Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Burst Your Thirst challenge

Employee Well-being invites employees to participate in the Burst Your Thirst Challenge (BYT), from Monday, June 13, to Friday, July 22. The challenge focuses on teams of two to 10 individuals engaging in competition to track water consumption and minutes of physical activity to move up the leaderboard. UNI Employee Well-being will support the effort by providing weekly emails and opportunities for participants to winincentive prizes. Registration opened Monday, May 16; to register your team with UNI, use the Group ID: LHIUNI. Questions can be directed to Employee Well-being.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
UNI-NCBI: Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, in the University Room, MAU. More than a workshop, this is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Participants must be able to attend the full day. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is free. For more information, visit the provost website.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Bike to Work Week

Cedar Valley’s Bike to Work Week is May 16 to 20. In the spirit of this week, UNI Employee Well-being encourages employees to show us being active. Individuals that post a picture of themselves biking to work this week will be entered in a drawing for an incentive prize. Submissions should be added to the “Employee Well-being” Facebook page or emailed to Employee Well-being by Sunday, May 22; winners will be announced the following week.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Retirement reception for Jean Neibauer

The Office of Academic Advising invites the university community to a retirement reception for Jean Neibauer from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in 009 GIL. Comments will be at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CAC north plaza entrance closed

The Communication Arts Center north plaza entrance will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 10. The concrete sidewalk, paving, curb and gutter will be removed. Patrons should use the southeast entrance to the building. The work should be completed by fall 2016. For more information, call 273-4400.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Dealing with Racist and Other Inappropriate Comments in the Classroom

Facilitators Stephanie Logan, Victoria DeFrancisco, Susan Hill and Karen Mitchell will present a workshop on "Dealing With Racist and Other Inappropriate Comments in the Classroom" from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in 301 LIB (ScholarSpace). This workshop focuses on how to handle inappropriate comments and microagressions, as well as building respectful classroom communities. Register in advance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Ebiz FIN functions changing

Purchasing functions included in the FIN responsibility (requisitions, requisition summary, purchase order summary and receiving) will be removed from those responsibilities on Monday, May 16. If you use these functions, including approving requisitions, you should request the new UNI Purchasing User responsibility. Visit the Purchasing tab on the OBO website for additional information. Questions can be directed to James Tanzosch at 273-5811.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Kristine De Welde lecture

Kristine De Welde will present “The Equity and Inclusion Imperative: Moving the Needle at UNI” at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13, in 301 LIB (ScholarSpace). De Welde is associate dean and associate professor of sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is co-editor of "Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Update to UNI's smoking policy and tobacco cessation session

UNI has approved an update to its smoking policy. Campus is now tobacco free, not just smoke free, which means no smoking, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes. The policy applies to walkways and sidewalks adjacent to city streets that adjoin university property, including the grass areas between the sidewalk and street. A map will be posted to the policy website soon. Join Pathways on May 18 for an informational session on the effects of tobacco on the body, the health risks associated with tobacco usage, how addiction is created and maintained, cost of tobacco products and ways to help quite smoking, along with how Quitline Iowa can benefit those looking to quite tobacco usage. Register in advance for the 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. session.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Inside UNI summer schedule

Inside UNI will be published during the summer each Tuesday beginning May 10. The deadline for submitting announcements is noon on Monday. The student edition of Inside UNI will not be published during the summer.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Reception for Sue Jordan

The university community is invited to a reception celebrating Sue Jordan's many years of service to UNI from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Contact Susan Hill for more information.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Correction for summer office hours

Summer office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will begin Monday, May 9, and will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 12. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff. The previous announcement indicated an end date of Friday, Aug. 19.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Fraternity life at UNI

The first edition of the IFC Quarterly is available. Fraternity members are active in university organizations and perform community service. Check out the newsletter to learn more about their activities.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
GRE preparation courses

The Academic Learning Center will offer intensive preparation courses for GRE quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, May 16. Fall courses from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays will begin Tuesday, Aug. 30. See the GRE prep page on the Continuing Education website for the full schedule, fees and registration information.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Farewell reception for Josh Sankey

The Office of Academic Advising invites the university community to a farewell reception for Joshua Sankey from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, May 6, in 009 GIL.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
State Fair volunteers needed

