Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Sidewalk closed near Commons

The pedestrian walkway between Bartlett and the entrance to the 23rd Street Market is closed. Use the west ramp and sidewalk until the east path is safe to use. Details are posted on the facilities services website.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
QUASH is April 26

QUASH, the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, will kick off at 5 p.m., April 26, in the West Gym. QUASH is comprised of mental and physical challenges spread across the UNI campus. Register your two-to four-member team online.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Nominations for the 2013 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. Any Regent employee may nominate a deserving P&S employee for this award. Winners will be announced at the P&S Council's Meet the President event in the fall. Guidelines and nomination forms are online.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Updating Online Directory

The UNI Online Directory contains 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 via email and will be updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
UNI communication course survey

UNI's Organizational Communication Assessment class is conducting a brief online survey. The purpose of the study is to obtain a better understanding of UNI's communication model and to examine the variety of communication channels used to send and receive information across campus. The survey is available online in the Current Announcements section of MyUNIverse. For more information, contact faculty adviser Tom Hall, communication studies, at tom.hall@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Video streaming collections - survey reminder

Rod Library is hosting trials for four video streaming collections through early May. Click on the Video Streaming Trials icon on the library home page for links to the websites. Also, remember to visit the library website and provide input for the Library Survey.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Strategies for handling inappropriate behavior in the classroom

Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Xavier Escandell, sociology, criminology and anthropology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; and Doug Shaw, mathematics, will discuss strategies for dealing with inappropriate sexist and racist comments and/or behavior in the classroom at noon, Wednesday, April 17, in the CME. Bring your lunch; cookies provided.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week

Rod Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, by hosting a Facebook trivia contest. The winner will receive a free Nook. Like the library on Facebook and watch for library staff around campus for more prizes.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
'Mother Tongue' theater performance at UNI

UNI's CME will host the play "Mother Tongue" a celebration of Asian American Heritage Month at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, in Lang Auditorium. The play is a collection of tales that explores and celebrates the traditions, roles and experiences of women of color, and how they are changing.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
U.S. Citizenship Ceremony to be held at UNI

UNI will host a United States Citizenship Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17,  in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free and open to the public. Join 100 people as they become U.S. Citizens.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Half-Masted's 10th anniversary Improv Comedy show

Half-Masted will present a free improv comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m., April 19 and 20, in 108 CAC as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Race to greatness

EXCEL, a student organization in the College of Business Administration, will host Dr. Rachel Cezar, supervisory veterinary medical officer with the USDA Horse Protection Program, at 5 p.m., April 17, in 109 CBB. Cezar will discuss winning principles, tenacity and how to navigate through government careers.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
News and story tips form

Faculty, staff and students can now share news and story ideas via this news tips form, located under Submission Guidelines on the Inside UNI site.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
The Y Factor Iowa: Men Leading by Example

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention will host the Y Factor Iowa, an inaugural summit featuring Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, on Friday, April 19. The session featuring Bowlsby is from 9 to 11 a.m., at the McLeod Center. An afternoon seminar on the Mentors in Violence Prevention and Coaching Boys into Men programs is from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in 155 WRC. This event is free and open to the public; preregistration is required.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

Several events are planned to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UNI. Activities include a self defense seminar, The Y Factor conference, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the Take Back the Night march and more. A schedule of events is posted online. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Feminist blogger will discuss "Why Have Kids?"

Feminist blogger Jessica Valenti will discuss her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Her lecture will cover the social implications of modern parenting. Note the new date and time. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
UNI scores gold with STARS sustainability rating

UNI received a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This is the second STARS gold rating UNI has received since 2011.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Athletic Training 5k is April 20

The UNI Student Athletic Training Organization (UNISATO) is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 20. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. on the east side of the Wellness & Recreation Center. The race will start and finish on the east side of the WRC. Registration forms can be found on the Athletic Training website. The entry fee is $15.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Cultural diversity showcase

The UNI community is invited to a Cultural Diversity Showcase at 7 p.m., April 17, in the Coffeehouse, MAU.  Enjoy stage performances, sample ethnic foods and visit booths. 

