Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Women's volleyball open tryout

UNI women's volleyball will have an open tryout for full-time female students at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, MCL. For more information and to RSVP, email Kalani Mahi.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Payroll direct deposit changes through e-Business self service

Employees can change their payroll direct deposit information through e-Business UNI Employee Self Service. A Quick Reference Guide is available under Employee Self Service (https://ebusiness.uni.edu/employee-self-service). For more information, email Sherri Baldwin (sherri.baldwin@uni.edu) or call 273-2656.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Men's soccer tryouts

The men's club soccer team will have tryout sessions at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24; 1 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26, on the soccer fields west of the McLeod Center. All current students are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the soccer club website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Student Patrol job openings

UNI Student Patrol is hiring six to eight individuals with an interest in law enforcement and public service. The starting pay rate is $8.35 per hour. Applicants must be available to work nights and weekends. For more information, email Bailey or visit the Public Safety website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Theatre UNI auditions

All students are invited to audition for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "She Kills Monsters," beginning Sunday, Aug. 19. For full details, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Women's club soccer information meeting and tryouts

Information sessions for the women's soccer club will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, and 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the fountain by Maucker Union. Tryouts will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24 and from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information, email Andrea Reutzel or Katy Larson.

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
New Recreation Services registration software

Recreation Services has launched a new registration software. To register for programs and services, visit the Recreation Services member services webpage. Fusion login will be your CatID user name and passphrase, those without a CatID need to create a user name and password. For questions, please call Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
Security Awareness: Smart Home devices (IoT)

Traditionally only a few of your devices at home could connect to the Internet, such as your laptop, smartphone or gaming console. Today more and more devices are connecting to the Internet, from lightbulbs and speakers to a TV, door locks and a car. These connected devices are knows as Internet of Things (IoT) or Smart Home devices. While these connected devices bring a great deal of convenience, they also bring unique dangers. Read more at SANS Security Awareness.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018
Campus prairie walk

See what’s blooming at the Campus Prairie Preserve. TPC staff will lead this walk Wednesday, Aug. 1. Walkers should meet at the Botanical Center at 11:30 a.m. and will walk to the campus prairie located off West 29th Street.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
College Hill Farmers Market

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 26, for Kids Day. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt and receive CHFM bucks to spend at the market. Other activities include face painting by the Hearst Center for the Arts and a selfie station for all ages. For updates, like/follow CHFM on Facebook at College Hill Farmers Market and Instagram/Twitter (Collegehillfm).

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
No access to Blackboard courses Aug. 2-7

This is a reminder that there will not be access to Blackboard courses Aug. 2-7 due to the cloud migration. If the timeline changes, the university community will be notified as early as possible. More information, including other systems affected, is available at UNI eLearning.

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Storm water management

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was established under the authority of the Clean Water Act in 1972 and is responsible for controlling and regulating point sources of discharge of pollutants to waters within each state to maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has designated UNI as a qualifying site, which requires the university to comply with certain storm water regulations. For more information, visit the storm water management webpage.

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
President's Diversity Common Read

The fall 2019 President's Diversity Common Read will be "Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be A Man Among Men," by Brice D. Smith. Smith will present an address at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. More information about the common read will be announced in August. For more information, email Gwenne Berry or call 273-2820.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Hudson Road overpass closure

The Hudson Road overpass will be closed for repairs Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 30. The bridge will not be accessible during this time. Patrons are asked to use the W. 27th St. crosswalk. For more information, call Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Sidewalk closing between Maucker Union and Rod Library

The paver sidewalk at the northwest corner of Maucker Union and northeast corner of Rod Library will be partially closed from Monday, July 23, through Friday, Aug. 3, to rework the existing paver area. Wet weather could possibly delay the completion. The area will be marked for the accessible route patrons will need to take. For more information, call Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Sidewalk closure

Beginning Monday, July 16, the sidewalk on the west side of Lawther Hall to central campus will be closed for construction. The new sidewalk is expected to be accessible by Monday, July 30, weather permitting.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
2018 NSF REU IDREHSI Student Research Conference

The NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program housed in the geography department will host the 2018 NSF REU IDRESHI Conference from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in 234 ITTC. Nine students from across the country will present the results of their 8-week long UNI-based summer research in using spaceborne-, airborne- and lab-based hyperspectral imaging for various applications. The conference will include oral and poster sessions. Posters will be displayed in 205 ITTC July 10-11.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Security awareness: phone call attacks and scams

When you think of cyber criminals, you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer launching sophisticated attacks over the Internet. While many of today’s cyber criminals do use technologies like email or instant messaging, bad guys are also using the phone to trick their victims. Here are some defensive strategies.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
Library hours for 4th of July

The library hours for the 4th of July holiday are posted on the library website.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
Assistant dean of students interviews

Four candidates will be interviewed for the assistant dean of students position. Open interviews for campus will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, in 007 GIL; 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, in 007 GIL; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, in the College Eye Room, MAU; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, in the State College Room, MAU. Information on the candidates will be available at the interview. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
New campus beverage agreement

Effective July 1, UNI will begin a 10-year relationship with Coca-Cola as the exclusive beverage provider for the university. Coke equipment will be installed across campus throughout July. This agreement includes sponsorships, student internships, product donations and other marketing opportunities. For more information, visit the Procurement Services website or contact Molly Ungs at 273-6448.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
Security awareness: how to spot phishing messages like a pro

The Federal Trade Commission’s definition of phishing is “when a scammer uses fraudulent emails or texts, or copycat websites, to get you to share valuable personal information.” When a user falls for a phishing message, the malicious actor achieves their purpose of getting the victim to provide sensitive information such as login names and passwords. It is important to learn to spot these fraudulent messages; here are examples.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Abandoned bicycle round-up

The UNI Police Division recovered a number of abandoned bicycles Tuesday, June 12. Call 273-2712 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, to inquire if your bike has been recovered. Please have the serial numbers (if known), make, model numbers, color and the area the bicycle was parked. A $5 impoundment fee will be assessed for retrieval.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Environmental Health and Safety newsletter

The June issue of the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety newsletter is available.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
American Red Cross Club blood drive

The American Red Cross Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, WRC. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors will receive a pint of Culver's ice cream.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Recreation Services program/service software transition

Recreation Services is in the process of transitioning to a new program/service software. The new software will enhance and streamline your ability to do a number of transactions online for our various programs. You will still be able to see program and service information on the Recreation Services website and then be prompted to use a link to the new software site for registration or purchase transactions once those are available. This transition will occur in phases during the summer.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Security awareness: beef up your physical security

Employing good physical security practices does not have to include hiring a detachment of the queen's guard for your campus. Instead, just getting the word out about the importance of a few basic physical security tips can substantially improve your security risk profile. Read this EDUCAUSE Review blog for effective tips.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, at 22nd and College Streets. Enjoy local seasonal produce, local meat, honey, homemade bread, jam, jelly and more. For more information, visit the CEEE website. Also look for College Hill Farmers Market on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference

The social work department's Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The $40 registration fee has been waived for UNI students and staff. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018
Fireworks policy

As the July 4 holiday and legal sales of fireworks in Iowa approaches, the Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety reminds the university community that the use of pyrotechnics, including fireworks, is prohibited unless approved by the safety officer or designee. Information and an open flame request are available on the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety website. For more information, email Jason Kayser.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ethics in Scholarship workshop

A workshop on Ethics in Scholarship will be from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, in ITTC 228. The session is geared toward undergraduate students but all are welcome. Topics include ethical issues in data management, authorship, collaboration, managing conflicts of interests and avoiding research misconduct. For more information or to register, email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Dangers of working in heat

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds the university community that working in heat can be dangerous. Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become sick while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are ranges of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. For more information, visit the OSHA website.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Question Persuade Refer suicide prevention training

Summer sessions of Question Persuade Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training have been scheduled. Take time to learn the basis of preventing suicide at UNI. Register online. Training for groups and departments is available by submitting a request. Training is free to all students, staff and faculty.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
University Avenue pedestrian underpass closure

