Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Friday, Oct 31, 2014
EAP Employee Orientation Webinar

Employee & Family Resources ( is providing Employee Orientation webinars on Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Register today (;jsessionid=abciE...) to learn about the resources available to you and your family members, including confidential telephone or in-person counseling, legal & financial services, elder care resources, and many more. Employees may also view a recorded version ( ) of the webinar.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Community Engagement: How to Measure Impact

The conversations and workshops on UNI's community engagement activities continue on November 4, when Dr. Adrienne Lamberti, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures and Professional Writing Program Coordinator, presents on "Documenting Your Impact" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education. Dr. Lamberti will discuss methods for effectively demonstrating the benefits of community outreach projects, specifically when using quantitative-focused institutional documentation to report on qualitative impact.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time benefits eligible employees can review and change their benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. For more information about Open Enrollment, please see our Open Enrollment website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday Reduced Operations | Dec. 25, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the Holiday Reduced Operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The campus is invited to attend “Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity” to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY14. The celebration will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Georgian Lounge. A brief program and awards ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign kicks-off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 14. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is at the United Way website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday reduced operations | Dec. 25 - Jan. 4

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the holiday reduced operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program workshop

Faculty are invited to attend a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU to learn about the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, email

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Educators for Change November article study

The Educators for Change Book Club will discuss the media's depiction of disability at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the 5th floor lounge, SEC. The article is available online. 

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
International Education Week

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide by participating in any of our weekly events to celebrate International Education Week. A full schedule of events can be found at

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Pfohl to speak on campus Oct. 31

Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and leader of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, will speak on "Strengthening America Through Service" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in 002 SAB. A Q&A will follow. This lecture is part of the annual celebration for the Elinor A. Crawford & William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Free UNI football tickets for veterans and current military

Free tickets are available for UNI and community members who are veterans or military members for the football game against Illinois State at 4 p.m., Nov. 1. To request tickets, email Julia Heuer or call 273-3040.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Theatre UNI opens 'Love and Information'

The play "Love and Information" explores how social media affects our interactions through fragments snatched from personal relationships. It is produced in partnership with UNI's Cornerstone course, which focuses on media and social media. Performances begin Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 9. Show details are posted on the Theatre UNI website. 

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Student Disability Services to host lunch-and-learn student panel

Student Disability Services will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Elm Room, MAU. Current students will discuss their experiences attending UNI as a college student with a disability.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
UNI graduate programs open house

Get information about UNI graduate programs available on campus and at a distance from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Ballroom/Lounge, COM. Speak with graduate program faculty and advisers and learn about support services, including financial aid. While not required, RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted online. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services is accepting nominations for its 2014 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. Electronic nomination forms and information about both awards and eligibility are available online.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Policies for review

The following polices are available for review and comments: 1.20 Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 10.XX Records Retention, 2.04 Curriculum Management and Change, 2.05 Honorary Degrees and 13.16-Use and Security of Protected health Information. The following policies are available for deletion comments: 1.22 BOR Governance, 1.23 BOR Regular Meetings, 1.24 BOR Attendance at Meetings, 1.25 Hearings before BOR, 1.26 Communication of Students, Faculty, and Staff with BOR. Review and post comments by Nov. 14, at the policies and procedures website. 

Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Bartlett Hall re-dedication

Celebrate the renovation and re-dedication of Bartlett Hall at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Thompson Commons, on the ground floor. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach

Join us on Friday, Nov. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CBB 109 for a guest lecture and workshop with Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Learn about groundbreaking insights into understanding how the human brain operates and how it generates stress, robbing our lives of joy and vitality. Sood has developed a program that integrates cutting edge advances in neurosciences with timeless principles to help lower stress and anxiety, and enhance resiliency and wellbeing.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Sergey Golitsynskiy, communication studies, will present "A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Breakfast with TC and TK

Don't miss Breakfast with TC and TK from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Rialto Dining Center. Cost for the event is $6 for Alumni Association members and children under 12. Non-members pay $12. Register online. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Meeting non-western writers: Enrique Serrano & Tang Siu Wa

Authors Tang Siu Wa (Hong Kong) and Enrique Serrano (Colombia) will read from their work Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m., in the CME. This event is funded by the Diversity Council. Contact Caroline Ledeboer or Penny Wang for further information.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Roots & Boots this Friday in the GBPAC

See Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. The pre-show event includes a cowboy BBQ meal for purchase and country music starting at 6 p.m. Take some photos, dance and prepare to see Roots & Boots. Visit the GBPAC website for more information. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Effective teaching for effective learning

CETL director Susan Hill will summarize some of the recent research on effective teaching and effective learning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Register online. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
African American Affinity Group

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is piloting an affinity group for African American faculty and staff. If you're interested in being a part of this effort, please attend a get together from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Cottonwood Canyon Coffee, 218 East 4th St., Waterloo. A light buffet will be served. To RSVP, email no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Interim Provost Mike Licari and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Nancy Cobb will attend. If you can't attend but would like to be included in future events, email Stephanie.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
2015 annual benefits open enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Additional open enrollment information will be provided on Friday, Oct. 31.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
WRS Fitness & Leisure Program: upcoming events

A free Halloween Zumba Party will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC courts 5 and 6 (upstairs basketball court). The second session class of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4; the fee is $15. The second session of Tai Chi starts Oct. 21 and ends Dec. 4; fee is $40. Register online. 

