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Thursday, Feb. 10, 2009
PRESIDENT ALLEN'S WEB CHAT AT THE DES MOINES REGISTER IS ARCHIVED:
President Allen participated in a live Web chat with Des Moines Register reporter Erin Jordan on Friday, Feb. 6. See the archived transcript at http://tinyurl.com/bhug73
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL UPDATE:
The Feb. 4 update President Allen delivered to the University Council is posted at http://www.uni.edu/president/council/index.shtml.The link also includes updates on the university branding initiative and UNI athletics.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
The Committee on Committees seeks nominations and self-nominations for the following 2009-2010 University elections: Chair of the University Faculty, one-year term, currently held by Jesse Swan, HFA; Chair of the Graduate Faculty, one-year term, currently held by Maureen Clayton, NS; Chair of Teacher Education Faculty, two-year term, currently held by Becky Hawbaker, ED; Committee on Committees, three-year term, currently held by Otto MacLin, SBS; Committee on Curriculum, three-year term, currently held by April Chatham-Carpenter, HFA; Advisory & Liaison Committee to Department of Military Science, three-year term, currently held by Forrest Dolgener, ED (Must be in bargaining unit.) All the above named individuals are eligible for reelection. Send nominations or questions to Melissa.Beall@uni.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 or call 3-2992.
The Graduate Council will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in LNG 115.
MEMFIS APPLICATIONS OUTAGE:
All MEMFIS applications will be unavailable from 4 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 while ITS applies patches for year-end reporting. There should not be any noticeable impact for users after the upgrade is completed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/February152009MEMFIS.pdf for more information.
PROPOSALS DUE FOR FUNDED '20 BEST ON-CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS':
Funding for 20 co-op positions is available for fall 2009 through spring 2010 semesters. These awards ($4,050 per site) provide student co-op support for assisting departments and programs. Students will intern 15 hours per week for 30 weeks. Positions should be challenging and career enhancing. Guidelines for completing the proposal packet are at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/oncampus.html. Packets must be completed by 5 p.m., Monday, March 2. Contact Al Stamberg at 3-6398 or email@example.com with questions.
UNI UP CLOSE:
Don't miss the opportunity to highlight your department, organization or facility to some 600 prospective students and their 760 guests on Friday, Feb. 20 and 27 at the third annual UNI Up Close. For inclusion in the program, register by Friday, Feb. 13. For details, or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Mary Losch, psychology and chair of the AAPOR's Standards Committee, is quoted in a story in the Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.bloomberg05feb05,0,2038768.story and New Scientist, in the U.K., at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16555-what-is-behind-criticism-of-iraq-deaths-estimate.html
Art Cox, finance, is quoted in a recent Des Moines Register story about house values, http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090206/BUSINESS/902060371/-1/ENT06
A recent Des Moines Register article discusses the potential evolution of the Price Lab School. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090207/NEWS02/902070324
OFFICE MAX BOXES NEEDED:
Help UNI save money by donating old Office Max shipping boxes, 15x18x8-1/2 inch size or larger. Contact Angela Wichtendahl at 3-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
EVERY VOICE COUNTS:
All students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. Follow the link sent to you in the e-mail invitation from President Allen to complete the survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed. Plan to participate in this important process. If you have questions, e-mail email@example.com or call Kristin Moser at 3-3050.
UPDATE TO MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES EFFECTIVE JAN. 1:
The university mileage reimbursement rate follows the U.S. General Services Administration rate and has recently decreased from $.585 to $.55 for travel occurring on and after Jan. 1. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle, when a motor pool vehicle is available, remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Refer to the Travel Guidelines at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml for complete details of all travel reimbursement procedures. Questions on these changes should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2212.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 20:
Nominations for the 2009 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards are due Friday, Feb. 20. This award recognizes outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award information and to submit nomination materials, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml.
SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL NAME CHANGE:
The UNI Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (UNI-SCMP) name has been changed to Supervisory and Confidential Council (S & C Council). The S & C Council is the recognized organization representing all non-bargaining unit merit staff at UNI. Further information may be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/index.asp.
FREE FAX INK:
One set of cyan, yellow, magenta and black ink for 14 different Brother Multi-Function Copier/Faxes is free to a UNI department. Call JPEC (Pappajohn Center) at 3-JPEC (5732) for specifics.
