Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
UNI to honor veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, UNI will celebrate veterans with several events. Some include: Veterans Ball at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11, in Commons Ballroom; panel presentation "Support our Troops: Beyond the Decal" at 4 p.m., Nov. 13, in State College Room, MAU; and at 6 p.m., a showing of "The Battle for Marjah" documentary with Q&A, CME; student transition panel at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 14, CME. 

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll

The Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll will cover a mile-long course beginning at the UNI Alumni House at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants are asked to bring used articles of clothing. Each article will enter you in a drawing for prizes. Register online.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
UNI United Way campaign final prize drawing

If you haven't submitted your United Way pledge form and envelope, please return it to mail code 0460. If you need an extra pledge form or envelope, contact All individuals who submit envelopes by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 will be eligible to win a lunch with President Ruud.

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

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.