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Panther Pick Up

Panther Pick Up will be from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 5, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 6. Trucks will be situated between Shull and Rider Halls, the northwest corner of Campbell Hall and near the Towers. Donate usable items such as running shoes, mattresses, furniture, books, clothing and more. Please consider donating your unwanted items to those in need in our community. Think twice before tossing your items in the dumpsters!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
UNI apparel is back at Essentials

Just in time for the end of the semester and summer, Essentials is selling UNI apparel. Stop in the store in Maucker Union to purchase UNI shirts, water bottles, hats and more. Thanks to University Book and Supply for partnering with Essentials to provide a convenient on-campus location to purchase UNI apparel.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
ProTrav procurement card and travel training

The Office of Business Operations is offering ProTrav training. Attendance is encouraged for all procurement cardholders, reconcilers and travelers. Register for one or both of the courses. For more information, contact Amy Kliegl or call 273-3034.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
AACTE Clinical Practice Commission on campus

Representatives from the Clinical Practice Commission of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will lead a discussion of a white paper on clinical practice in teacher education from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The white paper is available on the Center for Educational Transformation website. Lunch will be provided; RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/EP050616.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Summer group fitness classes

Summer group fitness classes will begin Monday, May 9. The new price for the Fit Class Pass will be $25 to $30 for eight weeks of class. The online brochure will be available Friday, April 29; registration begins Monday, May 2. There are many classes to choose from, including cycle core, cycle blast, RIPPED, jazzercise, TRX, sculpt and tone, yoga synergy and Pilates.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Ebiz FIN functions changing

Purchasing functions included in the FIN responsibility (requisitions, requisition summary, purchase order summary and receiving) will be removed from those responsibilities on Monday, May 16. If you use these functions you should request the new UNI Purchasing User responsibility which includes approving requisitions. Visit the OBO website for additional information. Questions can be directed to James Tanzosch at 273-5811.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Imagine Iowa

The presentation and unveiling of Imagine Iowa will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in 301 LIB. Imagine Iowa is a fully developed website, created by students in the interactive digital studies practicum course, about Iowa’s rising emissions, harmful fossil fuel consumption, threats to Iowa’s landscape and how we can start to change it all. The presentation is open to the public.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Compensatory time payouts

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 announcement at the Office of Business Operations Payroll website.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Phone scam targeting UNI students

ITS-Information Security has become aware of ongoing phone calls to UNI students purporting to be from law enforcement regarding unpaid UNI tuition. These calls are not legitimate. The scammer tells the victim that they will be subject to arrest if they do not make a payment immediately over the phone. UNI does not seek payments in this manner. Contact the UNI Police at 273-2712 if you have received a similar phone call.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Finals week De-Stress Days

Enjoy stress relievers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 2 through 4, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be free mini massages, coloring, arts and crafts, dog therapy, walk the labyrinth, free hot tea, chair yoga and more.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Dining hours for finals week

Dining Services will operate with adjusted hours during finals week, May 1 through 7. Some locations will offer extended hours (such as Book Bistro) while other locations will have reduced operations or will be closed (such as Crunch Break). Check out the dining hours online for the most up-to-date schedule, as well as a look at summer hours.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
UNI mascot program transition

UNI's mascot program will transition to the Office of University Relations on May 9. The process to request an appearance will remain the same - fill out the form on the TC/TK website. For questions or additional information, contact Beth Bruns or call 273-2761.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Interest meeting for Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (ΚΑΨ), Inc. will have an informational meeting open to all interested men attending UNI at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the State College Room, MAU. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is a historically African-American collegiate social fraternity. It has chartered more than 400 undergraduate chapters in the continental United States and has more than 150,000 members worldwide.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
"Broke, Busted and Disgusted" documentary

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the UNI Entrepreneurs will host UNI graduate Calvin Johannsen for the viewing of his documentary film about the true cost of college at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in Old Centrall Ballroom, MAU. The screening of the documentary is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Online course development awards for spring 2017

Faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system should submit proposals by Friday, June 17 for spring 2017 courses. Award details and a proposal form are available online. For more information, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Save the date for Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair

