Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Professional development opportunity: FERPA basics

Bring your lunch to a learning session on FERPA basics presented by Mary Baumann, associate registrar; Rachel Jones, training specialist; and Phil Patton, registrar, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the CME. Get more information and register online.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event

The Service and Leadership Council is hosting a meal-packaging event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 20, in Maucker Union. The meals will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Volunteer at the event or make a donation; $1 buys four meals. Find more information and register to volunteer online. To make a donation, visit the donation page

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
January Fulbright announcement

The January Fulbright announcement is posted on the international programs website under announcements. The  2015-16 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition opens Feb. 1. Email oip@uni.edu for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall

The 6th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Commons. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1:30 to 2 p.m., and the 2014 Diversity Matters awards will be presented at approximately 4:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Regina Dixon-Reeves, the faculty diversity/development specialist at the University of Chicago. More information is posted online. 

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
January Health, Wellness and Fitness News now available

The January issues of Student Health 101 (SH101) and the WRS E-Newsletter are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities/events/topics of the month.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Library hours for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend

Rod Library hours for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday 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.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Become a UNI WRS personal trainer

Personal trainers provide motivation and direction for individuals wanting to attain their health and fitness goals. Attend an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in 150 WRC. For more information, call 273-7167.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Holiday necessitates Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the deadline for submitting announcements to Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff for Tuesday, Jan. 21 is noon, Friday, Jan. 17.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
UNI Up Close materials

The dates for UNI Up Close are Friday, Feb. 14 and 21. If you need assistance with promotional materials to distribute, please submit your request to University Relations no later than Friday, Jan. 24. 

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
The International Friendship Program seeks friendly families

The International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program that recruits hosts who are interested in making a student's experience in the United States warm and comfortable while learning about another culture. Apply to host a student today. The deadline to be paired with an international student is Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Casual conversations about teaching

Gary and Deanne Gute will continue the conversation begun at The Creative University Conference in December by discussing what it means to be a creative teacher at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, in 1017 BAR. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Details are posted online. 

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
BOR to hold forums for superintendent search

The Board of Regents (BOR) has scheduled open forums for the public to comment on the desired qualities of the next superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. For the Jan. 16 forum, the ICN site at the Cedar Falls AEA, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., will be available for public participation beginning at 4:45 p.m. Individuals may submit written comments at the BOR website.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Nominate a P&S employee for the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Awards

Regents Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from Iowa's public universities who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Winners will be acknowledged by the Iowa Board of Regents and honored at the P&S Council's Meet the Pres event in the fall. Guidelines and nomination forms are online.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014
2013 W-2s

Electronic W-2s were made available Jan. 10 for current employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed approximately Jan. 17. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on changing your election to view your W-2 online in the future. 

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Student employment changes

As of Jan. 2, Career Services is administering UNI student employment. The phone number (273-6394) and email (UNIstudent-jobs@uni.edu) remain the same. The office is in 102 GIL and the mail code is 0384. For questions about student employment, contact Sarah Goblirsch.

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Office and departmental directory information is online

University directory information is available online in several formats. The link to the directory is located in the header at the top of UNI Web pages. On this site are links to listings of campus offices, including phone numbers, mail code and address; a listing of personnel by office/department; and an interactive university organizational chart. To update an organization or department's name, location, phone/fax number, etc., email changes to paf-support@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
Apply/renew U.S. passports at International Opportunities Fair

Learn about programs in more than 60 countries at the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU. The Black Hawk County Recorders Office will process new passports and renew old ones. Details about passport applications are posted on the study abroad website

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
UNI goes mobile

Take UNI with you on your smartphone with our new mobile apps. The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones via mobile Web.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI courses focusing on 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, Jan 7, 2014
TIAA-CREF one-on-one counseling sessions

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Jan. 9, 29 and 30 and Feb 12, 13, 26 and 27 to conduct individual 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? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
'The Vagina Monologues' casting call

Seeking woman-identified students, faculty and staff for "The Vagina Monologues" performance. A casting call will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 15 and 16, in 108 CAC. No acting experience is necessary. If unable to attend, email Beth Dehne to schedule another time.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
Harassment Prevention sessions

Attorney Sara Laughlin will present several sessions of Harassment Prevention Training Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Several sessions are designated for supervisors only. Registration is required. 

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Hours for Parking Operations

Now is the time to return your parking permit if you won't need it for spring semester. Parking Operations will be open regular hours Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20. Monday, Dec. 23, Gilchrist Hall will be locked. For access, use the intercom on the east side of the building. The office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Office hours Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 10 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions, call 273-2712.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Applications sought for dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Applications are now being accepted in the internal search for the new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Position details are posted online. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 14.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Baker tag sale preview

A preview for the Baker Hall tag sale is available for employees from 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 13, and from 9 to 11 a.m., Jan. 14. Stop in 117 BAK first for procedures. Items are free for on-campus use only. Contact Emily Creighton for more information. 

