Announcements

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Host families needed

Bring the world to your doorstep by hosting an international student. The Culture and Intensive English Program International Friendship Program is a non-residential host family program. Volunteer your time and friendship for international students who need friends in a home away from home. Learn more and apply at the CIEP website. Email Sally Roos for more information.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Construction update: Gilchrist A lot reconstruction

Unsuitable soil conditions have delayed construction on Gilchrist A parking lot. Until officials determine a solution that will lengthen the serviceable life of the new asphalt service, additional designated accessible parking and parking stalls to serve the Admissions Center will be added for A and G permit holders. Those with A permits are urged to use the south half of the Gilchrist A lot, ITC A, Minnesota Street A, West Gym A and Latham Field A west of Schindler Education Center. G permit spaces available in the south half of Gilchrist A will be moved to the north side of Gilchrist A when the project is completed. The north portion of the parking lot is expected to reopen Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting. Contact Doug Lovejoy at 273-3043 with concerns or questions.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Security awareness: understanding the basics of online safety and security

Shopping, surfing, banking, gaming and connecting Internet of Things devices such as toasters and refrigerators are some of the many actions performed each minute in cyberspace. These common everyday activities carry the cyber threats of social engineering to gain unauthorized access to data, identity theft, bullying, location tracking and phishing, to name just a few. How can we decrease our risk from these cyber threats without abandoning our online activities altogether? Here are tips everyone can follow to help stay secure while online.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Host families for Costa Rican students

The Culture and Intensive English Program is expecting a cohort of students from Costa Rica. Host families are needed for an event Monday, Sept. 2. Volunteers will be required to pick up students from their residence hall at 10:30 a.m. and return them between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Volunteers will be responsible for providing transportation as well as lunch and dinner. Email Sally Roos to sign up.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
"Help Is All Around You" mental health conference

UNI will host the "Help All Around You" Mental Health Conference from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in MAU. Join the campus community for informational breakout sessions and a keynote address by John Moe, host of the podcast "The Hilarious World of Depression." The conference is open to all students, staff and faculty at no charge. For more information, visit the conference webpage or email Brian Nissen.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Financial wellness: starting line: why and how retirement saving should begin now

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions, presented by TIAA, on how to start saving for retirement. Join us to learn how smart steps in the beginning of your career can help lead you to a more solid financial future. The one-hour sessions will be Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16-17. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Report system (OBI) upgrade information session

The current campus reporting system (OBIEE) was upgraded Aug. 18. There will be an information session from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, in 136 ITCC, to walk users through the system changes and report updates.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TIAA consultations

A TIAA consultant will be visiting UNI this month for 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, August 20, 2019
Taking ownership: saving more on glasses and contacts

Employees enrolled in UNI’s dental plan are automatically enrolled in the DeltaVision® discount program at no extra cost to the employee. Any employee, as well as covered dependents, are eligible to use this discount program. Visit the vision webpage for more information and how to get these discounts.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
New open-guest wireless network

Based on feedback from the campus community, the Information Technology department has rolled out a new open-guest wireless network to all campus buildings except the UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and the residence halls. Guests will be able to connect to the “UNI Guest WiFi” network without prior registration. Their registration will last for seven days. This network is intended for guests of UNI only. Faculty, staff and students should continue to use the “eduroam” network. Visit the open-guest WiFi webpage for more information.