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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010
UNIVERSITY-WIDE CABLE TV PROGRAMMING CHANGE:
Due to a new contract, the University Residence Halls and Academic Cable systems have changed from television programming provided by Cedar Falls Utilities to programming provided by Mediacom. This change occurred Friday, July 30. You need to rescan for the new programming on your television. Questions related to this change can be directed to Dennis Reimer at 3-6285.
CALL FOR FACULTY MENTORS:
As part of orientation of new faculty both to UNI and to the profession, the associate provost for faculty affairs invites faculty members to volunteer to be a cross-campus mentor. While many departments already assign mentors, cross-campus mentorships provide additional benefits to new faculty. These mentorships allow faculty to network more broadly, get help understanding the campus culture, policies and procedures and with whom they can discuss issues which they may feel uncomfortable bringing up with departmental faculty. Time commitment involves an orientation meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18 and at least two informal meetings per semester. Mentors will also be invited to attend monthly meetings covering a variety of teaching, scholarship and service issues, part of the year-long orientation program for new faculty. If interested in serving as a mentor, complete the brief form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/faculty_mentor.
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, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FALL RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2010 fall session beginning Monday, Aug. 23 should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, Aug. 9. Any requests received after this date can't be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Submit reserve lists online at: www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
UPDATING THE UNI ONLINE DIRECTORY:
The UNI Online Directory (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> Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.
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 email@example.com.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Des Moines Register ran an opinion piece by Daryl Smith, Tallgrass Prairie Center director.
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.
UNI HOSTING 22ND NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIE CONFERENCE:
UNI'S Tallgrass Prairie Center is hosting the 22nd North American Prairie Conference Aug. 1-5 with prairie-related poster presentations, oral presentations, field trips, vendors, exhibitors and keynote speeches. More than 500 participants from 23 different states and two other countries will be in attendance. For more information, visit the conference website www.napc2010.org.
FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of regular business hours.
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
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