Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Inside UNI launched in January 2013 replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
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.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Inclusion and Accessibility Resources Fair

The Office of Student Disability Services will host an Inclusion and Accessibility Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Ballroom A, MAU.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
TIAA-CREF individual consultant

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI Oct. 23, Nov. 7, 13, 14 and 26 conducting individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered 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? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Author Tracie McMillan to visit UNI

Tracie McMillan, author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table," will give the Reaching for Higher Ground keynote lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in Lang Auditorium. A reception and book signing will be held from 3 to 4:40 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend both events.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Panther Push

Panther Push is an outreach program where UNI students return to their high schools to talk to prospective students about what UNI has to offer. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Updating Online Directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse >Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Diversity mini grants available

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. More information and the application are posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Invite a visiting Fulbright Scholar as an occasional lecturer

The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar list is posted online. You may view both U.S. and visiting non-U.S. scholars. If you want to invite a scholar to UNI as a lecturer, please be aware that UNI must partner with a minority serving institution or community college to arrange such a visit. For more information, email

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Adobe home-use program - students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff may purchase the entire Adobe Cloud or just Acrobat Pro separately. ITS recommends purchasing the entire Adobe Cloud as Acrobat Pro is included in the Cloud.
 Students only have the option to "subscribe" to the Adobe Cloud software for a recurring monthly charge.
 University Book & Supply is an authorized reseller for Adobe software for personal use. A valid UNI ID card is required for purchase.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Pre-tenure Fellowship Symposium

Faculty and staff are invited to a poster session highlighting the research and creative activity of faculty who received a Pre-tenure Summer Fellowship in summer 2013. The symposium and reception will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. 

Monday, Oct 7, 2013
UNI Homecoming is a 'Purple Tie Affair'

UNI's Homecoming celebration is underway and continues through Saturday, Oct. 12. Visit the Homecoming website for a full list of events.