Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
UNI soccer holiday youth camp

UNI soccer is conducting a camp for boys and girls ages 6-12, Dec. 27-28, DOM. For more information or to register, visit the soccer camp website.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Security awareness: You are a target

Many people mistakenly believe they are not a target for cyber attackers: that they, their systems or accounts do not have any value. If you use technology in any way, at work or at home, you have value to the bad guys. The best defense there is against these cyber attacks is you. Learn more at SANS OUCH.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Security awareness: You are a target

Many people mistakenly believe they are not a target for cyber attackers: that they, their systems or accounts do not have any value. If you use technology in any way, at work or at home, you have value to the bad guys. The best defense there is against these cyber attacks is you. Learn more at SANS OUCH.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Course reserve reinstatement

Faculty and staff who need to reinstate their current library course reserve list for spring 2019 should submit a reinstatement form prior to Friday, Dec 14, to be available for the start of the spring semester. Requests for a new list for spring 2019 must be received prior to Jan. 7.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
In-state per diem rate increase

Effective Dec. 1, the in-state meal per diem has increased from $31 to $40 per day. Actual meal claims are reimbursable but cannot exceed the maximum daily allowance of $40. On days of departure and return, the maximum allowance will be prorated according to the time of departure and return, allowing 20 percent of the meal allowance for breakfast, 30 percent for lunch and 50 percent for dinner. If you have any questions, contact Mindy Schlader or 273-2212.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Winter clothing drive

The International Student and Scholars Office is sponsoring a winter clothing drive Dec 7-14. Coats, scarves, gloves, etc. will be made available to international students who are not prepared for the Iowa winter. Donation boxes are located in the ISSO, 113 MAU.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Providing basic needs for the Cedar Valley community

UNI is committed to supporting the Cedar Valley United Way and the programs they fund to provide basics like food, education and health services for those in need. If you haven't already, please consider giving to the Cedar Valley United Way to help us make a greater impact. Payroll deduct options are available online or via a downloadable pledge form on the president's website.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
What's new with the new Blackboard Learn

Ultra Base Navigation lends a more modern, intuitive navigation to Bb Learn. Delivering quicker access to activities, assignments, grades, courses and more, the interface is more mobile friendly, working well regardless of your device. Register online for this workshop.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
"What Makes Us Happy" artwork by UNI Child Development Center

Take a break during finals week to see "What Makes Us Happy," artwork created by children at the UNI Child Development Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Learning Commons, LIB. The exhibit is open to the public during library hours now through Dec. 21.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
"What Makes Us Happy" artwork by UNI Child Development Center

Take a break during finals week to see "What Makes Us Happy," artwork created by children at the UNI Child Development Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Learning Commons, LIB. The exhibit is open to the public during library hours now through Dec. 21.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
Panther Pantry food boxes

The Panther Pantry will have food boxes available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, in GIL and RDC. The boxes are available for any UNI student. For more information, email the Panther Pantry team.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
Panther Pantry food boxes

The Panther Pantry will have food boxes available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, in GIL and RDC. The boxes are available for any UNI student. For more information, email the Panther Pantry team.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
Hiring water safety instructors for next semester

The WRC is hiring water safety instructors for next semester. For more information, email Meredith Gregg or call 273-7263.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Save the date: Humanize My Hoodie

The Humanize My Hoodie project is designed to provoke thought related to unconscious biases and threat perception. We want to educate and engage campus and community in the movement to humanize all members of our society. Interactive exhibits will be Jan. 22 and Feb. 22, 2019, in Rod Library. For more information, visit the CME website.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Save the date: Humanize My Hoodie

The Humanize My Hoodie project is designed to provoke thought related to unconscious biases and threat perception. We want to educate and engage campus and community in the movement to humanize all members of our society. Interactive exhibits will be Jan. 22 and Feb. 22, 2019, in Rod Library. For more information, visit the CME website.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Holiday card hoorah

Donate your used holiday cards to be recycled and repurposed into holiday décor, gifts and more. Collection will take place Dec. 10 through Jan. 20. Look for drop boxes at MAU, WRC, CEEE, GIL and LIB. Cards can also be sent by campus mail to RRTTC office, mail code 0814.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Holiday card hoorah

Donate your used holiday cards to be recycled and repurposed into holiday décor, gifts and more. Collection will take place Dec. 10 through Jan. 20. Look for drop boxes at MAU, WRC, CEEE, GIL and LIB. Cards can also be sent by campus mail to RRTTC office, mail code 0814.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Astrobrite paper free of charge

The Office of University Relations has, free of charge, reams of Astrobrite paper. Colors include celestial blue, gamma green, gravity grape, re-entry red, vulcan green, terrestrial teal, planetary purple, pulsar pink and fireball fuchsia. First-come, first-served in 125 EBAR. For more information, email Janis Jehle.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
KDP Adopt-a-Family Giving Tree Program

Kappa Delta Pi chapter is sponsoring a giving tree to support four families in need from Orange Elementary School. Family 1, Family 2, Family 3, Family 4. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 5. For more information, email Cassidy Rawson.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
KDP Adopt-a-Family Giving Tree Program

Kappa Delta Pi chapter is sponsoring a giving tree to support four families in need from Orange Elementary School. Family 1, Family 2, Family 3, Family 4. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 5. For more information, email Cassidy Rawson.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Workshop: Wireless display with Mersive Solstice

As UNI's classrooms are updated, instructors and students have more and more access to the Mersive Solstice enabled display. Learn more in this lunch-hour session on how to display your mobile device for the whole class to see. Bring your smartphone or tablet. Register online.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Friends and family night at UNI Bookstore

UNI Bookstore is hosting a friends and family night from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Enjoy a 30% discount store wide.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Friends and family night at UNI Bookstore