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Graduation Fair

Don't miss the Fall 2014 Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Take care of things like purchasing a cap and gown, graduation check-out, exit loan counseling and more.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Employee Recognition Survey input still needed

The deadline to complete the UNI Employee Recognition Survey is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Results will be shared with President Ruud and UNI Human Resources. For more information, contact Laura Terlip, Department of Communication Studies.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Professional development - Supervisor Toolkit

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning opportunity, Supervisor Toolkit: Online Resources, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 136 ITTC. Beth Kuehl, HRIS administrator, will present. Find more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies-V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will host Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Oct 27, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. For more information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Re-Visiting the Classics on Diversity and Inclusion: session 2

The second in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in 378 LIB. Facilitator Karen Mitchell (CHAS) will lead this discussion on Antonia Darder's "Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to our Lives." The article is available for download on the CETL website by clicking on the calendar event.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Bike Rental Program

NISG and the Office of Sustainability are creating a student bike rental program at UNI. If you would like to donate a bike, contact Eric O'Brien. Bikes in working and non-working condition will be accepted. This event is to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
'Quest for Kudos Challenge'

Sarah Rosol, management, will lead a session on how to add constructive competition to enhance a cooperative learning experience from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 378 LIB. No registration required. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
BOR agenda available

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 22 and 23 in Iowa City. Agenda items are posted online.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Developing women leaders to enhance Iowa higher education

The Way Up conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, at The Hotel at Kirkwood, in Cedar Rapids. This annual conference is designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and staff, including President Ruud. For more information, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
2014-15 seed funding available

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) and Business and Community Services have available several seed funding opportunities for FY 2014-15. They are Iowa NSF EPSCoR Project Grants, Commercialization Grants and Travel Grants. Find more information or download the application documents at the RSP website

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Crisis in Ukraine

The Department of Political Science, the global studies major and the Forum for National and Transnational Identities will host a panel presentation and discussion about the crisis in Ukraine at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in SAB 2. Panelists are Ken Basom, political science; and Gregory Bruess and Konrad Sadkowski, history.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Polar Bare Run

The annual Polar Bare Run will be held Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. at the Alumni House. The one-mile walk/run is free but participants are asked to bring clothing and nonperishable food donations to the event. Donations will be given to the House of Hope and Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Two clothing donations and four food donations will earn participants one entry to the prize raffle that will take place after the race. Register online.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 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 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in 102 SAB. Email to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
This weekend at Gallagher Bluedorn

Check out the events at GBPAC this weekend! Beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 there will be a Renaissance Faire on the GBPAC front lawn. Later that day, experience a performance of the Broadway show "Camelot." On Sunday, Oct. 19, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson will perform. Visit the GBPAC website for details.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Meet & Greet: Ernie Cline, author of 'Ready Player One'

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the library's Meet & Greet event from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Book Bistro. Ernie Cline, author of "Ready Player One," will be available to meet with the campus community about his book.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Forms Repository has a new location

The Forms Repository application hosted by Information Technology Services has moved to a new location. The former Forms Repository location will redirect to this new site until Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, the old application will be removed and users will no longer be automatically redirected. Please update any links to the Forms Repository to If you have any questions or changes to listings, contact Chad Wittrock

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Professional development opportunity: Controlling Confusion Together

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a lunch and learning opportunity, Controlling Confusion Together, from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the CME. Dale Cyphert, management, will present. Find more information and register online.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Pre-tenure fellowship poster session & reception

During the 2013-14 academic year, 22 summer research and creative activity fellowship grants were awarded to pre-tenure faculty. Congratulate these faculty members and see the outcome of their work from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
The Clothesline Project

Participate in Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week by viewing the Clothesline Project display in Maucker Union Oct. 15 and 16. The Clothesline Project is a visual art campaign to raise awareness about violence against women, children, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations.

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
Pre-Tenure Fellowship Poster Session & Reception

During the 2013-2014 Academic Year, 22 summer research and creative activity fellowship grants were awarded to pre-tenure faculty. Please join us to congratulate these faculty members and see the outcome of their work on October 15, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Commons Slife Ballroom.