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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012

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NEWS

CANDIDATES FOR CHIEF OF POLICE/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETYNEW

The remaining two candidates for the position of chief of police/director of public safety will be on campus for interviews. Candidates' resumes are available here. Open forums will take place as follows: Peter Roth, police captain, University of Iowa police department, 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, Presidential Room, MAU; and Milissa Wright, interim director, UNI public safety department, 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, State College Room, MAU.

CAMPUS SUPPLY YEAR-END REMINDERNEW

Campus Supply will be closed for inventory June 27, 28 and 29. No orders will be processed during these three days. If you need to spend year-end money, order now. If you have any questions, contact Cathy McRoberts at 277-0765. 

MALWARE ATTACK VIA SNAIL MAILNEW

ITS warns that someone is attempting another form of malware attack. A few people at multiple sites are getting physical mail, not email, indicating a possible security issue they should be aware of. Details are supposedly included on an enclosed DVD. Individuals targeted range from upper management to researcher/student assistant. DVD contains an executable you are supposed to run that contains the details. In reality, it contains a trojan horse that snaps a screenshot every few seconds and uploads it to a remote command/control site. The malware runs as the user, and currently isn't picked up by antivirus. If you receive such a package, contact the IT security office, at 273-5850 as soon as possible. DO NOT insert the DVD into your system.

SCHEDULED BRIDGE CLOSINGNEW

Beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 21, the walking bridge south of the CEEE will be closed for construction. For more information, call Dave Diercks at 273-2792 or Tony Hanson at 273-3126.

UNISTAR LIBRARY CATALOG UNAVAILABLE JUNE 19 DUE TO SERVER UPGRADENEW

UNISTAR, Rod Library's online library catalog, will be unavailable on Tuesday, June 19 to allow for an upgrade to its server. To view the library's holdings that day, search WorldCat. Databases that you may have accessed through UNISTAR can be accessed from Panther Prowler's Databases A-Z page.

MAIL DELIVERY CHANGES FOR MPLSNEW

Begining June 27, all MPLS mail will be delivered to the College of Education at SEC mail code 0610. Mail for the Childhood Development Center, CDC, should be coded 0611 to ensure delivery to that location. For more information, call Karen at 273-3230.

FISCAL YEAR-END CLEAN-UPNEW

Purchasing/Accounts Payable reminds account managers to review the Fiscal Year 2012 Closing Schedule. Check Statements of Account for purchase order encumbrances that need attention and contact LuAnn Andreessen at 273-3116 for those that should be closed. Requisition preparers (including students) should check for rejected, returned, in process and pre-approved requisitions that should be canceled or deleted. Remember to submit all procurement cards, RFPs and travel reimbursements for the current fiscal year in a timely manner. Contact Brian Looby at 273-3537 with questions.

BARTLETT HALL DRESSERSNEW

Some dressers from the Bartlett Hall sale are still available. If interested, contact Steve Pavelec to schedule a time for removal. There is no charge for the dressers, but you will be responsible for removing them from the hall at the time of your visit.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

A study by Chris Martin, communication studies, received media coverage by NPR and --- other media outlets. 

Alan Heisterkamp, CVP, had an opinion piece appear in the Huffington Post

UNI POLICE/GOVERNOR TRAFFIC SAFETY NEW

July 2 through 8, UNI Police will join city, county and state enforcement agencies across Iowa to participate in a Special Enforcement Program (sTEP). The sTEP projects are funded by the Iowa Govenor's Traffic Safety Bureau and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This money enables officers to work more hours on the roadways during those times when traffic increases and trafic accidents, injuries and deaths are most probable. Iowa law enforcement officers are asking every Iowan who gets behind the wheel to buckle up and drive responsibly. Make this July 4 holiday a safe one. For more information, contact UNI police or Lt. Doug Widen at 273-2712.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: Football All Position Camp, Jazz Combo Camp, MiniSumo Robotics Camp and Summer Orientation.

