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.
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

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

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
'White Privilege: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow'

Community activist, Jim Day will offer workshops to explore white privilege from its beginnings to its present condition in the U.S. He will attempt to predict its impact on future generations through use of media, dialogue and activities. The workshops will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 and from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education Conference

The annual conference of the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education will be held April 4 and 5 at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport. Get more information and register at the website.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Blue Zones Project™ - pledge your support

UNI is committed to its support of the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project and is working towards becoming a certified Blue Zones Employer. The state-wide initiative encourages Iowa communities to change their environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Certification requires UNI actions to be coupled with employee support. Visit the employee wellness website for more information on Blue Zones and how to pledge your support.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
UBS Untenured Teaching Award - March 27

The University Book and Supply Untenured Outstanding Teaching Award Reception has been rescheduled to 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The provost's office apologizes for any inconvenience due to this schedule change. The program begins at 4 p.m. The winners are Ruth Chananie-Hill, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Elizabeth Lefler, psychology; Emily Machen, history; and Elizabeth Sutton, art.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Interactive UNI map is available

An interactive map of UNI is posted online. The map displays parking lot and building information, including locations of handicap accessible entrances and parking areas. Please send edits or corrections to

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies training sessions

UNI Police will offer evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) sessions starting March 27, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training helps 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 online. For additional information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach. 

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Library hours for March 30-31

Rod Library hours for March 30 and 31 are posted online. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Meet the Pros

UNI's chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) will host Meet the Pros, an event designed to prepare college students for careers in design, marketing, communications and English at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, in 002 SAB. These pros use the power of copy, typography, and motion to grow and develop brands. Designed to prepare college students for careers in advertising, Meet the Pros is a networking event and panel discussion where students can ask questions, find advice and learn what it's like to work in the industry.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Increased traffic at Maucker Union

Due to the state speech competition, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic at the restaurants in Maucker Union on Monday, March 25. Please plan accordingly.


Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Resiliency: prevail and persevere

Life challenges can occur both in our work lives and personal lives. Faculty and staff are invited to a one-hour informational session at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in the CME. This session aims to assist employees in strategizing ways to be resilient, persevere and remain successful during challenging times. The session will also address the stress that we perceive during these times, and the best ways to utilize stress management techniques. Presented by Josh Carlson, an EAP counselor. Register online.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013
eBusiness outage

The eBusiness System will not be available starting at 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 23. It will be available by 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 23. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. For more information visit the website

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
Earth Week Photo Contest reception

All UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first annual Earth Week Photo Contest reception at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, in the State Room, MAU.  Enjoy appetizers and a short photo presentation from graduate student Ben Hoksch detailing his recent kayak travels on the Mississippi River. The top 20 photos will be displayed in a gallery setting and the top three cash prize winners will be announced.