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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
R&D SCHOOL APPROVED:
Last week, the governor signed the education appropriation bill supporting the development of Iowa's first statewide Research & Development (R&D) school. UNI will be the home of the new R&D school as it aligns directly with the university's priorities and commitment to being a leader in pre-K through 12 education issues. To learn more about the R&D school, visit http://www.uni.edu/rdschool/.
CAMPUS CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY FINAL REPORT AVAILABLE:
The final report from the April 14 Campus Conversation on Sustainability is available on the UNI c.a.r.e. (creating a responsible environment) site, www.uni.edu/energy. The report was submitted to the Sustainability Council for review earlier this month. View the report and share your comments at www.uni.edu/energy.
MEMFIS OUTAGE NOTIFICATION:
All MEMFIS applications will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self service and timecard processing. There should not be any noticeable impact for users after the upgrade.
NEW SELF-SERVICE TO RESET CAT ID PASSWORD:
A new self-service feature has been added to allow users to reset their own CatID passwords at any time of the day or night. Starting June 17 you can establish a set of security questions and answers to be used should you forget your CatID password. If you forget your CatID password you'll be presented with three questions from your security set and, by successfully entering the answers you established, you'll be able to reset your own CatID password. See http://www.uni.edu/its/is/news/sspr.html for more information.
HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION -- AUDIO LINKS:
For more information about the April 15 Hot Topics in Education, "21st Century Learning and the Iowa Core Curriculum," presented by Nadene Davidson, interim department head and assistant professor in teaching, and Jody Stone, professor in science education and teaching, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie090415.rm To view the PowerPoint slides, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_41509.ppt
COLLEGE STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
Stage 2 reconstruction of College Street is reducing the College Street and Seerley Boulevard intersection to a one-lane "please alternate" layout in the northeast quadrant of the intersection.
TAKING UNI ALUMNI 'BACK TO CLASS':
The UNI Today alumni magazine wants to help students of years past continue their UNI education via a section in the magazine "Back to Class." If you have a topic or subject area that UNI's general alumni population could use in their day-to-day lives and can be delivered in a fun and concise format, please send your ideas and contact information to email@example.com.
NEW CITYCAM ON CAMPUS:
Cedar Rapids station KCRG-TV9 has installed a weather CityCAM on UNI'S campus. The CityCAM network of cameras is made available through a grant given to KCRG with the purpose of tracking local weather patterns across eastern Iowa. To watch the UNI CityCAM, visit www.kcrg.com/weather/citycams. Imagery is updated every five minutes.
ACH CHECK CONVERSION:
Effective July 1, checks received for payment will be converted to an electronic debit or ACH (Automated Clearing House). This change will impact all departments that accept checks as a form of payment. UNI is required to provide notice to our customers that their check payments will be converted. This notification must begin immediately. The Office of Business Operations will provide signs for disclosure purposes that can be picked up at the Cashier's Office. Departments that do invoicing will need to include specific verbiage on their statements, which can be found at www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/cashiering. An informational meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, June 5, in GIL 009. Please direct any questions to Christina Geweke, 3-7505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY:
The UNI Online Directory (https://espresso.uni.edu/ed/faces/searchAll.jsp) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, login to: MyUNIverse > My Personal Records > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.
SURVEY ON DOWNTOWN LIVING:
Recent reinvestments in downtown Waterloo have resulted in projects such as the Riverloop, the Center for the Arts Youth Pavilion, and the reconstruction of East Fourth Street. The city of Waterloo, the Waterloo Development Corporation, Main Street Waterloo and the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance are partnering to identify the type of downtown living options most needed to help attract and retain talent in the Cedar Valley. UNI is a member of the CV Alliance. Please consider taking a short survey to help determine the type of downtown housing and amenities most desired in the community. If you're not currently interested in downtown living, please indicate what changes in your life or in downtown Waterloo would be necessary to pique your interest. The survey is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u8UAXcAwUrVZYfqLYduq0g_3d_3d
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Kamyar Enshayan, director of the CEEE, was interviewed for a program about flood mitigation that will air at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 4 on statewide Iowa Public Television. The Iowa Journal will explore if it is time for Iowa to change the way it deals with floods. It will be rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 5, on IPTV. The program will also be available online at Iptv.org.
