Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Smoking cessation resource

The Iowa Department of Public Health has announced an expansion of the free nicotine replacement program available through Quitline Iowa. Previously, nicotine replacement therapy was available for four weeks, but now individuals who enroll could be eligible for eight weeks. For more information about Quitline Iowa or additional smoking cessation resources, email

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
2013 and prior year W-2 statements

Effective Jan. 7, 2014, yearend Form W-2s will be available online only to employees who have made the one-time election to have an online W-2 and no paper W-2 mailed. If you have not previously made this election, it can be made through UNI Employee Self Service>W-2 Delivery Preference. Visit the Payroll website or contact for more information.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Watch for snow storage signs

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, "No Parking" signs will be erected to indicate snow storage areas in the following locations: ROTH on the north end and middle of the lot near the motorcycle parking area, "M" parking at the Jennings Apartments and the north "F" street overflow. Do not park in these areas during snow season. Please be sure bicycles and motorcycles are stored off campus if not used during the winter. For questions, call 273-5374.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Library hours During holidays & semester break

Library hours for the holidays and semester break are posted online. There will be no special loans during the holidays and semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
A night of poetry with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, who teaches at York College in NYC, will read from her work at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, in 002 SAB. Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art. Her first book, "Karma's Footsteps," will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
"The Digital Turn: A Roundtable" - Graduate College brown bag

Bettina Fabos, communication studies, and David Grant, Adrienne Lamberti and Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, will present "The Digital Turn: A Roundtable" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.  Additional information is available on the Graduate College website

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
P&S Council's Annual 'Meet the Pres' event

All P&S and Supervisory and Confidential Merit employees are invited to the P&S Council's Annual Meet the Pres event from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Ballroom C, MAU. The program will include an address by President Ruud, recognition of the 2013 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients, an appearance by TC and TK and musical entertainment. Bring your lunch; dessert and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
Nominations being accepted for the Eunice Dell Award

The Administration and Financial Services Division is seeking nominations for the Eunice Dell Award for Making a Difference. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Dec. 11. Information and nomination forms are posted online.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award nominations due soon

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Please consider nominating a student affairs' staff member who continually works to carry out the mission of student affairs by helping students succeed. Award information and the nomination form are posted online. Nomination forms are due Monday, Nov. 25.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Read&Write GOLD workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write GOLD, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The workshop will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in 102 SAB.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Advertising competition

The UNI American Marketing Association has partnered with the College of Business Administration to develop an advertising competition for all UNI students. Participants could win a $500 cash prize and have their advertising scheme implemented in the UNIBusiness recruitment campaign. Additional information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Mobile print capability in Maucker Union

Students, faculty and staff can print from their own computers to Maucker Union Student Computer Center printers. Details are posted on the Information Technology Services website

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Open forum at UNI on the College Affordability Initiative

An open forum on the Obama administration's college affordability initiative will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. It will also be streamed online at Those who wish to present comments at the forum must register three days in advance. Register by email at with the subject "Open Forum Registration."

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Committed to community engagement at UNI? Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus conversation on Nov. 19, sponsored by the UNI Community Engagement Committee. Registration and more information are posted online. Register soon; spaces are limited.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
What's gender got to do with it?

Ever wonder why pink is for girls and blue is for boys? Or how women make 77 cents to men's $1 in 2013? Then come hear Marybeth Stalp, sociology, present on gender issues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in 109 CBB. 

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Public lecture on the Affordable Care Act

"Death Panels, Soaring Costs and the Nanny State: Separating Truth from Fiction in What Obamacare Means to You," a presentation by Francis Degnin, philosophy and specialist in bio-medical ethics; at 4 p.m., Nov. 15,  in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free Biometric Health Screening to all employees on Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 to 8:45 a.m., in 007 GIL. This screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions, and it's a proven way to save on future health care expenses. Visit UNI Employee Wellness to access the online registration form and view the FAQs. Register before Friday, Nov. 15.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Call for nominations & save the date

The Diversity Council is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diversity Matters Award. This 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. Recommendations for the award are made to the president who makes the final selection. Additional information and the nomination form are available online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, Dec. 12. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m. Both events will be at the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Monday, Nov 11, 2013
Open enrollment Q&A session

All employees are invited to stop into Gilchrist 009, Tuesday, Nov. 12, between 2 and 4 p.m. or from 5 to 6 p.m. to speak with a member of the UNI benefits team about your options during open enrollment. For more information, visit the HRS website. Questions can be directed to

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
Student outcome assessments: Why bother?

A faculty panel will discuss the usefulness of good student outcome assessments and how to develop practices that can improve programs and teaching at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 425 SEC. More information is posted on the provost's website

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
Online Course Development Awards - summer/fall 2014

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2014 courses are due Nov. 22. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
$5,000 available for Community Engagement Fellowship

A maximum of $5,000 is available for faculty to apply for a Community Engagement Fellowship. Complete the application and submit to the president's office by Dec. 2. Funds will be disbursed in December for a spring 2014 project to a faculty member working with a nonprofit organization to meet a community need through teaching and/or scholarship. All faculty are eligible to apply.

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
CET director candidate open forum

The first of three candidates for the Center for Educational Transformation director position will be on campus Nov. 14. Dr. John Moravec is from Minneapolis, MN. His open forum presentation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the University Room, MAU. More information is posted on the provost's website

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
Graduate College brown bag lecture - 'Studies in Hungary'

Kevin Finn, school of HPELS, will present "Studies in Hungary - Reflections of a Fulbright Experience" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in 324 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Walk the labyrinth

Enjoy some quiet time walking the labyrinth from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Central Ballroom, MAU. Labyrinths have been used as a tool for reflection, relaxation, meditation or prayer for many years. This walk is done on a walk-in basis and will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.