Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Policies proposed for deletion and review

The following policies have been proposed for deletion: 1.07 Committee Minutes, 5.11 Merit System and Special Assignment Appointments, and 4.71 Unemployment Compensation. The following policies are open for comments: 9.04 Library Privileges, 1.02 UNI Mission Statement, 1.21 Appointment of Board of Regent Members, 4.75 Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program, X.XX Fraternity and Sorority Extension and Expansion, and X.XX Opportunity for First Hire Policy.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Policies proposed for deletion and review

The following policies have been proposed for deletion: 1.07 Committee Minutes, 5.11 Merit System and Special Assignment Appointments, and 4.71 Unemployment Compensation. The following policies are open for comments: 9.04 Library Privileges, 1.02 UNI Mission Statement, 1.21 Appointment of Board of Regent Members, 4.75 Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program, X.XX Fraternity and Sorority Extension and Expansion, and X.XX Opportunity for First Hire Policy.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Graduate student information meeting, Aug. 27

The graduate student information meeting for all new and returning grad students will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event includes a welcome by April Chatham-Carpenter, interim dean of the Graduate College, a resource fair, a presentation on using Rod Library and a graduate student panel.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
New items on ISSO website

Wondering where UNI's international students come from? What about interfaith holidays for the 2014-15 academic year? Interested in becoming a host family? Will you travel abroad on university business this year? Learn all this and more on the International Students and Scholars Office website or email international services.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI Workshop

Gain new insights on community building in a positive, interactive approach from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. The workshop is facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. Lunch and snacks provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or more information, call 273-3210.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
International Friendship Program is seeking families

Share intercultural exchange, understanding and friendship with international students. This AAUW program is supported by the Office of International Programs and has been around for more than 40 years. Interested students are paired with volunteers from the community each semester. You can apply online or email sarinpramod@uni.edu with questions.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Baker area update

The new sidewalk south of Rod Library is now open. Call Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
Faculty fall technology workshops

ITS-Educational Technology will offer several technology workshops for faculty Aug. 12 through 20. These sessions will explore teaching with technology strategies using UNI's currently supported academic technologies. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Learn more about the sessions and register online.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
GBPAC and autism awareness project

For the past two years the GBPAC has hosted the Tectonic Theater Project of NYC as they worked with UNI students and interviewed people in the Cedar Valley for their play "Square Peg Round Hole," which will premiere at UNI in September 2015. In conjunction with the play, a resource fair and associated activities will take place. Help plan a series of events for fall 2015 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, in the GBPAC conference room. For additional information, contact Amy Hunzelman.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
UNI enables external caller ID

Beginning Aug. 14, UNI will enable outbound Caller ID for UNI extensions. This will display the number of the person calling when someone from the university calls an outside line. For more information, contact ITS Voice Services at 273-7473 or visit its website.

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014
August hours for Maucker Union retail locations

Prexy's in Maucker Union is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Aug. 4-15. Chats and Essentials will reopen for fall semester Monday, Aug. 18.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Aug. 9 is UNI Day at the Iowa State Fair

If you're heading to the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, be sure to wear purple and show support for UNI Day at the Iowa State Fair. Stop by the UNI exhibit in the Varied Industries Building to visit with President Ruud and TC and TK. Later in the day, cheer on President Ruud as he shows a steer in the Governor's Charity Steer Show. The Iowa State Fair runs from Aug. 7-17 and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Conference on Civility and Integrity

All faculty, staff and administrators at UNI, ISU and UI are invited to "Ethics, Integrity, and Civility in Higher Education: New Approaches to Foster a Culture of Trust" at Iowa State University on Sept. 4-5. Topics will include academic freedom, shared governance, research, teaching and integrity. Registration materials will be available soon and partial travel reimbursement may be possible. Further info is available online or contact Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Fall university office hours

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have email access should inform them of regular business hours.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

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.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center (SAC) is planning study abroad programs for the 2014-15 academic year. This past year, the SAC oversaw 26 short-term, instructor-led programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Coursework included Organizational Management, Multicultural Counseling, Human Relations and Spanish in addition to many capstone options. If interested in leading a program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Library hours between summer session & fall semester

Library hours between summer session and fall semester are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans during semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
CIEP seeks families to befriend international students

The CIEP International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Volunteer your time and friendship for international students who need friends in a home away from home. If you have questions, contact Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Order 2014-15 parking permits

Permanent faculty and staff have until Aug. 15 to take advantage of the monthly pre-tax payment option for parking permit fees. This applies to G, Gm, A and B permits. Order permits in person, in 030 GIL or via the online parking permit application. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
BOR public hearing is July 31

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31 in 030 BCS.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Pardon our progress

Starting Tuesday, July 29, physical plant painters will begin painting crosswalk markings. Areas will be marked off with orange cones and the painters will be wearing safety clothing. Please slow down and drive cautiously when entering these areas. The crosswalks should be completed by Aug. 7. For more information, call Tony Hanson at 273-3126.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
Welcoming new students to campus

If your academic department or program is planning an event to welcome new students to the fall 2014 semester, please submit event details to Kristin Woods by Wednesday, Aug. 6. All events will be posted to the Welcome Week website.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 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. Visit the website for more information.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
G parking permit lottery for 2014-15

The deadline to submit names for the 24 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and the 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 25. Make requests online or in writing to Public Safety. Written requests should include name, campus address and lot of interest. Any unsold G and GM permits at the beginning of the fall semester may be sold to students via a lottery system. The yearly G permit fee is $406.20; the GM permit is $417.60. Permanent employees interested in choosing the 12-month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available between July 31 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit. For more information, call 273-2710.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014
College Hill Farmers Market to feature DJs

The College Hill Farmers Market brings fresh, local foods to the UNI campus and surrounding communities from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, now through October. The CEEE sponsors and manages the market on the corner of College and W. 22nd streets. On July 24 the market will feature an all-vinyl party with double DJs Pals and Dusty.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Volunteers still needed for the UNI exhibit at the State Fair

Show your support for the university by volunteering for four hours at UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7 through 17. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission ticket, and are asked to interact with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni, in addition to handing out UNI giveaways. Shifts are still available - sign up online. If you have questions, contact Jess Betts.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Campus wildflower walks

Laura Jackson, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will lead a tour of wildflowers on campus. Take a Well-being Walk from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, starting at the Maucker Union Plaza; on July 24, the tour starts near the Panther Plot (behind the Biology Research Complex). Different flowers are in bloom every week, so come for one or both. Contact Laura Jackson with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Hudson Road overpass closure

Weather permitting, routine maintenance work on the Hudson Road overpass will begin Wednesday, July 16. Bridge access will be restored Monday, July 21. Use the 27th Street crosswalk instead. If you have any questions, contact Tony Hanson at 273-3126.

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