Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Chronic Disease Management Program

"Better Choices, Better Health" is available to UNI employees through the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging. This is a six-week program for persons living with chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Attend an information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Elm Room, MAU. Advance registration is required.  Contact Therese Callaghan with questions.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
UNI SHRM fundraiser - March 6

The UNI Society for Human Resource Management will host a fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at the Screaming Eagle Bar and Grill in Waterloo. There will be a raffle and an acoustic band. Light appetizers will be provided. Purchase tickets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 27, in Maucker Union for $5 or at the door for $8.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Homecoming alumni gatherings

Is your department or organization planning to host alumni during Homecoming 2014? Because Homecoming is early, Sept. 20, all alumni events must be promoted this spring and summer. The deadline for including alumni activities on the UNI Homecoming events schedule is April 15. If you need assistance in event planning and communications, contact Amy Mohr at 273-2355. 

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Next CROW Forum is March 3

Jennifer Cooley, languages & literatures, will present "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women," at noon, Monday, March 3, in the CME as part of the Current Research on Women (CROW) Forum. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Fulbright Scholars share their experiences

The final session in the International Students and Scholars Series will feature a panel of Fulbright Scholars from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 378 LIB. Hear about their experiences, ask questions and think about how you, too, might become a UNI Fulbright Scholar. 

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Casual conversations about teaching

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for snacks and conversation about teaching from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the new faculty lounge in 1017 BAR.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Lecture on low-energy nuclear reactions

Tom Wind, DNR officer, will discuss Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the CEEE Auditorium. LENR allows controlled fusion of hydrogen into helium in small modular reactors that can fit on a tabletop. 

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Game Show - Women in History: What do you know?

As part of Women's History Month, the Feminist Action League will host a game show, "Women in History: What do you know?" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the State College Room, MAU. Participants will divide into teams and answer multiple-choice questions about various women in history. Winners will receive a prize.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
'The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today'

There will be a screening and discussion of the film "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today" at noon, Tuesday, March 4, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the CME. This film is the story of a mother's efforts to protect her son, which led to the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools.

Monday, Feb 24, 2014
Celebration of first-year initiatives

In 2008, UNI was selected to participate in the national higher education project "Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) First Year." As a result of this self-study, several university-wide initiatives to improve the first year of college were implemented. Celebrate this work at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the Ballroom, COM. RSVP by Feb 28. 

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
TRX competency course offered by WRS

Want to add something new to your personal workouts? TRX Suspension Training uses your own body weight and gravity as resistance to help build strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Complete a 30-minute TRX competency course to gain access to UNI WRS TRX Suspension Trainers. The fee is $10. Contact Ethan Crawford or call 273-7167 to register.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Patrick Pease, geography, will present "The Prodigious Barrier of the Sand Sea: Discovering the Source of Sand for Wahiba Sand Sea" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Oak Room, MAU.  Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. More information is available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
UNI Employee Assistance Program Seminar

UNI employees are invited to attend "Time to Lose Those Winter Blues" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the CME. This presentation is hosted by Employee & Family Resources and will offer strategies to curb the unwanted effects of winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Advance registration is required. Contact Therese Callaghan for more information.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
UNI Spring Career Fair postponed to Feb. 27

The UNI Spring Career Fair has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 27, due to the impending blizzard. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the McLeod Center. Participating employers and event details are posted online.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Students, faculty and staff unite for $1,000

Panther's Annual World Wide Scavenger Hunt (PAWWSH) is a new student organization that performs random acts of kindness throughout the Cedar Valley. The group will conduct a scavenger hunt for teams of up to 10 people March 6 through 10. The team that finds the most items and has the most points will win $1,000. Get more information and register online.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Plastic bag exchange

The UNI Office of Sustainability will host a plastic bag exchange between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union (by Chats). Exchange five plastic bags for a reusable UNI bag. This is an easy way to be environmentally friendly.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Black History Month: Race in the Military

Doty Simpson-Taylor, director of diversity resources at the University of Iowa, will lead a discussion to develop a shared vision of understanding for a more inclusive education for everyone at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the CME. For more information, contact Julia Heuer

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Above and Beyond Awards

Northern Iowa Student Government and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are sponsoring the Above and Beyond Awards. Nominate a faculty or staff member who has significantly impacted your year. Nominations are due March 1. 

