Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Recreation Services fitness class pass

Fitness classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. Registration is required. Pay one fee and attend any class, excluding TRX and Fit Club. Each room has a limit of 20-25 participants. Pay by U-Bill, payroll deduct, credit card or cash. Classes with low attendance after Feb. 15 might be cancelled. No refunds. There are 40 different sections; check out one class for free. Prices: students, $50; employees, $60; alumni/affiliate, $70.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
UNI-CUE tutors needed

The UNI-CUE tutoring center is in need of tutors for the 2016 Spring semester. Applications are being taken for tutors for all grade levels and subject areas. For more information, contact Megan Holbach or call 273-4771. megan.holbach@uni.edu

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
UNI Up Close Materials

The dates for UNI Up Close are Friday, Feb. 12 and 26. If you need assistance with promotional materials to distribute, please submit your request to University Relations no later than Friday, Jan. 29.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
Summer camp and conference housing registration available

Summer camp and conference housing information and registration is now available through the Department of Residence website. If your group or organization is planning to host a conference or camp at UNI this summer, consider offering them the convenience and affordability of on-campus housing and dining.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
Cards for Kids deadline extended

The deadline for used greeting cards for St. Jude's research hospital is being extended to Wednesday, Jan. 20. Check the drop boxes on campus to help fund research for St. Jude's.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
Spring reading groups

The registration deadline for the CETL spring reading groups is Monday, Jan. 25. Contact Susan Hill susan.hill @uni.edu for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Calling all artists!

Rod Library will host the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to submit entries to the student-juried show. Artwork submission deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Stress and anxiety management group

The Counseling Center is offering a four-week stress and anxiety management group for students. Two one-hour sections will be offered at 4 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26, and at 3 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 to register or for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
2015 W-2s

Online W-2s were made available Friday, Jan. 8 for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees are anticipated to be mailed on Wednesday, Jan. 20. See Business Operations-Payroll for information on changing your election to view your W-2s online in future years. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Farewell reception for Ashley Brickley

A reception honoring Ashley Brickley will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Student Health Center conference room. A brief program will start at 4 p.m. After more than eight years at UNI, Brickley has accepted the position of assistant director for the Disability Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
New policies and policies for review

The following policies have been approved and posted on the UNI Policies website: 4.12 Safety and Health for Employees, 7.04 Fire Safety, 9.24 Casualty Loss Claims, 10.12 Financial Fraud, 11.04 Laboratory Clean out Prior to Reassignment, Renovation or Demolition, 12.03 Merit System Grievance and Appeals Procedure and 13.23 Mobile Device Encryption Policy. The following policies are available for comment: Review Policy: 13.17 Preparation and Service of Food and Beverage on Campus, Review Policy 13.18: Alcohol and Drugs, and Review Policy: 13.19 Student Employment. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
UNI-NCBI: Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

UNI-NCBI Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the University Room, MAU. This is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Registration required; must be able to attend the full day. Lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation statement of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Renew your passport at the Study Abroad Fair

The Spring 2016 Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Attendees can renew or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online. Information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more will be available. Past participants, faculty and staff will be available to answer questions. 

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
Live Healthy Iowa @ UNI

Join thousands of Iowans and the UNI community by participating in the Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) 10-week Wellness Challenge to make positive, healthy changes in your lifestyle. 

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
Save the date: Campus Ministries faculty and staff lunch

Save the date for the Campus Ministries Association appreciation soup and salad lunch for all faculty and staff from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at St. Stephen's.

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations is offering additional training for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Registration is required. Contact Jon Westhoff at jon.westhoff@uni.edu or call 3-6246 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
Flu season

The early part of January is predicted to be when the flu season will spike, according to WebMD. With the start of the spring semester, now is a good time to remind yourself of good tips to minimize the spread of the flu. For more information, check out our Web page.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
How to submit news release/media pitch ideas

If a news release or media pitch is needed to promote an event, campaign, initiative or other newsworthy information, please fill out and submit a Creative Resources Form. A team member from University Relations will follow-up with you to confirm your submission and get additional details. For questions, contact Lindsay Cunningham [lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu] at 273-2761.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
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, Jan 5, 2016
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication--spring 2016

UNI courses focusing on professional writing are in need of individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created; e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016
Sale of surplus furniture & equipment

UNI holds a public sale of surplus equipment from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. An early sale will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for UNI students, faculty and staff. You must show a UNI ID to make a purchase during the early sale. 

