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, 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'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 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.