Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Notice of chiller shut down

Based on current outdoor temperatures and the extended forecast, Physical Plant will begin turning off the chillers and winterizing the coils. Preparations must be started in advance to be sure equipment and occupants are protected from an unexpected cold snap that may last for more than a few days. If you have any questions, call Gary Saak at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Adobe Connect licenses available

Adobe Connect licenses are available for UNI faculty and staff. Adobe Connect provides a Web conferencing environment for various purposes: instruction, meetings, collaborations and more. Faculty licenses are available at no cost if being used for instructional purposes. Staff licenses and other non-instructional licenses cost $150 per year. Contact Marilyn Drury, if interested.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014
BOR public hearing

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Careers, communication and counterterrorism in foreign policy

Join Ambassador John Dinger, alumnus of the UNI Department of Political Science and currently a senior inspector in the U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General, for a presentation at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 134 SAB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Athletic apparel sale

A sale of used UNI Athletic apparel will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 17, at the Northeast Concourse of the UNI-Dome. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration (ID required). Additional details are available on the OBO website or contact Emily Creighton.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
New UNI Museums exhibit opening Oct. 16

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, UNI Museums will open an exhibit that explores the Cedar Valley during this time and Iowa's contribution to the war. The exhibit will open Thursday, Oct. 16, in Rod Library.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Q&A on Regents' proposal for performance-based funding

The Board of Regents has proposed major revisions to the funding formula for the state's universities. The proposal would tie state funding to in-state students and to the universities' performance on particular measures. As currently designed, it would also result in a significant net increase in state funding to UNI. Joe Gorton, United Faculty president; Tim Kidd, Faculty Senate chair; and Scott Peters, faculty chair, will make brief presentations, followed by Q&A at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 109 CBB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Tobacco cessation resources available

UNI Employee Well-being is sharing a tobacco cessation resource for employees available through Quitline Iowa and Pathways Behavioral Services Tobacco Prevention. Employees can pick up a “Quit Kit” at Human Resource Services in 027 GIL. For more information, call 1-800-QUITNOW or email

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 am., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Alert test planned

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Please review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application. 

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Read&Write Gold workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write Gold, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The hour-long event will be at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 102 SAB. Email to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Flu shot clinics postponed

The flu shot clinics on Oct. 8 in CBB; Oct. 9 in 007 GIL; and Oct. 14, in SEC have been canceled due to a delay in the shipment of vaccine. Multiple walk-in flu shot clinics will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 23 and 28, at the Student Health Clinic.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Search for provost and executive VP for academic affairs

The first consideration date for applications for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is Nov. 10. Your assistance is needed to recruit and nominate outstanding candidates for this key UNI leadership position. Information is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
New NCBI workshop: 'Controversial Issues,' Oct. 28

The next National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Learn a specific process for effectively working through interpersonal, group or organizational disagreements or conflicts. Facilitated by the UNI-NCBI team. Registration is required. Call 273-3210 or check the diversity website for scheduling conflicts or more information.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Thank the students who help your students, Oct. 6-12

It's International Tutor Appreciation week. Please take time to show appreciation for those who help your students achieve academic success. Write a thank you note to Academic Learning Center tutors, academic/writing coaches or supplemental instruction leaders in 008 ITTC Monday through Friday this week.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Helping learners visualize their possible selves

Tammy Gregerson, languages & literatures, will explore how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. No need to register. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Monday, Oct 6, 2014
Small group activities for student-centered learning

Based on interest at the Fall Faculty Workshop, this session presents three different group work activities that might be effective in your classes from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. Presenters include Nikki Harken, communication studies; Deedee Heistad, LAC; and Chad Heinzel, geology. Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Biometric health screenings during 2014-15 academic year

If you missed last week’s biometric health screening, you can register for a screening on Nov. 14, March 13 or May 15. The screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Employees who register for the Nov. 14 screening will be eligible to win a blood pressure cuff and a scale.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
UNISUSA's Zombie Run & Walk

The UNI Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) will host a Zombie Run & Walk Friday, Oct. 31. The fun run follows a course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them. Will you survive? Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An e-learning course is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Details are posted on the ITS website

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Workplace accommodations under the ADA

Attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the American's with Disabilities Act. The first of two sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 109 CME. This session is appropriate for both employees and supervisors. Register today.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
October WRS eNewsletters and Student Health 101 available

October issues of WRS Personal Fitness and Student Health 101 (SH101) are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. 

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
UNI to host Jack Hatch for education forum

UNI will host Jack Hatch for a Governor Candidate Education Forum at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Ballroom C, MAU. Hatch will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Graduate College Faculty Showcase

The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will be Monday, Oct. 6, with presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3 to 4 p.m., in 115 SRL, and poster presentations and refreshments from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The program is available on the Graduate College website. Contact the Graduate College at 273-2748 for more information.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Media representation of female athletes

Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota, will discuss media coverage of women's sport and dispel the myths that no one is interested in women's sport and that "sex sells" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in 002 SAB.