Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Correction: MAP-Works workshop options

If you teach or advise first-year students and would like access to MAP-Works, sign up for an instructional workshop online. Options are at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 18; at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19; or at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Reminder to RSVP for installation

Faculty and staff who have earned a master's degree or higher are invited to march in the installation procession wearing academic apparel appropriate for their highest degree. If you need to rent apparel, you may do so free of charge through University Book & Supply. Email Sue Sonnenberg ( at UBS by Wednesday, Sept. 18. Faculty and staff who are marching, regardless of robe needs, still need to RSVP for the event. Your RSVP information is what will be used in the program.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Ethics in Organizations Symposium

UNI will co-sponsor a symposium on Oct. 18, focused on ethical issues in academic, business and nonprofit organizations. UNI President Bill Ruud will be the keynote speaker, followed by faculty and community presenters. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
UNI to host Military and Veterans State conference

UNI will host the annual Military and Veterans State Conference Monday, Sept. 23. The keynote presentation will be given by Meredith Kleykamp, University of Maryland professor of sociology. Breakout sessions will focus on the unique aspects of military and family culture, how colleges and universities can help military members succeed, and tools to help overcome the challenges of transitioning back into civilian life. The conference is free for UNI faculty, staff and full-time students; register online. For more information, contact

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Free flu shots

UNI Employee Wellness is offering free flu shots for all faculty and staff. Select a clinic date and location that is convenient for you; no appointment is needed. The vaccine is available while supplies last. Questions can be directed to

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
MAP-Works instructional workshops

MAP-Works is an early intervention system for UNI first-year students, which supports student success and retention. MAP-Works allows faculty and staff to identify students who are struggling during the transition to college, and get them connected to resources early in the semester. If you teach or advise first-year students and would like access to MAP-Works, attend a 60-minute workshop in ITTC 136: Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon.; Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.; or Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Sign up online

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters

The 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme is "Food Matters." Please visit the website to learn more about the project and view a list of events. The Reaching for Higher Ground project aims to build a stronger campus community, one more accepting of people of different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Payroll self service direct deposit is available

Employees can set up, or make changes to, their payroll direct-deposit information. Faculty and staff should make changes at least five business days before payday, and students three business days, for it to be effective for that pay date. Instructions are available in the Employee Self Service section of Quick Reference Guides and under How Do I... on the OBO/Payroll website. For more information, contact Sherri Baldwin or 273-2656.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Free biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free Biometric Health Screening to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in 007 GIL. All employees who attend will be entered into a drawing for a 60-minute Jiva massage. Call Human Resource Services at 273-2423 to schedule an appointment by Sept. 20.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Open forum for Alumni Relations director candidates

The two remaining candidates for the position of director of Alumni Relations will participate in open forums in Maucker Union. Presentations will be from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in the Presidential Room and 1 to 1:50 p.m., Sept. 16, in the Elm Room. Resumes for each candidate will be posted online two days prior to the presentation.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
BOR to meet on campus

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Sept. 10 and 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Texting in class: does it result in lower grades?

How many faculty have said "Put your cellphones away, please!" Anecdotal evidence suggests that students who text during class may earn lower grades. Dennis Clayson, marketing, will analyze and discuss his research on the effects of texting and multitasking on student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 319 CBB. 

Friday, Sep 6, 2013
Panther Plot Harvest Festival

The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members to a sampling of local foods, music and garden tours from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 12, at the corner of University Avenue and College Street.  

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Scott Ketelsen named director of University Relations

Scott Ketelsen has been named director of University Relations. Ketelsen is currently director for Marketing and Media Production at the University of Iowa. He is a 1982 graduate of UNI and a strong Panther supporter. Ketelsen will oversee university communications and marketing efforts to continue to support overall enrollment goals and the university's strategic plan. He will assume his new duties on Sept. 16.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Services for faculty/staff traveling on university business

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can assist UNI faculty and staff traveling abroad 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). For more information, visit the ISSO website or email Ross Schupbach

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Campus Connexus 2013

The fifth annual Campus Connexus will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, i the Commons Slife Ballroom. This is a fun opportunity for faculty and professional staff to make scholarly connections across campus. Participate in short paired conversations and consult with experts in various areas. Registration is required by Sept. 10.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Saturday Panther Open Houses

Register your academic department for the fall browsing fairs and Saturday Panther Open Houses on Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9. Register online by clicking on the links at the bottom of the website. For more information, contact Jenny Connolly at 273-2281.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
September Health and Wellness newsletters

September issues of Student Health 101 (SH101) and the WRS E-Newsletter are 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. 

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Rainbow Reception

The Rainbow Reception is an event where students, staff, faculty and community members network with campus and area organizations to celebrate the upcoming year and find LGBT* resources. The Rainbow Reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 11, in the GBPAC .

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Travel and Research Funds for Students

Students who travel to present or compete at a conference can apply for travel funds through the Intercollegiate Academic Fund. The fund also makes awards to support student research and creative activity. Upcoming application deadlines include Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
UNI to host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

UNI will host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Leadership Lecture Series. A special Q-and-A session for students is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the GBPAC; her formal lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Admission is free; tickets are required. Tickets will be available: Thursday, Sept. 5 for UNI students only; Friday, Sept. 6 for students, faculty and staff; and Monday, Sept. 9 for the general public. Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations or call 319-273-7469.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Interpreters and translators needed

The Office of International Programs, Cedar Valley community members, government agencies and businesses are in need of interpreters and translators fluent in various languages. International Programs is creating a database of faculty, staff and students who are interested in providing this service. To be included in the database, Complete the form online. Note that UNI police will have access to this database.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Become a conversation partner

Interested in learning more about different cultures? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) seeks volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Visit the CIEP website or the office in 72 BAK. For more information, call 273-3410 or email

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Professional Development Assignment 2014-2015 application available

An application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2014 and/or spring 2015 are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1. PDA awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2748.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Massage Therapy

Treat yourself or a friend to a relaxing massage by licensed massage therapist Ann Pixler in 104 WRC. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.