Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
Camp Dodge Home Away From Home, 1917~1918

The UNI Museum will present "Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918" by Michael Vogt, curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum, at 7 p.m., Dec. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
College of Education clothing sale

Kappa Delta Pi will host a College of Education clothing sale in the Schindler Lobby on Dec. 9 and 10. Check out the new colors and warm winter apparel in a wide variety of sizes.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
Policies for review

Review Policy: 13.03 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement and Review Policy: X.XX Policy on the Assignment and Changing of Grades are available for comment until Friday, Dec. 19 at the policies website

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Traveling abroad for UNI business/activity?

Attend a Lunch & Learn at noon, Wed., Dec. 3, in the State College Room, MAU or Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Elm Room, MAU. Study Abroad Center services discussed will be travel registry, insurance, immigration, U.S. Department of State safety enrollment, etc. Feel free to bring your lunch; coffee and sweets will be provided.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Elect Her - Campus Women Win!

UNI will host Elect Her–Campus Women Win Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Students will gain hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The event is free. To nominate a student for this opportunity, complete a nomination form by Friday, Dec. 12.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Annual 'Meet the Pres' event

The P&S Council's annual "Meet the Pres" event will be at noon, Monday, Dec. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom B/C, MAU. There will be an address by President Bill Ruud, recognition of the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live music. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Jean Wiesley at 273-2333.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Teaching online: It Can Be a 'Hat Trick'

Belle Cowden, continuing & distance education, will provide an overview and discussion of the different "hats" a faculty member wears-- pedagogical, social, managerial and technical--to effectively teach an online class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Candidates for vice president for university advancement

Candidates for the position of vice president for university advancement will visit campus on the following dates: Dec 1 and 2; Dec. 3 and 4; Dec. 8 and 9; and Dec. 10 and 11. Each candidate will make a presentation during an open forum. Candidate resumes and open forum times and locations will be posted on the search website approximately one week prior to each candidate's visit. 

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Adopt-a-family program

Kappa Delta Pi will host an adopt-a-family program sponsoring three local families. Stop by their booth in the Schindler Lobby, Dec. 1 through 10, for details. Participate and help support our community.

Thursday, Nov 20, 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--for example, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
CIEP scholarship opportunity for ESL students

The Culture & Intensive English Program has a scholarship opportunity available for ESL students recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship provides 100 percent CIEP tuition for the spring session, Jan. 13 through March 6. If you know someone who would benefit, please forward this opportunity to them. The application deadline is Dec. 7. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
Participate in UNI Town Hall Diversity Fair

The UNI Diversity Town Hall will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. The diversity fair will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom, MAU. Organizations with an emphasis on diversity are invited to participate. If your group is interested, email Amy.Petersen@uni.edu with your group's name and any electricity needs. Further details will follow in early January.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Free fountain drinks at 23rd Street Market during break

The 23rd Street Market, located in Commons, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22 through 29 during Thanksgiving break, with the exception of Nov. 27 and 28. With each purchase, customers will receive a free fountain drink in their own refillable cup. Cups are available for purchase if needed. One refill per visit; no limit on daily visits. Details on hours are posted online.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation

Library hours during Thanksgiving break are posted online. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 15, are due Monday, Dec. 1. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Election 2014: What did it mean?

Faculty in the Department of Political Science will discuss the results of the 2014 midterm election and what this means for governing at the state and federal level in the next two years at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants available

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is accepting applications for mini-grants for the spring 2015 term from UNI departments and units for activities focusing on the theme "Media and Social Media: A Networked Society." Mini-grant awards are up to $1,000; the deadline is Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for this prestigious award. More information and the nomination form are posted online. Nominations are due by Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
EAP Services webinar for supervisors and managers

EAP is offering a webinar geared toward supervisors and managers in using EAP services for themselves and employees, and also other tools used in leadership roles. The webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Academic Master Plan meeting

All faculty and academic administrators are asked to assist with development of a new Academic Master Plan for the university from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in Ballroom C, MAU. There will be opportunity to provide input on UNI's academic mission and vision in working groups.

Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Baker Lot to open Tuesday, Nov. 18

The new Baker parking lot located south of Rod Library will open on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Access is via Campus Street. The parking lot has 30 ADA spaces and 15 metered spaces.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
'Elf: The Musical' at the Gallagher Bluedorn

Celebrate Christmas in November with "Elf: The Musical" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Based on the now classic 2003 film, this musical is happy enough for kids and plenty smart for adults - a show for the entire family.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI eBusiness Suite production upgrade outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 to 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. Discoverer reports will not be available until 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
International Student Panel for faculty

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Classroom Perceptions and Challenges." What do international students think about their academic lives at UNI? How are classes different in the USA versus their home country? Learn about the international student experience from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Ballroom C, MAU. For more information, contact Noel N. Nathan.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Internationalizing UNI's curriculum: a faculty panel

Peter Berendzen, biology; Tammy Gregersen, language & literatures; Konrad Sadkowski, history; and Chris Schrage, marketing, will discuss how students benefit from a curriculum that helps them successfully interact with many different cultures and people from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI plastic bag exchange is back

