Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
University Relations interim director named

President Allen has appointed Kim Brislawn, associate director of University Relations as Interim Executive Director of University Relations, effective May 2, 2013. Kim will lead University Relations until a formal search is completed. She will oversee university communications and marketing efforts to continue to support overall university enrollment goals and the university's strategic plan.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
2013 Iowa State Fair volunteers needed

Volunteer at UNI's newly updated Iowa State Fair booth display Aug. 8 through Aug. 18. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission, and are asked to interact with visitors and distribute UNI giveaways. Sign up online. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Long-Term Disability plan updates

Current Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage has been updated to stay current with national trends. Effective July 1, LTD coverage will be 66 and two-thirds percent of compensation with a maximum monthly benefit of $6,666 for all eligible employees. For more information, visit the Long-Term Disability website.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
President Allen appoints Title IX deputies

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. All Title IX issues must be reported to UNI's Title IX officer. President Allen recently appointed three Title IX deputies to assist the Title IX officer, Leah Gutknecht. More information is posted on the Title IX website and the policies and procedures site.  

Thursday, May 2, 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, May 1, 2013
Department of Residence office temporary relocation

The Department of Residence offices in Redeker Center will be relocated to the Towers Center East Lounge May 9 through Aug. 9 while construction is completed at Redeker Center. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology and marketing. The department phone number and email addresses won't change. Fresh Beginnings administration will move to Rialto at Towers Center. Catering operations will continue out of Maucker Union and Commons. Facilities administration will be based in Shull Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
University summer hours

Effective Monday, May 13 through Friday, Aug. 16, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Supervisors of staff who don't have email access are asked to share this information.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Health, dental insurance open enrollment

Current faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and merit supervisory staff have until May 29 to enroll in or make changes to their health and dental insurance plans. Review your benefit elections to make sure the coverage is financially beneficial for you. Visit the HRS website to learn more about your options and rate changes for the 2013-2014 benefit year.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
ITS faculty workshop summer schedule

ITS-Educational Technology will offer workshops in May, June and July. Several summer sessions will explore new strategies for teaching with technology using current technologies at UNI. Learn how you can use these strategies in your fall semester courses. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Visit the ITS website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop offers a positive, interactive opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators. The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15 or July 16, in the CME. Must be able to attend the full day; lunch provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-2517. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
April Fulbright announcement

April Fulbright announcements are available on the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
12-month pay option

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the July 31 or Aug. 30 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available online in the Forms Repository. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. Questions may be directed to Amy Stanbrough or 273-7049.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Al Hays retirement reception

Al Hays, director of the Public Policy Program, will retire after 34 years at UNI. A retirement reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Voluntary term life insurance open enrollment

All non-temporary employees eligible for life insurance at UNI have until May 29 to make changes to or enroll in Voluntary Term Life Insurance for themselves and family members. This coverage is in addition to the university-provided life insurance. A limited amount of guaranteed coverage is available only during this open enrollment period. Visit the HRS website for more information and to enroll.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Spring 2013 Diplomat Series lecture

As part of the Office of International Programs Diplomat Series, UNI will welcome Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor Roberto Matus. Matus will discuss "Chile: a Road to Development" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in 109 CBB. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by Q & A.  More information is posted on the international programs website.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Sign up for summer fitness classes

Summer fitness classes begin Wednesday, May 15. Check out the new classes, a bootcamp beginners class and several 40-minute classes for a quick and fun workout. Registration is now open online or in WRC 101.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added additional day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting May 6, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 encouraged to attend. Register online for training. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Interpreters/translators needed

The Office of International Programs is in need of interpreters and translators fluent in various languages. In addition, Cedar Valley community members, government and businesses need interpreters and translators.  If you are able to help, please, sign up online.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Stephen Fortgang retirement open house

After 38 years of service to UNI, Stephen Fortgang is retiring. Faculty and staff are invited to a retirement open house and celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Georgian Lounge. A short program will begin at 3 p.m. 

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Carver grant supports educational research and development

UNI received a $2 million grant from the Carver Trust to support the creation of a new Center for Educational Transformation. The mission of this center is to transform education in Iowa and the nation through collaborative research, dynamic practice, policy advocacy and sustainable innovation. 

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
BOR to meet at UNI

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is meeting this week at UNI. The agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
Global Connections Scholar award

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) has a scholarship opportunity for individuals who are recommended by current UNI full-time employees. The scholarship provides up to 100 percent tuition for the June 2013 CIEP session. Recipients are responsible for all other fees. If you know of someone who would benefit from the CIEP, please forward this opportunity to them. For more information, visit the CIEP website.

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