Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
2017 fall reading group

Join us for the 2017 fall reading group. We will be reading "Teach Students How to Learn." The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m., each Thursday starting in September. Register online by Friday, Sept. 8.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
2017 Fall Faculty Workshop

Information for the Fall Faculty Workshop, including PowerPoint slides, handouts and a recording of the workshop, is available on the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
UNI ScholarWorks receives more than 200,000 downloads

UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository, has reached 200,000 downloads. UNI ScholarWorks highlights UNI faculty, staff and student success by collecting, preserving and making digital research and scholarly output more accessible. Items can now be discovered and viewed all over the world. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Rod Library Labor Day weekend hours

The library hours for the Labor Day weekend are available on the library’s website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Discounted tickets for WWE Live event

WWE Live, featuring Bobby Roode, will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, in the McLeod Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for faculty and staff. Contact the UNItix outlets at 273-4849 or 1-877-216-3663 for details and locations for seating.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Rainbow Reception

This year's welcome back celebration for the LGBTQ+ community will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, in GBPAC. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Thank you from the Department of Residence

The Department of Residence would like to thank the campus community for their support during move-in. From Move-in Crew to Late Night Breakfast Bingo and the many UNI Now events that followed, we're very grateful for all of the time, effort and energy that was put into making our students feel welcomed to campus. It takes a village. Looking forward to a great 2017-18 academic year!

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

A Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 287 LIB. Pavel Lukashev will present "Tuning Magnetic Properties of Heusler Alloys."

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Freezer meal prep class

Employee Well-being will host a freezer meal prep class led by Lisa Krausman and Juli Strasser from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Expansion kitchens, MAU. For a complete description of this class, visit the HRS website. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
TIAA individual consultant

A TIAA consultant will be visiting UNI Sept. 13,14, 27 and 28 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 online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Volunteer Fair

The Volunteer Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Old Central Ballrom, MAU. Network with local nonprofit organizations, find volunteer experiences and enter to win $15 dining dollars.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Request a sexual assault prevention presentation

UNI’s advocate services are now provided by Riverview Center. OCEM and Riverview are working together to raise awareness to prevent and end sexual assaults on our campus. Help us by requesting a sexual assault-related presentation for your department, organization or class.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Retirement reception for Greg Gerjerts

Business and Community Services will host a reception to honor Greg Gerjerts from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, in 30 BCS. Greg is retiring after 23 years of service at UNI. There will be remarks at 4 p.m. Please join us in wishing Greg a happy retirement.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
SIS Academic Advising Notes Workshop

This workshop is required for access to view or add notes in Advisor/Student Services Center. The next workshop for new users will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Michele Peck.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated undergraduate students from first generation and low-income backgrounds, or those from populations underrepresented in graduate programs, to help them prepare for admittance to Ph.D. programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre announces auditions for "In Real Life"

Auditions for "In Real Life" will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29-30, in 040 LNG. "In Real Life" is adapted from Doctorow and Wang’s graphic novel. No preparation is necessary but dress for movement.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
Self-defense for women

The Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a self-defense program that includes topics in personal safety, awareness of environment and risk prevention. Registration is now open. The cost is $25 and due the first night of class. Separate classes are available for residence hall houses and sororities. For more information, contact Stacy Davis.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Fit Class Pass registration open

Registration is open for the Fit Class Pass. The cost is $50 for students and $60 for employees to attend all the fitness classes you want during the fall semester. Choose from more than 75 different classes taught by certified instructors. There is something for every fitness level.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Bash in the Stacks

Rod Library will host Bash in the Stacks from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. Check out the library, play games, eat popcorn, be loud and meet your fellow Panthers. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Send your students to a Kaleidoscope performance

Encourage your students and classes to experience a Kaleidoscope performance of Chicken Dance, Sept. 25 or 26, with area students. Perfect for elementary and early childhood majors in connecting literature with the performing arts. This experience is free, but advanced RSVP is required. For more information, visit the Kaleidoscope: Chicken Dance webpage.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Merit timecard coding training

Additional merit timecard coding changes training is available Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 23 and 24,for employees and supervisors affected by the July 1merit rule changes. Focus is on what hour types count towards overtime, coding when working a holiday and compensatory time balance maximums and payouts. Training questions can be directed to Linda Gruetzmacher.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Driver’s license validation required

Employees driving on university business must have their driver’s license validated each semester. If your license has not been validated since Tuesday, Aug. 1, call Motor Pool at 273-2610 before driving on university business.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Summer Fellowship for 2018

Application cover sheets and instructions for applying for a 2018 Summer Fellowship are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

The application, cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment for the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
5th Annual UNI Harvest Festival

The UNI Panther Plot Student Garden will host the UNI Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. The festival will feature free food and music as well as highlight the work of students. A number of groups from across UNI will be participating and highlighting their sustainability and food related efforts. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
Military and veteran students welcome back open house

There will be a welcome back open house for military and veteran students and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Veterans Center, MAU. Important resources will be available. Ask questions, find resources and enjoy light snacks.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
Art Exhibition: "In Good Time," Photographs by Doug DuBois

An exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York and Hermés Foundation, Paris and curated by Cory Jacobs will be on display from Aug. 21 to Oct 30 in the Gallery of Art. At 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in 111 KAB, artist Doug DuBois will present a lecture about his work. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation for students enrolled in on-campus programs will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
Solar eclipse viewing party

A solar eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 21. The campus will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNI-STEM and the Iowa Academy of Science will host a solar eclipse party where the eclipse can be safely viewed. For more information, visit the earth science website.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
Security Awareness: Are you practicing safe social networking?

