Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Rod Library campus book drive continues

Rod Library has collected hundreds of books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates around the world. Because the book drive was so successful, Rod Library is extending the deadline to May 12. Drop books off in the green cardboard bin in the library's lobby.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Save the date for the Welcome Back Picnic

The Welcome Back Picnic for UNI faculty, staff and families will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, on the south lawn of the president's house and will feature food, games and fun!

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Return keys to Physical Plant

All keys checked out to faculty, staff and students need to be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Faculty 12-month pay option

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 29 or July 31 payroll, respectively. Faculty members must complete a Pay Frequency Change form to change their salary payments. Send the form to OBO-Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. For more information, email Amy Stanbrough or call 273-7049.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
2014-15 Reaching for Higher Ground campus meetings

The theme for the 2014-15 Reaching for Higher Ground (RHG) project is Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. Learn about recent changes to the RHG project and how you can get involved during one of the campus meetings from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 or from 8 to 8:50 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the Oak Room, MAU. If you have questions, contact higherground@uni.edu

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Graduate student Commencement moved to McLeod

Due to the number of graduate students indicating they plan to participate in the spring Commencement ceremony, the venue has been moved to the McLeod Center. This change is being made to comfortably accommodate all of the graduates and their family and friends. For more information, visit the Commencement information Web page.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Compensatory time payout

Email notification of the annual compensatory time-payout procedure has been delivered to all merit AFSCME, merit supervisory and confidential, and deans, directors and department head employees. For more information, read the compensatory time-payout announcements.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Help welcome students and families to campus

Volunteers are needed for fall move-in. Duties include greeting students and families, carrying their belongings and providing general assistance. A two-hour commitment is required during one (or more) of the following shifts: 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Aug. 17; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22. Sign up online

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Review policy on faculty participation

Review Policy 2.13 Faculty Participation in University Planning and Budgeting is available for comments until Thursday, May 8. 

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
QUASH on Friday!

The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt (QUASH) involves teams of two to four participants who complete a scavenger hunt around UNI's campus Friday, April 25. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For more information, visit the QUASH website.   

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
UNI Museum display – The Sacred and The Secular

The Sacred and The Secular exhibit examines the multiple roles that art plays in African cultures. This free exhibit will explore how the African objects in the UNI Museum's collection are used by their original culture while also looking at parallels in our own society. This display is on the first floor of the Rod Library now through Sept. 28.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
PSE will host a UNI student garage sale

A UNI student garage sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 3, in the Gilchrist parking lot. Sale items can be donated May 1-3; rent a table for $5. Proceeds go to UNI Sustainability to rebuild the garden on top of Maucker Union. For pickup locations and times, contact Courtney Clark at 319-981-1159. clarkcak@uni.edu

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Annual spring plant sale

The annual spring plant sale will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the UNI Botanical Center. Plants for sale include tropicals, herbs, vegetables, succulents and flowers. If you have any questions, contact Billie Hemmer.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Film and discussion 'The Garden'

The Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters film series will show its final film, "The Garden," at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the CME. A discussion will follow the screening.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Study abroad in England

The Study Abroad Center will host representatives from University of Chichester, England at 1 p.m., Friday, April 25, in 007 GIL to discuss studying abroad for students and how faculty can lead short-term programs.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Campus-wide cooling

The Physical Plant is starting up cooling systems across campus. It will take several days to complete this process in all buildings. If you have any questions, call Gary Saak at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Live Healthy Iowa achievements at UNI

In the 2014 Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge, UNI participants lost 294 pounds and recorded 589,031 minutes of physical activity. Congratulations to Bill Henninger, individual leader in minutes of physical activity, and Bryan Van Donslear, individual leader in weight loss. For information on how to participate in future wellness challenges on campus, contact Therese Callaghan

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
ROTC Spring Award Ceremony

The Department of Military Science invites faculty, staff and students to the Spring Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Poll Everywhere workshop

Poll Everywhere uses standard Web technology to gather live responses. This technology, which works through texting, the Web and Twitter, offers a cost-effective polling option for classroom use. This one-hour workshop starts at noon, Thursday, April 24, in 138 ITTC. Register online

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Summer Grant PAF workshop

Michele Mullings-Shand, research and sponsored programs, will conduct a workshop for those who prepare summer PAFs for grants. The workshop is from 9:30 to 11 a.m., April 23, in the Presidential Room, MAU. No RSVP is necessary.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
UNI CHAS offers EPSCoR Camps

UNI's summer Iowa EPSCoR camps include a variety of STEM-related sessions for elementary, middle school and high school students. Visit the camps website for more information. 

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Community Engagement: How to measure impact

Share best practices on measuring community impact on students and community members from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in 378 LIB. What does impact mean and how do we define it? Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information, contact Sharon Silva

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
'Best of Broadway: Miscast' & '10 Minute Play Festival!'

The annual UNI Student Theatre Association showcase of student work will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, Strayer Wood Theatre. Tickets are $3 at the door. This double feature includes "Best of Broadway: Miscast" and the "10-Minute Play Festival."

