Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
CIEP International Panther newsletter now available

The newest addition of the CIEP International Panther is now available. Read about current students, new projects, CIEP alumni, activities, special programs and more.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

The deadline for on-campus applications for McElroy Fellowships is Friday, Jan. 30. Candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2014 or May 2015 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years. To apply, contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Diversity Town Hall is Jan. 21

The 7th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, COM. The Diversity Fair will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Heather W. Hackman, who has taught and trained on social justice issues since 1992.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Spring reading group still open

There are still openings in the second CETL reading group for "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving. The group will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 21, in LIB 378. Get more information and register online. Email any questions to Susan Hill

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Register for spring fitness classes now

New classes include Fit at the Barre and employee-only Muscle Express. Saturday morning sessions include Kids Zumba and Kids Fit Camp. Classes are offered early morning, during the noon hour and early evening. Sign up in WRC 101 or online. 

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
International Opportunities Fair

The Spring 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. During the event you can renew or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online or email Paula VanZee

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
CDC reports increase of flu activity

The Center for Disease Control has noted that flu activity continues to increase. If you are exhibiting flu symptoms, please remain home to avoid further spread. Tips to minimize the spread of the flu are posted onlline

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
2015 Mileage reimbursement rates

The mileage rates have been updated in the Travel Guidelines on OBO's website. For travel beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the new mileage rates are as follows: IRS Business Rate=57.5 cents, university rate=28.75 cents, moving rate=23 cents.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Elise DuBord, languages & literatures, will present "Language, Immigration and Labor" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Library hours during MLK holiday weekend

Rod Library hours during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Legislative update

UNI's state relations officer, Mary Braun, will present a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the Presidential Room, MAU. She will discuss the governor's budget recommendations and provide an overview of the legislative session.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Up to $1,000 available for academic assessment projects

Considering new approaches to academic program assessment? Would funding help? Apply for an assessment mini-grant. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; grant-funded activities do not need to be completed until June 30.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
2014 W-2s

Online W-2s became available Jan. 9 for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed by Jan. 15. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on how to receive your W-2 online in future years. The W-2 reflects Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 earnings. The delay some employees experienced in receiving payment for Dec. 31 payroll did not affect the W-2 totals.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Inside UNI deadline change due to holiday

Due to the MLK holiday, the submission deadline for the Jan. 20 issue of Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff will be noon, Friday, Jan. 16.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge

The Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) 10-Week Wellness Challenge is a fun and engaging way to encourage Iowans to make healthy choices. UNI Employee Well-being can help support UNI employees participating in LHI. For more information on how you can get started, visit the UNI LHI 2015 page. 

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Safe Zone Ally training

The Safe Zone Ally program trains faculty, staff and students on being an ally to the LGBT* community. The training includes online modules and has a required in-person component. Allies actively look for ways to integrate LGBT people into campus and community activities while considering ways that activities and services may need to be adapted to be welcoming to the LGBT population. More information is posted online. The next in-person training session is from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015
Retiring access.uni.edu Web server

The access.uni.edu Web server will be retired May 30. This Web server has been in use for 10+ years and has been the main Web server for the Web Application Development Team. It has been replaced with new, load-balanced Web servers that now house the majority of UNI's Web applications. Please work with Chad Wittrock if you have any links to access.uni.edu to determine where those links should now point. For updates on this process, visit https://cgi.access.uni.edu/accessDecommissionInfo.shtml.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Supplement Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are now available for viewing online. In order to reduce costs and be environmentally friendly, paper copies will no longer be distributed.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015
Conversation partner volunteers needed

The CIEP Conversation Partner Program pairs fluent English speakers with students. Partners meet a minimum of one hour each week to practice English throughout the academic year. Students have the opportunity to improve English skills, experience American culture and share their own culture. If interested, visit the CIEP website. For more information, email cieppartners@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015
Resident assistants excel at getting students involved

During the fall semester, residence hall staff facilitated 1,046 educational programs with more than 15,000 participants across all programs in the residential curriculum areas of personal development, academic achievement, wellness and social impact. The Department of Residence would like to acknowledge the hard work the resident assistants (RAs) put into building a community where students can grow and succeed.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015
Business grant contest begins in January

Dream Big Grow Here is a business grant contest for students, faculty and staff to submit startup ideas for a chance to win $15,000 in total grants. The program is managed by the UNI Regional Business Center. For more information, visit the Dream Big Grow Here website. 

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014
Campus building hours druing holiday break

Starting today through Jan. 12, campus buildings will close at 5 p.m. All buildings will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. You can still access buildings with your UNI ID badge or brass key. If a building needs to be unlocked during these times, submit a building-hour change form. For more information, call Physical Plant at 273-4400.

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Wellness/Recreation Center winter break hours

The Wellness/Recreation Center will be open during the winter/holiday break. Visit the WRC website and select Finals Week & Winter Break Hours for details. 

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
$5 tickets for men's basketball games

Now through Dec. 24, tickets are $5 for the following men's basketball games: South Dakota State, Sunday, Dec. 28; Loyola, Sunday, Jan. 4; and Southern Illinois on Wednesday, Jan. 7. No fees will be added when you call 273-4849 or visit the ticket office. After Dec. 24, the ticket price will remain $5, but order fees will be reinstated on phone orders.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Library hours during holidays and semester break

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

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Volunteer opportunities with the Spectrum Project

Volunteer opportunities are available with the spring 2015 Spectrum Project, that combines music, movement and drama for children with different abilities. UNI students are needed to volunteer as buddies to the children in the project. More information is posted on the Spectrum Project website.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
23rd Street Market is open during break

Check the Hours of operation for 23rd Street Market through Jan. 10. With each purchase, customers will receive a free fountain drink in their own refillable cup. One refill per visit, no limit on daily visits. Prexy's, Chats & Essentials in MAU will be closed during break. 

