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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/

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

NEWS:

PARKING PERMIT SALES MOVE TO MAUCKER UNION:

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 GIL.

 

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.

 

uCARDS AVAILABLE AT FOLLON CENTER:

uCards (university I.D.) are now available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Follon Student Services Center, upper level, Gilchrist.

 

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.

 

DIGITAL PHOTO COPIER FOR SALE:

The Department of Political Science has a 22 ppm Ricoh Aficio 1022 digital photocopier for sale to other UNI departments. Features include auto document feeder, duplexing, two 500-sheet paper trays, bypass, collating and has 150,000 copies on it. The price is $400. Call 3-2039 or e-mail jane.hunter@uni.edu for more information.

 

INTERIM INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT HEAD:

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

 

JUMP START ORIENTATION:

The 11th Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is being 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.

 

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 at ken.bleile@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include graphic communications lab assistant. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

HOURS:

DINING ON CAMPUS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY:

The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center re-open for the fall semester today. Both convenience stores will be open until 5 p.m. Chats in Maucker Union is open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. today and Friday; Prexy's in Maucker Union is open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. today and Friday.

http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/August2008.pdf

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

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

 

NEW HOURS FOR COMPUTER CONSULTING CENTER (CCC):

Starting Aug. 24, the CCC is expanding its hours of operation. The hours are: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 6 to 10 p.m., Sunday.

EVENTS:

TIME TO ADD EVENTS TO UNI CALENDAR:

Whether your department hosts a lecture series, concerts, or other events, make sure they are added to the university online events calendar. The calendar can accommodate two year's worth of items. The university Web calendar was designed as a single site to incorporate ALL university events. Because the calendar is linked from the university home page, it's readily accessible to anyone searching for what's happening at UNI. It's an important way to promote events.http://access.uni.edu/acal/

 

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.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW):

AAUW invites prospective faculty, staff and student members to an ice cream social at the Cedar Falls Women's Club, 304 Clay St., on Monday, Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 pm. AAUW promotes equity for women and girls in the U.S. and abroad through advocacy and research. Members are involved in six interest groups and 10 community action projects. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/aauw/ or contact Laura.Praglin@uni.edu, faculty liaison to AAUW.

 

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 "Geospatial Technologies for Natural Disaster Management." The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the GBPAC and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition and networking opportunities. Visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008/ to register and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free and lunch will also be provided. 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 CVYSA complex on West Ridgeway Avenue.

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.

 

SIGN UP FOR FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES:

Join a fitness/leisure class today. There are 52 different sessions from which to choose. Classes start as early as 6:30 a.m., and as late as 9:45 p.m. Aerobics, cycling, yoga, pilates, boot camp, water fitness classes and more are offered through Wellness and Recreation Services. Low cost, convenient; sign up with a friend. www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

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.

 

CHORAL ENSEMBLE PLACEMENT HEARINGS:

Choral placement hearings are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 and from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, in Jebe Hall in the GBPAC. Sign up for a time on the bulletin board outside PAC 86 or contact the Music Office (3-2025) to schedule a time. For more information, contact Brad Barrett at 3-6113, brad.barrett@uni.edu or Dyan Meyer at 3-7175, or dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

 

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 Gardens 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.

 

JOIN MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

Men's Varsity Glee Club will hold its first rehearsal at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, in Jebe Hall in the GBPAC. The Glee Club does not require auditions.

 

ePORTOLIO WORKSHOPS:

What can an ePortfolio do for you? Learn this, as well as how to get started on ePortfolio. Attend one of five "Intro to ePortfolio" workshops offered for students. For more information, see the fall workshop calendar at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml or call 3-2309. Request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at https://www.uni.edu/elearning/forms/portfolio_request.html.

 

 

 

 

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