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Physical Plant

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Title Date Summary
1 The Campanile: a campus icon
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:49, p.01
4/5/2018 The history and current problems that are facing the upkeep of the Campanile.
2 UNI steps up recycling
Vadhera--Aashita (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.2
9/24/2015 Although UNI is already recognized as one of the country's most environmentally responsible universities, the Physical Plant is taking further steps to maintain UNI's "Green college" title; such as creating universal recycling bins.
3 Roundabouts: the crisis of our times
Jackson--Michael (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:5, p.3
9/14/2015 Columnist Michael Jackson discusses the proposed roundabouts on University Avenue and why he believes people are freaking out over nothing; photo.
4 GBPAC stage set for 2011-12 season
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:2, p.1
8/30/2011 The stage in the Performing Arts Center has been replaced following the breaking of a sprinkler head prior to the Blue Man Group last year. $150,000 was spent on the new floor.
5 GBPAC continues operations after burst pipe
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:43, p.2
3/11/2011 Blue Man Group performances were cancelled following a burst pipe. The group has been rescheduled for September; photo.
6 Wasteful practices escalate paper costs
Jensen--Brice Tyler (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:20, p.1
11/6/2009 Student impatience blamed for the overuse of printing at Rod Library. Fliers and a new policy of a forty page limit are aimed to help reduce waste. Paper is recycled, but increased costs of paper and toner require action; photo.
7 Warmth flows from residence halls much earlier than years past
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:14, p.8
10/16/2009 Due to the unusual cold temperatures, the physical plant has turned on the heat to campus buildings. Weather forecasts and student comments are taken into account in making the decision.
8 Tallgrass Prairie Center to present seminar on sustainable water quality retrofit installations
Public Relations News Release 2008:340, p.1
2/5/2009 Paul Meyerman, assistant director of operations planning and physical plant administration at UNI, will discuss how the installations fit in with UNI's sustainability principles and the cultural challenges associated with incorporating these techniques.
9 UNI group makes global warming local
Lee--Yi-Hsuan (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:35, p.10
2/6/2007 Goal of Green Project UNI is education of students on issues relating to waste reduction; photo.
10 Sterling agrees to explore options
Hamblin--Ashley (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:15, p.1
10/21/2003 Coal dust from UNI coal pile is blowing into Sterling apartments; settling dispute out of court.
11 UNI to host telecast about sustainability at the university level
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/1/2003 Topic will be resource management.
12 UNI resolves IOSHA issues; fines are decreased
Public Relations News Release 2002:526, p.1
5/9/2003 UNI's IOHSA infractions are reclassified, lowering fines by 50%.
13 Meeting to address safety citations, university concerns
Koppes--Kevin (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:55, p.1
5/2/2003 UNI administrations will meet with representatives from Iowa's OSHA to talk about employee safety in response to recent violations.
14 Maintenance workers mainly unsung heroes
Collins--Elizabeth L. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:36, p.1
2/14/2003 Terry Sheerer describes the duties of a grounds and landscape crew member.
15 Board of Regents meeting -- UNI topics and sources
Public Relations News Release 2002:81, p.1
9/17/2002 The Iowa Board of Regents will meet at the University of Iowa on September 18 and 19; UNI has several items on the docket.
16 UNI lauded for safety practices
Public Relations News Release 2001:489, p.1
5/16/2002 UNI's incident rate is 2.52.
17 Birds prove to be a nuisance for quads residents
Geffers--Rebecca M. (Student--2001-2003)
Northern Iowan 98:28, p.1
12/14/2001 Physical plant is working on ways to scare the birds away from UNI.
18 Winter is on the way
Campus News Network 12:7, p.1
11/20/2001 Guidelines for snow removal are listed.
19 More to UNI than just teachers and students
Griffin--Michael Lloyd (Student--2000)
Northern Iowan 97:33, p.11
1/30/2001 Discusses experiences that staff workers have had working on the UNI campus; photo.
20 Winter is on the way
Campus News Network 11:9, p.1
11/20/2000 UNI's Physical Plant Services are getting ready for the winter months.
21 Thanks to UNI Physical Plant
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 97:15, p.8
10/17/2000 Thanks the Physical Plant staff for cutting back the amount of pesticides used.
22 Physical Plant says herbicides harmless to UNI population
Boyle--Shaun
Northern Iowan 97:14, p.1
10/13/2000 The use of herbicide on university land has decreased by 54 percent from last year.
23 Let it snow
Campus News Network 10:8, p.1
11/22/1999 Schedule of snow removal routes.
24 Behind the scenes heroes
Campus News Network 10:2, p.2
8/30/1999 Physical Plant Safety and Health Committee hosts picnic for Physical Plant employees; photo.
25 More to custodians than meets the eye
Chandler--Nathan
Northern Iowan 95:41, p.6
3/2/1999 Custodians are the unseen forces behind the University's leaders and coaches.
26 Years of experience protecting UNI; Dean Shoars
Gansen--Eric F. (Class of 1998)
Northern Iowan 94:44, p.9
3/13/1998 Director of Physical Plant and Department of Public Safety juggles many tasks everyday.
