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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 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, June 1, 2010

NEWS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN APPOINTED TO NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

President Allen will serve on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Congressman Bruce Braley recommended Allen to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who made the appointment. The Committee advises Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on matters of accreditation as well as the eligibility and certification process for colleges and universities. The NACIQI consists of 18 members who meet twice a year in Washington D.C.

 

TEMPORARY LAYOFF/FURLOUGH AND MANDATORY UNPAID DAYS REMINDER:

Required unpaid leave must be taken by June 30, 2010 (June 12 for Merit Supervisory & Confidential staff). If you have not taken or scheduled your required amount of unpaid leave, please contact your supervisor to schedule it. Unpaid leave related to these programs may not be taken after June 30. If you are unsure if you have remaining unpaid leave to take, please contact your supervisor. Information and FAQ's regarding the unpaid leave programs is available in the "Latest News" section of the HRS website at www.uni.edu/hrs.

 

2010 SUSTAINABILITY FORUM AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Videos and PowerPoint presentations from UNI's 2010 Sustainability Forum are now available online at http://www.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/video.shtml.

 

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 changes to 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 and is updated within five working days.

 

DO YOUR CUSTOMERS/CLIENTS OWE FOR GOODS OR SERVICES?:

If yes, then these receivables should be entered into the centralized accounts receivable system. Contact Brian Looby at 3-3537 before Friday, June 11 so these can be entered and included in the fiscal year-end financial reports. Information about the centralized accounts receivable system is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accts_receivable/index.shtml.

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH:

Help celebrate National Safety Month by visiting http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx. This site has information to help keep you and your family safe. Topics include safe bicycling, dangers of cell phone use while driving, using fireworks safely and more.

 

FISCAL YEAR END CLEAN UP:

Purchasing/Accounts Payable reminds account managers to review the Fiscal Year 2010 Closing Schedule at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/close_sch.pdf. Check Statements of Account for purchase order encumbrances that need attention and contact LuAnn Andreessen at 3-3116 for those that should be closed. Requisition preparers (including students) should check for rejected, returned, in-process and pre-approved requisitions that should be canceled or deleted. In a timely manner, remember to submit all procurement cards, RFPs and travel reimbursements for the current fiscal year.

 

IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION TO REPLAY DALAI LAMA TALK:

IPTV will replay the Dalai Lama's talks at UNI on the following schedule: at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 6; at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 13; and at 9 p.m., Sunday, June 20.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING SUMMER ORIENTATION:

UNI will host a Parent Hospitality Tent during the summer orientation student involvement fair. Faculty and staff assistance is needed to help staff the booth in Maucker Union. Volunteers will visit with parents from 5 to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, in June and July. If you'd like to volunteer and share your enthusiasm for UNI with the parents of our newest students, e-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND INFO NEEDED:

Family Weekend 2010 is Oct. 1 through 3. A brochure detailing all of the weekend events will be mailed to all UNI families. To ensure that your event is included, submit details by Thursday, July 1 to liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

Families are needed to host a Turkish student the weekend of July 24 and 25. Turkish teenage students will visit UNI for a three-week summer program beginning July 7. If interested, contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program, at 3-2182.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: psychology students, June 2-30; UNI Men's Basketball Camps, June 4-6; Alliance Summer Program 2010, June 5-July 30; Mid-America Institute of Professional Photographers, June 6-10.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA CREF representative will conduct one-on-one counseling sessions at UNI on June 16, 17, 28, 29 and July 21, 22 and 27. The TIAA CREF representative can help answer questions such as Is my investment mix appropriate?, Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, call (toll free) 866-842-2977.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR FALL FACULTY WORKSHOP:

A Fall Faculty Workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 19 focusing on revitalizing the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). Activities will include a plenary session, breakout presentations and an LAC Town Hall. A complete schedule with speaker and session details will be sent to all faculty members in late July.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 GAMES:

A new exhibit on games will be on display June 1 through Aug. 21 at the University Museum. From mancala to Monopoly, Scrabble to senet, explore board games from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. Discover the history of board games, learn basic rules, fun facts and take turns with hands-on game displays.

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT:

In conjunction with the exhibit "Around the World in 80 Games," the University Museums will host a family game night from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 4. Try out board games in the exhibit or play yard games on the prairie.You are welcome to pack a picnic. The event is free but space is limited. Call 3-2188 to register by Wednesday, June 2.

 

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER:

The film "Searching for Bobby Fischer," directed by Steve Zaillian, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Schindler's List," will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at the University Museum. "Searching for Bobby Fischer" is based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin. Total run time is 110 minutes.

PERFORMING ARTS:

THEATRE UNI TO PRESENT 'THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE':

"The Mistakes Madeline Made," by Elizabeth Meriwether, is a twisted and hilarious coming-of-age story about a girl who develops ablutophobia, the fear of bathing. This unlikely story of love and dirty people will be performed at 7:30 p.m., June 10-12, in the Strayer Wood Theatre. For tickets, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS:

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and inquiry-based professional development program that aligns with the Iowa Core. The program IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) will begin with a workshop July 18 through 30. Faculty are asked to share this opportunity with teachers. Visit the website at http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

INQUIRY-BASED PD OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS:

Applications are being taken for the Experiences in Inquiry - an IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Sponsored by ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, this professional development program aligns with the Iowa Core. The two-day workshop will be held June 15-16 at the MFLMarMac High School. Faculty are asked to share this opportunity with high school teachers. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS WORKSHOP:

The management workshop "Show Me the Money! How to Conduct a Cost/Benefit Analysis" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 10, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 3. This workshop will outline how to estimate expenses and predict financial benefits to support decision making. The cost is $247.50 for UNI employees. UNI departments also have the option to purchase a consortium membership which entitles the department 10 seats to any of the 2010 management training workshops for $1,999. After the 10 seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per person. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

 

EMPLOYMENT:

ASSOCIATE PROVOST AND DEAN-INTERNAL SEARCH:

UNI Office of the Provost is currently accepting internal applications for a five-year renewable term, full-time position of associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the graduate college. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/ap-aa.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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


WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SUMMER FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Several summer fitness classes have openings. Early morning classes include Step-Kick-Spin, Fitx5 and Indoor Cycling. There are afternoon/evening classes such as Total Body Conditioning, Kickboxing, Absolutely Abs, Women on Weights and Ballroom Dance. Pilates, Yoga, or Water Aerobics are offered during the noon hour. To see prices and register, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or call 3-6275.

 
 

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