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Thursday, Mar 8, 2012

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NEWS

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK - APRIL 8-14NEW

Qualify your student employees for a special visit during Student Employment Week. Visits from the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid will be made to offices or departments which are included in the Student Employment listserv. Don't let your students miss out on gift certificates from local merchants. Send an email message to mailserv@uni.edu. Body of the message: SUB SESupervisor-l your email address (return) END. Example: SUB SESupervisor-l john.doe@uni.edu (return) END. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with more information on how to use the listserv.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT DEADLINENEW

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participants have until March 31 to submit claims to ASI Flex for eligible expenses incurred in calendar year 2011. If you have money remaining in your 2011 health care FSA account, you have until March 15 to incur expenses. To obtain a reimbursement request form, visit Human Resources.

SUSTAINABILITY AT UNI - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

Students, faculty, staff and community members donated approximately 11,000 pounds of gently used goods for local charities during the spring 2011 Panther Pick Up event.

GOVENOR'S TRAFFIC SAFETY INFORMATIONNEW

St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large number of drunk drivers, the night out has also become very dangerous. UNI Police and other agencies will participate in an effort, in conjunction with the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau, to provide safe roadways during this time. Please wear your seatbelt day and night; law enforcement will be checking from March 15 through March 18. For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety Police Division at 273-2712.

CLOSED FIRE DOORS ARE IMPORTANTNEW

Almost every door on campus that has a self-closing device is a fire door. These doors are an integral part of the engineered fire and life-safety features of the building. It's common to find these doors propped open for various reasons. These doors must remain closed, or a device should be added to them so they will close automatically upon a fire alarm. For more information, call 273-2004. Visit the Environmental Health & safety website under "Safety Tips - Fire Safety - Fire Doors" to learn about the importance of properly functioning fire doors. 

CSBS 'KUDOS' AVAILABLE ONLINENEW

The most recent edition of “CSBS Kudos” is available online. “Kudos,” published twice every semester, highlights the accomplishments in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

COPIER FOR SALE

Business and Community Services has a newer Canon 5180 color printer/scanner/fax/copier for sale. For more information, call 273-4322.

TIMECARDS - SPRING BREAK

Saturday, March 10 is the pay period cutoff for the March 30 monthly and March 21 biweekly paydays. To be included in these paychecks, timecards for the week ending March 10 must be approved by 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15, which is during spring break. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet the deadlines for these paydays. Any timecards submitted and approved after 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15 will be included in the April paydates.

PANOPTO LIVE CLASSROOM CAPTURE UPGRADE NOTICE

The Panopto Live Classroom Capture system, panopto.uni.edu, will be upgraded during spring break. The system will be offline, from 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 13 through 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. After this upgrade, all desktop recording software will have to be upgraded. The software will be available online once the upgrade is complete. For more information, call Rick Seeley at 273-7218. 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

SUMMER SCHOOL ON DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN VIENNA, AUSTRIANEW

Summer School on Doctoral Education will be held in Vienna, Austria, July 9 through 20. Its focus will be to explore the ways in which geopolitical formations and related funding and regulatory mechanisms have reshaped the meanings attached to doctoral education and to doctoral work in relation to larger regional and international processes. The aim is to bring together researchers and graduate students to explore selected aspects of doctoral education. Regrettably, no funding is available from the Office of International Programs to support attendance.

NSF TUES GRANT PROGRAM RESOURCES AND CHECKLISTNEW

OSP has posted a number of resources for faculty and staff interested in submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) grant program. The TUES deadline is May 28. Contact Hillery Oberle or Sarah Bridges if interested in this opportunity.

FOUNDATION FUNDING: 101NEW

Faculty and staff interested in pursuing funding through private foundations should plan to attend a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, April 13, in the CME. Learn about the types of private foundations and how to seek funding from these sources. The session will also include a panel of local charitable foundation representatives. This workshop is presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation. RSVPs are appreciated and should be directed to Alli Ingman.

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIESNEW

Curtiss Hanson, chemistry and biochemistry, will present "Mass Spectrometry: It's not just for m/e Anymore," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 21, in the Oak Room, MAU. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

FREE INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR STUTTERINGNEW

The Roy Eblen Speech & Hearing Clinic is offering free intensive treatment for stuttering. Individual appointments will start following spring break. Anyone interested should prepare to commit to treatment for one to two weeks. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email Dena Snowden or call  273-2542.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUB

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discovery Diversity Discuss book group will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Selerstad. An Afghan, who makes his living by selling illegally copied books, denies education to his own children. All are welcome having read the book or not.

MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS

Each semester, the Academic Learning Center and Athletics Advising send midterm progress reports for participants in these programs to faculty members. Participants then meet with an adviser to discuss progress in their classes. Although the deadline to return reports for this semester has passed, feedback is still being accepted to share with students. You can return the form through campus mail or by fax, or simply email the adviser named in the upper right hand corner of the report. Any information is greatly appreciated. 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

PERSONAL FITNESS NEWSLETTER NEW

Read the March/April newsletter for events happening in the personal fitness department and information on how to improve your fitness and health. For more information on any topic or event, email Erin Nielsen.

HALF-PRICE FITNESS CLASSES

Bored with your fitness routine? Beginning Wednesday, March 7 through the rest of the semester, sign up for any fitness class and pay half price. Register online or in 101 WRC. This offer excludes Zumba, Ballroom Dance and RAD.

HOURS

OPERATIONAL HOURS FOR MAUCKER UNION FOOD SERVICE MARCH 2012

During spring break, March 12 through 16, Prexy's will be the only food service open in the Maucker Union. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Limited breakfast pastries, muffins and coffee will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Assorted grab-and-go sandwiches, chicken Caesar salad, soup and salad bar will be available starting at 10:20 a.m. Regular hours of operation for all Maucker Union operations will resume Monday, March 19.

LIBRARY HOURS OVER SPRING BREAK

There is no extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Satruday, March 3, are due Monday, March 19. 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. View the library hours for spring break online.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.