Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Danielle Allen will lecture on the MLK legacy

Danielle Allen, author, political theorist and professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit UNI in January. Allen will lecture on "Our Declaration and the King Legacy" at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in Lang Hall.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Danielle Allen will lecture on the MLK legacy

Danielle Allen, author, political theorist and professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit UNI in January. Allen will lecture on "Our Declaration and the King Legacy" at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in Lang Hall.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Danielle Allen will lecture on the MLK legacy

Danielle Allen, author, political theorist and professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit UNI in January. Allen will lecture on "Our Declaration and the King Legacy" at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in Lang Hall.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama at GBPAC

Rock and gospel legends Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at 7:30 p.m., this Friday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Local musicians Clarence Williams and the Rising Sons Will play at 6:15 p.m., in the GBPAC lobby. Local Reverend Willie Rockett will perform on stage with the Blind Boys. Tickets are still available.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Leave requests under the Family & Medical Leave Act

"Leave Requests under the Family & Medical Leave Act" has been rescheduled from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, in the CME. This session will provide information on the university's process, procedure and policies related to the Family & Medical Leave Act. The same session will be offered Wednesday, March 25. Advance registration is required. Contact Therese Callaghan with questions.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
New charter bus agreement

Purchasing has negotiated a new, exclusive agreement with Windstar Lines for all university charter bus needs. Highlights of the agreement include a 10 percent discount on all trips. Information on the contract and how to book a bus can be found on the Contracts and Purchasing Agreements page. For more information, contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
African American Children and Families Conference

The African American Children and Families Conference will be Feb. 19 and 20. Participants will hear from scholars and practitioners who will provide expertise in the education necessary to empower and develop the African American community. Details are posted online.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Library hours for finals week

Rod Library hours for finals week are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Library hours for finals week

Rod Library hours for finals week are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015

Save these dates. Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Family Weekend will be Nov. 7 - 9.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015

Save these dates. Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Family Weekend will be Nov. 7 - 9.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015

Save these dates. Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Family Weekend will be Nov. 7 - 9.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
SRA contribution limits will increase for 2015

The maximum tax-deferred contributions allowed by the IRS for calendar year 2015 have increased. The SRA maximum will be $18,000. If you are age 50 or older, you can take advantage of the "catch-up provision" and may defer additional amounts. The older than 50 "catch-up" maximum is $6,000. Find more information and SRA forms on the Human Resources website.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Faculty Focus Technology Workshops Jan. 5-9

ITS-Educational Technology will offer several technology workshops for faculty during the week of Jan. 5. The workshops will explore teaching with UNI's currently supported academic technologies and will explain how to integrate these technologies into your spring semester courses. Register and view the calendar online. 

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
UNI community service projects

UNI is collecting examples of its community service from all areas of the university. Faculty and staff are asked to report activities from last academic year (2013-14) by Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Sharon Silva

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
'Workaholics' star Adam Devine tickets on sale now

Adam DeVine is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. DeVine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show, "Workaholics." He will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
'Workaholics' star Adam Devine tickets on sale now

Adam DeVine is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. DeVine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show, "Workaholics." He will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
'Workaholics' star Adam Devine tickets on sale now

Adam DeVine is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. DeVine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show, "Workaholics." He will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
2015 Renewals of cell phone & data access allowances

The Cell Phone and Data Access Policy requires employees receiving cell phone and data access allowances to have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office of Business Operations website for links to the policy, form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be submitted to Business Operations by Friday, Jan. 9 to ensure receiving the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Applications being accepted for Faculty Fellows program

Iowa Campus Compact is accepting proposals for its 2015-16 Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellows program. All disciplines are eligible to apply. Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 24. For more information and application details, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website. 

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Reminder - Grad College faculty awards deadline

Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award must begin with the department or college regular graduate faculty. Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award nominations must begin with nomination by a UNI graduate student or regular graduate faculty member. Faculty nominated for these awards will be notified with instructions for submitting materials. Guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
PSE's Bids for Kids Holiday Auction

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host its 5th annual Bids For Kids Holiday Auction from 4 to 7 p.m., Dec. 13, at the Prairie Lakes Atrium. There will be a live and silent auction along with dinner to support the Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit payitsquare.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Ugly Sweater Contest

Sweaters will be judged for a chance to win prizes at noon, Thursday, Dec. 11, in Maucker Union.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Seeking proposals for 2015 STEM summer day camps

CHAS is seeking proposals for STEM summer day camps to be held on campus. Proposals for up to $7,000 for STEM-themed camps that meet at least one EPSCoR priority will be considered. Submit proposals online by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. 