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
2012-2013 Fact Book now available

UNI's 2012-13 Fact Book is now available online. This publication contains the latest facts and figures about UNI students, faculty, staff and alumni. It also contains information about finances, colleges, departments and peer institutions. Along with the UNI Fact Book, please note the Institutional Research site which contains a list of quick facts and a variety of UNI reports and data.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
Final exam policy

A comprehensive final examination, if required, must be administered at the time indicated on the final schedule. No final comprehensive examination shall be administered to a class within the last two weeks prior to the officially scheduled final examination period (excluding summer sessions or half-semester courses). In the week prior to the beginning of the final examination period, unit tests, papers, projects and other assignments are permissible if announced in the course outline/assignment sheet/syllabus or prior to midterm. If an exam has been given in violation of this policy, students should consult the Student Academic Grievance Policy.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
Earth Week book swap

Bring used paperback and hardcover books to the Rod Library circulation desk and receive tickets to swap for new books (no magazines or textbooks, please) now through April 21. The book swap will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 22, in the Maucker Union courtyard. All students, faculty and staff are eligible to swap.

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter to discuss sustainability at UNI

Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter will give a presentation as part of UNI's Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference at 7 p.m., Friday, April 12, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Carter's presentation is free and open to the public. The sustainability conference is also open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
Vermeer CEO to speak at UNI

UNI will host Mary Vermeer Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Corp. in Pella, at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, in the University Room, MAU. Andringa will give a brief history of Vermeer, global growth and innovation. Andringa is part of UNI's distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders. Faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
UNI brings Y Factor Iowa summit to campus

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention will host the Y Factor: Men Leading by Example summit beginning at 9 a.m., on Friday, April 19. The summit is free and open to the public; preregistration is required.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Office Max shipments

Effective April 15, in an effort to become a more sustainably responsible institution, Office Max will only make deliveries Tuesday through Friday. If you order from Office Max on Friday, you will receive your order on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
New video and audio conference technology available

ZOOM.US enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops and other mobile devices with up to 25 attendees. It includes features like screen sharing and recording capabilities. Attendees aren't required to have a license to use ZOOM.US. More information is posted on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Annual graduate faculty meeting

The annual graduate faculty meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in 115 SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. The meeting format includes a facilitated discussion with attendees. A reception in the Great Reading Room will follow the meeting.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Confidential reporting on EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint allows individuals to anonymously report criminal, unethical or inappropriate behavior. To learn more, read the FAQs, or to file a report, visit the EthicsPoint website or call 866-384-4277. Contact Tim McKenna, university counsel, with questions regarding this service. 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Learn with Lynda.com

Did you know the UNI community has watched more than 72,400 movies on lynda.com and has spent more than 5,500 hours learning? The UNI community can access the entire lynda.com library of instructional videos online, free of charge. Sign in using your UNI CatID and password.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Student employment training in April

UNI faculty and staff involved with student employment are encouraged to consider attending at least one of the following sessions: Student Employment Training: Technical Aspects of the Approval Form (SEAF) and Time Cards on April 22 or 23; and Advertising to Appraisals on April 24 or 25. Register for sessions online.  (The sessions are listed at the bottom of the page.) 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a lunch-and-learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at the CME. Deb McConahie, Department of Residence, will present "It's a Crazy Busy Life! Finding Strategies to Make the Best of Our Busy Lives." Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Family Weekend and Homecoming dates

UNI's Family Weekend will take place Sept. 6 through 8. Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 12.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
Getting started—and staying—in a public relations career

Sue O'Brien, a three-time Silver Anvil Award winner, with more than 20 years in public relations will share her background in the industry at 8:30 p.m., April 8, in 134 ITTC.  As a senior practice leader at the Minneapolis based Exponent PR firm, O'Brien has created programs for premium brands including Friskies PetCare, Nestlé Purina, and the Iams Company. She also will discuss how to grow and advance within the public relations industry.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
New passphrase plan starts April 15

