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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST GIBSON OFFICIALLY ASSUMES DUTIES:
Gloria J. Gibson, UNI's executive vice president & provost, officially assumed her duties on July 1. The executive vice president and provost at UNI provides vision for academic excellence while guiding the academic planning and assessment of university academic programs. Reporting to the president, the executive vice president and provost also provides administrative leadership and organization for all the academic components of the university. For more about Gibson and the provost's office, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/.
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER OPENING FALL 2009:
The UNI Multimodal Transportation Center, a multi-level transit facility, located on 23rd Street just east of Campbell Hall, will open fall 2009. For more information about the about the facility, including frequently asked questions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/webcam/parking/parking_deck_webcam.asp.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - CAMPUS STREET NORTH OF GILCHRIST TO CLOSE:
Beginning Monday, July 13, Campus Street will be closed north of Gilchrist Hall. Access to the Baker parking lot and the library loading dock will not be available during the road closure. Persons who typically park in the Baker lot may park in the Gilchrist West Visitor lot. Weather permitting, this closure will be in effect until July 25. This closure is necessary for construction of the campus electrical distribution system. Please contact Public Safety at 3-2712 with any question regarding the Baker parking lot.
CHANGE IN CUSTODIAL HOURS AND SERVICE FREQUENCIES:
Custodial hours and service will change beginning Aug. 17. For full details, please visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/announcements/custodial_hour_changes_letter.pdf
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP PAFS:
Departments and offices with graduate assistants working fall semester must submit assistantship PAF(s) by Wednesday, July 15. This deadline is required for paperwork processing by the Graduate College, Grants and Contracts if applicable, Human Resources, and Payroll in time for graduate assistants to receive a paycheck in August. Graduate students receiving an assistantship must maintain a program GPA of 3.0 or better, and be enrolled in at least nine graduate credit hours listed on their program of study before paperwork will be processed. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.
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.
UTILITY LOCATE REQUESTS:
Departments organizing events that involve penetration into the ground are required to contact Iowa One Call at 1-800-292-8989 or 811 to request utility locates. Requests must be made 48 hours prior to the needed service. More information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/Utility%20Locate%20Requests.pdf
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.
SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:
A Supervisory and Confidential Council meeting will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, in 025 GIL. (Please note new time.)
PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLES:
UNI is offering two vehicles at public auction on www.publicsurplus.com. They are a 2007 Ford Crown Vic police car (56,240 miles) and a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV (67,424 miles). More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml, or contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org for bidding instructions. You can view these vehicles on the hill by the bullpen west of the Physical Plant building.
PUBLIC AUCTION OF LATHES:
UNI is offering two metal turning lathes for auction. They are a Rockwell model 25-209 14 inch single-phase lathe and an Enco model 110-1351 single-phase lathe. More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml, or contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or email@example.com for bidding instructions.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
A recent article in the Des Moines Register featured the current exhibit at the UNI Museum.
KCRG TV recently ran a story on the school lunch program at Price Lab School starting this fall.
FALL COURSE - WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS IN IOWA:
Continuing & Distance Education is currently accepting enrollments for a new, two-credit-hour course, "Wind Energy Applications in Iowa." The fall 2009 course covers a variety of topics providing a substantial overview of wind energy, its use and the ramifications of its use, as well as a review of history and driving forces for the economic development of wind energy. Learn more at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=4413 and/or http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/fall09/330159g_wind.pdf
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 90 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.
UNI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIP TO UNEMPLOYED:
The Alumni Association will provide one-year free membership to alumni who are unemployed or are attending graduate school. Alumni interested in taking advantage of this program should e-mail Holly Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with preferred e-mail address, name, year of graduation and mailing address.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Summer Orientation IX, July 9-10; Wrestling Team Camp II, July 12-16; Astronomy for Teachers, July 12-17; and High School Volleyball Specialized Camp I, July 13-14.
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:
Rod Library's Panther Prowler has a new look. 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. 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 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.
FREE WEBINAR: BASICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING:
MyEntre.Net will offer the second installment of its 2009 Summer Webinar Series at noon, Thursday, July 9, on www.myentre.net. The topic will be "From Twitter Dumb to Twitter Dee - The Basics on Social Media Marketing" presented by Nathan T. Wright, founder of LavaRow.com. Contact Dan Beenken at 3-4322 for more information.
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 to 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.
Interested in starting an exercise routine, but don't want to do it alone? Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. Contact Kristy Leen (3-7167 email@example.com) or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
HOT JULY MASSAGE SPECIALS:
Schedule a massage appointment with therapist Katie Hover during the month of July and receive these discounts (first come-first served): 15-minute massage for $10 (regularly $15); 30-minute massage for $20 (regularly $25);
45-minute massage for $30 (regularly $35); 60-minute massage for $35 (regularly $45); and 90-minute massage for $50 (regularly $65). Gift certificate purchases do not apply. Call the Wellness Resource Lab, at 3-6119, to schedule. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.
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