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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
LOBBYING ACTIVITY REPORTS DUE:
Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2010 must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/ by Thursday, July 1. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09 (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann, in the Office of the President, at 3-6144, with questions.
DIVERSITY FELLOWS NAMED:
The two inaugural Diversity Fellows for Academic Affairs are Victoria DeFrancisco, Communication Studies, and Laura Kaplan, Social Work. The Diversity Fellows will head the campus leadership team for the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression. For more information on NCBI visit www.NCBI.org.
REORGANIZATION UPDATE -- OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT:
Effective July 1, the UNI Advancement Division will cease to exist. Bill Calhoun will continue to report to President Allen and will remain president of the UNI Foundation. University Development and Alumni Relations will continue to report to Calhoun. His new title will be special assistant to the president for development and alumni relations, and president of the UNI Foundation. University Marketing & Public Relations, led by James O'Connor, will now report to Allen. The name of the office will change to Office of University Relations. O'Connor's title will be executive director, University Relations.
University Marketing and Public Relations is seeking information on research being done on campus this summer. Please send a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ONLINE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION IS LIVE:
The new online admissions application went live June 28, and provides a single online process for all undergraduate, graduate and international students planning to attend UNI in the fall of 2011 or after. The application is available on the admissions website at www.uni.edu/admissions/apply. For more information on the admissions application and SIS project, visit http://www.uni.edu/sis.
ONLINE SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION:
Beginning this summer, all new freshman and transfer students are required to complete the online program "Student Success: Unless There's Consent -- Sexual Assault Prevention." As part of a multi-faceted prevention initiative that educates new students about gender-based violence, this online program teaches students about issues related to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and dating violence. Faculty and staff interested in this initiative can request a demonstration version of this program. For more information, contact Mark Rowe at email@example.com, or call 3-3423.
MESSAGE FROM UNI POLICE:
Independence Day (July 4) is a popular day to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large number of drunk drivers, it's also very dangerous. The UNI Police, and local law-enforcement agencies remind motorists to wear seat belts and celebrate safely. Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
"EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION 2010" E-MAGAZINE:
The College of Education has released the 2010 issue of UNI's College of Education "Excellence in Education" e-magazine. The magazine provides news about COE initiatives, programs and projects to current and prospective students and alumni. Visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/COEMagazineSUM2010.pdf.
UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:
Due to the July 4 holiday, the deadline to submit an item for the July 6 UNI Online is noon, Friday, July 2.
PURCHASING TONERS AND INK CARTRIDGES:
Starting July 1, Office Max has the state contract for all toners and ink cartridges for the university. No other vendors for these products should be used. Contact Campus Supply with any questions at 3-2451.
MAUCKER UNION SUMMER BUILDING HOURS:
LIBRARY HOURS FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAY:
Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans during the holiday. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Quarterback Camp V, June 28-29 and Quarterback Camp VI, July 1-2.
EPA FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
A web conference on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding opportunities will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, in 213 East Bartlett (OSP). The Community Action for a Renewed Environment program and other EPA funding opportunities will be discussed, as well as strategies for forming community environmental partnerships and the EPA proposal review process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/epa-care or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FIPSE GRANT OPPORTUNITY:
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the latest round for the Fund to Improve Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant competition. The application deadline is Thursday, July 29. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/fipse.
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.
FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER:
The schedule of free summer computer workshops from ITS-Educational Technology is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/. Faculty, please share with your students.
Learn about and play the most award-winning game of the 21st century: Blokus. Join Adrienne Stanley, UNI mathematics, for a hands-on program the whole family can enjoy at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 8, at the University Museum. Blokus is recommended for adults and children of all ages. The program is free but space is limited. Call 3-2188 to register by Friday, July 2.
MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT:
An evening of hilarious who-done-its will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, at the UNI Museums. Play the game Clue while watching the 1985 film of the same name. Come dressed as your favorite character from the game or movie. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the dining room with a candlestick? Who knows? The evening is free, but space is limited. Call 3-2188 to register by Friday, July 16.
IDENTITY THEFT WEBINAR:
A free, interactive webinar on identity theft will be offered at noon, Thursday, July 1, at MyEntre.net. Nathan Tobey of Veridian Credit Union will offer advice, tips and tools for how to avoid identity theft problems.
UNI School of Music is currently accepting internal applications for two temporary, part-time positions: artistic advisor of the UNI Suzuki School and director of the UNI Suzuki School. A complete description of the positions with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/music.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at
Vacancies at the P&S level include assessment and projects specialist, director of development/CBA, director of athletic compliance, administrative dietician/purchasing manager and academic advisor/Transfer Relations. 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/.
by University Marketing
& Public Relations