Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Rod Library hours for Thanksgiving break

The hours for the Rod Library during Thanksgiving break are posted on the library website.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Rod Library hours for Thanksgiving break

The hours for the Rod Library during Thanksgiving break are posted on the library website.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
The Great American Smokeout

Every year on the third Thursday of November smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to make a plan to quit, or contact Therese Callaghan to explore the resources UNI offers for tobacco cessation. By quitting for even one day, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Policy 4.07 Weather/Working Conditions

The policy 4.07 Weather/Working Conditions is available for review until Thursday, Nov. 23.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Policy 4.07 Weather/Working Conditions

The policy 4.07 Weather/Working Conditions is available for review until Thursday, Nov. 23.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Reminder: Healthy Numbers presentation

"Healthy Numbers: Integrating Healthcare into Your Retirement Plans" sessions will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, and noon and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the State College Room, MAU. TIAA’s workshop leader will discuss the importance of healthcare planning within your retirement strategy. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Save the date for the Financial Aid Summit

Save the date for the Financial Aid Summit on Thursday, Feb. 8. This mini-conference will provide information about various aid topics for faculty and staff. Options include a panel, breakouts and roundtable discussions. Learn more and register online.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Reminder: 2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will end Thursday, Nov. 30. Employees can review and change benefit elections. Any changes made to benefit elections will be effective Monday, Jan. 1. For more information about Open Enrollment, registering for informational sessions and a complete list of steps to take, visit the Open Enrollment website.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Planned maintenance for Campus Solutions

SIS production maintenance is scheduled for 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. A brief outage is expected between 7-8 a.m. The maintenance will affect SIS PRD (Campus Solutions, Portal and CRM).

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Planned maintenance for Campus Solutions

SIS production maintenance is scheduled for 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. A brief outage is expected between 7-8 a.m. The maintenance will affect SIS PRD (Campus Solutions, Portal and CRM).

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Technology problems before the holidays? Use Service Hub.

Don't let technology cause you stress before the holidays! Service Hub is your IT portal to submit technology requests for assistance or new services. Visit Service Hub to get started or visit the IT website for more information.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Technology problems before the holidays? Use Service Hub.

Don't let technology cause you stress before the holidays! Service Hub is your IT portal to submit technology requests for assistance or new services. Visit Service Hub to get started or visit the IT website for more information.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Weight loss strategies that work

The latest information from the CDC reports that nearly four in ten Americans are obese. This session will provide information on the definition of being overweight or obese, risk factors associated with obesity, strategies for weight loss and resources to help. Join us at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Oak Room, MAU. Advanced registration is requested.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making literacy kits for EMBARC from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Security awareness: phishing remains the number one threat

Phishing attacks pose a greater threat to users losing their access to accounts than other cyber snares such as keyloggers or password reuse, according to a report by Google. Mutli-factor authentication is coming to UNI and will largely eliminate the threat posed by phishing.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Security awareness: phishing remains the number one threat

Phishing attacks pose a greater threat to users losing their access to accounts than other cyber snares such as keyloggers or password reuse, according to a report by Google. Mutli-factor authentication is coming to UNI and will largely eliminate the threat posed by phishing.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. The meeting is open to any teens, adolescents and adults who stutter as well as their family members. For more information, contact Majed Al'Harthi or Lindsey Leacox.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. The meeting is open to any teens, adolescents and adults who stutter as well as their family members. For more information, contact Majed Al'Harthi or Lindsey Leacox.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Lifelong University classes needed for spring 2018

Lifelong University is seeking instructors to teach a course next spring. Courses are typically taught once a week for four consecutive weeks and are two hours long for lifelong learners. Instructors are paid $50 per hour and can create their own schedule. Courses will begin in January. The deadline for submission for class proposals is Friday, Dec. 8. Contact Kelli McCarthy for the submission form and more information.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Sponsor a Shining Stars Girl or Young Male Leader for the holidays

