Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Guest lecturer: Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber will present “Be Arrested If Necessary: The Case for Science in Action" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the auditorium, LNG. For more information, visit the CEEE website.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Homecoming office decorating competition

Get ready to “Unmask Your Spirit” by decorating your office for Homecoming! Register by Friday, Sept. 23. Judges will review all registered offices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. Prizes include unlimited bragging rights and lunch for the best overall decorated office, most spirited office and most creative office. Visit the Homecoming website for more details.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
African-American Affinity Group dinner

The African-American Affinity Group will host a dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in 1017 BAR. The purpose is to promote community building on campus. RSVP to Gabriela Olivares is required. The dinner is free and open to all faculty and staff.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
UNI Reads

There will be a discussion of three works on extreme energy extraction and public health at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, in ScholarSpace, LIB. This is prior to Sandra Steingraber's visit to UNI Wednesday, Sept. 7. The articles are "3 Bets," "Shale Game" and "Banning Fracking Isn't Enough."

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Deadline change for Inside UNI

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Sept. 6, issue of Inside UNI will be noon, Friday, Sept. 2.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Biometric screening

Employee Well-being will host a biometric screening from 7 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in 007/009 GIL. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Date change for Town Hall for Community Engagement

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Town Hall for Community Engagement has been rescheduled. It will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Visit the Community Engagement website for more information and to RSVP.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Seventh Annual Military and Veterans State Conference

UNI will host the Seventh Annual Military and Veterans State Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26. The goal is to educate campuses and the Iowa community about military culture and the diversity service members bring to our campuses and communities.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Spanish Affinity Group dinner

The Spanish Affinity Group will host a dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at the residence of the Diversity Fellow. The purpose is to promote community building on campus. RSVP to Gabriela Olivares is required at which time the address will be provided. The dinner is free and open to all faculty and staff.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Prelaw Club meeting

The Prelaw Club will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in 23 SAB. Plans for the academic year will be discussed. Prelaw advisers Scott Peters, Lisa Jepsen and Martha Reineke will discuss preparing for and applying to law school as well as other areas of concern for prelaw students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Scott Peters at 273-2727 for more information.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Events and activities for Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2016 will take place Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23. If you are planning an event or activity on campus for that weekend and would like to have it included in the brochure that will be mailed out to parents next month, please contact Blake Ruane.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Canon Laser Class 710 fax machine

This fax machine is offered as first-come, first-served at no charge for on-campus department use. The machine is in very good condition and includes two unopened FX 7 cartridges. Contact Brenda Jordan for more information.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
Rainbow Reception

The LGBT* Center will host the Rainbow Reception at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the GBPAC. The reception is held at the beginning of each academic year for information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert. Rainbow Reception serves as an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to welcome LGBT* students and their allies back to campus.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Film screening: "Living Downstream"

The film "Living Downstream" will be shown from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the auditorium, CEEE. The film is based on Sandra Steingraber's book of the same title and investigates the links between human health and environmental contamination based on the latest biological and ecological research.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
iProcurement training

Procurement Services will offer training for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Attendance is encouraged for all users who have not attended a previous session. Registration is required. Contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Harvest Festival

Green Project will host Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Panther Plot (by the Biology Research Complex and the ITC). The festival will showcase the student garden. There will be live music and free food using garden produce will be available.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Second Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement

The Second Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet nonprofit community leaders to create partnerships that will support faculty research and scholarship, build service-learning opportunities to complement classroom instruction and introduce students to service projects.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Asian Affinity Group dinner

The Asian Affinity Group will host a dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Stephen's Student Center. The purpose is to promote community-building on campus. The dinner is free and open to all faculty and staff. RSVPs are required. Contact Gabriela Olivares to RSVP and for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Dance Marathon "back to school" picnic

Dance Marathon will host a "back to school" picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at Seerley Park. Join us for yard games with some of our Miracle Kiddos, learn about Dance Marathon and enjoy free food. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Driver’s license validation required

Employees who drive on university business must have their driver’s license validated each semester. Contact Motor Pool at 273-2610 if your license has not been validated since Monday, Aug. 1, and you will be driving on university business. Visit the motor pool website for more information.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
Monthly STEM Chats

