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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011

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NEWS

ACCESS TO NEW STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMNEW

The reload of the new SIS originally scheduled for June 17 has been rescheduled for Friday, June 24. Following Orientation on Friday, June 24, ITS will shut down the new SIS for phase II loads. Data will be brought over at the end of the day, June 23. The shutdown of the new SIS will occur at approximately 1 to 2 p.m. June 24. 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 27. 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.

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE NEW

Due to the July 4 holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, July 5, edition of UNI Online will be noon, Friday, July 1.

CORRECTION: IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER FORM

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.

CHANGE IN PRESCRIPTION MAIL ORDER VENDORNEW

Wellmark's prescription mail order vendor is switching from Walgreens to Immediate Pharmaceutical Services (IPS) on Friday, July 1. This benefit allows you to receive a 90-day supply of maintenance medications for the cost of two co-pays instead of three. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/news/documents/bn_MailOrderPrescriptionChange.pdf.

TAKING RELAY PHONE CALLS

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.

NEW COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS AND SCIENCES DEBUTS JULY 1

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.

JULY 4TH HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGENEW

July 1 through 4, UNI Police will participate in a special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) to promote safe holiday travel. This effort is in conjunction with nearly 250 city, county and state law enforcement agencies across Iowa. When travel increases, traffic accidents, injury and death are more probable. Iowa law enforcement officers are asking every Iowan who gets behind the wheel to buckle up and drive responsibly. The sTEP projects are funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This money helps increase the number of officers on roadways across the state during holiday travel. For more information, contact UNI Police at 273-2712.

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLENEW

UNI is offering a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 MaxiWagon for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). Also for sale are an HP laptop computer and carpet cleaning supplies. More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. The van is on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: Summer Orientation, Jazz Combo Camp, Mini-Sumo Robotics Summer Camp and Geology of Iowa for Teachers.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MIGRATE ELEARNING COURSES TO BB LEARN 9NEW

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.

CLASSES ADDED FOR ONLINE PURCHASING TRAININGNEW

Due to the large number of people requesting training for Online Purchasing from Campus Supply using FAMIS, two classes have been added. Register for training by logging in to MyUNIverse, select the Work@uni tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on Register for Training.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI TO OFFER HIGH SCHOOL COLORGUARD CLINIC

A one-day clinic will be offered for beginning and intermediate colorguard members with instruction by UNI’s colorguard coach, Amy Hunzelman. The day will consist of spinning basics, tosses, marching and movement, with sessions focusing on student leadership and colorguard choreography. Participants are asked to bring their own flag pole and silk. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/camps/high-school-colorguard-clinic.

BOBBIE FOX IS RETIRING FROM UNINEW

A retirement open house for Bobbie Fox will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, in CBB 101. Fox joined the university in 1976, working for 27 years with ITS-Information Systems and the past seven years for ITS-Network Services. Come celebrate and wish her well.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

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.

'TEACHING YOUR DIRECT REPORTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS' WORKSHOP

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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONSNEW

Would you like to learn to swim or refine your skills? Wellness and Recreation Services is offering private swim lessons for all types of swimmers. The lessons are held Monday through Friday, June 27 through July 8 (no lessons July 4), at 10 and 10:30 a.m. The lessons are taught by American Red Cross water safety instructors. You can sign up for one lesson or nine. Spots are limited. Lessons are open to faculty, staff, students, children of the before mentioned and alumni. Email swimlessons@uni.edu for more information or to sign up.

WRS PERSONAL TRAINERSNEW

UNI personal trainers are on staff all year, including the summer months. They can work with clients anywhere on campus, including the UNI-Dome, the outside running track, the lap swimming pool or the tennis/racquetball courts. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email kristy.leen@uni.edu.

HOURS

CHANGES IN LIBRARY HOURS FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAYNEW

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

ESSENTIALS INVENTORY HOURSNEW

Essentials in Maucker Union will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, for year-end inventory. Essentials will open on Friday, July 1, at 8 a.m.  

EMPLOYMENT

P&S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include school nurse and field placement coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.