Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE -- 23rd STREET OPEN:
West 23rd Street is now open, however it may need to be closed again for a brief time to complete construction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/ to see a map of campus and campus adjacent construction.
FALL FACULTY MEETING:
The fall faculty meeting, will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. New faculty will be introduced, there will be remarks by Provost Gibson and President Allen. Discussion following. Refreshments will be served.
RULES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:
There may be instances for teaching or research purposes that controlled substances must be used on campus. The Iowa Administrative Code has very specific rules that must be followed when ordering and using controlled substances. To learn about these rules, click on "Rules for Controlled Substances" at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/environ_safety.shtml
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST GIBSON ON THE JOB:
Gloria J. Gibson, UNI's executive vice president & provost, officially assumed her duties on July 1. The executive vice president and provost reports to the president and provides vision for academic excellence while guiding the academic planning and assessment of university academic programs. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/gloria_gibson.html.
BARTLETT LOT CLOSED TO FACULTY AND STAFF:
The Bartlett A lot is closed to faculty and staff through Friday, Aug. 21, for Bartlett residents' move-in. 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.
ACCESS TO WEB CLASS LISTS:
Department and college secretaries, department heads, and deans who have not yet requested Web access to the class lists of all courses in their department or college may obtain access by completing the Online Transactions Authorization form at http://access.uni.edu/forms/its/c02.pdf, requesting transaction SW10 - Class List Departmental Master Viewer. Return the form via campus mail to 0006 - Patti Rust, or fax to 3-6792. For additional information regarding Web class lists and grading, visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/faculty/webgradeentryguide.shtml.
BECOME A FAN OF UNI:
Join UNI's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/universityofnortherniowa. Become a fan and receive updates and information about UNI and engage in an exchange with other UNI devotees. You also can follow UNI on Twitter at http://twitter.com/uninews.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PAPERWORK:
Student Employment Approval Forms (SEAF) are now online. Departments are required to use the SEAF application to create new assignments, change existing assignments and terminate assignments. Students should not begin work until the SEAF has been approved by Student Employment.
All student employment paperwork (I9, W4, CERRF, Direct Deposit Forms) should be completed by the hiring department and submitted to the Student Employment Office (105 Gilchrist, 0024) immediately following the hire. Federal regulations mandate that I-9 forms be completed by the employee no later than their first day of employment. Failure to comply with Form I-9 requirements could result in civil monetary penalties.
All student employees are now required to sign up for Direct Deposit upon their initial hire. New student employees will not be set up in MEMFIS until all required new-hire paperwork is received and approved by Student Employment. Contact the UNI Student Employment Office at 3-6394 or email@example.com with any questions.
FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE:
The English Department has the following printer cartridges available for free: HP Laserjet Cartridge 29x for HP Printers 5000, 5000N, 5000GN; HP Laserjet 92A for HP Laserjet series 1100-3200; HP 74A Toner Cartridge (Reorder No. HP92274A). Call Diana at 3-2822.
IMSEP EXTERNSHIPS PUT STUDENTS IN REAL WORLD:
IMSEP Externs (10 Iowa 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. They're also designing hands-on problem-solving activities for students to use in the classroom this fall. The goal is 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
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.
REFERRALS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE/VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES:
Please refer students needing substance abuse assistance to Mark Rowe, substance abuse & violence intervention services coordinator, Mark.Rowe@uni.edu or 3-3423. Students who need victim assistance because of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment should contact Joan Thompson, victim services advocate, Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 3-2137. For more information regarding Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Services, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/index.html or www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Both programs are part of University Health Services.
Vacancies at the P&S level include admissions counselor, admissions counselor/regional representative, and operations specialist. 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/?
ACCESS TO SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCE:
UNI is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). As an institutional member, all UNI faculty, staff and students can access the organization's member benefits, which include online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing and professional development. Visit www.aashe.org to learn more about AASHE and sustainability in higher education.