Faculty, staff and community partners are invited to participate in Monthly STEM Chats, informal gatherings of those interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics research, education and careers. Meetings will be from noon to 1 p.m., the second Thursday of each month (except January), in 282 LIB. Meetings will include discussion of a monthly topic and the sharing of upcoming events and resources from across campus and the community. All are welcome and can bring a lunch. September's topic will be UNI STEM Ambassadors.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
Military orientation

Military orientation for new or returning military or veteran students and their families will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in 111-G, MAU. Staff from the offices of the registrar, financial aid and scholarships, admissions and academic advising as well as the Black Hawk County VA office will be on hand to provide important information and answer questions.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
New graduate student orientation

New graduate student orientation will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The goal is to connect new graduate students to resources and services to support their success. The agenda includes the Campus Resource Fair and presentations on the Sexual Assault Prevention Online Program for graduate students, using Rod Library like a graduate student and university bill (u-bill) management.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Veterans roundtable

Senator Joni Ernst will hold a Veterans Roundtable at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the auditorium, CEEE. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Recreation Services fitness class pass

Group fitness classes will begin Monday, Aug. 29. Free classes will be offered Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 23-25. Check out classes offered before registering for the fit class pass. Passes are $50 for the fall semester. Participants can choose from 36 classes and 72 sections offered each week. Visit the Recreation Services website for more information. Special registration will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16, GIL. Payments can be made by payroll deduction; fall brochures will be available.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Welcome international students through volunteering

The CIEP International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Participants volunteer time and friendship for international students who need friends in a home away from home. An invitation to a home, a shared meal or a night of games can create a lasting memory that adds great value to their educational experience at UNI. Learn more and complete an application on the CIEP website or email Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Need technology help? Use Service Hub

If you need help with technology, visit Service Hub! Service Hub is a service portal for UNI faculty, staff and students to submit technology requests for assistance or new services. You can view your requests and their status from one location. Visit Service Hub for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Personal training services

A certified personal trainer can steer you on the right path to success, no matter your fitness level. Participants can select from several packages and prices to meet needs and availability. Check out the new private personal training suite in room 104, WRC. The suite is open to participants who train with a personal trainer and offers select cardio and weight training equipment. Visit the Recreation Services website for more information. There will be a special registration and information booth from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16 in GIL.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Apply to be a Conversation Partner

The Conversation Partner Program, through the Culture and Intensive English Program, is seeking volunteers to meet with international students for conversational practice while learning about other cultures and making new friends. If interested, complete the online application.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Dance Marathon Golf "Fore" the Kids

Dance Marathon will host an 18-hole partner best shot golf tournament at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, Cedar Falls. Registration is $60 ($36 course fee, $24 donation). 

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
What do I stand for? Who and what influenced my values?

UNI students will explore their answers to those questions and discuss how their priorities influence their financial decisions in a six-hour, non-credit course "Enhance Your College Experience." The first session will be Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 12 to 28. The second session will be Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 16. Both sessions will be in the Makerspace room, 286 LIB. The course is a partnership with Financial Aid and Scholarships. Paid internships are available. For more information, visit the CEEE website.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Join us to Rock the Stacks!

The UNI Museum will host Rock the Stacks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug 23. There will be a free concert featuring local legends Twins, Peas and Carrot, and Kitsch. The concert will kick off the latest exhibit "Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy."

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
CatID passphrase reset requests no longer accepted via email

Protection of credentials used to access UNI resources is critical to the safety of your identity and the security of university data. Accordingly, CatID passphrase reset requests will no longer be processed via email. The preferred method to reset your CatID passphrase if you have forgotten it is the self-service option. Other acceptable alternatives include visiting the Service Desk, 36 ITTC, in person with your UNI or other government-issued photo ID or calling the Service Desk at 319-273-5555.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
College Hill Farmers Market

