Human Resources will host three, one-hour information sessions on Social Security benefits and preparing for retirement. Learn how Social Security benefits affect retirement, strategies to maximize your benefits and ideas to help you set up your retirement income. All faculty and staff are welcome. Sessions will be presented by VALIC. Login to MyUNIverse to view class times, location and to register.
You are invited to participate in a food packaging event with Meals from the Heartland to benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Students will be packing more than 30,000 meals to be distributed throughout 16 counties impacted by food insecurity. RSVP to Paige Cowing by Friday, March 23. You can register as a team or individually. Teams should be eight to 12 people. If registering as part of a team, please put your team name in parenthesis after your first name. For example: Paige (Team Name), Cowing.
The Dimensions of Wellbeing classes can now be found under the KAHHS prefix. The lectures will be listed under KAHHS 1020 and the labs will be listed under KAHHS 1030. You will no longer be able to find them under HPELS.
Mary Braun and Andrew Morse will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, March 23, in the Elm Room, MAU.
Did you know if you are a Wellmark member you can participate in Blue365, a discount program? Delta Dental also provides a free program to all of its members called DeltaVision, which are discounts for vision materials. Principal Financial also has discounts available to employees and their family members. For more details on these discount programs, visit HRS Latest News and Events.
Shared keyboards are known to be extremely germy. With flu season not quite over, remember to practice good habits when sneezing and coughing. In addition to washing your hands often, watch this Mythbusters video for good advice on how to minimize germs.
On Monday, March 19, a survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges program will be distributed to a random selection of UNI faculty, staff and administrators. If you are included in this random sample, you will receive an invitation with details about the program and how to access the survey. This invitation will be sent to you via email from Great Colleges. If you receive the invitation, please take a moment to complete the survey. You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so your feedback is invaluable! For more information contact Kristin Moser.
All full-time faculty members are invited to learn how to lead a short-term study abroad program at 3 p.m., Monday, March 19, in 009 GIL or 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in 007 GIL. Deadline for 2019 program proposals: May 1, 2018.
This week is Open Education Week, a yearly celebration designed to raise awareness about open educational resources. Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are free to read and reuse.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 11, the CETL and educational technology are hosting a conference, “Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Tools, Tricks and Tips,” to highlight the creative and innovative ways that UNI faculty are using technology in teaching and learning. If you’d like to present, please submit your brief proposal by Saturday, March 31 to share how you are using technology to help students learn.