Due to the Missouri Street/Dakota Street reconstruction project, the University Ave. pedestrian underpass will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 10. Please follow the pedestrian detour signs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Missouri Street/Dakota Street reconstruction notice

Missouri Street (east of Campus Street) and a portion of Dakota Street (south of Latham Hall), will be closed for reconstruction beginning Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 10.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Warning about ticks

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds the university community that with the spring rains and warmth come an increasing number of ticks. Ticks can carry several illnesses, including Lyme disease. For more information on ticks and how to protect yourself, visit the CDC website.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MMTC parking deck closed for power washing and striping

The MMTC parking deck will be closed Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, for power washing. The deck and adjacent lot will be re-striped after 5 p.m., Friday, May 25.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

The library hours for the Memorial Day weekend are posted on the library website.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Security Awareness: use strong passwords and passphrases to lock down your login

Your passwords are the key to a host of information about you and, potentially, those close to you. If someone can access your personal information, it can have serious long-term effects, and not just online. Follow these recommendations from the World Password Day (https://www.passwordday.org/) website to protect your identity while making the Internet more secure for everyone. Read more on this topic at Educause.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Summer group fitness classes

Group fitness classes for the summer have begun. The registration fee is $35 for employees and $25 for students. Classes continue through Friday, July 27. Popular summer classes include cycle blast, Zumba, aqua Zumba, yoga, Pilates, SWOLE strength and morning boot camp.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Hillside Courts surplus equipment for sale

UNI is in the process of demolishing the Hillside Courts apartments. Surplus equipment, including refrigerators, ranges, washer/dryer units, yard tools, mailboxes and retaining wall blocks, is being sold "as is" with no implied warranty or guarantee. For more information, email Don Seymour or call 515-288-2000.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
AmeriCorps positions available

AmeriCorps positions are available in improving community food security in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Members receive a living stipend of approximately $12,300, plus a $5,900 education award. The work period is June 2018 through May 2019. Requirements include a completed undergraduate degree and commitment to community service. For more information, email Kamyar Enshayan.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Annual testing and inspections

Annual testing of water hydrants and fire alarms will begin the week of May 7. Buildings may experience temporary discoloration of tap water; run the tap until the water clears up. Facilities Management will notify building occupants when to expect fire alarm testing. If an event is scheduled in a building when inspections are scheduled, contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 to reschedule or minimize disruptive events.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
TheatreUNI auditions for fall 2018

All students are invited to audition for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "She Kills Monsters." Auditions for returning majors will be Sunday, Aug. 19. An audition workshop for news students and non-theatre majors will be at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Auditions for news students will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20. For more information, visit the TheatreUNI  website.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summer construction

Summer construction will begin Tuesday, May 1. Please view the construction map for construction areas that might impact you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summer group fitness classes

Purchase a Summer Fit Class Pass and pay one fee to attend all group fitness classes offered. The cost is $35 for employees and $25 for students. Summer session classes will be Monday, May 7, through Friday, July 27. Register online or in Recreation Services, 101 WRC.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Library extended access to UNI alumni

Rod Library and the State Library of Iowa have negotiated contracts with several providers of electronic journals, movies and other resources that extended access to UNI alumni. A complete list is available at the library's A-Z databases webpage. For CatID and passphrase assistance, contact the IT service desk at 273-5555.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
UNI Museum student curated gallery walk

The UNI Museum will have a gallery walk from 1 to 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, Learning Commons, LIB. There are three exhibits curated by students on display: "Dolls of the Americas," "A Century in Progress: UNI Student Life 100 Years Ago" and "Baubles, Bling and Other Things: Jewelry from Africa."

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Report projects and hours to the Community Engagement database

Please report your 2017-18 Community Engagement projects and hours to the database. This work includes, but is not limited to, service learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. Email Kristina Kofoot with questions.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
RHA Block Party

The Residence Hall Association will have a block party from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, on the Lawther Field. Join us for an evening of fun before finals; play games such as knockerball, lazer tag and RHA pieing. Enjoy refreshments, including cotton candy. This event is open to all. Rain/snow location is the West Gym.

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