Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
Grill out at Maucker Union

Join us each Friday in June from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cookout! Dining Services will move operations from inside the food court to outside Maucker Union. They will serve a rotating menu of grilled favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken sandwiches, sides and beverages. In case of inclement weather, grilling will take place inside the food court.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
2016-17 Artist Series tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2016-2017 Gallagher Bluedorn Artist Series are now on sale. Get tickets for great acts such as Ronnie Milsap, Pippin, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, and many more! Visit the GBPAC website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
Rod Library's new OneSearch!

Rod Library’s new search box for books, articles and journals is now live. OneSearch! offers improved ways of narrowing search results and more. Questions? Use the Ask Us! chat, email or phone number.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
West 31st Street construction closure

Effective Monday, June 6, West 31st Street at the intersection with Hudson Road, is closed due to construction activities related to the Southwest Campus Storm Water Management project. This construction closure will remain in place until Monday, Aug. 1. Through traffic on West 31st Street between Ohio Street and Hudson Road will not be available during the construction closure.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
UNI Food Box Program

Subscribe to a weekly delivery of fresh, locally-grown food, delivered right to Gilchrist! You can sign up using a PayPal account, and you can cancel or postpone your subscription at any time. Pick up your weekly deliveries in Room 007 between 4-5 p.m. each Friday. Questions: Contact Jodie Huegerich

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
UNI Alumni Travel Showcase

The Alumni Association will showcase the 2016-17 travel packages with Humble Travel and Go Next from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 9, in the ScholarSpace on the second floor of Rod Library. Travel professionals who have experienced these destinations will be available to answer questions; get a sneak peek into the 13 trips planned for 2017. Tour information, beverages, snacks and giveaways will be provided. Visit Panther Tours for more information. There is no charge, but RSVPs are requested. Family and friends are welcome.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Identity theft resolution services

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers additional resources for identity theft. Services are able to assist employees at the inception of a fraud-related emergency. For more information, see the Identity Theft Resolution Services on the Human Resource Services Web page.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market starts Thursday, June 2. Market hours are 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the corner of 22nd and College Street. There will be live music, and La Calle will have hot food available for purchase. Visit the market and get a customer rewards card; like us on Facebook for weekly updates on produce, vendors and entertainment.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Community Engagement database deadline

The new system for inputting community engagement activities is now open. Please input community engagement activities for this academic year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) by Wednesday, June 1. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
CETL/ITS-ET summer workshops

Looking for classroom strategies for group work, quick classroom assessment and grading, surveying, building community and more? Sign up for the High Tech/Low Tech workshops from Monday, June 6, to Wednesday, June 8. You choose the sessions you want to attend; register at

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, May 31 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Friday, May 27.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Parking Deck closure

The Multimodal Parking Deck is scheduled to be closed beginning at 6 a.m., Thursday, May 26, through Friday, May 27, for the annual power washing. The surface parking “B” lot adjacent to the parking deck will remain open.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Janet Paul named director of dining services

Janet Paul has been named director of dining services. She will oversee residential dining, retail operations and catering services. She has more than 20 years of experience in university food service management as well as involvement in the National Association of College and University Food Service, including having served as both regional and national president of NACUFS. Paul will join UNI effective July 1.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Eat on campus this summer

Open for business! This summer, Chats, Essentials and the Food Court in Maucker Union, along with Biscotti's and Piazza in Redeker Center will be open with limited hours to serve those on campus. Hours vary by day and location.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Library hours for Memorial Day holiday

Rod Library hours for the Memorial Day holiday are posted on the library website. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until 10 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, May 17, 2016
High Tech/Low Tech Workshops

Want to explore different ways of engaging your students in the classroom? Sign up for "High Tech/Low Tech: Tools that Work for You" June 6 to 8. For full descriptions of the sessions and to sign up, visit the ITS website. Sign up for one or all sessions.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Dell catalog available through iProcurement

The Dell catalog is now available through Oracle iProcurement for all Dell purchases. The catalog lists standard configurations approved by Information Technology Services in coordination with the Regent institutions. If you need help accessing the Dell catalog through iProcurement, contact Molly Ungs or call 273-6448. If you have laptop, desktop or monitor needs above and beyond these standard configurations, contact the Information Technology Services Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555 or via email at to start the request process. As of May 12, 2016, the stand-alone Dell premier website is no longer available for orders.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Retirement reception for LaDene Bowen

The Institute for Decision Making (IDM) will host a retirement reception for LaDene Bowen from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, on the second floor of the BCS building. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Bender and Dancer exterior concrete work

Work began Monday, May 16, to remove and replace the sidewalk of the Bender and Dancer plaza. The project should be completed by July 1 and is not accessible during construction. Call 273-4400 or 273-3126 for more information.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Check out the 'Panther Minute'

