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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/

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

NEWS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN INVITES CAMPUS TO DIVERSITY TOWN HALL:

One of our institutional priorities is to value, promote and teach about diversity. An appreciation of diversity is an essential component of an excellent education. To further advance our efforts, I invite students, faculty and staff to the second-annual UNI town hall meeting on diversity from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.
To read President Allen's invitation in its entirety, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity/.

 
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER:

G and A permit parking is available for faculty and staff as well as pay-by-space timed parking for visitors, faculty, staff and students in the new MMTC. The green numbered signs identify pay stalls and the lines are painted yellow. You must pay for your time in these spaces at the multi-meter pay stations located at the east and west stair wells at street level. Instructions are printed on the front of the machines and each is equipped with a button for voice prompts to guide you through the process. The MMTC entrance is on the east end of the facility from Merner Street. The Campus Street or west end, is an exit only. Traveling against the traffic flow puts others at unnecessary risk and is a chargeable offense. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 3-5374.

 

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. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 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 jackie.burvee@uni.edu or by phone at 3-2212.

 

NEW OSP RESEARCHER PROFILES:

To highlight the exceptional research, scholarship and creative efforts of UNI faculty and staff, the Office of Sponsored Programs has added a new feature to its Web site: Researcher Profiles. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/researcher-profiles to read about the first profiled faculty member, Greg Stefanich, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING JAN. 19:

The Supervisory & Confidential Council meeting will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in GIL 025.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP TRUST:

Consider nominating an outstanding undergraduate student for the McElroy Fellowship. Students must have graduated in December 2009 or will graduate in May 2010 with a liberal arts degree. Students must intend to pursue a Ph.D. Students will be awarded $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above average-academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests as expressed by extra-curricular activities that give evidence of initiative, commitment and discipline. Application packets must include a one page letter from the student outlining their graduate school objectives, a copy of their transcript, a recent photograph and three letters of recommendation. Additional information is available at www.grad.uni.edu. For application materials contact Machelle Stickler at 3-2748 or machelle.stickler@uni.edu

 

DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:

The Diversity Matters Web site, hosted and maintained by the Office of Compliance and Equity Management, offers information about the university's diversity efforts and champions, the Diversity Matters logo, a diversity dictionary, and a compilation of statewide diversity resources. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Ames Tribune ran a guest opinion piece on IMSEP by Jeff Weld.

http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2010/01/10/ames_tribune/opinion/editorials/doc4b49466eb3228640099256.txt

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of earlier Up Close events, two days are planned. The 2009 events hosted approximately 811 students and their guests. Of those 811 students, 749 currently are enrolled freshmen. Mark your calendars for Fridays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, and start planning your involvement at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/

 

ORACLE RECEIVABLES IS LIVE:

Oracle Receivables has been moved to production and is available for non-student invoicing needs. This application should be used for billing all customers external to the university. For internal customers that pay with a journal entry, that process will not change. For additional details on this application, including log-in instructions and information on future training, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ar_info.shtml. Contact Brian Looby with questions at 3-3537.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ANNUAL DEPOSIT AND CASH HANDLING CERTIFICATION:

The Annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification training will be offered by Business Operations Jan. 25, 26, 29 and Feb. 1, 2 and 5. All sessions will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in GIL 009. All staff members who handle cash, prepare deposits or reconcile cash deposits should attend. To register contact Christina Geweke at 3-2628 or christina.geweke@uni.edu.

 

RESCHEDULED TRAINING- IDENTIFYING YOUR UNIFIED LEAVE SOURCE:

Due to the December snowstorm the training session covering workers compensation, FMLA and employee disability is rescheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Wed., Jan. 27, in GIL 007-009. This informational session will help supervisors gain a better understanding of the types of leave available to UNI employees and address their responsibility in the leave process. Re-registration is not required. A few seats are still available for those interested in signing up. To register e-mail HRS-Training@uni.edu and include your name and department. For more details see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/uni_leave_trn_flyer.pdf

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR UNI BROADCASTING SERVICES EMPLOYEES:

A retirement reception honoring Bob Dorr, Leonard Tomkins and Diane Thompson will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Voodoo Lounge, 314 Main St., Cedar Falls. All thee retired from UNI on Dec. 31.

 

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 2 to 4:30 p.m. (Shull) 3 to 6 p.m. (ROTH), Friday, Jan. 15. Additional information is available online at www.uni.edu/dor.

 

AUTHOR TO DISCUSS BOOK AND LECTURE:

Author Rufus Burrows Jr. will attend a book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, at the CME for his book, "Martin Luther King Jr., for Armchair Theologians." The author also will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m.that evening in Davis Hall.

 

WOMEN AT PLAY:

The sixth-annual Women at Play fundraiser will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at Joker's on Main Street in Cedar Falls. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social hour, silent auction and comedy show by Rex Havens. Tickets are $40 in advance, or $140 for a table of four. All proceeds go to the Women at Play endowment, which supports scholarships for UNI's female student-athletes. Call 3-2468 to reserve tickets.

 

PADDLING PANTHERS SWIM LESSONS:

Register for spring 2010 Paddling Panthers children swim lessons; spots are limited. Wellness and Recreation Services offers American Red Cross swim lessons for family members of students, faculty and staff or UNI alumni. Dates and times are available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/aquatics/paddling_panthers/index.html. E-mail swimlessons@uni.edu with questions or to register.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING CLASSES:

Register now for classes for K through second grade from 6:10-6:50 p.m. and third through fifth grades from 6:50-7:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 19 through April 13. Build musical skills through poetry, song, games, movement, 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:

BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Bradley at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Indiana State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16. Both games are in the McLeod Center.

 

SWIMMING:

Swimming hosts Nebraska-Omaha at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.

 

TRACK AND FIELD:

Track and Field hosts the Panther Open on Saturday, Jan. 16, in the UNI-Dome.

 

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.

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GEORGE WALKER SOCIETY OF MUSIC PRESENTATION:

The George Walker Society of Music will present "Celebration of America's Cultural Treasure" from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo (4th Street & Franklin). Come hear vocal works by Hall Johnson, Moses Hogan, R. Nathaniel Dett and others. Donations accepted at the door.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

FREE WEBINAR ON BOOTSTRAPPING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS:

Not all businesses are started with venture capital, an IPO or a huge loan from the bank. Learn how to apply bootstrapping techniques to a new or existing small business venture during a free webinar at www.myentre.net at noon, Thursday, Jan. 14. Many successful start-up firms are created from the ground up without a dollar of external funding.

 

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION WORKSHOP:

This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. Advanced registration is required. The course is offered twice: 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, and 3:30-4:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 21, both in BCS 128. To sign up, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WINTER WELLNESS MASSAGE SPECIAL:

Schedule a one-hour massage during the months of January or February and pay just $40 (regularly $45). First come, first serve, subject to schedule availability. Special does not include gift certificate sales. All other massage sessions are regularly priced. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Learn more about massage therapy at UNI at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html

 

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.

 

ASSISTANCE IN KICKING THE NICOTINE HABIT:

Extra assistance is available this month through Quitline Iowa and the UNI Employee Wellness Program. Quitline Iowa (1-800-784-8669) will provide four weeks (rather than its usual two) of nicotine replacement therapy and UNI will provide another two weeks for employees participating in its Tobacco Cessation Program. Contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Assistant Football Coach.
To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:

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 OVER MLK WEEKEND:

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

 

VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION BRANCH HOURS CHANGE:

As of Monday, Jan. 11, the hours of operation for the Maucker Union branch of the Veridian Credit Union are 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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