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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF GRADUATE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
Shoshanna Coon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named interim associate dean of graduate academic affairs, effective July 1. She replaces Mike Licari, who has been named interim head of the Department of Political Science, where he is an associate professor.
MEMFIS OUTAGE SCHEDULED:
All MEMFIS applications will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, July 3, instead of the previously announced June 27. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self service and timecard processing. There should not be any noticeable impact for users after the upgrade completes.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - GILCHRIST A LOT CLOSING:
Beginning Wednesday, July 8, the entire Gilchrist A parking lot will be closed for repairs. The repair work is scheduled to be completed by July 22, weather permitting. G permit holders may park in the Gilchrist East Visitor metered lot during this time frame. Alternate parking lots available include ITC A, Minnesota Street/West Gym A, ITC West B, BRC B, Shull CP and Rider CP. The GBPAC Visitor lot will not be available for student, faculty or staff parking. Please contact Public Safety at 3-2710 with any questions.
NO MORE FLIERS TO BE POSTED IN RESIDENCE HALLS:
More than 60,000 sheets of paper were posted throughout the residence system in 2008-2009. In order to (a) substantially reduce paper waste, (b) reduce fire hazard and (c) improve communication to students, as of July 1, the Department of Residence will no longer accept materials to be posted within the residence halls.
To help residents stay informed about university activities and business, a limited number of bulletin boards in high traffic areas of each residence hall will be replenished every Monday with an enlarged version of My UNIverse News. RAs will stress to residents the importance of reading My UNIverse News.
All UNI departments and student organizations are strongly encouraged to submit items to My UNIverse News when attempting to communicate with residence hall students. Items that violate DOR policies will be omitted before My UNIverse information is posted.
REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:
The Regents Award for Staff Excellence is presented bi-annually to a Supervisory and Confidential employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty and staff members. The recipient of the 2009 Regents Award for Staff Excellence is Kris Peterson, office coordinator I in Career Services.
Abandoned bicycles will be tagged and picked up around mid July. After 10 days of being tagged, the bikes will be picked up and taken to a storage area and then sold at auction after 60 days. If there is a tag on the bicycle you are using, simply remove the tag and the bicycle will not be picked up. If you have any questions, contact Duane Van Gerpen at 3-2712.
FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS
Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2009 must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09 (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Donna Thompson, director of the National Program for Playground Safety is quoted in a story from Radio Iowa.
FREE TONER CARTRIDGE:
A free toner cartridge for a Canon copier is available. The re-order number is 021556. Call Phyllis at 266-5944 if interested.
CHANGES IN G PARKING:
Notice to "G" permit holders: "G" parking will temporarily relocate to the east side of Gilchrist Hall in July when the construction begins on the Gilchrist A lot. Once construction is complete, G parking will be reinstated at the current location. If you have questions, please call Brent Richmond at 3-5374.
LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORY AVAILABLE:
The 2009 Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Directory is now available from Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education. It includes information on where to buy locally grown meats, fruits and vegetables. New this year is a chart of best times to buy Iowa fruits and vegetables. To receive a copy, contact Andrea.Geary@uni.edu, 3-7883, or www.ceee.uni.edu under Local Foods/Find local foods near you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2761 for more information and to choose a shift.
UNI RECOGNIZED FOR FUNDRAISING SUCCESS:
UNI has been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as one of 51 colleges, universities and private high schools to receive the 2009 Overall Fundraising Performance Award. An expert panel of volunteers judge and select winners based on a multitude of factors including, but not limited to: breadth of program areas, donor growth among alumni and impact of large gifts. To view the list of winners, including UNI, visit http://www.case.org/Content/COE/Display.cfm?contentItemID=9405.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Quarterback Seminar V, July 2-3; Wrestling Team Camp I, July 5-9; UNI Physics Teacher Instruction and Resources, July 6-17; Summer Orientation VIII, July 6-7.
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant systems/applications administrator, Systems/Applications Administrator, assistant database administrator/Oracle, and senior programmer analyst-IBM Mainframe. 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/?
NEW AND IMPROVED PANTHER PROWLER RELEASED THIS WEEK:
Rod Library's Panther Prowler gets a new look this week. The new interface features a cleaner, more intuitive look and feel, easier how-to-cite functionality and a shorter click path to the articles and books found in your research. The changes will go live on July 1. Panther Prowler can be viewed at: http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/
Leave comments at http://www.uni.edu/caswell/web/comment/
TIAA-CREF COUNSELING AVAILABLE:
A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions July 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15.
Questions that a TIAA-CREF representative can help answer are: Is my investment mix appropriate? Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 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.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR JULY 4 WEEKEND:
SOMETHING ON A STICK: STATE FAIR FOOD:
Gary Slater, manager of the Iowa State Fair, will discuss state fair food traditions and contests at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, at the University Museum. Sarah Pratt, the "Butter Cow Lady," will explain the butter-carving process and share stories about the Iowa State Fair's famed butter creations. www.uni.edu/museum
SAVORING SLOW FOODS POTLUCK PICNIC:
UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education and community partners will host Iowa City Chef Kurt Michael Friese, author of "A Cook’s Journey, Slow Food in the Heartland," from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls. Friese will explore and explain the Slow Food movement throughout the American Midwest. The Cedar Falls Annual Community Read for the Environment (ACRE) programs promote environmental education and encourage youth and adults to connect with the outdoors. The event is free. Participants are asked to bring a dish or two to share, tableware and a beverage. For information, visit www.ceee.uni.edu/acre.aspx or call Patty Achey-Cutts at University Book & Supply at 266-7581.
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