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Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. News items may be submitted via the UNI Online Submission Form.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAYMENT FOR SERVICES PERFORMED IN 2012NEW

If you haven't paid a vendor for services performed in 2012, please submit a Request for Payment Form to the Office of Business Operations/Accounts Payable, mail code 0008, no later than Dec. 21. The IRS requires the university to issue many vendors a 1099 for these payments. To do so accurately, we need to make these payments by the end of 2012. Please contact Brian Looby with questions.

SNEAK PEEK AT 'INSIDE UNI'NEW

"Inside UNI" will be unveiled in mid-January, replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Inside UNI is a brand new, one-stop communication website showcasing UNI's top headlines, campus announcements, upcoming events and campus stories. Inside UNI is customized for faculty, staff and students and highlights daily campus announcements, faculty, staff and student honors and awards. Faculty, staff and students will be able to submit announcements, accolades and share news and feature story ideas. Stay tuned for more details and instructions in January.

FACULTY AND STAFF ACCOLADESNEW

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share their recent, significant national and international accomplishments and honors for consideration for Inside UNI. There is a form for faculty and staff accomplishments  http://www.uni.edu/ur/facultystaff-accolades  as well as one for students.  http://www.uni.edu/ur/student-accolades
Space is limited, so please be mindful of frequency of submissions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen. stacey.christensen@uni.edu

PANTHER CAUCUSNEW

Approximately 800 students will graduate from UNI this Saturday and according to Matt Neuse, associate director of Career Services at UNI, the job outlook for December graduates is positive. Consider this statistic: 85 percent of UNI graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation. The most recent Panther Caucus is posted online.  http://www.unialum.org/panther-caucus

2013/2014 REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUNDNEW

The campus community selected the topic of “Food Matters” for the 2013-2014 Reaching for Higher Ground program. The common read will be "The American Way of Eating” by Tracie McMillan. Email ideas for topics, speakers, events, panels or your interest in participation.  higherground@uni.edu

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTSNEW

Lobbying activity from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012 must be reported by Friday, Dec. 21. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on lobbying and political activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann.  pat.geadelmann@uni.edu

SEMESTER BREAK HOURS: WRC, LIBRARY AND MAUCKER UNIONNEW

Rod Library hours are posted online. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim There will be no special loans during semester break. Maucker Union will close at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14. http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/.  The Wellness & Recreation Center will be open during break; hours are posted online. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT BIWEEKLY TIMECARDS FOR DECEMBER

Dec. 15 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 26 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 to be included in the Dec. 26 paycheck.

UNI UP CLOSE

The dates for UNI Up Close are Feb. 15 and 22. Registration is available for the exploring majors/student activity fair, academic workshops and open houses. There are three links to click on at the bottom of the website.  http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose-staff

OPPORTUNITIES

W2 ELECTRONIC DELIVERYNEW

Sign up now for electronic-only delivery and viewing of your W2, unless you have already made the election in a prior year. To choose electronic delivery, in lieu of a mailed copy, you must give permission electronically by Jan. 7. You will have access to view the W2 online, with the option to print, at least one week earlier than if you choose to receive the mailed document. It’s also a cost savings to UNI. Should you choose this option, your W2 Form will be available through UNI Employee Self Service by mid January. An email notification of its availability will be sent to you. Additional information and instructions are posted on the Ebusiness site. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ebusiness/training_and_support/documents/w2_delivery_preference.pdf If you have questions, contact Payroll payroll@uni.edu or call 273-6425 or 273-2656.

REGISTER NOW FOR FACULTY FOCUS - INTERSESSION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS

ITS-Educational Technology will offer Faculty Focus workshops on technology’s role in teaching and learning, Jan. 7 through 11. These workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. http://www.uni.edu/its/services/instructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.