Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
20+ State Fair volunteers still needed

Volunteers are still needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. Sign up to volunteer for a four-hour shift between Thursday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 23. 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. Contact Jess Betts with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
RAGBRAI Rod Library exhibits

There are three RAGBRAI displays on exhibit at the Rod Library. The main floor exhibit case showcases RAGBRAI and bicycling memorabilia belonging to a library staff member. The Special Collections/University Archives display case includes pictures from RAGBRAI stops at UNI. The Youth Collection display highlights youth books on cycling.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
Redeker Drive to close for repairs

Redeker Drive between Ohio and Campus streets will be closed for pavement repairs Friday, July 24 through Friday, Aug. 7. Please use Campus Street for access to the Gilchrist A lot. Access to the GBPAC visitor lot will be via Ohio Street.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
G parking permit lottery for 2015-16

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 24. Make requests online or in writing to Public Safety. Written requests should include name, campus address and lot of interest. Any unsold G & Gm permits at the beginning of the fall semester may be sold to enrolled students. 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 30 and Aug. 14 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
UNI-CUE has new telephone numbers

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) has new phone numbers. The main number is 273-4772. TRiO program numbers are as follows: the Educational Opportunity Center is 273-4774; Educational Talent Search is 273-4773; and Classic Upward Bound is 273-4775. Direct numbers for UNI-CUE staff are listed in the UNI Directory.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Free workshop on understanding Middle Eastern students

The Culture & Intensive English Program is sponsoring a free workshop on "Using Intercultural Tools to Understand and Support Middle Eastern Students" from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Pre-register (required) and find more information online. Contact Olivia Randolph with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
MyUNI App receives updates

The MyUNI App has been updated on both the Google Play store and the iTunes Store. Some of the new features are a link for the traditions app, a first-year experience button and a button for wellness resources.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Submit Family Weekend activities by Aug. 3

Family Weekend is Nov. 6 and 7. If your college, department or program is planning activities for Family Weekend that need to be included in the mailer, submit details to Liz Conklin by Monday, Aug. 3. 

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Reaching for Higher Ground accepting mini-grant applications

The Reaching for Higher Ground (RHG) Committee is seeking applications for mini-grant awards of up to $1,000, which are due Saturday, Aug. 1. Visit the RHG website to learn more about RHG and the 2015-16 theme: And Justice for All. With this round of funding, RHG is placing a greater emphasis on funding projects that include interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement. If you have questions, call Lori Miller at 273-2634.

Monday, Jul 13, 2015
West 27th Street is closed temporarily

The City of Cedar Falls has begun reconstruction work on West 27th Street between Hudson Road and Panther Parkway. This will require a full road closure which will be in effect for two to three days, depending on the weather.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
Migration to new UNI voicemail system scheduled

Migration to the new UNI voicemail system is scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23. Mailboxes will be available for customization on the new voicemail system starting Thursday, July 16. Visit this ITS resource center for more information. 

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
Welcome Back BBQ Aug. 24

The Center for Multicultural Education will host its annual Welcome Back BBQ from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 with food, music and fun.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
New Graduate College website

The Graduate College website is new and improved. Please check that links you have to the site are working. If you need assistance with the new URL, contact Cheryl Nedrow at 273-2748.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 p.m., every Thursday, at 2205 College St. Find fresh produce, popcorn, bread, jam, baked goods and crafts. Check out La Calle's Farmers Market menu.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
Cedar Valley and UNI trail maps available

Summer is the perfect time to hit the trails! Both UNI and the Cedar Valley have an extensive network of scenic trails. Check out the UNI trail map and the interactive Cedar Valley Trail map for more information.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
Retirement party

Joy Thorson, Office of the Registrar, will retire from UNI after 38 years of service. Stop by between 2 and 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, in 007 GIL and wish her good luck.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
Wildflower walks at UNI

Laura Jackson, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will provide a guided tour of campus wildflowers from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, starting at the Panther Village courtyard. Email Laura.L.Jackson@uni.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
Follow UNI on Instagram

The university has added another platform to its social media presence - Instagram. Follow UNI on Instagram at northern_iowa

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
Policies for review

Review Policy 10.xx Financial Fraud Policy and Review Policy: 13.xx Mobile Device Encryption Policy are posted on the University Policies website and available for comment until 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15. 

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
Prepaid expenses to OBO

As a reminder, if you want to utilize FY15 budget dollars to prepay eligible FY16 expenses (subscriptions, license fees, conference registrations, etc.), OBO must receive those requests by noon, Tuesday, June 30.

Monday, Jun 29, 2015
Internet service outage

Information Technology Services will perform border network maintenance between 6 and 7 a.m., Friday, July 3. Connectivity between campus and the Internet will be unavailable during that time. Accessing on-campus resources, such as remote desktop to your office workstation, will not be possible off campus, and accessing off-campus resources, such as browsing non-UNI websites, will not be possible on campus. Maintenance will not directly impact the data center networks, but data center connectivity to the Internet will also be unavailable.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015
End of year procurement card reconciliations

Please submit June procurement card reconciliations to OBO by Tuesday, July 7 to avoid having your departmental default account charged for the June statement expenses.

Friday, Jun 26, 2015
It's closing time

The end of the year is upon us. Please visit the “Year End Closing Schedule” on the OBO website for a complete list of closing deadlines. 

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015
Thirsty Thursdays canceled

The Thirsty Thursdays events at the Rod Library this summer have been canceled.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Cable TV changes coming June 30

The UNI cable TV channel lineup will change to digital only on Tuesday, June 30. This will require all TVs to have a digital tuner. Most flat screens purchased since 2007 have digital tuners. For TVs that don't support digital channels, an external tuner can be added for about $50 per display. When the change takes place, all televisions will need to be rescanned to receive the channels, following the same procedure when setting up a new television. If you have any questions, email Denny Reimer or call 273-6285. 

