Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
New UNI policies

The following polices are new: 9.81 on University Communication and 13.20 on the Duty to Report Child Abuse.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground

Learn how you can get involved with the upcoming 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters project. A campus-wide informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Lobby. For more information, contact higherground@uni.edu.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
UNI welcome reception for incoming President Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus welcome reception for incoming President William Ruud, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber will host a community-wide welcome event for the Ruuds this summer.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - celebrating Black History Month

The latest Panther Caucus highlights a sample of events hosted by UNI during Black History Month. From the African-American Read-In to the kick-off of International Pretty Brown Girl Day, UNI has much to celebrate.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Town Hall meeting on diversity

UNI's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., also in the Ballroom. James Bonilla, an internationally recognized consultant on diversity in higher education, from Hamline University, will be the keynote speaker. More information is posted on the Diversity Matters website

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Free anxiety screening

Learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and take a free screening at the UNI Counseling Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Screenings will be offered at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 1 and 2 p.m.  No registration is needed. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell at 273-2676.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Pre-tenure fellowship awards

The executive vice president and provost has funding available for a limited number of summer fellowship awards, reserved for faculty members on the tenure track, to support scholarly, research and/or creative work to assist with tenure review. Completed applications are due in the provost's office by Friday, March 15.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013
Donna Hoffman will be guest on IPR today

UNI political science department head Donna Hoffman will be a guest on IPR's Talk of Iowa this morning at 10 a.m. She will discuss the State of the Union speech and its significance. 

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Darwin Week to educate community on variety of topics

Darwin Week lectures will be presented from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Speakers will discuss topics related to skepticism, humanism, science and education. The lecture schedule is posted on the Darwin Week website

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to an instructor, usually midway through a course. SGIDs are used to improve teaching, develop ideas for strengthening a course and enhance communication between students and teachers. If you are interested in having a SGID in one of your courses this semester, contact Susan Hill, by March 1.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Strategies for getting the papers you want to grade

A common complaint from faculty is that students don't know how to carry out research successfully. Karen Tracey, languages and literatures, offers strategies to guide students to completing the kind of research papers that faculty want to read. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in the Oak Room, MAU. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Faculty development--Poll Everywhere

Have you ever wanted to get an idea about whether your students understand a point you're trying to make? Poll Everywhere uses cell phones, tablets or computers to poll students in class.  Jason Vetter, educational technology, will demonstrate the system for faculty from noon to 1p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in 136 ITTC.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Imagine the Impact Campaign ends with success

Many thanks to the campus community for sending the Imagine the Impact Campaign over the top by $8 million. The campaign ended Dec. 31, 2012. The total raised was $157,857,609.48. Read impact stories at the foundation website.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Student Employee of the Year nominations deadline

The deadline to submit nominations for Student Employee of the Year is Friday, Feb. 15. Criteria and nomination forms are available at the financial aid website.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
UNI Up Close agenda

Welcome our prospective students and families! UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students on Friday, Feb. 15 and 22. The agenda is posted at the admissions website

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
William Ruud named next UNI president

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, named William Ruud as the next UNI president. For more information about Ruud, visit the presidential search site.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Emergency procedures flier

A new UNI Emergency Procedures flier will soon be posted in all UNI classrooms by the Office of the Registrar. Additionally, all department heads have received, or will receive, a sample flier from their respective VP or dean. Please post the flier in the appropriate gathering spaces associated with your department -- such as conference rooms, break rooms, etc. The goal is wide-spread distribution.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI Day At Capitol

President Allen will host the inaugural UNI Day at the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 11. More than 15 current state legislators are UNI graduates. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology

Applications/nominations are now being taken for the Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology. The awards recognize and encourage UNI faculty committed to effective instructional technologies that enhance learning for students at UNI. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 1. Details are available in this Google Doc

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
John Deere Supply Chain Forum

All students, faculty, and staff interested in transportation and the global market are invited to the John Deere Supply Chain Forum, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Register online.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential search narrows to two candidates

Avijit Ghosh, one of the three final candidates for UNI president has withdrawn his candidacy. Read the announcement here.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forms due

The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website. Candidate evaluation forms are due no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The formal introduction of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - resources

Check out the links under the resource boxes on the Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff page. From HR information to health and wellness, get great information for work and life at UNI.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
Job shadowing opportunity for faculty and staff

The UNI Educational Talent Search program is in need of faculty and staff volunteers to provide a job shadowing experience for students from Central (Feb. 28) and Carver Middle Schools (April 9) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the UNI campus. The students will ask questions about job responsibilities and education. Faculty and staff are invited to join students for lunch (at no charge) if their schedule permits. If you are interested or need more information, email Ruthie Stigler at Ruthie.Stigler@uni.edu by Thursday, Feb. 21 or call 433-1220.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The official naming of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place at approximately 4 p.m. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.  http://www.regents.iowa.gov/index.html

