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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 and Thursday 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, Nov. 20, 2008

NEWS:

MAJOR COMPUTER SYSTEM OUTAGE NOV. 29:

There will be a planned power outage in the Curris Business Building on Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at midnight Friday, Nov. 28, and continuing until 8 a.m., Saturday for phase II improvements to the Curris Data Center infrastructure. Prior to the loss of electrical power, systems will be shutdown in an orderly fashion beginnng as early as 9 p.m., Friday.

This outage will affect only the Curris Data Center. All of the services housed in the Curris Data Center including e-mail, MEMFIS, WebCT, MyUNIverse, ITS File & Print services, SIS applications and wireless internet connections will be unavailable during this time frame. Additionally, applications for A&F, University Marketing & Public Relations, CNS, ESS, DOR and Advancement will be affected as well. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, www.uni.edu. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml and
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_112008.shtml.

 

UPDATED UNI GUIDELINES FOR GROUNDBREAKINGS AND GRAND OPENINGS:

The updated UNI guidelines for groundbreakings and grand opening ceremonies are posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/ceremony_guide.shtml

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AVAILABLE:

Accounts Payable in the OBO is now offering direct deposit for disbursements including travel, refunds, reimbursements and others. To set up non-payroll direct deposit, login to MyUniverse and select Direct Deposit (Non-payroll) in the My Personal Records section: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi Questions should be directed to 3-2162 or payables@uni.edu.

 

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSE:

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of the 2007 and 2008 Up Close events, two days are planned. The 2008 events hosted approximately 577 students and their guests. Of those 577 students, 478 currently are enrolled freshmen. Mark your calendars for Feb. 20 and 27 and start planning your involvement at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/.

 

CHANGES IN PARKING AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE MULTI-MODAL FACILITY:

Parking is no longer allowed along the north side of 23rd Street between Campus and Merner. There is no parking on either side of Campus Street between 22nd and 23rd streets and no parking on the west side of Merner between 22nd and 23rd streets. This change is due to safety concerns, snow removal anticipation and heavy construction traffic. These changes will be in effect until construction is complete. For more information, contact
brent.richmond@uni.edu

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:
UNI professor of social work Katherine van Wormer, is quoted in a story about standing up to domestic violence in Newsday. http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-optrk5931700nov18,0,6988189.story

Art Cox, interim head of finance, is quoted in a recent Des Moines Register story http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081119/BUSINESS/811190371/-1/ENT06

 

IHSAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

UNI will host the Iowa High School Athletic Association Football Championship games in the UNI-Dome on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22. The game schedule is as follows: Nov. 21: 8-player, 10:35 a.m.; Class A, 2 p.m.; and Class 4A, 7:05 p.m.; Nov. 22: Class 1A, 10:05 a.m.; Class 2A, 1 p.m.; and Class 3A, 4 p.m.

 

BUCKS FOR BUSES:

The GBPAC has announced "Bucks for Buses," a scholarship program for schools to assist with bus transportation costs to a Kaleidoscope performance. Visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/kaleidoscope/bucksforbuses.shtml for program details and eligibility requirements.

 

FALL 2008 STUDENT PROFILE AVAILABLE:

The Fall 2008 Student Profile is available from the Office of Institutional Research Web site. This report contains student demographic data about their academic characteristics, programs they are pursuing and how they are progressing and performing. The report is available at http://www.uni.edu/instrsch/facts.shtml. Click 2008 under the Student Profile. To receive a hard copy of the Fall 2008 Student Profile, e-mail pat.hart@uni.edu

 

2008 EQUIPMENT INVENTORIES:

All departmental equipment inventories were sent by e-mail on or before Nov. 1. They were sent to department secretaries or contacts and copied to department/program heads. If you have received an inventory in error, please forward it to the appropriate person in your department. If you think that you should have received your department’s inventory and did not receive it, please contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527. All inventories must be completed and returned by Monday, Dec. 8, to the Office of Business Operations.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN WRAP-UP:

If you have not yet returned your United Way Campaign materials, pledges may be sent to either Cliff Chancey, UNI campaign chair, mail code 0150, or Vicki Grimes, vice chair, mail code 0392, through Friday, Nov. 21.

 

READING CLINIC NAME CHANGE:

The Reading Clinic located in Schindler Education Center has changed its name to the Literacy Education Office. The office location is SEC 142 and phone number is 3-2698.

 

SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Students and staff across the university are encouraged to recognize the exemplary performance of Student Affairs staff by nominating them for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Information about the nomination process may be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2009.doc. Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:

The next Women's and Gender Studies Board meeting will be froom noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 
UNI EDUCATION FACTS:

Did you know the school psychology program at UNI is the only program in Iowa that prepares school psychologists? Celebrate American Education Week Nov. 16-22.

 

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN PRIZE WINNERS:

Recipients of the prize drawings for this year's UNI United Way Campaign, "LIVE UNITED," are Elaine Robinson, mathematics, gift card for three dozen cookies from Biscottis; Keith Welch, library, two tickets to "Kathy Mattea" from the GBPAC; Sandra Scobee, President's Office, $25 gift card for Essentials; James O'Connor, UM&PR, three guest passes to Piazza; Linda Olson, Maucker Union, wine basket donated by Vicki & Geof Grimes; and Megan Yasuda, physics, wine basket donated by Cliff Chancey.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order cookie dough from UNI's Fresh Beginnings for pick-up Dec.1-12. Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

EMPLOYMENT:

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

MEMFIS USER'S GROUP MEETING:

The MEMFIS User's Group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201. Agenda items include new accounts payable (AP) method, new AP payment schedule, travel checklist, Campus Supply demo of online ordering, PAF refresher, purchasing default account numbers and error messages. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:

The deadline to enroll in the vision insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts for 2009 is Monday, Dec 1. Merit employees' open enrollment and change period also ends Dec. 1. To enroll in vision insurance, a Flexible Spending Account or to make changes to your Merit health plan, complete an enrollment form and return it to Human Resources, mail code 0034.