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
'Communication, Language & Preparing for the Workplace'

Lynda Yates, Macquarie University, will discuss "Communication, Language & Preparing for the Workplace" from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., April 28, in 115 SRL. Her talk will address issues faced by adult second-language learners in adapting to underlying expectations about how to talk at work, focusing on research in the childcare, teaching and medical professions.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014
Board of Regents agenda posted

The next Board of Regents meeting is April 23 and 24, in Council Bluffs. The agenda is posted online.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
UNI Homecoming Parade entries wanted!

One of UNI's most treasured Homecoming traditions, the Homecoming Parade, is coming back with a twist! The parade is Sept. 20 and will feature golf cart and other small vehicle 'floats.' Departments or groups can fill out the parade entry form online. For questions, contact Connie Hansen

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is April 17

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
SAI clothing drive

Sigma Alpha Iota women's music fraternity will host a clothing drive from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 3, in the mosaic area outside of Russell Hall. Students and faculty can drop off clothing, shoes and other items of apparel. In-season women's clothing will be donated to the House of Hope and all other items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
UNISTA presents 'Twelfth Night'

UNISTA's Annual Bard in the Yard production will be at 8 p.m., April 29 and 30, in the Arts Courtyard, between the Strayer-Wood, Kamerick and CAC. See an abridged version of "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's classic tale of love, loss and mistaken identity for free.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Free Dell desktops for UNI departments

ITS User Services will replace 157 Dell computers from the student computer centers this summer. These machines are available to UNI departments only. Submit requests online through May 9. 

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Summer writing groups

Want to get some writing done over the summer? Need some structure? Accountability? Peer review? Depending on faculty needs, the CETL will organize summer writing groups. For information on the possibilities, visit the CETL website and complete the survey by Monday, April 28.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
UNI Alert system test

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 9:55 a.m., Wednesday, April 16. Please review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application in MyUNIverse.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Earth Week celebration activities

Bring in at least five plastic bags to exchange for one reusable UNI bag from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 21, outside Maucker Union. Limit one bag per person. The 2014 UNI Earth Day Fair will be held outside Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22. Sample maple syrup made from campus trees, help start seedlings for the UNI student garden, get a free bike tune up and learn how to get involved.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Jackson Katz - "More Than a Few Good Men"

Jackson Katz, anti-sexist activist, will present "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence against Women" at 7:30 p.m., April 24, in 002 SAB. The event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
UNI to offer EPSCoR camps

UNI's summer Iowa EPSCoR camps include a variety of STEM-related camps that are available to the community, including elementary, middle school and high school levels. Visit the camps website for more information.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Change in Library hours for April 19-20

Library hours for April 19 through 20 are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Earth Week celebration activities

Bring in at least five plastic bags to exchange for one reusable UNI bag from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 21, outside Maucker Union. Limit one bag per person. Free bike tune-ups will be provided by Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Apr 22, north of Maucker Union. Additional Earth Week activities are scheduled. 

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Faculty and staff development: Academic Advising workshop

The faculty and staff Academic Advisor Development Workshops will feature five concurrent sessions and a panel discussion. This is a come-and-go event so faculty and staff are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, in MAU. Contact David Marchesani with questions. 

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
'The Table And The Bedroom'

Alison Suen, lecturer in philosophy at Vanderbilt University and UNI alumna, will lecture on "The Table And The Bedroom: The Intersections Between Animal Ethics and Feminism," at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in 115 SRL. Her lecture will explore the parallels between the exploitation of animals and the exploitation of women.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
University summer hours

Beginning Monday, May 12, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 15. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014
Baker Hall update

Contractors are bringing in and compacting fill dirt and hauling rubble away from the Baker Hall site. The water main near Wright Hall is scheduled to be replaced April 16. Be careful when walking across Campus Street; truck traffic will continue throughout the semester. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with questions or concerns.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2014 UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Lynda tutorials and workshop

UNI has a site-wide license to Lynda.com's vast library of training. Explore what's available and see how you can leverage Lynda tutorials in your classes. Register online for a one-hour workshop at noon, Friday April 18, in 138 ITTC. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Donate books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off textbooks/books you no longer need at the Rod Library lobby or the Maucker Union Administrative Office in the green cardboard bins now through April 22 or at the library booth on April 22 during the UNI Earth Day Celebration.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Yoga for Stress EAP seminar

A seminar on the utility of practicing yoga for stress management will be from 2 to 3 p.m., April 23, in 109 CME. New research is showing that among the dozens of stress management modalities to choose from, yoga is perhaps the most holistic and effective approach. Advance registration is required. Contact therese.callaghan@uni.edu with questions. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Rubrics: Advantages and disadvantages

Catherine Miller, math, and Susan Hill, CETL, will explore the advantages and disadvantages of using rubrics for grading from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m., Monday, April 14, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Annual graduate faculty meeting

The annual graduate faculty meeting will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in 115 SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. Graduate alumni will discuss the strengths and future recommendations for online and hybrid graduate programs. A reception in the Great Reading Room will follow the meeting.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
CME poetry slam and open mic

The CME will host a poetry slam and open mic event at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 14. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, April 11, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Topics will include policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
Rod Library Learning Commons open house

The library will host an open house for the new Learning Commons & Digital Media Hub from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. There will be food, fun and door prizes, including a grand prize drawing for a Kindle.

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