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Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010
DALAI LAMA EVENT TICKETS GO ON SALE JAN. 8
Tickets for May 18 events in McLeod Center with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will go on sale Friday, Jan. 8. Tickets cost $15 for the 9:30 a.m. panel discussion with the Dalai Lama, "Educating for a Non-violent World," and $50, $25 and $15 for the Dalai Lama's 2 p.m. keynote address, "The Power of Education." Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations, by phone at 3-4TIX (3-4849), or online at www.uni.edu/dalailama. A $2-per-ticket handling charge applies. All seating is reserved.
SAVE THE DATE:
Save the date for the second-annual town hall meeting on diversity, from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. More details to come.
UPDATE TO MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES, EFFECTIVE JAN. 1:
The university mileage reimbursement rate follows the U.S. General Services Administration and has recently decreased from 55 cents to 50 cents for travel occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2010. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at $.285 cents per mile. Refer to the Travel Guidelines http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml for complete details of all travel reimbursement procedures. Questions on these changes should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at ext. 3-2212.
DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:
The Center for Multicultural Education was established at UNI in 1971, following a sit-in by students at the President's House. Although media accounts claimed students were rowdy and uncontrolled, the protest was actually peaceful, and the students played games with the president. Still, seven students were suspended for their role in leading the demonstration. They became known as the UNI-7.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Des Moines Register ran a story about the Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to UNI. Visit http://tinyurl.com/yk2gyku
The Des Moines Register ran a story on Tim Gilson's research on school mergers. Visit http://tinyurl.com/y9gxxa6
NEW IRS APPROVED W-2 ELECTRONIC DELIVERY:
The IRS now allows the option of electronic delivery of W-2s. The electronic W-2 is the same document as the paper copy mailed to your home. The benefits of electronic delivery are that the online W-2 is available a week earlier and there is a cost savings to the university. To choose electronic delivery in lieu of a mailed copy, you must give permission electronically by Jan. 8. Should you choose this option, your W-2 form will be available through UNI Employee Self Service in mid January. A notification of its availability will be sent to you. 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 email@example.com or call 3-6425 or 3-2656.
MEMFIS PLANNED OUTAGE:
MEMFIS will not be available between 3 and 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6. ITS will apply the year-end payroll patches. This outage includes employee self service and time cards.
MEMFIS USER GROUP MEETING MINUTES:
Minutes from the Dec. 17 MUG meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.shtml. Minutes include information about electing electronic delivery of your W-2, the temporary layoff/furlough program, entering your emergency contact information, new forms in Purchasing and Payables, and the implementation of Oracle Accounts Receivable.
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, log-in 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.
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.
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.
FREE TYPEWRITER RIBBONS/TONER CARTRIDGES:
The following typewriter ribbons and toner cartridges are available for free to university departments: Brother PC-202RF refill ribbon for a fax, Sharp Copier SF-222NT1 Black Toner Cartridge and two Quill brand Premium Ink Jet Cartridges 7-11784 (black). Free typewriter supplies: two IBM Easystrike Lift-off Tape Cassette's (1337765) and two Easystrike Superior Write Correctable Ribbon Cassette's (1380999). Please contact Beccy at 236-8123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY MEMBERS INTERESTED IN CONVERTING COURSES TO ONLINE:
During spring semester a compensated development opportunity will be available that will provide support and guidance in converting courses to an online format. Attendance at the Faculty Focus sessions held during the week of Jan. 4 will help prepare you for this opportunity. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/focus/ for information on the sessions and to register. Seating is limited. Faculty will be compensated $50 per session this week up to a maximum of $450. Additional information about the spring sessions will be available by Jan. 20 via UNI Online. Summer development workshops also are being planned.
SPRING STAFF TRAINING GRANT AVAILABLE:
Staff Training Grant applications are being accepted for 2010 spring classes. This program is available to Merit and Professional & Scientific staff holding a non-temporary appointment of at least 50-percent time and have at least one year of active university service. For the full policy, visit http://www.uni.edu/policies/475. Applications are available via the forms repository at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/training_st_grant.pdf
Completed forms must be submitted prior to the course(s) beginning and can be mailed to Human Resource Services, mail code 0034 or brought to 027 GIL. For questions regarding the program contact Lori Hoffmann, at 3-3536.
The Department of Residence and campus community will be thanking Elisabeth Hageman (24 years of service) and Erv Corcoran (15 years of service) at a reception from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Georgian Lounge and Porch in Commons.
UNI MUSEUMS 'OUR WORLD IN FOCUS' PHOTO CONTEST:
Photography contest prizes will be awarded at the exhibit opening reception at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at the University Museum. Photo submissions focused on the flora and fauna of Iowa, the United States and the world. All entries will be exhibited through Jan. 30. www.uni.edu/museum
UNI wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10, in the UNI-Dome. Matches start at 9 a.m. both days.
Women's basketball hosts Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, and Evansville at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. Both games are 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 now through Friday, Jan. 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.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml
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/
WRC SPRING HOURS:
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK:
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. Regular hours at both locations will resume Monday, Jan. 11. Visit www.unitix.uni.edu or call 3-4849 for further ticket office information.
by University Marketing
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