Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
UNI eBusiness Suite production outage

The UNI eBusiness Suite will not be available from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, to 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The outage will include eBusiness iProcurement, Self Service and Timecards. Discoverer reports may not be available until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. OBIEE reports will be available during the eBusiness outage.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
International Friendship Program needs families for spring 2017

The CIEP International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Volunteer your time and friendship to international students who need friends in a home away from home. For more information and to apply, visit the CIEP website. Contact Sally Roos if you have questions.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Seeking host families for students from South Korea

Twenty students from Kyungpook National University and Korea National University of Education will visit CIEP for a three-week program to study English and multicultural education through a variety of activities at UNI. There will be a host weekend Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, for students to experience Iowa hospitality during their visit. We are seeking families to be paired with two students from Korea for the weekend. Email Sally Roos if you are interested in participating.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Farewell reception for Dave Towle

Dave Towle has accepted a position with the University of Iowa and his last day at UNI will be Wednesday, Jan. 4. Dave has served as the director of the Counseling Center since 1998 as well as a trusted mental health consultant to the campus community. Please join us in wishing Dave the very best of luck and the greatest of success in his new position during a farewell party from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 103 SHC.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Need to enroll in health insurance?

Stop by the Rod Library main level from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, for assistance with enrollment questions from an Affordable Care Act navigator. Information will be available for students, staff and faculty. The ACA open enrollment is now through Saturday, Dec. 31.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Need to enroll in health insurance?

Stop by the Rod Library main level from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, for assistance with enrollment questions from an Affordable Care Act navigator. Information will be available for students, staff and faculty. The ACA open enrollment is now through Saturday, Dec. 31.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Course reserve lists for spring 2017

Please submit your course reserve list request for the spring semester via the online form (https://www.library.uni.edu/services/borrowing/course-reserves/reserve-r...) or by stopping in at the Rod Library circulation desk. For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Policies available for comment

Review policy 4.41 Special Compensation and Summer Appointments and review policy 9.54 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources are available for comment until Friday, Jan. 13, on the university policies website.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Policies available for comment

Review policy 4.41 Special Compensation and Summer Appointments and review policy 9.54 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources are available for comment until Friday, Jan. 13, on the university policies website.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Security awareness OUCH! newsletter

The OUCH! newsletter from SANS highlights a security awareness topic each month. The December issue discusses secure disposal of mobile devices, very timely for the holiday season when friends and family (or even you!) may receive a new device.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Security awareness OUCH! newsletter

The OUCH! newsletter from SANS highlights a security awareness topic each month. The December issue discusses secure disposal of mobile devices, very timely for the holiday season when friends and family (or even you!) may receive a new device.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Environmental Ethics project proposal presentations

The Environmental Science class will present their project proposals developed during their service learning class from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Dec. 12, in the auditorium, CEEE.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Application is open for students to attend MBLGTACC

The LGBT* Center is accepting applications from students who are interested in attending the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference in Chicago Friday to Sunday, Feb. 17-19. Students selected to attend with the LGBT* Center delegation will need to pay $100 towards the trip and the cost of their meals. Applications are open until Friday, Dec. 16 on the LGBT* Center's website.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
De-Stress Days

Student Wellness Services will hold De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 12-14, in the lobby and Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Activities include mini massages, hot chocolate and tea, walk the labyrinth, coloring, puppies and more.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Student Wellness Services director candidates open forums

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Student Wellness Services candidates at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Dec. 13-15, in the State College Room, MAU. The candidates' resumes and online feedback form are located on the Student Wellness Director Search website.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Student Wellness Services director candidates open forums

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Student Wellness Services candidates at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Dec. 13-15, in the State College Room, MAU. The candidates' resumes and online feedback form are located on the Student Wellness Director Search website.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Supply Chain Forum

UNIBusiness will host the 2017 John Deere Supply Chain Forum for students, faculty and area business professionals from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, COM. The free conference is an industry-academic partnership, designed to give supply chain professionals and UNI faculty and students an opportunity to join together to share industry best practices and network. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 10. For more information, visit the UNIBusiness website.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Rod Library fall semester finals hours

Library hours for Wednesday through Tuesday, Dec. 7-13, are extended hours. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Rod Library fall semester finals hours

Library hours for Wednesday through Tuesday, Dec. 7-13, are extended hours. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
DOR Inclusive Communities Team presents 'Stop the Hate'

The DOR Inclusive Communities Team will present "Stop the Hate" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the west lounge, TOW. "Stop the Hate" is a national program that educates on the impact that hate and bias can have on college campuses. With recent events on campuses across the country regarding inclusion and intolerance, educating our students on how to spot and confront instances of hate and bias is needed more than ever.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
DOR Inclusive Communities Team presents 'Stop the Hate'

The DOR Inclusive Communities Team will present "Stop the Hate" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the west lounge, TOW. "Stop the Hate" is a national program that educates on the impact that hate and bias can have on college campuses. With recent events on campuses across the country regarding inclusion and intolerance, educating our students on how to spot and confront instances of hate and bias is needed more than ever.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Sandi Patty at Gallagher Bluedorn

From mastering the American Songbook to getting rave reviews on Broadway, this vocalist has done everything. Now, she’s sticking to her Christian roots for one last Christmas tour. See vocalist Sandi Patty at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at GBPAC. For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
National Influenza Vaccination Week

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). NIVW was created by the CDC to encourage flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. According to the CDC, last season about 40 percent of those who were recommended to receive a flu shot had done so by the end of November. Use this week as a reminder to practice good health habits. Check out these flu prevention tips from the CDC.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You'll receive your photos afterward via Google Drive. The Office of University Relations is located in 125 East Bartlett.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You'll receive your photos afterward via Google Drive. The Office of University Relations is located in 125 East Bartlett.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Registration open for classroom technology workshops

