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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/

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

NEWS:

COMPUTER SYSTEMS OUTAGE:

The will be a major computer system outage from 12:01 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27. This outage will affect all applications authenticating with CatID including e-mail, MyUNIverse, eLearning (WebCT) and mainframe QWS3270 transactions. For more information go to: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/

 

NEW EMPLOYEE DISABILITY & LEAVE COORDINATOR:

Human Resource Services has hired a new employee disability and leave coordinator, Therese Callaghan. Therese will serve as a point of contact for employees, prospective employees and visitors regarding accessibility and accommodations; administer the Workers' Compensation program, administer the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy, and assist employees with long-term disability applications and the Catastrophic Leave Program. Callaghan can be reached at 3-6164 or Therese.Callaghan@uni.edu

 

OFFICE RELOCATION:

The Center for Social & Behavioral Research (CSBR) offices have moved to 2304 College St. (former CET building). All telephone numbers remain the same.

 

ID PHOTOS:

ID pictures will be taken in the Department of Residence office in Redeker Center (rather than Gilchrist) Dec. 22-24, 29-31; and Jan. 2, 5-9.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

A story on UNI's Food and Farm Partnership ran in the Des Moines Register. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081221/BUSINESS01/812210322/1030

 

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSE:

Plan now for your involvment with UNI Up Close -- special visit days for admitted high school seniors. Dates are Feb. 20 and 27. Introduce and inform these prospective students to your majors, departments, courses, organizations and activies. Schedules and registration for campus-wide involvment are available at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/

 

FREE PRINTER SUPPLIES:

Free cartridges and drums for Okidata color laser printer. Call 3-6254 for item numbers.

 

UNI ONLINE SCHEDULE:

The final regularly scheduled UNI Online for 2008 will be Tuesday, Dec. 23. The first issue for 2009 will be Tuesday, Jan. 6.

 
WINTER SLIP, TRIP AND FALL SAFETY TIPS:

It's that time of season where slips and falls occur at an increasing number on campus. This link to the Environmental Health and Safety Web site provides advice on being aware of your surroundings during the winter months and ways to help prevent slips and falls: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/tips/tips.shtml

 

GBPAC HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES:

Gift certificates to the GBPAC make great stocking stuffers. Stop by the GBPAC box office to complete your holiday shopping. The GBPAC’s box office will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 5. Call 3-3660 for more information.

EMPLOYMENT:

FACULTY VACANCIES:

American sign-language instructor
http://www.uni.edu/comdis/aslposition.pdf

 

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/Dir_CLT_Position.pdf

 

Assistant professor of piano
http://www.uni.edu/music/docs/AdF2009-%20Piano.pdf

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

The current Merit vacancy is available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacant positions include: Assistant soccer coach, communications and marketing specialist, grants & communications specialist and facilities engineer. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ORGANIZING ASSESSMENT DATA:

Assessment of student learning involves records, reports and tracking systems. Learn how your department can store information and track progress and performance using the UNI Performance Assessment System. A video of a Dec. 3 demonstration of this system by Barry Wilson is available at

http://www.uni.edu/unimedia/ittc134/20081203-120138-1/rnh.htm. For more information, contact donna.vinton@uni.edu.

 

HELP LEARNING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007:

Learn how to use Microsoft Office 2007 with this Web page: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/MSOffice/

 

INTRODUCTION TO ITS-SUPPORTED E-PORTFOLIO SYSTEM AND HOW IT'S BEING USED:

ePortfolio usage for supporting needs of students and academic programs continues to increase. See an overview and hear from faculty who are using the system from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, StudioIT in ITTC 134. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment or e-mail its-tnt@uni.edu for more information. Bring your lunch.

 

IMSEP PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS THROUGH OSP:

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 Wednesday, Dec. 31. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hilllery.oberle@uni, or Anita Kleppe at 3-6148 or anita.kleppe@uni.edu for assistance.

 

STAFF TRAINING GRANT:

Staff training grant applications for the 2009 spring session are now being accepted. This program is available to Merit and Professional and Scientific staff members holding a non-temporary position appointment with at least one year of active university service and at least 50-percent time. The qualified training grant provides up to 100 percent of the tuition-only cost for the course without exceeding UNI’s resident tuition rate. For the full policy, see http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/475.shtml. Applications may be accessed via the forms repository at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. Completed forms can be mailed to Human Resource Services – 0034 or brought to 027 Gilchrist and must be submitted prior to the course beginning. For questions regarding the program, contact Lori Hoffmann, 3-3536.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Escape" (Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer) and "Stolen Innocence" (Elissa Wall and Laura Pulitzer), both about breaking away from a polygamous sect. All are welcome, even without having read the books.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS:

Celebrate the cultural diversity of people with this exhibition featuring "Our World in Focus: People of Iowa, the United States and the World" photography contest submissions. Prizes will be awarded at the opening reception at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the University Museum. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, Jan. 31.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'RIVERDANCE':

See the farewell performance of "Riverdance" at the GBPAC May 5, 6 and 7. Riverdance is a celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage. Tickets are on sale now. Call 3-4TIX or order tickets online at www.gbpac.com.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

Monday through Friday, Jan. 5 - 9, will be free days in the WRC for UNI employees who are not paid users. Show your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You may bring immediate (tax dependent) family members with you at no charge, or bring two other guests for $5 each.

 

MASSAGE OFFERED WEEK OF JAN. 5:

Licensed massage therapist Carissa Shima will be in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104 during the week of Jan. 5, Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for one hour; and $65 for 90 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SEASONAL HOLIDAYS AND SEMESTER BREAK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK:

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

 

PARKING DIVISION HOURS OVER BREAK:

The Parking Division of the Department of Public Safety will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. Normal hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will resume Monday, Jan. 5.

 

 

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