Mark your calendars to "Discover Your Well-being Treasure" at the Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The fair is open to all faculty and staff to meet with businesses and organizations. More information is available on the Human Resource Services website.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Library hours for final exam week

Library hours during finals week are posted on the Rod Library website. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Action needed so students can charge to their u-bill this summer

If you have student employees working on campus this summer who are not enrolled in summer classes, notify the Department of Residence if the student wishes to have the ability to charge dining purchases to their u-bill. Email their name, university ID number and summer campus affiliation to diningtech@uni.edu. Enrolled students automatically have the charge privilege, so no action is necessary.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Retirement reception for Iradge Ahrabi-Fard

The School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services invites the university community to a retirement reception for Iradge Ahrabi-Fard from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the reception area, WRC. There will be remarks at 3 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Emily West at Gallagher Bluedorn

See Waterloo native Emily West at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the GBPAC. Known from "America’s Got Talent" in 2014, West has captivated audiences all over the country with her beautiful melodies and powerful voice. Visit the GBPAC website for more information and tickets.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Faculty 12 month pay option

Faculty can be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the July 29 or Aug. 31 payroll, respectively. Faculty that want to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change Form. The completed form must be received in Business Operations-Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 16. Questions can be directed to Amy Stanbrough or call 273-7049.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
TIAA individual consultant

A TIAA consultant will be on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 11-12 and May 25-26, conducting one-on-one counseling sessions. Topics covered include: Am I on track for retirement?; Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this?; Is my current mix of investments appropriate?; and How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an appointment or call 800-732-8353.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
UNI Veterans Association grill out

The UNIVA will host an inaugural grill-out/chill-out from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Island Park, 760 Center St., Cedar Falls. Hamburgers and bratwursts will be served; attendees are asked to bring a side dish. There will be a bean bag tournament with UNIVA gear awarded to the winner. There will be other games and activities for a fun, family environment. All are welcome.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Iowa Public Radio open house

Iowa Public Radio will host an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Iowa Public Radio KUNI/KHKE studios on the third floor, CAC. See where IPR Classical, Studio One and IPR's All Things Considered are produced and meet news reporters, hosts and staff. Complimentary refreshments will be served; door prizes will be awarded and vintage IPR swag will be available for sale. There will be a live performance by The Well Pennies at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
James Hearst as Songwriter: Poetry as Lyrics

​​Scott Cawelti will perform at noon, Wednesday, April 27, in the Learning Commons, LIB. He will share and discuss James Hearst's poems that he has put to music on his CD "Landscape Iowa." Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to attend.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Reserve reinstatements

Faculty who want to keep spring items on reserve for the summer or fall semesters should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library circulation desk by Friday, May 6. Requests can be submitted electronically using the reserve reinstatement form.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, on the rooftop, MAU. There will be an opening ceremony, followed by a march through campus and down College Hill to protest against sexual violence.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Half-Masted improv comedy

Half-Masted will host Micetro, a light-hearted competition where a large number of improvisors play together, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A troupe from Algona will be a special guests, as well as other guests. For more information, go to the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
UNI Opera showcase

UNI Opera will present a program of scenes and arias on the theme of "Waiting" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. There will be English supertitles. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
"Flow is Good Business:" Meet a Serious Gaming Developer

The Creative Life Research Center will host a chat with Zad Vecsey about serious gaming for leadership development at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 30 BCS. There will be a demonstration of FLIGBY (Flow is Good Business), winner of the 2012 top international award for serious games. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, whose pioneering work on flow built the foundation for FLIGBY, will participate via live videoconference. Learn more at the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations is offering additional training sessions for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Take a moment to enroll in a hands-on class today. iProcurement is live and will be required to order from the new office supplies contract. For more information, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Dining director candidate open forum

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Dining Services candidates. Janet Paul will present at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Elm Room, MAU. Visit the Department of Residence website for candidate resumes.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
New office products contract

The university recently completed a joint Regent competitive bid for office products, including toner. The new Office Depot contract will be available for use beginning Monday, May 2. For more information, visit the Office of Business Operations website.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Scholarly Communication Trend Report

View Rod Library’s latest Scholarly Communication Trend Report "Digital Humanities: What Are They and How Are They Being Used in Higher Education and at UNI?"

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