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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
PADAVICH APPOINTED INTERIM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICER:
Ron Padavich has been appointed the interim intellectual property officer for UNI. When UNI employees create a new, novel product or process, they should contact the intellectual property officer to determine what type of intellectual property protection should be sought and to assist in the commercialization process. Padavich will continue his duties as director for Strategic Marketing Services (SMS) and the Executive Development Center, both programs of UNI Business and Community Services.
SAVE THE DATE:
Save the date for the second annual town hall meeting on diversity, scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. More details to come.
REMOTE ACCESS TO LIBRARY RESEARCH DATABASES:
After the fall semester, you will need to use your CatID to access library research databases like Academic Search Elite, JSTOR, and Panther Prowler from off campus.
DECEMBER RETIREES RETURN YOUR PARKING PERMITS NOW:
December retirees who have a parking permit should return it now to to get a refund. At that time you can apply for an emeritus permit.
DID YOU KNOW? GRAD COLLEGE: http://www.grad.uni.edu/
Universitas, (http://www.uni.edu/universitas/) the UNI Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, and The Graffito (http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm), the quarterly newsletter which highlights achievements of the graduate student community, were first published in 2005.
SURPLUS SALE OF FORD RANGER:
UNI Surplus will auction a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup on www.publicsurplus.com from now until 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4. The vehicle is parked near the large fuel tank near the Physical Plant building. Contact Dennis Nieman at 3-2869 or Vince Heuer at 3-3527 with questions about the vehicle.
ANNUAL DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUS REGULATIONS:
Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/2009_drug_alcohol_posting.pdf to view information provided to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations. To view the updated drugs and alcohol policy, visit http://www.uni.edu/policies/413. Contact Therese Callaghan, employee disability and leave coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6164 with questions.
CELL PHONE DRIVE:
The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization has partnered with Seeds of Hope to reprogram old cell phones to be used by victims of domestic violence to contact the police or the domestic violence hotline. Collect phones over break and bring them back to be donated. Drop boxes will be available in the residence halls and LAT 232. E-mail Danielle Engle at email@example.com with questions.
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY:
Winter weather is a peak time for work place injuries to occur across campus. To keep yourself safe this winter, review the safety tips to avoid slips, trips and falls at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp/documents/winter_safety.pdf. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp/index.shtml for information on where to seek treatment and how to file a worker's compensation claim if an injury were to occur while at work.
WRC WINTER BREAK HOURS:
PARKING DIVISION HOURS:
The Parking Division will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 3. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 24. If there is bad weather, these hours could be reduced. Questions can be directed to 3-2710.
UNITIX WINTER BREAK HOURS:
The GBPAC ticket office is closed through Sunday, Jan. 10. The McLeod Center ticket office will remain open for most of break, but will close at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 and will be closed Friday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Dec. 28. Regular hours at both locations will resume Monday, Jan. 11. Visit www.unitix.uni.edu or call 3-4849 for further ticket office information.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml
P&S vacancies include financial aid counselor. 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/
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION FOR CLASSES:
Optimize students' research experience: consider scheduling a library information session for the spring semester designed especially for your course or course assignment. Schedule a library session at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call 3-2839.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
The Academic Technology Coordinating Committee announces the availability of Adobe Connect licenses for faculty members interested in using this new technology in their teaching. In addition, faculty members are invited to submit an application to participate in a pilot program using lecture capture software. Announcements were sent to all faculty by e-mail attachment on Thursday, Dec. 10. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about Adobe Connect, or email@example.com with questions about the lecture-capture pilot program. If you have misplaced the e-mail announcements, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for another copy.
SPRING RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2010 spring session should submit their lists 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/.
UNI men's basketball hosts Wyoming at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the McLeod Center.
FREE DAYS IN THE WRC FOR FACULTY/STAFF:
UNI employees who have not paid the annual Wellness/Recreation Center user fee may enjoy the WRC recreational facilities free-of-charge Monday through Friday, Jan. 4-8. Present your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You also may bring your immediate (tax dependent) family members at no charge, and/or bring up to four guests at $5 each. Visit www.uni.edu\wellrec for facility hours.
LIVE HEALTHY IOWA:
Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) is a fun, team-based, 100-day wellness challenge that will jump start healthy habits to help Iowans (and UNIowans) feel better, look better and live longer, healthier lives. Consider joining/creating a team to participate in LHI. Hy-Vee, a key contributing partner, will provide coupons for $5 savings per team member on registration ($15 with the discount). Visit the LHI tab at www.uni.edu/wellrec for more details.
REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING FITNESS CLASSES:
Register now for spring 2010 fitness classes. Classes will begin Wednesday, Jan. 13. New classes offered this spring include Zumba, Yoga Fit, Women on Weights, and Fit X5. Register online at www.uni.edu/wellrec.
by University Marketing
& Public Relations