Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Monday, Jul 1, 2013
Timecards will be processed early due to holiday

Because the July 4 holiday falls on a Thursday, all timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 3.

Friday, Jun 28, 2013
Refer a student to UNI

Do you know a family member, friend or neighbor who should attend UNI? Refer prospective students to the admissions office by completing an admissions referral form. Help future students learn more about UNI.

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
Time to file lobbying reports

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30 must be reported by July 1. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. Time to file lobbying reportsIf there is nothing to report, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the president's office with questions.

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
New Motor Pool Rates for 2014

Due to rising costs Motor Pool must raise its rates for the first time since 2009. The new rate structure is posted online. Questions can be directed to Dennis Hayes at 273-7653.

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
New Employee Assistance Program provider

UNI's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider will change effective July 1. Employee and Family Resources, the new provider, will host multiple informational webinars open to all employees during July. Dates and times of sessions and additional information are posted online. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 273-2422, or email

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
Campus Supply to close for inventory

Campus Supply will close for inventory June 26 through June 28. Regular business will resume on July 1. If you have questions, call 277-0765.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Parking deck closure - June 20 and 21

Due to Federal Transit Administration regulations, the parking deck will be closed for cleaning on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. For more information, call Dave Diercks at 273-2792 or Brent Richmond at 273-5374.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Order parking permits online

Parking permits can be ordered online through 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Legislative reception

Help thank our local legislative delegation for their work during the legislative session at a reception from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27, in the Great Reading Room, SRL.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Employee Wellness reminders

UNI Employee Wellness is offering wellness reminders through two different mediums. Employees can like the UNI Employee Wellness Facebook for weekly updates or receive information through an opt-in listserv. If you'd like to subscribe, email

Monday, Jun 17, 2013
Construction work closes sidewalk

The Bartlett Hall contractor has to install a new storm sewer outside of the construction fence. The sidewalk on the southeast corner of the site is closed temporarily. They expect the work to take about one week.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Presenters sought for Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference

UNI Student Support Services will host the annual 2013 Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference on the UNI campus Wednesday, Oct. 9.  Applications for breakout session presentations are now being accepted.  We are seeking interactive and engaging presentations from the UNI community.  This conference averages 150-200 high school and college TRIO students from across Iowa. For more information, email Kailee Becker or call  273-2179. Deadline is Friday, July 12.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Payroll self-service direct deposit now available

Employees can now set up, or make changes to, their payroll direct-deposit information using a new self-service feature. For it to be effective on that pay date, faculty and staff should make changes at least five business days prior and students, three business days. A Quick Reference Guide is available under Employee Self Service.  Questions may be directed to Sherri Baldwin, 273-2656 in Payroll.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Smoking cessation resource

UNI Employee Wellness is sharing a tobacco cessation resource for employees available through Quitline Iowa. Quitline Iowa is offering four weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the form of patches and gum while supplies last. For more information, call 1-800-784-8669 or email

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Temporary location of International Students & Scholars Office

The International Students and Scholars Office is temporarily located in 50 BRC, due to remodeling. The phone numbers will remain the same.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Campus alumni employee social

Did you know there are more than 700 alumni who work on campus? The Alumni Association would like to thank you for all you do. Join fellow alumni employees for Panther slushies and popcorn from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, outside the Alumni House. Are you an alumni association member? Show your card and receive a small gift. This event is made possible by membership dues. 

Monday, Jun 10, 2013
Testing of Emergency Outdoor Notification System

There will be campus-wide testing of the emergency outdoor notification system in each building throughout the day on Tuesday, June 11.  If you have any questions, call 273-4400 or Gary Saak at 273-2622.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Walk-in wellness lab screenings

UNI Employee Wellness is now offering walk-in wellness lab screenings, providing employees a convenient, confidential and low-cost method to assess their health. Learn more about this opportunity by reading the lab screenings brochure. To utilize this new service, complete the lab-screening order form. If you have questions, call 273-2423 or email

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Summer Health and Wellness newsletters available

Summer issues of the Student Health 101 (SH101) and the New Student Issue of Student Health 101 are posted online. Faculty and staff, please direct students to these helpful newsletters. 

