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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, May 12, 2009

NEWS:

OFFICE TEMPERATURE CONTROL:

Air conditioning in campus buildings will be turned on Friday, May 15. As a reminder, temperatures should be set at 74-76 degrees in the summer unless health, safety, research needs, or equipment maintenance and usage require otherwise. See President Allen's budget message for Feb. 3, 2009 at http://weblogs.uni.edu/budget/

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - W. 27TH STREET TO CLOSE:

Beginning Monday, May 18, W. 27th Street will close due to utility construction just east of the intersection with Hudson Road. During this time, access to campus via W. 27th Street from Hudson Road will not be permitted. Weather permitting, the street will re-open May 29.

 

E-MAIL OUTAGE SCHEDULED:

ITS is upgrading the CatID and e-mail environment beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, May 15, and ending at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 16. During the maintenance all e-mail access will be unavailable. All other services using CatID (MyUNIverse, eLearning/WebCT, etc.) will continue to function normally. However, users will not be able to change their CatID password one hour prior to the upgrade nor during the upgrade process.

See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/May152009Email.pdf

 

uCARD (UNIVERSITY ID) PHOTO LOCATION CHANGE:

Effective Monday, May 11, uCard photos and related services will be available during normal business hours only at the Department of Residence Office in the Redeker Center. uCard services that were available previously in Gilchrist Hall have been discontinued.

 

VOTING FOR NON-VOTING FACULTY SENATOR:

Due to technical problems last week, election for UNI Non-Voting Faculty Senator will be held on MyUNIverse Tuesday, May 12 through Tuesday, May 19. Eligible voters teach as adjunct, term or temporary or visiting professors or hold emeritus status. Check http://www.uni.edu/senate/misc/2008fallroster.pdf for the list of Non-Voting Faculty. If you cannot access MyUNIverse and wish to vote, e-mail Carol.Cooper@uni.edu

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Des Moines Register published an opinion piece by Kamyar Enshayan, director CEEE.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200905070405/OPINION01/905070355

 

At 10 p.m., Thursday, May 14 and 9 p.m., Sunday, May 17 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, Iowa Public Television will air the speech given by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at UNI.

 

MUG MINUTES:

Minutes for the April 16 MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.shtml. Minutes include information on implementation of Oracle Accounts Receivable, revised supplier form, year-end closing schedule, cleaning up requisitions, PO Expected Receipts report and the new electronic Student Employment Approval Form.

 

NEW ISSUE OF UNIVERSITAS:

The current issue of Universitas, UNI's online journal, is available at www.uni.edu/universitas. This issue features an opportunity for discussion of two articles: professor Francis Degnin's essay on "Truth, Faith, and Intelligent Design" and emeritus professor Lynn Brant's review essay on "John Haught and the New Atheists." The multimedia section features the opera "Triumphant Love" by professors Siddens and Schmitz.

 

PANTHER PICK-UP RESULTS:

At last week's first-ever Panther Pick Up—an organized effort to give "a new life to old stuff," about 120 students donated 6,580 pounds of items ranging from carpets, couches and clothes to mattresses, microwaves and mini-refrigerators to three charitable organizations. The final Panther Pick-Up event for this spring will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29, at W. 22nd and Olive Streets.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:

A Supervisory and Confidential Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at CBB 323.

 

EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

If you submitted an ERIP Initial Request of Information form on the HRS Web site but did not see a confirmation page after you pressed submit, Human Resources may not have received your request. If HR received the form, you will receive a confirmation letter by U.S. Mail in the next several days. Please e-mail hrs-benefits@uni.edu if you have questions or need assistance.

The ERIP was designed to provide cost-savings for the university, while also giving an attractive incentive to the faculty and staff who have provided years of positive contributions to the institution. To register for an informational session or request personalized benefits information as it relates to your retirement, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/erip/.

 

POLICY ON UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION:

UNI regularly creates and updates policies and procedures that are applicable to the entire university. The UNI Cabinet approved policy 9.81 University Communication. The policy notes that the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations (UMPR) is charged with the leadership and oversight of all official institutional marketing and communication channels, and programs and activities used to reach internal and external audiences. To view the entire policy, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/981.shtml

Contact Jim O'Connor with questions regarding the policy, at 3-2761 or james.oconnor@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: John Deere Interns, May 13-Aug. 3; Camp Adventure, May 13-23.

 

UNI VOLLEYBALL TOURS EUROPE:

The UNI Volleyball team will be traveling through Europe to compete against some of the top Division Club teams, as well as learn about the various cultures and people in each country. Stops on their tour include: May 10-12: Prague, Czech Republic; May 13: Vienna, Austria; May 14-16: Maribor, Slovania; May 17-18: Pula, Croatia; May 19-20: Venice, Italy. Follow the UNI Volleyball Team through a blog at http://weblogs.uni.edu/volleyball/ .

