Tuesday, May 4, 2010
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR DALAI LAMA KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
A limited number of tickets for the afternoon keynote address by His Holiness the14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on May 18 will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at all UNItix locations, by phone at 3-4TIX (4849), or online at www.unitix.uni.edu. Tickets for the morning panel discussion, "A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: Educating for a Non-violent World," are still available. Visit www.uni.edu/dalailama and click on "Main Events" for more information.
The course 200:030 "Dynamics of Human Development" has been moved to category 5C of the LAC. In the fall 2010 schedule this course was initially listed as part of 5B. Please make students aware of this change and that they will need to take a 5B course if they have not already completed that part of the LAC. For a summary of all changes to the LAC visit http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator Siobahn Morgan at email@example.com.
UNI-CUE TUTORING PROGRAM:
Faculty can encourage students interested in tutoring young people (grades three through 12) to enroll in course 200:180(g): Community Service-Academic Skills Achievement Center to earn 2 credit hours per semester for tutoring at the UNI-CUE. The course may be repeated twice for credit. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins-Rose at 433-1271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMP TIME PAYOUT:
E-mail notification of the annual compensatory-time payout procedure has been delivered to all AFSCME, Supervisory and Confidential and deans, directors and department head employees. For more information, read the Compensatory Time Payout announcements at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.
PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS:
The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, English language and literature, at email@example.com for more information.
LAST CHANCE TO TAKE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SURVEY:
This is the last chance to take the Rod Library survey on government documents. Library staff are evaluating the government documents collection, its use and how the collection might evolve in the future. Please participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey at http://www.library.uni.edu/government-documents-survey. The survey is available through Friday, May 7.
12-MONTH PAY OPTION:
Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 30 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 17. Contact Carol Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7049 for more information.
YEARLY COMPUTER BID GOES TO DELL AND HP:
Dell was awarded the yearly computer bid for all but the tablet PC, which went to Hewlett-Packard. For more information, visit
UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY:
The UNI Online Directory (http://www.uni.edu/directory) 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.
G LOTTERY FOR 2010-2011:
Requests for G permits can be submitted in writing to the Department of Public Safety. There are 24 G parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center. Request deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 16. Requests should include name, campus address and lot request (Gilchrist or MMTC). The G lottery is open to permanent faculty and staff only. The proposed price for the G permit for 2010-2011 is $375. Faculty and staff interested in choosing the 12 month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available sometime from July 26 to Aug. 13 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit if eligible. Call 3-2710 if you have questions.
NOTICE FOR SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYEES:
Enrolled students and current faculty and staff have the ability to charge purchases at various locations on campus (i.e. Chats and Prexys). Students who work in the summer but aren't enrolled will not be able to charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail email@example.com to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR TURKISH STUDENTS:
Teenage students from Turkey will visit UNI for a three-week summer program beginning July 7. If interested in hosting a Turkish student the weekend of July 24 and 25, please contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program, at 3-2182.
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TRAINING FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FORMS:
Training for using Accounts Payable forms including the Procard, Travel Reimbursement, Supplier Information and more is being offered May 11 and 13. Register through My UNIverse by clicking the "Register for Training" link in the MEMFIS Channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should bring account numbers for their departments.
APPLY FOR AN NSF GRANT:
UNI faculty and staff who apply for funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are eligible for co-funding from a special program called Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR). Now is the time to submit an NSF proposal (or re-submit). Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.uni.edu/osp/epscor for further information.
Join the Provost's Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring for a reception in honor of Josh Mahoney, recipient of the 2010 NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. See details at http://www.uni.edu/honors/josh.shtml.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR UPHAM:
The Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations will hold an open house to honor Leonard Upham, who is retiring after 21 years at UNI. The open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, at My Verona, 419 Main St. in Cedar Falls. Please RSVP by Friday, April 30, to email@example.com.
MILITARY COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:
The Department of Military Science will host its spring commissioning ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 8, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. A reception will follow.
VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:
Three visitors from the University of Arkansas and the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery of Minneapolis will construct a sand mandala in the GBPAC lobby from May 9 through 16. The Yamantaka Mandala is in conjunction with the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and will be a more elaborate design than last year's. For viewing times and information on the opening and closing ceremonies, visit http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/sand-mandala.
WELCOME RECEPTION FOR DALAI LAMA:
The university is hosting a welcome reception for visitors to the community for the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, May 17, at the GBPAC. Guests will learn more about the sand mandala, which will be complete at that time, as well as other cultural, political and philosophical traditions of the Dalai Lama. The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee will speak at 7 p.m., light refreshments will be available as well as visitor information about the Cedar Valley community.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY SUMMER 2010:
From Battleship to Yahtzee, learn about the history of card games, out-door games and board games; play fun games from other lands; and create card decks at the University Museum, June 15-17. Call 3-2188 to register by Friday, June 4. The fee for friend's members is $10 per child per day. For nonmembers, the fee is $12 per child per day.
