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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 26, 2009

NEWS:

PART OF WEST 23RD STREET TO CLOSE:

Beginning Wednesday, May 27, West 23rd Street between Campus Street and Merner Avenue will be closed for reconstruction. This closure will include the Merner Avenue intersection. This closure is expected to last approximately eight to 10 weeks.

 

CAMPUS SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT:

The next phase of the Campus Sidewalk Improvements project is underway near Maucker Union surrounding the pool. The southwest door to the union will remain open and accessible throughout the project. The path to this door may be confusing as there are three projects at one time in process in this area; Sabin Hall, Maucker Union level remodel and the sidewalk project. The sidewalk project should be completed around July 1.

 

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. 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. 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.

 
SUMMER CAMPS WEB SITE:

If you or your department are involved in a summer camp at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/camps/ to see if your camp is listed and up-to-date. If not, send camp information to web-updates@uni.edu to have it added to the site.

 

CHANGE IN CONTACT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE/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 the start of fall classes.

 

ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS:

UNI surplus has several items for auction on Public Surplus at www.publicsurplus.com. There are two vehicles, a welder, some lawn care items and a spa tub for sale. Please contact Vince at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu with any questions.

 

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 West 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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Bill Callahan, dean of the College of Education, was quoted in a Des Moines Register editorial.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090519/OPINION03/905190362/-1/SPORTS09

 

The Des Moines Register ran a guest opinion piece by UNI grad student Venkateshwar Manda.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090522/OPINION01/905220343/1036/OPINION

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following groups to campus: MAIPP (Mid-America Institute of Professional Photographers), May 31-June 4; RAISE, May 31-July 31.

 

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

 

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., 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:

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 LANGUAGE CAMP:

Children in grades two through eight will have the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish, French, German, Russian and Chinese in the fourth annual Summer Foreign Language Camp Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, by the UNI Department of Modern Languages. The $90 camp fee includes instruction, materials and a camp T-shirt. The registration deadline is Friday, June 5. For information on camp content, contact John Storm, camp director, at 3-2417 or e-mail John.Storm@uni.edu. For camp registration, call 3-5141 or e-mail conf-events@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

KINDERMUSIK SUMMER CAMP:

Kindermusik, of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a five-week summer session for little musicians and their caregivers from July 12 through Aug. 22. The summer camp theme "Creatures in the Ocean" will include songs, dances and instruments designed to introduce basic music and movement concepts. Evening and morning classes are available for infants, toddlers and multi-age classes for siblings. Classes are held at the GBPAC room 30. Deadline for Registration is Friday, July 10. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at (319) 415-9404.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SHIFTING GEARS ART EXHIBITION:

"Shifting Gears: Finding Intimacy in Men's Relationships, a Photo-Narrative Project" is the current exhibit on display now through Sunday, May 31, in the UNI Gallery of Art showcases, KAB South Lobby. The concept is by Robert Heasley and Neal Wecker with photographs by Deborah Halpern.

 

SLOW FOOD TO FAST FOOD OPENING RECEPTION:

Enjoy refreshments and a presentation by curator Trudy Eden, UNI associate professor of history, as she explains the exhibit concept and discusses the transformation of Iowa's foodways at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, at the University Museum. www.uni.edu/museum

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

FREE WEBINAR ON SECURING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS:

Attend a free, live, interactive webinar at noon, Thursday, May 28 and get the inside scoop on how to secure government contracts. Join Rob Green, proprietor of CutterAgent Design and Services as he discusses the "The Secrets of Government Procurement." CutterAgent Design and Services is a niche business that provides graphics and custom gear for the U.S. Coast Guard. To attend the webinar, visit www.myentre.net. Call 3-4329 or e-mail jessica.rich@uni.edu with questions.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

MATH TUTORS NEEDED:

The Math Center located in the Academic Learning Center is seeking three mathematics tutors. Candidates should be able to competently tutor students in intermediate algebra through calculus, have a strong math and science background, relate to diverse students, be able to work some day and evening hours, be organized, able to work with multiple students on different topics, and keep accurate records. Application and job description are posted on the UNI student job board. Application deadline is Monday, June 15.

 

 

 

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