INTERNAL SEARCH FOR DIRECTOR/ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER:
An internal search is being conducted for the director of the Academic Learning Center. Application materials received by Monday, Feb. 16 will be given first consideration. For more information about the position and how to apply, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/jobs/dir_acad_learn_ctr.pdf
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
U.S. SAVINGS BOND INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Employees interested in exploring the option of U.S. Savings Bonds as a UNI payroll deduction or converting their E Bonds to I Bonds can attend a session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, or 2:30 to 4 p.m., either Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the College Eye Room or Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Old Gold Room. A representative from National Bond and Trust will be available to discuss I Bonds, which are currently earning 5.64 percent. (This rate is good through May 1.) Bonds are state and local tax free; backed by the U.S. Government; replaced at no cost if lost, stolen or destroyed; and tax deferred until redemption or final maturity at 30 years.
TIAA CREF REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:
A TIAA CREF representative will conduct one-on-one counseling sessions at UNI Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18. A TIAA CREF representative can help you with questions such as: 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, go to www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977 extension 458028.
HARASSMENT PREVENTION SESSIONS:
Attorney Helen Adams will present "Preventing Illegal Harassment" on Monday, Feb. 23. All employees are strongly encouraged to attend. Changes in Iowa law and in UNI policy will be reviewed. Register for one of two sessions at www.uni.edu/equity. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Compliance and Equity Management.
DEPOSIT AND CASH HANDLING TRAINING:
An annual certification of UNI's deposit and cash handling policies is required for all depositors and cash handlers on campus. This certification must be completed by Sunday, Feb. 15. Due to several requests, the Office of Business Operations will offer two additional classroom sessions covering the Deposit and Cash Handling Policies from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12 and from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in the Purple Pen Room of Maucker Union. Space is limited; RSVP to email@example.com or 3-7505. By attending this training your certification will be complete. If you are unable to attend the classroom training, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/cashiering to review the cash handling training presentation and complete the annual certification log.
UNI MAC USER GROUP MEETING AND WORKSHOP:
Attend the first Mac User Group meeting and "Why You'll Love a Mac" workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Lang Mac Lab 212. Meet the new Apple campus representative, express interest in becoming a group officer, and discuss things you would like to see the Mac User Group do this semester. After the meeting the workshop will showcase various features of Mac OS X.
NISG debates between presidential and vice presidential candidates will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Maucker Union Ballrooms.
'HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION' SERIES:
UNI will host a bi-monthly education series called "Hot Topics in Education." The purpose of the series is to share information with faculty, staff and students about state education challenges and what UNI is doing to address these issues. UNI faculty panelists will present "Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) & the Achievement Gap," at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Elm Room in Maucker Union. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 3-3170.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER:
February is "American Heart Month." In support, Theta Alpha Phi (TAP) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the American Heart Association from 1 to 5 p.m, Friday, Feb. 13, in the South Lobby of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. TAP will sell red merchandise, from heart-healthy snacks to specialized bags and T-shirts. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Donations are welcome. Contact email@example.com with questions.
'I LOVE YOU TO DEATH' DANCE:
Celebrate Valentine's Day and Friday the 13th with a dance organized by Theta Alpha Phi (TAP) from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $3 and proceeds will go to support the American Heart Association. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A crime has been committed and detectives are needed to find out "who done it." Join in the fun as Wellness and Recreation Services presents its first murder mystery event employing the components of physical and mental wellness. The fun will begin the week of March 1 when detectives can pick up clues in WRC 104. Two clues will be available per week ending the week of April 19. E-mail Deedra.Dahlager@uni.edu to sign up. The subject line should read "Murder Mystery." Deedra will respond with further instructions.
UNI-CUE BLOOD DRIVE:
The UNI-CUE is seeking donors for a community blood drive, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at UNI-CUE 112 (800 Sycamore St., Waterloo). This year's goal is 45 donors. Register by calling 433-1220. One pint of blood will save three lives.
RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE:
Join the Financial Aid staff in celebrating Roland Carrillo's 21 years of service at UNI. at a retirement open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the CME 109. The program will start at 3:30 p.m. Bring a message for Carillo on a 3x5" card.
COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE:
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 6, in Maucker Union. We can accommodate you and/or your class - much of the conference is arranged on a MWF class schedule. The conference is free and will have information for all majors. Visit www.jpec.org/ceic2009.htm to view the agenda. Call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail email@example.com to make arrangements or to register.
Men's Basketball will play Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the McLeod Center. Get tickets online at www.unitix.uni.edu or call 3-4TIX.
Tennis hosts UW-Green Bay at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13. The Panthers host Western Illinois at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Both matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.
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