Inside UNI Faculty-Staff Announcements Archive

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Phishing education round two

Phishing education was launched at UNI during the previous academic year. By all accounts, it was a successful venture and will be reprised during the upcoming year. More information can be found on the IT website.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Peak demand being set today

The temperature high today, Aug. 29, will be in the upper 80s and employees are asked to help reduce electrical use. This directly affects the peak demand that is set at this time every year, which in turn sets the university's cost of electricity. For more information, visit the facilities management website.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Life is better when you play music

Join the fun and sign up for music lessons at the UNI Community Music School. Register now for a free trial lesson. Voice, band instruments and piano lessons are offered. For more information, call 273-2142.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Qualtrics update

Effective Sept. 1, senders of surveys within the Qualtrics survey tool will need to send the survey using one of two domains -- the domain automatically provided by Qualtrics (noreply@qemailserver.com) or the new UNI domain (noreply@surveys.uni.edu). Using your your @uni.edu email address will result in an error message and the system will not send your survey. For more information, email Megan Vogt-Kostner or call 273-7430.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Regents Staff Excellence Award 2019 nominations

Now is the time to nominate your choice for the Regents Staff Excellence Awards. The awards are presented annually to P&S employees and biannually to supervisory/confidential merit employees who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Recipients will receive a recognition certificate and will be recognized at the "meet the pres" event this fall. Nominate someone you feel deserves this honor.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Save the date for celebration of research and scholarship

A celebration of research and scholarship will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. This annual reception recognizes all faculty, staff and administrators that contributed to seeking and managing external funding throughout the past year. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. More information is available at the RSP website.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
WRC Panther Camp

The WRC Panther Camp for Waterloo and Cedar Falls teacher professional development day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the WRC. The camp is for students age 6 to 12. Activities include swimming, rock climbing, sports, craft and games. Participants can be dropped off from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and picked up from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 and includes a drawstring sports pack. Space is limited to 40 children. Attendees should bring their lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and a swimsuit and towel. For more information, email Cindy Klatt or call 273-5528.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Coke Orange Vanilla at Get Social @ Rod Library

Stop by the Rod Library at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, for free Coke Orange Vanilla, while supplies last. If you haven't tried it yet, this is your chance for a taste.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
IAF application deadline is Sept. 12

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of student activity fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences. Completed IAF applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, for trips occurring between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30. For more information, visit the IAF webpage.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
2019 Constitution Day Address

Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the 2019 Constitution Day Address, titled "Separate and Unequal: Considering Modern Day Segregation and the American Constitution," at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Admission is free; no tickets required. For more information, email Scott Peters.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Maucker Union after-hours studying access now available

The plaza level (upper level) of Maucker Union is now available for students to use for late-night studying from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday to Thursday. The exterior doors to Maucker Union will be locked; however, students can access the building by using their UNI ID at the electronic access panel outside of the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), located at the northeast entrance of the building. Printing is available via the print station located in the plaza lounge. Access to the space will not be available during break periods or weather-related campus closures. Call event services at 273-2256 for more information.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Interested in law school?

The UNI Prelaw Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in 15 SAB. The group will discuss activities for the year, and pre-law advisors will discuss preparing for and applying to law school. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Email Scott Peters or call 273-2727 for more information.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the parking lot on the corner of College and 22nd Streets. Show your ID and receive a $1 CHFM buck to spend at the market. The market has fresh, seasonal produce, poultry, eggs, lamb, beef, baked goods, jam and more.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
7th Annual UNI Harvest and Local Food Festival

UNI will host the 7th Annual Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Panther Plot Student Garden and the Creekside Harmony Garden. The event will feature food prepared with fresh ingredients from the student garden, as well as live music.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Library hours during Labor Day weekend

Please visit the Rod Library website for Labor Day weekend hours.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Changes to your payslip

Effective with the August payroll, employee payslips will include a new section called UNI Contributions On Your Behalf. This section will show UNI’s contributions to your benefits, which include insurances, TIAA, IPERS, Social Security and other contributions. Payslips can be viewed in e-Business Employee Self Service. Call payroll at 273-3003 with any questions or email Linda Gruetzmacher.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Self defense class

The UNI Police will offer a women's self-defense class from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 30. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory for certification. The cost is $25, and there are a limited number of seats. Register today. For more information, call Jim Dally at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Corning Lecture Series presents Laura Bush

