Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Student Employment Best Practices Training

The Office of Career Services will offer a second session of Student Employment Best Practices Training from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Rod Library. The training is for anyone who works with student employees. Topics include university policy reminders, clarification on the new hiring paperwork process and information on student health insurance and whether or not your students qualify. A best practices open session will follow the training. RSVP to Katie Ledtje by Friday, July 29.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Laser cartridge

KAHHS (formerly HPELS) has a new HP 61X laser cartridge for anyone who can use it. The packaging has been opened, but the cartridge has not been used. For more information, contact Karen Peterson at 273-2654.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
Abandoned bicycle roundup

The UNI Police Division collected a number of bicycles on June 8. If you think your bike might be among those collected, stop by 30 GIL or call UNI Police at 273-2712 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need to provide the make, model, color, serial number and location where you last parked the bicycle. A $5 impoundment fee will be assessed for retrieval. Unclaimed bikes will be sold by the university during the fall semester.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
G/GM parking permit lottery for 2016-17

Names are being accepted for the 24 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist parking lot and the 31 spaces in the Multi-Modal Transportation Center. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22. Requests can be made using the online parking permit application or in written form to the Department of Public Safety. Written requests should include your name, campus address and area of interest (Gilchrist or Multimodal). Unsold G and GM permits at the beginning of the fall semester can be sold to students. The yearly G permit price is $422.40 and the Gm permit price is $435.60. Eligible persons (permanent employees) interested in choosing the 12 month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available between July 27 & August 15 to receive notification of their status and to purchase their permit. The online parking permit application does qualify as a purchase option. Please call (319) 273-2710 if you have questions about this permit option.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
Doug Jensen retirement reception

Doug Jensen is retiring after 27 years of service to the university. A reception will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 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. Questions may be directed to (319) 273-2710

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
UNI Dance Marathon partners with the Waterloo Bucks

Join UNI Dance Marathon at the Waterloo Bucks baseball game on Friday, July 29. Tickets are $8, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Dance Marathon. Purchase tickets online; the deadline to order is Wednesday, July 20.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Volunteers still needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Volunteers are still needed for UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 21. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission in exchange for handing out UNI giveaways and interacting with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni. Contact Jess Betts with questions. Sign up today!

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Unusual computer screen popups

UNI computers have recently been hit with pop-up windows demanding a call to a toll-free number to repair "the damage." These popups are not legitimate and should not be followed. The incident should be reported to the IT Service Desk at 273-5555. For more information, visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/shutting-down-scammers-and-their-pop-ads.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Faculty and staff discounts for football tickets

UNI faculty and staff are eligible for a $15 discount on season tickets. The Panthers home schedule includes Montana and reigning FCS champs North Dakota State. Full-price season tickets start at $69. Call 319-273-4849 to order.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
CDW-G catalog available through iProcurement

The CDW-G catalog is now available through Oracle iProcurement. The catalog provides IT Peripheral products available for purchase. After discussion with departmental IT staff, all IT Peripheral purchases should be made through iProcurement. Please contact Molly Ungs at 273-6448 with any questions.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2016, must be reported. 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 Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. 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 Randy Pilkington at 273-6945. The completion deadline is Wednesday, July 13.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016
Outdoor Warning System testing

On Saturday, July 9, between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., the UNI Police will be testing the campus warning systems. Part of the test will include the outdoor warning sirens and the indoor emergency voice message system.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016
Lifelong University classes needed for fall

Lifelong University is seeking instructors to teach a course this fall. Courses are usually taught once a week for four consecutive weeks and are two hours for lifelong learners. Instructors will be paid $50 an hour and are able to create their own schedule. Courses will begin in September. Deadline for submission for class proposals will be Monday, Aug. 1. Contact Kelli McCarthy for more information.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
CIEP International Panther newsletter available

The latest edition of the CIEP International Panther newsletter is available. Read about international recruitment initiatives, current students, staff and alumni. 

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, July 5, Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Friday, July 1.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Cedar Valley Pedal Fest

The UNI Healthy Campus Coalition encourages employees and students to participate in the Cedar Valley Pedal Fest Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3. Both days will be filled with a multitude of bike rides for you and your family to choose from. For more information, visit the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau website.

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