Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Department of Residence office temporary relocation

The Department of Residence offices in Redeker Center will be relocated to the Towers Center East Lounge May 9 through Aug. 9 while construction is completed at Redeker Center. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology and marketing. The department phone number and email addresses won't change. Fresh Beginnings administration will move to Rialto at Towers Center. Catering operations will continue out of Maucker Union and Commons. Facilities administration will be based in Shull Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
University summer hours

Effective Monday, May 13 through Friday, Aug. 16, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Supervisors of staff who don't have email access are asked to share this information.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Health, dental insurance open enrollment

Current faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and merit supervisory staff have until May 29 to enroll in or make changes to their health and dental insurance plans. Review your benefit elections to make sure the coverage is financially beneficial for you. Visit the HRS website to learn more about your options and rate changes for the 2013-2014 benefit year.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
ITS faculty workshop summer schedule

ITS-Educational Technology will offer workshops in May, June and July. Several summer sessions will explore new strategies for teaching with technology using current technologies at UNI. Learn how you can use these strategies in your fall semester courses. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Visit the ITS website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop offers a positive, interactive opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators. The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15 or July 16, in the CME. Must be able to attend the full day; lunch provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-2517. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
April Fulbright announcement

April Fulbright announcements are available on the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
12-month pay option

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the July 31 or Aug. 30 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available online in the Forms Repository. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. Questions may be directed to Amy Stanbrough or 273-7049.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Al Hays retirement reception

Al Hays, director of the Public Policy Program, will retire after 34 years at UNI. A retirement reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Voluntary term life insurance open enrollment

All non-temporary employees eligible for life insurance at UNI have until May 29 to make changes to or enroll in Voluntary Term Life Insurance for themselves and family members. This coverage is in addition to the university-provided life insurance. A limited amount of guaranteed coverage is available only during this open enrollment period. Visit the HRS website for more information and to enroll.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Spring 2013 Diplomat Series lecture

As part of the Office of International Programs Diplomat Series, UNI will welcome Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor Roberto Matus. Matus will discuss "Chile: a Road to Development" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in 109 CBB. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by Q & A.  More information is posted on the international programs website.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Sign up for summer fitness classes

Summer fitness classes begin Wednesday, May 15. Check out the new classes, a bootcamp beginners class and several 40-minute classes for a quick and fun workout. Registration is now open online or in WRC 101.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added additional day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting May 6, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 for training. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Interpreters/translators needed

The Office of International Programs is in need of interpreters and translators fluent in various languages. In addition, Cedar Valley community members, government and businesses need interpreters and translators.  If you are able to help, please, sign up online.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Stephen Fortgang retirement open house

After 38 years of service to UNI, Stephen Fortgang is retiring. Faculty and staff are invited to a retirement open house and celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Georgian Lounge. A short program will begin at 3 p.m. 

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Carver grant supports educational research and development

UNI received a $2 million grant from the Carver Trust to support the creation of a new Center for Educational Transformation. The mission of this center is to transform education in Iowa and the nation through collaborative research, dynamic practice, policy advocacy and sustainable innovation. 

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
BOR to meet at UNI

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is meeting this week at UNI. The agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
Global Connections Scholar award

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) has a scholarship opportunity for individuals who are recommended by current UNI full-time employees. The scholarship provides up to 100 percent tuition for the June 2013 CIEP session. Recipients are responsible for all other fees. If you know of someone who would benefit from the CIEP, please forward this opportunity to them. For more information, visit the CIEP website.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Equipment transfer listserv

Emily Creighton, business operations, is creating a listserv to notify departments of equipment that is available for transfer to another department. To be added to the listserv, email Emily.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
You talk. We listen. We all win.

Rod Library is changing to meet the needs of UNI faculty, staff and students. The library is conducting LibQUAL+, a nationwide online user-satisfaction survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) now through May 3. The survey is available online http://tinyurl.com/youtalk. Share what you think about Rod Library's collections, services and facilities. If you include your email address you will be eligible for prizes including an iPad Mini. If you have any questions, email libqual@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Farewell reception for Jim O'Connor

Jim O'Connor, executive director of university relations, will be leaving UNI May 1 to take a position at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport. Faculty and staff are invited to a farewell reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 26, in the Presidential Room, MAU. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Deadline extended for Regents award nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Supervisory and Confidential staff has been extended to April 26. Please send nominations to Julee Jacobson.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Employee recognition

Human Resource Services wants to encourage recognition of faculty and staff for great work and achievements throughout the year. Faculty and staff can utlizie the new UNI Thank You notes. Visit the employee recognition website for additional ideas.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Student Research Conference

Jill Pruetz, an associate professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, will be the keynote speaker for the 20th Annual Student Research Conference. Pruetz has studied the behavior of non-human primates such as chimpanzees, spider monkeys and vervets in several different locations. Pruetz will speak from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in 002 SAB. She will also be available for informal discussion with students and faculty at 1:30 p.m., in the Sabin Hall Lobby.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
National Volunteer Week: Day of Service

National Volunteer Week is April 21 through 27. To celebrate this week, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to help with a variety of service projects in the Cedar Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 27. Volunteers must register online.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
New Inside UNI search functions

Search functions have been added to Inside UNI. Faculty, staff and students can now search for announcements (search button is at the bottom of the announcement section) as well as various feature stories on the feature-story archive page.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting April 30, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 for training online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Earth Week events

Several events are planned to commemorate Earth Week at UNI. Events include a free yoga session at 3 or 3:30 p.m., April 22; a campus clean up and a showing of the film "The Clean Bin Project" on April 23; a 10-mile bike ride on April 24 and more. Preregister for the bike ride and yoga sessions at the RRTTC website under Current Events.

