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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/

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

NEWS:

UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC TO DISTRIBUTE 1,500 FREE H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS:

One thousand five hundred doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine have been made available to UNI faculty, staff and students age 24 and younger and students of all ages with chronic health conditions. The free H1N1 vaccinations will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the lower level of the Commons on a first-come, first-served basis. UNI students, faculty and staff seeking vaccination must bring their UNI identification card with them. Additional H1N1 vaccination clinics will be scheduled as supplies become available. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for more information about flu prevention.

 

LIVE STREAMING OF BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet telephonically Thursday, Dec. 10. Streaming of the audio portion of the meeting and materials for the Board of Regents meeting are available at www.regents.iowa.gov.

 
ELECTRONIC W2 DELIVERY:

As a cost saving measure and to provide a more timely and convenient delivery method, UNI is offering employees the opportunity to select electronic delivery as the only method for receiving their W2 Form. To choose this service, you must give permission electronically by Jan. 8. Should you choose this option, your W2 Form will be available through UNI Employee Self Service in mid January. A notification of availability will be posted on UNI's Web site and in UNI Online. If you choose to continue to receive a printed copy through the U.S. Mail, it will be mailed to the address on file and will arrive on or before Jan. 31. If you've had an address change in the past year, be sure it's updated.

For additional information and instructions for giving permission for electronic delivery visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/w2_delivery_preference.pdf

If you have questions, please contact Payroll at payroll@uni.edu or call 3-6425 or 3-2656.

 

UPDATING EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

In the event of an employee injury, sudden illness or emergency at work, it is important to have accurate, up-to-date emergency contact information available so contacts can be notified. Employees are encouraged to enter personal emergency contacts in a new self-service feature. For more information visit

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/hris/documents/emergency_contacts.pdf

 

UM&PR NEWSLETTER:

The next edition of The Compass, an e-newsletter distributed by the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations, is now available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/compass/. The Compass provides an overview of the areas making up marketing and public relations, real-life examples and tips related to communications.

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS:

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients in need of Web sites, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents and exhibition storyboards, in both print and digital form. Please contact Adrienne Lamberti, program coordinator, at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

INTERNAL SEARCH FOR CHFA DEAN:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is conducting an internal search for the Interim Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Applications received by Monday, Dec. 21, will be given full consideration. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/employment.shtml.

 

LAC REVIEW STEERING COMMITTEE (LAC-RSC) INVITES INPUT ON SPRING EVENTS:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) is planning a series of events to engage the campus community in discussion of issues and ideas related to the liberal arts core (e.g. theory and practice of liberal arts education, models of liberal arts core curricula from other institutions, effective pedagogy, administration of core curriculum). Submit topics you would like to see addressed at these events, suggestions for structuring events (times, places) and presenters/discussion leaders to Deirdre Heistad (d.heistad@uni.edu) for consideration by the committee. The committee's charge is at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/LAC-RSCCharge.pdf.

 

BUDGET TEMPLATES FOR REVISED FRINGE BENEFIT RATES:

Those preparing grant and contract budgets should use the recently revised fringe benefits rates at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/FB_Rates_09-10_Published_REVISED.pdf. Budget templates with the new rates are available from the Office of Sponsored Programs at http://www.uni.edu/osp/budget-development. For budget preparation questions, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

DID YOU KNOW? GRAD COLLEGE:

UNI MBA program is listed in The Princeton Review 2010 edition of "Best 301 Business Schools. The MBA was first offered in 1975.

 

EARLY PROCESSING OF TIMECARDS:

Saturday, Dec. 19 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 30 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon, Tuesday, Dec. 22, to be included. Make sure your timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION - AUDIO LINK:

For more information about the Dec. 2 Hot Topics in Education, "Literacy Programs - State and National Best Practices," presented by Deborah Tidwell, associate professor, curriculum & instruction; Salli Forbes,director, Reading Recovery of Iowa; and Bonnie Hoewing, instructor, curriculum & instruction, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie091202.ra.

 

ROD LIBRARY HELP VIA TEXT MESSAGE:

Text (319) 242-1508 to ask questions about library resources and services. Text messages will be received at the Rod Library reference desk and answered during regular hours. To learn about other ways to ask questions, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help.

 

CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:

University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you know of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair (kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921.) If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Wendel Reece at wendel.reece@uni.edu or 3-7269 or Gordon Krueger at gordon.krueger@uni.edu or 3-3445.

 

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE:

UNI gift cards are issued by the Department of Residence and are redeemable at all on-campus stores and restaurants. Purchase gift cards at any on-campus store or restaurant. The minimum is $10. (Card minimum exceptions made for orders greater than $50.) The cards do not expire and make great gifts.

HOURS:

ROD LIBRARY FINALS WEEK HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals.
Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, enter your last name and UNI ID number

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

LIBRARY HOLIDAY AND INTERIM HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim

 

WRC HOURS/CLOSINGS:

The WRS InfoLine, posts weather-related announcements as soon as decisions are made: 3-2391.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

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EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program coordinator/study abroad and catering events assistant manager. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies can be viewed at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FACULTY SERVICE LEARNING FELLOWSHIPS:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, in conjunction with the American Democracy Project, will offer five Faculty Service Learning Fellowships for the May 2010 term, in the amount of $2,500 each. Fellowship recipients must develop a plan for a service learning course to be offered in 2010-11. For application materials, visit www.uni.edu/adp or e-mail allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

SPRING RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2010 spring session should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by Thursday, Dec. 24. Requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes in January. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES:

The CBA sponsors Virtual Iowa, an "island" in Second Life to provide a resource for students, faculty and Iowa businesses who want to research virtual worlds, learn 3-D graphics and scripting, or explore business uses of immersive technologies. For more information about incorporating the resource into your spring course activities, please contact Susan Wurtz (3-2166) or Dale Cyphert (3-6150) in the Department of Management.

