Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Email notification of the annual compensatory time payout procedure has been delivered to all AFSCME, supervisory and confidential, and deans, directors and department head employees. For more information, read the compensatory time payout announcements online.
The online parking permit application is available for 2012-2013. Save time in August and order your permit now. You can order a regular vehicle permit in addition to a permit for a motorcycle, if needed. Permanent faculty and staff may also submit their names for the Gilchrist G and the MMTC G lottery via this form. For more information, call 273-2710.
The deadline to apply for one of the 24 G parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 13. Requests may be made using the online parking permit application via MyUNIverse or in written form to the Department of Public Safety. Written requests should include your name, campus address and area of interest (Gilchrist or Multimodal). The proposed price for the 2012-2013 G permit is $393. Permanent employees interested in choosing the 12-month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available July 23 through Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit. For more information, call 273-2710.
Nick Pace, educational leadership & post secondary education and Annette Lynch, applied human sciences, were quoted in a story on Radio Iowa.
The second candidate for the dean of library services will be on campus May 7 and 8. Christopher Cox is currently serving as dean of libraries at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. He will make his presentation to the campus community from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, May 7, in 109 CME. His vita is posted on the Executive Vice President home page. A candidate evaluation form is also posted.
The third candidate for the dean of library services will be on campus May 10 and 11. Rickey Best is currently serving as collection development librarian at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala. He will make his presentation to the campus community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in 109 CME. Best's vita is posted on the Executive Vice President home page. A candidate evaluation form is also posted.
The first candidate for the Dean of Library Sciences position will be on campus May 3 and 4. John Pollitz is currently serving as director of libraries at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He will make his presentation to the campus community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in 109 CME.
Beginning Monday, May 7, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 10. Supervisors of staff who do not have email access are asked to inform staff of summer hours.
The Student Disability Services April newsletter is published online.
Congratulations to the 2012 Veridian Community Engagement Award winners: Julia Bullard, Jim O'Loughlin and Joyce Chen, all from the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. These awards are given to honor UNI faculty members who have enriched the quality of life in the Cedar Valley by strengthening relationships and sharing knowledge with local organizations. All were honored at this year's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Awards Luncheon on April 13.
During the academic year, students must be enrolled in classes in order to make charges to their u-bill. Exceptions can be made during summer for those students who work on campus but are not enrolled. If you have student employees in this situation who would like to charge to their u-bill for purchases at Chats, Prexys, Rialto or laundry services in on-campus housing, send an email.
From May 7 to 25, the walking bridge south of CEEE will be closed for construction. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk next to Jennings Drive until construction is complete. For more information, call Dave Diercks at 273-2792 or Tony Hanson at 273-3126
In June, the Bartlett lot will be closed for construction, renovation and lay down for the Bartlett Hall project. The east row of parking will be reserved for handicap patrons. Permit A holders are encouraged to use the Multimodal Transit Center (MMTC) and the surface lot to the north. Service in the MMTC may be interrupted for deck cleaning and striping. This should take place prior to the Bartlett changes. For more information, call parking operations at 273-2710.
ITS, Rod Library and the Office of Assessment will team up this summer to offer several workshops for faculty on using technology for teaching, research and assessment. View the schedule and sign up online.
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Apply online by Aug. 1. For more information, visit the International Programs website.
Kayla Boyle, chemistry (B.S. '11), was named a 2012 recipient of the McElroy Fellowship. The fellowship carries a stipend of $10,000 per year for three years and will support Kayla's work toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University. Please join the Provost's Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring for a reception in Kayla's honor from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the Honors Cottage.
ITS-Educational Technology has scheduled three open work sessions for instructors who would like assistance auditing their UNI eLearning Grade Center before submitting final grades. Work session dates and times are 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, May 4; 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, May 7 and 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 8. All sessions will be held in 136 ITTC. Reservations are not required.
The Wellness and Recreation Services May e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to check out updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.
Want a fun, challenging and results-producing program for all fitness levels? Use your own body weight and gravity to develop strength, endurance, balance and core stability with workouts designed by UNI personal trainers. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. Sessions run May 14 through July 6, (first week, try a session for only $5) Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are a current client of a UNI trainer, you'll receive 20 percent off. To sign up or for more information on prices and the program, email Erin Nielsen.
Chats offers desserts, coffee, cappuccino, snacks, smoothies and Fro-Yo treats from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prexy's offers soup, salad, fruit, sandwiches and desserts from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hot lunch starts at 11 a.m. and menu items vary each day. Essentials offers gifts, supplies, UNI clothing, snacks and beverages from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will be in effect May, June and July.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.