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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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NEWS

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: John Deere Summer Interns and UNI Summer Orientation Staff.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES SEARCHNEW

The campus community is invited to attend open forums to meet the candidates applying for the director of human resource services position. The candidates' forums are scheduled as follows: Laurie Textor, assistant vice chancellor for human resources and director of EPA Administration, East Carolina University, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 21, 009 GIL; and John Sanders, director of human resources, Hocking College, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 24, 009 GIL. Each candidate’s resume is available for review.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTSNEW

The university has assembled information regarding public records requests. In addition to this information, the university has established some best practices guidelines for internal procedures regarding these requests. Departments receiving public records requests can contact Stacey Christensen for information on billing, electronic retrieval and delivery and other best practices.

P&S COUNCIL ELECTIONSNEW

P&S Council elections will take place May 14 through 28. View candidate platforms and learn about the candidates. Vote here for your division's representative(s), or go to the "Current Announcements" section in MyUNIverse. Voting P&S staff will have access only to those positions that represent their division and can vote for the number of seats that division is electing.

FAMIS OUTAGE - WEDNESDAY MAY 23NEW

FAMIS Maintenance Management and Self Service will be unavailable from 5 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 23. This outage is necessary to install the capital projects module and necessary updates to the FAMIS system. Physical plant employees and self-service users will not have access to any areas of FAMIS until these projects are complete. If you have questions regarding this outage, contact Carol Sherwood at 273-6961.

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER -- CHANGE IN INTERIM LOCATIONNEW

It was announced earlier that UNI's Child Development Center would move this fall to an interim location, Hillside Courts. The administration and CDC employees have been presented with an alternate location to Hillside Courts that will better meet the needs of CDC students. The interim CDC location will be in the current swimming pool area at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. The pool will be filled in and necessary work will be completed to provide a high-quality experience for children, families and teachers. The long-term recommendation is to have CDC move into the SEC during the building's renovation in future years.

2012/2013 UNI FULBRIGHT RECIPIENTSNEW

Bettina Fabos, communication studies; Kevin Finn, health, physical education and leisure services; and Tammy Gregersen, languages and literatures, are 2012/2013 Fulbright recipients. Read the full announcement here.

DEADLINE CHANGE FOR UNI ONLINE DUE TO HOLIDAYNEW

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the May 29 UNI Online is noon, Friday, May 25.

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT TIMECARDS FOR MAY 30 PAYDAYNEW

May 19 is the pay period end date for the May 30 biweekly payday. Because of the Memorial Day holiday and payroll processing deadlines for the monthly payroll, student timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 22 to be included in the May 30 paycheck.

ABANDONED BICYCLESNEW

The UNI police division recovered a number of abandoned bicycles during the 2010-2012 school years. Contact Officer Andrea Jennings at 273-2712 to inquire if your bike has been recovered. When calling, please have the serial numbers (if known), make and model numbers available.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, was quoted in the Vanguard. Seth Bokelman, ITS network services, was featured in EdTech. David Surdam, economics, was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post. Kamyar Enshayan, CEEE, had a guest opinion published in the Des Moines Register

NETWORK MAINTENANCE

The UNI campus network will be migrating to a new network design on May 19. While this migration affects all computers connected to the network, this migration should be transparent to faculty and staff. This work will reallocate IP addresses to improve network performance, reliability and security. A short disruption in service will occur at 7 a.m., Saturday, May 19. For more information about the migration, visit the network engineering website or email Aaron Howard.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - HUDSON ROAD PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS

The Hudson Road pedestrian overpass will close due to construction on Monday, May 14. Pedestrians may use the crosswalk at W. 27th Street and Hudson Road or the underpass located north of W. 23rd Street for access to facilities west of Hudson Road. The overpass will remain closed unitl mid August. Contact facilities planning at 273-2611 with any questions.

OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES

OPEN ENROLLMENT DROP-IN SESSIONSNEW

The benefits staff will be available today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, to answer questions about open enrollment and assist in completing forms.

HOW DO WE MEASURE THE QUALITY OF STUDENT LEARNING?NEW

Hear Sylvia Manning, president of the Higher Learning Commission, and David Paris, director of the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability, discuss “Focusing on the Quality of Student Learning in Higher Education” based on “Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability.” The webcast is at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, in the Presidential Room, MAU.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FLEXIBLE SPENDING DROP-IN SESSIONNEW

A representative from ASI Flex will be on campus to answer employee questions related to flexible spending from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in 025 GIL. Please stop in at your convenience.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DAVE KOHRSNEW

The athletic department will host a retirement reception for Dave Kohrs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, in the Alumni Suite in the McLeod Center. Stop by and wish Dave well as he retires after nearly 35 years at UNI.  

WEBINARS OFFERED ON FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIESNEW

A series of webinars on Fulbright opportunities will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. in May. The webinar on Scholar-in-Residence Program for Community Colleges will take place Tuesday, May 22; a webinar on Fulbright opportunities in STEM fields is May 23; and the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence webinar is May 24; the webinar on Fulbright opportunities in Indonesia is Wednesday, May 30; and opportunities in Eastern and Central Europe is Thursday, May 31. Register online. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

UNDERSTANDING FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVES: A SUPERVISOR'S TOOLKITNEW

Attend a live webcast from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 23. Learn supervisor responsibilities, best practices, procedures and legal concerns involved with Family and Medical Leaves.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH AD HOC REVIEW GROUP NEW

OSP is forming a UNI National Institutes of Health (NIH) ad hoc review group. As a member you would review one to two UNI NIH grant proposals per year, and in return could have your own proposal reviewed. If you have NIH experience, or are planning a future submission and would like to join or learn more, email Sarah Bridges.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

NEW SUMMER MASSAGE PRICES

Massage prices for summer session are reduced. Starting May 7, employee and student prices will be $30 for 45 minutes (regularly $35); $35 for 60 minutes, (regularly $45); and $50 for 90 minutes, (regularly $65). Call 273-6119 for an appointment.

FITNESS ASSESSMENT SPECIAL

Women's Health Week, May 13 through 19, encourages women to improve their physical and mental health. The personal fitness department at the WRC wants to do the same. Sign up for a fitness assessment May 13 through 19 for the discounted price of $15. Fitness assessments include resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, measurements, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility. Assessments are tailored specifically to you and your goals. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

BACK CARE WORKSHOP

At any given time, 66 percent of Americans experience back pain. Learn about common causes of back pain and injury, strengthening and flexibility exercises and other tips for back care during a workshop from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, for $15. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, 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.