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When students gathered in Christopher Edginton's classroom in the Jacobson Human Performance Complex on Thursday morning, the addition of a camera crew from NBC Nightly News ensured that this would be anything but class as usual.

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Christopher Edginton to be featured on NBC Nightly News

Christopher Edginton, professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will be interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News after being featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article on the theory that increased stress contributes to high cholesterol. The segment will air on NBC at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Ignite the Cancer Conversation

Catherine Zeman, HPELS, will be one of several speakers at Ignite the Cancer Conversation on Thursday, April 7. Registration is required. For more information, contact Lori Seawel.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Seeking volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition

The regional Iowa FIRST Robotics Competition is seeking volunteer safety glass attendants and crowd control volunteers for Wednesday to Saturday, March 23 to 26. If you are able to give a minimum commitment of four hours, contact the Iowa FRC Volunteer Coordinator.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Intuitive eating workshop

An intuitive eating workshop will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 8, 22 and 29. Intuitive eating is an approach that helps to create a healthy relationship with your food, body and mind. Registration is required. For more information contact Joan Thompson.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
ADA educational session

An educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 007 and 009 GIL. This session is appropriate for employees and supervisors. Registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Garrison Keillor at GBPAC

Acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at GBPAC. Accompanied by pianist Richard Dworksy, Keillor will captivate audiences with a wonderful mixture of comedy, music and Midwestern storytelling.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Workshop on writing multiple-choice questions workshop

“Writing Multiple-Choice Questions That Demand Critical Thinking: A Workshop” will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in room 378, LIB. Facilitators will be Abbylynn Helgevold and Susan Hill. Participants can bring sample multiple-choice questions.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
United Way infant care donation drive

The UNI United Way committee will collect infant care items such as diapers, wipes, soaps, lotions, etc. (new or sealed items only) for are organizations from Monday to Friday, Feb. 15 to 19. Items can be dropped off at Essentials, MAU, or contact Jess Betts jess.betts@uni.edu for pick up. Donations will also be accepted at the men’s basketball game at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
The New Asylums: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Rod Library and Student Disability Services will host the second in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the CME. Panelists include members of the local mental health and criminal justice systems.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Brittany Warren, Student Disability Services, will discuss programs and services available to students. Bring your lunch; soda and dessert will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Support the UNI Museum

Friends of the UNI Museum will be selling gift items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the Learning Commons.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel

“Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel” will from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. The discussion will include teaching about privilege, including classroom contexts; effective teaching strategies; and how to deal with student resistance. Panelists will be Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Shauib Meachum, curriculum and instruction; Karen Mitchell, communication studies; and David Moore, political science.

Doreen Hayek, special projects administrator in ITS Educational Technology, was recently awarded the 2015 Friend of Science Award at the ICTM-ISTS State Math & Science Conference. Hayek has a long history of working with various aspects of integrating STEM education into the preK-through-12 and higher education classrooms.

Coleen Wagner, former secretary in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Libby Vanderwall, career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Amy Schipper, associate director of admissions and communications in the Office of Admissions, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Dawnell Johnson, general manager of catering and events in the Department of Residence, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.