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.
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 www.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Safety resources for slips and falls

Read more about safety tips to prevent slips and falls. Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may be. The supervisor will complete the Employer's First Report of Injury Form and will email it to workcomp@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Mini-grants available for Reaching for Higher Ground projects

Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants are available to support academic year activities and programming planned around the 2013-14 theme Food Matters. The grants range from $250 to $1,000. The application deadline is March 29.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Conference on distance education set for March 27

A conference on Perspectives in Quality Online Teaching and Learning will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 27. This distance education conference highlights quality online instruction and student interaction. The keynote speaker is Lawrence Ragan, World Campus, Penn State University. UNI faculty and staff will present a variety of breakout sessions. The conference is free and lunch is included. http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/conference

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
March 6 teacher education announcement

President Allen invites faculty, staff and students to join him along with Gov. Branstad and distinguished guests at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom, for a special announcement and celebration of a milestone moment for teacher education at UNI. The announcement will have a significant impact on students pursuing education careers and for faculty teaching and research. Guests are encouraged to show their UNI spirit by wearing casual purple attire. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Blue Zones Project - campus blitz week

All employees are invited to join UNI Employee Wellness and the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project team the week of March 4 to learn more about the Blue Zones Project and how you can live a longer, healthier and happier life. Visit the Human Resources website for more information on when and where Blue Zones Project representatives will be stationed around campus during the week. Visit with a representative, pledge your support for the project and receive a free T-shirt.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
TIAA CREF consultations

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be visiting campus March 6, 7, 20 and 21 to provide one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
The Panther Plot information session

The Panther Plot is an initiative to establish a sustainable, on-campus student vegetable garden this spring. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the Presidential Room, MAU. For more information, contact unistudentgarden@gmail.com.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013
UNI classes and business operations delayed

UNI classes and normal business operations will begin at 10 am. today, Friday, Feb. 22, due to severe weather. Essential staff should maintain their usual schedule.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
WRC hours affected by the weather

The UNI Wellness/Recreation Center will close at 9 p.m. tonight, Feb. 21. Friday morning, WRC opening and activities will be determined prior to 5:30 a.m. and posted on the UNI home page, UNI Wellness/Recreation Center facebook page and on the WRS Info Line, 273-2391. Health Beat will remain open until 6:30 p.m. today.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
UNI night classes canceled

UNI classes will be canceled as of 5 p.m. today, Feb. 21, due to the weather. If there are any events scheduled for tonight or tomorrow that will be postponed or canceled, please let UR know immediately. Send information to Liz Conklin at 273-6728 or liz.conklin@uni.edu. These announcements will be included on the UNI home page.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Child Development Center Open House - SAVE THE DATE

The UNI Child Development Center will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, located at 1901 Campus Street. Enter through the north door by the track and fieldhouse. Informal tours will be provided of the renovated space and brief remarks will be made by Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
NABL partners with Iowa business

UNI's National Ag-Based Lubricants Center (NABL) announced a licensing agreement with Marion Mixers that could revolutionize the food processing industry. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
NSSE provides a picture of student life at UNI

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) provides information about UNI student experiences, inside and outside of the classroom.
See the NSSE website for details and data. Please encourage seniors and first-year students to complete NSSE.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
Student Disability Services awareness opportunities

Student Disability Services will give free hot chocolate and information about disabilities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 outside of the Student Health Center.  

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
Summer conferences -- housing and dining

Information about campus housing and dining for summer conferences and workshops is available at DOR. Please submit your requests by spring break for the best availability. For more information, contact David Schmid at 319-273-7894. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
National Science Foundation proposals

<p>The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide a brief overview of changes to the National Science Foundation proposal process from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the State College Room, MAU.</p>

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