Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
2013 Exemplary Service Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services (A&FS) is accepting nominations for the 2013 Exemplary Service Award. This award honors A&FS employees for outstanding achievement in the division's core values of service excellence, teamwork and initiative. Nomination forms and information about the award and eligibility are posted online. 

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences launches ArtReach

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has a new outreach program, ArtReach, a partnership with 220 East, an art incubator in downtown Waterloo. ArtReach provides opportunities for community connections from CHAS, specifically in performance, the arts, humanities and music. Read the ArtReach newsletter for details. 

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover, an Iowa native and top contestant on "The Biggest Losers," will discuss his struggles with weight, how the choices we make affect our future, and the importance of a college education. This Reaching for Higher Ground event will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the CME. 

Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Annual Dining Survey continues through Nov. 11

What is your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores? Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Let's talk about teaching

Join guest facilitator Katheryn East for a conversation about Parker Palmer's article "The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching" at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, in 378 LIB. The article is available online.  For more information, visit the provost's website

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis to visit UNI

Angela Davis, civil and women's rights icon, will lecture on "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the GBPAC. Davis is also the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference on Human Rights on Friday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact Michael Blackwell at 273-2250.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Mental health issues and college students

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will host "Mental Health Issues and Today's College Students" from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the CME. More information and registration are posted online. 

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
UNI eBusiness Suite production upgrade outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 to 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Webfocus and Discoverer reports will not be available until 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Twice-a-day mail pickup

Starting Nov. 4, if you get campus mail to a host pick-up site by 2:15 p.m. it will be in the hands of the addressee by the next day. Host pick-up sites are listed online. For more information, call Eric at 273-2828. 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Print Services paper liquidation sale - charge & carry

A paper liquidation sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at the former print services location (corner of Hudson and West 31st street). Paper reams will be for sale ranging from $2 to $3. Other products will be priced as marked. Bring an inter-departmental requisition form with a department head signature and an account number. Sale is charge and carry.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
New policy review process

New and revised policies will be posted for public comment at the UNI policies site before moving to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for approval. The Faculty & Staff International Travel Safety Policy and Student International Travel Safety Policy have been posted on the UNI Policies site for review by faculty, staff and students. They will be available for review until Nov. 15.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Student Affairs Master's Program preview day

Learn about UNI's Master's Program in Student Affairs Friday, Nov. 15. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. Get information about the application process, the curriculum, financial assistance, etc. Register online by Monday, Nov. 11. For more information, contact Mark Rowe-Barth.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Emergency sirens to sound

Black Hawk County will test its emergency sirens at 11 a.m., Sept. 4. The sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Important LAC advising announcement for spring 2013

The Liberal Arts Core Committee has approved an experimental course: HPELS 1059 Dimensions of Well-Being for 2 credit hours. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, including both lecture and lab components, students will satisfy the LAC Category 1D Personal Wellness requirement. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit the Dimensions website.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Leslie Prideaux named director of alumni relations

Leslie Prideaux has been named director of alumni relations. Prideaux is currently assistant director of programs for the University of Iowa Alumni Association. She will serve as president of the UNI Alumni Association, provide strategic direction of alumni association activities, manage university programs and services for alumni and will direct the development of strategies and messages for alumni communications. She will assume her duties on Nov. 18.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Does Evolution Undermine Religion? -- a panel discussion

A panel will discuss conflicts between evolution and religion, and whether there are alternative ways of thinking about these matters at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Workshop Preview Now Available,"Leadership for Diversity Inclusion"

A 45-minute preview of the one-day workshop facilitated by the UNI National Coalition Building Institute is available for class visits, department and staff meetings, residence hall events and similar gatherings. Contact Karen Mitchell.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Engage Us!: Students tell faculty what motivates them

Co-sponsored by NISG, a student panel will discuss what works to keep them involved in class and motivated to learn at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in 406 SEC.  For more information, visit the provost's website

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
CryptoLocker

The latest bad boy in the Windows-based malware arena is CryptoLocker which will encrypt all "user files" that it can see with professional-grade asymmetric encryption. The ITS Security Office offers information about CryptoLocker and how to defend against it.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Fall commencement and academic apparel

The fall 2013 commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, in the McLeod Center. If you plan to attend and do not have your own commencement apparel, it will be rented for you at no charge. Email reservations for apparel to sue@panthersupply at University Book and Supply.

 

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series - K. N. ('Raj') Rajendran

R.N. ('Raj') Rajendran, marketing, will present "Identifying Attributes that Really Matter" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the Presidential
Room, MAU. Please bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

Monday, Oct 28, 2013
Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair

The 2013 UNI Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Services provided by vendors include: chair massages, food samples, blood pressure screening, vision screening, interactive games and more.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Meet and greet with former Minister of Education of Bhutan

The College of Education will host the former Minister of Education of Bhutan Thakur Powdyel from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the fifth floor lounge, SEC. Minister Powdyel and Tim Gilson, educational leadership, will discuss COE's master's program, education policy and practice. For more information, contact Amelia Holden-McMurray.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
College of Education Film Series

The College of Education's Diversity Team will host a showing of the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids" as part of the Educators for Change Film and Book Series at 7 p.m., Nov. 14,  in the CME. All students and staff are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Savvy Social Security: What every employee should know

