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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011

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NEWS

CHANGES TO UNI ONLINE, MYUNIVERSE NEWS AND MY UNI WEEKENDNEW

University Relations recently announced that items in MyUNIverse News and UNI Online won't be posted more than twice. New items will be tagged with a Panther paw. Additional changes include a new calendar category replacing lectures, conferences, athletics and performing arts. All calendar-related entries, with the exception of major campus events, will be promoted through UNI's online Calendar of Events, meaning events must be submitted to the university calendar. The News section of the newsletters will remain with a listing of major announcements.  Announcements in other categories will include a headline and hotlink for more information. A link to MyUNIverse News will be included for employees to see student-related announcements. My UNI Weekend will publish Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Whenever possible, URLs are encouraged to direct the reader to more information. These changes are being made to enhance readability and the value of these online communications.

UNI MAKES FORBES LIST OF 2011 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICANEW

UNI is listed in Forbes 2011 annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions in America. The ranking focuses on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. For more information, visit http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.

DIGITAL SIGNAGENEW

The university has put an emphasis on paperless promotions. Digital signage (TV monitors) are strategically placed in many campus buildings. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use these monitors to share university news and events. A recent communications audit found that faculty, staff and students are most likely to read about events, university news and emergency announcements. For more information and to submit an event, visit http://www.uni.edu/signage/.

BERRY TO CHAIR DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEENEW

Gwenne Berry, compliance and equity management, has been named chair of UNI's Diversity Advisory Committee. Berry succeeds Doug Mupasiri, mathematics, whose three-year term concluded. Berry will also serve on the President's Diversity Council, which provides oversight to UNI's diversity-related initiatives.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY BACK TO SEERLEYNEW

The Department of History returned to 319 SRL on Aug. 8.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Martin, communication studies, was quoted in a story in the American Independent. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3rgvcj9.

Nadene Davidson, department of teaching, was quoted in a story in the Sioux City Journal. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3v37vcu.

Fred Abraham, economics, was quoted in a story in the Sunday Des Moines Register. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3qbw4sd.

POSTING FLIERS IN RESIDENCE HALLSNEW

Community Board Flier guidelines are new for the 2011-12 academic year. UNI departments and recognized student organizations may post a maximum of one event flier in each residence hall per week. These guidelines are on page three of the Residence Halls Promotional Guidelines: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/2011ResidenceHallsPromotionalGuidelines.pdf

LIFELONG UNIVERSITYNEW

UNI's Lifelong University program offers non-credit courses on a variety of topics. The program is perfect for retirees and individuals interested in lifelong learning. Fees range from $15 to $40. For more information and a fall schedule, visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination, 273-5141.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM NEW

Would you like to get to know international students this fall semester? Sign up to host a student with the International Friendship Program. Invite a student into your home, introduce them to your family and your culture.  For more information, email sally.roos@uni.edu.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2011-12 TICKETS ARE ON SALENEW

Tickets for the 2011-12 School of Music concert season are on sale. Purchase tickets online, at the box offices (GBPAC or McLeod) or call UNITIX at 273-4849. Get details on the performance schedule at www.uni.edu/music/events or call Caroline Boehmer at 273-2028.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions for the Strayer-Wood Theatre 2011-2012 season, "Renewal: Emerging Beyond Struggles" are now on sale. Visit the new website at www.uni.edu/theatre/swt for the season brochure. To purchase a subscription, complete the subscription form and send it to the theatre department via campus mail code 0371. For more information, contact Traci Gaydos at traci.gaydos@uni.edu.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - BARTLETT A LOT REPAIRS

The Bartlett A lot closed for pavement repairs on Aug. 4. Weather permitting, the lot is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Use the Multimodal Transportation Center during this time. If you have questions, contact Public Safety or Doug Lovejoy, facilities planning, at 273-3043.

MAIL CENTER MOVE

Beginning Aug. 2 the UNI Mail Center is housed in the Warehouse, located at 2412 W 27th St. This will include the UPS and Federal Express dock. For the time being, the UPS and Fed Ex drop boxes will stay at their present location, 1801 W 31st St. If you need more information, call 273-3230.

FACULTY MASTER AGREEMENT UPDATE

An error in Article 10 was posted in the webpage version of the Master Agreement 2011-2013. That has since been corrected and can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/11-13facultycontract/index.shtml. No changes were needed to the pdf version of the document, also available at the above address.

UNI PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS

Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have email access should inform them of regular business hours.

ESSENTIALS SHUTDOWN HOURS OF OPERATION

Essentials in Maucker Union is closed through Aug. 14. Essentials will resume operation on Monday, Aug. 15 and hours will remain 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SAFETY MESSAGE

Gas-powered machines for garden and yard work get a lot of use at this time of year. Use only approved and properly labeled gasoline containers. The gas can should be red in color and have an Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) stamp on it. When filling portable gas containers remember to always set them on the ground and not on a tailgate, or in the trunk. Flowing fuel creates static electricity, even when filling plastic containers. These containers must be “grounded” to safely discharge the electrical charge. For further information, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 273-2004.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

SIS CAMPUS SOLUTIONS BASICS TRAINING OFFEREDNEW

Training sessions are available for faculty and staff who previously accessed information through the old (legacy) SIS and want to continue to do so in the new SIS (Campus Solutions). If you don't have access to the new SIS, and would like to learn how to get access for viewing basic information, register for a one-hour hands-on training session by clicking here.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH WORKSHOP

The Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) will hold a bilingual program at UNI's Center for Urban Education on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will include a presentation on the advantages of a college education, the application process and financial aid. Information will be provided by IowaWorks, Hawkeye Community College, Hawkeye Metro Campus and UNI. Assistance is given to complete the admissions and financial aid processes to attend a postsecondary institution. ETS serves 1,300 participants and EOC serves 2,000 participants each year. For details, call 319-433-1220.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR WRS FACILITY USAGENEW

Registrations for 2011-12 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat facility user privileges are being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year.  The policy for family privileges has changed: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/docs/family_policy.pdf. For an explanation of fees, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/docs/fee_explanation.pdf. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or through MyUniverse, Life@UNI, the Health and Fitness tab or visit WRC 101 to register in person.

CHANGE IN WELLNESS/RECREATION FAMILY POLICY

Beginning in August, family privileges will be separated from the individual Wellness/Recreation Center user fee. UNI will charge a nominal annual fee for family members (spouses and tax-dependent children) who come with the paid user during family hours. For more informaiton, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/docs/family_policy.pdf.

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.