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Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNI ALERT TEXT-MESSAGE SOFTWARE UPDATENEW

UNI Alert text messages will now come to your cell phone from one of two phone numbers: 23177 or 63079. Please take a moment now to add "UNI Alert" as a contact with those phone numbers in your cell phone address book.

PROCUREMENT CARDS ISSUED PRIOR TO AUG. 1, WILL BE OBSOLETE AFTER OCT. 25NEW

This is a final reminder to procurement cardholders and their supervisors that cards issued before Aug. 1, 2012 will no longer be active after Oct. 25. Cardholders who haven't completed the online training course through UNI eLearning or picked up a new card, must do so by Oct. 25, or risk not being able to make procurement card purchases. The business operations website has further details. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/procard_enhancements.shtml Contact Molly Rickert molly.rickert@uni.edu at 273-6448 or Brian Looby brian.looby@uni.edu at 273-3537 with questions.

SUBMIT EVENTS FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEKNEW

There is still time to submit events for 2012 International Education Week, which is Nov. 12 through 16. Events may include, but are not limited to: information tables, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, email Kristen Hora ASAP with the following: event title, brief description, preferable date and time and contact person.

2013 ENROLLMENT AND CHANGE PERIOD: OCT. 1 - NOV. 16

Merit employees can enroll and/or make changes to their health insurance coverage, now through Nov. 16. Please review the reduced premiums for the 2013 plan year. All eligible employees can enroll in the Flexible Spending Account for the 2013 plan year. Elections don't carry over from year to year. You must re-enroll each year. All eligible employees can enroll in or drop vision insurance coverage for the 2013 plan year. Please review the enrollment information on the benefits website. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/open_enrollment_OCT.shtml

SIS APPLICATION UPGRADE

Several SIS applications will get a software upgrade from 2 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. The following SIS applications will be unavailable: MyUniverse Portal, the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions which includes the online search for classes and the online application for admission, and the PeopleSoft CRM application. If you have any problems or questions, contact Travis Horvatich. travis.horvatich@uni.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES

DIVERSITY WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENTNEW

"Welcoming Diversity and Building Community," an interactive workshop for faculty and staff, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in 116 SRL. This workshop is the first step to becoming certified as a trainer using the National Coalition Building Institute model. All are invited -- no further commitment beyond the one day introduction workshop is required. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2519. Registration is required. http://fulldaydiversityworkshop.eventbrite.com/

FREE BIOMETRIC SCREENINGNEW

All employees enrolled in a university health insurance plan are eligible for a free biometric screening. The newly expanded wellness screening includes a blood profile, a blood pressure check and a body composition analysis. The clinic will be from 7 to 9 a.m.,  Nov. 1, in 007 GIL. Contact Human Resources at 273-2423 to schedule an appointment prior to Oct. 24. Visit the HRS website for more information. http://www.uni.edu/hrs

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.