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Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
E-MAIL OUTAGE SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND:
E-mail and CatID will be shut down for maintenance. This will take a period of one hour, starting at 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7. For more information, please visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm/
UPDATES ON MAUCKER UNION RENOVATIONS:
To see current updates on the progress of the renovations in the lower level of Maucker Union visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/renovation/updates.shtml Open House information will follow soon.
MONTHLY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TESTING:
In conjunction with the UNI Alert System, the Department of Public Safety installed an outdoor loudspeaker notification system that helps ensure that those on campus but outdoors hear alerts and warnings. The university's outdoor loudspeaker system is tested the first Wednesday of each month unless there is a threat of severe weather the day of the testing. The testing provides safety officials with an opportunity to continuously improve the effectiveness of the loudspeaker notification system. This testing will be done in conjunction with testing of the Black Hawk County Emergency Management notification system.
LIVE STREAMING OF BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING:
Live streaming of the audio portion of the Aug. 5 meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be available at the Board of Regents Web site, www2.state.ia.us/regents. The meeting will be held at UNI in the Maucker Union Ballrooms A and B. The agenda is posted at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/DocketMemos/09Memos/August/Agenda.pdf
eLEARNING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:
The Blackboard/WebCT learning management and electronic portfolio system will be shutdown at 6 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, to install an application service pack. The system will be available by 10 a.m.
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.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
A story on Camp Adventure appeared recently on AFN News.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
Starting Monday, Aug. 17, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in eLearning. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of eLearning or for those who have never used eLearning before. UNI eLearning allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.To register call 3-2309.
RESERVE STUDIO IT THIS FALL:
ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations in the StudioIT labs for this fall. StudioIT 1, 2 and 3 are located in the ITTC Rooms 134, 136 and 138 respectively and can handle classes of up to 60 students. Each lab is equipped with Gateway Tablet PCs, a Crestron multimedia control system and a video conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.
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_001.pdf for details. (Course instructors are encouraged to consider offering this as a contextually-appropriate class assignment.
LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER:
TEMPORARY WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER AND HEALTH BEAT CLOSING:
The Wellness and Recreation Center is closed through Aug. 16 for annual maintenance, reopening with normal summer hours Aug. 17 - 20, closed Aug. 21 for WRS student staff training, and reopening Sat. Aug. 22 with normal fall semester hours. The WRC free weight room is closed until further notice, for renovation. Health Beat is closed through Aug. 23.
FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, regular business hours (8-5) for university offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of regular business hours.
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.
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.
NEXT MYENTRE.NET WEBINAR ON BRANDING:
The fourth installment of the free MyEntre.Net 2009 Summer Webinar Series begins at noon, Thursday, Aug. 6, at www.myentre.net with "Breakthrough Branding and your Bottom Line!" presented by Michael Wagner, president of White Rabbit Group. Wagner will give advice on developing a strong brand that clients and employees can embrace.
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.
by University Marketing
& Public Relations