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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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NEWS

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLE AND FITNESS EQUIPMENTNEW

UNI is offering a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). Also on auction will be several Tectrix steppers and a NordicTrack. More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml. You can also contact Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. You can see the pickup on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

ITTC SERVER ROOM MAINTENANCE WINDOWNEW

All servers and power in 128 ITTC will be shut down at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, while final repairs are made to electrical equipment located in that server room. The maintenance is expected to take four hours. All system administrators have been notified and were involved in the planning for this outage. The following is a list of services that will be down, which will have a campus-wide impact: CNS-hosted email and websites; computer science student server (student.cs); CNS-hosted software licenses; CNS hosted printing (labs should be OK); CNS faculty network storage (Windows Z drive, Pandora); and ITS-ET production storage for media content streaming media services (all streaming content from media servers). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/ or call Rick Seeley at 273-7218.

CSBS 'KUDOS' AVAILABLE ONLINENEW

The April 2011 edition of “CSBS Kudos” is now available online. “Kudos,” published twice every semester, highlights the accomplishments of CSBS faculty in teaching, scholarship and service.

COMPENSATORY TIME PAYOUTNEW

Email notification of the annual compensatory time payout procedure has been delivered to all AFSCME, Supervisory and Confidential, and DDH employees. For more information, read the Compensatory Time Payout announcements at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS

Summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, May 9. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 12. Supervisors of staff who do not have email access are asked to inform them of summer hours.

UPDATING THE ONLINE DIRECTORY

The UNI Online Directory (http://www.uni.edu/directory) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION WEBINAR ARCHIVEDNEW

Dewitt Jones, educational leadership, presented "Achievement Gap -- Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors" as part of COE's Hot Topics in Education. To view the archived presentation, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars.

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED FOR COMMENCEMENT

Volunteers are needed to assist with ushering and other guest-service tasks for commencement on Saturday, May 7, in the UNI-Dome. Ushers will need to report at 7 a.m. and will help find seating, distribute programs, answer directional questions, assist guests with special needs and help manage the security lines. To sign up, contact Vee Shaffer at vee.shaffer@uni.edu or 273-3677.

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep the same items from the spring 2011 semester on reserve for the summer 2011 semester should submit a reinstatement request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Friday, May 6. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

G PARKING PERMIT LOTTERY FOR 2011-2012

Names can be submitted for the 24 G parking spaces in the farthest-north row of the Gilchrist lot and 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center. Requests will be taken through 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 15. Requests may be made in writing to the Department of Public Safety or via the online parking permit application in MyUNIverse. Written requests should include name, campus address and area of interest (Gilchrist or Multimodal). The G lottery is open to faculty and staff only. The proposed price for the 2011-2012 G permit is $381. Eligible persons (permanent employees) interested in choosing the 12-month pretax payroll deduction payment option must be available between Monday, July 25 and Monday, Aug. 15, to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit, if eligible. If you have questions about this permit option, call 273-2710.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to UNI on Tuesday, May 24, that will serve 1,000 high school students from the Cedar Valley. This program will provide an opportunity, which is not available to students in the classroom, to explore how careers, technology, recreation, energies, waste reduction and conservation all tie into the concept of sustainability. For more information on how to be involved, visit http://goo.gl/6Ck8z or search for "Green: What Does it Mean?" on Facebook.

OMICRON DELTA KAPPA BOOK DRIVE

Got extra books? Have books the bookstore won't buy back? Donate them to Omicron Delta Kappa's book drive, happening now. Donation bins are located in Maucker Union by Veridian, MSH, SEC and RSL. For more information, contact Michael McGarvey at mcgarvem@uni.edu.

FACULTY SURVEY OF WRITING

The University Writing Committee invites all faculty and instructional staff to participate in the survey on writing. This will complement student perceptions gathered through NSSE and provide data on how writing is actually taught at UNI. Please complete the survey at http://tinyurl.com/2frzgjk.

NEW GOOGLE, UNI PARTNERSHIP

On Monday, April 25, UNI began offering Google Apps for Education (Google Apps) to newly enrolled students. Google Apps is a free suite of Web-based messaging and collaboration applications hosted on Google's servers. Google provides these apps as a service rather than software you have to download and install. To access the apps, you simply use a Web browser on any computer connected to the Internet. See more at http://www.uni.edu/its/news/2011/04/3/new-google-uni-partnership

RESOURCES

EXPANDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIA

India is the largest U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program this year and includes a new teaching/research award that is open to all disciplines and faculties, and for projects in multiple and interdisciplinary fields. Competitive stipends and dependent tuition allowance (K through 12) make this a good option for families. For more information on expanded opportunities for India, visit http://www.cies.org/Fulbright/india/ or email nadia.korobova@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE

Four faculty in HPELS' physical education division, Nancy Hamilton, Cindy Herndon, Kathy Kerr and Carol Phillips, will host an open house to celebrate their retirement after more than a combined century of teaching at UNI. The open house will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. No special program is planned, and no gifts are requested.

