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Monday, Aug 27, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT COMPUTER CENTERS CHANGES FOR FALLNEW

The student computer centers (SCC) in the Library and Bartlett Hall have permanently closed. A new SCC in Panther Village has opened. Bridge Lounge SCC is no longer staffed. The Schindler SCC will be closed on Sundays. All SCCs have new Dell duplex printers (duplex is default). Computers in the SCCs are using SCEP (Microsoft’s System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection) antivirus software.

INFECTED COMPUTER TELEPHONE SCAMNEW

There are reports of a growing number of scams where an unknown person calls the victim on the phone and tells them that their computer is infected and must be repaired. The instructions given will be to connect to a website and download "the fix" or to set up your computer to allow the caller to connect remotely. Nothing of this nature is valid. Make note of the caller's phone number, name or company name and then end the call. Please forward any information you collect to security@uni.edu. If your computer does become infected, you will be contacted by ITS, your college/divisional tech support staff, or ResNet staff if the machine is a personal machine in campus housing.

REDEKER CENTER EXPANSION PROJECTNEW

The Redeker Center expansion project has begun and will continue through summer 2013. Construction fencing defines access to Redeker Center. The campus community and guests can access the north ground-level entrance. Noehren, Hagemann and Shull skywalk entrances will remain open throughout the project. Parking on the east side of Redeker Center will be displaced by the construction staging area. The project involves two-story additions on the west, north and east sides of the building to create more dining, lounge and study space for students plus expanded production and service areas in Fresh Beginnings and Biscotti's. Updates are available on the DOR website.

INTRODUCTORY COMMUNITY-BUILDING WORKSHOP NEW

Ever wonder why UNI is such a special place? Attend “Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us,” a three-hour interactive approach to learning about each other. Click here for times, dates and registration. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2519.

FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSESNEW

Fall semester fitness and leisure classes begin Monday, Aug. 27. Try one of the new classes like TRX or Line Dancing. Register in 101 WRC or online. Sign up soon, classes fill up fast.

STOP & SERVENEW

Everyone has five minutes to give. Stop & Serve, a new program sponsored by the Student Involvement Center, provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities for students. Stop by Maucker Union for however long you have to give. There is no time commitment required. All projects are easy and fun, so bring friends, enjoy free treats and do some good for the community. Click here for details.

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPSNEW

Free bike tune-ups will be provided by Bike Tech, from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, north of Maucker Union. Sponsored by Wellness & Recreation Services.

TRAINING FOR MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE NEW

A training session for mandatory reporters of child abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in 246 SEC. This training should be completed prior to the student teaching semester. Faculty who need this training are also welcome to attend. The session is free, open to anyone and preregistration isn't required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236.

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURSNEW

Click here for Maucker Union building hours for the fall semester and Labor Day weekend.

LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKENDNEW

Click here for Rod Library holiday hours. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Please note: Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

CHANGES TO MYUNIVERSE NEWS

UR will be unveiling a new multimedia communications website for students as early as spring 2013. This site will include internal announcements and news for students. Effective immediately, UR will no longer publish My UNIWeekend. Announcements in MyUNIverse News will be condensed considerably for greater readership, relevance and timeliness. For more information, please click here.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

DATES TO OBSERVENEW

Aug. 28 is the deadline to: add full-semester course without department head approval, add a first-half semester course for credit, drop first half-semester course without a "W," and change first half-semester course to or from audit. Aug. 31 is the last day to drop a full-semester course without a "W." Student fees for fall are based on class load as of 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31. Details are available on the registrar's website

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.

REGISTRAR

Academic information and deadlines.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT CENTER

Student Involvement Center - Information about student organizations, events and service opportunities.