Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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

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.

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.