UNI is hosting Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Admission to the lecture is free; tickets are required and will be available at all UNItix locations (319-273-4TIX) starting Sept. 3 and 4 for UNI students, Sept. 5 and 6 for UNI faculty, and staff and Sept. 9 for the general public.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Early deadline for Sept. 3 Inside UNI

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the Sept. 3 issue of Inside UNI is noon Friday, Aug. 30.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Special collections and university archives fall open house

Rod Library's special collections and university archives fall open house will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Stop by for inspiration as you begin teaching this semester. Explore fascinating rare books, manuscripts and other gems.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Study Abroad Center new location open house

The Study Abroad Center will have an open house in their new location from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. Stop by 103 East Bartlett for free BBQ, play some yard games, take a picture with TC/TK and chat with SAC staff and students.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
The International Students and Scholars Office Family Friendship Program

ISSO invites the university community to participate in the Family Friendship Program (FFP). The program is part of a joint university and community effort to welcome international students to UNI and the community, to acquaint them with American culture and to enhance the quality of their stay in Iowa. The program encourages local host families and international students to spend time together to learn about each other’s cultures through food and friendship, and strives to foster international and cross-cultural understanding. If interested, please complete and submit the FFP application.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
Interested in student health?

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is looking for executive and general members to join the club. SHAC is a place to advocate for student health with UNI students, faculty and staff. Executive team applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. General member applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Email SHAC for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Permanent art collection exhibition

The Gallery will present "The Many Voices of Art" Aug. 19-Oct. 5, Oct. 16-Nov. 16 and Dec. 5-19. Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Charles Adelman and Darrell Taylor. It features art by Bronislaw Bak, Steven Bigler, Ralph Haskell, Käthe Kollwitz and Jean Lurçat. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Online tutoring now offered

Beginning this fall, The Learning Center will offer online tutoring 24/7 in business, computer science, math, science, Spanish and writing through Smarthinking. Visit The Learning Center online tutoring webpage for more details or to schedule a training session for your students.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Reminder: Retirement readiness: retiring from UNI

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6, on the requirements, benefits and how to plan for retiring from UNI. Chelsi Armstrong, retirement planning coordinator, will facilitate the sessions. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Reminder: Retirement readiness: SHIIP - Medicare 101

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

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Welcome Week events

All student organizations and departments can submit events to be featured on the Welcome Week webpage. Welcome Week allows students to get to know student organizations, departments and resources during their first few weeks. Submit events hosted from Wednesday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Sept. 13.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Art exhibition by Jack Balas

The Gallery will present "Jack Balas: Against the Grain – Men, Maps, and Other Incorrections" Aug. 19-Oct. 5. The artist will present a lecture titled "Bro-sure: A Brief Look at the Art of Jack Balas" at 7 p.m., Wed., Aug. 28, in 111 KAB. An opening reception will follow. Balas is a Colorado-based artist specializing in figurative paintings and drawings in oil and watercolor involving the politics of visibility – queer visibility and male visibility in general. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Request assistance with UNI's instructional technology tools

Did you know IT-Educational and Technology Media Services offers one-to-one assistance with UNI's instructional technologies? Additionally, their instructional technologists will assist you with learning new technologies in the updated classrooms. Request a consultation today.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Welcome new graduate students reception

A reception to welcome new graduate students will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. This event is for students enrolled in on-campus graduate programs.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Financial wellness: investing 101

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on Investing 101, presented by Veridian Credit Union. Learn the basics of investing and investment related concepts. The one-hour sessions will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, and at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 007 GIL. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Host families needed

Bring the world to your doorstep by hosting an international student. The Culture and Intensive English Program International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Volunteer your time and friendship for international students who need friends in a home away from home. Learn more and apply at the CIEP website. Email Sally Roos for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Construction update: Gilchrist A lot reconstruction

Unsuitable soil conditions have delayed construction on Gilchrist A parking lot. Until officials determine a solution that will lengthen the serviceable life of the new asphalt service, additional designated accessible parking and parking stalls to serve the Admissions Center will be added for A and G permit holders. Those with A permits are urged to use the south half of the Gilchrist A lot, ITC A, Minnesota Street A, West Gym A and Latham Field A west of Schindler Education Center. G permit spaces available in the south half of Gilchrist A will be moved to the north side of Gilchrist A when the project is completed. The north portion of the parking lot is expected to reopen Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting. Contact Doug Lovejoy at 273-3043 with concerns or questions.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Security awareness: understanding the basics of online safety and security

