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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 19, 2009

NEWS:

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES NAMED:

Following an internal search, Philip Mauceri has been named the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He will assume his new duties beginning July 1, 2009. His vitae can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/employment.shtml.

 

MAUCKER UNION RENOVATIONS:

Due to a renovation project, meeting rooms in the lower level of Maucker Union are not available for reservations this summer (effective 5/18/09). Limited spaces are available for reservations by contacting the Maucker Union Administrative office at 3-2257. A message regarding the project as well as progress photos can be found at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/renovation. The renovation is slated to be completed prior to the start of the fall semester.

 
DEADLINE CHANGE FOR UNI ONLINE:

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for Tuesday, May 26 UNI Online is 5 p.m., Thursday, May 21.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES:

Please refer students who need assistance regarding substance abuse concerns to Mark Rowe, Mark.Rowe@uni.edu or 3-3423. Students who need victim assistance should contact the UNI Counseling Center at 3-2676. For after-hours victim assistance, please call the Seeds of Hope 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-888-746-4673. Another update will be provided prior to resumption of fall classes.

 

OFFICE TEMPERATURE CONTROL:

Air conditioning temperatures in campus buildings 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 - WEST 27TH STREET CLOSED:

As of Monday, May 18, West 27th Street is closed due to utility construction just east of the intersection with Hudson Road. Access to campus via West 27th Street from Hudson Road is not permitted. Weather permitting, the street will re-open May 29.

 

FINAL PANTHER PICK-UP:

Panther Pick-Up, an organized effort to give "a new life to old stuff," will hold its final spring collection on Thursday and Friday, May 28-29 at W. 22nd and Olive streets. Go to www.uni.edu/pantherpickup for more information. Panther Pick Up events are sponsored by the UNI Energy Conservation Committee, two student organizations and four UNI centers and departments—as well as six off-campus partners.

 
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES:

If your department/program will celebrate a significant anniversary or milestone, please inform University Marketing & Public Relations. Examples include the Alumni Association celebrating 130 years and the President's House 100 years. E-mail liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

uCARD (UNIVERSITY ID) PHOTO LOCATION CHANGE:

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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Iowa Public Television will air the speech given at UNI by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27.

 

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.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:

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

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CUNNINGHAM DAY OF CELEBRATION:

The Boy Scouts of America need volunteers to assist at the Cunningham Day of Celebration from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, May 29. Volunteers will facilitate activities including crafts, games and archery. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following groups to campus: John Deere interns, May 13-Aug. 3; Camp Adventure, May 13-23; summer orientation staff, May 20-July 15; NACURH delegates, May 21-26.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

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

 

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:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TEACHING ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The GBPAC and the Iowa Arts Council are partnering to provide a one-day seminar through the John F. Kennedy Center, "Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration" Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 4 and 6, in Des Moines. The seminar establishes a shared understanding among teaching artists about the definition and practice of arts integration. Registration fee is $25. For more information visit:http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/teachartdev.shtml

 

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.

 

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING AVAILABLE:

A TIAA-CREF representative will conduct one-on-one counseling sessions on campus June 9,10,16,17,23 and 24. Common questions a representative can help with are: Is my investment mix appropriate? Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977 ext. 457028.

 

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. Another session of How to Start a Small Business I and II workshops will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in BCS 30 on Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28. The May 27 workshop is required to attend the May 28 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:

The Athletic department is hosting a farewell reception for Justin and Jennie Sell between 3 and 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in the McLeod Center Alumni Suite. Please stop by and wish them well.

 

SOLAR HOME TOURS:

Two Cedar Falls homes with solar installations are open to the public on the "All Things Solar" open house, from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 31, sponsored by the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education and Cedar Falls Utilities. CFU representatives, installers, and home owners will discuss the effectiveness, cost savings, rebates, and installations. Open house locations are 1703 Washington St. and 519 Chateau Court. For more information, call 3-2573.

 

SUMMER SCIENCE FUN:

Students 9-13 years old are invited to attend one, two, or all three Summer Science Fun offerings at the CEEE. Learn about energy efficiency, solar energy and/or wind energy this June. Each session is $15. See http://www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/Programs/Education.aspx for more information. Call 3-2560 or e-mail jrsolarsprint@uni.edu to register or for more information.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO HOST SUMMER CAMP 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.

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.

 

 

 

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