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
Correction: Holiday mail delivery

There will be no mail delivery to departments between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. Deliveries will resume Jan. 2. For more information, call Karen, Dale or Eric at 273-3230 or 273-2828.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Panther home games during holiday break

The UNI men's basketball team has three home games scheduled during break. The Panthers take on Iona Dec. 28, Bradley on Jan. 1, and Drake on Jan. 11.  All three games are at 7 p.m., in McLeod Center. General admission tickets are just $5 for these games.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
UNI Financial Literacy Club event

Attend the UNI Financial Literacy Club event for a chance to win $1,000 and gain financial enlightenment at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. For more information, contact Mike Finley at 580-483-5811 or visit his website.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Diversity Matters Fair

The Diversity Matters Fair will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Georgian Lounge. The Diversity Town Hall Meeting will follow from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Slife Ballroom. Departments, programs, student organizations and other campus units will showcase their diversity-related initiatives. To participate, contact Amy Petersen

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Apply for McElroy Fellowship

The McElroy Fellowship is for students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. and must have graduated in December 2013 or will graduate in May 2014 with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help with education costs. Application details are posted online. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, contact Bryce Kanago

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 must be reported by Saturday, Dec. 21. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Commissioning ceremony will be Dec. 20

The Department of Military Science invites you to the Commissioning Ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL, in honor of Senior Cadets Erin R. Boyd and Wesley R. Gudenkauf. 

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Inside UNI holiday schedule

The final Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff newsletter for 2013 will be Thursday, Dec. 19. The final Inside UNI student newsletter will be Wednesday, Dec. 18. Inside UNI emails for faculty and staff will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7; Inside UNI for Students will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Holiday schedule for Mail Center

There will be no mail delivery to departments between Dec. 26 and Jan. 6. You can pick up mail between 10 a.m. and noon at the Mail Center on 27th Street. For more information, call Karen, Dale or Eric at 273-3230 or 273-2828.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
7 Habits Cedar Valley

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber  will sponsor a two-day workshop in January using Steven Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as the foundation for leadership development. UNI's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will help subsidize registration costs for up to 10 faculty who are currently serving in leadership positions on campus; first come, first served. For registration information, contact Susan Hill

Monday, Dec 16, 2013
De-Stress Days

Come de-stress in the Maucker Union Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of finals week. Enjoy mini-massages, do crafts and walk the labyrinth. On Monday, pet puppies from the Cedar Valley Humane Society. 

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Two policies are available for review

The policy on class attendance and make-up work and the policy on establishing policies and procedures are available for public comment before being presented to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for final approval. You may review the proposed revisions on the policies website.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Shop and support UNI Museums

Saturday, Dec. 14, the Friends of UNI Museums are having a book fair at the Waterloo Barnes and Noble and at University Book & Supply. A portion of your purchase will be donated to the museums. For more information, visit the the Rod Library website

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Resources available to ensure Web accessibility

Resources on Web accessibility are available to make websites accessible by everyone regardless of ability or disability. If you have questions about creating accessible pages on your UNI website, contact Carolyn Dorr at 273-2761.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Nomination deadlines for faculty awards

The nomination deadline for the Distinguished Scholar Award and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Faculty nominated for these awards will be sent instructions for submitting materials. Award guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website. 

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Library hours for finals week

Library hours for Dec. 11 through 17 are extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Early processing of student timecards for Dec. 23 payday

Dec. 14 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 23 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to be included in the Dec. 23 paycheck.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Revised policy on accommodations of disabilities

The policy on Accommodations of Disabilities is available for public comment before being presented to the Executive Management Team for final approval. You may review the proposed revisions on the policies website.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
2014 renewals of cell phone & data access allowances

The Cell Phone and Data Access Policy requires employees receiving cell phone and data access allowances to have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office of Business Operations (OBO) website for links to the policy, form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be received by Friday, Jan. 10 to receive the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Third Annual Conference on African American Children and Families

 The Third Annual Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the SEC. The pre-conference and conference are free for UNI undergraduate students and faculty. Course credits are available. Registration and more information are posted online or contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.  

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
December Fulbright announcement

The December Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements. If you have questions, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online. 

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Library feasibility study open house

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, OPN Architects will unveil conceptual drawings that outline a 10-year vision for potential space changes to the Rod Library. This open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor behind the Reference Desk; refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
RSVP for president's holiday open house

President Ruud will host a holiday open house for faculty and staff from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the president's home. RSVP to pres-events@uni.edu by Dec. 6.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
December health, wellness, fitness news now available

The December issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness newsletter are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

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