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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
EUNICE DELL AWARD WINNERS:
Recipients of the Eunice A. Dell "Making A Difference" award are Janelle Darst, director of marketing and operations for the GBPAC and Jenny Sell, athletic academic adviser for the athletics administration. Also announced were the High Five award winners: Cindy Webb, human resource services' benefits administrator; Paul Meyermann, assistant director of operations planning for the physical plant administration; and Janet Acklin, building services facilities services coordinator. The High Five award recognizes administration and financial services employees for continued and outstanding achievement in service excellence, teamwork and initiative.
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., Tuesday, Feb. 17 or call 3-2992.
MEMFIS Users will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in MSH 37. Agenda items include a demonstration of the "new" electronic Student Employment Approval Form, how to gain access, availability and a training schedule. Other agenda items will feature Deposits and Cash Handling, the annual certification process, requirements going forward, endorsements, completing the Cash Receipts for Deposit form and reconciliation of cash. Time for Q&A will be available.
The Graduate Council will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in LNG 115.
SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL MEETING:
A Supervisory & Confidential Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in CBB 323.
MEMFIS APPLICATIONS OUTAGE:
All MEMFIS applications will be unavailable from 4 a.m. 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.
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/ If you've already registered, please think about your role as a member of the university community and how to contribute to the positive experience of all prospective students, parents and campus guests you encounter at UNI. Find information to help prepare at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_012909.shtml.
STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE SEEKS VOLUNTEER USHERS:
Volunteer to usher for a performance of "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine" and receive a free ticket to the show. This musical runs from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8. For more information, call 3-6381.
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.
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.
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.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
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.
U.S. SAVINGS BOND DROP-IN 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.
GREG MORTENSON TO SPEAK:
University Book and Supply and UNI will host guest speaker Greg Mortenson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC. Mortenson will discuss his experiences building schools in the Middle East, which have been documented in "Three Cups of Tea." He will also discuss two new books, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World, One Child at a Time" and "Listen to the Wind." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patty Achey-Cutts at University Book & Supply, 266-7581 or visit www.uni.edu/mortenson.
The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.
MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL:
The UI Mini Medical School program, "Valvular Disease and Minimally Invasive Surgery," will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in SEC 246. The program is free, but registration is required by Friday, Feb. 13. UI medical faculty will discuss heart valve function, diagnosis of valvular disease, and treatments such as cardiac catheterization and minimally invasive surgery. A science or medical background is not necessary to participate in this program. To learn more, or register, visit http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/minimedicalschool or call 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Come to St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center for a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets will be available after the 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. masses, Sunday, Feb. 15, in the lobby of St. Stephen. Tickets are $6, or four for $20. Call 266-9863 with questions.
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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