Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI November workshop

Gain new insights on community building in this positive, interactive workshop facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or information, visit the diversity website or call 273-3210.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
EAP Employee Orientation Webinar

Employee & Family Resources ( is providing Employee Orientation webinars on Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Register today (;jsessionid=abciE...) to learn about the resources available to you and your family members, including confidential telephone or in-person counseling, legal & financial services, elder care resources, and many more. Employees may also view a recorded version ( ) of the webinar.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Community Engagement: How to Measure Impact

The conversations and workshops on UNI's community engagement activities continue on November 4, when Dr. Adrienne Lamberti, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures and Professional Writing Program Coordinator, presents on "Documenting Your Impact" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education. Dr. Lamberti will discuss methods for effectively demonstrating the benefits of community outreach projects, specifically when using quantitative-focused institutional documentation to report on qualitative impact.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time benefits eligible employees can review and change their benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. For more information about Open Enrollment, please see our Open Enrollment website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday Reduced Operations | Dec. 25, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the Holiday Reduced Operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The campus is invited to attend “Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity” to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY14. The celebration will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Georgian Lounge. A brief program and awards ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign kicks-off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 14. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is at the United Way website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday reduced operations | Dec. 25 - Jan. 4

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the holiday reduced operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program workshop

Faculty are invited to attend a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU to learn about the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, email

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Educators for Change November article study

The Educators for Change Book Club will discuss the media's depiction of disability at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the 5th floor lounge, SEC. The article is available online. 

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
International Education Week

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide by participating in any of our weekly events to celebrate International Education Week. A full schedule of events can be found at

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Pfohl to speak on campus Oct. 31

Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and leader of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, will speak on "Strengthening America Through Service" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in 002 SAB. A Q&A will follow. This lecture is part of the annual celebration for the Elinor A. Crawford & William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Free UNI football tickets for veterans and current military

Free tickets are available for UNI and community members who are veterans or military members for the football game against Illinois State at 4 p.m., Nov. 1. To request tickets, email Julia Heuer or call 273-3040.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Theatre UNI opens 'Love and Information'

The play "Love and Information" explores how social media affects our interactions through fragments snatched from personal relationships. It is produced in partnership with UNI's Cornerstone course, which focuses on media and social media. Performances begin Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 9. Show details are posted on the Theatre UNI website. 

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Student Disability Services to host lunch-and-learn student panel

Student Disability Services will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Elm Room, MAU. Current students will discuss their experiences attending UNI as a college student with a disability.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
UNI graduate programs open house

Get information about UNI graduate programs available on campus and at a distance from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Ballroom/Lounge, COM. Speak with graduate program faculty and advisers and learn about support services, including financial aid. While not required, RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted online. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services is accepting nominations for its 2014 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. Electronic nomination forms and information about both awards and eligibility are available online.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Policies for review

The following polices are available for review and comments: 1.20 Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 10.XX Records Retention, 2.04 Curriculum Management and Change, 2.05 Honorary Degrees and 13.16-Use and Security of Protected health Information. The following policies are available for deletion comments: 1.22 BOR Governance, 1.23 BOR Regular Meetings, 1.24 BOR Attendance at Meetings, 1.25 Hearings before BOR, 1.26 Communication of Students, Faculty, and Staff with BOR. Review and post comments by Nov. 14, at the policies and procedures website. 

Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Bartlett Hall re-dedication

Celebrate the renovation and re-dedication of Bartlett Hall at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Thompson Commons, on the ground floor. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach

Join us on Friday, Nov. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CBB 109 for a guest lecture and workshop with Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Learn about groundbreaking insights into understanding how the human brain operates and how it generates stress, robbing our lives of joy and vitality. Sood has developed a program that integrates cutting edge advances in neurosciences with timeless principles to help lower stress and anxiety, and enhance resiliency and wellbeing.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Sergey Golitsynskiy, communication studies, will present "A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Breakfast with TC and TK

Don't miss Breakfast with TC and TK from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Rialto Dining Center. Cost for the event is $6 for Alumni Association members and children under 12. Non-members pay $12. Register online. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Meeting non-western writers: Enrique Serrano & Tang Siu Wa

Authors Tang Siu Wa (Hong Kong) and Enrique Serrano (Colombia) will read from their work Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m., in the CME. This event is funded by the Diversity Council. Contact Caroline Ledeboer or Penny Wang for further information.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Roots & Boots this Friday in the GBPAC

See Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. The pre-show event includes a cowboy BBQ meal for purchase and country music starting at 6 p.m. Take some photos, dance and prepare to see Roots & Boots. Visit the GBPAC website for more information. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Effective teaching for effective learning

CETL director Susan Hill will summarize some of the recent research on effective teaching and effective learning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Register online. For more information, visit the CETL's website.