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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPROVEMENTS TO MYUNIVERSE NAVIGATIONNEW

Within MyUNIverse, the Academics and Finances tabs have been consolidated into the newly created Resources tab. All Legacy pagelets were removed. Faculty Center and Adviser Center are available under the Resources tab. Improvements have also been made for students. If you have issues accessing MyUNIverse, refresh your browser or visit this SIS website for additional details.

http://www.uni.edu/sis/content/f5clearcache

VIOLENT INCIDENT DEFENSE STRATEGIES (V.I.D.S.)NEW

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions starting Nov. 1, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/vids.shtml Contact Lt. Joe Tyler joseph.tyler@uni.edu or Officer Chad Walderbach chad.walderbach@uni.edu for additional information.

2013 SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION LIMITSNEW

The supplemental retirement plan contribution limit is increasing from $17,000 to $17,500 in 2013. The catch-up contribution for those age 50 or over remains at $5,500. Additional contributions can help increase financial security in retirement. Visit the HRS website to complete a new Salary Reduction Agreement if you would would like to start or change your enrollment. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/retirement/gsra.shtml

CELL PHONE POLICY HAS BEEN UPDATEDNEW

Policy 9.46 on Cell Phone and Data Access has been updated. http://www.uni.edu/policies/946-cell-phone-and-data-access

STUDY ABROAD RANKINGNEW

UNI's Study Abroad Center's Capstone in Southern Italy was named a Top Pick in the 2012 Abroad101 Study Abroad Rankings. The rankings were determined based on the 16,000 student reviews hosted on Abroad101. http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/

AUCTION FOR SURPLUS FROM MALCOLM PRICE LAB SCHOOL NEW

The auction for surplus items from Malcolm Price Lab School is Nov. 7, 8 and 9. The schedule for the auction is as follows: Nov. 7, science, industrial tech and art items; Nov. 8, music and athletic/PE items; Nov. 9, lower and middle elementary items. Classroom materials and furnishings will be sold all three days. See the Office of Business Operations website for additional details. http://www.uni.edu/obo

OPPORTUNITIES

A PEEK AT THIS WEEK'S CAMPUS EVENTSNEW

This week's events range from two carillon concerts to an art exhibit to the Teacher Induction Convocation. Check out this week's events on the University Calendar of Events. http://www.uni.edu/unicalendar/calendar/2012-W44

ACTIVE LEARNING USING DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIESNEW

Lindsay Cohn, political science, will share some of the games and simulations she uses in her classes from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Cohn will lead a discussion on ways to apply these types of games to other disciplines. Sponsored by the executive vice president and provost. For more information contact Susan Hill. Susan.hill@uni.edu

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.