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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
SAVE THE DATE -- CONVOCATION:
You are invited to join President Allen at the university convocation Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. More details will be available soon.
COE DEAN OFFICIALLY ASSUMES DUTIES:
Dwight C. Watson, UNI's dean of the College of Education, officially assumed his duties on July 1. University Relations had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his new appointment. For more information about Watson, visit www.uni.edu/coe/
RECHARGE CENTER POLICY:
A university policy covering the operation and rate setting for recharge centers has been established. Recharge centers are units established to provide goods and services to university users. They must be operated on a break-even basis. Billing rates are to be based on rate proposals prepared in accordance with the costing standards noted in OMB Circular A-21. Training dates for recharge center personnel will be announced in September. Links to policy 9.32, as well as required forms for recharge center rate proposals are at www.vpaf.uni.edu/fars/policies/recharge_ctr.shtml. Questions about this policy should be directed to Financial Accounting and Reporting Services.
NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD FEE:
As of July 1, UNI will expand the application of the 2.5 percent administrative overhead fee to include self-supported accounts in the "Other Funds Unrestricted" and "Auxiliary Enterprises" blocks of accounts. The administrative overhead fee will allow the university to recover part of the cost of providing institution-wide support services. A "Q & A on the New Administrative Overhead Fee" is at www.vpaf.uni.edu/fars/policies/admin_overhead_fee.shtml. Questions about this policy should be directed to Financial Accounting and Reporting Services.
CAMPUS STREET RECONSTRUCTION - NORTH OF UNIVERSITY AVENUE:
A portion of Campus Street north of University Avenue has closed for reconstruction. Access to Dakota Street from University Avenue will remain open. Use Ohio Street to access the GBPAC visitor and Gilchrist A parking lots. Weather permitting, the street will re-open to traffic by Friday, Aug. 13.
2010 IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER REQUEST:
Are you interested in representing UNI to potential students, alumni and other fair visitors at UNI's Iowa State Fair booth? If so, visit www.unialum.org/statefair and complete a submission form indicating the date/time you'd like to volunteer. All volunteers receive free admission to the fair, along with a UNI T-shirt. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Jess Nissen at 3-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The July 19 issue of Newsweek mentions research by Gary Gute, family studies, on the family's influence on creativity: www.newsweek.com/2010/07/10/the-creativity-crisis.html
Dan Perry, art, is quoted in a Des Moines Register story about the cauldron he helped create for the Special Olympics.
Mark Grey, anthropology, is quoted in a New York Post story about immigration.
IMSEP's real world externship program is featured in the LeMars Daily Sentinel.
FREE INK CARTRIDGES:
Extra ink cartridges are available for a university department: one PC-201 Brother, for a fax machine; two HP LaserJet CE505A, for a printer. If interested, call Lori Shannon at 3-2698. First-come, first-served.
MORE FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES:
HPELS is offering the following printer cartridges free to any university department: Apple M2045G/A for Laserwriter 300/320; HP 92295A for HP printers II, IID, III, IIID; HP 92274A for HP printers 4L, 4ML, 4LC, 4P, 4MP, 4PJ; C4096A for HP printers 2100, 2100M, 2100TN. OKI cartridges for C5500n/C5800Ldn printers: Yellow 43324401, Magenta 43324402, Cyan 43324403 and Black 43324404. If interested, call Karen Peterson at 3-2654.
LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION AND FALL SEMESTER:
Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to closing time. There will be no special vacation loans during the semester break. 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: IMPACT Summer Institute, July 18-30; and NCA Cheer Camp, July 24-27.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION TRAINING
On Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 12, there will be two training sessions on Search Engine Optimization. A day-long session on Aug. 11 will be for web staff and content editors maintaining web sites. On Aug. 12, a two-hour session will be held with an overview of SEO for management staff. Each session is free. For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/webtools/seo-training.
eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY
Starting Monday, Aug. 16, ITS-Educational Technology will offer four workshops that will show you how to build a course in eLearning. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of eLearning or for those who have never used eLearning before. UNI eLearning allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c-summer10.shtml. To register, visit
TIME TO APPLY FOR LIBRARY STUDY ROOMS:
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in Rod Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 23. Application forms are available online at www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
SPSS SHORT COURSE:
There will be a free hands-on short course on using SPSS from 10 to 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, in WRT 110. The class is suitable for beginners. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical
WORD WARS - TILES AND TRIBULATIONS ON THE SCRABBLE CIRCUIT:
"Word Wars" is an award-winning documentary that follows four players in the nine months leading up to the 2002 National Scrabble Championship held in San Diego, Calif. The documentary will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at the University Museum. Total run time is 80 minutes.
UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP:
Applications are ready for the Undoing Racism Workshop to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22 and 23, and from 8 to noon, Friday, Sept. 24. For applications and information on this Strategic Diversity Initiative, visit www.uni.edu/cme/events/fall2010/0910_undoingracism.htm. Make sure you can attend the entire time.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant athletic director for Facilities & Operations. To view the complete job descriptions, visit 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 www.uni.edu/resources/employment/
by University Relations