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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NEWS:

NEH SUMMER STIPEND NOMINATION COMPETITION:

UNI may nominate two full-time faculty to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program, a $6,000 award. (See: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html.) The deadline to compete for a nomination is 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14. For information on the nomination process, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@uni.edu or 3-3217. Part-time faculty, adjunct faculty and staff are eligible to apply without being nominated.

 
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.

 

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/forms-and-standard-documents-downloads

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR IOWA STATE FAIR:

There are still some prime weekend spots open for volunteers in the UNI booth at the Iowa State Fair. Dates are Aug. 15-16 and Aug. 22-23. Please contact Jess Nissen to take one of the few remaining open spots at jess.nissen@uni.edu.

 
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

 

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/.

 

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLES:

UNI is offering two vehicles at public auction on www.publicsurplus.com. They are a 2002 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan (91,718 miles) and a 1999 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan (113,460 miles). More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding instructions.

 
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 (holly.johnson@uni.edu) with preferred e-mail address, name, year of graduation and mailing address.  

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Radio Iowa recently ran a story about UNI's plans for its booth at the Iowa State Fair.

http://www.radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=AE768802-5056-B82A-373F89A3A7B5DFCF

 
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the NDA Dance Camp to campus, July 29-Aug. 1.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

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/?

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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

 

LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A UNI SAFE ZONE ALLY:

Pink ally-triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning individuals. However, obtaining a card required little more than a supportive attitude. As a way to strengthen ally commitment and knowledge of what it means, UNI Proud and the Department of Residence are again sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations this fall. If you are serious about helping to make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ folks (or just curious about what that means), visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_000.pdf for details. (Course instructors are encouraged to consider offering this as a contextually-appropriate class assignment.)

 

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.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#summerinterim

 

AUGUST DINING OPTIONS ON CAMPUS:

Prexy's in Maucker Union will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays, Aug. 3-19, featuring a salad bar, soup and grab-n-go sandwiches. Chats in Maucker Union is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR NORMA RILEY:

The Registrar's Office will host a retirement reception honoring Norma Riley, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, in GIL 007. Norma will retire on Aug. 31 after 29 years of service to the university.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR WAYNE JARVIS:

Join Iowa Public Radio staff and friends to celebrate the career of Wayne Jarvis, director of Network Operations, and wish him well in retirement. A retirement celebration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Georgian Lounge, UNI Commons.

 

GOSPEL TRIO TO PERFORM AT GBPAC:

Grammy-nominated gospel trio, Trin-i-tee 5:7 will perform a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at the GBPAC. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling UNItix, 3-4TIX or online at www.unitix.uni.edu. Tickets are also available at UNI-CUE, 800 Sycamore St. in Waterloo. This is part of a benefit event for The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Salvation Army’s Family Activity Center. Trin-i-tee 5:7 will join a local community children's choir at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7. This concert is free, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available by calling UNI-TIX.

 

OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL:

Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, on the beautiful prairie land next to the University Museum. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a free bowl of Hansen's Dairy ice cream. Participate in classic family picnic games like potato sack races or a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Pack a picnic supper and bring it along. Admission is free but reserve a spot now by calling 3-2188.

 
 

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