Registration is now open for faculty who will teach in Schindler Education Center during the spring semester to learn the technologies in the new classrooms. Get hands-on experience before classes begin. Workshops will be offered Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6. The workshop calendar and registration information are available on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Registration open for Faculty Focus workshops

Register now for Faculty Focus workshops that will address supported learning technologies. Workshops have been added on accessibility, phishing and the Microsoft Surface Hub at Rod Library. Seating is limited. Workshops will be offered Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6. Visit the ITS website for the workshop calendar and registration information.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
International Programs newsletter

The latest edition of International Program’s newsletter is available online. Learn more about their recent activities and accolades.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
International Programs newsletter

The latest edition of International Program’s newsletter is available online. Learn more about their recent activities and accolades.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
New hire paperwork going mobile

The Office of Career Services is offering a mobile service for new employee paperwork. Supervisors orientating five or more new employees can schedule a time for our staff to meet in individual departmental offices; we will process I-9's and assist with additional new-hire inquiries. Contact Katie Ledtje to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Math and science tutoring hours during finals

The Academic Learning Center's math and science tutoring hours will change during finals week. Only walk-in tutoring will be available. Math and science tutoring hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 287 LIB; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 008 ITTC; 8 a.m., to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 008 ITTC; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14-15, 008 ITTC. For more information, view the tutoring calendar or contact Latricia Hylton at 319-273-6023.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
Math and science tutoring hours during finals

The Academic Learning Center's math and science tutoring hours will change during finals week. Only walk-in tutoring will be available. Math and science tutoring hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 287 LIB; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 008 ITTC; 8 a.m., to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 008 ITTC; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14-15, 008 ITTC. For more information, view the tutoring calendar or contact Latricia Hylton at 319-273-6023.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Open forums for Center for Multicultural Education director

Three finalists for the director of the Center for Multicultural Education have been scheduled to visit campus. The open forums will be from 2 to 2:40 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5; Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Thursday, Dec. 8, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. The candidates will begin each session with a 20-minute presentation on the CME’s role in increasing and welcoming diversity at UNI, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Barb Shepard retirement reception

Please join us in celebrating Barb Shepard's 31 years of service to UNI Recreation Services and Student Wellness Services at a reception at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the main lounge, WRC. Light refreshments will be served and a short program will take place at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
TIAA consultations

A TIAA consultant will visit UNI Wednesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 14-15, Jan. 11-12 and Jan. 25-26 to conduct 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 in advance for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Wheaton Session: Heart Disease Awareness

Staff from Wheaton Wellness Services will present "Heart Disease Awareness" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in 009 GIL. Participants will learn about what heart disease is, how it develops and prevention strategies. Their staff will help us learn about the risk factors of heart disease and preventative lifestyle changes. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Is it time to change from Blackboard?

In order to be transparent in the Learning Management System(LMS) review process, IT-ETMS has developed a website that will be kept up to date with the latest information on the review progress. Visit the Gathering Stakeholder Feedback page to provide input. For more information, email elearning@uni.edu or call Melanie Abbas at 319-273-6452.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Children's Cancer Connection/UNI Dance Marathon Babysitting Night

The Children's Cancer Connection and UNI Dance Marathon are partnering to host a Children's Holiday Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the multi-purpose room of the Cedar Falls Recreation Center. This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy a date night, a chance to get things done around the house or go Christmas shopping while volunteers from UNI Dance Marathon babysit free of charge. Drop off your children for a night of games, food, crafts and fun. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Canadian Brass at Gallagher Bluedorn

Experience your favorite Christmas music like you’ve never heard before with Canadian Brass at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in the GBPAC. This group, with their genre-bending versatility, has nearly single-handedly elevated the brass quintet to what it is today! For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Policy available for comment

Review Policy 8.03 Naming of Buildings and Facilities is available for comment on the policies website.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
2017 renewals of cell phone and data access allowances

The Cell Phone and Data Access policy requires employees receiving cell phone and data access allowances to have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office of Business Operations website for the 2017 form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be received in OBO by Friday, Jan. 6, to receive the allowance on the January payroll. The new 2017 form must be used.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Mental Health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

John Degroote will present "Activities of and Technical Computing Support Opportunities from the GeoTree Center" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in 287 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. For more information, visit the Graduate College website.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Yule Ball: It's a Masquerade!

The UNI Harry Potter Club presents the Yule Masquerade Ball from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Admission is free and open to the university community. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
CROW Forum

Jolene Zigarovich, languages and literatures, will present "Trans-ing the Gothic: How Trans Plots, Genres and Characters Trouble the Gothic Novel." at noon, Monday, Dec. 5, in 287 LIB.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Antique Word Games

Play antique word games with Rod Library from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Special Collections and University Archives collection. Historical word games, including Fictionary, “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral," Doublets, Authors, and a few thousand-year-old, Anglo-Saxon riddles. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Take your favorite UNI cookie dough home for the holidays

Purchase your favorite UNI cookie dough made on campus at Fresh Beginnings to take home and enjoy with your loved ones this holiday season. Assorted flavors of cookie dough in one pound and 3.5 pound tubs, as well as icing, will be available Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 15, at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's and the Food Court, MAU.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Final flu shot clinic

The final flu shot clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in SHC. The supply is limited and when depleted, there will be no more available this year.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Today is #GivingTuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday and YOU can make a difference at UNI. #GivingTuesday is a national day of philanthropy, and UNI has joined over 45,000 other organizations in this effort. Please consider being part of #GivingTuesday by making your gift online.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
First Friday: Holidays Around the World

First Friday will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Activities include frosting cookies, painting a pot and visiting with friends. Bring a donation, decorate a stocking and fill it for a serving military member. Learn about holidays and religions around the world. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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