The market is open every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the corner of College St. and W. 22nd St. Thursday, Aug. 18, is Kids Day, including nutritional strategies to prevent lead absorption with demonstrations, samples and recipes; face painting; and other kid friendly activities. Thursday, Aug. 25, is Onion Day. For more information follow the market on Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market), Twitter (@collegehillfm) and #collegehillfm.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
New notification in Ebiz

Procurement Services has created a notification in ebiz to remind users they have a PO to receive against. Timely receipt of invoices allows suppliers to be paid more promptly. The notification is determined by the “need by date” entered when the requisition was completed. If you receive a notification to “Confirm Receipt of Order” and you have the items click “Receive." If you have not physically received the items, check the box “Not Received” and the workflow will be routed to the buyer for analysis. If you are unsure or have questions, contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
House available for rent to faculty/staff

A university-owned house at 8712 University Avenue is available for rent to faculty or staff. The house is a three bedroom ranch with and one and a half bathrooms on a one-acre property. There is approximately 1,600 square feet of living space. The rent is $1,070 per month. For more information, contact Tony Hanson at 273-3126 or Brian Looby at 273-2866.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Summer office hours ending

Effective Monday, Aug. 15, university offices will resume normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Register for the Fall Faculty Workshop

The 2016 Fall Faculty Workshop, "Culturally Inclusive Classrooms, In All Our Disciplines, For All Our Students," will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Please register online; lunch is included. For more information, contact Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Charting Your Course: A financial guide for women

TIAA will host a seminar from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Elm Room, MAU. All are welcome. Call 800-732-8353 to register. Employees will also receive an email invitation with registration information. Space is limited to 50 participants.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Multi-functional device available

Available on a first come basis is a Ricoh multi-functional device for departmental usage at no cost. The device was purchased in 2013. A maintenance agreement is available for transfer or can be canceled. Email Kelly Flege in Finance and Operations or call 273-3420 to learn more or express interest.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Credit/debit system down at retail locations this week

Department of Residence retail locations are currently unable to accept credit/debit card payments due to preventative system maintenance and should be operational beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 15. Payroll deduct for purchases is available or there are ATMs located outside of Biscotti's in Redeker Center and Veridian in Maucker Union. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Final call for State Fair volunteers

Volunteers are still needed for multiple shifts at the UNI booth at the Iowa State Fair. Open shifts are as follows: 1 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12; and 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 11, 13 and 21. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Jess Betts.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Food box presentation

Lisa Krausman, dining services, will present information about the UNI Local Food Box CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, in 007/009 GIL. She will talk about the food items that are provided in the food box and how to prepare a meal with fresh, local ingredients. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Registration for Faculty Focus Technology Workshops

IT-Educational Technology and Media Services will host Faculty Focus workshops Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 9 to 19. The workshops will address Bb Learn 9 features and other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. View the workshop calendar and registration information at the ITS website.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
International Friendship Program accepting host family applications

The International Friendship Program fosters meaningful relationships between UNI students and local families in the community. Families volunteer to spend time with an international student as a way to learn about the student's country and to build friendships through family meals, shopping or by attending local events. To apply, please complete the family application or contact Pramod Sarin with questions.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Order your 2016-17 parking permit

Parking permits can be ordered via https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx [1]. Permits will be processed in August. If applicable, you can purchase a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit on the same application. License plate and vehicle information can also be entered into the application. The online application will close at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll deduction payment option for their parking permit fee. This option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permit types.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Wellness/Recreation Center pass 2016-17

Purchase or renew your 2016-17 Wellness/Recreation Center pass now. Online sign-up is available through MyUniverse. If you have questions, please contact Recreation Services at 319-273-6275.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Be part of the conversation on recent tragedies

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Listening Session on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Great Reading Room. Attendees will begin the conversation on how we on this campus process recent tragedies from across the globe and their meanings to us individually and collectively.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Farewell open house for Mark Rowe-Barth

Please join us from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Student Health Center to celebrate Mark’s work at UNI and wish him the best as the director of student wellness at Iowa State University.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Safety on the Cedar Valley trails

Due to the recent reported incidents on the Cedar Valley recreational trails, the UNI Police are encouraging people to remain alert and report suspicious behavior to 911 or 291-2515 for non-emergencies.

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