The Sunday Des Moines Register ran an article about a local food commerce conference being sponsored by the CEEE.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR IOWA STATE FAIR:
Campus volunteers are needed to help staff the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13-23, where the university has an opportunity to interact with thousands of Iowans. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two volunteers are scheduled per shift to work alongside alumni volunteers. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Jess Nissen at email@example.com or 3-2761 for more information and to choose a shift.
PART OF WEST 23RD STREET IS CLOSED:
West 23rd Street between Campus Street and Merner Avenue is closed for reconstruction. This closure includes 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.
CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:
Do you want to meet students from other countries? Volunteer as a conversation partner. Conversation partners meet once per week for one hour to help international students practice their English. Contact Sally if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to have it added to the site.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Iowa Mathematics and Science Academy, June 4-July 19; UNI Classic Upward Bound Program, June 4-July 18; Big Man/Guard Basketball Camp, June 5-7; Alliance Summer Program, June 6-July 31; Quarterback Seminar I, June 8-9; Summer Orientation I, June 8-9; Iowa Leadership Camp, June 8-11.
Vacancies at the P&S level include program and community outreach coordinator and head diving/assistant women's swimming coach. To view the complete job description, 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/?
VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION:
The summer hours for the Veridian Credit Union branch located in Maucker Union are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The branch will have extended hours until 6 p.m. on the Mondays and Thursdays of new student orientation. Contact the branch directly at 277-3988 with any questions.
DINING EQUIPMENT AUCTION:
The UNI Surplus will conduct a live auction of surplus dining equipment at the Warehouse store at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 4. Preview will be available at 9 a.m., one hour prior to the auction. Please direct questions to Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Iowa Public Radio and the Spirit of Dubuque for a three-hour Mississippi River cruise with Bob Dorr & the Blue Band, Friday, June 5. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. at the 3rd Street Ice Harbor in Dubuque. The Blues Cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Drinks and concessions are available and sold separately. Tickets are available in advance for $15 per person online at www.iowapublicradio.org or by phone at (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and Moondog Music in Dubuque.
MUSEUMS' BUS TOUR:
Join UNI Museums at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 20, for a bus tour to the Engelbrecht Family Winery and Farm House B&B in Fredericksburg. Enjoy lunch, a wine tasting, tour the winery and the dairy farm. This is a family friendly tour where visitors can see dairy cattle, goats, chickens, peacocks, llamas and Jacob sheep. Cost is $35 per adult and $20 per child. Registration and payment deadline is June 12. For reservations, call 3-2188.
INTERIOR DESIGN 101 SUMMER CAMP:
Learn about interior design, universal design and sustainable design joining faculty and other students in interesting design explorations. A special summer camp for students in grades 9-12 will be held July 13-17, in Latham Hall. For more details and to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/dtgfs/InteriorDesign/
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 email@example.com.
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.
WORKSHOP EXPLORES EXPANDING LOCAL-FOOD COMMERCE:
Opportunities for economic development through local agriculture in Iowa will be discussed at a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 10, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. Iowa government, school and community officials are encouraged to attend. The event is free but registration is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.ceee.uni.edu or call 3-2573.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS:
ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and standards-based professional development program this next year, starting with a two-week workshop July 19-31. Applications are being taken for the IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Point teachers you work with to the program Web site: http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/
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
NEWS TALK ON DEVELOPING GENTLEMEN:
Jeffrey Ferguson, author of "That's What Gentlemen Do," will lead a discussion on what inspired him to write the book, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6, at University Book & Supply (UBS). Ferguson teaches an all-male class at Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence. He talks with Cunningham students about the six pillars of character and the importance of young men behaving like gentlemen. UNI's American Democracy Project is a News Talk sponsor.
FREE WEBINAR ON INNOVATION:
Attend a free, live, interactive webinar at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, at www.myentre.net. The president of the Iowa Inventor's Group, Frank Morosky, will explore the changing economy, the importance of innovators in the 21st century and share the resources, services and programs emerging in Iowa to support innovation.
CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 8, at the UNI Museum to discuss "In An Instant" by Lee and Bob Woodruff. This is the inspiring story of Bob's miraculous recovery from traumatic brain injury after being struck by an IED in Iraq. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Blue-folkgrass artists Mike and Amy Finders have joined forces with another couple to form the Lonesome Traveler Band. They will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 8, 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.
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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