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Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012

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NEWS

UNI AND IPR INVITE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR EDUCATION FORUMSNEW

UNI and Iowa Public Radio (IPR) have invited presidential candidates to share their views on education as part of UNI's Presidential Candidate Education Forums. Details regarding dates, candidates and times will be shared as campaigns confirm their attendance. For more background, read the news release.

DEAN OF LIBRARY NAMEDNEW

Christopher Cox has accepted the position of Dean, Rod Library, effective Aug. 27, pending Board of Regents approval. He received his Master of Library Science from SUNY at Albany and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Connecticut. Currently, Cox is dean of libraries at Western Washington University.

BARTLETT HALL RENOVATIONNEW

The renovation of Bartlett Hall will begin next week. A fence has been built around the site and the Bartlett A lot. Signs will be posted to direct foot traffic around the site. The contractor will build access to the A-lot for their use. There also will be construction traffic between the A-lot and the south side of Bartlett Hall. The contractors will be removing structure, electrical and HVAC equipment. For more information, contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Mark Grey, anthropology, sociology & criminology, was quoted in the New York Times. Frank Thompson, finance, had an opinion piece published in the Des Moines Register.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: Studies in Air Quality for Science Educators, Passion Flute IV and NCA Cheer Camp.

SURPLUS SALE

UNI is offering multiple items for sale. These items include: two school buses, two portable pool hoops, three upright pianos and one grand piano. Other items for sale include an aluminum trench box, upright Steinway piano, two Ford Taurus's and one Ford F150 pickup. All items are available for viewing and bid at the Public Surplus website.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT REQUESTSNEW

Faculty who wish to keep their summer items on reserve for the 2012 fall semester  should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library reserve desk by July 25. Requests can be submitted electronically.

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAMNEW

The Kyungpook National University (KNU) visiting scholar program provides an opportunity to teach a three-week course in January 2013 and explore possible research links with the host department and develop further student and faculty collaboration. KNU provides airfare, campus accommodations and a $2,000 stipend. The application deadline is Aug. 24. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

THINGS YOUR ACCOUNTANT DOESN'T TELL YOUNEW

When was the last time your accountant came to you with an idea to save you money? Find out if you're getting every legal tax break you deserve during a webinar at noon, Thursday, July 24. This webinar will focus on the impact tax planning can have in your business and in your life. Visit Myentre.net for more information.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONS

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI July 25 and 26 for individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Questions and topics covered include: 1) Am I on track for retirement? 2) Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? 3) Is my current mix of investments appropriate? and 4) How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register here for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

LIBRARY NOTICE FOR FALL SEMESTER FACULTY STUDY ROOMS

Friday, July 20 is the deadline for full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members to apply for Rod Library study rooms for the fall semester. Application forms are available online and also in the Llbrary's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 273-2737.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM TO HAITI

The Haiti Fulbright program is active for the 2013-14 awards cycle, after being on hiatus for a decade. Proposals are accepted through Aug. 1. Fulbright opportunities to Haiti include: Rebuilding Higher Education (#3526), Science and Technology (#3527) and Business Development (#3528). For more information, visit the International Programs website.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN SUMMER SESSION & FALL SEMESTERNEW

Visit the library's website for intersession hours. There will be no special vacation loans over the semester break. 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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

NEW MASSAGE THERAPY PRICES

Special prices for summer massages end Friday, July 27. Effective Monday, July 30, regular prices for UNI students, employees, retirees and families will increase as follows: 15 minutes will cost $20; 30 minutes, $30; 45 minutes, $40; 60 minutes, $50; and 90 minutes, $75. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment and to obtain community member pricing.

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.