Starting April 15, ITS will begin the process of switching UNI accounts from using passwords to passphrases. Instead of having at least three UNI accounts with separate passwords that expire every 90 days, faculty, staff and students will use a single passphrase that expires after a year. This change will be made once current passwords expire on or after April 15. The passphrase is needed to log in to UNI Gmail, WiFi-UNI, e-Learning, e-Business (formerly MEMFIS), etc. The Computer Consulting Center (273-5555) and IT support staff are able to reset your passphrase.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
College of Business Graduation Celebration

UNIBusiness will host its annual Graduation Celebration on April 11. Join Alumni in Residence, executive advisory board members, sponsors, faculty and staff for light hors d'oeuvres and networking at 5 p.m., in the Hall of Flags, CBB. A forum will be held at 6 p.m. featuring distinguished alumni from each of the college's departments. The alumni will give personal accounts of the business world.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Share summer camp information

University Relations created a UNI summer camps website as a central repository for all university summer camps. Faculty and staff planning camps at UNI should submit camp information to the camp website.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Free biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric screening from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 26, in GIL 007/009. All employees who attend will be entered into a drawing for a 60-minute massage. Visit the human resources website for health screening details. Call 273-2423 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Panther Caucus: UNI accounting program

This week's Panther Caucus focuses on UNI's accounting program and spring activities. Learn about UNI students preparing for the CPA exam and the hands-on learning students receive in the program.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Reporting health and safety concerns at UNI

Safety concerns regarding UNI  infrastructure, such as structural building problems, potentially unsafe equipment, tripping/fall hazards, unsafe working conditions or other unsafe conditions impacting the campus community can be reported online. For additional information, visit the health and safety website

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Faculty development: creating and grading presentations

Nikki Zumbach Harken, communication studies, will lead a faculty development session focusing on how to create and grade oral presentation assignments from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in the CME. She will provide an overview of the LAC Oral Communication class, strategies for preparing and grading students -- including grading rubrics.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
2014-15 Reaching for Higher Ground topics needed

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is requesting suggestions for a Reaching for Higher Ground topic during the 2014-15 academic year. Topics should promote civil discourse, diverse views, scholarly analysis, thoughtful reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. Please submit suggestions by April 17.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
April Lunch and Learn

If "finding balance" is a concept that has eluded you in your day-to-day life, attend a lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, in the CME to learn more about author Edward Hallowell's "Principles for Managing Modern Life."  Participants will learn about time management and strategies for living a less chaotic life. The lunch and learn is led by Deb McConohie, Department of Residence. RSVP here.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
April Health and Wellness information now available

April issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness E-Newsletter are now 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.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Nominations: Regents Award for Staff Excellence

Nominations for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Supervisory and Confidential Staff are due by Friday, April 19. Email or send the nomination form to Julee Jacobson or mail to 203 WRC, 0241. 

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Business process users' group meeting - April 3

Administration and Financial Services invites faculty and staff to a Business Process users' group meeting at 1 p.m.,  April 3, in the University Room, MAU. The meeting is also available online.  A variety of topics will be covered, including the introduction of new financial reports. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
"Leadership for Diversity" workshop

The diversity inclusion workshops offer a positive, highly interactive opportunity to engage with members from across campus. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend a one-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. Lunch and snacks provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. Register online. For more information, visit the diversity website or contact Victoria DeFrancisco or phone 273-2517.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Rental storage space

The Physical Plant has a 7 foot X 21 foot secure, dry, lighted storage space available to rent. Contact Dennis Hayes at 273-7653 with questions.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Poverty summit planned at UNI

A summit on Understanding Poverty in Iowa and the U.S.  will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, in Maucker Union.  Keynoters include Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute and Robin Jarrett, University of Illinois. Registration fee is $35. To register, contact UNI Public Policy at 273-2910 or Allen Hays.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Feel good--give back--donate blood

Help save lives and give back to your community by donating blood from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. This blood drive is sponsored by UNI Classic Upward Bound.

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