Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Inside UNI launched in January 2013 replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Pre-tenure summer fellowships

Applications for pre-tenure summer fellowships are due by noon, Friday, March 15. The executive vice president and provost is providing a limited number of
pre-tenure summer fellowships to support tenure-track faculty members in their scholarship, research and/or creative work. The applications are posted online

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Library hours for spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Saturday, March 9, are due Monday, March 25. 

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Maucker Union building hours for spring break

Maucker Union building hours for spring break are posted online.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Women's History Month keynote

Feminist author, Jessica Valenti, keynote speaker for Women's History Month, will lecture on her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6 p.m., Monday, March 11, in Lang Auditorium.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Vol. 8 of UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, UNIversitas, is now published. 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.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Excellence In Liberal Arts Core Teaching Awards

Faculty and students are asked to nominate LAC instructors who merit consideration for the Excellence in LAC Teaching Award. To nominate an instructor, complete the nomination form and email it to Deirdre Heistad  no later than Wednesday, March 27.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Sustainability Awards - now accepting nominations

The UNI Sustainability Council is accepting nominations for the fourth annual UNI C.A.R.E. Awards for dedication to sustainability at UNI. Nominations will be accepted through April 8. Awards will be presented at the UNI Sustainability Conference on April 12. Submit award nominations online.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Faculty academic apparel for spring commencement

If you're planning on attending commencement, and don't have your own apparel, it will be rented for you at no charge.  Reserve apparel by contacting at University Book and Supply. Orders will be taken through March 26.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Proposed policy available for review

The university is currently developing a policy addressing after-hours access to university buildings. Visit the Enterprise Risk Management website and click on Proposed Policy Review to see the policy and guidelines. Comments may be sent to by Friday, March 29. If you have questions, contact Tim McKenna.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Inside UNI schedule change

Due to spring break, Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff won't be published March 19 and 21. It will resume its normal Tuesday/Thursday schedule on March 26.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
February Fulbright announcement

The February Fulbright announcement is posted on the international programs website. For more information, contact

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Class attendance policy updated

Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work has recently been updated.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide modified

The UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide has been modified as a result of interviews with faculty, staff and student organizations. There are two modifications to the guide which will offer more flexibility while still maintaining UNI's identity.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013
Teacher education gift announced

Richard O. Jacobson, a Des Moines businessman, gifted $15 million to UNI's College of Education to enhance teacher education at UNI. For more information, read the news release.

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013
Faculty development: Creative Controversy

Susan Hill, philosophy and world religions, will lead a faculty development session from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 11, in the CME. Hill will demonstrate David and Roger Johnson's "Creative Controversy," a step-by-step small group process that requires participants to engage multiple perspectives on a controversial issue.  Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013
Hands-on grant workshops

A two-session, hands-on workshop will provide strategies for seeking grants from both public and private funding sources. Participants will also do sample searches in some major grants databases. The workshop will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m., March 11 and 13 and will be repeated from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., April 2 and 4, in Studio IT - ITT 138. RSVP to reserve a computer seat online. Offered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll

UNI is one of 14 colleges and universities, and the top college in Iowa, to be recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Award in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, read the news release.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
March Wellness and Fitness newsletters

March issues of 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.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
QUASH is coming

QUASH (Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt) will be held Friday, April 26 with a kickoff in the West Gym. Teams of two to four members will compete all over campus in mental and physical challenges. Register at the QUASH website.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education Annual Conference

The annual conference of the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education will be held April 4-5 at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport. Get more information and register at the network's website.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Retirement reception for Bill McKinley

Bill McKinley will retire from UNI after more than 31 years of service in the Physical Plant. Campus is invited to a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, in the McLeod Center, Alumni Suite. For more information, contact Dean Shoars at 273-3189.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Innovative investing seminar

TIAA CREF's director of global private markets will present "Innovative Investing: TIAA's Alternative Investments" on Monday, March 11. There will be a reception with refreshments from 5 to 6 p.m. and the seminar is from 6 to 7 p.m., in 009 GIL. Visit Human Resources for additional information and to RSVP.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Panther Caucus - keeping tuition affordable

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is committed to keeping tuition affordable for Iowa students. If Iowa's public universities receive a 2.6 percent increase in state funding as well as a $4 million special appropriation for UNI, the Regents have vowed to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduate students next fall. Read more at the Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Maintenance to SIS Applications

The following SIS systems will be unavailable for application patches from 4 to 7 a.m., Saturday, March 2: the MyUNIverse Portal, the SIS CRM application and the Campus Solutions application. This includes the online application for admissions and the online class search. A restart of the databases will be included in this update. There will be a follow-up announcement when maintenance is complete. If you have any problems or questions, contact Travis Horvatich.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Night classes canceled as of 5 p.m. today

Night classes are canceled as of 5 p.m., today, due to severe weather. For more information about cancelations or postponed events, visit