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Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca Petersen's journey to becoming an educator was very different from most, but now that she's working as a teacher, she's accomplished more than she ever could have thought possible.

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Faculty & Staff Accolades

Carl Thurman, biology, received the James Lubker Faculty Research Award at the fall faculty meeting. In addition to UNI students and faculty, Thurman collaborates with scientists across the USA, as well as Europe and South America to produce novel scientific information.

Elaine Eshbaugh, applied human sciences, received the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the fall faculty meeting. Eshbaugh developed the only college course in Iowa on the topic of Alzheimer's and related dementias. She regularly mentors undergraduates in their research or has them involved with her own research team.

Robin Lund, associate professor of physical education, received the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the fall faculty meeting. Lund teaches a wide range of course work at the graduate and undergraduate level including research methods, statistics, anatomy and physiology and a variety of other courses in the movement and exercise science major.

Tim Gilson, educational leadership and postsecondary education, received the Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service Award at the 2014 fall faculty meeting. Gilson’s contributions to education include preparing principals in Iowa, advising MAE and doctoral students, and providing guest lectures on school law to UNI’s preservice teachers.

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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Campus political activity

With the increase in political activity leading up to the election, faculty, staff and students are reminded of the university policy on political activities. The American Council on Education has further guidance on campus political activity.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Midterm course evaluations or SGIDs: Why should I do one?

Dierdre Heistad, languages & literatures, will explain the how and why of Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), including a summary of the research. At 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 378 LIB learn how you can become an SGID facilitator and how to talk to your class after a midterm evaluation. For more information, visit the provost's website.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Book Bistro grand opening

The new Book Bistro inside Rod Library will celebrate its grand opening from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.1. There will be a ribbon cutting, a short presentation and a special appearance by TC. The Book Bistro officially opened on Monday, Sept. 15. It specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato bisque soup and hot and cold tea as well as Starbucks coffee.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, must be reported by Tuesday, Sept. 30. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. 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. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Revisiting the classics on diversity and inclusion

The first in a CETL/NCBI-sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in 378 LIB. Stephanie Logan, curriculum & instruction, will lead a discussion on Derald Weng Sue's "Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice." Download the article from the provost's website by clicking on the calendar event for this session.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Employee Assistance Program webinar

Employee & Family Resources (EFR), UNI's EAP provider, will host a webinar from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday., Sept. 23, focusing on what it means to use alcohol responsibly. EFR’s experts in prevention will highlight the guidelines to help people understand how alcohol may affect them, their friends and loved ones. Register for the webinar today.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Donate books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off textbooks/books you no longer need at the new Book Bistro Café in Rod Library in the green cardboard bins from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Biometric health screening

A free biometric health screening is being offered to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 007 GIL. This screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions. Access the registration form and view the FAQs online. All who attend will be entered to win a Nike+ SportBand. Register for your appointment by Friday, Sept. 19. Contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Professional Development Opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer "Violence Prevention and Support: What's Your Role?" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the CME. Health educators Joan Thompson and Mark Rowe-Barth will present. Get more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
IR Web applications changes

A number of changes have occurred to the Web applications known as (Institutional Research) IR Web. This support article explains how to best adapt to those changes if you have been experiencing difficulties.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Fall Faculty Workshop follow-up

Join facilitator Susan Hill at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 378 LIB to dig deeper into ideas raised at the fall faculty workshop, and for those who couldn't attend. More information is posted on the provost's website.