Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Free flu shots

UNI Employee Wellness is offering free flu shots for all faculty and staff. Select a clinic date and location that is convenient for you; no appointment is needed. The vaccine is available while supplies last. Questions can be directed to hrs-benefits@uni.edu.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
MAP-Works instructional workshops

MAP-Works is an early intervention system for UNI first-year students, which supports student success and retention. MAP-Works allows faculty and staff to identify students who are struggling during the transition to college, and get them connected to resources early in the semester. If you teach or advise first-year students and would like access to MAP-Works, attend a 60-minute workshop in ITTC 136: Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon.; Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m.; or Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Sign up online

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters

The 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme is "Food Matters." Please visit the website to learn more about the project and view a list of events. The Reaching for Higher Ground project aims to build a stronger campus community, one more accepting of people of different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Payroll self service direct deposit is available

Employees can set up, or make changes to, their payroll direct-deposit information. Faculty and staff should make changes at least five business days before payday, and students three business days, for it to be effective for that pay date. Instructions are available in the Employee Self Service section of Quick Reference Guides and under How Do I... on the OBO/Payroll website. For more information, contact Sherri Baldwin or 273-2656.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Free biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free Biometric Health Screening to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in 007 GIL. All employees who attend will be entered into a drawing for a 60-minute Jiva massage. Call Human Resource Services at 273-2423 to schedule an appointment by Sept. 20.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Open forum for Alumni Relations director candidates

The two remaining candidates for the position of director of Alumni Relations will participate in open forums in Maucker Union. Presentations will be from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in the Presidential Room and 1 to 1:50 p.m., Sept. 16, in the Elm Room. Resumes for each candidate will be posted online two days prior to the presentation.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
BOR to meet on campus

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Sept. 10 and 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Texting in class: does it result in lower grades?

How many faculty have said "Put your cellphones away, please!" Anecdotal evidence suggests that students who text during class may earn lower grades. Dennis Clayson, marketing, will analyze and discuss his research on the effects of texting and multitasking on student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 319 CBB. 

Friday, Sep 6, 2013
Panther Plot Harvest Festival

The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members to a sampling of local foods, music and garden tours from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 12, at the corner of University Avenue and College Street.  

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Scott Ketelsen named director of University Relations

Scott Ketelsen has been named director of University Relations. Ketelsen is currently director for Marketing and Media Production at the University of Iowa. He is a 1982 graduate of UNI and a strong Panther supporter. Ketelsen will oversee university communications and marketing efforts to continue to support overall enrollment goals and the university's strategic plan. He will assume his new duties on Sept. 16.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Services for faculty/staff traveling on university business

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can assist UNI faculty and staff traveling abroad on university business with securing visas. There is no charge for this service, but travelers will be responsible for fees charged by consulates, shipping costs and agent fees (if needed). For more information, visit the ISSO website or email Ross Schupbach

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Campus Connexus 2013

The fifth annual Campus Connexus will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, i the Commons Slife Ballroom. This is a fun opportunity for faculty and professional staff to make scholarly connections across campus. Participate in short paired conversations and consult with experts in various areas. Registration is required by Sept. 10.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
Saturday Panther Open Houses

Register your academic department for the fall browsing fairs and Saturday Panther Open Houses on Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9. Register online by clicking on the links at the bottom of the website. For more information, contact Jenny Connolly at 273-2281.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
September Health and Wellness newsletters

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

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Rainbow Reception

The Rainbow Reception is an event where students, staff, faculty and community members network with campus and area organizations to celebrate the upcoming year and find LGBT* resources. The Rainbow Reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 11, in the GBPAC .

