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Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011

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NEWS

ASSOCIATE DEAN NAMED FOR COENEW

Mary Herring, who was serving as interim associate dean for the College of Education, has been named associate dean.  Herring was the interim associate dean from 2008 to 2011. 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER PARKING PERMITS ONLINENEW

Order 2011-12 parking permits online and avoid waiting in line in August. A link is in MyUNIverse under Current Announcements or visit https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx. The permits will be processed in August. The application form has been updated to include the ability to order a regular vehicle permit in addition to a motorcycle permit. It also allows for the addition of license plate and vehicle information for multiple vehicles. The deadline for current permanent faculty and staff to take advantage of the 12-month pre-tax payment option is 5 p.m., Aug. 15.

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT REQUESTSNEW

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2011 fall semester from summer 2011 should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Wednesday, July 27. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN 2011-12 TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 1NEW

Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, tickets for the 2011-12 GBPAC season will be 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.gbpac.com or call Janelle Darst at 273-3676.

REVISED UNIVERSITY POLICY -- COMPETITION WITH PRIVATE SECTOR

UNI has revised Policy 9.26 Competition with Private Sector. To review the changes, visit www.uni.edu/policies/926. University employees, departments or programs seeking approval of their activities should complete the Competition with Private Enterprise Evaluation form at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/competition_private_sector.shtml.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Katherine van Wormer, social work, was quoted in a story in the Des Moines Register. http://preview.tinyurl.com/6c4p7a9

Kamyar Enshayan, CEEE, will appear as a guest on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 19 at http://iowapublicradio.org/news/talk-of-iowa/.

Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted in a story in the New York Times. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3u37qv5

Nick Pace, educational leadership, was quoted in a story in the Quad City Times. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3cnxgjx

THE UNI CIEP LAUNCHES NEW DRUPAL WEBSITENEW

The Cultural and Intensive English Program (CIEP) recently converted its website to Drupal. The home page continues to be www.uni.edu/ciep. Most of the information related to the admissions process, orientation, health requirements and housing has been translated into nine different languages. Prior to the start of the academic year, the online application form for the regular program will be added as part of the new student information system (SIS). Comments or suggestions are welcome. Contact philip.plourde@uni.edu or carol.coronado@uni.edu.

LIBRARY HOURS BETWEEN THE SUMMER SESSION AND THE FALL SEMESTER 2011NEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#interim2 There will be no special vacation loans over the semester break. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to the closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.

SPECIAL HOURS OF OPERATION FOR PREXY'S FOOD COURT IN MAUCKER UNIONNEW

Prexy's food court in Maucker Union will be closed due to construction, starting Monday, July 25 through Friday, Aug. 5. During this time, Chat's will offer a limited menu including one cold prepared sandwich, one prepared salad and cold ready-to-heat soup. Understanding and patience is appreciated during this construction.

LIBRARY NOTICE FOR FALL FACULTY STUDY ROOMS

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in Rod Library for the fall semester should do so by Friday, July 22. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 273-2737.

FALL COURSE RESERVE LISTS

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2011 fall session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, Aug. 8. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

HANISH NAMED INTERIM VP FOR ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Jan Hanish, assistant vice president for outreach and special programs, has been named interim vice president for Administration & Financial Services. She replaces Tom Schellhardt, who will retire on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Hanish's appointment is effective Aug. 24. See full story at http://www.uni.edu/president/.

ELEARNING WEBSITE CONVERTED TO DRUPAL

ITS-Educational Technology recently converted the UNI eLearning support website to Drupal. The home page continues to be www.uni.edu/elearning, however many of the subpages that pertain to Blackboard Learn 9 are being updated. Please update bookmarks and websites accordingly that link to UNI eLearning information. Questions should be sent to elearning@uni.edu.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL FAMIS TRAINING CLASSES AVAILABLE

Due to the large response for FAMIS Service Request training, two classes have been added for Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and 21. To find out more about these offerings, log in to My UNIverse, select the Work @ UNI tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on Register for Training. The information found will include a short course description, the date, time, location and the ability to register. Reserve now -- class seating is limited.

MIGRATE ELEARNING COURSES TO BB LEARN 9

UNI faculty planning to use the UNI eLearning system for fall 2011 courses who want to use an existing course as a template are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the new "Migrating to Bb Learn 9” workshops. During these workshops, you will take one of your existing eLearning classes and migrate it to the new Bb Learn 9 system. Several workshops have been added to the schedule in July and August. For specific times and workshop details, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF.

DEADLINE FOR CORE FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM IS AUG. 1, 2011

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 1. To apply or for more information, visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions on Aug. 11, 24 and 25. The TIAA-CREF representative can help with questions such as 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, call (toll-free) 866-842-2977.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN TRAININGNEW

UNI Archaeology Field School students Anna Moran and Meredith Hild will discuss their experiences participating in the excavation at Hartman Reserve at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the University Museum.

PERFORMING ARTS

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS 'ALADDIN'

Sturgis Youth Theatre is offering a production of "Aladdin," the story about a boy, a princess, a lamp and the genie who makes them all live happily ever after. Performances will be Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 23, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/ or by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

'BUILDING WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIPS' WORKSHOPNEW

The management workshop "Building Win-Win Relationships" will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 2, in 30 BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 26. Workshop participants will learn the importance of building relationships that respect and appreciate people with varying backgrounds and viewpoints. The discounted price is $112 for UNI employees. UNI departments can purchase a consortium membership, which entitles the department to five seats to any of the 2011 management training workshops, for $995. Half-day workshops only use a half seat. For more information or to register, call 273-5851 or email execdev@uni.edu.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMNEW

Earn a certificate from UNI’s Executive Development Center by Christmas. Classes for the 2011 Professional Development certificate program begin Aug. 25, with one class conducted every other week until Dec. 8. The enrollment deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 19. This management training program provides a comprehensive toolkit of business critical skills for managers who have less than three years of work experience. Classes include “Skills and Best Practices of Successful Managers,” “Motivating and Maximizing Team Performance” and “Communication and Managing Conflict.” Tuition for UNI employees is half price at $1,575. To enroll, call 273-5851 or email execdev@uni.edu.

EMPLOYMENT

P&S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include associate multimedia distribution specialist,  manager of Custodial Services, production laboratory assistant and director of corporate & foundation relations. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.