CINCO DE MAYO ON COLLEGE HILL

The College Hill Partnership will present Cinco de Mayo on the Hill from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The event will feature local mariachi and Latin pop bands playing in Pettersen Plaza at College and W. 20th streets in Cedar Falls. The event is free and open to the public. A variety of Mexican food and beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be a children’s activities workshop. College Hill Cinco de Mayo T-shirts, designed by a local artist, will also be for sale. For more information, visit www.collegehillpartnership.org.

MAKING A SOLAR SPLASH!NEW

Mark your calendars for the 2011 IEEE-PELS Solar Splash to be held Wednesday through Sunday, June 8 through 12, at George Wyth State Park. Solar Splash is the world championship of Intercollegiate Solar Electric Boating. Teams are traveling from Turkey, Mexico, California, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and other locations to compete in five days of technical and on-the-water events. Solar Splash is a STEM event and is open to the public. For more information, visit www.solarsplash.com.

MUSEUM'S ADVENTURE ACADEMY 2011NEW

Discover the processes of archaeology during a week-long adventure at the University Museum, Monday through Friday, June 13 through 17. Learn the definition of "culture," excavate a fictitious civilization, catalog tools and artifacts, imagine what that society might have been like, and share facts and findings at a special symposium. The event is appropriate for children going into third through sixth grades. The fee is $50 for Friends members; $60 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are due by Friday, June 3. A registration form is available at www.uni.edu/camps.

SUZUKI SCHOOL LESSONSNEW

The UNI Suzuki School is celebrating 35 years of music education for all ages. Applications for summer lessons (violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar) are now being accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki for registration procedures or more information.

KINDERMUSIK TO HOLD SUMMER CAMP FOR LITTLE MUSICIANSNEW

Kindermusik, part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a five-week summer Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Monday, June 20, through Friday, July 22. Kindermusik classes meet once per week and include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as multi-age classes for siblings, are available. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 16; the cost is $50. Register by Thursday, May 12, and save $5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com or contact Tricia Freeman at 319-415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

NEW MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Classes in the 2011 Management Excellence certificate program begin May 19, with one class conducted every Thursday until July 21. The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, May 11. This new, comprehensive, management training program is intended for managers who have a couple years of work experience and want to develop their management ability and boost their confidence in handling the more difficult and uncomfortable situations managers face. Some of the classes in this program include “Fierce Conversations,” “Accountability,” “Business Diagnostics” and “The Art of Making Your Case through Effective Negotiation and Persuasion.” Tuition for UNI employees is $1,998. To enroll, call 273-5851 or email execdev@uni.edu.

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOPNEW

Attend a two-and-a-half day workshop that challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The workshop will take place at Allen College (in partnership with UNI) Wednesday through Friday, May 18, 19 and 20. Application forms are available at the CME.

PERFORMING ARTS

CREME DE LA CREME 11 AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

The 11th annual Creme de la Creme benefit concert will be presented on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will begin with the award-winning Union High School Show Choir of La Porte City. Well-known jazz artists Chris Merz, tenor sax, and Bob Washut, piano, will perform. Washut also will accompany Karen Holvik as she returns from Boston to perform jazz vocals. Frederick Halgedahl, violin, will play “Meditation” from "Thais." Randy Hogancamp will lead the Kaji-Daiko Japanese Drum Ensemble. The Four Spouses, UNI piano faculty Sean Botkin and his wife Serena Hou, and Dmitri Vorobiev and his wife Polina Khatsko, will perform and will be joined by Marleta Matheso for the finale on five grand pianos. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for children and students. Call 273-4TIX for tickets.

UNI CHILDREN’S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT

The UNI Children's Choir will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS MAY E-NEWSLETTERNEW

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services May e-newsletter available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to read updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

GO BY BICYCLE

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is heading a statewide wellness campaign on bicycles, which includes a how-to bicycle manual, travel/trails guide and an Iowa Goes By Bicycle challenge beginning in May. Register or request the guide at http://iowagoesbybicycle.com.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNINEW

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/employment.

MERIT VACANCIES

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

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK & THE WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION 2011

The library hours for Wednesday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 3, are extended hours. 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, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#springfinals