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Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

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

UPDATED MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES EFFECTIVE JAN. 1 NEW

The IRS has updated mileage rates effective Jan. 1, 2013. Therefore, the university’s mileage reimbursement rates will increase for travel occurring Jan. 1 and after. The IRS business rate will increase to 56.5 cents per mile and the UNI rate will increase to half that amount, or 28.25 cents per mile. For complete details of all travel reimbursement procedures, refer to the Travel Guidelines. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml  Questions on these changes should be directed to Brian Looby brian.looby@uni.edu, 273-3537.

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. Space is limited, so please be mindful of frequency of submissions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen.

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.

ST. JUDE'S CARDS FOR KIDS COLLECTIONNEW

Used greeting cards can be recycled by donating them to St. Jude Children's Hospital. The RRTTC will collect greeting cards of any kind - birthday, holiday, sympathy, etc., to donate to St. Jude. The recycled cards raise money for services provided to children and families at the hospital. Drop boxes are at the following locations: Maucker Union, WRC, the CEEE, SEC Lobby, Gilchrist Hall, Rod Library, Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers.

OPPORTUNITIES

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA 2013NEW

Join thousands of Iowans and the UNI Employee Wellness Committee in Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-week wellness challenge. This team competition tracks activity minutes and/or weight loss. Registration is $15 per participant. Team and individual prizes will be awarded. Visit the HRS website for more information. www.uni.edu/hrs

MENTORS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION: TRAIN THE TRAINER INSTITUTE

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Institute, a two-day, interactive training, will take place from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the WRC. The training is designed for students, educators and service providers who desire to integrate the MVP model into their prevention programming. Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified to utilize MVP with their organizations. Register online. www.uni.edu/cvp

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOGUE AND ACTION

A conference on envisioning a sustainable world and the transformation needed to create it will take place April 12 and 13 at UNI. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend this free, two-day conference. Guest speakers include Majora Carter, Andres Edwards and Winona LaDuke. There will be poster sessions, breakout visioning sessions and lectures on various topics of interest. More information and registration will be available soon.

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.