Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
You have a great idea! Now what?

An "Innovation Workshop: How to Fast Track Your Ideas" will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the University Room, MAU. At this workshop you'll have a chance to try out a tool to refine and test your idea before you launch. It's also great for leaders who work with teams that have multiple ideas at once. Sign up soon; space is limited. Register online.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Security Request System - Re-approving old authorizations

On Sunday, ITS will generate new security requests to support all security previously granted via paper forms. As you review these requests, make sure the person and their assignment should have access to the security being requested. Find tips online for what to look for when approving requests and how to effectively review them.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Flu shot clinics

The first of several flu shot clinics for faculty and staff will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Rod Library. The cost of the flu shot is covered by UNI Employee Well-being. No appointment is necessary. Find a schedule of other clinics online. 

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Teach UNI project presentations

Mark Myers, biology, and Brittany Flokstra, chemistry/biochemistry, will present their Teach UNI projects from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in 378 LIB. Myers will discuss the implementation of a new module on climate change, and Flokstra will talk about using jigsaw puzzles to help students see "the big picture" in chemistry labs.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Phishing - Don't get Caught! workshop on Oct. 12

Phishing is an attempt to steal your UNI authentication credentials. The method can vary widely from simple to highly targeted. Ken Connelly will provide examples of past phishing attempts as well as techniques you can use to avoid being caught from 10:15 to 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12. Find more information and register online. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
UNI Alert test scheduled for Sept. 22

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:55 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. An email to verify and update your emergency contact information was sent last week. You're the only person who can update this data, so please review it carefully.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Policy for review and comment

Policy 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct is posted on the policies website for review for revisions related to reporting responsibilities. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 1. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
International Opportunities Fair

The Fall 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. During the event you can renew or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Thinking About Graduate School?

The Thinking About Graduate School event is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Ballroom, MAU. There will be a presentation on the application process, and the graduate faculty panel will provide insight on how students can build a strong application. A presentation on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will conclude the event.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
CAB presents 'Jurassic World'

Campus Activities Board will show the movie "Jurassic World" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Enjoy free pop and popcorn!

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Multicultural Greek organization interest session

Interested in exploring what it means to be a member of a multicultural Greek organization? Meet and speak with current organization members regarding your questions, membership requirements and traditions at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, CME. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
UNI blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Sign up Sept. 17, 18, 21 and 22 in Maucker Union. Visit the Red Cross website for more information. 

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Laverne Cox coming to UNI

Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to be featured on the cover of Time magazine and to receive an Emmy nomination for her role in "Orange is the New Black," will speak at 7:30 p.m., April 13, 2016, in the GBPAC. Sponsored by the CME.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Erbert & Gerbert's Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Bistro this week in Maucker Union. Enjoy free chips and soda with sandwich purchase, and enter to win an iPad and free sandwiches for a semester. Find more information online.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
'It Gets Better' at Gallagher Bluedorn on Sept. 19

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will host a one-week residency on campus as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign to combat bullying and spread LGBT awareness. This effort culminates in a moving performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Skills for Negotiating Difficult Dialogues workshop

"Controversial Issues: Skills for Negotiating Difficult Dialogues" workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. This workshop provides a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. Register online. For more information, call 273-3210 or visit the diversity website.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will offer V.I.D.S. training sessions on Oct. 8, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Driver’s license re-validation required

All drivers of a university vehicle or personal vehicle must have their driver's license validated before driving on university business. Re-validation is required each semester. If your license hasn't been validated since Aug. 1, call the Motor Pool at 273-2610 before driving.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
College of Education Educators for Change book discussion

The Educators for Change book group is reading "We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling" by Gregory Michie. The group will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in 282 A&B LIB to discuss chapters one through six.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Student conduct adviser training & Conduct Board applications

An informational session on the revised Student Conduct Code will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Elm Room, MAU. Training for anyone interested in serving as an adviser for students participating in the conduct process will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in 009 GIL. If you're interested in serving on the Conduct Board, or know of someone that would be a valuable member, email deanofstudents@uni.edu or call 319-273-2332.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Full Spead Ahead: Navigating the Waves of Change

A session focused on adapting and thriving in an ever-changing environment will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in 109 CME. Key points include the importance of change management, and participants will learn how to understand change, respond to resistance, and ideally, thrive in this environment. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Erbert & Gerbert's

Celebrate the grand opening of the newest retail venue on campus, Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Bistro, in Maucker Union Monday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 18. There will be special offers each day and a chance to win an iPad and free sandwiches for a semester. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept.15, with food sampling from 11 a.m. to noon. The first 200 guests on Tuesday will receive a free T-shirt with sandwich purchase (while supplies last). Find more information online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Mapworks access and training

The Mapworks system is available to faculty and staff who work with first-year students. Identify transition needs of individual students and access aggregate data to inform teaching, programming and outreach. Register online for a training workshop or contact Kristin Woods.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
'Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning'

Join Conference on Ethics in Higher Education keynote speaker James Lang for an interactive workshop on his forthcoming book, "Small Teaching." The workshop will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the University Room, MAU. Register online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Sign up for the Homecoming parade and office decorating competition

Sign up today to participate with your department, office or organization in the Oct. 17 Homecoming parade. Offices, departments and individuals are also encouraged to decorate their office(s) for the office decorating competition, which will be judged on Tuesday, Oct. 13. See the Homecoming website for details and to sign up.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
CETL September calendar

The September calendar for the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning is posted online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Campus office location changes

Due to a system error, any campus office location request submitted through MyUNIverse since June 17, 2015 has not been received. Please review your information in the Online Directory to ensure the information is correct. If it's not, please submit a change via MyUNIverse, Update My Personal Information.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Family and Medical Leave Act information

Human Resource Services will offer a training session on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act for UNI employees and supervisors from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in 007/009 GIL. This session will provide information on the university’s process, procedure and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Off-campus use of property

It's time to take inventory of the UNI-owned equipment that you use at home or other off-campus locations on a regular basis. Update your off-campus use annually by completing an online form. Email or call Kelly Flege at 273-3420 with questions. 