INTRODUCING JOBS@UNI

Beginning June 20, the Jobs@UNI website will be used to administer searches for all non merit positions. Jobs@UNI is an online hiring system that replaces the paper-based processes currently used to conduct faculty, P&S, academic administrator and institutional official searches. Click here for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

2012 IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDNEW

Are you interested in supporting UNI by volunteering at UNI's Iowa State Fair booth? If so, please fill out a submission form indicating the date(s)/time(s) you'd like to volunteer; shifts are four hours each. All volunteers receive free admission to the fair. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit requests early. For more information, contact Jess Betts at 273-2761.

FULBRIGHT WEBINAR: HOW TO CRAFT A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT STATEMENTNEW

A webinar, "How to Craft a Successful Project Statement," will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 27. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply for the Fulbright Scholar Program focusing on a major part of the application -- the project statement. Learn what is expected by reviewers in both the U. S. and abroad. Register online. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

BUILDING BUSINESS THROUGH FARMERS MARKETS NEW

It's summer and farmers markets are opening all over the state. From vegetables to flowers, breads to mushrooms, milk to pies and more, these markets represent a substantial amount of retail sales in Iowa. Andy Larson, small farm sustainability specialist with Iowa State Extension, will offer an overview for vendors interested in farmers markets during a webinar at noon, Thursday, June 21. Visit MyentreNet for more information.

BB LEARN 9 REPORTING TOOLS WORKSHOP

Learn about Bb Learn 9 reporting features. These tools are designed to better inform instructors about student usage, performance and to confirm visibility of course content to students. This workshop will occur from 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 20, in 136 ITTC. To find more information and register, click here.

GOOGLE APPS IN THE CLASSROOM

Learn about the new tools available through UNI’s implementation of Google Apps and explore how to use them in the classroom. Hour-long workshops are at 9 a.m.,  May 30; 1 p.m., June 21; and 10 a.m., July 17. All the workshops will be held in 136 ITTC. Get more information and register here.

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR JANE LARSON

The Office of the President will host an open house to honor Jane Larson, who is retiring after 30 years of service at UNI. The open house will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. There will be a short program at 3:30 p.m. Come wish Jane well in her retirement.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI June 13, 14, 27 and 28 conducting individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Questions and topics covered during sessions 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 online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

ONLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: SPRING 2013

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for spring 2013 courses are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 22. Click here for guidelines and a proposal form. Awards include a $1,000-per-credit-hour course-development stipend and a $1,000 professional-development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops, July 30 and 31. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

PRE-STURGIS FALLS AND CEDAR BASIN JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT ON COLLEGE HILL

The UNI Jazz Camp musicians will perform a pre-Sturgis Falls/Cedar Basin Jazz Festival concert at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, outdoors in the city’s municipal parking lot adjacent to University Book & Supply’s back entrance. The free concert is hosted by College Hill Partnership, University Book & Supply and UNI. Bring your lawn chairs. Concessions are available for purchase and coolers are permitted.

GARY DATERS RETIREMENT RECEPTION JUNE 21

The Department of Residence will celebrate the 39-year UNI career of Gary Daters, DOR business manager, with a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, at the DOR conference room in Redeker Center.

KINDERMUSIK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER 2012 SEMESTER CLASSES

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer three different summer sessions for little musicians and their caregivers. "Kindermusik ZOO Train" will be offered June 18-21; "Folktales and Folkdancing" will be offered June 25-28; and "Musical Creatures at the Ocean" will be July 23-26. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Cost is $40 for the first session, and discounts apply for attending more than one session, or for enrolling more than one child. For more information, visit the website or contact Tricia Freeman at 319-415-9404.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

REACH YOUR GOALS WITH WRS PERSONAL TRAININGNEW

Trying to push your workout to the next level? The WRS personal trainers will provide knowledge, tools and motivation to help you reach your fitness and health goals. Specials for the summer include: NEW TRX suspension training and a 20 percent discount if you sign up to train with a friend. For more information or to sign up, email Erin Nielsen or call  273-7167.

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.