The debut edition of the new "Panther Minute" video series has been uploaded to the university's YouTube channel. The video series will showcase highlights from activities and events from around campus all year round.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Burst Your Thirst challenge

Employee Well-being invites employees to participate in the Burst Your Thirst Challenge (BYT), from Monday, June 13, to Friday, July 22. The challenge focuses on teams of two to 10 individuals engaging in competition to track water consumption and minutes of physical activity to move up the leaderboard. UNI Employee Well-being will support the effort by providing weekly emails and opportunities for participants to winincentive prizes. Registration opened Monday, May 16; to register your team with UNI, use the Group ID: LHIUNI. Questions can be directed to Employee Well-being.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
UNI-NCBI: Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, in the University Room, MAU. More than a workshop, this is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Participants must be able to attend the full day. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is free. For more information, visit the provost website.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Bike to Work Week

Cedar Valley’s Bike to Work Week is May 16 to 20. In the spirit of this week, UNI Employee Well-being encourages employees to show us being active. Individuals that post a picture of themselves biking to work this week will be entered in a drawing for an incentive prize. Submissions should be added to the “Employee Well-being” Facebook page or emailed to Employee Well-being by Sunday, May 22; winners will be announced the following week.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Retirement reception for Jean Neibauer

The Office of Academic Advising invites the university community to a retirement reception for Jean Neibauer from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in 009 GIL. Comments will be at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CAC north plaza entrance closed

The Communication Arts Center north plaza entrance will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 10. The concrete sidewalk, paving, curb and gutter will be removed. Patrons should use the southeast entrance to the building. The work should be completed by fall 2016. For more information, call 273-4400.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Dealing with Racist and Other Inappropriate Comments in the Classroom

Facilitators Stephanie Logan, Victoria DeFrancisco, Susan Hill and Karen Mitchell will present a workshop on "Dealing With Racist and Other Inappropriate Comments in the Classroom" from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in 301 LIB (ScholarSpace). This workshop focuses on how to handle inappropriate comments and microagressions, as well as building respectful classroom communities. Register in advance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Ebiz FIN functions changing

Purchasing functions included in the FIN responsibility (requisitions, requisition summary, purchase order summary and receiving) will be removed from those responsibilities on Monday, May 16. If you use these functions, including approving requisitions, you should request the new UNI Purchasing User responsibility. Visit the Purchasing tab on the OBO website for additional information. Questions can be directed to James Tanzosch at 273-5811.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Kristine De Welde lecture

Kristine De Welde will present “The Equity and Inclusion Imperative: Moving the Needle at UNI” at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13, in 301 LIB (ScholarSpace). De Welde is associate dean and associate professor of sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is co-editor of "Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Update to UNI's smoking policy and tobacco cessation session

UNI has approved an update to its smoking policy. Campus is now tobacco free, not just smoke free, which means no smoking, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes. The policy applies to walkways and sidewalks adjacent to city streets that adjoin university property, including the grass areas between the sidewalk and street. A map will be posted to the policy website soon. Join Pathways on May 18 for an informational session on the effects of tobacco on the body, the health risks associated with tobacco usage, how addiction is created and maintained, cost of tobacco products and ways to help quite smoking, along with how Quitline Iowa can benefit those looking to quite tobacco usage. Register in advance for the 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. session.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Inside UNI summer schedule

Inside UNI will be published during the summer each Tuesday beginning May 10. The deadline for submitting announcements is noon on Monday. The student edition of Inside UNI will not be published during the summer.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Correction for summer office hours

Summer office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will begin Monday, May 9, and will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 12. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff. The previous announcement indicated an end date of Friday, Aug. 19.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Reception for Sue Jordan

The university community is invited to a reception celebrating Sue Jordan's many years of service to UNI from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Contact Susan Hill for more information.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Fraternity life at UNI

The first edition of the IFC Quarterly is available. Fraternity members are active in university organizations and perform community service. Check out the newsletter to learn more about their activities.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
GRE preparation courses

The Academic Learning Center will offer intensive preparation courses for GRE quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, May 16. Fall courses from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays will begin Tuesday, Aug. 30. See the GRE prep page on the Continuing Education website for the full schedule, fees and registration information.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Farewell reception for Josh Sankey

The Office of Academic Advising invites the university community to a farewell reception for Joshua Sankey from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, May 6, in 009 GIL.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
State Fair volunteers needed

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Panther Pick Up

Panther Pick Up will be from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 5, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 6. Trucks will be situated between Shull and Rider Halls, the northwest corner of Campbell Hall and near the Towers. Donate usable items such as running shoes, mattresses, furniture, books, clothing and more. Please consider donating your unwanted items to those in need in our community. Think twice before tossing your items in the dumpsters!