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
SIS maintenance

The SIS systems will be unavailable for application maintenance from 4 to 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 23. This includes the My Universe Portal, the SIS Campus Solutions application, the SIS CRM application and the SIS EPM application. This will affect online services like the portal and the online class search. If you have any questions, contact Travis Horvatich

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Winter safety tips

Winter safety tips and resources are available through UNI Environmental Health and Safety. Watch the Winter Walking training video, complete the Winter Walking quiz or review the Winter Walking powerpoint presentation to learn how to prevent winter slips, trips and falls. For questions about these resources, contact Wendel Reece

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
A Message from President Ruud

You will soon be invited to participate in a survey that will help UNI assess its climate. All students, faculty and staff can share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI Leaders in Education Lecture Series

The College of Education will host its fourth Leaders in Education Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, will discuss how to empower multicultural students who are often underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop for faculty, staff and students will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in 102 SAB. Qualtrics is a Web-based survey system. Seating is limited; RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Teaching international students

This is the third event in the CETL's International Students and Scholars Series. Join the conversation on what we can do to help our international students be successful at UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in 378 LIB. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI State Relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 21, in the College Eye Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Any UNI student, faculty or staff member interested in community engagement and service learning activities is invited to attend a conversation on community engagement from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the University Room, MAU. RSVP by Feb. 19.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Grant Writing Workshop - register by Feb. 21

Seats for faculty and staff are still available for the Write Winning Grant Proposals Workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Ballroom, MAU. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 21.   

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

You can make a difference by helping to spread awareness of National Eating Disorders Week. Get involved by attending the Eating Disorder Panel Discussion at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Using improv techniques to improve teaching

Join Doug Shaw for a fun, interactive session which will introduce you to improv techniques and help you teach "in the moment" from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Space is limited; register online.  

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
African American Read-in

UNI's eighth African American Read-in will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union and Rod Library with author illustrator Kadir Nelson. He is a nominee for the NAACP Image Award and is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Designing effective writing assignments

Learn how to design writing assignments that lead to quality student writing at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in 378 LIB. Bring a current writing assignment or idea to this workshop, and see how to make it more effective. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Rescheduled: 'University Education and the Flipped Classroom'

The flipped classroom has been one of the most intriguing recent developments in K-through-12 education. Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, will highlight the potential, as well as the limitations, of the flipped classroom for institutions like UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in 378 LIB. Rescheduled from Feb. 10. More information is posted online. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Professional development: online resources

Get a hands-on look at online resources available to all UNI staff that can help make you more effective in your job. This professional development session will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 136 ITTC. Get more information and register online. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Conference on African American Children and Families

The Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in SEC. Janice Hale, author of "Black Children, Their Culture, Roots and Learning Styles" will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free for faculty and students. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Cancelled: Visiting Artist Workshop Feb. 18 & 19

Figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art. Rathbone will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 18 and 19; from 2 to 5 p.m., Feb. 18; and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 19, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her work at 7 p.m., Feb. 18, in 111 KAB.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
The Vagina Monologues Feb. 15 & 16

The Vagina Monologues performances will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Auditorium, LNG. Tickets are $5.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI featured on AASCU home page

The Name That! app, developed at the AppsLab in UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is featured on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) home page.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Open forums for campus architect candidates

Finalists for the assistant vice president for facilities planning/campus architect are scheduled for campus interviews beginning Feb. 12. An open forum will be held for each candidate. Resumes, position description and the open forum schedule are posted online. 

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Sign up for a SGID in your classroom

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. To request a SGID this semester, complete the online form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Public meeting on reaccreditation of master's program

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders will host a public meeting for comment about reaccreditation of its master's program in speech-language pathology. The public is invited to attend the meeting from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in 266 CAC.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
ICE Valentine Bake Sale

Stop by the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) table in Maucker Union (near Chats) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, and buy a Valentine treat. Each package of sweets is just $1. Proceeds will support scholarship funds for students in need to study abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Film discussion: Black Masculinities in Comics

Rod Library will host a film discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 LIB. "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comics," is a documentary that explores how black men are represented in comic books through the course of time.  Following the film, Sade Barfield, communication studies, will lead a discussion.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Supervisors please nominate your student employees for the 2013-14 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form is available online. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Engaging international students in the classroom

The second in the International Students and Scholars Series will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 378 LIB. This session features a panel of international students who will discuss their classroom experiences and how faculty can assist them.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI eLearning Mobile Learn App

The UNI eLearning Mobile App lets your students access their eLearning course(s) to view course content and documents, check grades, create discussion and blog posts, receive push notifications and more all from their iOS or Android mobile device.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Funding available for STEM summer camps

Iowa EPSCoR will sponsor several STEM-related camps in summer 2014. The deadline to apply for EPSCoR funds is Feb. 17.  A separate form will be available soon for academic summer camps not specific to STEM.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Continuing Education and Special Programs offices relocated

Continuing Education and Special Programs, including Continuing and Distance Education and Individual Studies, have moved. The new location is in the CEEE, Rooms 13, 16, 18 and 20. All phone numbers and campus mail codes will remain the same.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Soup and sandwich luncheon for faculty & staff

The UNI Campus Ministry Association will thank faculty and staff for investing in UNI students with a soup and sandwich luncheon. Stop by any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen the Witness Student Center.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Professional development opportunity

A professional development session, "Running on Empty: Ways to Stay Fueled Up at Work!," will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the CME. Get more information and register online.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Blind date with a book at the Rod Library

The Rod Library will offer a fun reading promotion called Blind Date with a Book Feb. 10 through 21. Readers are invited to check out a book wrapped in brown paper, take it home, unwrap it and read it. Visit the library to pick out a book for your very own blind date.

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