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

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

 

PREXY'S, CHATS' & ESSENTIALS' HOURS TO CHANGE:

Prexy's hours: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays; Chats: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays; Essentials: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays. The Prexy's menu for May is available at: www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

CME SUMMER HOURS:

CME summer operation and reservation hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The CME will be closed from Saturday, May 16 through Monday, June 1.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include school nurse, outreach coordinator/multi-program assistant and
assistant director/UNItix client services. 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:

EXPANDED ACCESS TO REGENTS LIBRARY CATALOGS:

Effective May 11 the Rod Library catalog can provide expanded access to the holdings of the Iowa State University and University of Iowa library catalogs. Instructions are available on how to obtain borrowing privileges at the other institutions. http://unistar.uni.edu/search~S1/

 

LIBRARY MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM:

The library has a new Multi-Purpose room available for groups or individuals affiliated with the university who need a presentation practice area or a larger space for group work. The room is located on the third floor and has a computer with all Microsoft Office products, a projector and a stereo receiver with speakers. The room has 12 tables and will seat 30. More information can be found at http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/circlock.shtml.

 

CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION OFFERS CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY:

Enroll for summer credit courses and workshops, including Personal Wellness, Digital Photography & Photoshop Basics, vBusiness Strategies via SecondLife®, Archaeological Field Experience and more. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer09. Enroll in Guided Independent Study at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at your own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS I & II WORKSHOPS:

How to Start a Small Business I and II workshops will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20, in BCS 30. The May 19 workshop is required to attend the May 20 workshop. Topics include: legal requirements, government regulations, taxes, bookkeeping, insurance, resources and writing a business plan. The workshops are free, but advanced registration is required at 3-JPEC (5732) or jpec@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FAREWELL RECEPTION:

Join the Department of Military Science for a farewell reception in honor of Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, department head and Master Sgt. Martin Weeks, senior military instructor, from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Commons Porch. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

 

VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT:

Join faculty, coaches, staff and campus professionals from the Regent campuses on Friday, May 15, as UNI hosts "Engaging Men in Preventing and Taking a Stand Against Gender Violence." The conference is open to all, but is geared toward individuals on campus who work with male college students. Increase knowledge and skills on how to engage in conversations with men on campuses about the issues of gender violence and how to work with them to help ensure campuses are safe places for all. For more information, e-mail michael.fleming@uni.edu or harry.brod@uni.edu. To register for this free conference, e-mail Jennifer Crawford at jcrawf@uni.edu.

 

FROM GRASS TO GRACE:

The CEEE and community partners will host the Cedar Falls Annual Community Read for the Environment (ACRE) program to promote environmental education and encourage youth and adults to connect with the outdoors. From Grass to Grace will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at 3912 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls. There will be a garden tour, book display, potluck picnic, children's activities and a presentation by Cedar Falls resident Julie Fischer, who turned the Unitarian Universalist Society's grass lot into an organic garden. Learn how this garden now feeds communities while nurturing minds and spirits. For more information, go to www.ceee.uni.edu/acre.aspx or contact Paige Nangle, Cedar Falls Public Library at 859-3282.

 

ASIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL:

UNI is a sponsor of the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Festival in Des Moines, on Saturday, May 16. This free event is filled with culture, cuisine and activities for kids. Through 11 villages representing the Asian ethnicities of Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Nepalese, Taidam, Vietnamese and Thai attendees will experience a cultural festival that also is a fun experience for the whole family. To learn more about this event, visit www.celebrAsian.org.

 
STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER FUN PRODUCTION 'PINOCCHIO':

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, announces "Pinocchio" as its 10th annual summer fun production. Creative drama classes also are available for students in grades pre-K through 3. Activities begin Sunday, June 28. Registrations are now being accepted. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO HOST SUMMERCAMP AND PROGRAMS:

The UNI Community Music School will offer private lessons for elementary-age children through adults this summer. In addition, UNI Community Music School will offer a four-day summer camp. Camp MUSICMANIA will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 7 through Friday, July 10, in Russell Hall. Camp activities will include "Music Turned Inside Out," "A Step Back in Time," and more. Elementary and middle school students (going into grades 2 - 9) are welcome. Deadline for registration is June 9. For more information contact Cindi Mason at 3-2142 or e-mail Cynthia.Mason@uni.edu.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

MYENTRENET WEBINAR:

Attend a free, live, interactive Webinar at noon, Thursday, May 14. Rod Kubat with Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C. in Des Moines, will discuss contracts, leases, sales agreements and the statutory process. To attend the Webinar, visit www.myentre.net. Call 3-4329 or e-mail jessica.rich@uni.edu with questions.

 

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES RESEARCH FUNDING WEBINARS:

Throughout May, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) will host a series of Webinars related to research funding opportunities through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). Information is available at http://ies.ed.gov/funding/webinars/index.asp. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (3-3217) for additional registration information.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Get-Rites (Tom Feldmann on guitar and vocals, Paul Liebenow on upright bass, Jed Germond on pedal steel, and drummer Jed Staack) will present its country-blues-tinged material at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, at KUNI’s Studio One. "Live from Studio One" hosts performances by (mostly) acoustic musicians in an intimate setting. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MAY MASSAGE SPECIALS:

Schedule a massage appointment during the month of May and receive these discounts (first-come, first-served): 30-minute massage for $20 (regularly $25); 60-minute massage for $35 (regularly $45); 90-minute massage for $50 (regularly $65). Gift certificate purchases do not apply. Call the Wellness Resource Lab, 3-6119, to schedule. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY INCENTIVE:

Friday, May 15, is National Bike to Work Day. Wellness and Recreation Services will offer a free WRC/Health Beat day pass (or guest pass) to UNI faculty/staff who walk or bike to work that day. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation Office, WRC 174 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday, May 15, to pick up your reward.

 

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