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Webinar: The Power of Zero - Get to a 0% Bracket and Transform Retirement

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association! 

David McKnight will focus on retirement. 

There's a massive freight train bearing down on the average American investor, and it's coming in the form of higher taxes.
 
The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare it simply can’t afford to keep. The only way to deliver on these promises is to raise taxes. It’s simple math. Some experts have even suggested that tax rates have to double just to keep our country solvent. Unfortunately, if you’re like most Americans, you’ve saved the majority of your retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you really get to keep?
 
In this presentation, David McKnight lays out a step by step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket, effectively eliminating tax rate risk from your retirement picture. Why is the 0% tax bracket so powerful? Because if tax rates double, two times zero is still zero!
 
The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Are you ready to do what it takes to experience the power of zero?
For more information, click here.

Webinar: Powerfully Simple Meetings

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association! 

Bryan Field will focus on personal skills in conducting productive business meetings. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the fundamental challenges with executing productive business meetings
  • Learn a step-by-step process for managing effective meetings
  • Learn to quickly identify and capture your meeting intellectual property
  • Build your essential meeting management skills and put them into practice

For more information, click here.

Webinar: Fearless Salary Negotiation

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you through the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association! Each webinar has a topic and focus that will enhance your current career or future job search.
Topic: Fearless Salary Negotiation
 
Josh Doody will walk you through the job interview process with a focus on making a favorable impression and continuously making your case that you’ll be a valuable additio
n to the companies you’re interviewing with.
 
And for those who are happy at their current jobs and are looking for ways to accelerate career growth, Josh will walk you through the process for requesting a pro
 motion and a raise in a way that resonates with managers.
Key takeaways:
    • How to prepare for your job interviews
    • How to answer interview questions effectively
    • How to set your goal and make your case for a promotion
    • How to set your goal and make your case for a raise

For more information, click here.

Estate and Financial Planning Professionals Seminar

Neil E. Harl, Ph.D., will discuss current tax and legal issues related to transferring property, land, business interests and wealth; and the opportunities available for estate planning and charitable gift planning. He will review farmland values in Iowa and will discuss intra-family disputes and how to avoid them. Harl will also discuss the joy of giving from personal experience. Participants will earn 3 CLE hours and will receive Harl's 650-page manual.

We Are One UNI - Day of Giving

Join the 24-hour Day of Giving event at UNI. Confirm your commitment to UNI and student's education by learning about the difference private support makes at UNI, make an impact yourself on UNI and thank those who have given their time, talent and treasure to UNI. There will be information tables in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or visit online on uni.edu/weareoneuni.

Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series featuring Mayim Bialik

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. During her lecture titled "Arts + Sciences = Big Bang," Bialik will discuss her life and career in science and the arts and the importance of both STEM education and the arts as critical components of her life. UNI extols the importance of combining math, science and the arts so students can build confidence, develop motor skills, and hone their decision-making and problem-solving skills. Bialik is well known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s sitcom "Blossom" and now appears regularly as neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the "Big Bang Theory" for which she has received three Emmy nominations.

Annual "Meet the Pres" Event

All Professional & Scientific (P&S) and Supervisory and Confidential Merit employees are cordially invited to the P&S Council's annual Meet the Pres event. The program will include an address by President Bill Ruud, recognition of the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live musical entertainment. Staff are welcome to bring their lunch; complimentary desserts and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Jean Wiesley for more information, 3-2333. www.uni.edu/pscouncil

Traditions Keeper Ceremony

Every semester the Traditions Challenge hosts a Traditions Keeper Ceremony to honor seniors who have completed the challenge. If you have completed 25 traditions, you will receive a lapel pin to wear at commencement and 45 traditions gets you the medallion. Please check-in your traditions to receive a formal invite. You may check in by emailing your pictures to Joslyn Aldape at aldapej@uni.edu or with Connie Hansen at the Alumni House.

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