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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
PRESIDENT ALLEN'S STATEMENT REGARDING THE STATE AUDIT REPORT ON PLS:
Malcolm Price Laboratory School is a critical part of UNI's educator-preparation program. When I received information that indicated there might be irregularities in the assessment of tuition and fees at Price Lab School, I requested an internal audit. UNI has implemented most of the recommendations from the internal audit. The Office of Auditor of State released a report on the Price Lab School which includes additional recommendations. UNI continues to work on implementing all recommendations. UNI takes these matters very seriously and is committed to continuous improvement of processes and full transparency.
PROCESSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
The Financial Aid scholarship team will be attending all-day training sessions for the new Student Information System during the week of Aug. 17. Please make sure 2009-2010 awards are entered on the financial aid system (FMAP) by July 31 to ensure students' awards are processed and ready for the first billing on Aug. 10.
SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED:
The Supervisory and Confidential Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, has been canceled due to conflicts. Regular meetings will resume at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, in GIL 025.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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
FALL RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2009 fall session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, Aug. 10. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes in August. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
NEW LIBRARY DATABASE:
The electronic version of the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory is now available through UNISTAR, the Rod Library's online catalog. Use this resource to obtain bibliographic and publisher information about more than 300,000 journals, determine titles in subject areas of interest and identify refereed journals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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:
The Chicago Tribune ran a story about the Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to UNI.
The Des Moines Register recently ran a story about the relaxed rules on alternative teacher licensing.
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/
LIBRARY NOTICE FOR FALL FACULTY STUDY ROOMS:
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/.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: NCA Cheer Camp, July 25-28; Volleyball Team Camp, July 27-29; NDA Dance Camp, July 29-Aug. 1.
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant athletic director/Athletic Communications. 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/?
ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING OFFERED:
A free one-hour session will be offered for supervisors to help address mental health issues in the workplace, EAP supervisor referral, and more. Specific workplace examples will be shared from an expert in the field with more than 23 years of experience. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/mental_health_flyer.pdf
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR EBERT:
Please join the Office of Sponsored Programs in recognizing Ed Ebert for his 32 years of service and dedication to UNI at a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, in 213 East Bartlett.
DINING EQUIPMENT AUCTION:
A live auction of surplus dining equipment will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, at the UNI surplus store at 2412 W. 27th St. (west of the UNI-Dome). Much of this equipment is in good usable condition, however items vary by condition and will be sold "as is." A valid picture ID is required to be a registered bidder and all items must be paid for with cash or (good) check before removal. Removal must be completed by 1 p.m., July 23 or arrangements must be made with warehouse personnel for later removal on Friday, July 24. Please contact Vince with questions at 3-3527 or email@example.com.
QUICKBOOKS TRAINING WEBINAR:
MyEntre.Net will present "Quickbooks: I bought the disk, now what?" at noon, Thursday, July 23, on www.myentre.net. The topic will be presented by Janine Clover, director of the Southeastern Iowa Small Business Development Center. Many small business owners find that taking care of the company books is a time-consuming headache. Some business owners turn to accounting software programs like QuickBooks®.
MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL PRESENTATION:
Explore the world of Franklin Roosevelt's family during the Great Depression from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at the Marshall Center School. Discover how the first family helped Americans get back to work and find out how Iowa children survived the 1930s. Learn fascinating facts and get your hands on some cool crafts. Free. Call 3-2188 to reserve a spot. MCS is located at the corner of 23rd and Indiana streets, one block east of the UNI-Dome.
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
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.
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