Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Academic Master Plan meeting

All faculty and academic administrators are asked to assist with development of a new Academic Master Plan for the university from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in Ballroom C, MAU. There will be opportunity to provide input on UNI's academic mission and vision in working groups.

Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Baker Lot to open Tuesday, Nov. 18

The new Baker parking lot located south of Rod Library will open on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Access is via Campus Street. The parking lot has 30 ADA spaces and 15 metered spaces.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
'Elf: The Musical' at the Gallagher Bluedorn

Celebrate Christmas in November with "Elf: The Musical" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Based on the now classic 2003 film, this musical is happy enough for kids and plenty smart for adults - a show for the entire family.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI eBusiness Suite production upgrade outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 to 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Discoverer reports will not be available until 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
International Student Panel for faculty

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Classroom Perceptions and Challenges." What do international students think about their academic lives at UNI? How are classes different in the USA versus their home country? Learn about the international student experience from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Ballroom C, MAU. For more information, contact Noel N. Nathan.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Internationalizing UNI's curriculum: a faculty panel

Peter Berendzen, biology; Tammy Gregersen, language & literatures; Konrad Sadkowski, history; and Chris Schrage, marketing, will discuss how students benefit from a curriculum that helps them successfully interact with many different cultures and people from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI plastic bag exchange is back

The UNI sustainability office and Rod Library will host a plastic bag exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the East Lobby, LIB. Bring in five or more plastic bags in exchange for a UNI reusable bag. Limit of one reusable bag per person. All plastic bags turned in will be recycled.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
New location for Organizational Chart

The Organizational Chart previously housed on the Institutional Research server has been updated and moved to the Web team's servers. A new shortened URL has also been created: Please update any pages you maintain that reference the Organizational Chart.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Geography Week at UNI

UNI Geography will celebrate Geography Awareness Week on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. UNI will host Anna Pestereva, Aerial Services Inc., who will discuss open source GIS and new trends in geospatial technology at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 228 ITTC.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Student Affairs professional development fall conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference, "Maximizing Effectiveness," will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. Lyn Redington, director of residence life, will deliver a keynote address, "Keys to Success," at 8 a.m. Three concurrent sessions will be offered by a variety of UNI faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To learn more and to register, visit the professional development Web page. 

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
UNI BSU Open Mic Night

The UNI Black Student Union will host an Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Lang Auditorium. Special guest hosts are Nicole Lyricc and Rage Almighty. Interested individuals can sign up in 005 CBB or email All talents are accepted.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
5th Annual Multicultural Night

The African Union will host its 5th Annual Multicultural Night from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free. More information is posted online or contact Nebiyou Abebe.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Around the World in 120 Minutes

This event allows visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, on the main floor of Rod Library. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page, Facebook and Twitter. Further weather information is on the UNI Weather Information page.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act

HRS will offer training for employees and supervisors on the procedures and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI electrical peak

Utilities/Energy Management has announced that this year's electrical peak is 10.028 MW. This is the lowest the peak has been since fiscal year 2000.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Increased limit for Health Care Flex Spending

For 2015, the health care FSA maximum employee contribution limit has increased from $2,500 to $2,550. If you have already completed your enrollment, and wish to increase your election, log in from the open enrollment Web page to complete a new enrollment. Remember, to continue participating in the flex spending benefits in 2015, you must re-enroll no later than Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Transfer Council request

The Transfer Council is working to explore and improve the experience of transfer students at UNI. If you're a faculty member who was a transfer student as an undergraduate and might be interested in assisting with Transfer Council initiatives, please email Kristin Moser or Kristin Woods.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Flu vaccines available for faculty & staff

Attend a walk-in flu shot clinic from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 or Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Health Center to receive a flu vaccine at no cost. Flu vaccines available while supplies last.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Military and Veteran activities this week

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Military and Veteran Student Services Center open house from 11 a.m. to 2 pm., Nov. 12, Maucker Union Plaza level. A Military and Veteran Resource Fair will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the GBPAC. A panel of four successful veterans will discuss how their military experience set them up for civilian success at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CME.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Online course development awards: summer/fall 2015

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2015 courses are due Nov. 21. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online.  Awards include a course development stipend of $1,000 per unit of credit and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops Jan. 5-6, 2015. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Graduate College Social Mixer

The Graduate College Social Mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Network with graduate faculty and students from programs across campus, and learn about the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Faculty fall Commencement apparel

Faculty who plan to attend fall Commencement, and do not have apparel can rent it for no charge. Contact Sue at University Book and Supply to order by Nov. 17.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
This week at the Gallagher Bluedorn

The Gallagher Bluedorn will host a variety of events this week, including concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and featuring a performance of "Beyond Glory," Stephen Lang's ode to American soldiers at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Veterans receive one free ticket to the show. Call 1-877-549-7469 or stop by the box office to pick up your ticket.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Working with small group dynamics in the classroom

Alison Bianchi from the University of Iowa will lead a workshop on how social inequalities at the societal level create structural inequalities at the small group leve from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, in 1043 BAR. Visit the CETL website for more information.