Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Diversity mini grants available

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. More information and the application are posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Invite a visiting Fulbright Scholar as an occasional lecturer

The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar list is posted online. You may view both U.S. and visiting non-U.S. scholars. If you want to invite a scholar to UNI as a lecturer, please be aware that UNI must partner with a minority serving institution or community college to arrange such a visit. For more information, email

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Adobe home-use program - students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff may purchase the entire Adobe Cloud or just Acrobat Pro separately. ITS recommends purchasing the entire Adobe Cloud as Acrobat Pro is included in the Cloud.
 Students only have the option to "subscribe" to the Adobe Cloud software for a recurring monthly charge.
 University Book & Supply is an authorized reseller for Adobe software for personal use. A valid UNI ID card is required for purchase.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Pre-tenure Fellowship Symposium

Faculty and staff are invited to a poster session highlighting the research and creative activity of faculty who received a Pre-tenure Summer Fellowship in summer 2013. The symposium and reception will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. 

Monday, Oct 7, 2013
UNI Homecoming is a 'Purple Tie Affair'

UNI's Homecoming celebration is underway and continues through Saturday, Oct. 12. Visit the Homecoming website for a full list of events. 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Theatre UNI fall special for UNI employees

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., this Friday, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or at any box office location on campus, to purchase up to two tickets per performance at $5/ticket for this semester's Theatre UNI shows: "The American Way of Eating" and "Spring Awakening." For more information, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Former Olympian to keynote Hall of Excellence celebration

In celebration of the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence's 10th's anniversary, the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services and the College of Education will welcome Anita DeFrantz. DeFrantz, an attorney and member of the International Olympic Committee as well as the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams, will discuss "Striving for Excellence" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Career Services outreach

UNI Career Services has weekly outreach hours at three locations on campus this fall. Students can stop by with questions about resumes, interviewing, Career Services events and any other career-related questions. Outreach locations, days and times are: Maucker Union, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m., Fridays; Rod Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; and Schindler Lobby, Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
So, you want to be a lawyer?

Area lawyers will talk to students about their jobs, the legal profession, employment trends, the law school experience and other issues of interest at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in 319 CBB. 

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Workshops

Participate in this campus-wide skill-building opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 12 and Dec. 5. This positive, interactive approach is facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Builders Institute. Lunch is provided; registration is required.
 For more information, email or call 273-3210.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Current Research on Women & Gender

The first CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Oct. 7, in the CME. Augustina Naami, social work, will present "The Impact of Unemployment on Women with Physical Disabilities: A Comparison of Tamale, Ghana and Salt Lake City, UT." Free and open to the public. The CROW Forum schedule is posted online. For more information, email Catherine MacGillivray or call 273-7102.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Baker Hall Open House

Baker Hall has a long history as both a residence hall and academic building at UNI. Attend an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Refreshments and a reminiscing video presentation will be in Thompson Lounge (161). Guests may walk through the building at their leisure. For more information, email the UNI Alumni Association or call 273-2355.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
October health, wellness, fitness newsletters available

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

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Pre-installation reception for faculty, staff and community

Join President and Mrs. Ruud for a pre-installation reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Light refreshments will be served; a brief program will begin at 4:30 p.m. Also remember to show your Panther Pride and wear purple attire on Thursday, Oct. 3 (casual) and Friday, Oct. 4 (business attire if attending installation).

Friday, Sep 27, 2013
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series - Melissa Beall

Melissa Beall, communication studies, will present "Why Your Students Don't Listen," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
Help design the Rod Library of the future

Rod Library and Facilities Planning are conducting a library building-feasibility study. Provide your input by attending one of the focus groups on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the second floor behind the Reference Desk: faculty focus group is noon to 1 p.m.; staff focus group is 3 to 4 p.m. There also will be a presentation on Academic Library Space Trends by Sam Demas, consultant and former library director, Carleton College, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the University Room, MAU.

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
September Fulbright announcement

The September Fulbright announcement is available at the international programs website under announcements. For more information, email

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
Authorization for payroll deduction of ID card purchases

Electronic authorization for payroll deduction of purchases at campus restaurants and convenience stores charged to your ID card will soon be required. Currently, employees can swipe their ID card to have these charges deducted from their paycheck. Effective Oct. 15, this service will only be available to employees who have made the one-time election to electronically authorize payroll deduction for these purchases. To authorize, go to e-Business UNI Employee Self Service and scroll down to UNI ID Payroll Deduct Authorization. For more information, see navigation instructions or email

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
Global Connections Scholar award

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) has a scholarship opportunity to individuals who are recommended by current UNI full-time employees. This scholarship will provide up to 100 percent CIEP tuition for the spring 2014 eight-week session. Recipients will be responsible for all other fees. If you know of someone who would benefit from the CIEP, please forward this opportunity. Recommendation and application deadlines are Nov. 1.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Consulting Center assistance in Maucker Union

The Computer Consulting Center will offer wireless connectivity assistance along with other services from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10, in Maucker Union near Chats.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Free depression screening

Interested in learning more about depression? Free screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the UNI Counseling Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome; no registration is required. Call 273-2676 with questions or email

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Cyber Security Awareness Month

IT security has expanded the previous offering of an eLearning course devoted to Cyber Security Awareness. This course is now available to all faculty, staff and students. Details are available on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Correction: required credit card compliance training

This training is for UNI staff who accept, process, or handle credit cards for payment to UNI – it is not for procurement card processing. Information published last week did not include the exclusion regarding procurement cards. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused. If you have questions, please contact Christina Geweke at 273-7505.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
T2 PAL to host birthday celebration

Technology and Teachers: Promoting Accessible Learning (T2 PAL) will celebrate its first birthday from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 147 SEC. Enjoy refreshments, meet staff and learn about T2 PAL resources and activities. T2 PAL provides informative presentations and professional development on universal design for learning and assistive technology in K through12 education. For more information, contact or 273-2569.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Common read nominations sought for 2014-15

The UNI community is beginning the selection process for the common read for the 2014-15 academic year. The book must relate to the theme "Media & Social Media" and will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone class, provide inspiration for a Strayer-Wood Theatre production and bring together the campus and community in discussion around critical issues. Please consider recommending a book for this campus-wide project. Submit nominations online by noon, Tuesday, Oct. 1. If interested in serving on the selection committee, contact April Chatham-Carpenter.