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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 8, 2010

NEWS:

END OF FISCAL YEAR REMINDER:

Monday, June 21, is the last day for approved Campus Supply requisitions. All Campus Supply Purchase Orders must be received in Oracle by Friday, June 25.

 

NEW INTERIM DIRECTOR OF MPLS NAMED:

Lyn Countryman has been named interim director of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School for the 2010-2011 academic year. Countryman will assume her duties on Aug. 1.

 

TEMPORARY LAYOFF/FURLOUGH AND MANDATORY UNPAID DAYS REMINDER:

Required unpaid leave must be taken by June 30 (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 available online at http://www.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/video.shtml.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Joyce Milambiling, English language and literature, testified as an expert witness as reported in the Sioux City Journal.

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/article_2d6b4554-6eb5-11df-818f-001cc4c002e0.html

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU SPEAKERS WANTED:

Are you a UNI faculty member willing to speak to the public about important issues? If so, consider becoming a speaker for UNI's Speakers Bureau program. The Speakers Bureau is a resource for community organizations, groups, businesses, schools and industries looking for speakers at meetings, events, conferences and more. The program offers speakers willing to discuss more than 200 topics. If interested in becoming a speaker, complete the application at http://www.uni.edu/speakers/speaker-submission-form.

 

LIBRARY EXHIBITORS NEEDED:

Rod Library invites university departments and organizations to submit proposals for monthly exhibits for July through August. The library makes three exhibit cases available to the campus community. If your department or organization is interested in mounting an exhibit, please complete the online Proposal Form at http://www.uni.edu/library/exhbproposal/. More information is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/public-relations/exhibits.

 

PUBLIC AUCTION:

UNI is offering three vehicles for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com): a 1998 International dump truck and two 1998 Dodge Dakota pickups. Also for sale are two Life Fitness treadmills, two elliptical trainers and 15 drafting tables. More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. The pickups are on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

 

A&F NEWS AND VIEWS:

A&F News and Views is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews_views0510.pdf. This newsletter has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Division of Administration and Financial Services.

 

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.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - DAKOTA STREET CLOSED:

Due to electrical utility construction, Dakota Street just east of McCollum Science Hall to the intersection with Missouri Street is closed until approximately June 14.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

NEW GRANT RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

UNI is a subscribing member of the Grants Resource Center (GRC), which offers timely informational services on sponsored funding for higher education from both private and public sources. The GRC's website and three newsletters -- GrantWeek, GRC Bulletin and Deadlines -- are now available through the Office of Sponsored Programs' website at http://www.uni.edu/osp/finding-funding. These publications are resources for tracking upcoming funding opportunities and also for keeping up-to-date on agencies, funding programs and federal regulations, as well as learning new strategies for grant competitiveness.

 

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA CREF representative will conduct one-on-one counseling sessions at UNI on June 16, 17, 28 and 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.

 

TICKET TO HOPE OFFERING FREE COUNSELING SERVICES:

Free confidential counseling services are available for Iowans impacted by the 2008 storms and the stress and sadness associated with natural disaster recovery. This program operates under the recovery efforts of Ticket to Hope, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Human Services. For more information contact 800-447-1985 or visit www.tickettohope.org.

 

HEALTH AND DENTAL OPEN ENROLLMENT:

Current faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and merit supervisory staff have until Monday, June 14, to make changes to their current health and/or dental insurance plans. For enrollment forms and more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/open_enrollment.shtml. All changes will be effective Sunday, Aug. 1. Submit completed enrollment forms to Human Resource Services, 0034.

 

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:

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.

 
UNI TO HOST GOOD MORNING CEDAR VALLEY:

UNI will host the Good Morning Cedar Valley breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Thursday, June 17. The event will feature speeches from UNI Provost Gloria Gibson and local business leaders. The event will also showcase various exhibits and give members of the community a view of UNI's campus.

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:

GRADUATE CREDIT MATH WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS:

The GBPAC will host a three-day workshop, Musically Moving Math, for pre-K through second-grade teachers Aug. 9 - 11. Instruction will focus on number concepts and ways for students to understand the relationships between counting, grouping, sequencing, repeating patterns and skip counting. Nationally renowned arts educator Marcia Daft will lead the workshop. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/summer10/210133g_moving_math.pdf.

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

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include project coordinator and project manager/Metal Casting Center. 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/.


WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SUMMER MASSAGE SPECIALS:

Schedule a massage appointment with therapist Julie Conley, anytime from now through July 30 and receive these discounts (first-come, first-served): 45-minute massage for $30 (regularly $35); 60-minute massage for $35 (regularly $45); 90-minute massage for $50 (regularly $65). Massage special doesn't apply to gift card purchase or redemption. Massages for 15 and 30 minutes are regularly priced. To schedule, call the Wellness Resource Lab, 3-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

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 and 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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