Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement

Do you know how you’ll pay yourself in retirement? There are many considerations, including tax implications, that can affect your income. TIAA’s workshop leader will help you understand the basic rules governing most common retirement accounts, gain perspective on when to withdraw different assets and help you discover income choices offered by TIAA. Sessions will be at 3 and 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11, and noon, Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the State College Room, MAU. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
CROW Forum

The next Current Research On Women and Gender (CROW) Forum will be at noon, Monday, Dec. 4, in 287 LIB. Joyce Milambiling will present "Perils of Passion in 1918: The Letters of Helen Schrechter."

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Take your favorite UNI cookie dough home for the holidays

Purchase UNI cookie dough made at Fresh Beginnings to take home this holiday season. Assorted flavors in one pound and 3.5 pound tubs will be available Thursday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 15, at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's and Maucker Union Food Court.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Rod Library hours during finals week

The library hours during finals week are available on the library website.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Run-off election voting

Gilchrist Hall has been designated as a polling location for the Tuesday, Dec. 5, run-off election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only. Questions can be directed to Joe Tyler at 273-2712.

There is a run-off election for a Cedar Falls City Council at-large seat from 7 a.m. to  8 p.m. The candidates are Rob Green and Leann Saul. 
Below are the polling locations for where most students live.

Ward 2, Precinct 1 (The Quarters, Hillcrest, Gold Falls Villa): United Church of Christ, 9204 University Avenue

Ward 2, Precinct 2 (Hillside-Jennings, ROTH): Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 400 Hudson Rd

Ward 3, Precinct 3 (Campbell, the Towers, UNI-Dome area): University Book and Supply, 1009 W 27th St

Ward 4, Precinct 2 (College Hill Area, University Manor, Hidden Valley): Hearst Center, 304 Seerley Boulevard

Ward 4, Precinct 3 (the Quad, Lawther, Panther Village): Gilchrist Hall, Dakota St (On Campus)

If someone does not live in one of these precincts, they can find their location using this link:

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
2018 Annual Open Enrollment period ends Nov. 30

The 2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period ends at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective Jan. 1. Late enrollments will not be accepted. For more information about Open Enrollment and a complete list of steps to take, visit the Open Enrollment website.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
UNI Red Cross Club blood drive

The UNI Red Cross Club will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the WRC. Donate one pint of blood and you'll receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver's custard. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the Red Cross website to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors can save up to 15 minutes by using RapidPass. For more information, visit the Rapid Pass webpage.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Holiday pottery sale

Find the perfect gifts for all your holiday needs, handmade by UNI ceramics students and faculty, at the holiday pottery sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in 126 KAB.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Christmas traditions in the one-room school

Join us from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center School for singing Christmas carols, decorating and eating cookies, and learning crafts to create vintage holiday ornaments and decorations.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a Dec. 2017 or May 2018 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $12,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The UNI application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Faculty Focus Interim Technology Workshops

The Faculty Focus instructional technology workshop schedule for Jan. 2-5 is now available. Workshops address the majority of supported learning technologies available and are each one hour in length. For details and to access online registration, visit the faculty workshop calendar.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

With the end of the semester approaching, it’s time to start finalizing grades. Our instructional designers are here to help with any issues, concerns or questions related to Blackboard Grade Center. Consultation requests can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
East Bartlett Courtyard sidewalk closure

Sod will be removed and reinstalled along the east side of the sidewalk of the East Bartlett Courtyard Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, weather permitting. The sidewalk and building entrance will be closed except for emergency use during this time. For more information, call Facilities Management at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
LGBT(ea) Time: A P(r)EP talk on LGBTQ+ Sexual Health

As part of World Aids Day, there will be an informative talk and discussion on HIV/AIDS sexual health matters within the LGBTQ+ community at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, in the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Thesis and dissertation formatting workshop

James Dietrich, geography, will facilitate a workshop about thesis and dissertation formatting from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, in 301 LIB. Discussion topics include setting up Zotero, a reference manager; leveraging Microsoft Word's built-in features, such as automatic table of contents generation, figure and table captioning, footnotes and in-text citations; and building your front matter, such as title pages, signatures pages, table of contents, and lists of tables and figures. All non-thesis and thesis graduate students and faculty are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
CETL spring reading group

Join the CETL for one of the 2018 spring reading groups. We will be reading "Teaching for Learning: Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success." For more information about the reading group and registration, visit the Eventbrite website.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
Holiday youth soccer camp

There will be a holiday soccer camp for boys and girls age six to 12 from 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 27-28, in the UNI-Dome. The fee is $50 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, visit Bruce Erickson Soccer Camps.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
The UNI-NASA Connection

Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, former NASA Space Station flight director, will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Elm Room, MAU. He will talk about how researchers can connect with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and NASA. Topics include how the ISGC supports research for faculty in Iowa; how to collaborate with NASA on research related to STEM areas; how to connect, interact and collaborate with NASA; and available grant opportunities.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
2018 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 links to the policy, allowance form and FAQs. Authorizations must be received in Business Operations by Thursday, Nov. 30, to receive the allowance on the January payroll.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
McNair Scholars Program dress for success professional clothing drive

The McNair Scholars Program is having a professional clothing drive. Donations of new or gently worn adult women's and men's business casual and professional clothes of all sizes will be accepted. The Clothes Closet will offer free professional clothes for students in need as they transition into the professional world. Donations can be dropped off at the Honors Cottage beginning Friday, Dec. 1, or contact Juana Hollingsworth to make arrangements for pick up.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
1999 Ford F150 2WD pickup available for purchase at

This pickup was used on campus for small deliveries. It has 129,178 miles as of July 2017, the odometer is not working, it is very rusted and rough, and the rear spring shackles are rusted and broken. For more information, visit Public Surplus.

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
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
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
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
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
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, 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 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.

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
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
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 ( 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.