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Electronic Media Student Showcases

Students majoring in electronic media will exhibit their work at two events this week. An Electronic Media Student Showcase of innovative, thought-provoking and moving videos will be shown at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Interpreters Theater, LNG. The UNI-TV Annual Variety Show, featuring student work from an innovative collaboration between journalism and electronic media, will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Performance Studio, LNG. Awards will also be presented to the winners of a video contest.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Reminder of reduced operations at the Mail Center

The Mail Center/Warehouse will not make regular deliveries on Dec. 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31, but will be open reduced hours Dec. 29 - 31. Mail will be sorted and available to departments that wish to pick up mail during the morning hours at 2412 W. 27th St. Employees picking up mail must provide photo ID. The Mail Center will not deliver Fed Ex, UPS and other express mail/packages; same identification procedure as mail will be expected. Call 273-2828 to confirm that your mail or packages are here before making the trip. There will be no sales Dec. 30 and 31.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Time to report lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014 must be reported by Friday, Jan. 2. 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. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann with questions.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Return Keys to Physical Plant

Reminder for faculty, staff and students not returning next semester - all keys must be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Faculty workshop - 'All Paws On Deck'

Learn about UNI’s CAT Classroom in which Collaborative, Active and Transformational learning is at the heart of the facility design. Practice active-learning pedagogy while exploring the technology in the room along with faculty who have taught in it. Register online. 

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Danielle Allen will lecture on the MLK legacy

Danielle Allen, author, political theorist and professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit UNI in January. Allen will lecture on "Our Declaration and the King Legacy" at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in Lang Hall.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama at GBPAC

Rock and gospel legends Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at 7:30 p.m., this Friday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Local musicians Clarence Williams and the Rising Sons Will play at 6:15 p.m., in the GBPAC lobby. Local Reverend Willie Rockett will perform on stage with the Blind Boys. Tickets are still available.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Leave requests under the Family & Medical Leave Act

"Leave Requests under the Family & Medical Leave Act" has been rescheduled from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, in the CME. This session will provide information on the university's process, procedure and policies related to the Family & Medical Leave Act. The same session will be offered Wednesday, March 25. Advance registration is required. Contact Therese Callaghan with questions.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
New charter bus agreement

Purchasing has negotiated a new, exclusive agreement with Windstar Lines for all university charter bus needs. Highlights of the agreement include a 10 percent discount on all trips. Information on the contract and how to book a bus can be found on the Contracts and Purchasing Agreements page. For more information, contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
African American Children and Families Conference

The African American Children and Families Conference will be Feb. 19 and 20. Participants will hear from scholars and practitioners who will provide expertise in the education necessary to empower and develop the African American community. Details are posted online.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Library hours for finals week

Rod Library hours for finals week are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015

Save these dates. Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Family Weekend will be Nov. 7 - 9.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
SRA contribution limits will increase for 2015

The maximum tax-deferred contributions allowed by the IRS for calendar year 2015 have increased. The SRA maximum will be $18,000. If you are age 50 or older, you can take advantage of the "catch-up provision" and may defer additional amounts. The older than 50 "catch-up" maximum is $6,000. Find more information and SRA forms on the Human Resources website.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Faculty Focus Technology Workshops Jan. 5-9

ITS-Educational Technology will offer several technology workshops for faculty during the week of Jan. 5. The workshops will explore teaching with UNI's currently supported academic technologies and will explain how to integrate these technologies into your spring semester courses. Register and view the calendar online. 

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
UNI community service projects

UNI is collecting examples of its community service from all areas of the university. Faculty and staff are asked to report activities from last academic year (2013-14) by Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Sharon Silva

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
'Workaholics' star Adam Devine tickets on sale now

Adam DeVine is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. DeVine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show, "Workaholics." He will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
2015 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 website for links to the policy, form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be submitted to Business Operations by Friday, Jan. 9 to ensure receiving the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Applications being accepted for Faculty Fellows program

Iowa Campus Compact is accepting proposals for its 2015-16 Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellows program. All disciplines are eligible to apply. Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 24. For more information and application details, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website. 

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Reminder - Grad College faculty awards deadline

Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award must begin with the department or college regular graduate faculty. Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award nominations must begin with nomination by a UNI graduate student or regular graduate faculty member. Faculty nominated for these awards will be notified with instructions for submitting materials. Guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
PSE's Bids for Kids Holiday Auction

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host its 5th annual Bids For Kids Holiday Auction from 4 to 7 p.m., Dec. 13, at the Prairie Lakes Atrium. There will be a live and silent auction along with dinner to support the Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit payitsquare.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Ugly Sweater Contest

Sweaters will be judged for a chance to win prizes at noon, Thursday, Dec. 11, in Maucker Union.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Seeking proposals for 2015 STEM summer day camps

CHAS is seeking proposals for STEM summer day camps to be held on campus. Proposals for up to $7,000 for STEM-themed camps that meet at least one EPSCoR priority will be considered. Submit proposals online by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. 

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
Diversity Matters Awards: call for nominations

The Diversity Matters Award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to UNI in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Additional information and the nomination form are posted online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Monday, Jan. 5. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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