Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Hire a personal trainer

Hire a personal trainer to help guide you through goal setting, tailored workouts, equipment use and exercise adherence. For more information, contact Dana Foster or visit the WRS website. There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 150 WRC.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Submit nominations for 2017 Student Leadership Awards

Each spring UNI recognizes outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. If you know of students, organizations or organization advisors that are deserving of recognition, nominate them for 2017 Student Leadership Awards. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations/applications open Tuesday, Jan. 17, and close Friday, Feb. 10. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for a list of awards and links to the nomination forms.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Training for SEAF preparers and student employee supervisors

The Office of Career Services will have a training session for SEAF preparers and student employee supervisors from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. The training will include the timeline for hiring students, the I-9 process and best practices for student employment. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Katie Ledtje by Friday, Jan. 13.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
PDF-based phishing scam

A PDF-based phishing attack is circulating, including at UNI. The email has the subject line "Assessment document" and the body contains a single PDF attachment that claims to be locked. A message reads: "PDF Secure File UNLOCK to Access File Content." Clicking on a link to unlock the document opens the PDF document using the computer's default viewer. A dialogue box then appears above the PDF prompting the user to input their email address and password.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Rod Library information for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

There will be no special loans during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. 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. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Deadline change for Inside UNI

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 17, issue of Inside UNI will be noon Friday, Jan. 13.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Security awareness - keep what's private private

Trust takes effort to build, yet it readily crumbles. When privacy and information security are compromised, trust is lost and everyone loses: the victims, surely, but also the institutions tasked with protecting their data. People can and should take specific steps to guard their information and maintain their privacy online. Read more at EDUCAUSEreview.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
2017 mileage reimbursement rates

New mileage reimbursement rates were effective Sunday, Jan. 1. The IRS business rate is $.53.5, the university rate is $.26.8 and the moving rate is $.17. For more information, email Christina Geweke or call 319-273-7505.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
UNI Dance Marathon Buffalo Wild Wings Giveback Month

Buffalo Wild Wings in Cedar Falls will host a Giveback Month for UNI Dance Marathon during January. Mention UNI Dance Marathon to your server and 10% of sales will be donated. Dine in and take out orders qualify.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Seventeen foods to incorporate into your New Year's resolutions

Join Lisa Krausman, dining services, for a food presentation from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, in 007/009 GIL. Participants will learn about 17 foods to incorporate into our diets that will help with New Year's resolutions. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Faculty and staff need to report lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, must be reported by Wednesday, Jan. 11. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Randy Pilkington.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Complimentary tickets to 'Uncommon Sense'

"Uncommon Sense," premiering Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22, GBPAC, is a project rooted in Iowa stories about families and communities affected by life on the autism spectrum. Institutions and individuals throughout Iowa and the Cedar Valley have contributed to the project to ensure everyone can see this performance. Request your complimentary tickets at https://uni.edu/uncommon-sense/tickets.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the State College Room, MAU. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. To register, contact Norman Ferguson.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts and Constructions

The second issue of the Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts and Constructions has been published. Doctoral students partnered with local teachers to publish papers in this peer-reviewed journal.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Auditions for 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Auditions for "Boys Will Be Boys," a show about the relationship between masculinity and violence, will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 12, in 040 LNG. For more information, email Ryan Courtney.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Little Mozart piano class for children

The Little Mozart piano class is for 4- to 5-year-olds to develop musical skills. Classes will be taught by UNI graduate students and begin Tuesday, Jan. 24. For more information, contact Heather Hamilton.

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
Clients sought for courses in workplace communication

Spring 2017 semester courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created. Materials may include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact Adrienne Lamberti. (adrienne.lamberti@uni.edu)

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
Athletics ticket packages on sale for holidays

Tickets have been reduced and bundled so you can treat yourself or your favorite Panther fan for the holidays. Choose from a basketball or wrestling package or one that includes a ticket from each sport. For more information, visit UNItix.

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
$5 wrestling tickets for faculty/staff night

All faculty and staff are eligible for a $5 ticket to the wrestling dual against Northern Illinois at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, WST. Tickets can be picked up at the McLeod ticket office or at the door.

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
Procurement Services December newsletter

The December issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is now available on the OBO web page. For more information, email James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
Kenny G at Gallagher Bluedorn

The King of Smooth Jazz is coming to Cedar Falls! See Kenny G in concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, GBPAC. Playing a mixture of Christmas and his hit songs, this show is perfect for the whole family. For tickets, visit the GBAPC website.

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
House available for rent to faculty or staff

A university-owned house at 8712 University Ave. is available for rent to faculty or staff. The house is a three-bedroom ranch with 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, Dec 13, 2016
Rod Library holiday and semester break hours

There will be no special loans during the holidays and semester break. 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. Visit the library website for semester break hours.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
UNI Dining gift cards for the holidays

UNI Dining gift cards make a great holiday gift! Available in increments of $5, it's the perfect gift for that student, faculty or staff member on your holiday list. Find them at 23rd Street Market in Commons, Biscotti's in Redeker Center or Essentials in Maucker Union or online through the Panther Pantry.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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