Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Help reduce peak energy demand

The university is working to reduce its peak electricity demand that is traditionally set at this time of year. The forecast for this week is highs in the upper 80s, especially today. Please do your part to reduce electrical use. More information is posted at the energy savings website.  

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
MAP-Works access and training

The MAP-Works early intervention system is available to faculty and staff who work with first-year students. Identify transition needs of individual students and access aggregate data to inform teaching, programming and outreach. Contact Kristin Woods to register for a workshop: from 9 to 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept.16 or from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 102 SAB.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Food Network star to visit UNI Harvest Festival

UNI's annual Harvest Festival is from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Panther Plot. It will feature a special appearance and cooking demonstration by Amy Thielen from the Food Network. She also will give a keynote address from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 4, in the Ballroom, MAU. More information is posted on the sustainability website

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Library Hours for Labor Day weekend

Rod Library hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend are posted online.There will be no special vacation loans during the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Policies for review

Policy 9.01 Grants, Contracts, and Agreements and Policy 3.13 Athletic Financial Aid are posted for review. Policy 9.06 Public Information Services Photo Policy is under consideration for deletion. Comments may be submitted through Monday, Sept. 15.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Register now for WRS fitness and leisure classes

The WRS Fitness and Leisure brochure is available online; link to fitness and leisure. Check out these new classes: Tai Chi, Nia, CycleBlast and TRX Boot camp. There are 56 different sections to choose from. All instructors are certified and fitness studios are filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for Tuesday, Sept. 2 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Thursday, Aug. 28.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Welcome Week reminders

UNI's Welcome Week begins Thursday, Aug. 21 with the Panther Picnic for first-year and new transfer students and continues with several activities throughout the weekend and into the first week of classes. Visit the Welcome Week website for a full list of events. Also, please remember that traffic will be heavy during Move-In, beginning Aug. 21.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Reserve the date for Fulbright representative's visit

Andy Riess, assistant director of outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program in Washington, D.C., will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 12. More details will come soon. If you have questions, email

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Digital-scholarship librarian candidate presentations

The university community is invited to attend presentations in 324 LIB by candidates for the new digital-scholarship librarian position, which will coordinate the new campus institutional repository. The first presentation is from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25; and the second is from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
COMM EM 4600/5600: Scriptwriting open to all majors

COMM EM 4600/5600 Special Topics in Electronic Media: Scriptwriting (3 credit hours) is accepting registration from all majors, undergraduate and graduate. This course is highly recommended for participation in a fall 2014 script competition and spring 2015 film course with award-winning Hungarian filmmaker Ferenc Török. For more information, contact Francesca Soans

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Policies proposed for deletion and review

The following policies have been proposed for deletion: 1.07 Committee Minutes, 5.11 Merit System and Special Assignment Appointments, and 4.71 Unemployment Compensation. The following policies are open for comments: 9.04 Library Privileges, 1.02 UNI Mission Statement, 1.21 Appointment of Board of Regent Members, 4.75 Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program, X.XX Fraternity and Sorority Extension and Expansion, and X.XX Opportunity for First Hire Policy.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Graduate student information meeting, Aug. 27

The graduate student information meeting for all new and returning grad students will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event includes a welcome by April Chatham-Carpenter, interim dean of the Graduate College, a resource fair, a presentation on using Rod Library and a graduate student panel.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
New items on ISSO website

Wondering where UNI's international students come from? What about interfaith holidays for the 2014-15 academic year? Interested in becoming a host family? Will you travel abroad on university business this year? Learn all this and more on the International Students and Scholars Office website or email international services.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI Workshop

Gain new insights on community building in a positive, interactive approach from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. The workshop is facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. Lunch and snacks provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or more information, call 273-3210.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
International Friendship Program is seeking families

Share intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship with international students. This AAUW program is supported by the Office of International Programs and has been around for more than 40 years. Interested students are paired with volunteers from the community each semester. You can apply online or email with questions.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Baker area update

The new sidewalk south of Rod Library is now open. Call Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
Faculty fall technology workshops

ITS-Educational Technology will offer several technology workshops for faculty Aug. 12 through 20. These sessions will explore teaching with technology strategies using UNI's currently supported academic technologies. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Learn more about the sessions and register online.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
GBPAC and autism awareness project

For the past two years the GBPAC has hosted the Tectonic Theater Project of NYC as they worked with UNI students and interviewed people in the Cedar Valley for their play "Square Peg Round Hole," which will premiere at UNI in September 2015. In conjunction with the play, a resource fair and associated activities will take place. Help plan a series of events for fall 2015 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, in the GBPAC conference room. For additional information, contact Amy Hunzelman.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
UNI enables external caller ID

Beginning Aug. 14, UNI will enable outbound Caller ID for UNI extensions. This will display the number of the person calling when someone from the university calls an outside line. For more information, contact ITS Voice Services at 273-7473 or visit its website.

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014
August hours for Maucker Union retail locations

Prexy's in Maucker Union is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Aug. 4-15. Chats and Essentials will reopen for fall semester Monday, Aug. 18.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Aug. 9 is UNI Day at the Iowa State Fair

If you're heading to the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, be sure to wear purple and show support for UNI Day at the Iowa State Fair. Stop by the UNI exhibit in the Varied Industries Building to visit with President Ruud and TC and TK. Later in the day, cheer on President Ruud as he shows a steer in the Governor's Charity Steer Show. The Iowa State Fair runs from Aug. 7-17 and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Conference on Civility and Integrity

All faculty, staff and administrators at UNI, ISU and UI are invited to "Ethics, Integrity, and Civility in Higher Education: New Approaches to Foster a Culture of Trust" at Iowa State University on Sept. 4-5. Topics will include academic freedom, shared governance, research, teaching and integrity. Registration materials will be available soon and partial travel reimbursement may be possible. Further info is available online or contact Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Fall university office hours

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have email access should inform them of regular business hours.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
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.