Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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 sarinpramod@uni.edu 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.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center (SAC) is planning study abroad programs for the 2014-15 academic year. This past year, the SAC oversaw 26 short-term, instructor-led programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Coursework included Organizational Management, Multicultural Counseling, Human Relations and Spanish in addition to many capstone options. If interested in leading a program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Library hours between summer session & fall semester

Library hours between summer session and fall semester are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans during semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
CIEP seeks families to befriend international students

The CIEP International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Volunteer your time and friendship for international students who need friends in a home away from home. If you have questions, contact Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Order 2014-15 parking permits

Permanent faculty and staff have until Aug. 15 to take advantage of the monthly pre-tax payment option for parking permit fees. This applies to G, Gm, A and B permits. Order permits in person, in 030 GIL or via the online parking permit application. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
BOR public hearing is July 31

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31 in 030 BCS.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Pardon our progress

Starting Tuesday, July 29, physical plant painters will begin painting crosswalk markings. Areas will be marked off with orange cones and the painters will be wearing safety clothing. Please slow down and drive cautiously when entering these areas. The crosswalks should be completed by Aug. 7. For more information, call Tony Hanson at 273-3126.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
Welcoming new students to campus

If your academic department or program is planning an event to welcome new students to the fall 2014 semester, please submit event details to Kristin Woods by Wednesday, Aug. 6. All events will be posted to the Welcome Week website.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
Free USB thumb drive via buy-back program

Would you like to participate in current research and trade in your old USB thumb drive for a new one? The UNI Lab of Storage and Security Technology is conducting a buy-back program. Visit the website for more information.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
G parking permit lottery for 2014-15

The deadline to submit names for the 24 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and the 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 25. Make requests online or in writing to Public Safety. Written requests should include name, campus address and lot of interest. Any unsold G and GM permits at the beginning of the fall semester may be sold to students via a lottery system. The yearly G permit fee is $406.20; the GM permit is $417.60. Permanent employees interested in choosing the 12-month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available between July 31 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit. For more information, call 273-2710.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014
College Hill Farmers Market to feature DJs

The College Hill Farmers Market brings fresh, local foods to the UNI campus and surrounding communities from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, now through October. The CEEE sponsors and manages the market on the corner of College and W. 22nd streets. On July 24 the market will feature an all-vinyl party with double DJs Pals and Dusty.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Volunteers still needed for the UNI exhibit at the State Fair

Show your support for the university by volunteering for four hours at UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7 through 17. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission ticket, and are asked to interact with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni, in addition to handing out UNI giveaways. Shifts are still available - sign up online. If you have questions, contact Jess Betts.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Campus wildflower walks

Laura Jackson, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will lead a tour of wildflowers on campus. Take a Well-being Walk from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, starting at the Maucker Union Plaza; on July 24, the tour starts near the Panther Plot (behind the Biology Research Complex). Different flowers are in bloom every week, so come for one or both. Contact Laura Jackson with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Hudson Road overpass closure

Weather permitting, routine maintenance work on the Hudson Road overpass will begin Wednesday, July 16. Bridge access will be restored Monday, July 21. Use the 27th Street crosswalk instead. If you have any questions, contact Tony Hanson at 273-3126.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning session on "Dogs & Cats & Horses, Oh My! Making Sense of Service and Emotional Support Animals." Ashley Brickley, student disability services coordinator, will present from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, in the CME. Find more information and register at the student affairs website.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014
Welcome Week volunteers needed

Show your support for incoming students and families by volunteering during Welcome Week festivities. Duties include greeting students, providing directions and general assistance. Several options are available on the Welcome Week and the Move-In Crew websites.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014
Community Engagement: How to Measure Impact

Explore the many different programs of community service and engagement currently offered to UNI students, faculty and staff, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, in the CME. Joe Bolick, business and community services, will share how his department collects and shares data and measures impact.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014
Google analytics training - July 25

UNI Continuing Education and Special Programs invites faculty and staff to attend Google analytics training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, July 25, in 102 SAB. Converge Consulting will share strategies for recognizing the information and metrics you should be looking at, as well as identifying key benchmarks. Lunch is provided. Find details and RSVP online. 

