Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
New notification in Ebiz

Procurement Services has created a notification in ebiz to remind users they have a PO to receive against. Timely receipt of invoices allows suppliers to be paid more promptly. The notification is determined by the “need by date” entered when the requisition was completed. If you receive a notification to “Confirm Receipt of Order” and you have the items click “Receive." If you have not physically received the items, check the box “Not Received” and the workflow will be routed to the buyer for analysis. If you are unsure or have questions, contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
House available for rent to faculty/staff

A university-owned house at 8712 University Avenue is available for rent to faculty or staff. The house is a three bedroom ranch with and one and a half bathrooms on a one-acre property. There is approximately 1,600 square feet of living space. The rent is $1,070 per month. For more information, contact Tony Hanson at 273-3126 or Brian Looby at 273-2866.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Summer office hours ending

Effective Monday, Aug. 15, university offices will resume normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Register for the Fall Faculty Workshop

The 2016 Fall Faculty Workshop, "Culturally Inclusive Classrooms, In All Our Disciplines, For All Our Students," will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Please register online; lunch is included. For more information, contact Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Charting Your Course: A financial guide for women

TIAA will host a seminar from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Elm Room, MAU. All are welcome. Call 800-732-8353 to register. Employees will also receive an email invitation with registration information. Space is limited to 50 participants.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Multi-functional device available

Available on a first come basis is a Ricoh multi-functional device for departmental usage at no cost. The device was purchased in 2013. A maintenance agreement is available for transfer or can be canceled. Email Kelly Flege in Finance and Operations or call 273-3420 to learn more or express interest.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Credit/debit system down at retail locations this week

Department of Residence retail locations are currently unable to accept credit/debit card payments due to preventative system maintenance and should be operational beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 15. Payroll deduct for purchases is available or there are ATMs located outside of Biscotti's in Redeker Center and Veridian in Maucker Union. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Final call for State Fair volunteers

Volunteers are still needed for multiple shifts at the UNI booth at the Iowa State Fair. Open shifts are as follows: 1 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12; and 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 11, 13 and 21. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Jess Betts.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Food box presentation

Lisa Krausman, dining services, will present information about the UNI Local Food Box CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, in 007/009 GIL. She will talk about the food items that are provided in the food box and how to prepare a meal with fresh, local ingredients. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Registration for Faculty Focus Technology Workshops

IT-Educational Technology and Media Services will host Faculty Focus workshops Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 9 to 19. The workshops will address Bb Learn 9 features and other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. View the workshop calendar and registration information at the ITS website.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
International Friendship Program accepting host family applications

The International Friendship Program fosters meaningful relationships between UNI students and local families in the community. Families volunteer to spend time with an international student as a way to learn about the student's country and to build friendships through family meals, shopping or by attending local events. To apply, please complete the family application or contact Pramod Sarin with questions.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Order your 2016-17 parking permit

Parking permits can be ordered via https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx [1]. Permits will be processed in August. If applicable, you can purchase a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit on the same application. License plate and vehicle information can also be entered into the application. The online application will close at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll deduction payment option for their parking permit fee. This option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permit types.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Wellness/Recreation Center pass 2016-17

Purchase or renew your 2016-17 Wellness/Recreation Center pass now. Online sign-up is available through MyUniverse. If you have questions, please contact Recreation Services at 319-273-6275.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016
Be part of the conversation on recent tragedies

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Listening Session on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Great Reading Room. Attendees will begin the conversation on how we on this campus process recent tragedies from across the globe and their meanings to us individually and collectively.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Farewell open house for Mark Rowe-Barth

Please join us from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Student Health Center to celebrate Mark’s work at UNI and wish him the best as the director of student wellness at Iowa State University.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Safety on the Cedar Valley trails

Due to the recent reported incidents on the Cedar Valley recreational trails, the UNI Police are encouraging people to remain alert and report suspicious behavior to 911 or 291-2515 for non-emergencies.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Student Employment Best Practices Training

The Office of Career Services will offer a second session of Student Employment Best Practices Training from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Rod Library. The training is for anyone who works with student employees. Topics include university policy reminders, clarification on the new hiring paperwork process and information on student health insurance and whether or not your students qualify. A best practices open session will follow the training. RSVP to Katie Ledtje by Friday, July 29.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Laser cartridge

