Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Diversity Inclusion lectures

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt will show two of his films in Lang Auditorium. "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a documentary on gender roles in hip-hop and rap music will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11; "Soul Food Junkies," which explores the food and culture of the American South, will show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. A lecture and discussion will follow each film. For more information, contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers host Darwin Week

Darwin Week is a free annual event dedicated to science, reason and critical inquiry. Faculty and keynote speakers will present on skepticism, science, activism and sexuality Feb. 10 through 13 in the CME.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Harassment Prevention sessions

Attorney Sara Laughlin will present several sessions of Harassment Prevention Training Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Several sessions are designated for supervisors only. Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Teaching e-Conference

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology will present the Seventh Annual e-Conference "Teaching Competencies" on Friday, Jan. 24. Conference topics may be of interest to faculty in other fields. For the conference schedule and information on how to access the conference, visit the CETL website.  

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
ASIFlex mobile app

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participants can use their smartphone or tablet to review their FSA account and file claims using the device's camera. The app is available on Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple devices.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
UNI Student Employee of the Year

Supervisors please nominate your student employees for the 2013-14 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form is available at the career services website. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
EAP Employee Webinar: Creating Wealth

UNI employees are invited to attend "Creating Wealth: Stocking Up For the Long Haul"  from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28. This webinar will focus on financial wellness and is offered by Employee & Family Resources, UNI's EAP provider. Learn more online about all of the services available through EAP. 

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Using newspapers in the classroom: examples & resources

John Johnson, Gerri Perreault and Chris Miller will offer active learning strategies for using newspapers in the classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in 378 LIB. Visit the CETL website for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI state relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in the Elm Room, MAU. Topics include the state budget process and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
CME Voices newsletter

The January "VOICES" newsletter is now available at the CME and on its website. Correctly answer trivia questions in the newsletter to win a prize. 

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Personal/baby care items donation drive Jan. 27-31

The UNI United Way committee will collect personal care (shampoo, soap, deoderent, shaving items, etc.) and baby care (diapers, wipes, baby soaps, lotions, etc.) items Jan. 27 through 31 to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: COE main lobby, 2nd floor; 5 CBB; 027 GIL; Essentials in MAU; 010 RDC; and the Alumni House. Donations also will be accepted at the UNI men's basketball game on Jan. 29. To arrange for a pick up of donations, call Jess Betts at 273-3851.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
Nomination reminder - faculty award deadlines

The nomination deadline for the Distinguished Scholar Award and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Faculty nominated for these awards will be sent instructions for submitting materials. Award guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
New seasonal employment website for camps

Human Resource Services has developed a new website focused on hiring for athletic and academic camps (seasonal employment).  All camp directors and administrative staff supporting camps should review this information now in preparation for 2014 camps. 

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
Opportunity to apply for/renew passports

Need to renew or apply for a new U.S. Passport? Come to the UNI 2014 Spring International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU, to fill out your application. The Black Hawk Recorders Office will be there to process passports.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
Supervisor Performance Appraisal Training

HRS will provide Supervisor Performance Appraisal Training in February and March. Participants will learn how to approach and follow through with the performance appraisal and the entire performance management process. To register, visit the Training and Development Web page.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
WRS Personal Training

Kick off the new year with a UNI WRS personal trainer. Visit the WRC website and fill out the "Pre-Training Information Form" under the "How Do I Get Started" tab. For more information, call 273-7167.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Putting 'Poll Everywhere' to the test

 Join Kathryn East as she explains how she uses Poll Everywhere and how it has affected her classroom practice from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in LIB 378. East will also cover student feedback on the use of the technology. For more information, visit the CETL's website.  

Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Health Beat lockers available

Is the frigid cold making it hard to haul your workout attire? Health Beat, MAU, has lockers for rent. Call 273-7167 or talk to the Health Beat desk supervisor for details.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Live Healthy Iowa at UNI

Join thousands of Iowans and the UNI community for Live Healthy Iowa's 10-Week Wellness Challenge. Teams participate by tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss. Incentive prizes will be awarded by UNI Employee Wellness. Visit Human Resource Services for more information. 

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies

UNI Police will host evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Jan. 28, in 109 CME. 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

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Nominations for MWOne Academic Advising Award

This award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations, due by Friday, Feb. 7 can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available online. 

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Professional development opportunity: FERPA basics

Bring your lunch to a learning session on FERPA basics presented by Mary Baumann, associate registrar; Rachel Jones, training specialist; and Phil Patton, registrar, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the CME. Get more information and register online.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event

The Service and Leadership Council is hosting a meal-packaging event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 20, in Maucker Union. The meals will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Volunteer at the event or make a donation; $1 buys four meals. Find more information and register to volunteer online. To make a donation, visit the donation page

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
January Fulbright announcement

The January Fulbright announcement is posted on the international programs website under announcements. The  2015-16 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition opens Feb. 1. Email oip@uni.edu for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall

The 6th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Commons. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1:30 to 2 p.m., and the 2014 Diversity Matters awards will be presented at approximately 4:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Regina Dixon-Reeves, the faculty diversity/development specialist at the University of Chicago. More information is posted online. 

