Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Monday, Jun 2, 2014
Summer Wellness and Fitness News now posted

Summer issues of the June Student Health 101 (SH101), New Student Orientation Issue of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
BOR agenda posted

The next Board of Regents meeting will take place June 4 and 5 in Ames. The agenda is posted online.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
President Ruud's one-year thank you reception

President Ruud is celebrating one year at UNI on May 31. He would like to thank students, faculty and staff for all their hard work from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Friday, May 30, at the President's House. Coffee, juice and pastries will be provided.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
BOR public hearing May 29

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 29, in 030 BCS.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
New Mail Center contacts

Mail Center questions can still be directed to Karen at 273-3230. Questions regarding UPS or FED-EX should be directed to Dale Miller at 273-3636. Any other freight questions can be directed to Cathy at 277-0765.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Live Healthy Iowa Burst Your Thirst Challenge

UNI employees are invited to participate in the Live Healthy Iowa Burst Your Thirst Challenge. Teams track water consumption and activity minutes. The first 75 employees to register will receive a UNI Employee Wellness camelbak water bottle. Visit Human Resource Services to learn more or contact Kari Lien for assistance in creating a team.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
World No Tobacco Day

Employees are invited to celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31. Those interested in learning about smoking cessation services may contact Quitline Iowa at 1.800.QUIT.NOW. When you enroll, a trained Quit Coach will help you create a customized plan to quit.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Memorial Day weekend hours Prexy's & Chats

Prexy's and Chats will be closed Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Online course development awards: spring 2015

Faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system should submit proposals by June 20 for spring 2015 courses. Award details and a proposal form are available online. For more information, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
UNI-NCBI Lunch 'n Learn

An opportunity to learn a unique, effective approach for responding to offensive behaviors or comments in the workplace or personal life will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, in the Presidential Room, MAU. This is a follow-up to the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute workshop, "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion." It provides participants an opportunity to stay connected and work on skill development. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies provided. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or call 273-3210.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
RHG mini-grant deadline is June 2

Reaching for Higher Ground (RHG) mini-grants up to $1,000 are available to support academic year activities and programming planned around the 2014-15 theme Media & Social Media: A Networked Society. Apply and find more information online. The application deadline for the initial round of mini-grants is Monday, June 2; applicants will be notified by June 16. Pending available funding, there may be another round of mini-grants awarded in late fall.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Meet with a TIAA-CREF consultant

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI May 29, June 11, 12, 25 and 26 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? and How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Library hours during Memorial Day weekend

Library hours during Memorial Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Juanita Wright retirement party

Juanita Wright, financial aid, is retiring. A reception to honor her years of service will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 22, in the CME. A program will start at 3 p.m.

Monday, May 19, 2014
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the May 27 edition of Inside UNI is noon, Friday, May 23.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Business Process Users Group meeting

The Business Process Users Group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in 109 CME. Topics include budget, year-end closing schedule, human resources and new financial reports.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
UNI Multimodal Transportation Center closing for service

The UNI Multimodal Transportation Center (MMTC) upper deck will be closed for service starting Wednesday, May 14. The lower deck will be available for parking. On Thursday, May 15, all levels of the MMTC will be closed and will reopen on Monday, May 19. The hard surface lot to the north of the parking deck will remain open at all times.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Efficiency and Transformation Study updates

For weekly updates of activities occurring with the Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) refer to the Efficiency and Transformation Web page and click on the most recent update under Board of Regents TIER Weekly Updates. Updates should be posted late in the day Wednesday.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Summer hours for Maucker Union restaurants

Maucker Union restaurants and convenience stores will be open this summer Monday through Friday as follows: Prexy's, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (hot menu items start at 11 a.m.); Essentials, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Chats from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Retirement reception for Kathy Green and Christie Kangas

A retirement reception honoring Kathy Green, director of University Health Services, and Christie Kangas, director of Admissions, will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15, in the Georgian Lounge and Porch, COM. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Stop by and wish them well.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Finalists for enrollment management position

Finalists for the associate vice resident for enrollment management are scheduled for campus interviews beginning May 13. An open forum will be held by each candidate. Resumes, position description and the open forum schedule are posted on the search website

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
'UNIversitas' published

The latest issue of "UNIversitas," UNI's Journal of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, has been published. Features include a forum on the digital turn in academia, a digital short on gendering women and an elaborate sociological study of college students "hooking up."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Panther Pick Up is May 7-9

UNI's Panther Pick Up is Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9. St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army trucks will be located throughout campus and will accept clothing, dishes, furniture, carpet and other useable household items. For donation times and locations, visit the Panther Pick Up website. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Fall faculty workshop

The Fall Faculty Workshop will explore what it means to move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered teaching paradigm on Thursday, Aug. 21. Register and find more information online. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
UNI eBusiness Suite production system outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, May 9 to 7 a.m., Monday, May 12. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Webfocus and Discoverer reports will be available but will not be updated until Monday.

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