hilllery.oberle@uni, or Anita Kleppe at 3-6148 or anita.kleppe@uni.edu for assistance.

 

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. Two faculty and staff are scheduled per shift to work alongside alumni volunteers. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. The following shifts are open: Saturday, Aug. 9: 3 to 9 p.m. (1); Sunday, Aug. 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1) and 3 to 9 p.m. (1); Monday, Aug. 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2); Thursday, Aug. 14: 3 to 9 p.m. (1); Friday, Aug. 15: 3 to 9 p.m. (1); Saturday, Aug. 16: 3 to 9 p.m. (2). To volunteer, or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

OHIO STREET CLOSED:

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 is closed. 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 its 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.

 

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.

 

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 begin moving into the newly renovated building this week. 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.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Wrestling Team Camp I, July 6-10; Summer Orientation IX, July 10-11; Feet To Back Wrestling Camp, July 11-13; Studies in Air Quality for Science Educators, July 12-19; Wrestling Team Camp II, July 13-17; Dong Guan University - Chinese Summer Group, July 13-Aug. 1; High School Specialized I Volleyball Camp, July 14-15.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF COUNSELING ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions July 15, 16 and 29. Questions such as "Is your investment mix appropriate?", "Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement?" and, "How do I use my funds for income in retirement?" are all topics the TIAA CREF representative can cover. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977 ext. 7028.

 

FREE TV AND CART:

The Department of History is giving away a 27-inch TV and AV cart for departmental use. If you are interested, please call 3-2097.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include administrative specialist and assistant director/International Programs. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PADDLING PANTHER SWIM LESSONS:

Paddling Panthers swim lessons session 5 is from July 21 through Aug. 1. Lessons are offered at 9 and 10 a.m., 5 and 5:40 p.m. To sign up, or for more information, e-mail swimlessons@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Caleb Engstrom, a singer-songwriter from Iowa City, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, July 14, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

 

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

 
 

 

 

 

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