 

IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at the Idea Diversity summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Whether you are a faculty member, staff or a student, this summit will give you the tools to be an agent of change in your specialty. Visit http://www.iowadiversitysummit.com for registration and more information.

 

SEARCHING FOR ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

Save time searching for resources for assessment projects; "look inside" books in the Office of Academic Assessment library right from your computer. Go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment/assessmentlibrary.shtml then click on the book titles to see the tables of contents for each book.

 

ORGANIZING ASSESSMENT DATA--PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TOOL AVAILABLE:

Assessment of student learning involves records, reports and tracking systems. How can you store information and track progress and performance? See a demonstration of the UNI Performance Assessment System from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the StudioIT in ITTC 134. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment for more information or e-mail lori.seawel@uni.edu. Bring your lunch.

 

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE:

All faculty and staff are invited to the President's Home for the annual holiday open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4. Please use the front door on College Street, where donations to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be accepted. No RSVP is necessary.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL COMES TO MCLEOD:

See Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and other professional sand volleyball players as they convert the McLeod Center to a sand volleyball court on Saturday, Jan. 31. The tour will feature participation from top-ranked AVP men's and women's players on a rotational basis (four players per gender per event) and will replicate the authentic Southern California beach-party atmosphere featured at a typical AVP Johnsonville tour event. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

COMEDIAN/VENTRILOQUIST COMES TO UNI-DOME:

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham (as seen on Comedy Central) will perform live in the UNI-Dome Friday, Feb. 13, with his friends Walter and Peanut. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 21, at all UNItix outlets, 3-4TIX or www.unitix.uni.edu. For more information on Jeff Dunham visit www.jeffdunham.com.

 

BAKE SALE:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Friday, Nov. 21, in the SEC Lobby.

 
THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE! ON STAGE:

Thomas and Friends come to the McLeod Center on April 28 and 29, with an all new, live musical adventure: "Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town." Percy, James, Gordon and Thomas join Sir Topham Hatt and the townspeople from the Island of Sodor to welcome circus performers in an engaging story that demonstrates the importance of friendship and cooperation. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

BASKETBALL AND A MOVIE:

UNI Athletics and Campus Activities Board (CAB) are partnering two events on one night. Attend the women's basketball game against Iowa State University at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. Upon entry, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can take with you after the game to the 9:30 p.m. showing of "Batman the Dark Knight" at the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Drawings for prizes will take place at the ballroom; you must be present to win.

 

ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN:

Join T.A.P. and the Mind Research Network for a night of stimulating brain games from 9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $3 and proceeds go to the MRN. For more information, e-mail youvebeentapped@gmail.com. To learn more about the Mind Research Network, visit www.mrn.org.

 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:

The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "Great Speeches by Native Americans" by Bob Blaisdell. Come prepared to discuss the reading and share your point of view.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI HOLIDAY T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec.4, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds go to KDP Education Honor Society's educational and service projects.

ATHLETICS:

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball will host Iowa State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. As part of the Kids Week promotion, kids will be admitted free and adult tickets will be discounted.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball will host Texas Southern at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMNIAR:

Larry Weber, the Edwin B. Green Chair in Engineering, professor of civil & environmental engineering, and director of the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research at the University of Iowa, will present "Hydraulic Structures and River Restoration," at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in Latham Hall, Room 125.

 

COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK:

Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in SEC, Room 246. Newhoff will explain how the Courier is put together every day, including which stories go on page one, the history of Call the Courier, and the newspaper's convergence with the Web. Contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.

PERFORMING ARTS:

UNI BRASS CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of Randy Grabowski, UNI School of Music professor of trumpet, the UNI Brass Choir will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOW-OUT FEATURES KENNY NEAL:

American bluesman Kenny Neal brings his axe to Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, for the 2008 Fall Blues Blowout, presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. Opening the show is the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge winner, the Avey Brothers, from Davenport. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI store section or by calling (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.

 

HANDEL'S 'MESSIAH:'

Hear Handel's "Messiah," featuring Metropolitan Chorale and local musicians, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets. Visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX for tickets.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Larry Myer will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. The Des Moines Register says, "Myer's voice is the trademark of Iowa's best acoustic rock." Myer also is a winner of the Branson Songwriting Contest. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

OPERA SCENES:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music will present a clarinet studio recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Russell Hall, Room 111. The recital will feature student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Amanda McCandless. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WRC FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

UNI employees who have not yet paid the WRC user fee may enjoy the WRC recreational facilities for free the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-26) by showing your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You may also bring your immediate (tax dependent) family members at no charge, and/or bring up to four guests at $5 each. Visit www.uni.edu\wellrec for facility hours.

 

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Play intramural soccer Sunday, Dec. 7, at the WRC South Courts. Open to students, faculty and staff at $20 per team. Entry forms are available at the Intramural Office, WRC 161, the week of Nov. 17. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 1-3, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.

HOURS:

MAUCKER UNION HOURS DURING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml.

 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING BREAK:

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

 

WRC HOURS DURING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/thanksgiving.html

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for spring 2009. 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 $1,250 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. 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. 

 

2008-2009 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES:

Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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