Robert Waller, former dean of CBA and best-selling author of "Bridges of Madison County," has given a high level seven-figure gift to UNI in the form of a bequest. In addition to the bequest, there is an annually funded scholarship for economics. The Waller gift is part of UNI's Imagine the Impact campaign, which supports scholarships and programs.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. News items may be submitted via the UNI Online Submission Form.= New items.
The updated website for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Council is now available on the president's website, under the tab "Task Forces/Councils." Information and resources related to the ongoing campus-wide risk management efforts can be found here. Employees are encouraged to contact any member of the council if they have questions related to risk management or assessment on campus.
The Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language & Learning at UNI has launched its website, which contains an overview video and other resources related to literacy, communication and disability studies.
Siobahn Morgan, earth science, was quoted in the Des Moines Register.
The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program summer newsletter has information about current CIEP students, activities, alumni and summer programs.
The Employee Wellness Committee congratulates the nine UNI teams who completed the Live Healthy Iowa 100-day wellness challenge. The 58 employees who participated logged 2,712 hours of activity minutes and lost 216 pounds. Visit the HRS website for a list of the winning teams/individuals and information about upcoming challenges.
The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: REU Summer Research in Hyperspectral Imaging.
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.
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.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the May 29 UNI Online is noon, Friday, May 25.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you drinking enough water? Gather a team of two to 10 employees and participate in the six-week Live Healthy Iowa "Burst Your Thirst" physical activity and hydration challenge taking place June 18 through July 30. UNI employee wellness will pay half of the $8 registration fee. For more information and to register online, visit the HRS website.
Need a little extra motivation to get your summer workout going? Sign up for a six-week online incentive fitness program, Firecracker Fitness. After choosing an exercise goal, participants log their exercise minutes and fruit and veggie servings daily. Each week participants receive a newsletter, fitness challenges, workouts and trivia. This program will help you reach your summer goals by the 4th of July. Save $5 when you sign up with a partner. Register online or stop in 101 WRC.
Chats and Prexy's won't open until noon, Thursday, May 24, due to the water being shut off in the Maucker Union for maintenance. If maintenance is completed sooner, both operations will open earlier. Essentials will remain open for normal business hours.
There will be no special vacation loans for the weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID. View the Memorial Day weekend hours online.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.