Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Summer hours for Maucker Union restaurants

Maucker Union restaurants and convenience stores will be open this summer Monday through Friday as follows: Prexy's, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (hot menu items start at 11 a.m.); Essentials, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Chats from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Retirement reception for Kathy Green and Christie Kangas

A retirement reception honoring Kathy Green, director of University Health Services, and Christie Kangas, director of Admissions, will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15, in the Georgian Lounge and Porch, COM. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Stop by and wish them well.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Finalists for enrollment management position

Finalists for the associate vice resident for enrollment management are scheduled for campus interviews beginning May 13. An open forum will be held by each candidate. Resumes, position description and the open forum schedule are posted on the search website

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
'UNIversitas' published

The latest issue of "UNIversitas," UNI's Journal of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, has been published. Features include a forum on the digital turn in academia, a digital short on gendering women and an elaborate sociological study of college students "hooking up."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Panther Pick Up is May 7-9

UNI's Panther Pick Up is Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9. St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army trucks will be located throughout campus and will accept clothing, dishes, furniture, carpet and other useable household items. For donation times and locations, visit the Panther Pick Up website. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Fall faculty workshop

The Fall Faculty Workshop will explore what it means to move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered teaching paradigm on Thursday, Aug. 21. Register and find more information online. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
UNI eBusiness Suite production system outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, May 9 to 7 a.m., Monday, May 12. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Webfocus and Discoverer reports will be available but will not be updated until Monday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
John Mirchich's retirement reception

John Mirchich, associate director of facilities planning, will retire on May 9. Stop by and wish John well from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the Alumni Suite at the McLeod Center.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Mini-grants available for Reaching for Higher Ground projects

Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants up to $1,000 are available to support academic year activities and programming planned around the 2014-15 theme Media & Social Media: A Networked Society. Get more information and apply online. The deadline for the initial round of mini-grants is June 2; applicants will be notified by June 16.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Commissioning ceremony

The Department of Military Science Commissioning Ceremony will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Senior Cadets Austin A. Reichle and Luke V. Ostrander will commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Spring into Wellness incentive drawing

UNI employees are invited to participate in the UNI Employee Wellness "Spring into Wellness" incentive drawing. Employees who like the UNI Employee Wellness Facebook page, subscribe to the wellness listserv or check-out a Fitbit will be entered into the drawing. Employees who have already completed the actions, will also be entered in the drawing. Contact Therese Callaghan with questions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Action needed so students can charge to their u-bill this summer
If you know student employees not enrolled for summer who are working on campus and want the ability to charge to their university bill, email their name, university ID number and summer campus affiliation to Otherwise, only enrolled students have the charge privilege.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Library hours for final exam week

Library hours for April 30 through May 6 are extended hours. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your Cat ID.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Efficiency and Transformation Study updates

For weekly updates of activities occurring with the Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) refer to the Efficiency and Transformation Web page and click on the most recent update under Board of Regents TIER Weekly Updates. Updates should be posted late in the day Wednesday.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Susan Hudson and Donna Thompson, health, physical education & leisure services, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m.,Tuesday, May 6, in the first-floor lounge, WRC. Come wish them well.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Inside UNI summer schedule

Effective May 13, the Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff newsletters will be emailed just once per week. The twice per-week schedule will resume Aug. 19. There is no Inside UNI for students during the summer. Announcements will continue to be updated as needed on the Inside UNI website.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Biometric Health Screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free Biometric Health Screening to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, May 16, in 007 GIL. This screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Register online before Thursday, May 8. All employees who attend will be entered to win a Sonicare toothbrush.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
May Health, Wellness and Fitness News now posted

May issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
May Fulbright announcement

The May Fulbright announcement is available at the international programs website under announcements. Please email with questions.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
May and June UNI-NCBI Diversity Inclusion workshops

The "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 15 and 16, and June 23 and 24. Lunch will be provided at the end of the first day. Register online for this free workshop. For more information, email or call 273-3210.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
P&S Council elections

All eligible P&S employees are encouraged to vote for new P&S Council members now through Wednesday, May 7 via MyUNIverse. Contact the council at with any questions.

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
UNI Multiple Sclerosis Walk

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Center for Multicultural Education are sponsoring a one-mile MS Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, May, 17, at UNI. Registration is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Baker Hall update

Starting May 12, the construction area will be expanded to include work on the water line in the street south of the site, work on the sidewalk near Wright Hall and the Botanical Center and between Wright and Rod Library. A map of the new construction area and the alternate pedestrian path is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Sarah Diesburg, computer science, will present "Ghosts of Past Data: Challenges and Advances in Secure Deletion of Files" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in 115 SRL. There will be a panel discussion with Harry Brod, sociology, criminology and anthropology, and Joan Thompson, sexual assault advocate and health educator, about how to end sexual assault. Two sexual assault survivors will also tell their stories. A march and rally at the Campanile will follow.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Rod Library campus book drive continues

Rod Library has collected hundreds of books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates around the world. Because the book drive was so successful, Rod Library is extending the deadline to May 12. Drop books off in the green cardboard bin in the library's lobby.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Save the date for the Welcome Back Picnic

The Welcome Back Picnic for UNI faculty, staff and families will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, on the south lawn of the president's house and will feature food, games and fun!

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Return keys to Physical Plant

All keys checked out to faculty, staff and students need to be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

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.