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Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY POLICY UPDATESNEW

The following policies are new: 4.35 Confidential Information, 3.17 Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom, 9.02 Grants and Gifts and 13.18 Alcohol and Drugs. The following policies replace existing policies: 3.01 Student Academic Ethics Policy, 13.05 Processing Gifts and 13.06 Coordination of Fundraising by UNI Campus Units. Policy 12.01 Student Academic Grievance replaces two existing policies, 12.01 and 12.02.   

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORYNEW

The UNI Online Directory and printed campus phone book are sources 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 email. The deadline for making printed campus phone book changes is Tuesday, Sept. 4.

MALCOLM PRICE LABORATORY SCHOOL TRANSITION UPDATENEW

An update on the transition of relocating items and assets from the Malcolm Price Laboratory School has been posted. Only the southeast corner of the school building, which houses the Child Development Center, is open. All other portions of the building are closed including the Fieldhouse. Please refer to the update for more information.

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.

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGESNEW

Use the various Wellness and Recreation Services Facebook pages for up-to-date and timely announcements about programming, weather or facility related announcements. There are pages for UNI Wellness and Recreation Services, UNI Outdoors, UNI Wellness, UNI Intramural Sports, WRS Fitness and Leisure Services and University of Northern Iowa Personal Training.

UPDATING THE 2012-13 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY

Changes for the 2012-13 phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental websites, pages 15-16, can be made online. The deadline for these changes is Friday, Aug. 31. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 273-2761. Please do not submit changes for personal information using this form.

OPPORTUNITIES

UNI PLANTAR FASCIITIS STUDYNEW

Do you suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis? The UNI Division of Athletic Training is conducting a research study investigating treatments for this common foot disorder. If interested, call Troy Garrett at 273-7448 or Peter Neibert at 273-6447, for more information and participant criteria.

BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNERNEW

Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want opportunities to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour per week to speak English with an international student. Visit the CIEP website or the CIEP office at 72 BAK. If you have questions, call 273-3410 or send an email.

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT UNI

As part of UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground project "The Search for An American Dream," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times' bestseller, Isabel Wilkerson, will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Wilkerson will discuss the topic of migration and its impact on America as detailed in her novel, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration."

FALL 2012 LIFELONG UNIVERSITY COURSES

UNI's Lifelong University will offer five courses this fall. UNI faculty will teach "Why We Travel," "Quilting: Linking the Local and the Global," "Local Food Economy in the Cedar Valley," "America: A Conflict of Cultures" and "The U.S. Home Front During World War II."  For more information or to register, visit the Lifelong University website or email Lindsay Cunningham.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL REGISTRATION NEW

Suzuki School registration for the 2012-13 academic year will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1p.m.,  Aug. 25, in Russell Hall. The Suzuki School also will host its fall open house for prospective students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. that same day. Read the news release for details. 

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.