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The 'Bridges' come home

Robert James Waller has authored seven novels, including the bestseller "The Bridges of Madison County." Published in 1992, the novel has sold 50 million copies worldwide and has been published in 40 different languages.


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Faculty & Staff Accolades

Ben Schafer, associate professor in computer science, was recently recognized by Code.Org as one of 2015's top trainers. He trained 570 Iowa teachers (or 5.6 percent of all U.S. teachers trained) in "Hour of Code," making him the second most prolific trainer in the the U.S.

Dan Nickey, associate director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at UNI, has been awarded the Karen V. Brown Environmental Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Steering Small Business Ombudsman and Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Committee.

Inez Murtha, director, Academic Learning Center, was honored by the YWCA as the 2015 Professional Woman of the Year during its Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon Awards luncheon.

Kyle Gray, associate professor in Earth Science and Science Education, is the 2015 recipient of the Donald and Carolyn Biggs Award for innovative and effective Earth Science teaching among early career faculty. He'll be recognized by the Geoscience Education division of the Geological Society of America at the annual GSA meeting in Baltimore in November.

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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Inside UNI schedule change

Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will not be an Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff newsletter Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Updating Online Directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse >Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services and is updated within four working days.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
PDA 2016-17 and Summer Fellowship 2016 applications available

Application cover sheets and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2016 and/or spring 2017 or for a Summer Fellowship in 2016 are on the Graduate College website. Application deadlines are 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 for PDA and 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 for a Summer Fellowship. Both awards are competitive; recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Barbara Cutter

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Intuitive Eating four-week workshop

Intuitive Eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body. Find out more at the workshop. Visit the website for detailed information.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
UNI community input for Cedar Falls 2025

UNI students, staff and faculty are asked to share ideas and suggestions for shaping the future of Cedar Falls. Provide input that will be used to craft the vision and goals for Cedar Falls 2025. UNI's Institute for Decision Making is facilitating the development of the plan.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market sample day

Enjoy samples from the vendors at the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. There will also be seasonal produce for sale, along with crafts, baked goods, jellies, fresh flowers and hot food from La Calle. The market is located at the corner of College and W. 22nd streets.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Revised advertising policy for Department of Residence facilities

The Department of Residence has recently revised its policy for advertising in residence halls and dining centers. Please review the updated policy before submitting a request for your department or campus organization.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Foundation Financial Reporting System training

UNI Foundation Financial Services will offer training sessions on the use of the Financial Reporting System. These sessions will be a refresher course for using the system and will include a Q&A. Training sessions are at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, and 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. Each session is limited to 10 people, so register early. RSVP to unif.financial.services@uni.edu and send questions in advance. 

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
UNI Harvest Festival

The UNI Sustainability Office will host the Third Annual Panther Plot Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in the garden south of the BRC. Sample free food, listen to a live band and play games. Check out the newly redesigned student garden layout, constructed by UNI students.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI Workshop

Gain new insights on community building in this positive, interactive approach. Meet students, staff and faculty from across campus from 9 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28. Lunch and snacks provided. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. Registration is required. Find more information online or call 273-3210.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Conference on Ethics in Higher Education

The 2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education will be on Friday, Sept. 18, in Maucker Union. The conference will feature James Lang, author of “Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty” as well as panel discussions and break-out sessions focused on academic and research ethics. Register online by Tuesday, Sept. 1. Email anita.gordon@uni.edu if you have questions.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Revised policy

Policy 4.02 Staff Recruitment and Hiring has been revised and is available on the UNI Policies website.