27 Attention to cleanliness appreciated
Harris--Susan (Physical Plant Staff)
Northern Iowan 94:40, p.6
2/27/1998 Custodial staff thanks Amanda Kirk for her February 16 letter about students picking up after themselves.
28 Custodians not 'maids' to clean up after 13,000 students
Kirk--Amanda J.
Northern Iowan 94:37, p.7
2/17/1998 Student asks other students to put their trash where it belongs.
29 Vehicle rentals at risk; state looks at changing policy
Gansen--Eric F. (Class of 1998)
Northern Iowan 93:24, p.2
11/22/1996 Proposed change in University vehicle use policies may affect student groups.
30 Turf management . . . a major?; golf courses and football fields
Cross--Scott
Northern Iowan 93:15, p.11
10/22/1996 UNI may offer a turf management program beginning next April.
31 Cleaner view of UNI
Appleby--Doug
Northern Iowan 93:1, p.18
8/30/1996 Profile of Physical Plant staff member Lynn Christenson; photo.
32 Financial concerns, 1970-1976
Lang--William C. (Vice President; History Faculty)
A Century of Leadership and Service 2:0, p.389
7/1/1995 UNI administrators battle in the General Assembly and with the Regents for adequate funds; questions about the future of the Laboratory School.
33 Non-academic staff
Lang--William C. (Vice President; History Faculty)
A Century of Leadership and Service 2:0, p.323
7/1/1995 The growth of various categories of UNI employment; Physical Plant employees organize; institution of the Merit System; photo.
34 'Tis the season (construction, that is)
Campus News Network 5:17, p.6
5/8/1995 Calendar of campus construction projects beginning or ending this summer.
35 What In the World?: How Observant Are You?
Logan--Mickey
Old Gold 0:0, p.24
6/1/1993 Different photographs from around campus. The object is to guess where the picture was taken to see how observant you are. The answers are in the corner upside down; photo.
36 Pesticide usage to be discussed
Northern Iowan 89:38, p.5
2/12/1993 Physical Plant sponsors panel on pesticide use on campus.
37 UNI's snow removal causes concern for physically disabled
Lovick--Kelli R.
Northern Iowan 89:31, p.1
1/19/1993 Handicapped students find it difficult to get around campus; photo.
38 UNI clocks out of whack; students, faculty, and staff unhappy¿
Hyer--Shawn R. (Class of 1994)
Northern Iowan 88:37, p.4
2/14/1992 Some students and faculty find incorrect time disconcerting; plant services finds it difficult to get clocks set.
39 Snow removal on campus is not an easy task
Little--Todd Alan (Classes of 1993 and 1996)
Northern Iowan 88:25, p.6
11/26/1991 Plans and methods for clearing snow.
40 Building services takes a 25 percent staff reduction: Budget cuts leave Physical Plant shorthanded
Phipps--David (Student--1990)
Northern Iowan 88:6, p.1
9/20/1991 Staff reduced from sixty-six to fifty-two full-time employees; administrator outlines plans for getting work done with smaller staff.
41 UNI uses few hazardous chemicals; "Unlike Iowa and Iowa State"
Feuling--John S.
Northern Iowan 87:17, p.1
10/30/1990 UNI has small amount of hazardous materials because of lack of research being done on campus.
42 Cart proves handy
Haire--D. Barry
Public Relations News Release 86:40, p.1
2/23/1990 Physical Plant staff uses Cushman carts to get around campus quickly.
43 UNI to begin using biodegradable bags
Funcke--Jill A. (Class of 1990)
Northern Iowan 85:43, p.5
3/7/1989 Will use starch-based bags in wastebaskets.
44 Physical plant praised
Cowley--Helen Thornton (Laboratory School Faculty)
Northern Iowan 85:32, p.2
1/27/1989 Appreciates clearing of snow from walks.
45 UNI's maintenance is "ongoing process"
Stephenson--Jodi
Northern Iowan 85:27, p.6
12/2/1988 Leland Thomson talks about maintenance; Campanile work is special project.
46 Student files pay complaint
Stickfort--Patty
Northern Iowan 84:65, p.1
7/15/1988 Harry Bond believes that some jobs were improperly classified.
47 Physical Plant holds many summer job opportunities for students
Sporrer--Kim
Northern Iowan 84:52, p.5
4/12/1988 Variety of outdoor jobs available.
48 Cooking, serving 9,000 without steam presents challenges for Northern Iowa food service personnel
Public Relations News Release 1987:284, p.1
2/25/1988 Dining center resort to using disposable plates and silverware to accommodate the lack of steam due to a boiler break in the Physical Plant. Staff who normally worked in dish washing are placed on trash detail.
49 Northern Iowa boiler repair ahead of schedule; mild weather appreciated on campus
Public Relations News Release 1987:283, p.1
2/25/1988 Temperatures in buildings across campus drop due to a steam valve malfunction in the Physical Plant's main boiler. John Conner thanks faculty and staff for their cooperation in the ordeal.
50 University of Northern Iowa boiler problems bring 'cool-down' to campus
Public Relations News Release 1987:281, p.1
2/24/1988 A boiler malfunction in Physical Plant No. 2 causes temperature drops of fifteen degrees in buildings across campus. Duane Anders explains that available steam must be redirected to high priority buildings, namely residence halls and dining centers.

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