Due to an overwhelming response, this presentation is being offered again from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, in 109 CBB. Register online. For more information, view the Savvy Social Security poster.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Legislative forum at UNI

There will be a legislative forum hosted by the Northern Iowa Student Government from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in Ballroom A, MAU. Local legislators will be in attendance to respond to questions from NISG, as well as questions from the audience in an open forum setting.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
UNI Make A Difference Day 2013

Volunteers will participate in various service projects for ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program and the Black Hawk County Conservation at local county parks(transportation provided) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will end with lunch. Register by Thursday, Oct. 24 on the Student Involvement Center website.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
BOR agenda is available online

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 23-24 at the University of Iowa. The agenda is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Employee Benefits & Wellness quiz

UNI Employee Wellness is providing employees with an Employee Benefits & Wellness quiz in order to educate and raise awareness of UNI Benefits and Employee Wellness. Employees who successfully complete the quiz can claim a UNI drawstring sports bag at the 2013 UNI Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cedar Valley Small Business Expo

The Cedar Valley Small Business Expo and Pitch Off will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Event details are posted online.  Free exhibitor booths are available for student and community business owners. Call 273-4335 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Discussion of UNI students and technology

Jason Vetter, educational technology, and Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), will discuss what we know about UNI students' experience with, and use of technology. The session will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in 136 ITTC. More information is posted on the CETL website.  

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UNI will apply again this year for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI has been awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" the past five years. Faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory by Friday, Nov. 8. Contact Patricia Geadelmann with general questions and Pat Hart with technical questions.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police are hosting multiple day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions this semester.  V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
CETL and LAC open house

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Liberal Arts Core office invite all faculty, staff and students to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 379-381 Rod Library. Come see the newly renovated space and enjoy light refreshments.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Need help kicking the tobacco habit?

A one-hour workshop will be offered for students, faculty and staff to assess their readiness and identify strategies for kicking the tobacco habit from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 175 WRC. Register by calling the UNI Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Professional development opportunity

Bring your lunch to a short learning session on microagressions (everyday insults, indignities and demeaning messages sent to people of color or other marginalized groups) presented by Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction, from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in the CME.  More information and registration are posted online.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
UNI Diplomat Series

The speaker at the fifth installment of the UNI Diplomat Series to be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Lang Auditorium will be Peter Jahr, member of the European Parliament. Jahr will lecture on the subject of renewable energy and conservation in the European Union.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Kate Pullinger: How the Internet is Transforming Fiction

The Digital Turn begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22,  in the Slife Ballroom, COM with a lecture by Kate Pullinger, an award-winning novelist and co-creator of the young adult digital novel, "Inanimate Alice." Follow the series online and join The Digital Turn on Facebook. 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will host a session, "Front Line Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People" from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the CME. More information and  registration are online.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Conference on African-American Children and Families

Save the date for the 3rd Annual African American Children and Families Conference sponsored by the UNI College of Education on Feb. 27 and 28. This conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Conference is free to UNI faculty and students (registration is required). 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Notice of public hearings at UNI

In accordance with the transparency measures adopted by the Board of Regents (BOR) at its August 2013 meeting, public hearings will be held at each of the Board's five institutions, and the Board Office, prior to each BOR meeting. The public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Business and Community Services Building, Room 030.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Art for El Salvador art night

Help make crafts and art projects to benefit Art for El Salvador at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 122 SEC. Materials and food will be provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you have any ideas.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Assessing and improving your students' critical thinking abilities

Martie Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will lead a workshop based on Susan Wolcott's nationally recognized work on critical thinking from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at the CME. Registration is required.  For more information, visit the provost's website

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Intuitive Eating Workshop

This six-week workshop is especially helpful to the chronic dieter and helps to create a healthy relationship with food. The workshop is from 4 to 5 p.m., on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 24. More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
All UNI faculty invited to Seminar on Japanese Religion

UNI faculty are invited to participate in a seminar with Professor Steven Heine, Florida International University, on "Will the Real Zen Please Stand Up?" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 323 CBB.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
2014 annual benefits open enrollment

The 2014 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Nov. 18. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1. The open enrollment website will be live on Friday, Oct. 18 with detailed information.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Lecture on Japanese religion

Professor Steven Heine, Florida International University, will partner with Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, to deliver a joint lecture on "Japanese Religion: A View from the Streets of Tokyo" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Showcase your research and creative work

Submit your proposals to The Creative UNIversity Conference & Celebration, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, in MAU. Submissions are welcome in five areas: research posters, research presentations, performances, exhibits and maker demonstrations. Proposals are due by Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Face-to-Face - A panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS

Panel members will share personal stories about their successes and struggles living with or helping those who live with HIV/AIDS in Iowa from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 252 SEC. Sponsored by Wellness & Recreation Services and the Cedar AIDS Support System.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013
Campus cooling shut-down

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, Physical Plant will begin switching campus buildings over to winter operations. Cooling systems will be shut down and winterized over the next two to three weeks. Once the cooling is off, it will not be turned back on until late next spring. If you need more information, call Gary Saak at 273-2622 or Ron Hall at 273-2297.

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