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Meet Bill and Judy Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet Bill and Judy Ruud on Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Rod Library or Thursday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m., in GIL 007-009. Introduce yourself, have a cup of coffee and welcome them into the Panther family.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
BOR meeting/agenda

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
Name the new LGBT center

A new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* student center will open in Maucker Union this fall. If you would like to help choose a name for the new center, vote online

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Steve Moon retirement reception

Steve Moon, director of ITS-Network Services, will retire after 34 years at UNI.  A retirement reception will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the Great Reading Room.  Remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New students and parents attend Orientation

New admitted students and their parents will attend Orientation sessions starting June 7 through July 12. Orientation dates are posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
GBPAC announces new season

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming season. The line-up for 2013-2014 shows is posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Benefits open enrollment reminder

Benefits open enrollment for faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and Merit supervisory employees for health, dental, and voluntary term life will end May 29. Additional benefits information and health plan comparisons are posted online.  If you have questions about open enrollment, call 273-2423 or e-mail

Friday, May 24, 2013
Legislative update

The legislative session has adjourned. Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, has posted an update that outlines how UNI fared.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Deadline change for Inside UNI announcements

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline to submit announcements for the May 28 Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff update is noon, Friday, May 24.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis will visit UNI

Angela Davis will discuss "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights,"  at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Massage therapy summer pricing

Massage therapy is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation now through Aug. 2. The cost for community: 15 minutes-$17; 30 minutes-$28;  45 minutes-$38; 60 minutes-$50; and 90 minutes-$70. Prices for UNI students, employees, retirees and families: 15 minutes-$15, 30 minutes-$25; 45 minutes-$35; 60 minutes-$45; and 90 minutes-$65. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New policy on after-hours building access

A new policy, Policy 8.13, After-Hours Building Access has been approved.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the Memorial Day weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Volunteers needed during Orientation

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help the UNI Parents Association staff the parent resource area during new student orientation in June and July. The fairs take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., on Mondays and Thursdays, from June 10 through July 11. If interested, contact Kristin Woods .

Friday, May 17, 2013
UNI-Dome construction project

The tunnel from the WRC to the UNI-Dome floor is shut down for painting and installing new light fixtures. The west-side concourse of the UNI-Dome is being "scrubbed" down to bare cement and re-sealed. Please follow the signs and avoid walking in this area.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - spring graduates

More than 2,200 graduates are joining 107,000+ UNI alumni across the country and around the world. Meet some of our grads who will be working in Iowa, by reading the latest Panther Caucus

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Campus storm shelter locations

This is the height of tornado season in Iowa. Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. The locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are posted online.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements for students

During the summer months, there is no Inside UNI for Current Students email update. However, content will be added to the website as often as needed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements schedule

Do you have summer announcements to share? Since Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff is only being emailed once per week, be sure to submit announcements by noon, Monday. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer camps website updated

The UNI summer camps website was overhauled. Visit the site to see the new camps that have been added this year. There are several EPSCoR funded camps.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Provost's spring newsletter

The spring Academic Affairs Report from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is now posted online.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Service for UNI faculty & staff traveling on university business

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can assist UNI faculty and staff traveling on university business with securing visas. There is no charge for this service, but travelers will be responsible for fees charged by consulates, shipping costs and agent fees (if needed). ISSO can also assist with planning a safe trip and staying healthy abroad. To learn more, visit the ISSO website or email Ross Schupbach.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
ID card charging for non-enrolled student employees

If you employ students who aren't enrolled for summer classes but would like the ability to charge to their university bill, email their name, university ID number and supervisor name to Normally only enrolled students are able to charge to their university name. Exceptions are made in the summer. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gray named director of residence

Glenn Gray has been named assistant vice president and executive director of residence. For the past 12 years Gray has served as director of housing and residence life at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Prior to that, he served for 15 years as assistant director with university housing and dining services at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Gray will begin work at UNI July 1.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dates updated for TIAA-CREF consultations

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI May May 8, 9, 22 and 23 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions 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 or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Summer schedule for Inside UNI newsletter

Effective May 14, the Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff updates will be emailed just once per week. The twice per-week schedule will resume Aug. 20. Announcements will continue to be updated daily on the Inside UNI website.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Enrollment for UNI Child Development Center

The UNI Child Development Center has openings in the 4 and 5 year-old room for fall 2013. This is a full-time program that includes kindergarten readiness skills in social, emotional, cognitive, language and motor development.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Malcolm Price Lab School update

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the razing of approximately 70 percent of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) building during the Dec. 5, 2012 board meeting. Razing has begun and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 31. For more information regarding MPLS construction, visit the recent update.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Online course development awards - spring 2014

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for spring 2014 courses are due June 21. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. Awards for full-time UNI faculty and staff include a course development stipend of $1,000 per unit of credit and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops Aug. 5 and 6. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Monday, May 6, 2013
May health and wellness newsletters available

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

Thursday, May 2, 2013
UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, "UNIversitas," is now posted online. Contributions include new research material at Rod Library, women leaders of the Rwandan genocide, MOOCs, queer adolescent literature, a digital poem and shared governance at UNI.