Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
A Big Band Christmas at Gallagher Bluedorn Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

A Big Band Christmas promises loads of great holiday music and celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Get tickets online. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Calling all artists!

Rod Library will host the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI students, faculty, staff and community are invited to submit entries to the student juried show. Artwork submission deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. 

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Retirement open house for Pat Palmersheim

After 44 years of service to the university, Pat Palmersheim, ITS information systems, is retiring. Stop by and wish her well from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in 019 EBAR. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Retirement reception for Nancy Scoggins Rose

UNI-CUE will host a retirement reception honoring Nancy Scoggins Rose from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in Classroom 12 at UNI-CUE. A program will be at 2:30 p.m. Nancy will retire on Dec. 31 after 31 1/2 years of service to the university.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Reduced dining hours for finals week & winter break

Dining and retail locations on campus will have reduced hours on Thursday and Friday of finals week. Additionally, certain venues will be open with limited hours during winter break.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Inside UNI holiday schedule

The final fall semester Inside UNI newsletter for students will be emailed Wednesday, Dec. 16. The first 2016 student newsletter will be emailed Wednesday, Jan. 13. The last 2015 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff will be sent Tuesday, Dec. 22. The next faculty and staff newsletter will be emailed Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Otto MacLin retirement

Otto MacLin retirement After 15 years of service, Otto MacLin, psychology, is retiring. Join United Faculty and Otto's colleagues and friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, at the Octopus on College Hill to thank him for his many contributions. 

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Cyber-bullying play at Gallagher Bluedorn

"Out of Bounds," a play and conversation about cyber-bullying, will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the GBPAC. This is a free, non-ticketed event. The play weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. A panel discussion will follow.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Potluck brunch with Retrieving Freedom

Retrieving Freedom, a nonprofit corporation that trains service dogs, will bring some dogs to campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Veterans Center, 111-G MAU. There will also be a potluck brunch; bring something to share if you can.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
UNI-ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Catherine A. Maher and Kenneth A. Voorhees will take the oath as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
CAB will screen 'Straight Outta Compton'

CAB will show "Straight Outta Compton" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn, Sour Patch Kids candy and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Finals week De-stress Days

Enjoy stress relievers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14 through 16, in two different locations. At the CME you will find an oxygen therapy bar, coloring, five-minute massages (Wednesday only) and light refreshments. In the Maucker Union Ballroom Lobby you can participate in dog therapy (Tuesday and Wednesday only), walking the labyrinth, five-minute hand and back massages, arts and crafts, and more.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Summer aid days

Thinking about taking classes during summer 2016? Want to know what financial aid might be available? Stop by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the second floor of Gilchrist before the end of the semester to have the staff provide you with an estimate of your eligible summer aid.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Home Free at Gallagher Bluedorn on Dec. 11

Christmas is right around the corner and Home Free has all the carols you could wish for. As winners of NBC’s "The Sing-Off," Home Free is one of the best country-infused a cappella groups in America. Don't miss them at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI STEM Community Google group

Are you interested in STEM? Membership to the STEM Community Google group is open to anyone interested in STEM topics: education, research, integrated STEM, STEM outreach across campus. The goal is to share information about STEM activities across campus, including with community partners. To join the Google group, email Roberta Roberts.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Retirement reception for Pat Geadelmann

The president's office will host a retirement reception honoring Pat Geadelmann from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. A program will be at 2:30 pm. Pat will retire on Jan. 12 after 43 1/2 years of service to the university.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
2016 renewals of cell phone & data allowances

The Cell Phone and Data Access Policy requires employees receiving cell phone and data access allowances to have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office Of Business Operations website for links to the policy, form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be received by Friday, Jan. 8 to receive the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in

UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union. More than 500 first graders will participate. TC and TK, students, faculty and celebrity readers will join in the celebration. To volunteer, email Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI eBusiness Suite production outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 to 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Discoverer reports will not be available until 7 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16. OBIEE reports will be available during the eBusiness outage.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI Conference on African-American Children and Families

The College of Education will sponsor the Fifth Annual Pre-Conference on African-American Children and Families from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, and a conference on Friday, Feb. 5. Keynote speakers are Chad Simmons, Diversity Focus.org., and Tim King, CEO, Urban Academies. Register online. A 1-credit course is free for UNI students.

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
New moving/relocation vendor

UNI has recently contracted with a new moving/relocation services vendor through a competitive Regents RFP. Beltmann Group is now the preferred moving vendor for UNI. Find updated information on the Purchasing Contracts website. 

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Beware of IRS scam phone calls

Employees and students have reported receiving phone calls, on personal and work phones, from scammers identifying as IRS employees. These callers accuse individuals of owing back taxes and threatening arrest or legal suit if payment is not made promptly. These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI.These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI. For additional details on what to look for or to protect yourself, refer to this IRS link or UNI’s tax advisory information.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review

Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review. The review period closes Thursday, Dec. 17.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Register for MLK Day of Service

Make Monday, Jan. 18 "A Day ON, Not A Day Off" by volunteering to help package 20,000 meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Register online

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Student research grant in ethics

Students can apply for up to $500 from the Center for Academic Ethics to conduct spring or summer research on a topic related to academic or research ethics. Applications are due Jan. 29. Find more information online or email Anita Gordon

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Reserve reinstatement lists

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2016 spring semester from fall 2015 should submit online a reinstatement request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Friday, Dec. 18. 

