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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

NEWS:

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.

 

DATA CLEANSING TAGS:

Computers tagged with the yellow sticker for resale at the Campus Store will not be accepted for pick up after Jan. 25. A new color scheme will be used after that date to identify resalable units. Contact your department's tech person for the new stickers. If you have questions, call 3-7653.

 

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLE:

UNI is offering a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport (74,887 miles) at public auction on Public Surplus. This online auction will end at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. Visit www.publicsurplus.com for more information or contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu with any questions.

 

DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:

The Northern Iowa Student Government strives to represent and involve students from all backgrounds and experiences. It recently established a new position on its executive board: director of diversity and student life.

 

NEW IRS-APPROVED W-2 ELECTRONIC DELIVERY:

The IRS now allows 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, contact Payroll at payroll@uni.edu or call 3-6425 or 3-2656.

 

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.

 

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 beccy.johnson@uni.edu.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

UNI’s Executive Development Center's Leadership Development Certificate Program is designed to transform good managers into great leaders. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions held between Jan. 27 and May 26. Participants are challenged to change from thinking like a manager to thinking like a strategic leader. Session topics include visioning and influencing, leading with values, big-picture decision making, finance for leaders and leading through changing times. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available. Tuition is $3,250, and includes all materials, meals and parking. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount. For more information, visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 15. Contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

 

FACULTY MEMBERS INTERESTED IN CONVERTING COURSES TO ONLINE:

This semester a compensated development opportunity will be available to provide support and guidance in converting courses to an online format. Attendance at the Faculty Focus sessions held 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

The Department of Residence and campus community will thank 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.

 

RETIREMENT CARD RECEPTION - JIM BODENSTEINER:

The Office of Continuing Education and Special Programs is announcing the retirement of Dean Jim Bodensteiner. In lieu of a reception gathering, the office is coordinating a card reception to honor his 26 years of service to UNI. Please send cards or letters to Jenni Colsch, mail code 0223 by Jan. 29. Cards will be forwarded to Bodensteiner after that date. If you have questions call Colsch at 3-7865.

 

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. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

 

ROTH/SHULL OPEN HOUSES:

When was the last time you were in a UNI residence hall? Check out the living spaces for sophomores, juniors and seniors at ROTH and Shull Halls during the open house events Friday, Jan. 15. The Shull open house is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and the ROTH event is from 3 to 6 p.m. Additional information is available online at www.uni.edu/dor.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING CLASSES:

Register now for classes for K-second grade at 6:10-6:50 p.m. and third-fifth grades at 6:50-7:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 19 through April 13. Build musical skills through poetry, song, games, movement, and Orff percussion instruments, recorders and more, instructed by Aaron Hansen. UNI CMS also offers private lessons for woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano, as well as Kindermusik, UNI Children's Choir and UNI New Horizons Band. For more information or registration contact Cindi Mason at 3-2142 or cynthia.mason@uni.edu

ATHLETICS:

WRESTLING:

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:

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.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

YEE-HAW ART EXHIBIT:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present a print exhibition "Yee-Haw Industries, WALL to WALL: 12 Years of Art for the People," Jan. 11 through Feb. 1. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation. Artists Adam Ewing and UNI alumnus BJ Alumbaugh will give lectures at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 1, in KAB 111. A reception will follow. These events are free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

Hunter Capoccioni, adjunct professor of double bass, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Michelle Swanson, School of Music instructor of music education, will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

For students, faculty and staff; men's and women's divisions. The tournament has a $20 entry fee with a two-game guarantee. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in SEC 247. Make-up managers' meetings will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 161. Play will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the WRC south courts. Call 3-7262 with questions.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing 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/

HOURS:

WRC SPRING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK:

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

 

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.

 

VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION BRANCH HOURS CHANGE:

Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, the hours of operation for the Maucker Union branch of the Veridian Credit Union will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK WEEKEND:

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

There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your last name and UNI ID number.

 
 
 

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