KAHHS (formerly HPELS) has a new HP 61X laser cartridge for anyone who can use it. The packaging has been opened, but the cartridge has not been used. For more information, contact Karen Peterson at 273-2654.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
Abandoned bicycle roundup

The UNI Police Division collected a number of bicycles on June 8. If you think your bike might be among those collected, stop by 30 GIL or call UNI Police at 273-2712 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need to provide the make, model, color, serial number and location where you last parked the bicycle. A $5 impoundment fee will be assessed for retrieval. Unclaimed bikes will be sold by the university during the fall semester.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
G/GM parking permit lottery for 2016-17

Names are being accepted for the 24 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist parking lot and the 31 spaces in the Multi-Modal Transportation Center. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22. Requests can be made using the online parking permit application or in written form to the Department of Public Safety. Written requests should include your name, campus address and area of interest (Gilchrist or Multimodal). Unsold G and GM permits at the beginning of the fall semester can be sold to students. The yearly G permit price is $422.40 and the Gm permit price is $435.60. Eligible persons (permanent employees) interested in choosing the 12 month pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available between July 27 & August 15 to receive notification of their status and to purchase their permit. The online parking permit application does qualify as a purchase option. Please call (319) 273-2710 if you have questions about this permit option.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
Doug Jensen retirement reception

Doug Jensen is retiring after 27 years of service to the university. A reception will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
Order your 2016-17 parking permit

Parking permits can be ordered via https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx [1]. Permits will be processed in August. If applicable, you can purchase a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit on the same application. License plate and vehicle information can also be entered into the application. The online application will close at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll deduction payment option for their parking permit fee. This option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permit types. Questions may be directed to (319) 273-2710

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
UNI Dance Marathon partners with the Waterloo Bucks

Join UNI Dance Marathon at the Waterloo Bucks baseball game on Friday, July 29. Tickets are $8, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Dance Marathon. Purchase tickets online; the deadline to order is Wednesday, July 20.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Volunteers still needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Volunteers are still needed for UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 21. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission in exchange for handing out UNI giveaways and interacting with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni. Contact Jess Betts with questions. Sign up today!

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Unusual computer screen popups

UNI computers have recently been hit with pop-up windows demanding a call to a toll-free number to repair "the damage." These popups are not legitimate and should not be followed. The incident should be reported to the IT Service Desk at 273-5555. For more information, visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/shutting-down-scammers-and-their-pop-ads.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Faculty and staff discounts for football tickets

UNI faculty and staff are eligible for a $15 discount on season tickets. The Panthers home schedule includes Montana and reigning FCS champs North Dakota State. Full-price season tickets start at $69. Call 319-273-4849 to order.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
CDW-G catalog available through iProcurement

The CDW-G catalog is now available through Oracle iProcurement. The catalog provides IT Peripheral products available for purchase. After discussion with departmental IT staff, all IT Peripheral purchases should be made through iProcurement. Please contact Molly Ungs at 273-6448 with any questions.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30, 2016, must be reported. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Randy Pilkington at 273-6945. The completion deadline is Wednesday, July 13.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016
Outdoor Warning System testing

On Saturday, July 9, between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., the UNI Police will be testing the campus warning systems. Part of the test will include the outdoor warning sirens and the indoor emergency voice message system.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016
Lifelong University classes needed for fall

Lifelong University is seeking instructors to teach a course this fall. Courses are usually taught once a week for four consecutive weeks and are two hours for lifelong learners. Instructors will be paid $50 an hour and are able to create their own schedule. Courses will begin in September. Deadline for submission for class proposals will be Monday, Aug. 1. Contact Kelli McCarthy for more information.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
CIEP International Panther newsletter available

The latest edition of the CIEP International Panther newsletter is available. Read about international recruitment initiatives, current students, staff and alumni. 

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, July 5, Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Friday, July 1.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Cedar Valley Pedal Fest

The UNI Healthy Campus Coalition encourages employees and students to participate in the Cedar Valley Pedal Fest Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3. Both days will be filled with a multitude of bike rides for you and your family to choose from. For more information, visit the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau website.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
UNI Panther Nights at Waterloo and Cedar Rapids baseball games

UNI will host Panther Pride Nights at the Waterloo Bucks and Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball games in July. The Bucks game will be at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, July 16,
 at Riverfront Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Athletic Director David Harris will throw the first pitch. The Kernels game will be at 6:35 p.m., Friday, July 22, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Interim President Jim Wohlpart will throw the first pitch. UNI promotional items will be given to the first 500 people at each game. UNI employees and their family or guests can receive discounted gate admission. The deadline for tickets is July 9. To purchase $7 Bucks tickets, call 319-232-5633 or purchase online using promo code PANTHERPRIDE. To buy $8 Kernels tickets, call 319-363-3887 or purchase online.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Student Employment best practices training

