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 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.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Bon Appétit the Blue Zones™ way

All faculty and staff are invited to join UNI employee wellness for a series of Blue Zones™ inspired cooking demonstrations. Each session will teach you how to introduce healthier options to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first session will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, in the CME, with a focus on fast, healthy and practical breakfast options. Food samples will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the human resources website.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
March Fulbright announcement

The March Fulbright announcement is posted on the international programs website. For more information, contact oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Facts for Faculty newsletter

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the spring 2013 edition Facts for Faculty newsletter online. The newsletter provides financial aid information to assist faculty and staff in their work and communication with students. Read about the decrease in student debt, summer aid, summer consortiums, a new financial-awareness counseling tool, financial literacy activities and more.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
UNI budget update: education appropriations bill

House File 604, (the Education Appropriations bill) was approved last week. The legislation calls for a 2.6 percent increase in general state aid for the three public universities as well as an additional $4 million for UNI. This means UNI would receive a 7.5 percent increase next year. The complete update is posted online.  

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 to March 31 must be reported by March 28. 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 can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. If there is nothing to report, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the president's office with questions.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: The Role of Flow in a Life Well-Lived

Participate in a Q&A videoconference about learning, leisure and creativity with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, April 1, Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Sponsored by CSBS and CHAS.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Candidate forums for assistant vice president of student affairs

Open forums to meet the five candidates for the assistant vice president of student affairs/executive director of residence will be at 3 p.m., March 28 and April 2, 3, 8 and 10. Candidate information and forum details are posted online

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