Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Inside UNI launched in January 2013 replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
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.

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