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
UNI Community Music School will offer a variety of summer programs, including Kindermusik, private lessons for woodwinds, brass and percussion and New Horizons Band for ages 50 and older. Special activities include two summer music camps: Camp Musicmania for K through fifth grade and West African Drumming Expedition for sixth through ninth grade. Both camps will be held June 14-18 in the UNI School of Music facilities. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at 3-2142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer camp information/registration fliers may be downloaded at www.uni.edu/camps/music.html.
UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT:
The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 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. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT:
UNI Children's Choir will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:
The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
TIBETAN EXHIBIT AT UBS:
A Tibetan exhibit is on display at University Book and Supply through May 22 during normal business hours. The display is in conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The exhibit originated at the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala, India, one of the exile communities for the Tibetan people and the current home of the Dalai Lama. It features a series of panels depicting a journey, based on the Tibetan perspective.
PEACE FLAG FAMILY WORKSHOP:
A Peace Flag Family Workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. The event is sponsored by the UNI Art Education Department and the James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts. Using different forms of stenciling and printmaking, attendees will create flags with symbols of peace and harmony as seen through the eyes of a child. Each child is invited to create two flags; one to take home and the other to be included in a display at the McLeod Center at UNI to greet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet when he speaks. Tuition cost is $12 for one child and one adult and $5 for each additional person. For more information, or to register for the workshop, call the Hearst Center for the Arts at 273-8641, or visit online at www.hearstartscenter.com and click on the Leisure Link.
Victoria Robinson, educational leadership, presented "Building Strong & Effective Teams," as part of UNI's PantherSpeakers program. Her presentation is archived at www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers/archive.
PANTHERSPEAKERS-THE DALAI LAMA: A SACRED TRADITION:
UNI PantherSpeakers, a new program offering free webinars to UNI alumni and friends is offering a one-hour webinar at noon, Wednesday, May 5. "The Dalai Lama: A Sacred Tradition," taught by the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, an ordained Buddhist monk and instructor at the University of Arkansas; Sidney Burris, professor of English and director of the Fulbright College Honors Program and the Religious Studies Program at the University of Arkansas; and Jeannie Steele, UNI curriculum and instruction, will address the cultural, political and philosophical traditions of the Dalai Lama. To register and learn more about this webinar, visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers.
WEBINAR ON BLOGGING BOOTCAMP:
Join the MyEntre.Net community at noon, Thursday, May 6, for a free, interactive webinar. Perhaps you've read about the need to blog, but haven't started yet. Or maybe you do a little blogging, but are pretty sure you may be the only one reading it. Josh Fleming will present his Boot Camp on the importance of social media, why to blog, how to blog and why he is such a fan of "Top Gun." Josh will share tactics on how to grow your readership to ensure it isn't just you and your parents reading what you have to say.
Softball hosts Missouri State in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, May 8. The Panthers and Bears also meet at noon, Sunday, May 9. All games are held at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS SEARCH:
UNI Office of the Provost is currently accepting internal applications for a five-year renewable term, full-time position of associate provost for international programs. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/vpaa.
INTERNAL SEARCH, INTERIM DIRECTOR, PRICE LAB SCHOOL:
UNI is currently accepting internal applications for a one-year, full-time position of interim director of Malcolm Price Laboratory School. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/vpaa. All applications received by Wednesday, May 12 will receive full consideration.
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of planned giving, associate head track & field coach, and psychiatric nurse practitioner. 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/.
SUMMER WELLNESS AND RECREATION CENTER ACCESS:
The summer user fee for the WRC is $44, good from May 1 through Aug. 23. Faculty and staff may register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/fees.html or in the WRS office, WRC 101, with payroll deduction, check or cash.
FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:
Treat yourself to a massage during finals week. Massages are provided in the WRC 104 by a licensed massage therapist. For information on UNI massage therapy, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. Call 3-6119 to schedule.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK AND WEEKEND:
http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#springfinals. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.
Beginning Monday, May 10, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 13. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, are asked to inform them of summer hours.
SUMMER DINING HOURS:
In Maucker Union, Chats coffee bar will be open weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Prexy's will offer soup, salad bar, fruits, sandwiches and more, weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Essentials convenience store will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended hours to 7 p.m. on days when Maucker Union is hosting summer orientation participants. The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center will be open through May 7; service will return in August. www.uni.edu/dor.