Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

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
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.

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
iProcurement training

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

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.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Graduate student information meeting, Aug. 26

The annual graduate student information meeting is from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Ballroom, MAU. All graduate students are invited. The event includes a Campus Resource Fair and informational presentations to support graduate students' success. For more information, go to the Graduate College website. 

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
Free bike tune-ups

Bike Tech will offer free bike tune-ups from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, on the south side of the Maucker Union fountain between Sabin Hall and Wright Hall.

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 and send questions in advance. 

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
CIEP International Panther newsletter available

The latest edition of the International Panther newsletter is available online. Read about the CIEP summer activities, a current student from Tajikistan, the International Students & Scholars Office, the Proyecta 100,000 Strong Initiatives, the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), a CIEP workshop event, staff projects and more.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Meet with a TIAA-CREF consultant

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Aug. 26-27, Sept. 9,10, 23, 24 and Oct. 14,15, 28 and 29 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Bash in the Stacks

Rod Library will host "Bash in the Stacks" from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. Play games, try food samples, win prizes and meet friends new and old. The library will remain open for regular business. The fourth floor will be free from Bash activities if you need a place to study.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
Free biometric health screening

A free Biometric Health Screening will be offered to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in 007/009 GIL. This screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions and it's a proven way to save on future healthcare expenses. Register before Monday, Aug. 31. Employees who register will be entered in a drawing to win an Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale.

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 if you have questions.

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
Revised policy

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

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Falafel Festival

Falafel, Middle Eastern street food, is the national food of both Israel and Palestine. UNI faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to this festival from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, on the lawn at College and West 23rd streets. Rain location is Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Time to register for fall fitness classes

Online registration for fall fitness classes starts Thursday, Aug. 20. New classes include: Kick, Kettle & Core, Cardio HIIT Xpress, Friday After Class (FAC), Wild Card Wednesday and more. Pay one fee and attend any class all day, everyday with the new Fit Pass. 

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Watch out for phishing scams

Never give away passwords to anyone by email or phone. There has been an increase in phishing-related emails being sent to UNI addresses. If you ever doubt the legitimacy of an email or phone call regarding your account, contact the Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555 or email If you've given your password to anyone, change it immediately.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Updated university policies

Policies and Procedures Manual 0.00, Policy 2.05 Honorary Degrees and Policy 2.04 Curricular Changes have been revised and approved. These are available on the UNI Policies website

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Nate Ruess coming to Gallagher Bluedorn Oct. 7

Grammy-winner Nate Ruess, from fun. and The Format, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Gallagher Bluedorn in one of only two Iowa appearances. Find more information and order tickets online. 

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is open weekly, rain or shine, from 4 to 6 p.m., on Thursdays, at the corner of W. 22nd and College streets. The market offers hot food by La Calle, fresh produce, crafts, homemade bread and jelly.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
Fall faculty workshop registration

It's not too late to register for the fall faculty workshop that will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, in the Ballroom, MAU. Susan Wolcott will present "Improving Critical Thinking Skills--Strategies for the Classroom Facilitator." Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 14.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
Farewell reception for Lyn Redington

A reception honoring director of residence life Lyn Redington will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, in the CME. A brief program will start at 4:30 p.m. Redington is leaving UNI to start her new position as assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Iowa. 

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
New recycling options at UNI

Beginning fall semester, all academic buildings will have new single-stream recycling units in public areas. Look for units that have a blue recycling container attached to a black trash container. All clean cardboard, plastic, metal and paper can be placed in the blue containers without sorting. Trash and glass will go in the side marked for trash.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2015 courses in workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Panther Plot sweet corn

Sweet corn is available from the Panther Plot student garden, south of the BRC from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, while supplies last. Stop by the garden any time you see students working to check on availability or take a tour.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Welcome international students to UNI through friendship

The CIEP International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. International students do not live with their new American friends, but meet with their host family at their convenience and participate in activities such as evening or weekend meals, family or community sports and holiday celebrations. Sign up online or email Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Building access updates

Several updates have been made to the Building Access Procedures and Guidelines found on the Physical Plant's website. Updates include a justification field for key requests, limiting the length of time students may be issued keys (maximum is one academic year), explanation of required key audits, and key log requirements for departmental keys. For more information, call Tricia Pugh at 273-6109.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Time to order 2015-2016 parking permits

Parking permits can be ordered online now through 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll-deduction payment option for the permit fee. You can purchase both a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit. This option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permits. If you have questions, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
ADA 25th anniversary celebration walk

UNI Student Disability Services and Exceptional Persons, Inc. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at the fountain outside of Maucker Union. Keynote speakers provost Jim Wohlpart and Tyler Greene will kick off a one-mile walk around campus. In the event of rain, the walk will relocate to the track in the WRC.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Compost training scheduled in August

The IWRC will host Food Waste Compost Training: On the Farm and in Your Community from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at the CEEE. This one-day workshop will cover compost management. Registration is $20. 