The Office of Career Services will provide training for anyone working with student employees from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 15, in the Rod Library. Topics include university policy reminders, clarification on the new hiring paperwork process and information on student health insurance and whether or not your students qualify. A best practices open session will follow the training. RSVP to Katie Ledtje by Monday, July 11.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
Jennings Drive closure at bridge

Jennings Drive will be closed between the Business and Community Services building parking lot entrance and E Street beginning Tuesday, July 5, for pavement repairs at the Dry Run Creek bridge. The street will be close until Monday, Aug. 1, weather permitting. Contact Doug Lovejoy at 273-3043 for more information.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
The Starting Line, Why and How Retirement Saving Should Begin Now

TIAA will host a seminar from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 30, in 007/009 GIL. Call 800-732-8353 to register. Employees will receive an email invitation with registration and more details. Space is limited to 50 participants.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
UNI-NCBI Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Workshop

The UNI-NCBI leadership for Diversity Inclusion Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, in the University Room, MAU. This is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Instructor notification of class absences is available. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is free. For more information call 273-2519 or visit the provost's website.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Retirement open house

Rod Library invites the university community to a retirement reception for Gerry Peterson, Stan Lyle and Tom Kessler from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, in the ScholarSpace (Room 301), LIB. The retirees have requested no gifts; light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
New UNI director of admissions

After conducting a national search, Kara Hadley-Shakya has been hired as UNI's new director of admissions. Kara comes to UNI from Eastern Illinois University where she is serving as associate director of admissions for recruitment, campus visits and special events since March 2014 and interim director of admissions for the past six months. She will begin at UNI on Thursday, June 30.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
End of fiscal year receiving

Please remember to complete the receiving process in ebiz for all purchases when they arrive on campus. Thursday, July 7, is the last day to receive in ebiz for PO purchases, including iProcurement, delivered by Thursday, June 30. Refer to the end-of-year schedule for this and other deadlines. If you have any procurement questions, contact James Tanzosch or call 273-581.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Additive Manufacturing and Design Center open house

The Additive Manufacturing and Design Center will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at the Techworks Campus in Waterloo. Tours and demonstrations will be given every 30 minutes beginning at noon. The center is a collaborative effort of UNI's Metal Casting Center and Hawkeye Community College.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Gary Shontz retirement gathering

Gary Shontz, controller, will retire Thursday, June 30, after more than 40 years of service to the university. An informal recognition will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 30, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Remarks will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Chats and Maucker Union Food Court closed

Chats and Maucker Union Food Court will be closed Wednesday, June 22. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are encouraged to visit Biscotti's, Essentials or Piazza. Visit the DOR website for hours of operation. Be sure to stop by Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, for our final cookout of the summer.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
New marquee sign information meeting

A new university marquee sign is being installed in front of the Gallagher Bluedorn on University Avenue. The sign will be used to promote large-scale events to our external audiences. A campuswide meeting to discuss basics of the sign and how to request space is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 23, in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
Blue Zones Lunch and Learn

UNI's College of Business Administration and Human Resource Services is hosting the Blue Zones Project Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16, in the Curris Business Building, Room 3. Advanced registration is required.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016
The Starting Line, Why and How Retirement Saving Should Begin Now

TIAA will host a seminar from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 30, in Gilchrist Hall, Rooms 007/009. All are welcome to attend. To register for this event, call 800-732-8353. Employees will also receive an email invitation with registration and further details. Space is limited to 50 participants, so don't delay registering!

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016
New policies approved

Policy 3.19 Student Employment and Policy 13.17 Preparation and Service of Food & Beverage on Campus have been approved and posted on the UNI policies website.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
TIAA individual consulting

A TIAA consultant will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23; and Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 13, 14, 27 and 28, for one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: 1. Am I on track for retirement? 2. Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? 3. Is my current mix of investments appropriate? 4. How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call toll free 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
Campus wildflower walks

Join Laura Jackson for campus wildflower walks at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. Participants should meet at the fountain outside Maucker Union July 13 and 20; at the Campus Prairie Preserve July 27; and at the Campus Prairie south of ROTH Aug. 3.

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