Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
New video and audio conference technology available

ZOOM.US enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops and other mobile devices with up to 25 attendees. It includes features like screen sharing and recording capabilities. Attendees aren't required to have a license to use ZOOM.US. More information is posted on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Annual graduate faculty meeting

The annual graduate faculty meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in 115 SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. The meeting format includes a facilitated discussion with attendees. A reception in the Great Reading Room will follow the meeting.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Confidential reporting on EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint allows individuals to anonymously report criminal, unethical or inappropriate behavior. To learn more, read the FAQs, or to file a report, visit the EthicsPoint website or call 866-384-4277. Contact Tim McKenna, university counsel, with questions regarding this service. 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Learn with Lynda.com

Did you know the UNI community has watched more than 72,400 movies on lynda.com and has spent more than 5,500 hours learning? The UNI community can access the entire lynda.com library of instructional videos online, free of charge. Sign in using your UNI CatID and password.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Student employment training in April

UNI faculty and staff involved with student employment are encouraged to consider attending at least one of the following sessions: Student Employment Training: Technical Aspects of the Approval Form (SEAF) and Time Cards on April 22 or 23; and Advertising to Appraisals on April 24 or 25. Register for sessions online.  (The sessions are listed at the bottom of the page.) 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a lunch-and-learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at the CME. Deb McConahie, Department of Residence, will present "It's a Crazy Busy Life! Finding Strategies to Make the Best of Our Busy Lives." Register online.

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.

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