UNI Bookstore is hosting a friends and family night from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Enjoy a 30% discount store wide.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Panther Pantry project ends today

The crowdfunding project to raise funds for the Panther Pantry ends tonight at midnight. There is still time to make a difference. If the project reaches $10,000 by midnight, a UNI employee has pledged to make a gift of $1,000. Learn more and get involved on the food pantry webpage.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Panther Pantry project ends today

The crowdfunding project to raise funds for the Panther Pantry ends tonight at midnight. There is still time to make a difference. If the project reaches $10,000 by midnight, a UNI employee has pledged to make a gift of $1,000. Learn more and get involved on the food pantry webpage.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
UNI holiday pottery sale

Find the perfect handmade gift made by UNI ceramic students at the holiday pottery sale from 3-7p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in 126 KAB.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
UNI holiday pottery sale

Find the perfect handmade gift made by UNI ceramic students at the holiday pottery sale from 3-7p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in 126 KAB.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Are you a resident of Cedar Falls or Waterloo?

The Institute for Decision Making is assisting Cedar Falls and Waterloo to gather community input to help prioritize housing and community development needs for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds. Take this survey by Dec. 22 to give your input.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Are you a resident of Cedar Falls or Waterloo?

The Institute for Decision Making is assisting Cedar Falls and Waterloo to gather community input to help prioritize housing and community development needs for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds. Take this survey by Dec. 22 to give your input.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Faculty/staff tech tips

Blackboard Learn will update to Ultra Base Navigation next semester. While this won't impact how your courses look, it will change the portal to a more intuitive and modern design. For more information, view the announcement on the UNI eLearning website.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" at GBPAC

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and discover the true meaning of the season at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in GBPAC. For information and tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “An Evening of Text Messages"

See the “best of the best” live and digital performances from the beginning and advanced communication classes at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in 040 LNG. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “An Evening of Text Messages"

See the “best of the best” live and digital performances from the beginning and advanced communication classes at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in 040 LNG. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Are you skilled in American Sign Language (ASL)?

As the demographics of UNI, the state of Iowa and the nation changes, UNI is looking to identify faculty and staff only on campus that are ASL and can assist future and current students. If you would like to be recognized as bilingual in ASL, email Juana Hollingsworth or Jennifer Cooley.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI spring semester courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created. Examples include, but are not limited to, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, email Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
TIAA consultations

A TIAA consultant will visit UNI in December conducting individual counseling sessions. Topics covered 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? To see available appointments or to register, visit the TIAA website or call 800-732-8353.

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
Extended library hours for fall semester finals

Rod Library hours for fall semester finals are posted on the library website.

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
Fall 2018 10-minute plays

The theatre department will present the fall 2018 10-Minute Play Festival at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. The evening will include eight 10-minute plays directed and performed by UNI students. The performance is free and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
It's not too late to get your flu shot

Receiving a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting the flu. Even though on-campus flu shot clinics are complete, it is not too late to get a flu shot. Help keep the campus community healthy and help prevent the spread of the flu. To learn more about flu prevention and flu shot clinics, visit the HRS flu prevention webpage.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Final call for Koob Fund applications

The Koob Fund is a scholarship open to all UNI students to support the completion of internships at Iowa nonprofits. The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information and to apply, visit the Community Engagement website.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
New process for all web development requests

Information Technology has rolled out a new process by which it will receive all new requests for web development or changes. Please use the newly developed form in Service Hub to submit all requests. An IT staff member will reach out after receiving the form in order to gather any additional information that might be required.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Call for proposals for summer/fall 2019 online course development awards

Faculty members interested in converting an existing course to a fully online course within Blackboard Learn are invited to submit a Course Development Award proposal to Continuing and Distance Education by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Guidelines and a proposal form are available at the online course development webpage. For details, email Michelle Kosalka or call 273-7203.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
UNI edits Wikipedia: people of color

Rod Library’s UNI Edits Wikipedia: People of Color Edit-a-thon will be from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Training, food and childcare will be provided at no charge. More information is available on the library website.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Faculty/staff tech tips

Google Slides now provides automatic closed captioning in real-time during a presentation. This new feature can make your presentation accessible for students who are hard of hearing, non-native speakers or when presenting in noisy, ambient environments. For more information, visit the UNI eLearning Suite FAQ.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Faculty focus interim technology workshops

Faculty focus instructional technology workshops for Jan. 7-11 are now open for registration. Workshops address Blackboard Learn features, including the new Ultra Base Navigation, and other supported technologies in our eLearning suite. For details and to access online registration, visit the faculty workshop calendar .

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Interpreters Theatre auditions for "The Bandit Queen" and "EZRA and Me”

Auditions for “The Bandit Queen” and “EZRA and Me” will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29, in 040 LNG. "The Bandit Queen" tells the story of Belle Starr. “EZRA and Me” is a look into the future following eight years of a Trump presidency. Preparation for the audition is not needed. Production dates are March 7-9, 2019.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Theatre UNI presents "She Kills Monsters"

After her teenage sister dies, Agnes plays her sister’s Dungeons and Dragons game and learns more than she ever knew. The production opens Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Professional development opportunity: spring read

If you have not signed up for the Professional Development Committee Spring Read "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious", the registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 27. For more information, email Steven Sajkich.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Bb Learn Ultra Base Navigation coming spring 2019 semester

Bb Learn Ultra Base Navigation is UNI's next step in progressing to Blackboard's more modern, intuitive navigation. We'll share more over the next several weeks. See our Ultra Base Navigation information page for more details.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Support the Panther Pantry today!

Today is Giving Tuesday! UNI is participating by raising funds for the Panther Pantry, an on-campus food pantry that will open this spring. Help address the food insecurity UNI students face and learn more by visiting the Panther Pantry crowdfunding webpage.

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