Inside UNI Faculty-Staff Announcements Archive

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.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Report system upgrade information session

The current campus reporting system (OBIEE) will be upgraded to the latest version Sunday, Aug. 18. There will be an information session from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, in 136 ITCC, to walk users through the system changes as well as updates to reports.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
New transcript service includes electronic PDF delivery

The Office of the Registrar announces expanded transcript services effective Thursday, Aug. 8. In partnership with Credentials Solutions, LLC, students and alumni can continue to order transcripts online 24/7 through MyUNIverse. New features include the ability to check the status of an order online and an electronic delivery option in PDF format. Additional information will be posted on the Office of the Registrar website beginning Thursday, Aug. 8.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
Register now for fall faculty focus instructional technology workshops

It's not too late to register for fall faculty focus workshops. Workshops are offered for most of UNI's supported instructional technologies. Visit the faculty/staff workshop calendar on the eLearning Suite (https://elearning.uni.edu/) website for details and to register. Staff are welcome to attend, too.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
Learn about tools new to you in Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn offers powerful, yet simple tools and workflows that help learners and instructors stay organized, easily take action, and engage with content and each other. Check the eLearning Suite faculty/staff workshop calendar and register for workshops to learn about more Blackboard features.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
Faculty study rooms are available at Rod Library

Faculty study rooms are available on the fourth floor of Rod Library for the 2019-20 academic year. The rooms are assigned to both current full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, as well as emeritus faculty and staff members. Those interested in a faculty study for fall 2019/spring 2020 should apply online. Rooms will be assigned in mid-August. Email libfacility@uni.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
Human Resource Services newsletter

The August issue of the Human Resource Services newsletter is now available.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Hanging file folders available for departments

The Office of University Relations has a supply of hanging file folders available for university departments at no charge. The folders can be picked up in room 125 East Bartlett. Please bring a box or other container.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
UNI telephone handset upgrade

UNI phone handsets will be upgraded from 7 to 9 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 4. This upgrade affects only network connected voice over IP phones. See this support article for more information.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Theatre UNI faculty/staff ticket rate

Theatre UNI's 2019-20 season details are now available. New this year, all UNI faculty and staff are eligible for two tickets to each show for $10 per ticket. Public ticket sales begin Monday, Aug. 12.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Summer heat stress

Extreme heat increases the risk for heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps. Environmental Health and Safety reminds the university community to take steps to stay cool during hot weather. Visit the OSHA website to learn more about heat stress.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Time to order 2019-20 parking permits

Parking permits can be ordered online now through 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll-deduction payment option for the permit fee. You can purchase both a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit. This payment option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permits. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Kids day at College Hill Farmers Market

The next College Hill Farmers Market will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, on College Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The theme is Kids Day with Farmers Market Bingo and free face painting provided by the Hearst Center. Shop for local products, grab a bite to eat from Kubo and enjoy live music.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Retirement readiness: IPERS retirement counseling sessions

IPERS will host individual counseling sessions Aug. 26-29 at Central Rivers AEA in Cedar Falls for members within five years of retirement. These sessions will help you learn about your retirement account, benefit payout options and service purchase. To schedule a time, call 800-622-3849.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Learn about eLearning Suite tools during fall faculty focus

Did you know IT-Educational and Technology Media Services offers workshops on instructional technologies besides Blackboard? Learn about one of our other eLearning Suite tools during fall faculty focus. Visit the workshop calendar for details and to register.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Summer QPR suicide prevention training available

There is still time to request QPR suicide prevention training for your department before fall classes start. Sessions are 90 minutes. Participants will learn warning signs, how to ask if someone is thinking about suicide and how to get them to help. Visit the counseling center website to request training for your group or department.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Learn how to make your course materials and electronic documents more accessible

Register now for two accessibility workshops that will be Tuesday, Aug. 20. "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, Jul 30, 2019
Save the date for Rainbow Reception 2019

The Rainbow Reception, to welcome back and celebrate queer and trans issues at UNI, will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, in GBPAC. If your organization would like to have a table to promote your LGBTQ-related services, please sign up. For more information, visit the GSS website.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
A night of fun with Ladies of Laughter at GBPAC

Gather your best pals for a night out with Ladies of Laughter at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 27, in GBPAC. Don’t miss this night full of laughs with three of America’s best female comics. Visit the GBPAC website for tickets and information.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
Welcome Week events

Welcome Week allows students to get to know campus organizations and departments as they join campus in the fall. Submit events, hosted from Wednesday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Sept. 6, to be featured on the Welcome Week events webpage.

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