Who else is online? Social media sites are not well-monitored playgrounds with protectors watching over you to ensure your safety. When you use social media, do you think about who might be using it besides your friends and connections? Some of the other users you may encounter are listed at EDUCAUSEreview.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
Clients sought for courses in workplace communication

Fall 2017 courses in workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact Adrienne Lamberti adrienne.lamberti@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
Renew your 2017-18 Wellness/Recreation Center annual pass

It is time to renew your Wellness/Recreation Center annual pass for 2017-18. Sign-up online through MyUniverse or visit the Recreation Services website. For more information, contact Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
FY18 annual budget approved

The FY18 annual operating budget was approved at the August Board of Regents meeting. The budget book is available for viewing at MyUniverse/Reporting/Online Reports. For more information, contact the budget office at 273-7498.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
Host families needed for visitors from Brazil

The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking six or seven host families for thirteen students and two chaperones Aug. 26 and 27. The group is from Gammon Presbyterian Institute in Lavras, Brazil, and will visit UNI for a four-week English language course. There will be a host day for students to experience Iowa hospitality from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27. A stipend will be provided to help cover the cost of meals. Background checks will be required as the students are minors. For more information, contact Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
SIS Academic Advising Notes Workshop

The next workshop for new users will be from 10:30 to 11: 30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30. This is required to gain access to Advising Notes in Advisor/Student Services Center. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Michele Peck.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
Phone system service outage and upgrade

A university-wide phone system upgrade is scheduled from 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, to 2:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11. There will be periods when the phone system or components such as voicemail are unavailable. Outbound calling service will not be affected until 8:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug 10. The phone numbers for UNI Police, 273-2712 and 273-4000, will remain operational. For more information, contact Aaron Howard.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
Changes to WFfi security certificate

Information Technology will install a new and updated security certificate for the WiFi-UNI and eduroam wireless networks on campus at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. This is necessary to ensure continued secure connections for UNI students and employees. For information, please read this detailed announcement.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
TIAA individual consultant

A TIAA consultant will be on campus Aug. 9, 10, 23, 24, 28 and 29 for one-on-one counseling sessions. Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
Upcoming changes to voicemail retention periods

Information Technology will be changing the amount of time voicemail messages are retained in the UNI Voicemail System Wednesday, Aug. 2. For more information, visit the IT website. Existing messages will not be affected. Contact the IT Service Desk with questions or concerns at 273-5555 or servicedesk@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
2017 Fall Faculty Workshop: The Transparency Project

The Transparency Project, an award-winning national education development and research project that helps faculty implement a transparent teaching framework that promotes success for all students, will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. For more information and to register, visit the CETL website.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
Clients sought for courses in workplace communication

Fall 2017 courses in workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact Adrienne Lamberti.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
Faculty studies available

Faculty studies are available for fall and spring semester in Rod Library for full-time tenured and tenure track faculty and emeritus faculty members. Review policies and apply by Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information, call Susan Basye or Connie Van Dyke at 273-2737.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
Jenny Hansmann retirement reception

There will be a retirement reception for Jenny Hansmann at 3 p.m., Friday, July 28, in 122 LNG. A short program will occur at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
Janice Rogers retirement

Join us in wishing Janice Rogers a happy retirement. Jan has dedicated nearly 40 years of service to UNI, primarily to payroll, and will retire Friday, Aug. 4. Following her retirement, departments should contact Linda Gruetzmacher with questions regarding international visitors or employees.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
Order 2017-18 parking permits online

Parking permits can be ordered online now through 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15. This is also the deadline for permanent faculty and staff to choose the pre-tax monthly payroll-deduction payment option for the permit fee. This option applies to the G, Gm, A and B permits. You can purchase both a regular vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit, if needed. Permit sales at the parking window, 030 GIL, will begin Tuesday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
Free samples at the College Hill Farmers Market

Join us at the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 27. Julie Grunklee, Good Food Connections blogger, will provide a recipe with fresh produce. The Tea Cellar will provide free samples of tea.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
The solution to summer heat: water, rest and shade

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. With high summer temperatures expected this week, the Environmental Health and Safety Office would like to remind everyone to stay safe in the heat. Heat related first aid information can be found on the OSHA website.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Final Wildflower Walk

Take a walk with Laura Jackson for the final Wildflower Walk from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 19. Participants should meet in front of the fountain, MAU. For more information, visit the HRS Latest News and Events.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Sidewalk closing east side of ITTC

The sidewalk on the east side of ITTC will be closed Tuesday, July 18, through Monday, July 31, to install new storm sewer. Wet weather could delay completion of the work. The east entrance of ITTC will remain open as the accessible route into the building. For more information, call Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Symposium

The McNair Scholars Summer Research Symposium will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug. 4, in the CME. The symposium will feature UNI students from several disciplines who will present their undergraduate research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website (https://web.uni.edu/mcnair/about).

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