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
January Health, Wellness and Fitness News now available

The January issues of Student Health 101 (SH101) and the WRS E-Newsletter are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities/events/topics of the month.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Library hours for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend

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

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Become a UNI WRS personal trainer

Personal trainers provide motivation and direction for individuals wanting to attain their health and fitness goals. Attend an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in 150 WRC. For more information, call 273-7167.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Holiday necessitates Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the deadline for submitting announcements to Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff for Tuesday, Jan. 21 is noon, Friday, Jan. 17.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
UNI Up Close materials

The dates for UNI Up Close are Friday, Feb. 14 and 21. If you need assistance with promotional materials to distribute, please submit your request to University Relations no later than Friday, Jan. 24. 

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
The International Friendship Program seeks friendly families

The International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program that recruits hosts who are interested in making a student's experience in the United States warm and comfortable while learning about another culture. Apply to host a student today. The deadline to be paired with an international student is Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Casual conversations about teaching

Gary and Deanne Gute will continue the conversation begun at The Creative University Conference in December by discussing what it means to be a creative teacher at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, in 1017 BAR. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Details are posted online. 

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
BOR to hold forums for superintendent search

The Board of Regents (BOR) has scheduled open forums for the public to comment on the desired qualities of the next superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. For the Jan. 16 forum, the ICN site at the Cedar Falls AEA, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., will be available for public participation beginning at 4:45 p.m. Individuals may submit written comments at the BOR website.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Nominate a P&S employee for the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Awards

Regents Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from Iowa's public universities who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Winners will be acknowledged by the Iowa Board of Regents and honored at the P&S Council's Meet the Pres event in the fall. Guidelines and nomination forms are online.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014
2013 W-2s

Electronic W-2s were made available Jan. 10 for current employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed approximately Jan. 17. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on changing your election to view your W-2 online in the future. 

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Student employment changes

As of Jan. 2, Career Services is administering UNI student employment. The phone number (273-6394) and email (UNIstudent-jobs@uni.edu) remain the same. The office is in 102 GIL and the mail code is 0384. For questions about student employment, contact Sarah Goblirsch.

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Office and departmental directory information is online

University directory information is available online in several formats. The link to the directory is located in the header at the top of UNI Web pages. On this site are links to listings of campus offices, including phone numbers, mail code and address; a listing of personnel by office/department; and an interactive university organizational chart. To update an organization or department's name, location, phone/fax number, etc., email changes to paf-support@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
Apply/renew U.S. passports at International Opportunities Fair

Learn about programs in more than 60 countries at the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU. The Black Hawk County Recorders Office will process new passports and renew old ones. Details about passport applications are posted on the study abroad website

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
UNI goes mobile

Take UNI with you on your smartphone with our new mobile apps. The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones via mobile Web.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 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, Jan 7, 2014
TIAA-CREF one-on-one counseling sessions

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Jan. 9, 29 and 30 and Feb 12, 13, 26 and 27 to conduct individual counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered 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 or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
'The Vagina Monologues' casting call

Seeking woman-identified students, faculty and staff for "The Vagina Monologues" performance. A casting call will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 15 and 16, in 108 CAC. No acting experience is necessary. If unable to attend, email Beth Dehne to schedule another time.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
Harassment Prevention sessions

Attorney Sara Laughlin will present several sessions of Harassment Prevention Training Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Several sessions are designated for supervisors only. Registration is required. 

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Hours for Parking Operations

Now is the time to return your parking permit if you won't need it for spring semester. Parking Operations will be open regular hours Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20. Monday, Dec. 23, Gilchrist Hall will be locked. For access, use the intercom on the east side of the building. The office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Office hours Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 10 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions, call 273-2712.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Applications sought for dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Applications are now being accepted in the internal search for the new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Position details are posted online. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 14.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Baker tag sale preview

A preview for the Baker Hall tag sale is available for employees from 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 13, and from 9 to 11 a.m., Jan. 14. Stop in 117 BAK first for procedures. Items are free for on-campus use only. Contact Emily Creighton for more information. 

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Correction: Holiday mail delivery

There will be no mail delivery to departments between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. Deliveries will resume Jan. 2. For more information, call Karen, Dale or Eric at 273-3230 or 273-2828.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Panther home games during holiday break

The UNI men's basketball team has three home games scheduled during break. The Panthers take on Iona Dec. 28, Bradley on Jan. 1, and Drake on Jan. 11.  All three games are at 7 p.m., in McLeod Center. General admission tickets are just $5 for these games.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
UNI Financial Literacy Club event

Attend the UNI Financial Literacy Club event for a chance to win $1,000 and gain financial enlightenment at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. For more information, contact Mike Finley at 580-483-5811 or visit his website.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Diversity Matters Fair

The Diversity Matters Fair will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Georgian Lounge. The Diversity Town Hall Meeting will follow from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Slife Ballroom. Departments, programs, student organizations and other campus units will showcase their diversity-related initiatives. To participate, contact Amy Petersen

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