Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Walk-in wellness lab screenings

UNI Employee Wellness is now offering walk-in wellness lab screenings, providing employees a convenient, confidential and low-cost method to assess their health. Learn more about this opportunity by reading the lab screenings brochure. To utilize this new service, complete the lab-screening order form. If you have questions, call 273-2423 or email

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Summer Health and Wellness newsletters available

Summer issues of the Student Health 101 (SH101) and the New Student Issue of Student Health 101 are posted online. Faculty and staff, please direct students to these helpful newsletters. 

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Meet Bill and Judy Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet Bill and Judy Ruud on Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Rod Library or Thursday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m., in GIL 007-009. Introduce yourself, have a cup of coffee and welcome them into the Panther family.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
BOR meeting/agenda

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
Name the new LGBT center

A new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* student center will open in Maucker Union this fall. If you would like to help choose a name for the new center, vote online

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Steve Moon retirement reception

Steve Moon, director of ITS-Network Services, will retire after 34 years at UNI.  A retirement reception will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the Great Reading Room.  Remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New students and parents attend Orientation

New admitted students and their parents will attend Orientation sessions starting June 7 through July 12. Orientation dates are posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
GBPAC announces new season

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming season. The line-up for 2013-2014 shows is posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Benefits open enrollment reminder

Benefits open enrollment for faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and Merit supervisory employees for health, dental, and voluntary term life will end May 29. Additional benefits information and health plan comparisons are posted online.  If you have questions about open enrollment, call 273-2423 or e-mail

Friday, May 24, 2013
Legislative update

The legislative session has adjourned. Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, has posted an update that outlines how UNI fared.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Deadline change for Inside UNI announcements

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline to submit announcements for the May 28 Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff update is noon, Friday, May 24.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis will visit UNI

Angela Davis will discuss "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights,"  at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Massage therapy summer pricing

Massage therapy is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation now through Aug. 2. The cost for community: 15 minutes-$17; 30 minutes-$28;  45 minutes-$38; 60 minutes-$50; and 90 minutes-$70. Prices for UNI students, employees, retirees and families: 15 minutes-$15, 30 minutes-$25; 45 minutes-$35; 60 minutes-$45; and 90 minutes-$65. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New policy on after-hours building access

A new policy, Policy 8.13, After-Hours Building Access has been approved.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the Memorial Day weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Volunteers needed during Orientation

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help the UNI Parents Association staff the parent resource area during new student orientation in June and July. The fairs take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., on Mondays and Thursdays, from June 10 through July 11. If interested, contact Kristin Woods .

Friday, May 17, 2013
UNI-Dome construction project

The tunnel from the WRC to the UNI-Dome floor is shut down for painting and installing new light fixtures. The west-side concourse of the UNI-Dome is being "scrubbed" down to bare cement and re-sealed. Please follow the signs and avoid walking in this area.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - spring graduates

More than 2,200 graduates are joining 107,000+ UNI alumni across the country and around the world. Meet some of our grads who will be working in Iowa, by reading the latest Panther Caucus

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Campus storm shelter locations

This is the height of tornado season in Iowa. Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. The locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are posted online.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements for students

During the summer months, there is no Inside UNI for Current Students email update. However, content will be added to the website as often as needed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements schedule

Do you have summer announcements to share? Since Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff is only being emailed once per week, be sure to submit announcements by noon, Monday. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer camps website updated

The UNI summer camps website was overhauled. Visit the site to see the new camps that have been added this year. There are several EPSCoR funded camps.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Provost's spring newsletter

The spring Academic Affairs Report from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is now posted online.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Service for UNI faculty & staff traveling on university business

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can assist UNI faculty and staff traveling 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). ISSO can also assist with planning a safe trip and staying healthy abroad. To learn more, visit the ISSO website or email Ross Schupbach.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
ID card charging for non-enrolled student employees

If you employ students who aren't enrolled for summer classes but would like the ability to charge to their university bill, email their name, university ID number and supervisor name to Normally only enrolled students are able to charge to their university name. Exceptions are made in the summer. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gray named director of residence

Glenn Gray has been named assistant vice president and executive director of residence. For the past 12 years Gray has served as director of housing and residence life at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Prior to that, he served for 15 years as assistant director with university housing and dining services at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Gray will begin work at UNI July 1.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dates updated for TIAA-CREF consultations

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI May May 8, 9, 22 and 23 to conduct 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? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Summer schedule for Inside UNI newsletter