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Thirsty Thursdays

Stay hydrated this summer with the Rod Library's Thirsty Thursdays. Rod Library will be serving cucumber water and basil sugar-free lemonade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Thursday through July 23, in the Learning Commons, west entrance, near the Book Bistro.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Campus wildflower walk

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., Wednesday, June 24, starting at the Maucker Union Plaza. Contact Laura Jackson with questions. 

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Meet with a TIAA-CREF individual consultant

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI June 25, July 8, 9, 22 and 23 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics 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 for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Campus Supply to close for inventory

Campus Supply will accept orders through Wednesday, June 24 and then be closed for inventory June 25 through June 30. Regular business will resume on Wednesday, July 1. You can order from the OfficeMax Workplace Online Store during this period. If you have questions, call 277-0765.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
Biscotti's is open this summer

Biscotti's convenience store in Redeker Center is open this summer. Stop in for a quick snack or grab a meal to go. Hours vary by day and month. View a full list of summer dining hours online. 

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
Time to report lobbying activity

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2015, must be reported by Tuesday, 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 is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
Milestones and anniversaries requested

If your department will celebrate a major milestone or anniversary in the next year or two, please send the details to Liz Conklin in University Relations. 

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Abandoned bicycle round-up

The UNI Police Division collected a number of abandoned bicycles on May 28. If you think your bike may be among those collected, stop by 30 GIL or call UNI Police at 273-2712 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will be asked the make, model, color, serial number and location where you last parked the bicycle. A $5 impoundment fee will be assessed for retrieval.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Erbert and Gerbert's now open

Erbert and Gerbert's sandwich shop is now open in Maucker Union, replacing Café Fresco within Prexy's Food Court. Erbert and Gerbert's hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until regular dining hours resume Friday, Aug. 21.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Burst Your Thirst kick-off

Employee Well-being will host a kick off for the Burst Your Thirst Challenge from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 15, in the Learning Commons, LIB. You must be registered to attend. Find more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
New URL for Institutional Research & Effectiveness

As of June 4, the website for Institutional Research & Effectiveness has been updated with a new layout and a new location. A redirect from the old site is in place, but please point your browsers to the new URL. This change will not affect any content. If you need assistance with the new layout, email Kristin Moser

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Construction notice - W. 27th Street

The City of Cedar Falls will start reconstruction work on W. 27th Street between Hudson Road and Panther Parkway beginning the week of June 8. The street will remain open during Stage 1 of the project. Near the end of June, Stage 2 will require a full street closure lasting two days. Further information will be provided once the actual closure dates have been determined.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Student Employment Information Fair is Aug. 21

Register your department for the Student Employment Information Fair, to be held during UNI Now. The fair will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. All departments are encouraged to attend to talk to incoming freshman and transfer students about current and/or future openings. Register your department online. If you have questions, call Career Services at 273-6857.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015
Personal trainers available

Personal trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Email Kristy Leen or call 273-7167. 

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market starts Thursday, June 4. The market operates weekly from 4 to 6 p.m., at the corner of College and 22nd streets and offers fresh produce, homemade bread, jam, fresh flowers, crafts and food for purchase from La Calle. There are several new vendors this year.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
Lifelong University courses

The Lifelong University program is seeking instructors with expertise to teach a course for UNI's Lifelong University. Courses can be four-, two- or one-week long for lifelong learners. These courses are taught by UNI faculty and staff during the spring and fall semesters. If you're interested in teaching a course this fall, contact Kelli McCarthy for more information. 

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
New UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide

Earlier this month, the updated Visual Identity and Style Guide was released. Key changes include: the non-discrimination statement requirements and the new process print vendors must follow (page 2), the use of UNI purple as a primary color for recruitment material (page 8) and new Drupal requirements (page 17). Contact University Relations at 273-2761 with any questions.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
Spring edition of the CIEP International Panther now available

The spring 2015 edition of the CIEP's International Panther is available. Read about current students, CIEP alumni, spring activities, academic projects and new programs. Check out the interactive features of this newsletter, including video interviews, photo slideshows and information links.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
BOR meeting agenda

The next Board of Regents meeting will take place Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, in Ames. The agenda is posted online. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Business Process Users Group (BPUG) meeting

A Business Process Users Group meeting will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, June 1, in the CME conference room. Agenda items include year-end closing schedule, "new" payroll expense and personnel expenditures reports, MyUNIverse-pagelet, ProTrav and iprocurement updates. The meeting will not be streamed live, but will be recorded to view at a later date.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Burst Your Thirst 2015: registration open

UNI Employee Well-being has organized the Burst Your Thirst Challenge happening June 15 through July 24. Teams will compete to track water consumption and physical activity to advance on the leader board. Additionally, UNI Employee Well-being will send weekly emails with opportunities to win incentive prizes. For more information and registration see the UNIBYT page

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Farewell reception for April Chatham-Carpenter

The Graduate College will host a farewell reception for April Chatham-Carpenter from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, in 214 LNG. Come wish April well in her new position at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BOR public hearing

The public hearing for the next Board of Regents meeting will be at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29, in the BCS.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
ITS-Educational Technology offers fall Faculty Focus Workshops

Registration is available for Fall Faculty Focus Workshops which are offered during the two weeks preceding the fall semester. The workshops address the various learning technologies offered for faculty to use with their classes. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Learn more and register online

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center is planning programs for academic year 2015-16. If you're interested in leading an academic program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt. Program proposal submission deadline is Monday, June 15.

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