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 9, 2013
Family Weekend and Homecoming dates

UNI's Family Weekend will take place Sept. 6 through 8. Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 12.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
Getting started—and staying—in a public relations career

Sue O'Brien, a three-time Silver Anvil Award winner, with more than 20 years in public relations will share her background in the industry at 8:30 p.m., April 8, in 134 ITTC.  As a senior practice leader at the Minneapolis based Exponent PR firm, O'Brien has created programs for premium brands including Friskies PetCare, Nestlé Purina, and the Iams Company. She also will discuss how to grow and advance within the public relations industry.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
New passphrase plan starts April 15

Starting April 15, ITS will begin the process of switching UNI accounts from using passwords to passphrases. Instead of having at least three UNI accounts with separate passwords that expire every 90 days, faculty, staff and students will use a single passphrase that expires after a year. This change will be made once current passwords expire on or after April 15. The passphrase is needed to log in to UNI Gmail, WiFi-UNI, e-Learning, e-Business (formerly MEMFIS), etc. The Computer Consulting Center (273-5555) and IT support staff are able to reset your passphrase.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
College of Business Graduation Celebration

UNIBusiness will host its annual Graduation Celebration on April 11. Join Alumni in Residence, executive advisory board members, sponsors, faculty and staff for light hors d'oeuvres and networking at 5 p.m., in the Hall of Flags, CBB. A forum will be held at 6 p.m. featuring distinguished alumni from each of the college's departments. The alumni will give personal accounts of the business world.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Share summer camp information

University Relations created a UNI summer camps website as a central repository for all university summer camps. Faculty and staff planning camps at UNI should submit camp information to the camp website.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Free biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric screening from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 26, in GIL 007/009. All employees who attend will be entered into a drawing for a 60-minute massage. Visit the human resources website for health screening details. Call 273-2423 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Panther Caucus: UNI accounting program

This week's Panther Caucus focuses on UNI's accounting program and spring activities. Learn about UNI students preparing for the CPA exam and the hands-on learning students receive in the program.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Reporting health and safety concerns at UNI

Safety concerns regarding UNI  infrastructure, such as structural building problems, potentially unsafe equipment, tripping/fall hazards, unsafe working conditions or other unsafe conditions impacting the campus community can be reported online. For additional information, visit the health and safety website

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Faculty development: creating and grading presentations

Nikki Zumbach Harken, communication studies, will lead a faculty development session focusing on how to create and grade oral presentation assignments from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in the CME. She will provide an overview of the LAC Oral Communication class, strategies for preparing and grading students -- including grading rubrics.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
2014-15 Reaching for Higher Ground topics needed

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is requesting suggestions for a Reaching for Higher Ground topic during the 2014-15 academic year. Topics should promote civil discourse, diverse views, scholarly analysis, thoughtful reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. Please submit suggestions by April 17.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
April Lunch and Learn

If "finding balance" is a concept that has eluded you in your day-to-day life, attend a lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, in the CME to learn more about author Edward Hallowell's "Principles for Managing Modern Life."  Participants will learn about time management and strategies for living a less chaotic life. The lunch and learn is led by Deb McConohie, Department of Residence. RSVP here.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
April Health and Wellness information now available

April issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness E-Newsletter are now 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, Apr 2, 2013
Nominations: Regents Award for Staff Excellence

Nominations for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Supervisory and Confidential Staff are due by Friday, April 19. Email or send the nomination form to Julee Jacobson or mail to 203 WRC, 0241. 

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Business process users' group meeting - April 3

Administration and Financial Services invites faculty and staff to a Business Process users' group meeting at 1 p.m.,  April 3, in the University Room, MAU. The meeting is also available online.  A variety of topics will be covered, including the introduction of new financial reports. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
"Leadership for Diversity" workshop

The diversity inclusion workshops offer a positive, highly interactive opportunity to engage with members from across campus. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend a one-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. Lunch and snacks provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. Register online. For more information, visit the diversity website or contact Victoria DeFrancisco or phone 273-2517.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Rental storage space

The Physical Plant has a 7 foot X 21 foot secure, dry, lighted storage space available to rent. Contact Dennis Hayes at 273-7653 with questions.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Poverty summit planned at UNI

A summit on Understanding Poverty in Iowa and the U.S.  will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, in Maucker Union.  Keynoters include Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute and Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois. Registration fee is $35. To register, contact UNI Public Policy at 273-2910 or Allen Hays.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Feel good--give back--donate blood

Help save lives and give back to your community by donating blood from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. This blood drive is sponsored by UNI Classic Upward Bound.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Travel and research funds for students

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) provides funds to cover research and creative activity expenses for students. Students who have been invited to perform, compete or present their research or work at a conference or intercollegiate event may also apply for travel funds through IAF. Upcoming application deadlines are April 4 and May 2. Funding applications for summer activities must be received by May 2.  For more information visit the IAF website.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Emergency Procedures flier

The UNI Emergency Procedures flier will be posted in mid-April in all UNI classrooms by the Office of the Registrar. All department heads have also received a sample flier from their respective VP or dean. Please post the flier in the appropriate gathering spaces within your department -- such as conference rooms, break rooms, etc. The flier is posted on the safety and health website, under Emergency Procedures Tip Sheet. Please print as many copies as you need to share with your colleagues. Copies don't need to be in color, black and white is acceptable.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
High Ground: 11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home from War

The College of Education Diversity Committee in collaboration with the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) will show the movie, "High Ground: 11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home From War," at 6:30 p.m., April 3, in the CME. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the UNI VA and Chad Jukes, one of the stars of the film. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
UNI Alert system test

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, April 4. You are encouraged to review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. Faculty, staff and students received an email last week with instructions for updating information. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application. 

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Register for sustainability conference at UNI

Students, community, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Sustainability Dialogue & Action: Academia & Community Looking to the Future Conference April 12 and 13. Keynote speakers are Majora Carter, Andres Edwards and Winona LaDuke. There will be breakout sessions, student, faculty and community share sessions and tours.  Register online for the conference.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Video Streaming Collections

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 descriptions and links to the websites and a user survey.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Legislative Update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host an update of the 2013 legislative session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 29, in the State College Room, MAU.

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