Sponsor a Shining Stars Girl or Young Male Leader (preschool through sixth grade) during the holidays by providing a gift(s) for a child. Each sponsor will be assigned a student and provided information about favorites and holiday wishes. For more information, contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Sponsor a Shining Stars Girl or Young Male Leader for the holidays

Sponsor a Shining Stars Girl or Young Male Leader (preschool through sixth grade) during the holidays by providing a gift(s) for a child. Each sponsor will be assigned a student and provided information about favorites and holiday wishes. For more information, contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Reminder: UNI Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair

Don't forget to stop in to the free Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Visit more than 50 vendors and enjoy interactive health and well-being activities, door prizes, food samples, free massages and more.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Nominate staff that work in the Division of Student Affairs for this prestigious award. More information and the nomination form can be found on the Student Affairs website. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Nominate staff that work in the Division of Student Affairs for this prestigious award. More information and the nomination form can be found on the Student Affairs website. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
STEM Chat: SynDaver lab tour

The next STEM Chat, a tour of the biology department's SynDaver Lab, is from noon to 12:50 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, MSH. The SynDavers (synthetic cadavers) are used for students to study anatomy, explore placement of medical devices and for surgical simulations. The SynDavers will have their organs in place during the tour.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Lynda.com, which offers thousands of free educational videos on numerous topics, now offers their service in the form of a mobile app. To download the app, visit Lynda.com. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Scholarship administrator training

With scholarship awarding beginning soon, scholarship administrator training sessions will be offered. This session will cover the usage of the most frequently used scholarship administrative transactions, guidelines for administering scholarships and other resources. Sign up is available at the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Education Research Ethics Symposium

The Education Research Ethics Symposium is from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, in 406 SEC. The symposium will address various ethical issues specific to conducting research in educational settings. Presenters will discuss working with children and teachers in general and special education settings, ethical issues in action research and IRB considerations.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee open forum

The next Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee (DAAC) meeting is at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, in 301 LIB. The UNI community is invited to listen to a short presentation on matters related to campus accessibility. A meeting of the committee members will follow the presentation. Registration is not required. To learn more about DAAC, visit the committee website.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee open forum

The next Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee (DAAC) meeting is at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, in 301 LIB. The UNI community is invited to listen to a short presentation on matters related to campus accessibility. A meeting of the committee members will follow the presentation. Registration is not required. To learn more about DAAC, visit the committee website.

Friday, Nov 10, 2017
Iowa Department of Education site visit

The Iowa Department of Education's review team will visit UNI Nov. 12-16. This is part of the state's approval process for educator preparation programs that lead to an Iowa license to be a teacher or other educational professional in Iowa's schools. The team consists of three members from the Iowa Department of Education and nine representatives from other Iowa educator preparation programs.

Friday, Nov 10, 2017
Iowa Department of Education site visit

The Iowa Department of Education's review team will visit UNI Nov. 12-16. This is part of the state's approval process for educator preparation programs that lead to an Iowa license to be a teacher or other educational professional in Iowa's schools. The team consists of three members from the Iowa Department of Education and nine representatives from other Iowa educator preparation programs.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Nominations for Exemplary Service and Eunice A. Dell Awards

Nominations for the Finance and Operations 2017 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award are due Thursday, Nov. 30. The Exemplary Service Award honors F&O division employees for continued and outstanding achievement in the division’s core values of service excellence, teamwork or initiative. The Eunice A. Dell Award recognizes a F&O division employee who by their actions, on campus or in their community, has made a difference. Find nomination forms and information at the F&O employee recognition webpage.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Discount night at University Book and Supply

The UNI Alumni Association and University Book and Supply are partnering for a 20% discount night for alumni, students and friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15. Textbooks, electronics and software are excluded. Light refreshments will be served and gift wrapping will be available. If you can't make it to the store, use the online code Alumni17 to get the same discount. Don't forget to check out the Alumni Collection. A portion of these sales will go to the UNIAA to enhance programs and services for alumni and students.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Discount night at University Book and Supply

