Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

RAINN Day (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is an annual campaign to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. "The Line," a short film that documents real-life stories of victims of sexual assault, will be shown at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in 115 SRL. A panel discussion will follow.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Redeker Center grand re-opening

The Redeker Center grand re-opening and Panther Village Phase II dedication will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9. The program will be in Piazza Dining Center at 2:05 p.m.; refreshments at Panther Village lobby and tours of the new dining and apartment spaces will follow the program.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2013 must be reported. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144. Please complete by Friday, Oct. 4.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Required credit card compliance training

Everyone who accepts, processes or handles credit card information as a form of payment on behalf of the university must attend UNI Credit Card Compliance training annually. The compliance training will be offered online via eLearning. The training takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Training must be completed by Sept. 27. For more information, contact Christina Geweke or 273-7505.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a simple method of mid-semester classroom evaluation that uses a trained facilitator to conduct a structured discussion with students. If you are interested in having a SGID done in one of your classes, please contact Susan Hill. Note: SGIDs are used to enhance teaching effectiveness and are not official student assessments as designated by Section 3.2 of the Master Agreement.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), Sept. 25

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) is from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes the presentation "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School," a graduate faculty panel and a UNI Graduate Programs Fair.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Summer Fellowship 2014 applications available

The application cover sheet and instructions to apply for a Summer Fellowship for 2014 are available online. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25. Summer Fellowship awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. Tenure-track and tenured faculty on a full-time appointment at the time of application may apply.  For more information, call Shoshanna Coon at 273-2748.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Social Security and retirement planning

Decisions employees make today can have a tremendous bearing on the total amount of benefits they will receive during their lifetime. A presentation designed to educate and provide insight on Social Security will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 009 GIL. Register online. For more information, view the poster.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Using improv techniques to improve teaching

A session on Using Improv Techniques to Improve Teaching will be led by Doug Shaw, mathematics and member of the Half-Masted Improv Troupe, at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the CME. This fun session will introduce you to improv techniques and help you to teach "in the moment." Registration is required.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Healthiest State Walk

UNI students, faculty and staff will join thousands of Iowans in a commitment to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016 by participating in the Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Register for the 10 a.m. Maucker Union walk, the 11:30 a.m. Maucker Union walk, the noon McLeod Center walk or the 3 p.m. WRC walk. For more information, contact Human Resource Services at 273-2422. 

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
ISSO presentations for departments

The International Students and Scholars Office would like to explain the services it provides to students, faculty and staff, and advise about responding to the needs of international students and scholars. These presentations are informal, lasting 15 to 30 minutes, followed by Q&A. To book a presentation at your departmental meeting, email Nadia Korobova.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Supreme Court panel discussion

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court made major decisions on same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other issues. This year, the court will consider cases on campaign finance reform and abortion. As the court begins its 2013 term, John Johnson, history, and Allison Martens and Scott Peters, political science, will explain those decisions, consider what's to come and take questions from the audience at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
A Fulbright's experiences in Tunisia

The Office of International Programs will host a visiting Fulbright Ambassador Thursday, Sept. 26. She will share her experiences in Tunisia from noon to 1 p.m., in 109 CME. A Q&A session will follow the presentation; refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Using 'Turn It In' as a teaching and grading tool

Jason Vetter, educational technology, and Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), will discuss how can help you teach more efficiently from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 24, in 138 ITTC. 

Friday, Sep 13, 2013
International Opportunities Fair

The 2013 International Opportunities Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarship, credit transfer, international travel and more. You can also renew an old passport or order a new one. Fee is $110. 

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Correction: MAP-Works workshop options

If you teach or advise first-year students and would like access to MAP-Works, sign up for an instructional workshop online. Options are at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 18; at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19; or at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20.