Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Register for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

The UNI fraternity community welcomes all male students, faculty and staff to "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Register online by 5 p.m., April 9. For more information, contact

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Final Thursday Reading Series

The Final Thursday Reading Series will be Thursday, March 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m.; performances start at 7:15 p.m. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Author Letitia Moffitt will read from her new novel, "Sidewalk Dancing" at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Faculty and staff need to report lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 through March 31 must be reported by March 31. 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. ( If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann with questions.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Order spring commencement apparel

If you plan to attend commencement and don't have apparel, it can be rented at no charge. Contact Sue at University Book and Supply to order by Saturday, April 5. 

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Local food box sample day

Check out UNI's Local Food Box Program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 28, in 007 GIL. Sample local foods and sign up to receive a food box (receive 25 percent off your first box). More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Library Mini Comic-Con

Rod Library will host a Mini Comic-Con from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29. The event is free and open to the public. There will be panel discussions, local artists, a magic tournament, video games, costume contest and more. Details are posted on the library's website.  

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
COE 46th Elementary Literacy Conference

The 46th Elementary Literacy Conference will take place April 11. Keynote speakers will be Gary Kelley, local illustrator and UNI graduate, and J. Patrick Lewis, poet and prose writer. Their books will be available for purchase and signing throughout the day. The conference is free to UNI students and faculty. More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Mar 24, 2014
'Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia: Roots of Conflict'

Kenneth Basom, political science; Gregory Bruess, history; and Konrad Sadkowski, history, will provide analysis and take questions on the ongoing turmoil between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia and challenges to East-West relations at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
FY 2015 budget open forums

Plan to attend one of the open forums scheduled to provide input about the FY 2015 budget from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 25 and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26. Both are in the University Room of Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
President Bob Koob to visit UNI

Former President Bob Koob will visit campus on Friday, March 28. There will be a reception from 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall for those wishing to say hello. President Koob served as UNI's 8th president from 1995 to 2006.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation and direction to meet your fitness goals? 
Hire a UNI WRS personal trainer to jump start your health and fitness. 
Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website. 

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

QUASH is back! The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, April 25. This fun event helps raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team of two to four participants today.       

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Office Max Copy paper

The copy paper you've been receiving  for the last two years will be delivered to you in a different wrapping and a new box design but is the same high grade Office Max 30 percent recycled paper from Boise Cascade. For more information, call the warehouse at 277-0765.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Review proposed and revised policies

Policy 3.05 Student Group Travel, 3.10 Registration of Student Organizations, 4.41 Special Compensation, and 8.07 Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus have been revised and are available for comment on the policies website. Draft policy Discrimination and Harassment is also available for comment.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Sustainability Education Summer Institute

UNI tenure and tenure-track faculty can participate in the UNI Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Education Summer Institute 2014. The online application is due Friday, March 21. Selected participants will receive a $2,000 stipend.  For more information, contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150.  

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Now accepting applications for CIEP tuition scholarship

The Culture & Intensive English Program has a scholarship opportunity for individuals recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship will provide up to 100 percent CIEP tuition for either the summer or fall 2014 sessions. If you know of someone who would benefit, please forward this opportunity. Applciation deadline is April 15. For more information, contact or visit the CIEP website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Participate in a poverty simulation

The Student Affairs Diversity Team will host a Community Action Poverty Simulation from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26, at the CME. Participants will assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. Register online

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Update your international profile

Faculty and staff are invited to update their international profiles in the Professional Interest Database. This database allows the campus community to search for faculty and staff with certain interest or expertise in a country or geographical location. To add, delete or edit your information, email

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Open forum for CSBS dean candidate March 24

A presentation and open forum by Brenda Bass, candidate for the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Multipurpose Room, CME. A brief reception will follow. 

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
CORRECTION: End of support for Windows XP

The end of support for Windows XP is quickly approaching. The Computer Consulting Center staff can explain options for upgrading to the latest Windows operation system and whether your current computer is compatible. For more information, call 273-5555 or visit the  ITS website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Google Apps in the classroom workshop

Learn about Google tools available through UNI's implementation of Google Apps from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in 138 ITTC. Explore how you can use them in your course along with your students. Register online.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Using Universal Design for Learning

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning and assistive technology to move beyond convention and toward a varied and flexible classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 24, in 378 LIB. For more information, see the provost's website.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.