Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Introducing the Paul-Elder Method for Critical Thinking

A workshop will introduce The Paul-Elder Method for Critical Thinking from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in 378 LIB. The workshop will offer a systematic set of strategies for practicing, teaching and evaluating critical thinking skills across disciplines. Register online. 

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Free Zumba Valentine Dance Party

The 5th Annual Zumba Valentine Dance Party offers a free opportunity to discover why Zumba is a worldwide craze. Move to the beat and enjoy the energy while getting a great workout from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb.12, at the WRC basketball courts 5 and 6. A $1 donation to support UNI Dance Marathon is appreciated.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
V-Week events Feb. 16 - 19

V-Week is a celebration of women, relationships and healthy sexuality, Feb. 16-19. The film "What I Want My Words To Do To You" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb 16, in 115 SRL. Galentine's Day is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. A V-Men's Workshop will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. This workshop is for man-identified participants only. Event details are posted online.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Nomination open for MWOne Academic Advising Award

This award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 13 and can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available at the provost's website

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Hungry to save some cash?

If you're running low on Dining Dollars, now is the time to load up! Through March 24, you can purchase $110 Dining Dollars for only $100.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
The Wonder Bread Years and Beach Boys at Gallagher Bluedorn

Return to the American 50s and 60s with The Wonder Bread Years at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15. And don't forget to catch The Beach Boys this Thursday night, only at Gallagher Bluedorn. Get your tickets here. 

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
UNI legislative update

UNI state relations officer Mary Braun will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 13, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
I Will Not Die Young performance

A theater performance, workshop and Q&A that highlights habits that cause young adults to die young or have unsuccessful life events will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the second floor lobby, ITTC.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Feedback for provost search

The deadline for providing feedback to the campus search committee on the five candidates who interviewed for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11. Go to the search website to access the link to provide feedback.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Reminder: retiring access.uni.edu Web server

The access.uni.edu Web server will be retired May 30. It has been replaced with new, load-balanced servers that now house the majority of UNI's Web applications. Please work with Chad Wittrock if you have any links to access.uni.edu to determine where those links should now point. Updates on this process are posted online

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Take the time to recognize your outstanding student employees. Nomination forms are posted at the career services website under 'Campus Employment Center.' Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 16. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognized at the UNI Student Employee of the Year luncheon in April.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
'Secret Regrets: You Are Not Alone'

Kevin Hansen, website founder and author of the bestselling "Secret Regrets" book series, will share the shocking things we regret, why we regret and how we can ultimately learn to let go of the regrets that might be holding us back at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Lang Auditorium.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Theatre UNI ticket special for UNI employees

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or at any box office location on campus, to purchase up to two tickets at $5 per ticket for "Avenue Q." Information on the production is posted on the theatre website.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Teaching 4000/5000 (formerly "g" level) courses effectively

Join a panel of faculty members for a session that explores how to effectively teach courses with both graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty members will share strategies for making sure that you meet the needs of all students in these courses from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. More information is available on the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Health Beat locker service

Do you have too many things to fit into one cubbie? Talk to the Health Beat fitness supervisor about renting convenient lockers. Locker fees start at $15 per semester.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation during your workout? Partner with a UNI RS Personal Trainer to guide you with your health and fitness objectives! Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Active Learning in the Science Classroom: What the research says

Jill Maroo, biology, will discuss an article that appeared in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," which compares student performance in undergraduate STEM courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The article is available on the CETL website by clicking the calendar event for this session. The session will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in 103 MSH.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
UNI Up Close

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Please smile and say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 27. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Workplace accommodations under the ADA

Attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The first of two sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in 109 CME. This session is appropriate for both employees and supervisors. Register today. 

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Creating Community in the Classroom: How to do it and why it matters

Build and enhance the community that is your classroom from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in LIB 378. This session will focus on the pedagogical reasons for spending time in the classroom building community, including strategic examples. Facilitated by Susan Hill and Victoria DeFrancisco. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Check out the new Recreation Services 'Come Play With Us' campaign

See your fellow coworkers in this video enjoying the WRC. Faculty, staff, retiree, spouse and dependent memberships are available as well as other wellness and recreation programs and services. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion

A "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the CME. This workshop is part of a campuswide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Register soon to confirm your participation and meal needs.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
CAB will show 'Dear White People'

The Campus Activities Board will show the film "Dear White People" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. Free refreshments include popcorn, soda and trail mix.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
'Sister Act: The Musical' at Gallagher Bluedorn

See "Sister Act: The Musical" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Sister Act tells the tale of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and holes up in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Get your tickets here.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Provost candidates scheduled for campus interviews

Candidates for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will be visiting campus. The open forum for each candidate will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium on the following dates: Feb. 2, 4 and 9. Candidate names and vita, feedback instructions and the taped open forum sessions will be posted online approximately one week prior to each visit.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Art from the Heart fundraiser

