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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 22, 2008

NEWS:

NEH SUMMER STIPEND NOMINATION COMPETITION:

UNI may nominate two applicants for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program, a $6,000 award. The deadline to compete for a nomination is 5 p.m., Sept. 15. For information on the nomination process visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/NEH.htm or contact OSP Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

IMSEP LOCATION AND STAFF UPDATE:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is temporarily housed in the Business and Community Services Building, Suite 113, offices D and E. A move to permanent space in the CEEE Building is being planned. Partnership Director Jeff Weld's office phone number is 3-2723; and Program Manager Kari Jastorff's number is 3-2959. Visit the new IMSEP Web site at http://www.iowamathscience.org.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

Families are needed to host three female students from New Zealand while they study at UNI for part of the fall semester. Their area of study is communication disorders in children. Two students will be here from Sept. 1 to Nov. 7, and one from Oct. 20 through Dec. 19. All three students are mature, responsible, and keen to learn more about Iowa and its people. If you might enjoy opening your home to one of these students, please contact Ken Bleile after Aug. 1 at ken.bleile@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

SHREDDER FOR SALE:

The Office of Academic Assessment has a new, still in the box, Fellowes C-220 shredder for sale for $400 (less than the cost from Office Depot). Contact Shirley at 3-2778 or shirley.uehle@uni.edu if interested.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Dong Guan University - Chinese Summer Group, July 13-Aug. 1; Northern Iowa Summer Harp Workshop, July 20-26; IMPACT Summer Institute, July 20-Aug. 1; NCA Cheer Camp, July 26-29; NDA Dance Camp, July 30-Aug. 2.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION/PARKING CHANGES:

CAMPUS STREET CLOSED:

A section of Campus Street directy south of University Avenue is closed 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.

 

COMMONS LOT IS CLOSED:

The Commons lot is 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:

As offices and departments begin moving back into Gilchrist Hall, 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:

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS:

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2008 fall semester should submit their requests to the Rod Library reserve desk by July 30. Requests can be submitted electronically at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

 

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.

 

OFFICE MAX TRAINING:

Office Max Web training will be offered in an hour-long webinar at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 24 and 29. The training will cover how to order. You will be invited by an e-mail with a connecting link and a phone number to call. For more information call 3-2451.

 

OFFICE MAX CATALOGS:

Office Max catalogs are in stock. Call Mary at 3-2451 if you would like one.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#lastsummer
 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Mike Maas, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, July 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Maas performs with several musical groups and has been a regular cast member and the resident songwriter at Liars Holographic Radio Theatre since the show opened in 1997. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SUMMER MASSAGE:

Appointments are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout July and August. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for 60 minutes; and $65 for 90 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule your appointment today. Brought to you by Wellness/Recreation Services

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

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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