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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, Aug. 19, 2008

NEWS:

STILL TIME TO PURCHASE PARKING PERMITS:

Parking permits can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 30 Gilchrist Hall through Wednesday, Aug. 20. From Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 25, the Parking Division will move its operations to the South Room in Maucker Union. Weekday hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours will be noon to 4 p.m. NO PARKING Services, i.e permit sales, ticket payments, appeals, etc. will be available at 30 Gilchrist Hall during this time. Normal parking services will resume Tuesday, Aug. 26, in 30 Gilchrist Hall.

 

PARK-AND-RIDE SERVICE:

Parking Operations and MET Transit will provide a Park-and-Ride Service starting Aug. 25. The service will run from the parking lot west of the UNI-Dome to the Commons area from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, from Aug. 25 to May 8, 2009 providing transit for people displaced from the Commons lot while the new parking facility is under construction. The Park-and-Ride schedule and route map is available at

http://www.uni.edu/infosys/parkandride For more information, contact UNI Public Safety's Parking Operations at 3-2710.

 

VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION OPENS BRANCH IN MAUCKER UNION:

Veridian Credit Union is opening a branch office Tuesday, Aug. 19, within Maucker Union, at the former site of the Union Station. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The need for a full-service financial institution in the union was identified by students in a spring 2007 survey. A Grand Opening Celebration is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Maucker Union. Register to win an iPod Nano, UNI Homecoming football game tickets or a $50 University Book & Supply gift card.


UNI IN THE NEWS:

Fremont Tribune in Fremont, Neb., quoted Daryl Smith, UNI professor of biology on native plants. http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2008/08/18/go_green/gg_everywhere/doc480915623aa26904593576.txt

 
UPDATE ON GILCHRIST HALL:

Gilchrist Hall is almost fully occupied and ready for the semester to begin. See an update of offices that are now located in Gilchrist Hall at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml. A rededication ceremony for Gilchrist is planned for Oct. 17.

 

OTHER OFFICE MOVES:

Along with offices moving to Gilchrist Hall, several other campus offices have moved or are moving soon.

Finance Accounting & Reporting will move to Lang 122 this fall.

Graduate College has moved from Lang 122 to Lang 110.

Public Policy has moved from Lang 110 to Baker Hall 30.

School of Music offices have returned to Russell Hall.

Strategic Marketing Services will move from the Curris Business Building to 32 Business & Community Services in late August or early September.

VP for Administration & Finance, including budget, moved to Lang 122. A&F Division IT staff will remain in CET 107. If you have any questions, please call 3-2382 or 3-2383.

 

INTERIM INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT HEAD:

Bart Bergquist, UNI professor of biology, became acting head of the Department of Industrial Technology August 1. He replaces Mohammed Fahmy, who served as department head for 18 years.

 
PHILOSOPHY & WORLD RELIGIONS INTERIM DEPARTMENT HEAD:

Betty DeBerg stepped down as Philosophy & Religion Department head as of July 31. Jerry Soneson, associate professor of religion, became interim department head on Aug. 1.

 

JUMP START ORIENTATION:

The 11th Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program will be conducted through Friday, Aug. 22. Please welcome the Jump Start participants to UNI. The Jump Start Orientation is a week-long program designed to acquaint new multicultural students to the university and provide a smooth transition for a successful academic career.

 

UNI 'CRAZY COLLEGE ROOM' ON HGTV:

Watch for UNI alumnus Nathan Spiva and TC on HGTV. "What's With that Crazy College Room" first aired on HGTV Aug. 10, and will re-run at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. "What's With that Crazy College Room?" is a one-hour special that showcases "America's wildest and most creative dorm rooms," according to HGTV. A crew from LMNO Productions and show host George Gray spent a day at UNI with Spiva and his friend Bryant Wayland to film a segment for the show in April 2007.

 
DRIVE SAFELY DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY:

UNI, city, county and state law enforcement officials will focus on heightened traffic safety and enforcement from Aug. 18 through 31. The focus will be seatbelt enforcement and getting impaired drivers off the roadway. This effort is part of the “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” special traffic enforcement program. For more information, contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police Division, 3-2712.

 

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 November 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 at ken.bleile@uni.edu.

 
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY COURSE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE:

This fall, UNI's Lifelong University will offer non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. To view the fall schedule of classes, visit www.uni.edu/llu. If you or someone you know would like more information, please call University Events Coordination at 3-6899.

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:

What can the university community do to help maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers in Iowa? A new video, "Stormwater Management", is available for viewing on the Environmental Safety and Health Web site. Go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/index.shtml, click on "Stormwater Management" and then "Stormwater Management Training Video". Call the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 3-7269, with questions.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CONFERENCE ON FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN PROJECTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference, presented by the Grants Resource Center, on unique funding opportunities for green projects and health and human service programs from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in ITTS StudioIT 3 (room 138). To RSVP, or for more information, contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

CHANGES TO PANTHER PROWLER:

Panther Prowler software has been relocated to the UNI campus. Consequently, faculty should check Web course management links to make sure they are current. The main search page is http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/ and the databases page is http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/databases.php. Consult the WebCT Library Search Options page (http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/lms.shtml) for more detail.

 

INTRO TO ePORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS:

Interested in using ePortfolios with your students or setting up your own personal ePortfolio? Attend an "Intro to ePortfolio" workshop to get started. Faculty/student workshops are Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, 4, 5 and 12. A faculty-only workshop is offered on Aug. 22. See the workshop calendar at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for details.