The UNI Alumni Association and University Book and Supply are partnering for a 20% discount night for alumni, students and friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15. Textbooks, electronics and software are excluded. Light refreshments will be served and gift wrapping will be available. If you can't make it to the store, use the online code Alumni17 to get the same discount. Don't forget to check out the Alumni Collection. A portion of these sales will go to the UNIAA to enhance programs and services for alumni and students.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Healthy Numbers: Integrating Healthcare into Your Retirement Plans

Are you concerned about having enough in retirement to cover healthcare costs? If so, attend the presentation "Healthy Numbers: Integrating Healthcare into Your Retirement Plans." TIAA’s workshop leader will discuss the importance of healthcare planning within your retirement strategy. The sessions are at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, and noon and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information or to register, visit the HRS website.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
CATME Smarter Teamwork: An Online Program for Managing Small Groups in the Classroom

Would you like a better way to teach students how to work in teams, keep them accountable and review their peers’ participation? The CETL will have a presentation, led by Brittany Flokstra, on CATME and best practices for group work in the classroom at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
CATME Smarter Teamwork: An Online Program for Managing Small Groups in the Classroom

Would you like a better way to teach students how to work in teams, keep them accountable and review their peers’ participation? The CETL will have a presentation, led by Brittany Flokstra, on CATME and best practices for group work in the classroom at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
RSVP for Distance Education Conference

The deadline to RSVP for the "Roles of Engagement -- Facilitating Excellence in Distance Education" conference is Friday, Nov. 10. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, MAU. RSVP at the Continuing Education and Special Programs website.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Document destruction information

Learn about document destruction in the November issue of the Procurement Services newsletter. For questions or additional information, email James Tanzosch (james.tanzosch@uni.edu) or call 273-5811.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Training and development opportunities

Two upcoming trainings are available for faculty and staff. UNI's EAP provider will offer a session on "Unplugging" from your phone and other personal devices, Thursday, Nov. 16. EAP will provide "Dealing with Difficult People" training Thursday, Nov. 30. Register online for these and other sessions.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Let's Get Moving!

"Let's Get Moving" will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the College Eye Room, MAU, as part of the Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair. Fitness experts from Covenant Wellness will demonstrate and lead 10 exercises that can be done anytime and anywhere. Modifications will be provided to meet the needs of all fitness and ability levels. A new series of exercises will begin every 30 minutes. Registration is not required. Drop-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Veterans Day program and photo exhibit

Everyone is invited to attend a program at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in front of the UNI Military and Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, LIB. Participants will hear from student veterans and observe a photo display. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Transgender Remembrance Week

The LGBT* Center is hosting events for Transgender Remembrance Week, Nov. 13-17. A candlelight vigil will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Campanile. "LGBT(ea) Time: Intersections of Transphobic and Racist Violence" is at noon Friday, Nov. 17, in the LGBT* Center, MAU. The center will have a table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 13, 14 and 16, MAU, to collect professional clothing to help students who are transitioning. Donations can also be delivered to the LGBT* Center.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio, 125 EBAR, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You'll receive your photos afterward via Google Drive.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
A Taste of Culture Fair

The International Students and Scholars Office is hosting a Taste of Culture Fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, in the Slife Ballroom, COM, to celebrate International Education Week. Everyone is invited. Learn about different countries, try food samples, see live performances and win door prizes.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
$5 Fridays

Select sushi rolls are only $5 every Friday at 23rd Street Market. If you haven't tried our new sushi made fresh on-site daily by Kachin Sushi, you're missing out!

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Free and confidential substance use screening

Faculty, staff and students can receive a free and confidential substance use screening and get a king size candy bar for participating. The screenings are from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 14-15, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Notification of public surplus auction

A 3-ton gantry portable hoist with 3-ton trolley is up for auction. Bidding information and a more detailed item description with pictures can be found at publicsurplus.com.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Putting First Gens First: Meet and Greet and Student Panel

First Generation Day will be celebrated from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the University Room, MAU. The McNair Scholars Association and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will have a chili bar and meet and greet from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a first-generation student panel from 4 to 5 p.m. All are welcome.

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