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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FEDERAL AND STATE LOBBYING AND POLITICAL ACTIVITYNEW

As campaigns become increasingly active in advance of the November elections, please review the university policy on political activity. While UNI respects the right of its employees and students to actively engage in the political process, state and federal laws generally prohibit the use of the university and its resources to promote partisan political causes, campaigns and candidates. Employees and students are encouraged to read and understand the boundaries of involvement of the university in the political process. For more information, email Patricia Geadelmann or call 273-6144.

HELP REDUCE PEAK ENERGY DEMANDNEW

The university is actively pursuing ways to reduce its peak energy demand that is traditionally set at the beginning of each school year. The outside temperature highs this week will remain above 90°F. Please do your part to reduce electrical use. Click here for more information.

DEADLINE CHANGE FOR UNI ONLINE DUE TO HOLIDAYNEW

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the Sept. 4 issue of UNI Online is noon, Friday, Aug. 31.

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.

PANTHER VILLAGE DEDICATION IS SEPT. 6NEW

Panther Village, the newest UNI Department of Residence community, will be dedicated from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6. The program will begin at 3:15 p.m. and tours will follow. Panther Village is home to 204 students in one-, two- and four-person apartments. The hallmarks of Panther Village include meticulous attention to quality, sustainability, comfort and convenience. Phase II of Panther Village will open fall 2013.

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY

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.

OPPORTUNITIES

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONSNEW

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Sept. 12, 13, 26 and  27 to conduct individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register here for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

LEARN ABOUT MAP-WORKS AND FIRST-YEAR STUDENTSNEW

MAP-Works is an online student success tool that helps identify at-risk students early in the semester. UNI faculty and staff who work with first-year students can attend a training session from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the ITTC teaching labs. New users should attend from 9 to 10 a.m. for the basics on how to access MAP-Works. Experienced users should attend from 10 to 11 a.m. to learn about new features and functional areas (residence life, faculty, academic advisors and other staff). To attend, contact Kristin Woods.

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.