 

DEADLINE FOR NEH SUMMER STIPEND NOMINATION:

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

 

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR BHCGA GRANTS:

The internal deadline for the Black Hawk County Gaming Association Oct. 1 grant funding cycle is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2. For instructions on applying to the internal selection process and for more information on the BHCGA grants, please contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

NSF GRANTS CONFERENCE:

The National Science Foundation will host a Regional Grants Conference in Omaha, Oct. 20-21. The conference will cover current NSF funding, policies and procedures. To register or for more information, see: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=110711&govDel=USNSF_13 If you are interested in attending, please contact Anita Kleppe at anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148.

 

ACADEMIC ONEFILE REPLACES EXPANDED ACADEMIC ASAP:

Rod Library recently replaced Expanded Academic ASAP, also known as InfoTrac, with Academic OneFile, a larger database from the same company. Academic OneFile uses the same search interface and contains virtually all of the content in Expanded Academic plus additional journals and other sources.

 

WebCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show how to build a course in WebCT. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml To register, call 3-2309.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

HOURS:

DINING ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:

This week Essentials at Maucker Union is open weekdays, 7:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Chats at Maucker Union is open Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Prexy's grab and go at Maucker Union is open Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 23rd Street Market at Commons and Biscotti's at Redeker will be open Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight.

 

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER:

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

 

EVENTS:

ART GALLERY TO HIGHLIGHT PIECES FROM PERMANENT COLLECTION:

"Highlights from the Collection" is a selection of works from the UNI Permanent Art Collection and runs from Aug. 25 through Sept. 21. Featured objects include the abstract expressionist painting titled "No. 6" by Philip Guston, Japanese woodcut prints, Edgerton photographs, and Rembrandt etchings as well as recent acquisitions. Co-curator Charles M. Adelman will lecture on "Highlights from the UNI Permanent Art Collection: Some Observations" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in KAB 111.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION:

New Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The program includes a presentation on successful transitioning and a graduate student resource information fair. All graduate students and faculty are invited.

 

ALPHA PHI'S RED DRESS GALA:

The sisters of the Epsilon Theta chapter of Alpha Phi will be hosting a Red Dress Gala on Saturday, Sept.13. This philanthropic event will raise awareness and funds for women's cardiac care programs through the Alpha Phi Foundation. UNI faculty and staff are invited to join in the charitable evening. Tickets are available online at http://www.sellyourevents.com/RedDressGala.aspx for $25 per guest. The evening will feature a social hour, cash bar, silent auction, dinner and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

For more information, sponsorship questions, or to make a donation to this cause, contact Jessi Kelly at jessik@uni.edu.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE:

UNI will host the 11th Annual Great Plains Political Science Association Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27. The Political Science Association serves as a forum for both faculty and student presentations, faculty development and public affairs workshops. The association invites papers from faculty and students on political, social and economic topics to be submitted by Friday Aug. 29. Student papers submitted in advance of the conference will be eligible to compete for the GPPSA Best Student Paper Awards. To submit a paper or for more information, visit http://www.usd.edu/greatplainspsa/ or e-mail submissions and questions to professor Christopher W. Larimer in the Department of Political Science at christopher.larimer@uni.edu.

 

EASTERN IOWA GIS DAY:

Eastern Iowa has experienced two big natural disasters this year: tornado and flood. In order to assist local and state government agencies, this year’s GIS Conference theme is entitled "Geospatial Technologies for Natural Disaster Management." The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition and networking opportunities. Visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008/ to register for GIS Day 2008 and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free and lunch will also be provided for all registrants. Students attending have an opportunity to visit with multiple GIS vendors.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

UNI SOCCER MATCH:

The UNI soccer team will face Upper Iowa in its home opener at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track and Field Complex.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter Danny Santos will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. His music is a unique mix of country/folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Free bike checkups and adjustments will be provided by Bike Tech to UNI students and employees from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, at Maucker Union by the reflecting pool. Wellness and Recreation Services' Sole Power Program encourages non-motorized commuting. WRS Outdoor Recreation will also be present with activities and give away a water bottle to all bike riders.

 

SMOKING CESSATION HELP:

Self-help materials, consultation, and on-going 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, or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/smoke/index.html

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION REGISTRATION

Registrations for 2008-09 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat facility user privileges are now being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year. Registration provides access to Wellness/Recreation Center facilities, as well as Health Beat in Maucker Union. Register online by going to MyUNIverse, click on Wellness and Recreation Services Facility User Registration in the HEALTH AND FITNESS TAB, complete and submit. Or visit WRC 101 to register in person.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

Come out and enjoy free activities designed to kick off the new academic year. Events begin Thursday, Aug. 21, and continue through the opening week of classes. Highlights include free food, music, outdoor games, prize giveaways, and more. Visit www.uni.edu/welcomeweek for details.

 

CME HOSTS WELCOME BACK BBQ:

UNI Center For Multicultural Education will host its Annual Welcome Back BBQ from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Memorial Garden located in front of the CME Archway outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy free hamburgers, hotdogs, pop and more, in addition to games, music and live entertainment.

 

WEBCT WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops for students on Aug. 27 and 28 and Sept. 2 and 3. Visit our Web site for the complete workshop schedule at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml or call 3-2309 for more details.

 

 

 

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