Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Health Beat lockers available

Is the frigid cold making it hard to haul your workout attire? Health Beat, MAU, has lockers for rent. Call 273-7167 or talk to the Health Beat desk supervisor for details.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Live Healthy Iowa at UNI

Join thousands of Iowans and the UNI community for Live Healthy Iowa's 10-Week Wellness Challenge. Teams participate by tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss. Incentive prizes will be awarded by UNI Employee Wellness. Visit Human Resource Services for more information. 

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies

UNI Police will host evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Jan. 28, in 109 CME. 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

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Nominations for MWOne Academic Advising Award

This award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations, due by Friday, Feb. 7 can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available online. 

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 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 ( 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

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.