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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
DATE SET FOR DALAI LAMA VISIT TO UNI:
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit UNI Tuesday, May 18, to share his views on the importance of education in an increasingly global society. A steering committee has been appointed to coordinate academic initiatives, campus and community programs, and K-12 activities to take place during the fall and spring semesters leading up to the Dalai Lama's visit. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM PROJECT CHARTER PROCESS BEGINS:
Representatives from Ciber, Inc., the implementation vendor for the new student information system, are on campus to develop a project charter that will establish the foundation for the project by ensuring that all project participants share a clear understanding of the objectives and agree on how the objectives will be achieved. Key faculty and staff involved in this project will be interviewed by Ciber consultants. For more information about the charter process, contact Jan Hanish at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the project, visit http://www.uni.edu/sis. The final charter will be made available through the SIS Web site later this summer.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROCESS CHANGE:
First Report of Injuries (FROI) for Workers' Compensation Claims should no longer be e-mailed/faxed to Sedgwick CMS. This is due to a switch to Sedgwick's electronic claim processing. FROI's should be e-mailed to email@example.com, or faxed to Human Resource Services at 3-2927, within 24 hours of the injury. Updated forms and guides to this process can be found at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp/index.shtml. For questions please contact Therese Callaghan at 3-6164.
UNI NAMED 'GREAT COLLEGE TO WORK FOR':
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named UNI as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For, 2009." Recognized among institutions with enrollment of 10,000 or more, UNI scored in the top 10 in six of the survey areas. Within the work environment, UNI was rated highly in the "facilities and security" area, while within the pay and benefits area, UNI was among the top 10 in "compensation and benefits," "overall satisfaction with benefits," "403b or 401k plans," "vacation or paid time off" and "life insurance." See the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4429
NEW FEDERAL INDIRECT COST RATES FOR SPONSORED PROJECTS:
UNI's new federally negotiated indirect cost (facility and administrative) rates are 31.5 perent of modified total direct costs for on-campus programs and 13.5 percent for off-campus programs. The new rate should be used for all projects with start dates of July 1, or later. Project directors with off-campus projects should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs before calculating the indirect costs. More information on applying the new rates is available at: http://www.uni.edu/osp/PreparingandSubmittingaProposal/institutional_info.htm
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR GILCHRIST G LOT:
The deadline to submit names for the Gilchrist G lottery for 2009-2010 is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 17. Requests must be submitted in writing to the Department of Public Safety. The price for the "G" permit for 2009-2010 is $363. Persons interested in choosing the 12 month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option for their "G" permit must be available some time between July 27 and Aug. 14 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit if eligible.
IMSEP EXTERNSHIPS PUT STUDENTS IN REAL WORLD:
IMSEP Externs (10 of Iowa's high school math and science teachers) are experiencing the latest real world application of their discipline by working on projects that apply basic math and science principles to the work world, then design hands-on problem solving activities for students in the classroom this fall, hoping to spark their interest in pursuing careers in STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) related fields here in Iowa.
For more information, visit http://www.iowamathscience.org/news.shtml
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Radio Iowa recently aired a story on research being done at UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST GIBSON OFFICIALLY ASSUMES DUTIES:
Gloria J. Gibson, UNI's executive vice president & provost, officially assumed her duties on July 1. For more about Gibson and the provost's office, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/.
ROD LIBRARY'S REDESIGNED WEB SITE RELEASED:
July 13 Rod Library released for public review the beta version of its redesigned Web site. The redesigned site will become Rod Library's primary Web site on Aug. 3. Visit http://wcm.lib.uni.edu/
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 24. Application forms are available online at
RESERVE REINSTATEMENT REQUESTS:
Faculty who wish to keep the same items on reserve for the 2009 fall semester from summer 2009 should submit their request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, July 27. Requests can be submitted electronically at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - CAMPUS STREET NORTH OF GILCHRIST CLOSED:
Campus Street is closed north of Gilchrist Hall. Access to the Baker parking lot and the library loading dock is not 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.
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.
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
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.)
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: High School Volleyball Specialized Camp II, July 15-16; Passion Flute - Limited Edition, July 16-19; IMPACT Summer Institute, July 19-31.
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant manager of Digital Design & Multimedia Production. 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/?
DENNIS AND JANET ACKLIN BENEFIT:
Janet Acklin will retire next month after more than 22 years of service to UNI. Her husband Dennis suffered a stroke last November that left him paralyzed on one side. Friends and colleagues are hosting a benefit for the couple from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at Lofty's Lounge, 3845 Lafayette Rd., Evansdale. Numerous items have been donated for a raffle and silent auction. If you are unable to attend, donations also may be made to "Benefit for Dennis and Janet Acklin" at US Bank, 222 Washington St., Cedar Falls.
FAMILY FUN AT THE MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL:
Discover delectable facts about candy and mega movies during the 1930s from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 19, at the Marshall Center School, at the corner of 23rd and Indiana streets. Enjoy hands-on crafts, a classic movie and leave with some historic sweet treats. Free family fun. Call 3-2188 to reserve your spot.
Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will celebrates its 10th anniversary with "Pinocchio," July 23 through 26, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
by University Marketing
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