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Hillside-Jennings apartments office moving to ROTH

Effective July 28, the Hillside-Jennings apartment office is moving from its current location at 3900 Jennings Drive to ROTH complex around the corner at 3800 Jennings Drive. Hillside-Jennings residents and guests can park in the 30-minute parking stalls outside the main entrance to ROTH. Upon entering ROTH, the apartment office will be up the stairs straight ahead, Room 121. The office phone will remain the same, 273-6232. Office hours are posted online. 

Monday, Jul 27, 2015
BOR public hearing is Friday

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI will be from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 31, in BCS.

Friday, Jul 24, 2015
Save a life - donate blood

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Monday, July 27, in the main Lobby, WRC. Walk in or schedule an appointment online. 

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
Extended dining hours for RAGBRAI

Piazza and Biscotti's will have extended hours on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23 to support RAGBRAI. Hours are posted on the summer dining hours page. Dinner at Piazza on Wednesday evening will feature an all-you-can-eat pasta and salad bar.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
20+ State Fair volunteers still needed

Volunteers are still needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. Sign up to volunteer for a four-hour shift between Thursday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 23. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission ticket, and are asked to interact with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni, in addition to handing out UNI giveaways. Contact Jess Betts with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
RAGBRAI Rod Library exhibits

There are three RAGBRAI displays on exhibit at the Rod Library. The main floor exhibit case showcases RAGBRAI and bicycling memorabilia belonging to a library staff member. The Special Collections/University Archives display case includes pictures from RAGBRAI stops at UNI. The Youth Collection display highlights youth books on cycling.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
Redeker Drive to close for repairs

Redeker Drive between Ohio and Campus streets will be closed for pavement repairs Friday, July 24 through Friday, Aug. 7. Please use Campus Street for access to the Gilchrist A lot. Access to the GBPAC visitor lot will be via Ohio Street.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
G parking permit lottery for 2015-16

The deadline to submit names for the 24 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and the 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 24. Make requests online or in writing to Public Safety. Written requests should include name, campus address and lot of interest. Any unsold G & Gm permits at the beginning of the fall semester may be sold to enrolled students. The yearly G permit fee is $406.20; the Gm permit is $417.60. Permanent employees interested in choosing the 12-month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available between July 30 and Aug. 14 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
UNI-CUE has new telephone numbers

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) has new phone numbers. The main number is 273-4772. TRiO program numbers are as follows: the Educational Opportunity Center is 273-4774; Educational Talent Search is 273-4773; and Classic Upward Bound is 273-4775. Direct numbers for UNI-CUE staff are listed in the UNI Directory.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Free workshop on understanding Middle Eastern students

The Culture & Intensive English Program is sponsoring a free workshop on "Using Intercultural Tools to Understand and Support Middle Eastern Students" from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Pre-register (required) and find more information online. Contact Olivia Randolph with questions.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
MyUNI App receives updates

The MyUNI App has been updated on both the Google Play store and the iTunes Store. Some of the new features are a link for the traditions app, a first-year experience button and a button for wellness resources.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Submit Family Weekend activities by Aug. 3

Family Weekend is Nov. 6 and 7. If your college, department or program is planning activities for Family Weekend that need to be included in the mailer, submit details to Liz Conklin by Monday, Aug. 3. 

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Reaching for Higher Ground accepting mini-grant applications

The Reaching for Higher Ground (RHG) Committee is seeking applications for mini-grant awards of up to $1,000, which are due Saturday, Aug. 1. Visit the RHG website to learn more about RHG and the 2015-16 theme: And Justice for All. With this round of funding, RHG is placing a greater emphasis on funding projects that include interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement. If you have questions, call Lori Miller at 273-2634.

Monday, Jul 13, 2015
West 27th Street is closed temporarily

The City of Cedar Falls has begun reconstruction work on West 27th Street between Hudson Road and Panther Parkway. This will require a full road closure which will be in effect for two to three days, depending on the weather.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
Migration to new UNI voicemail system scheduled

Migration to the new UNI voicemail system is scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23. Mailboxes will be available for customization on the new voicemail system starting Thursday, July 16. Visit this ITS resource center for more information.