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI holiday pottery sale

Buy unique gifts at the UNI holiday pottery sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in 126 KAB. All work is created by UNI ceramic students and faculty.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Nomination reminder - Graduate College faculty award deadlines

Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award must begin with the department or college regular graduate faculty. Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award nominations must begin with nomination by a UNI graduate student or regular graduate faculty member. Nominees will be notified with instructions for submitting materials. Guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website. Nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Bill Ruud, Jeff Danielson to be special guests at comedy show

UNI improv group Half-Masted will perform an unscripted comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m.,Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the BMT. President Ruud will be the guest at the 7 p.m. show, and legislator Jeff Danielson will be the guest at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI PRSSA fundraising event

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a fundraising event at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ginger's Pub with live music from Rad Rascal and Goose Town. Doors open at 8 p.m.; the first band begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for age 21 and older; $5 for age 18-20 with a student ID. Come to support PRSSA, stay for a good time.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Register for Faculty Focus ─ Intersession Technology Workshops

ITS-Educational Technology will offer Faculty Focus workshops Jan. 4 through 8. Workshops address Bb Learn 9 features and other instructional technologies. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Find a workshop calendar and registration information online. 

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
'The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation'

The final Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) event for this semester will be at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME. Leisl Carr-Childers, history, will present "The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation." CROW Forum events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Woodwind chamber concert Dec. 3

Enjoy a Woodwind Chamber Concert at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, under the Dichotomy sculpture in LIB. The free performances are by the Northern Iowa Woodwind Quintet and Omega Winds. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Report infrastructure safety concerns

Report safety concerns regarding the infrastructure at UNI, such as unsafe working conditions, trip/fall hazards, broken safety equipment and other hazards. Reports can be made anonymously and will be reviewed quickly. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Local food box program

Missing the College Hill Farmers Market? Sign up to receive a weekly delivery of fresh, locally grown food delivered to campus. Sign up anytime, put your box on hold as needed and cancel anytime.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
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.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
UNI SIS Advising Notes training

A campus Advising Notes system is available to academic advisers in participating departments. Supervisor approval for security and participation in training is required before access can be granted. Notes will become part of the student record and can be viewed by the student’s current and future advisers and related support staff. For more information, contact Michele Peck. Register online

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Information and the nomination form are posted online. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Education research event, Dec. 1

Mary Losch, CSBR, will present "Fit for Purpose: Matching Research Designs to Research Questions and Mixing Methods to Get the Most Valuable Data" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 282A/B LIB. A work session for education research project(s) will be at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
'The New Latinos (1946-1965)' film & discussion

Rod Library will host a film screening and discussion of the fourth episode in the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" initiative. "The New Latinos" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, at the Waterloo Public Library. Find episode descriptions and series information online. 

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
EAP session Dec. 2

Employees are invited to attend a session focused on exemplary leadership from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in CME 109. The program will focus on how leaders can assess and develop a plan for improving their abilities through various practices and actions. Registration is required. 

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Spring reading groups

The CETL will sponsor three reading groups in the spring semester. Register before Nov. 30, and you will get your book to read during winter break.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Help! My students won’t talk in class!

Join Susan Hill, CETL, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 378 LIB for a session on strategies that will help you and your students create effective classroom discussions.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
On-campus dining options for Thanksgiving break

UNI Dining Services will have limited hours during Thanksgiving break. The dining centers will be closed Nov. 21 through 29. Visit the Department of Residence website for a full listing of dining hours.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lawther Hall renovation

A construction site security fence is being installed in front of Lawther Hall. Parallel parking and the sidewalk in front of Lawther are not accessible. Parking in the east half of the Student Health Center parking lot will also be unavailable. The fence will stay in place until approximately July 1, 2017, when the project is completed.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Face to Face with HIV, Dec. 1

In recognition of World AIDS Day, attend Face to Face with HIV at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the CME. Listen to the personal struggles and successes of an Iowa woman living with HIV and learn about current HIV-related issues. If you have questions, contact Joan Thompson

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lifelong University classes needed

Lifelong University is seeking instructors to teach a course next semester that can be four-, two- or one-week long for lifelong learners. Instructors are paid $50 an hour and create their own schedule. Courses will start in February; sign up by Friday, Dec. 4. For more information, email Kelli McCarthy

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 19 is a day devoted to encourage Americans to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping that this decision to not smoke will last forever. Sign up for Relay for Life at its table in Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Nominations due for Exemplary Service & Eunice Dell Awards

Nominations for the A&F 2015 Exemplary Service Award or Eunice A. Dell Award are due Friday, Nov. 20. The Exemplary Service Award honors A&F employees for continued and outstanding achievement in the division's core values of service excellence, teamwork or initiative. The Eunice A. Dell Award recognizes an A&F employee who by their actions - on campus or in the community - have made a difference. Find nomination forms and information online. 

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