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Travel and Research Funds for Students

Students who travel to present or compete at a conference can apply for travel funds through the Intercollegiate Academic Fund. The fund also makes awards to support student research and creative activity. Upcoming application deadlines include Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
UNI to host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

UNI will host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Leadership Lecture Series. A special Q-and-A session for students is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the GBPAC; her formal lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Admission is free; tickets are required. Tickets will be available: Thursday, Sept. 5 for UNI students only; Friday, Sept. 6 for students, faculty and staff; and Monday, Sept. 9 for the general public. Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations or call 319-273-7469.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Interpreters and translators needed

The Office of International Programs, Cedar Valley community members, government agencies and businesses are in need of interpreters and translators fluent in various languages. International Programs is creating a database of faculty, staff and students who are interested in providing this service. To be included in the database, Complete the form online. Note that UNI police will have access to this database.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Become a conversation partner

Interested in learning more about different cultures? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) seeks volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Visit the CIEP website or the office in 72 BAK. For more information, call 273-3410 or email cieppartners@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Professional Development Assignment 2014-2015 application available

An application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2014 and/or spring 2015 are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1. PDA awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2748.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Massage Therapy

Treat yourself or a friend to a relaxing massage by licensed massage therapist Ann Pixler in 104 WRC. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Adobe Creative Cloud campus software available

Adobe Creative Cloud Campus Licensing provides students (only in UNI computer labs), faculty and staff with Adobe software. Details are posted on the ITS website. This software is available for installation on all UNI computers. The capability for a work-at-home offering (for faculty and staff) is in the works but not yet available. Contact your IT support staff for installation.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Open forum for Alumni Relations director candidates

Five candidates have been chosen for on-campus interviews for the position of director of Alumni Relations. Each will participate in an open forum. Presentations will be from 1:15 to 2:05 p.m., on Sept. 5, 6 and 9 in the Elm Room; from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in the Presidential Room; and 1 to 1:50 p.m., Sept. 16, in the Elm Room, MAU. Resumes for each candidate will be posted online two days prior to the presentation. 

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Military and Veterans Employment Fair

UNI will host a Military and Veterans Employment Fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 23, in the University Room, MAU.  Employers attending include: FBI, IBM, Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Dept. of Agriculture, Lutheran Services and more. If you have a military background, please stop by. For more information, contact Julia.Heuer@uni.edu.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013
Thinking about Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

The Assessment Office is offering hands-on planning sessions for faculty whose courses are included under Continuous Quality Improvement legislation this fall. Sessions will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5. See the assessment web page for times and locations.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Holocaust speaker available to speak to classes

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host speaker and Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher on Thursday, Oct. 3. Inge is available to speak in classrooms that day. If you would like Auerbacher to visit your class, contact CAB executive Alyssa Jones prior to Friday, Sept. 13. For more information regarding Auerbacher, visit her website.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
UNI vs. ISU football spirit tent and tailgate

Join UNI alumni and friends and meet President Ruud at the UNI spirit tent for a tailgate from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, on the south side of Jack Trice Stadium, in Ames. A Panther fan rally starts at 5:15 p.m. The tent closes at 6 p.m.; kickoff is 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Lifelong University offers "Where Does my Food Come From?"

A Lifelong University course will cover gardening, the current food supply system, shopping local options and more. The class is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in September with light suppers included. The fee is $40 and registration is limited. For details and registration, contact Jenny Bruss at Brussj@uni.edu or 273-5141. 

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Fall full faculty meeting

The fall full faculty meeting will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in Lang Auditorium. Speakers will include Katie Mulholland, president pro-tem of the Iowa Board of Regents, President Ruud and other campus leaders. New faculty and winners of faculty awards will be recognized. All members of the university community are invited. Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the program.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Submit story ideas for UNI home page and Inside UNI

The UNI home page and Inside UNI feature weekly stories about faculty, staff and programs. The stories and photos allow campus to learn more about the people behind the faces and UNI's high-quality programs and services. Faculty and staff can submit feature story ideas to Lindsay Cunningham.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a lunch-and-learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, at the CME. Bring your lunch to this short learning session, and join Jenny Connolly and Dan Schofield as they present Admissions 101. More information and to registration is online.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
New Study Abroad iUNI-Portal

