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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

NEWS:

BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

In November, I promised to keep you informed about budget-related developments. To re-cap, in November, UNI was required to return $1.02 million of its fiscal 2009 state appropriation. We had planned to invest those funds in information technology systems and security, library materials and building maintenance projects. Those areas didn't have to revert funds already allocated, but they did lose planned additional investments in their programs. Since my Nov. 24 message, several key developments have occurred that affect our budget for both the rest of this fiscal year (2009) and next fiscal year (2010). See full message at http://www.uni.edu/pres/

 

NEW STUDENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY APPROVED AND POSTED:

The new UNI student sexual misconduct policy was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting. The policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/315.shtml.

 

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for Presidential Scholars and Honors Seminars for the 2009-2010 academic year. Information and the proposal form can be found at http://www.uni.edu/honors/psseminar.doc. Proposals should be submitted to the University Honors Program (0355) on or before Monday, Jan. 26.

 

FOUR-DAY RULE FOR DORM FLYERS:

As of Jan. 1, all (approved only) flyers, poster and mailbox inserts that are dropped off at residence halls and include specific dates for events and/or deadlines, must be delivered to the hall offices at least four days prior to that event or deadline. If they are not, the flyers/posters will be either returned or recycled.

 

TC HEADING TO NATIONAL COMPETITION:

TC has again qualified for the National Mascot Competition. Help send TC to the National Competition and prove to everyone that he truly is the best mascot by purchasing a "TC's Nationals Crew" T-shirt. Learn more and order shirts at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43893066108&ref=nf or e-mail tcpanther@uni.edu.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

UNI continues to offer a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 tornado and June flooding. This program allows employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. Thanks to those who have already donated vacation hours to the donation pool. To request donated hours, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

WHO TV (Des Moines) recently ran a story about the drop in smoking among Iowans citing research by UNI's Center for Social and Behavioral Research. http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.asp?s=9600503

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL VOTE:

Please vote regarding approval or disapproval of the name change and constitution changes. The ballot for Supervisory and Confidential Merit personnel is available on My Universe now through Friday, Jan. 9.

 

SABIN HALL OFFICE RELOCATIONS:

The Department of Political Science has relocated to CBB5. All telephone numbers remain the same.

 
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

 

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

GRANT DEVELOPMENT BROWN BAG:

Join the Office of Sponsored Programs at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 20, for a brown bag training session on seeking grant funding. This is the first session in a series on grant proposal development. Bring your lunch to the OSP conference room (201 East Bartlett Hall). For more information on the Brown Bag Series and other training opportunities, including the OSP Summer 2009 Grant Workshop, visit: http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm or contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

UNI's Executive Development Center offers a Leadership Development certificate program designed for experienced managers who will soon be in senior management positions. The Leadership Development certificate program begins Jan. 28 and ends May 27. The 10 classes on a variety of business and leadership topics are scheduled every two weeks, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in BCS Room 30. Tuition is $3,150 and includes all participant materials, lunches, refreshments and UNI parking tag. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit are available upon completion of this program for a $100 processing fee. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and ends Jan. 20. For more information visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. To register, contact execdev@uni.edu or 3-5851.

 

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 system demonstration 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SABIN HALL AUCTION:

UNI will hold a surplus auction at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at Sabin Hall. Items can be previewed prior to sale time at noon. Sale items include office and classroom furniture and some old, unique items. Parking will be available in the Gilchrist lot near the PAC. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 5 p.m., Jan. 8. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. A valid photo ID is required to get a bidding number. Contact Vince at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu with questions about the sale. The UNI surplus store will be open prior to the auction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Evansville at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9. UNI will host Southern Illinois at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. Both games are in the McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11 in the UNI-Dome. UNI's first match is at 11 a.m., Saturday against Ohio State.

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.

 

NEW ART EXHIBITION:

"The Home Show" is an exhibition curated by UNI associate professor of art Aaron Wilson and features the work of Wanda Ewing, April V. Flanders, Anita Jung and UNI alumnus James Greene. Artists' lectures scheduled at 7 p.m. in KAB 111 are as follows: Anita Jung, Jan. 13; April V. Flanders and Wanda Ewing, Jan. 20; James Greene, Feb. 3. An opening reception will follow the Jan. 20 lectures. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation, the University Research Council, and the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Cedar Valley singer-songwriter Karla Ruth will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. http://www.iowapublicradio.org

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

LIVE HEALTHY UNI:

Live Healthy UNI/Iowa is a fun, team-based, 100-day challenge to jump start healthy habits in the new year, Jan. 14 through April 23. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/livehealthy.html for details. Prizes from Wellness and Recreation Services include a year pass to the WRC, six personal-training sessions, and a fitness class.

 

NEW EMPLOYEE WELLNESS SERVICES:

Blood Chemistry Profiles, Personal Health Assessments and nicotine patches/gum are available at no cost to UNI employees who qualify for UNI health insurance. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/enhancedservices.html, for details.

 

SPRING FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSES:

WRS Fitness and Leisure classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 14. Register online today. Check out the new selections: Free Fridays, Spin/Yoga Fusion, Total Aquatic Conditioning and Self-Defense-Fighting-Fitness. A new year for a new you. www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

Through Friday, Jan. 9, the WRC is free 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.

 

MASSAGES 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.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS:

Learn all the basic skills in one session, scheduled as weather allows. Call the WRS Outdoor Recreation office, 3-7163, to put your name on the list to be called "when weather is right." The $17 cost includes equipment. Taught by Kathy Green.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN INDOOR CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms are available at the Intramural Office, WRC 161, during the week of Jan. 20. There is a $20 entry fee and a two-game guarantee. Registration takes place Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 26-28, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, WRC South Courts.

 

SCHEDULE A SPRING MASSAGE:

Massages will be available in the WRC by licensed massage therapists Carissa Shima (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and Katie Hover (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during the spring semester. 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. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Please call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS DURING WINTER BREAK:

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

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MLK HOLIDAY WEEKEND:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK:

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

 

 

 

 

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