 

SPRING 2010 eLEARNING COURSES:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their spring semester courses should submit their request using the form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html by Friday, Jan. 8. Courses will be populated with students Monday, Jan. 4, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Become a great leader by transforming the way you interpret, manage and solve problems. UNI's Executive Development Center is accepting enrollments for the 2010 Leadership Development certificate program. Classes meet approximately every other week from Jan. 27 to May 19. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount. The UNI employee price is $2,925. Enroll early; only 15 seats are left. The enrollment deadline is Friday, Jan. 15. To enroll, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@UNI.edu.

 

SPRING FACULTY STUDY ROOMS:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 11. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOLIDAY RAFFLE TO HELP THE HOMELESS:

UNI Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual holiday raffle to help the homeless. Buy raffle tickets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 or Friday, Dec. 11, at Habitat's table in Maucker Union. Raffle tickets are $1; each ticket gives you a chance to win a variety of prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds go directly towards funding UNI's Habitat house.

 

'HONK IF YOU PASSED PCHEM: REFLECTIONS OF A SPUTNIK SCIENTIST':

After completing 41 years as a UNI faculty member, soon to be fully retired, Paul Rider will reflect upon his experiences as a teacher, researcher, administrator, public servant, musician and other things at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in MSH 201. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- NANCY BOLEYN AND ADELMO (DEL) JARAMILLO:

A retirement reception for Nancy Boleyn and Adelmo (Del) Jaramillo will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in GIL 009. Thank them for their combined 39 years of service in the Office of Student Financial Aid and wish them well in retirement.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- DUANE MCDONALD:

The campus is invited to a retirement reception for Duane McDonald, patron services manager at the GBPAC, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the lobby of the GBPAC. Join the staff of the GBPAC in honoring Duane for his 23 years of service to UNI.

 

COOKIE WALK/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER:

Attend a Cookie Walk and Silent Auction to benefit the UNI Child Development Center from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, in the lobby of Price Lab School, east main entrance. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m. Purchase one container for $8 or two for $14 and fill them up with the holiday cookies of your choice. Freeze for holiday parties, give as gifts or enjoy them yourself. Auction items include a movie basket, football autographed by the UNI football team, a mom's pampering basket, a kitchen basket and more.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION - JIMMY MIXDORF:

Jimmy Mixdorf is retiring from UNI, ITS-Network Services as a computer information tech II after more than 35 years of service. A retirement open house will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the CBB 101. Come celebrate and wish Jimmy well.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- DON CHAPLAIN, WILLIAM WITT AND WILLIAM WOOD:

Attend a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in BCS 30 to celebrate with Don Chaplain, William Witt and William Wood on their retirement from the university effective Thursday, Dec. 31. Refreshments will be provided.

 

GRADUATION CELEBRATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

The Graduate College and the Alumni Association will host a graduation celebration for graduate students participating in the December Commencement. The celebration will be held following commencement, Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Alumni Suite of the McLeod Center. Graduate students, family members, friends, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required.

 

SUZUKI WINTER AND SPRING CLASSES:

In January, the UNI Suzuki School will offer beginning violin classes for ages 4 through 7. The registration form, with $50 registration fee, is due by Monday, Jan. 4. A $25 discount will be offered for registrations received by Tuesday, Dec. 15. For more information, e-mail cathy.craig@uni.edu or register at http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

The Panthers host Siena at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the McLeod Center.

 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts UW-Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the McLeod Center. UNI will host South Dakota at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, in the McLeod Center.

 
WRESTLING:

UNI wrestling hosts Wisconsin at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the West Gym.

 

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

WORLD WAR I COMBATANTS' CHRISTMAS TRUCE:

The World War I Christmas Truce will be discussed from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at University Book and Supply. The session will discuss the informal truce between German and British soldiers who celebrated together, singing carols, exchanging souvenirs, sharing food and drink and burying their dead. Videos of both Cronkite's rendition of the story and Garth Brooks' song, "Belleau Woods," will be viewed, with discussion to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and University Book and Supply. For questions contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

HOLIDAY POPS: A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concerts at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the GBPAC. This year's holiday spectacular will showcase the talent of area church choirs. The concert will feature an assortment of old and new seasonal favorites plus the beloved audience sing-along. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 3-4TIX (4849).

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to perform together. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert, under the direction of Michelle Swanson, at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

OFFICE CHAIR MASSAGE OVER WINTER BREAK:

Licensed massage therapist, Katie Hover brings chair and relaxation music to your office space. Only need a small space to work. Client sits in chair, fully clothed, to have therapist work on neck, shoulders, arms and back. Can take six clients per hour at $60 total or $10 each. We request a minimum of five individuals. Therapist available during the winter break. Contact Deedra Dahlager, Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 3-7162 by Tues, Dec. 22 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

DECEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The December Words of Wellness (employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To join the mailing list or to receive a printed copy of each issue, contact Kathy Green at kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID number.

 
 
 

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