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forum videos online

The UNI presidential candidate forum videos are online at the presidential search site.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Fall 2013: DOR introduces more options for students

Coming fall 2013, students will have a variety of new and enhanced options for on-campus living. Expanded Living Learning Communities tailored by student interest, more than 600 single rooms and more opportunities for juniors and seniors to experience apartment-style living on campus. Learn more about Living Learning Communities at the Department of Residence.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Safety and Health website

Keep up to date on the current safety and health services at UNI. From counseling, to student health to UNI Alerts, visit uni.edu/resources/safety-health.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
February health and fitness newsletters posted

February issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), WRS E-Newsletter and 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.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013
Visiting artist Lisa Orr workshop Feb. 5 & 6

Visiting artist and potter Lisa Orr from Austin, Texas will demonstrate her pottery techniques in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Art Auditorium, Room 111. The event is open to public.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI teaching grads sought worldwide

More than 132 schools and 750 teachers will participate in the annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair Feb. 1 through 3 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The schools that come to the event are typically associated with U.S. Embassies and the U.S. Department of State. See more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Earth Week Photo Contest

The Earth Week Photo Contest is open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. Individuals can submit up to two photos pertaining to Earth Day (wildlife, landscapes, natural scenes, etc.). Please include a short, one-sentence caption describing how the photo is relevant to Earth Day. All photos must be submitted by March 1, via email as a JPEG file to rrttc@uni.edu. For more information, visit the RRTTC website and click on Earth Week Photo Contest under "Current Events."

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum

The public forum for the third UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The candidate's biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on Diversity - Save the Date

The University's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., in the ballroom. This year's speaker is James Bonilla, associate professor in the School of Business at Hamline University. For more information, visit the diversity website

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Get your W-2 forms electronically in the future

Did you wait to receive your UNI W-2 in the mail? Did you know you can receive it electronically at least a week earlier? Change your W-2 delivery preference in Oracle through the UNI Employee Self Service "Extra Information" option to receive an electronic copy of your W-2. View the W-2 Delivery Quick Reference Guide for more information.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - feature stories

Inside UNI will feature weekly stories about faculty, staff and programs. The stories and photos allow campus to learn more about the people behind the faces and UNI's high-quality programs and services. Faculty and staff can submit feature story ideas to Stacey Christensen.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Third presidential candidate will visit UNI Feb. 4-5

Michael A. Wartell, chancellor emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 5. His public forum will be at 3 p.m., Feb. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host the first legislative update of the 2013 session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Sustainability Conference Poster Request

The April 12 and 13 Sustainability Dialogue & Action Conference is taking applications for display posters from faculty, staff, students and community members. Share your information and research on sustainability topics like energy, agriculture, business, etc. Send a paragraph summary of the poster to UNISustainabilityConf@uni.edu by Feb. 10. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 15. Maximum poster size is 36'' wide and 42'' high; presenters are responsible for printing their own posters.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
UNIBusiness Diversity Case Competition - final round

UNIBusiness is holding its second-annual Diversity Case Competition with $5,000 in prizes at stake for winning teams (prize money will be distributed through the Office of Student Financial Aid). The UNI community is invited to attend the final round of competition starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in CBB 109. An awards ceremony and reception will follow in the first floor student lounge of CBB. Learn more at CBB.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum

The public forum for the second UNI presidential candidate will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Commons, Slife Ballroom. The candidate's biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Nominations sought for Lux Award

Recognize outstanding undergraduate students for service and leadership to UNI by nominating them for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22. Additional information is available on the dean of students website.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Save the date for Loewen lecture

UNI will host James W. Loewen, one of the most acclaimed historians and sociologists of race in the United States, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. His lecture will focus on his book "Sundown Towns." Please consider including this lecture in your classes and encourage students to attend. This event is dedicated to the memory of Drake Martin, known for his commitment to diversity inclusion.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Student Employee of the Year

Supervisors, nominate your student employees for the 2012-13 UNI Student Employee of the Year award. Eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available at the financial aid website. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Seed grants available for research with commercial potential

Grants up to $10,000 are available to faculty and staff for applied research with commercial applications in any field, including information technology, medical technology, biosciences, education, manufacturing, etc. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 22, for March through June 2013 projects. Visit the OSP website or contact Christy Twait with questions.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Inside UNI Submission Forms

Submit your campus announcements to Inside UNI under "Submission Guidelines" on the Inside UNI site. There are two forms for Accolades and Announcements. A third form for feature story ideas and media stories will be coming soon. Submissions are reviewed daily and published based on relevancy and timeliness of the announcement and accolade.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Scholastic Book Fair

The UNI Student Reading Association will host the Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 4 through 8, in the SEC Lobby.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum details

The public forum for the first UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The second candidate's forum will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 30, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website

Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Second presidential candidate will visit UNI Jan. 30-31

Avijit Ghosh, senior adviser to the president, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will visit campus Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31. His public forum will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Commons, Slife Ballroom. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

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