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University of Northern Iowa students work to restore Iowa's native prairie.

It may seem ironic considering Iowa’s well-earned reputation as crucial hub in the agricultural economy, but the nation’s largest crop, in a sense, is lawns.

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UNI maintains a safe campus and encourages our faculty and staff to learn about safety resources.

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Learn more about UNI’s Visual Identity & Style Guide and other communication tools. 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Early deadline for May 28 Inside UNI

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the May 28 issue of Inside UNI is noon, Friday, May 24.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Summer instructional technology workshops today through June

Check the UNI eLearning Suite faculty/staff workshop calendar for upcoming workshops, including sessions on Blackboard Assignments, Blackboard Weighted Grading and Google Apps in the Classroom. Blackboard beginners, join us today at 9:30 a.m., in 138 ITTC. Register online.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Grant and contract budgets presentation

Faculty and staff are invited to a training workshop on grant and contract budget development from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 23, in 301 LIB. A good budget increases the chances of obtaining external funding and facilitates project implementation. This session will present the conceptual basis and technical tips for creating a strong budget.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Recording of May 8 BPUG meeting available

The recording of the May 8 Business Process User Group meeting s now available. Agenda items included a shared services update, demonstration of a new SIS Report, payroll update, FY19 closing reminders and contracting update. For best viewing results, verify that your drive settings are set at 1080p (click on the settings wheel in your browser).

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Summer QPR training available

Dates for summer Question Persuade Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training sessions are now available. You can also request group or departmental training.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Retirement readiness: SHIIP - Medicare 101

Human Resource Services will offer two informational sessions presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4. Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Security awareness: phishing education

UNI embarked on a phishing education venture from October through April. Simulated but realistic phishing messages were sent periodically to faculty and staff mailboxes by a contracted vendor. Those that responded to these educational messages received some quick and specific training on recognizing and avoiding future phishing messages. Visit the IT phishing webpage for general tips on dealing with phishing messages.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Taking ownership: how to access your benefits accounts

Many of the benefits offered by UNI have their own platform in which a member can login to assist in managing their benefits. The platforms provide additional benefits for each plan and tips for utilizing the plan. View the "how to access your online benefits accounts" webpage for more information.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Grant writing workshop

Faculty and staff are invited to drop in for the first session of the summer grant writing workshop from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16, in 216 SEC.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Student Accessibility Services consultants

Student Accessibility Services will host two consultants to conduct a review of the work the department and university is doing related to accessibility in order to ensure UNI is meeting best practices while simultaneously planning for the future. Faculty are invited to meet with the consultants from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, in 378 LIB. Questions can be directed to Allyson Rafanello.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Learn how to make your course materials more accessible

Register now for two accessibility workshops that will be Thursday, May 30. "Improving Accessibility in Your Course with Blackboard Ally" explains how Ally analyzes and rates course documents for accessibility. "From Reactive Accommodations to Proactive Accessibility" provides strategies to improve those ratings.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Responsible conduct of research for undergraduates summer workshop

A research ethics workshop will be from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 5. The workshop will address ethical data sharing and management, authorship, collaboration, misconduct, conflicts of interest and research ethics in society. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. To register, email Anita Gordon.

Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of Public History and the American West, was awarded the the Spur Award in Contemporary Non-Fiction by the Western Writers of America. This is award is given to writers of any discipline for exceptional work on the American West or in the Western genre.

Doreen Hayek, special projects administrator in ITS Educational Technology, was recently awarded the 2015 Friend of Science Award at the ICTM-ISTS State Math & Science Conference. Hayek has a long history of working with various aspects of integrating STEM education into the preK-through-12 and higher education classrooms.

Coleen Wagner, former secretary in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Libby Vanderwall, career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Amy Schipper, associate director of admissions and communications in the Office of Admissions, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.