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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 15, 2008

NEWS:

OUTDOOR WARNING SYSTEM TO BE TESTED THURSDAY, JULY 17:

The University Mass Notification Outdoor Warning System will be tested across the UNI campus on Thursday, July 17, to determine if the planned speaker locations allow adequate notification of emergency information. Voice and tone testing will start at approximately 10 a.m. and last about four hours. Please do not be alarmed by the sirens and messages during this time. If weather conditions are threatening, the test will be postponed.

 

SMOKING POLICY REVISED:

UNI has revised its Smoking Policy to comply with the new Smokefree Air Act. The policy prohibits smoking anywhere on the UNI campus and on any property owned or leased by UNI, including university-owned or leased vehicles and vehicles parked in university parking lots. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/810.shtml. For more information about the Smokefree Air Act, visit www.iowasmokefreeair.gov.

 

UNI-DOME TICKET OFFICE HAS MOVED:

The UNItix office located at the NW entrance of the UNI-Dome has closed and is now located at the NW entrance of McLeod Center. Hours of the McLeod Center office are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone numbers and mailcodes will remain the same for UNItix (0313), Dome (0312) and Conferences and Events (0030). You can continue to reach UNItix at 3-4TIX and www.unitix.uni.edu, as well as at its GBPAC location.

 

FEMA OFFICE ON CAMPUS HAS CLOSED:

The Disaster Recovery Center located at the UNI Towers closed at the end of business on Saturday, July 12. This temporary office was designed to meet the needs of individuals in the area affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding since May 25. Individuals still needing assistance may visit the center at the Pinecrest Building, Room 201, 1407 Independence Ave., in Waterloo.

 

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.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: 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 Volleyball Specialized II Camp, July 16-17; Volleyball Team Camp, July 20-22; Northern Iowa Summer Harp Workshop, July 20-26; IMPACT Summer Institute, July 20-Aug. 1.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION/PARKING CHANGES:

CAMPUS STREET CLOSED:

Beginning Tuesday, July 15, a section of Campus Street directy south of University Avenue will close for reconstruction. Access to the ITC A and ITC West B parking lots will remain open via Jennings Drive to Campus Street. Weather permitting, the construction work is expected to be completed Aug. 12.

 

CHAF WILL AFFECT PARKING ON CAMPUS:

On Thursday, July 17, the east portion of the Bartlett lot will be used for the College Hill Arts Fair unloading. The handicapped parking will be moved temporarily to a different location within the lot. The Commons A/B lot will be available for parking and is a good alternative to avoid parking delays during this process.
On Friday, July 18, persons who normally park in the Bartlett lot should consider using the Commons lot to free up space for festival patrons. The festival will continue through Saturday evening.

 

WRC/HPC LOTS TO CLOSE:

The WRC/HPC lot will be closed Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, for painting of parking stalls. Please use the north Dome lot during this time.

 

COMMONS LOT TO CLOSE JULY 21:

Beginning Monday, July 21, the Commons lot will be closed. Fencing will be erected and the TKE house and UNI House #15 will be demolished. Construction of the new parking deck will then begin.The Commons lot will remain closed for the duration of the project. Persons displaced from the Commons lot can park in the "CP" lots (including Campbell and Towers) during the summer.

 

CENTRAL CAMPUS SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION:

The sidewalk area between Rod Library and Maucker Union is closed for reconstruction. All entrances to the union will remain open during construction. The main east entrance to the library will remain open, however, access will be available only from the sidewalk plaza area north of the entrance. The library entrance also will be accessible from the south through Maucker Union. The construction is antipcated to be completed on Aug. 22.

 

GILCHRIST HALL ACCESSIBLE BY EAST ENTRANCE:

Please keep in mind that as offices and departments begin moving back into Gilchrist Hall that the building is only accessible via the east entrance at this time. The north entrance is expected to be accessible in the beginning of August and the west entrance by the end of August. To view the move-in schedule and for new office locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

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.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Rod Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 25. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include admissions counselor/multicultural, assistant track and field coach,
programmer analyst/Web, director of public relations and retail manager. 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

EXHIBITS/PRESENTATIONS:

VISIONS OF AFRICA: ART and RITUAL:

Discover the beauty of carved masks and sculptures from west and central Africa in this new exhibit at the University Museum. VISIONS focuses on the artistic traditions of nine African cultural groups. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information about the exhibit and related events.

PERFORMING ARTS:

BEAUTY & THE BEAST:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, presents an all-youth production of "Beauty & the Beast" at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17; at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 18; at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 20. Tickets are $6.50. Call 3-6381.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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