On Aug. 26, the UNI Study Abroad Center (SAC) launched its new online iUNI-Portal replacing the old SAC website, travel registry and online application. For more information about using the portal, email study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
Fall reading group opportunities

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the NCBI Campus Coalition Builders will offer three facilitated reading groups for faculty, staff and students on books that explore issues of diversity and inclusion. Free books provided. Registration is limited to 15 people per group. Details are on the CETL website at the "Registration" link. For more information, email susan.hill@uni.edu or victoria.defrancisco@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Library hours for Labor Day weekend

There will be no special vacation loans during Labor Day weekend. 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; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Rediscover the pleasures of eating

Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the book "Intuitive Eating" is an award-winning registered dietician specializing in helping people create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137. Tribole's lecture, at 7 p.m., Sept. 10, in Lang Auditorium, is part of the Reaching For Higher Ground series.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
August PAWSitive Impact newsletter

Check out the August 2013 PAWSitive Impact newsletter from the Office of the Registrar. The newsletter covers policies and procedures, topics and services. Best wishes on a safe and successful  fall 2013 semester.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Faculty and staff family picnic

The faculty and staff family picnic will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, on the south lawn of the president's house. Dress is casual; but also make sure to dress for the weather.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Holiday affects Inside UNI deadline

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff Sept. 3 edition will be noon, Friday, Aug. 30.  

Monday, Aug 26, 2013
Correction: hours for motor pool & building keys

Motor pool and building keys can be picked up at the Physical Plant from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Dennis Hayes at 273-7653.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Expanded hours for motor pool and building key pick up

In an effort to better serve its customers, motor pool and building key pick-up has expanded their hours from 5:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Physical Plant. For more information, call Dennis Hayes at 273-7653.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
UNI Local Food Box Program starts

UNI's Local Food Box program is an opportunity for UNI employees to purchase healthy, local food. Boxes will be delivered between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., every Friday, in GIL 007. Register and pay online Aug. 26 through 30.  www.iowafoodhub.com. The first delivery will be Friday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit the human resources website. 

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Web server access change

Beginning Aug. 22, CatID authentication can be used to access personal Web accounts on Sunny, wwwstage and wwwdev servers via SSH or SFTP. Current users will be auto-provisioned for CatID access. Departmental accounts will not change at this time. New users wanting access to the Web servers may fill out a request online. An FAQ is posted online.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

You are invited to participate in a community-building workshop with students, staff and faculty. These positive, interactive workshops are facilitated by the National Coalition Building Institute-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. Lunch and snacks provided. Sessions are once per month. Registration required. Registration required. For more information, email defran@uni.edu or call 273-3210.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
C-SPAN bus coming to Waterloo

The C-SPAN bus, a 45-foot interactive multimedia learning center that brings C-SPAN coverage of public affairs to communities, will visit Iowa this week. This is the only C-SPAN bus visit to Iowa in 2013. Tour the bus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at the corner of East 4th and Sycamore streets in downtown Waterloo.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
Help reduce peak energy demand

The university is working to reduce its peak demand that is traditionally set at this time of year. The forecast for this week and next, show highs in the upper 80s. Please do your part to reduce electrical use. More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Campus tour training opportunity

In addition to Student Admissions Ambassadors, the Office of Admissions often relies on help from colleagues around campus to help guide campus tours on large open house days. If interested in volunteering for tours, plan to attend a tour training session. Register online.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Library hours between summer session & fall semester

Library hours between summer session and fall semester are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans during semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Phishing - On the rise and the risks are more severe

Stolen credentials are currently being used to authorize changes in direct deposit account numbers at a number of universities across the country.  Don't be a victim!  Don't share your CatID username and password via email or provide that information on a website that is not an official UNI site. More information is available on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
August Fulbright announcement

The August Fulbright announcement is posted on the international programs website under announcements. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Diane Sullivan retirement farewell

Diane Sullivan, support services manager in ITS-User Services, will retire after more than 33 years at UNI. A retirement farewell will start at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26, behind the reception area on the ITTC second level.

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