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, Feb 26, 2013
Safety resources for slips and falls

Read more about safety tips to prevent slips and falls. Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may be. The supervisor will complete the Employer's First Report of Injury Form and will email it to workcomp@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Mini-grants available for Reaching for Higher Ground projects

Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants are available to support academic year activities and programming planned around the 2013-14 theme Food Matters. The grants range from $250 to $1,000. The application deadline is March 29.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Conference on distance education set for March 27

A conference on Perspectives in Quality Online Teaching and Learning will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 27. This distance education conference highlights quality online instruction and student interaction. The keynote speaker is Lawrence Ragan, World Campus, Penn State University. UNI faculty and staff will present a variety of breakout sessions. The conference is free and lunch is included. http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/conference

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
March 6 teacher education announcement

President Allen invites faculty, staff and students to join him along with Gov. Branstad and distinguished guests at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom, for a special announcement and celebration of a milestone moment for teacher education at UNI. The announcement will have a significant impact on students pursuing education careers and for faculty teaching and research. Guests are encouraged to show their UNI spirit by wearing casual purple attire. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Blue Zones Project - campus blitz week

All employees are invited to join UNI Employee Wellness and the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project team the week of March 4 to learn more about the Blue Zones Project and how you can live a longer, healthier and happier life. Visit the Human Resources website for more information on when and where Blue Zones Project representatives will be stationed around campus during the week. Visit with a representative, pledge your support for the project and receive a free T-shirt.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
TIAA CREF consultations

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be visiting campus March 6, 7, 20 and 21 to provide one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
The Panther Plot information session

The Panther Plot is an initiative to establish a sustainable, on-campus student vegetable garden this spring. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the Presidential Room, MAU. For more information, contact unistudentgarden@gmail.com.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013
UNI classes and business operations delayed

UNI classes and normal business operations will begin at 10 am. today, Friday, Feb. 22, due to severe weather. Essential staff should maintain their usual schedule.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
WRC hours affected by the weather

The UNI Wellness/Recreation Center will close at 9 p.m. tonight, Feb. 21. Friday morning, WRC opening and activities will be determined prior to 5:30 a.m. and posted on the UNI home page, UNI Wellness/Recreation Center facebook page and on the WRS Info Line, 273-2391. Health Beat will remain open until 6:30 p.m. today.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
UNI night classes canceled

UNI classes will be canceled as of 5 p.m. today, Feb. 21, due to the weather. If there are any events scheduled for tonight or tomorrow that will be postponed or canceled, please let UR know immediately. Send information to Liz Conklin at 273-6728 or liz.conklin@uni.edu. These announcements will be included on the UNI home page.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Child Development Center Open House - SAVE THE DATE

The UNI Child Development Center will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, located at 1901 Campus Street. Enter through the north door by the track and fieldhouse. Informal tours will be provided of the renovated space and brief remarks will be made by Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
NABL partners with Iowa business

UNI's National Ag-Based Lubricants Center (NABL) announced a licensing agreement with Marion Mixers that could revolutionize the food processing industry. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
NSSE provides a picture of student life at UNI

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) provides information about UNI student experiences, inside and outside of the classroom.
See the NSSE website for details and data. Please encourage seniors and first-year students to complete NSSE.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
Student Disability Services awareness opportunities

Student Disability Services will give free hot chocolate and information about disabilities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 outside of the Student Health Center.  

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
Summer conferences -- housing and dining

Information about campus housing and dining for summer conferences and workshops is available at DOR. Please submit your requests by spring break for the best availability. For more information, contact David Schmid at 319-273-7894. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
National Science Foundation proposals

<p>The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide a brief overview of changes to the National Science Foundation proposal process from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the State College Room, MAU.</p>

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Faculty development--helping students in distress

David Towle, counseling center, and Leslie Williams, student affairs, will discuss how faculty can help distressed students get appropriate mental health services and how to address disruptive behavior in the classroom. The session is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights

The Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will take place Friday, March 1 on the UNI campus.  There is no registration fee.  More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Living Lands & Waters founder to speak at UNI

Chad Pregracke will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Lang Auditorium. Pregracke has created a social movement around improving the quality of our nation's rivers with his organization, Living Lands & Waters

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Deadline approaching for Lux nominations

Recognize outstanding undergraduate students for service and leadership to UNI by nominating them for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22. Additional information is available on the dean of students website.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Climate change and the Obama Administration

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live conference call from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Room 203C, WRC, with Michael Levi, the senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Levi will speak to climate change and the Obama Administration. Q&A opportunity to follow.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
New UNI policies

The following polices are new: 9.81 on University Communication and 13.20 on the Duty to Report Child Abuse.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground

Learn how you can get involved with the upcoming 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters project. A campus-wide informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Lobby. For more information, contact higherground@uni.edu.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
UNI welcome reception for incoming President Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus welcome reception for incoming President William Ruud, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber will host a community-wide welcome event for the Ruuds this summer.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - celebrating Black History Month

The latest Panther Caucus highlights a sample of events hosted by UNI during Black History Month. From the African-American Read-In to the kick-off of International Pretty Brown Girl Day, UNI has much to celebrate.

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