Effective May 14, the Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff updates will be emailed just once per week. The twice per-week schedule will resume Aug. 20. Announcements will continue to be updated daily on the Inside UNI website.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Enrollment for UNI Child Development Center

The UNI Child Development Center has openings in the 4 and 5 year-old room for fall 2013. This is a full-time program that includes kindergarten readiness skills in social, emotional, cognitive, language and motor development.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Malcolm Price Lab School update

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the razing of approximately 70 percent of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) building during the Dec. 5, 2012 board meeting. Razing has begun and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 31. For more information regarding MPLS construction, visit the recent update.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Online course development awards - spring 2014

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for spring 2014 courses are due June 21. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. Awards for full-time UNI faculty and staff include a course development stipend of $1,000 per unit of credit and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops Aug. 5 and 6. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Monday, May 6, 2013
May health and wellness newsletters available

May issues of the 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. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities, events and topics of the month.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, "UNIversitas," is now posted online. 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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
University Relations interim director named

President Allen has appointed Kim Brislawn, associate director of University Relations as Interim Executive Director of University Relations, effective May 2, 2013. Kim will lead University Relations until a formal search is completed. She will oversee university communications and marketing efforts to continue to support overall university enrollment goals and the university's strategic plan.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
2013 Iowa State Fair volunteers needed

Volunteer at UNI's newly updated Iowa State Fair booth display Aug. 8 through Aug. 18. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission, and are asked to interact with visitors and distribute UNI giveaways. Sign up online. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Long-Term Disability plan updates

Current Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage has been updated to stay current with national trends. Effective July 1, LTD coverage will be 66 and two-thirds percent of compensation with a maximum monthly benefit of $6,666 for all eligible employees. For more information, visit the Long-Term Disability website.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
President Allen appoints Title IX deputies

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. All Title IX issues must be reported to UNI's Title IX officer. President Allen recently appointed three Title IX deputies to assist the Title IX officer, Leah Gutknecht. More information is posted on the Title IX website and the policies and procedures site.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Department of Residence office temporary relocation

The Department of Residence offices in Redeker Center will be relocated to the Towers Center East Lounge May 9 through Aug. 9 while construction is completed at Redeker Center. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology and marketing. The department phone number and email addresses won't change. Fresh Beginnings administration will move to Rialto at Towers Center. Catering operations will continue out of Maucker Union and Commons. Facilities administration will be based in Shull Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
University summer hours

Effective Monday, May 13 through Friday, Aug. 16, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Supervisors of staff who don't have email access are asked to share this information.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Health, dental insurance open enrollment

Current faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and merit supervisory staff have until May 29 to enroll in or make changes to their health and dental insurance plans. Review your benefit elections to make sure the coverage is financially beneficial for you. Visit the HRS website to learn more about your options and rate changes for the 2013-2014 benefit year.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
ITS faculty workshop summer schedule

ITS-Educational Technology will offer workshops in May, June and July. Several summer sessions will explore new strategies for teaching with technology using current technologies at UNI. Learn how you can use these strategies in your fall semester courses. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Visit the ITS website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop offers a positive, interactive opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators. The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15 or July 16, in the CME. Must be able to attend the full day; lunch provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-2517. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
April Fulbright announcement

April Fulbright announcements are available on the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
12-month pay option

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the July 31 or Aug. 30 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available online in the Forms Repository. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. Questions may be directed to Amy Stanbrough or 273-7049.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Al Hays retirement reception

Al Hays, director of the Public Policy Program, will retire after 34 years at UNI. A retirement reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Voluntary term life insurance open enrollment

All non-temporary employees eligible for life insurance at UNI have until May 29 to make changes to or enroll in Voluntary Term Life Insurance for themselves and family members. This coverage is in addition to the university-provided life insurance. A limited amount of guaranteed coverage is available only during this open enrollment period. Visit the HRS website for more information and to enroll.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Spring 2013 Diplomat Series lecture

As part of the Office of International Programs Diplomat Series, UNI will welcome Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor Roberto Matus. Matus will discuss "Chile: a Road to Development" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in 109 CBB. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by Q & A.  More information is posted on the international programs website.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Sign up for summer fitness classes

Summer fitness classes begin Wednesday, May 15. Check out the new classes, a bootcamp beginners class and several 40-minute classes for a quick and fun workout. Registration is now open online or in WRC 101.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added additional day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting May 6, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online for training. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.