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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, Aug. 11, 2009

NEWS:

BARTLETT LOT CLOSED TO FACULTY AND STAFF:

The Bartlett A lot will be closed to faculty and staff Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 19, 20 and 21, for Bartlett residents' move-in. The lot will convert to one-hour-parking only beginning at 7 a.m., Aug. 19. It will return to A parking on Monday, Aug. 24. Those displaying special needs permits will be allowed to use the area. Questions may be directed to Parking Operations, 3-5374.

 

ORDER PARKING PERMITS ONLINE:

You can still sign up for a parking permit online via MyUNIverse through 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14. This option is available to current faculty, staff and students. Apply at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P.Click on the link to the right of the "Parking Permit Application" to get to the login screen. Once you are logged in you will able to submit your choices for the parking permit. To have your parking permit fee for the G, A or B permit deducted on a pre-tax basis, it must be purchased by Aug. 14. Hours this week for the Parking Division are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR G LOTTERY:

The deadline for names to be submitted for the Multimodal Transportation Center "G" lottery for 2009-2010 is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14. Those awarded the "G" permit for the MMTC will be allowed to deduct the fee on a pre-tax basis as long as they have purchased an "A" or "B" permit on a pre-tax basis for the year. The deadline for purchasing the "A" or "B" permits on a pre-tax basis is Aug. 14, whether via the online permit application or in person in Gilchrist Hall.

The "G" permit for the MMTC will be sold at a pro-rated price based on the month the facility opens. The opening date for the MMTC is uncertain but anticipated to be mid-October. Questions can be directed to 3-2710.

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY CLASSES:

Do you or someone you know want to learn more about topics such as Buddhism and the Dalai Lama, the economy or art? Then try UNI's Lifelong University. This program, geared toward the lifelong learner, offers non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. Lifelong University Is a way to learn just for fun. For more information visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-6899.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWS:

Student-related announcements will no longer be posted in UNI Online. Instead, the editors urge you to tell your students to read MyUNIverse News, the weekly e-newsletter designed to provide students with information about internships, scholarships, events and more.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

The first issue of UNI Online appeared Aug. 12, 1999. Since then, 1,047 issues have been published. The 1,000th issue was published Jan. 8 of this year.

 

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS: PHOTO CONTEST:

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs focusing on the flora and fauna of Iowa, the United States and the world. Deadline for contest entries is Tuesday, Dec. 1. Entry details and forms are at www.uni.edu/museum. Prizes will be awarded and entries will be on display at the opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the University Museum. Entries will be on display through Jan. 30.

 

HOST FAMILIES/FRIENDS NEEDED:

The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship by matching local families and individuals with UNI international students. Hosts and students decide what to do together and how much time to spend together. This is a meaningful and fun experience for all participants. If interested, contact Pramod Sarin at sarinpramod@uni.edu or Ross Schupbach at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu. An online brochure and application form are available at http://www.uni.edu/internationalservices/about.shtml. Orientation for new families/friends is provided.

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology, was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

http://www.startribune.com/local/52709407.html?page=1&c=y

 

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

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant registrar/systems, assistant registrar/student data, assistant director of admissions/outreach, head men's and women's track and field/cross country coach, statistical consulting center coordinator, recruiter/advisor and academic advisor/biology. To view the complete job descriptions, 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:


FALL COURSE REQUESTS:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their fall semester courses, may submit their request using the Web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students Aug. 17, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 

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.

 

HOURS:

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 Aug. 22 with normal fall semester hours. The WRC free weight room is closed for renovation until further notice. Health Beat is closed through Aug. 23.

 

FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of regular business hours.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MAUCKER UNION RENOVATION OPEN HOUSE:

Come see changes that have been made to the lower level of Maucker Union and what services are now being offered for events. Attend an open house from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 17, or from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20. Tour the new spaces, see demonstrations of interactive Web video conferencing and the new Virtual EMS reservation system, sample food items and register for door prizes. To see updates on the progress of the renovations visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/renovation/updates.shtml

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS PUBLIC READING OF NEW MUSICAL:

A workshop of the musical "A Scotch Verdict" by Rebecca Burkhardt and Cynthia Goatley will culminate in a public reading at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, in Bengtson Auditorium. Elizabeth Margolius, director of the presentation at Theatre Building Chicago last November, leads the workshop. There will be a talk-back session with the director, writer and composer after the reading. Free and open to the public.

 

SUZUKI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE:

UNI Suzuki School Open House will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in Russell Hall. Meet the teachers, observe a lesson and group activity and try out instruments. The program offers instruction on violin, viola, cello, harp, flute and guitar. Students of all ages and levels are welcome. For more information www.uni.edu/music/suzuki or call Cathy Craig at 3-2508.

 

A FREE PALESTINE AND A SECURE ISRAEL:

From Occupation to Liberation and Reconciliation Conference will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, in Schindler Education Center. Registration form, posters and more information are at http://www.sabeeliowa.org/

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SIGN-UP TIME:

Registrations for 2009-2010 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat facility user privileges are now being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year. Registration provides access to Wellness/Recreation Center facilities, as well as Health Beat in Maucker Union. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or visit WRC 101 to register in person.

 

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