Celebrate the arts and raise money for children in Caserio Mediagua from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, MAU. The third annual Art from the Heart will include a silent auction, art sale, variety show and children's activities. A talent show will feature the Brazilian 2wins and Christopher the Conquered. All free-will donations will support renovating the elementary school in Caserio Mediagua.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses a trained, outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. If you're interested in having a SGID done this semester, please complete this form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Darwin Week 2015

UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers will host its annual Darwin Week Feb. 9-12 to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Feb. 9 and 11; and at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 12. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, diversity and religion. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Leader in Me Symposium

The Leader in Me Symposium will focus on instilling leadership as a vital component in education and unleashing the greatness of every child. Unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education, April 22 - 24. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Wine fundraiser for UNI Dance Marathon

UNI Dance Marathon will host a wine fundraiser at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Luna Art & Wine on Main Street, in Cedar Falls. Sample six types of wine, with opportunities to purchase wines you like. You will receive one complimentary glass of wine and appetizers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by emailing communityrelations@unidancemarathon.com.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
'The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living' now available

"The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living" by Amit Sood, M.D. is available for check-out at Rod Library. This book focuses on strategies for a more peaceful and stress-free life. For additional stress and resiliency resources, see stressfree.org.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Registration deadline extended for the Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 8th annual Graduate Student Symposium has been extended through Friday, Feb. 27. Papers and projects do not need to be completed at the time of registration. Register via the Web form available at the symposium Web page. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Remember the win over Wichita State

Remember the win over Wichita State with an exclusive panorama of the sold-out attendance at McLeod Center. Use code UNI20 through Friday, Feb. 6 for 20 percent off.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
UNI DM dancer appreciation week

This week is dancer appreciation Week for UNI Dance Marathon. A dance benefit featuring the Brazilian 2wins will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at the GBPAC. Entrance fee is $10.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Could one of your students deliver the next viral TEDx talk?

TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny is coming to UNI Saturday, March 28. The competition is on for students who can speak or perform an idea worth spreading. Winners will present live at TEDxUNI. Visit the TEDx Facebook page for details. Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 9.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Leadership retreat in Cape Town, South Africa

The UNI Alumni Association Panther Tours will offer a leadership retreat to Cape Town, South Africa, in May. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the large meeting room at the Cedar Falls Public Library. The three-day retreat will be followed by a two-day safari. 

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Now is the time to recognize your outstanding student employee! Nomination forms are located at the career services website under 'Campus Employment Center.' Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 16. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognized at the UNI Student Employee of the Year luncheon in April.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
BOR public hearing scheduled

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Film Screening: 'I Am Eleven'

A screening of the documentary "I Am Eleven," which explores the lives and thoughts of children from around the world, will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the College Square Theatre. Purchase tickets for $10 online.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Kappa Delta Pi's COE clothing sale

Kappa Delta Pi will offer College of Education apparel for sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5, in the SEC Lobby. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Gamma Phi Beta pancake breakfast

Gamma Phi Beta will host a pancake breakfast benefiting Girls On The Run from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 7, at College Hill Lutheran Church. Tickets are $5 before and $7 at the door. 

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
CROW (Current Research on Women & Gender) Forum

The next CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 2, in 109A CME. Lisa Jepsen, economics, will present "Women and Law School" discussing the factors that influence success in the first year of law school with a special emphasis on race and gender. Jepsen will also provide aggregate statistics about UNI students who take the LSAT and apply to law school.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
TEACH UNI

Interested in developing, enhancing and/or revitalizing your teaching? Teach UNI is the CETL's new teaching certification program and is open to all UNI faculty. Several faculty members have already started working toward their certification, but you can sign up anytime. More information and registration can be found on the CETL website.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Advancement division financial services and technology move

The financial services and technology departments of the advancement division will be moving from House 2 at 1223 West 22nd St. to 121 COM. Tech staff will move Feb. 3, and financial services will move Feb. 5.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Cyber Security Awareness

Security awareness courses are available to all faculty, staff and students via UNI eLearning. Look for "ITS-Security: Securing The Human - Security Awareness Training 2013-2015" in your courses available list. The material is no cost to participants. Courses are optional, but highly recommended.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a webinar, “Maximizing Your Office Applications - Tips and Tricks on Using Google Apps, Office, Windows and Web Browsers,” from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27. Find more information and register online. 

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Join the Wellness/Recreation Center

Let Recreation Services and the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) help you achieve your fitness goals. WRC pass rates for faculty and staff are $135 for the remainder of the year, until classes start next fall. Check out facility hours, family opportunities, fitness classes, personal training options, outdoor trips and youth programming at the WRC website

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
EAP seminar

EAP will offer a seminar focusing on holiday recovery from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. Beat the winter "blahs" by learning skills to de-stress and focus on your goals for 2015. Advance registration is required. 

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created--for example, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
CIEP International Panther newsletter now available

The newest addition of the CIEP International Panther is now available. Read about current students, new projects, CIEP alumni, activities, special programs and more.

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