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Diversity Matters Awards: call for nominations

The Diversity Matters Award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to UNI in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Additional information and the nomination form are posted online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Monday, Jan. 5. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
New CETL reading group

The first "Waking Up White" CETL/NCBI reading group for spring 2015 is full. A second group will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays: March 10, March 24, April 7 and April 21. Get more information and register online.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
Camp Dodge Home Away From Home, 1917~1918

The UNI Museum will present "Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918" by Michael Vogt, curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum, at 7 p.m., Dec. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
College of Education clothing sale

Kappa Delta Pi will host a College of Education clothing sale in the Schindler Lobby on Dec. 9 and 10. Check out the new colors and warm winter apparel in a wide variety of sizes.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
Policies for review

Review Policy: 13.03 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement and Review Policy: X.XX Policy on the Assignment and Changing of Grades are available for comment until Friday, Dec. 19 at the policies website

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Traveling abroad for UNI business/activity?

Attend a Lunch & Learn at noon, Wed., Dec. 3, in the State College Room, MAU or Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Elm Room, MAU. Study Abroad Center services discussed will be travel registry, insurance, immigration, U.S. Department of State safety enrollment, etc. Feel free to bring your lunch; coffee and sweets will be provided.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Elect Her - Campus Women Win!

UNI will host Elect Her–Campus Women Win Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Students will gain hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The event is free. To nominate a student for this opportunity, complete a nomination form by Friday, Dec. 12.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Annual 'Meet the Pres' event

The P&S Council's annual "Meet the Pres" event will be at noon, Monday, Dec. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom B/C, MAU. There will be an address by President Bill Ruud, recognition of the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live music. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Jean Wiesley at 273-2333.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Teaching online: It Can Be a 'Hat Trick'

Belle Cowden, continuing & distance education, will provide an overview and discussion of the different "hats" a faculty member wears-- pedagogical, social, managerial and technical--to effectively teach an online class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Candidates for vice president for university advancement

Candidates for the position of vice president for university advancement will visit campus on the following dates: Dec 1 and 2; Dec. 3 and 4; Dec. 8 and 9; and Dec. 10 and 11. Each candidate will make a presentation during an open forum. Candidate resumes and open forum times and locations will be posted on the search website approximately one week prior to each candidate's visit. 

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Adopt-a-family program

Kappa Delta Pi will host an adopt-a-family program sponsoring three local families. Stop by their booth in the Schindler Lobby, Dec. 1 through 10, for details. Participate and help support our community.

Thursday, Nov 20, 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--for example, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
CIEP scholarship opportunity for ESL students

The Culture & Intensive English Program has a scholarship opportunity available for ESL students recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship provides 100 percent CIEP tuition for the spring session, Jan. 13 through March 6. If you know someone who would benefit, please forward this opportunity to them. The application deadline is Dec. 7. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
Participate in UNI Town Hall Diversity Fair

The UNI Diversity Town Hall will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. The diversity fair will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom, MAU. Organizations with an emphasis on diversity are invited to participate. If your group is interested, email Amy.Petersen@uni.edu with your group's name and any electricity needs. Further details will follow in early January.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Free fountain drinks at 23rd Street Market during break

The 23rd Street Market, located in Commons, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22 through 29 during Thanksgiving break, with the exception of Nov. 27 and 28. With each purchase, customers will receive a free fountain drink in their own refillable cup. Cups are available for purchase if needed. One refill per visit; no limit on daily visits. Details on hours are posted online.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation

Library hours during Thanksgiving break are posted online. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 15, are due Monday, Dec. 1. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Election 2014: What did it mean?

Faculty in the Department of Political Science will discuss the results of the 2014 midterm election and what this means for governing at the state and federal level in the next two years at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants available

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is accepting applications for mini-grants for the spring 2015 term from UNI departments and units for activities focusing on the theme "Media and Social Media: A Networked Society." Mini-grant awards are up to $1,000; the deadline is Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for this prestigious award. More information and the nomination form are posted online. Nominations are due by Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
EAP Services webinar for supervisors and managers

EAP is offering a webinar geared toward supervisors and managers in using EAP services for themselves and employees, and also other tools used in leadership roles. The webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Academic Master Plan meeting

All faculty and academic administrators are asked to assist with development of a new Academic Master Plan for the university from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in Ballroom C, MAU. There will be opportunity to provide input on UNI's academic mission and vision in working groups.

Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Baker Lot to open Tuesday, Nov. 18

The new Baker parking lot located south of Rod Library will open on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Access is via Campus Street. The parking lot has 30 ADA spaces and 15 metered spaces.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
'Elf: The Musical' at the Gallagher Bluedorn

Celebrate Christmas in November with "Elf: The Musical" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Based on the now classic 2003 film, this musical is happy enough for kids and plenty smart for adults - a show for the entire family.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI eBusiness Suite production upgrade outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 to 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Discoverer reports will not be available until 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
International Student Panel for faculty

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Classroom Perceptions and Challenges." What do international students think about their academic lives at UNI? How are classes different in the USA versus their home country? Learn about the international student experience from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Ballroom C, MAU. For more information, contact Noel N. Nathan.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Internationalizing UNI's curriculum: a faculty panel

Peter Berendzen, biology; Tammy Gregersen, language & literatures; Konrad Sadkowski, history; and Chris Schrage, marketing, will discuss how students benefit from a curriculum that helps them successfully interact with many different cultures and people from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information, visit the CETL's website

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