Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
UNI to host Rep. Murphy for education forum

UNI will host Rep. Pat Murphy for a Congressional Candidate Education Forum at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the University Room, MAU. Murphy will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Panther Pacer Homecoming 5K

Kick off Homecoming by running a 5K race. The race will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The registration fee is $15 if you sign up online and $20 if you sign up the day of the race.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Fall Faculty Workshop follow-up

Join facilitator Susan Hill at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 378 LIB to dig deeper into ideas raised at the fall faculty workshop, and for those who couldn't attend. More information is posted on the provost's website.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Biometric health screening

A free biometric health screening is being offered to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 007 GIL. This screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions. Access the registration form and view the FAQs online. All who attend will be entered to win a Nike+ SportBand. Register for your appointment by Friday, Sept. 19. Contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Visiting artist ceramics workshop Sept. 16 & 17

Visiting artist Erin Furimsky will demonstrate ceramics from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Art Auditorium. A hands-on decal workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 126 KAB. Bring a piece of glazed work or buy a commercial glazed tile for the decal workshop.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
CIEP Global Connections Scholarship available

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) has a scholarship available for English as a Second Language students who are recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship provides 100 percent CIEP tuition for Oct. 22 – Dec. 19. If you know of someone who would benefit from English training, please forward this opportunity. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu or visit the CIEP website.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Special faculty/staff promotion

Register for a class between 5 and 7 p.m. and enter your name in a drawing for a free fitness class for the spring 2015 semester. Contact Dana Foster after you register to be placed in the drawing.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Revised Human Resource Services (HRS) website

The updated Human Resource Services website is now live. Take a minute to review the revised website and learn more about faculty and staff benefits and resources.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Sign up for Live Like a Student sessions

Live Like a Student sessions explore the concepts of personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans, financial aid and identity protection. These free, three-week courses (non-credit) are offered at a variety of times, Sept. 15 through Oct. 2 or Oct. 13 through 30, in 324 LIB. Students will receive a Live Like a Student T-shirt as well as the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited; register online today. 

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
MPP Program fundraiser

The Masters in Public Policy Program is hosting a dinner, silent auction and opera performance to raise funds for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Purchase tickets or donate online.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Banned Books Week read-out volunteers needed

Rod Library is hosting its annual read-out for Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 - 26. The library is looking for individuals and departments to participate in the read-out. Examples of the virtual read-out are posted online. If you or your department are interested, email rodlibprc@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Free USB thumb drive via buy-back program

Would you like to participate in current research and trade in your old USB thumb drive for a new one? The UNI Lab of Storage and Security Technology is conducting a buy-back program. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
'How College Works' - what matters for student success

Join facilitators Martha Reineke and Susan Hill for a conversation on the book "How College Works" at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, in 378 LIB. Brief excerpts from the book are available on the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning calendar event on the provost's website.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Call for proposals

The UNI Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is seeking session proposals for the fall 2014 conference to be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. The conference theme is Maximizing Effectiveness. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the student affairs website.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Save the date - Graduate College Faculty Showcase

A Graduate College Faculty Showcase will be held Monday, Oct. 6, with presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in 115 SRL, and poster presentations and refreshments from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. More information will be available the week of Sept. 22.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014
BOR agenda

The Iowa Board of Regents will meet Sept. 9 and 10, in Ames. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014
Registration deadline for Homecoming office decorating competition

Register your individual office, front desk/reception area or entire office space for the Homecoming office decorating contest by Tuesday, Sept. 16, and compete for a free lunch. Offices will be judged based on utilization of the Homecoming theme "Students By Day, Panthers By Night," creativity, originality, construction and spirit. Contact Leslie Prideaux with questions.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Professional Development Assignments

The application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1. PDA awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2748.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Peak energy demand reminder

There will be a high demand for energy today with temperatures forecast to reach the 90s. The campus community has been instrumental in keeping the peak low this year; please continue to do so. For more information, visit the energy portal.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Fall faculty meeting

The annual meeting of UNI faculty will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in Ballrooms A&B, MAU. President Ruud, interim provost Licari and faculty leaders will give remarks, and last year's faculty award winners will be recognized. A reception for new faculty members will precede the meeting from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Fall faculty workshop bibliography

Links to the majority of Maryellen Weimer's bibliography from the fall faculty workshop are now available online. If you have any issues with the links, email us at cetl@uni.edu.  

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Breakout session presenters wanted

Presenters are needed for interactive, 45-minute breakout sessions for the 2014 Iowa TRiO Student Leadership Conference. This day-long conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1 at UNI. The theme is TRiO Leadership: Becoming Agents of Change and will focus on advocacy. To obtain an application, contact Colice Sanders. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Professional development opportunity: Exploring Student Engagement

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning opportunity, Exploring Student Engagement, from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 12, in the CME. Nick Rafanello, assistant director of residence life, will be the presenter. Find more information and register online.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Community engagement: save the dates

A series of conversations and workshops have been developed for fall semester to discuss and learn how to effectively measure impact from our community programs: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept 8, at the CME; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct 7, in the CME (Effective Surveys); 2:30 to 4 p.m., Oct 22, in 102 SAB (Qualtrics Training); and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov 4, at the CME (Documenting Impact). For more information, contact Amy Hunzelman.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
BOR public hearing is Sept. 5

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Gamma Phi Beta Crescent Classic Par-tee & Par-tea

Gamma Phi Beta will host its Golf Tournament and Tea Party on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. To register to golf or for lunch, contact Kelli Alexander at gpbcrescentclassic@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Rainbow Reception

The 5th annual Rainbow Reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the GBPAC. This is an opportunity for staff, faculty and students to welcome back the LGBT* community and celebrate the new academic year. Community and campus resources will be available. A brief program will begin at 6 p.m., and appetizers will be served.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Interested in law school?

Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in 023 SAB. Scott Peters, political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss how to prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. Email Peters or call 273-2727 for more information.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Bring a flag: Remembering 9/11

On Sept. 11 we remember those impacted by the terrorist attacks in 2001. Please join the UNI Veterans Association and Military and Veterans Student Services and bring a flag of remembrance to the Campanile lawn or donate at a table in Maucker Union. Flags should be less than 2-feet tall.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Homecoming office decorating competition

Decorate your individual office, front desk/reception area or entire office space for Homecoming and compete for a free lunch. Offices will be judged based on utilization of the Homecoming theme "Students By Day, Panthers By Night," creativity, originality, construction and spirit. Register today. Contact Leslie Prideaux with questions.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Homecoming Parade deadline is Sept. 5

The deadline to submit an entry for the Homecoming Parade is Friday, Sept. 5. If your department or group is interested in submitting an entry, complete the parade entry form online. If you have questions, contact Connie Hansen.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Teach UNI

Interested in developing, enhancing and/or revitalizing your teaching? Teach UNI is the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's  (CETL) new teaching certificate program open to all UNI faculty. More information can be found under the "Teach UNI" tab on the CETL's website.  

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Celebrate Prairie Heritage Week

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will celebrate Prairie Heritage Week. Meet the new director, Laura Jackson, and hear about the future of the Tallgrass Prairie Center from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6. Tour the facilites and plantings, visit with the staff and enjoy refreshments.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Fall 2014 reading group: 'Teaching Naked'

Join facilitator Joel Haack (CHAS) in reading José Antonio Bowen's "Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning" this fall. The group will meet Mondays at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3, and 17, in 378 LIB. Register online. For more information, visit the provost's website.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Free printer cartridges

The Center for Multicultural Education has three printer cartridges to give to a department that can use them. The cartridges include one HP27X, one Ikon IKNC29X and one HP 304A in magenta. Call 273-7347 if you're interested.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
August Fulbright announcement

The August Fulbright announcement is available at the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Welcome Back Picnic for faculty, staff and families

You're invited to the Welcome Back Picnic for faculty, staff and their families from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., this Thursday, Aug. 28, on the north lawn of the president's house. There will be food, games and fun for everyone. Rain location has been changed to the McLeod Center.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
My Choices, My Benefits workshops

Human Resource Services is launching an educational campaign, My Choices, My Benefits, to inform campus about health insurance options. Academic Administrators, Faculty, Institutional Officials, Professional & Scientific, Merit Supervisory and Merit Confidential staff can register online to attend one of 18 interactive workshops.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Help reduce peak energy demand

The university is working to reduce its peak electricity demand that is traditionally set at this time of year. The forecast for this week is highs in the upper 80s, especially today. Please do your part to reduce electrical use. More information is posted at the energy savings website.  

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
MAP-Works access and training

The MAP-Works early intervention system is available to faculty and staff who work with first-year students. Identify transition needs of individual students and access aggregate data to inform teaching, programming and outreach. Contact Kristin Woods to register for a workshop: from 9 to 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept.16 or from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 102 SAB.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Food Network star to visit UNI Harvest Festival

UNI's annual Harvest Festival is from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Panther Plot. It will feature a special appearance and cooking demonstration by Amy Thielen from the Food Network. She also will give a keynote address from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 4, in the Ballroom, MAU. More information is posted on the sustainability website

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Library Hours for Labor Day weekend

Rod Library hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend are posted online.There will be no special vacation loans during the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Policies for review

Policy 9.01 Grants, Contracts, and Agreements and Policy 3.13 Athletic Financial Aid are posted for review. Policy 9.06 Public Information Services Photo Policy is under consideration for deletion. Comments may be submitted through Monday, Sept. 15.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Policies for review

Policy 9.01 Grants, Contracts, and Agreements and Policy 3.13 Athletic Financial Aid are posted for review. Policy 9.06 Public Information Services Photo Policy is under consideration for deletion. Comments may be submitted through Monday, Sept. 15.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014
Register now for WRS fitness and leisure classes

The WRS Fitness and Leisure brochure is available online; link to fitness and leisure. Check out these new classes: Tai Chi, Nia, CycleBlast and TRX Boot camp. There are 56 different sections to choose from. All instructors are certified and fitness studios are filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for Tuesday, Sept. 2 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Thursday, Aug. 28.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Welcome Week reminders

UNI's Welcome Week begins Thursday, Aug. 21 with the Panther Picnic for first-year and new transfer students and continues with several activities throughout the weekend and into the first week of classes. Visit the Welcome Week website for a full list of events. Also, please remember that traffic will be heavy during Move-In, beginning Aug. 21.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Reserve the date for Fulbright representative's visit

Andy Riess, assistant director of outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program in Washington, D.C., will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 12. More details will come soon. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Digital-scholarship librarian candidate presentations

The university community is invited to attend presentations in 324 LIB by candidates for the new digital-scholarship librarian position, which will coordinate the new campus institutional repository. The first presentation is from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25; and the second is from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
COMM EM 4600/5600: Scriptwriting open to all majors

COMM EM 4600/5600 Special Topics in Electronic Media: Scriptwriting (3 credit hours) is accepting registration from all majors, undergraduate and graduate. This course is highly recommended for participation in a fall 2014 script competition and spring 2015 film course with award-winning Hungarian filmmaker Ferenc Török. For more information, contact Francesca Soans

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