LUNCH & LEARN:
How does the Business and Community Services Division benefit UNI, Iowa and you? The John Papajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Lunch and Learn fall series will host Allison Born Ingman, BCS grants and communications specialist, who will discuss the various divisions and answer questions. Bring your lunch and learn about BCS at noon, Friday, Aug. 28, in BCS 33. RSVP at 3-JPEC or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF DAY AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA:
The National Science Foundation will host a one-day informational workshop Thursday, Oct. 8, at the University of Iowa. Designed primarily for those less experienced with NSF proposing, the workshop will provide an overview of NSF and its programs. There is no fee, but workshop space is limited. To register, and for more information, visit
http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115411&org=NSF. Contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or email@example.com with additional questions.
LEARN ABOUT NEW PANTHER PROWLER:
Fall 2009 will see the arrival of a new library Web site, a new Panther Prowler and significant changes to many important databases. Consider scheduling a library information session for you and your classes. Schedule a library session reservation at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call 3-2839.
DATES ADDED FOR 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 sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations this fall. If you're serious about helping make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ folks (or just curious about what that means), visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_003.pdf for details. (Course instructors are encouraged to consider offering this as a contextually-appropriate class assignment.)
STAFF TRAINING GRANTS:
Human Resource Development is still accepting Staff Training Grant applications for 2009 fall session classes. This program is available to Merit and P&S staff members. See the full policy at http://www.uni.edu/policies/475. Applications are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/training_st_grant.pdf. For questions regarding the program contact Lori Hoffmann, 3-3536.
FALL COURSE REQUESTS:
UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their fall semester courses, can submit their request using the Web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses were populated with students Aug. 17, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.
MAUCKER UNION HOURS THIS WEEK:
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 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.
FREE WEBINAR ON ACCESSING CAPITAL DURING TOUGH TIMES:
The fifth installment of the MyEntre.Net 2009 Summer Webinar Series begins at noon, Thursday, Aug. 20, at www.myentre.net with "The Cold Hard Facts on Cold Hard Cash -- Accessing Capital During Tough Times" presented by Dennis J. Lindell of Iowa Business Growth Company, Craig Downs of the Iowa Foundation for Microenterprise and Community Vitality, and Maureen Collins-Williams, director of UNI's Regional Business Center and Business Development and Incubation.
ONE WILD AFTERNOON:
Join Linda Nebbe of the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Program for "Living Through the Windows," at the University Museum. At 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, Nebbe will share stories of the amazing animals she has rehabilitated and introduce you to some of her current friends including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl and a bat. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., explore UNI's Tallgrass Prairie with a photography workshop taught by photojournalist Bill Witt. Bring your own camera and learn how to capture wildlife in its native habitat. Call 3-2188 to register for the workshop by Aug. 28. The 3 p.m. workshop fee is $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers.
MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:
School of Music Instructor of Music Education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The GBPAC will host auditions for the "Nutcracker" Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GBPAC, for local children age 7 through 18. For more information, visit: http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/master.shtml. Previous dance experience not required.
ART EXHIBIT 'LOVE ME OR DIE' AND LECTURE:
The Kamerick Art Gallery, in association with the UNI Arts Consortium, will present a retrospective exhibition of the sculpture and wearable art of Cat Chow, Aug. 24 through Sept. 20. An artist's lecture will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, in KAB 111, an opening reception will follow. "Love Me or Die" is sponsored in part by major grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Guernsey Charitable Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.
FRAGILE NATURE and TOUCH THE SKY:
Experience the beauty of the natural world with two photography exhibits this fall at the University Museum. Open Aug. 29 through Oct. 24, "Fragile Nature" offers a view of some of Earth's most delicate and endangered species as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. On display Nov. 2 through Dec. 23, the photography of Jim Brandenburg is featured in "Touch the Sky," a tribute to the vistas and creatures of the American prairie. www.uni.edu/museum
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:
UNI School of Music faculty artist Sean Botkin will present a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
MASSAGE AVAILABLE IN THE WRC:
Schedule a massage with licensed massage therapist, Katie Hover, for relaxation, stress management, or rehabilitation. Learn more about UNI massage therapy at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, at 3-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.
REGISTER NOW FOR FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES:
Register today for fitness and leisure classes that begin Monday, Aug. 31. New classes include Tai chi, Chinese Martial Arts, Women on Weights, Total Aquatic Conditioning and Latin Dance. Popular classes like Kickboxing x2, Pilates and Spinnercise are also offered. Fees are as low as $37 and $47 for a whole semester. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html.