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
Farewell reception for Carol Petersen

A reception honoring director of dining services Carol Petersen will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, in the Piazza dining center, RDC. A brief program will start at 4:30 p.m. Petersen is retiring after 35 years of service in university dining management, the past seven and a half at UNI. Help celebrate all that Carol has done for UNI.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
Payment for services performed in 2015

To ensure all invoices and honorarium payments are issued before the end of the calendar year, submit all requests for payment to the Office of Business Operations/Accounts Payable, mail code 0008, no later than Wednesday, Dec. 23. For more information email James Tanzosch or call 273-5811.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
Save the date for 2016 Scholar Connexus

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ Scholar Connexus will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Ballroom, COM. Connexus is a fun, informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators from on and off campus. The goal is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort. Additional information and registration will be provided closer to the event.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
Early processing of timecards for holiday break and Jan. 6 payday

Due to the holidays, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23. Saturday, Dec. 26 is the pay period end date for the Jan. 6 biweekly payday. Student timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 to be included in the Jan. 6 paycheck.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
International Friendship Program seeks host families

The International Friendship Program fosters meaningful relationships between UNI students and families in the community. Families who volunteer learn about the student's country and build friendships through family meals, shopping or by attending local events. To apply, complete the family application or contact Pramod Sarin with questions.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
WRC user fee reduced Jan. 1, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) employee/spouse user fee will be reduced to $150. Once this fee is paid, the WRC pass is good until classes begin fall of 2016. For further information or if you have questions, call 273-6275.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Early processing of timecards for holiday break and Jan. 6 payday

Due to the holidays, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23. Saturday, Dec. 26 is the pay period end date for the Jan. 6 biweekly payday. Student timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 to be included in the Jan. 6 paycheck.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Winter clothing drive

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is coordinating a winter clothing drive now through Dec. 18. Winter coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters in good condition are needed. Collection boxes are located in the ROTH office, Piazza, Rialto, Essentials in Maucker Union and Rod Library. Contact ISSO for more information. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Wellness/Recreation Center holiday break hours

The Wellness/Recreation Center holiday break hours are posted online.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
A Big Band Christmas at Gallagher Bluedorn Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

A Big Band Christmas promises loads of great holiday music and celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Get tickets online. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Calling all artists!

Rod Library will host the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI students, faculty, staff and community are invited to submit entries to the student juried show. Artwork submission deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. 

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Retirement open house for Pat Palmersheim

After 44 years of service to the university, Pat Palmersheim, ITS information systems, is retiring. Stop by and wish her well from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in 019 EBAR. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Retirement reception for Nancy Scoggins Rose

UNI-CUE will host a retirement reception honoring Nancy Scoggins Rose from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in Classroom 12 at UNI-CUE. A program will be at 2:30 p.m. Nancy will retire on Dec. 31 after 31 1/2 years of service to the university.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Reduced dining hours for finals week & winter break

Dining and retail locations on campus will have reduced hours on Thursday and Friday of finals week. Additionally, certain venues will be open with limited hours during winter break.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Inside UNI holiday schedule

The final fall semester Inside UNI newsletter for students will be emailed Wednesday, Dec. 16. The first 2016 student newsletter will be emailed Wednesday, Jan. 13. The last 2015 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff will be sent Tuesday, Dec. 22. The next faculty and staff newsletter will be emailed Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Otto MacLin retirement

Otto MacLin retirement After 15 years of service, Otto MacLin, psychology, is retiring. Join United Faculty and Otto's colleagues and friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, at the Octopus on College Hill to thank him for his many contributions. 

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Cyber-bullying play at Gallagher Bluedorn

"Out of Bounds," a play and conversation about cyber-bullying, will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the GBPAC. This is a free, non-ticketed event. The play weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. A panel discussion will follow.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Potluck brunch with Retrieving Freedom

Retrieving Freedom, a nonprofit corporation that trains service dogs, will bring some dogs to campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Veterans Center, 111-G MAU. There will also be a potluck brunch; bring something to share if you can.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
UNI-ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Catherine A. Maher and Kenneth A. Voorhees will take the oath as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
CAB will screen 'Straight Outta Compton'

CAB will show "Straight Outta Compton" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn, Sour Patch Kids candy and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Finals week De-stress Days

Enjoy stress relievers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14 through 16, in two different locations. At the CME you will find an oxygen therapy bar, coloring, five-minute massages (Wednesday only) and light refreshments. In the Maucker Union Ballroom Lobby you can participate in dog therapy (Tuesday and Wednesday only), walking the labyrinth, five-minute hand and back massages, arts and crafts, and more.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Summer aid days

Thinking about taking classes during summer 2016? Want to know what financial aid might be available? Stop by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the second floor of Gilchrist before the end of the semester to have the staff provide you with an estimate of your eligible summer aid.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Home Free at Gallagher Bluedorn on Dec. 11

Christmas is right around the corner and Home Free has all the carols you could wish for. As winners of NBC’s "The Sing-Off," Home Free is one of the best country-infused a cappella groups in America. Don't miss them at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI STEM Community Google group

Are you interested in STEM? Membership to the STEM Community Google group is open to anyone interested in STEM topics: education, research, integrated STEM, STEM outreach across campus. The goal is to share information about STEM activities across campus, including with community partners. To join the Google group, email Roberta Roberts.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Retirement reception for Pat Geadelmann

The president's office will host a retirement reception honoring Pat Geadelmann from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. A program will be at 2:30 pm. Pat will retire on Jan. 12 after 43 1/2 years of service to the university.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
2016 renewals of cell phone & data 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 received by Friday, Jan. 8 to receive the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in

UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union. More than 500 first graders will participate. TC and TK, students, faculty and celebrity readers will join in the celebration. To volunteer, email Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.

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