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
GBPAC hosts special showing of 'Glen Campbell I'll Be Me'

The documentary "Glen Campbell I'll Be Me," about his journey into dementia, will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the GBPAC. An audience Q&A with Glen's wife, Kim Campbell, will be at 8:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but tickets are required and available at UNITIX. More information is available online. 

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
9/11 Day of Service Stop and Serve

Remember September 11. The UNI VISTA for Community Engagement, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, Student Leadership Council and Military and Veterans Student Services will host a stop-and-serve event from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
CAB presents David Coleman, The Dating Doctor

The Campus Activities Board will host David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. Coleman, voted the National Speaker of the Year 14 times, will give advice on relationships in a hilarious way.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
UNI Job & Internship Fair+

The UNI Job & Internship Fair+ will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in McLeod Center. Open to all students and all majors. Network with 180+ employers/organizations, as well as visit with graduate schools. A list of participating employers and organizations is posted online.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
Policies available for comment

Review Policies 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use and 12.03 Merit System Grievance are now available for comment on the University Policies website. 

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
Jay Leno at Gallagher Bluedorn on Sept. 12

Characterized as the “hardest-working man in show business,” and perhaps even the funniest, Jay Leno is making a rare visit to Iowa. See this legendary comedian at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Get tickets online

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
Informational meeting: May 2016 Galapagos Adventure

UNI Outdoors will host an informational meeting regarding its 2016 Galapagos Adventure at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, in 174 WRC. See pictures of the region and learn about the itinerary. No commitment is necessary to attend the presentation.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
BOR to meet at UNI

The next meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 9, at UNI. The agenda is posted online. 

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
SGIDs Training

If you want to have a mid-term Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) done in your class, complete this online form. Need more information? Check out the SGID resource page. SGID facilitators are needed. Attend a training session on how to conduct an SGID from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 or Thursday, Sept. 10, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
How nutrition affects spinal health

A lunch and learn presentation, "How Nutrition Affects your Spinal Health," conducted by Wayson Chiropractic will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Oak Room, MAU. Topics include causes of inflammation in the body, addiction to sugar and foods that help with healing and all-around health. Employees can bring their lunches. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
Security Request System live

ITS Information Systems has developed a Security Request System (SRS). This system is Web based and allows any employee to request access to UNI's application systems and function. A detailed description of SRS is posted online. Effective immediately, all employees can make new security requests online at: Security Request System. In the future, you can find this link in MyUNIverse -> Work @ UNI Tab -> Security Request System portlet. Paper forms will be accepted through noon, Sept. 10.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations will offer a second set of trainings for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Attendance is encouraged for all users who create requisitions and place orders for their department. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
Center for Multicultural Education room reservation changes

Effective Sept. 1, event reservations and setup responsibilities for 109AB CME will be handled by Maucker Union. The fee schedule for Maucker Union meeting rooms will now be applied to events held in 109AB. Events booked prior to this announcement will not have Maucker Union fees applied. If you have questions, email union-reservations@uni.edu or call 273-2256.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing is from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in BCS.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Personal training services

Recreation Services has certified personal trainers that can assist you with motivation, camaraderie and exercise adherence to meet your personal goals. Groups of two to four can meet with a personal trainer. Individual packages are also available. If interested, email Dana Foster

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Help reduce our peak energy demand

Every year the university works to reduce its peak energy demand that is traditionally set at this time of year. The forecast for this week shows highs in the upper 80s mainly today, Wednesday and Thursday. Please do your part in reducing electrical use. More information can be found online. 

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Submit your Homecoming events

If your department, program or organization is planning an event for Homecoming, please submit your information to be considered for inclusion on the Homecoming website and other related promotion.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Library hours for Labor Day weekend

Library hours for Labor Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Several policies are available for review

Review Policies 11.04 Laboratory Clean-out Procedure Prior to Reassignment, Renovation or Demolition, Laboratory Clean-out List; 10.xx Financial Fraud Policy, Fire Safety; 9.24 Casualty Loss Claims; 13.23 Mobile Device Encryption Policy; 4.77 University of Northern Iowa International Travel Safety Policy; 8.02 Facilities Use; and 4.12 Health and Safety Policy for Employees are all available for feedback until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 on the University Policies website. 

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Apply for Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Fellowships

The deadline for the Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Fellowship is 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. The UNI Community Engagement website has details, application information and forms. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship. The proposed work must take place within Veridian's field of membership and with a nonprofit organization.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015
Discount for football, basketball tickets

UNI faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount on season tickets for football and men's basketball. The football team will open its home season in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 12. Call 273-4849 for details and seating information.

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