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014
Early processing of student timecards due to July 4th holiday

Because of the of the July 4 holiday, student timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 2.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014
July 4th hours for Maucker Union

Essentials, Chats and Prexy's in Maucker Union will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Prexy's and Essentials will resume normal hours on Monday, July 7. Due to a water shut-down in Maucker Union, Chat's won't open until 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014
Farewell reception for Tabatha Cruz

The Center for Multicultural Education will host a farewell reception for Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator, from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, in the CME.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014
Motorcycle parking available in the MMTC

Motorcycle parking has been added to the Multimodal Transportation Center. The designated area is located on the upper level in stalls 112-115. An MC permit is required to park in the spaces. Visitors can purchase time at the pay station.  

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014
Library hours for July 4th holiday

Library hours for the July 4 holiday are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans during the holiday. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014
Fourth of July hosting opportunity

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is coordinating a host day event for CIEP students who want to learn about American culture on the Fourth of July. Volunteers and families will pick students up from campus around noon and bring them along for their family or holiday festivities, returning the students to campus after day activities or evening fireworks. Volunteer families may host one to four students, depending on each volunteer's capacity and preferences. To sign up, contact Sally Roos.

Friday, Jun 20, 2014
MyUNIverse Portal and Student System maintenance

On Saturday, June 28, the MyUNIverse Portal and Student Systems will be down for maintenance between 8 a.m. and noon. If there are questions or concerns on this outage, contact Chris Triplitt.

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
End-of-year inventory

Campus Supply will accept orders until June 25 and be closed for inventory from June 26 through June 30. Thanks for your continued business.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Campus cooling systems

The storm last night caused many of the campus cooling systems to go off line. Physical Plant staff are working to restart systems as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please call 273-4400.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Migraine and quality of life study

Adults with migraines are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study to learn if a skills workshop can lead to improvements in headaches. For more information, complete an online survey or call 319-384-2845.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Chronic disease management program at UNI

Better Choices, Better Health®, Stanford University's chronic disease management program, is being offered to UNI employees through the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on Mondays, in 007 GIL, beginning July 7. This is a six-week program for persons living with chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Register online or contact Therese Callaghan with questions. Advance registration required. 

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
June Fulbright announcement

The June Fulbright announcement is available at the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2014 must be reported online by Monday, June 30. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
Revised policies
Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
Efficiency and Transformation Study open forum

An open forum about Deloitte's Phase 2 review of the Board of Regents Rising to the Next TIER program will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 16, in the GBPAC. Following the presentation, there will be an open mic Q&A.

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Wireless network access for UNI guests and visitors

UNI is offering complimentary wifi access to visitors and guests via the 'attwifi' network, which will replace 'UNI-Guest' in most campus locations. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to continue using the secure 'WiFi-UNI' network. More information is posted on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Summer construction projects

There are a number of construction projects taking place on campus. A map on the Facilities Planning website shows the location, approximate duration and alternate routes around construction projects

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Billing statements for printing or mailing charges

A link to the PDF instructions for accessing billing statements for printing or mailing charges from the University of Iowa is now included on the order form for printing jobs

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Abandoned bikes

A number of abandoned bikes around campus were confiscated by the UNI Police on May 27 and 28. If your bike is missing, contact the UNI Police at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
Kid Zumba

Zumba for kids ages 7 through 11 features age-appropriate music to encourage kids to have fun moving to the beat. The class is offered at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in 176 WRC. The first session begins June 10. The fee is $25. Register online or in 101 WRC. Contact Dana Foster for more information.

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014
College Hill Farmers Market starts June 5

The College Hill Farmers Market brings fresh, local foods to the UNI campus and surrounding communities from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, June through October. The CEEE sponsors and manages the market on the corner of College and W. 22nd streets.

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