Friday, Apr 19, 2013
Will Spain split apart? Panel presentation and discussion

A panel will consider the future of Spain in the context of Catalan and Basque nationalism, federalist pressures from Madrid and near economic collapse, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in 115 SRL. Panelists include Gemma Sala, Grinnell College; Juan Carlos Castillo, UNI languages & literatures; and Xavier Escandell, UNI sociology, anthropology & criminology. 

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
Fiscal year 2013 year-end closing schedule

The fiscal year-end closing schedule has been updated for FY13 and is available online. For more information, email Kelly Flege or call 273-3420.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
Earth Week events

Several events are planned to commemorate Earth Week at UNI. Events include a campus clean up and a showing of the film "The Clean Bin Project" on April 23; a 10-mile bike ride will take place April 24. Preregister for the bike ride and get event details at the RRTTC website under Current Events.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
Free used Dell computers available to UNI departments

ITS has 104 used Dell OptiPlex 980 computers from the Student Computer Centers available to UNI departments. Requests will be awarded based on highest impact and benefit to UNI students. Submit requests online.

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Lecture by feminist Valenti cancelled

Feminist author and blogger Jessica Valenti's visit and lecture scheduled for April 17 is cancelled.

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Sidewalk closed near Commons

The pedestrian walkway between Bartlett and the entrance to the 23rd Street Market is closed. Use the west ramp and sidewalk until the east path is safe to use. Details are posted on the facilities services website.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
QUASH is April 26

QUASH, the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, will kick off at 5 p.m., April 26, in the West Gym. QUASH is comprised of mental and physical challenges spread across the UNI campus. Register your two-to four-member team online.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Nominations for the 2013 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. Any Regent employee may nominate a deserving P&S employee for this award. Winners will be announced at the P&S Council's Meet the President event in the fall. Guidelines and nomination forms are online.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Updating Online Directory

The UNI Online Directory contains current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse >Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
UNI communication course survey

UNI's Organizational Communication Assessment class is conducting a brief online survey. The purpose of the study is to obtain a better understanding of UNI's communication model and to examine the variety of communication channels used to send and receive information across campus. The survey is available online in the Current Announcements section of MyUNIverse. For more information, contact faculty adviser Tom Hall, communication studies, at tom.hall@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Video streaming collections - survey reminder

Rod Library is hosting trials for four video streaming collections through early May. Click on the Video Streaming Trials icon on the library home page for links to the websites. Also, remember to visit the library website and provide input for the Library Survey.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Strategies for handling inappropriate behavior in the classroom

Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Xavier Escandell, sociology, criminology and anthropology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; and Doug Shaw, mathematics, will discuss strategies for dealing with inappropriate sexist and racist comments and/or behavior in the classroom at noon, Wednesday, April 17, in the CME. Bring your lunch; cookies provided.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week

Rod Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, by hosting a Facebook trivia contest. The winner will receive a free Nook. Like the library on Facebook and watch for library staff around campus for more prizes.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
'Mother Tongue' theater performance at UNI

UNI's CME will host the play "Mother Tongue" a celebration of Asian American Heritage Month at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, in Lang Auditorium. The play is a collection of tales that explores and celebrates the traditions, roles and experiences of women of color, and how they are changing.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
U.S. Citizenship Ceremony to be held at UNI

UNI will host a United States Citizenship Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17,  in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free and open to the public. Join 100 people as they become U.S. Citizens.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Half-Masted's 10th anniversary Improv Comedy show

Half-Masted will present a free improv comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m., April 19 and 20, in 108 CAC as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Race to greatness

EXCEL, a student organization in the College of Business Administration, will host Dr. Rachel Cezar, supervisory veterinary medical officer with the USDA Horse Protection Program, at 5 p.m., April 17, in 109 CBB. Cezar will discuss winning principles, tenacity and how to navigate through government careers.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
News and story tips form

Faculty, staff and students can now share news and story ideas via this news tips form, located under Submission Guidelines on the Inside UNI site.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
The Y Factor Iowa: Men Leading by Example

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention will host the Y Factor Iowa, an inaugural summit featuring Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, on Friday, April 19. The session featuring Bowlsby is from 9 to 11 a.m., at the McLeod Center. An afternoon seminar on the Mentors in Violence Prevention and Coaching Boys into Men programs is from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in 155 WRC. This event is free and open to the public; preregistration is required.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

Several events are planned to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UNI. Activities include a self defense seminar, The Y Factor conference, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the Take Back the Night march and more. A schedule of events is posted online. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Feminist blogger will discuss "Why Have Kids?"

Feminist blogger Jessica Valenti will discuss her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Her lecture will cover the social implications of modern parenting. Note the new date and time. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
UNI scores gold with STARS sustainability rating

UNI received a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This is the second STARS gold rating UNI has received since 2011.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Athletic Training 5k is April 20

The UNI Student Athletic Training Organization (UNISATO) is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 20. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. on the east side of the Wellness & Recreation Center. The race will start and finish on the east side of the WRC. Registration forms can be found on the Athletic Training website. The entry fee is $15.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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