The UNI sustainability office and Rod Library will host a plastic bag exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the East Lobby, LIB. Bring in five or more plastic bags in exchange for a UNI reusable bag. Limit of one reusable bag per person. All plastic bags turned in will be recycled.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
New location for Organizational Chart

The Organizational Chart previously housed on the Institutional Research server has been updated and moved to the Web team's servers. A new shortened URL has also been created: www.uni.edu/org-chart. Please update any pages you maintain that reference the Organizational Chart.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Geography Week at UNI

UNI Geography will celebrate Geography Awareness Week on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. UNI will host Anna Pestereva, Aerial Services Inc., who will discuss open source GIS and new trends in geospatial technology at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 228 ITTC.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Student Affairs professional development fall conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference, "Maximizing Effectiveness," will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. Lyn Redington, director of residence life, will deliver a keynote address, "Keys to Success," at 8 a.m. Three concurrent sessions will be offered by a variety of UNI faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To learn more and to register, visit the professional development Web page. 

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
UNI BSU Open Mic Night

The UNI Black Student Union will host an Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Lang Auditorium. Special guest hosts are Nicole Lyricc and Rage Almighty. Interested individuals can sign up in 005 CBB or email jeffersd@uni.edu. All talents are accepted.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
5th Annual Multicultural Night

The African Union will host its 5th Annual Multicultural Night from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free. More information is posted online or contact Nebiyou Abebe.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Around the World in 120 Minutes

This event allows visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, on the main floor of Rod Library. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page, Facebook and Twitter. Further weather information is on the UNI Weather Information page.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act

HRS will offer training for employees and supervisors on the procedures and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI electrical peak

Utilities/Energy Management has announced that this year's electrical peak is 10.028 MW. This is the lowest the peak has been since fiscal year 2000.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Increased limit for Health Care Flex Spending

For 2015, the health care FSA maximum employee contribution limit has increased from $2,500 to $2,550. If you have already completed your enrollment, and wish to increase your election, log in from the open enrollment Web page to complete a new enrollment. Remember, to continue participating in the flex spending benefits in 2015, you must re-enroll no later than Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Transfer Council request

The Transfer Council is working to explore and improve the experience of transfer students at UNI. If you're a faculty member who was a transfer student as an undergraduate and might be interested in assisting with Transfer Council initiatives, please email Kristin Moser or Kristin Woods.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Flu vaccines available for faculty & staff

Attend a walk-in flu shot clinic from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 or Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Health Center to receive a flu vaccine at no cost. Flu vaccines available while supplies last.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Military and Veteran activities this week

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Military and Veteran Student Services Center open house from 11 a.m. to 2 pm., Nov. 12, Maucker Union Plaza level. A Military and Veteran Resource Fair will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the GBPAC. A panel of four successful veterans will discuss how their military experience set them up for civilian success at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CME.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Online course development awards: summer/fall 2015

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2015 courses are due Nov. 21. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online.  Awards include a course development stipend of $1,000 per unit of credit and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops Jan. 5-6, 2015. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Graduate College Social Mixer

The Graduate College Social Mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Network with graduate faculty and students from programs across campus, and learn about the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Faculty fall Commencement apparel

Faculty who plan to attend fall Commencement, and do not have apparel can rent it for no charge. Contact Sue at University Book and Supply to order by Nov. 17.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
This week at the Gallagher Bluedorn

The Gallagher Bluedorn will host a variety of events this week, including concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and featuring a performance of "Beyond Glory," Stephen Lang's ode to American soldiers at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Veterans receive one free ticket to the show. Call 1-877-549-7469 or stop by the box office to pick up your ticket.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Working with small group dynamics in the classroom

Alison Bianchi from the University of Iowa will lead a workshop on how social inequalities at the societal level create structural inequalities at the small group leve from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, in 1043 BAR. Visit the CETL website for more information.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Order hand-made diploma frames

The technology department is selling handmade diploma frames. Frames will be ready in time for fall graduation and would make a great gift for students graduating in the spring. If you have questions, contact Tanner Wright.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Trial access to statistical databases

Rod Library has trial access to Data-Planet, the largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Access from on campus only by going to Data-Planet and Ready Reference. Send feedback to Gretchen Gould by Nov. 21.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Inquiry-Based Learning: Principles and Practice

TJ Hitchman, mathematics, will lead a short workshop on Inquiry-Based Learning from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. Inquiry-Based Learning is a set of course design principles that focuses engaging students in sense-making activities. Get more information and register online. 

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Re-visiting the classics on diversity and inclusion

The third and final session in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be led by Harry Brod, CSBS. "Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity" will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. Download the article from the CETL website by clicking on the calendar event for this session.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Historical newspaper articles available through Rod Library

Rod Library now has access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online that contains millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Access this through the Databases A-Z page.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Biometric health screening

UNI employees may register for a free Biometric Health Screening from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in 007 GIL. The screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions. Attendees will be entered to win a blood pressure cuff and scale. Register by Nov. 7. View the FAQ’s or contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu with questions.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
New RSP F&A recovery guidance available

Effective Nov. 1, all sponsored projects that are applied for by UNI faculty and staff after this date will be subject to recently adopted guidance for recovering facilities and administrative costs. The guidance only applies to sponsored projects administered by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Call Tolif Hunt at 273-3025 or visit the RSP website to review the guidance.

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