Shopping, surfing, banking, gaming and connecting Internet of Things devices such as toasters and refrigerators are some of the many actions performed each minute in cyberspace. These common everyday activities carry the cyber threats of social engineering to gain unauthorized access to data, identity theft, bullying, location tracking and phishing, to name just a few. How can we decrease our risk from these cyber threats without abandoning our online activities altogether? Here are tips everyone can follow to help stay secure while online.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Host families for Costa Rican students

The Culture and Intensive English Program is expecting a cohort of students from Costa Rica. Host families are needed for an event Monday, Sept. 2. Volunteers will be required to pick up students from their residence hall at 10:30 a.m. and return them between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Volunteers will be responsible for providing transportation as well as lunch and dinner. Email Sally Roos to sign up.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
"Help Is All Around You" mental health conference

UNI will host the "Help All Around You" Mental Health Conference from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in MAU. Join the campus community for informational breakout sessions and a keynote address by John Moe, host of the podcast "The Hilarious World of Depression." The conference is open to all students, staff and faculty at no charge. For more information, visit the conference webpage or email Brian Nissen.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Financial wellness: starting line: why and how retirement saving should begin now

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions, presented by TIAA, on how to start saving for retirement. Join us to learn how smart steps in the beginning of your career can help lead you to a more solid financial future. The one-hour sessions will be Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16-17. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Report system (OBI) upgrade information session

The current campus reporting system (OBIEE) was upgraded Aug. 18. There will be an information session from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, in 136 ITCC, to walk users through the system changes and report updates.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
TIAA consultations

A TIAA consultant will be visiting UNI this month for one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include "Am I on track for retirement?," "Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this?," "Is my current mix of investments appropriate?" and "How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans?" Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Taking ownership: saving more on glasses and contacts

Employees enrolled in UNI’s dental plan are automatically enrolled in the DeltaVision® discount program at no extra cost to the employee. Any employee, as well as covered dependents, are eligible to use this discount program. Visit the vision webpage for more information and how to get these discounts.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
New open-guest wireless network

Based on feedback from the campus community, the Information Technology department has rolled out a new open-guest wireless network to all campus buildings except the UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and the residence halls. Guests will be able to connect to the “UNI Guest WiFi” network without prior registration. Their registration will last for seven days. This network is intended for guests of UNI only. Faculty, staff and students should continue to use the “eduroam” network. Visit the open-guest WiFi webpage for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Slips, trips and falls are the number one injury at UNI

Custodial services and environmental health and safety reminds faculty, staff and students that when custodial services strips and waxes floors, those areas become very slick. To avoid slips, trips and falls (STF), review this information.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Don't miss Gladys Knight at the Gallagher Bluedorn

Don’t miss the midnight train to spend an evening with Gladys Knight at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, in GBPAC. This seven-time Grammy winner has had number one hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary. For information and tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

If you're a former Lynda.com user, you should have received an activation email from LinkedIn Learning with more information and instructions that will assist you with activating your new LinkedIn Learning account. Learn more on the eLearning Suite website.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) gives you and your students access to online educational, expert-led course videos related to business, technology and creative skills. Explore how you can discover and leverage this resource with your classes. Register now for the LinkedIn Learning workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
New to Blackboard Learn?

IT-Educational Technology and Media Services offers numerous workshops the two weeks before classes begin that address primary features of Blackboard Learn. Visit the faculty/staff workshop calendar for details. Offered Friday, Aug. 23, "Bb01: Getting Started with Your Bb Learn Course" is particularly designed with newcomers in mind. Register online.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Security awareness: got backups?

If you use a computer or mobile device long enough, something will eventually go wrong. You might accidentally delete the wrong files, have a hardware failure or lose a device. Even worse, malware, such as ransomware, may wipe your files and/or hold them captive. At times like these, backups are often the only way you can rebuild your digital life. Read this article for more information.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Hanging file folders available to departments

The Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services has a supply of hanging file folders available for university departments at no charge. The folders can be picked up in 203 WRC. Please bring a box or other container.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Free Blackboard webinars

Blackboard is offering a free webinar series for faculty. Learn best-practice teaching and learning strategies for increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes. Learn more on Blackboard's website.

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