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Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011

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NEWS

CONSTRUCTION LEADS TO STREET CLOSINGSNEW

Beginning Monday, June 20, 30th and 31st streets will be closed to traffic. These streets will only be open for construction traffic. Upon completion of Panther Village Phase 1, 30th street will close permanently and become a sidewalk. In 2013, on completion of Phase 2A, 31st Street will reopen.

NEW COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS AND SCIENCES DEBUTS JULY 1NEW

UNI's new College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and new Department of Languages and Literatures will debut on Friday, July 1. See the full story at http://www.uni.edu/provost/news/new-college-humanities-arts-and-sciences-debuts-july-1.

ACCESS TO NEW SIS SYSTEMNEW

Following orientation on Friday, June 17, ITS will shut down the new SIS for phase II loads. Data will be brought over as of the end of the day, June 16. The shutdown of the new SIS system will occur at approximately 1 to 2 p.m. Functions of the new system that will be unavailable include Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Records, the Adviser and Faculty centers of the portal, as well as the Course Catalog and Schedule of Classes Maintenance. The only features that will remain available are the Online Application for Admission, the MyUNIverse portal and CRM (recruitment). Access to the affected systems will be restored no later than 7 a.m., Monday, June 20. Mainframe systems will remain available during this time. This will bring the new SIS up-to-date with final information from the spring term as well as enrollments and currently available information for the summer term.

TAKING RELAY PHONE CALLSNEW

Any phone extension on campus may receive calls from Relay Iowa users or utilize Relay Iowa to contact an individual who is deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. These phone calls should be taken on the same priority level as any call received, and calls must be accepted. Proper etiquette is to speak directly to the individual, as if the communication assistant is not relaying the message. It's suggested for all UNI employees to include "For deaf or hard of hearing, use Relay 711" within their contact information (e.g., email signature, business cards, etc.). For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/disability/relay_iowa.shtml.

CORRECTION: IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER FORMNEW

Are you interested in supporting UNI by volunteering at UNI's Iowa State Fair booth? If so, fill out a submission form indicating the date(s)/time(s) you'd like to volunteer. This is an updated link. New for 2011: shifts are only four hours. All volunteers receive free admission to the fair, along with a UNI T-shirt. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so submit your request early. For more information, contact Jess Nissen at 273-2761 or jess.nissen@uni.edu.

UNI ELECTRONIC CALENDAR PURGE - JULY 15 WEEKENDNEW

All UNI electronic calendar entries prior to July 1, 2009, will be purged from the system Sunday, July 17, as part of the yearly maintenance. If there are calendar entries prior to July 1, 2009, you wish to keep, you must individually export the calendar data from the calendar server. Use the file/export command within the Oracle Calendar client prior to this event (suggested by Friday, July 15). After the July 17 purge (suggested on Monday, July 18) file/import that data back into Oracle Calendar. ITS recommends exporting to iCal format, though other formats are available. Additional instruction is available (note to change the date selection range) at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/tss/documents/oracle_cal_archive_mtgs.pdf.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Katherine Van Wormer, social work, was quoted in a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune, http://preview.tinyurl.com/6joh2ag. UNI's Multi Modal Transportation Center was featured in the International Business Times, http://preview.tinyurl.com/3u3xfzp.

P&S COUNCIL ELECTIONS

P&S Council elections are currently underway now through Wednesday, June 15. To view candidate platforms and learn more about the candidates running, visit http://www.uni.edu/pscouncil/activities/elections. To vote for your division's representative(s), go to the "Current Announcements" section in MyUNIverse or visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Voting P&S staff will have access only to those positions that represent their division and will be able to vote for the number of seats that division is electing.

HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FOR A DAY

The Culture & Intensive English Program is seeking families and members of the Cedar Falls community to volunteer to host a student from Brazil on Sunday, July 10. Email sally.roos@uni.edu for more details.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: UNI Junior High Volleyball Camp, Quarterback Seminars II & III, Summer Orientation, UNI Adapted Sports Camp, Football All-Position Camp, Jazz Combo Camp, Mini-Sumo Robotics Summer Camp and Geology of Iowa for Teachers.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR COMPETITION: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA PROGRAMS

Countries in this region that continue to receive American scholars include Egypt, the West Bank, Tunisia and Lebanon. Contact Gary Garrison for more information at ggarrison@iie.org or Nadia Korobova nadia.korobova@uni.edu.

SAVE THE DATE: CAMPUS CONNEXUS – A SCHOLARLY NETWORKING EVENT

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host Campus Connexus from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. More information on registration will be announced in August. Connexus is a great way to build professional and scholarly ties across campus in an informal social setting.

MEMFIS TRAINING OFFERED

Two new training classes are being offered. For information about these offerings, log in to MyUNIverse, select the Work @ UNI tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on Register for Training. The information will include a short course description; the course date, time and location; and the ability to register for Online Purchasing for Campus Supply Using FAMIS and Submitting Service Requests Using FAMIS. Reserve a spot now – class seating is limited.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP: 'TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST AND THE IOWA CORE CURRICULUM'

In conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) will sponsor an all-day workshop, "Teaching the Holocaust and the Iowa Core Curriculum," on Wednesday, June 15, in the ITTC. More than 80 social studies teachers and other educators from every part of the state will participate. The workshop will feature sessions by Lolle Boettcher and David Nienkamp, members of the USHMM Regional Education Corps; Stephen Gaies, director of the CHGE; and Rachel Miller, who survived the Holocaust as a child hidden in Nazi-occupied France. For more information, visit http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/currentapplications/ and http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/teachingholocaust/index.shtml

ACCOUNTABILITY THAT WORKS WORKSHOP

The "Discover the Power of Accountability That Works!©" workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 14. Participants will gain insights and strategies to improve responsibility, empowerment, accountability and the use of the powerful tool of clear agreements. The discounted cost for UNI employees is $224. UNI departments may purchase a consortium membership for $995 that entitles the department to five seats in any of the 2011 management training workshops for $995. Half-day workshops only use a half seat. After the five seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a further discounted rate of $175 per seat. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

'TEACHING YOUR DIRECT REPORTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS' WORKSHOP NEW

The "Teaching Your Direct Reports to Solve Problems" workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 21. Participants will gain insights and strategies to improve responsibility, empowerment, accountability and the use of the powerful tool of clear agreements. The discounted cost for UNI employees is $224. UNI departments may purchase a consortium membership for $995 that entitles the department to five seats in any of the 2011 management training workshops. Half-day workshops only use a half seat. After the five seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a further discounted rate of $175 per seat. For more information or to register, call 273-5851 or email execdev@uni.edu.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERSNEW

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and inquiry-based professional development program that aligns with the Iowa Core, starting with a two-week workshop July 17 through 29. Applications are now being taken for the IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Encourage teachers you work with to visit the program website, http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 273-7300.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS PERSONAL TRAINERSNEW

UNI’s personal trainers can help you prepare for a local 5K race, recreational softball league or other sporting events. Trainers are well educated and prepared to help you reach your health and fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email kristy.leen@uni.edu.

EMPLOYMENT

P&S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant track & field coach, cheerleading adviser, dance team adviser and facilities/outdoor fields coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

MERIT VACANCIES

Merit vacancies can be viewed at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.