Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Google Apps in the classroom workshop

Learn about Google tools available through UNI's implementation of Google Apps from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in 138 ITTC. Explore how you can use them in your course along with your students. Register online.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Using Universal Design for Learning

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning and assistive technology to move beyond convention and toward a varied and flexible classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 24, in 378 LIB. For more information, see the provost's website.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Employee Assistance Program - tax/identity theft presentation

The Employee Assistance Program will host an educational expert on identity theft and what victims (or potential victims) can do to secure their identity and financial information. The presentation will be offered three different times: 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in Ballroom C, MAU. The presenter will take questions after each session.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
BOR to meet at University of Iowa this week

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, March 12, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Tax/identity theft open forum

An open forum will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU to address questions related to the IRS/identity theft situation. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Baker Hall parking lot and sidewalks are closed

A fence has been erected around Baker Hall, its parking lot and nearby sidewalks. HC and service parking is available in the Gilchrist A lot. A map with alternate routes to use is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec with any questions or concerns at 273-6165.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
The Digital Turn featuring Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Ballroom, COM. Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Farewell reception for Travis Duncan

A farewell reception will be held for assistant technical director Travis Duncan from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, in the Lobby, GBPAC. A program will start at 4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Making the most of surveys: beyond measures of satisfaction

The second in a three-part series led by Donna Vinton called "Assessing Service Learning and Community Engagement Activities" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 378 LIB. This workshop will suggest some strategies for strengthening the value of surveys, particularly for use in evaluating events. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
New and updated policies

Policy 1.08 Line of Administrative Authority and Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work have been revised. New policies, 13.21 Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps and 13.22 Protection of Children in the Workplace, have been approved. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Library Map Collection survey

The Rod Library is reviewing its Map Collection. In order to provide the cartographic resources needed on campus, faculty who use maps are asked to complete a survey that takes approximately five minutes. The survey is online and will be open through March 24. 

Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Lecture on Mary Magdalene

Susan Hill, philosophy and world religions, will lecture on "Mary Magdalene: Penitent Prostitute or Apostle to the Apostles?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in 115 SRL.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Spring break, All-Sports Camp hosted by WRS

UNI's Wellness & Recreation Services is offering a five-day spring break camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 17 through 21 for children ages 6 through 12. The fee is $150. Find more information and register online. 

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Ed Conference

The Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education, part of the American Council on Education Women's Network, is sponsoring its annual conference April 17-18 at Drake University. This year's theme is "Stepping Up To the Plate." Find more information and register online.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Using comics in the classroom

In preparation for Rod Library's Mini Comic Con, attend a panel discussion of how faculty from a variety of disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 10, in 378 LIB. A list of panel members is posted online. 

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
ITS recommends software bargains

Reduced prices are available on the following items: Adobe Creative Cloud for faculty and staff ($9.75); Microsoft Office 2013 Home Use for faculty and staff ($9.95); and Lynda Online Training for students, faculty and staff (free online). For details, see the ITS website.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Film and discussion on 'Hannah Arendt'

The film "Hannah Arendt" about a German Jew persecuted in the Holocaust, will be shown at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in 007 SAB. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Bill Clohesy, philosophy & world religions, who was one of Arendt's students.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Grant Writing Workshop - Register by noon, March 6

A limited number of seats have opened for faculty and staff to attend the Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Ballroom, MAU. Register online by noon, Thursday, March 6. 

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Walk the labyrinth at Rod Library

Rod Library and the WRC are co-sponsoring a labyrinth from Thursday, March 6 through Friday, March 14, in the west lounge on the main floor, LIB. Walk the path, relax, reflect and find inner peace.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Earth Day booth registration

UNI's Earth Day celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the NW courtyard outside Maucker Union. Student organizations and departments can register online to have a booth. Lunch will be provided for booth staffers. 

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Book discussion for Women's History Month

Jessica Garraway, a student minoring in Women's & Gender Studies, will lead a discussion of the collection of stories in "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism" at noon, Thursday, March 13, in 207 SAB. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Legislative update

UNI state relations officer, Jeneane Beck, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Elm Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Benefits and challenges of teaching with technology

Richard Featherstone, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will discuss his experiences using technology in teaching and explore the benefits and weaknesses of using fully online and blended learning environments from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in 378 LIB.  

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
EAP financial consultation

With the recent tax advisory, Human Resource Services wants to remind faculty and staff of the free financial consultation services provided through the Employee Assistance Program. To use this service, call 800-327-4692, or send an electronic message

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Assessment basics for centers and community-based programs

The first in a three-part series led by Donna Vinton called "Assessing Service-Learning and Community Engagement Activities" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in 378 LIB. This workshop will cover basic types of assessments and ways to put assessment information to use. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
March Health, Wellness and Fitness News now posted

The March issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities, events and monthly topics.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
March Fulbright announcement

The March Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements.  Please email with questions.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Lowering student indebtedness

Tim Bakula and Joyce Morrow, financial aid, will present a session on "Lowering Student Indebtedness: Reversing the Upward Trend" from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the CME. For more information or to register, visit the student affairs website. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Why students don't transfer learning from one class to another

Getting students to use what they've learned from previous and concurrent courses is notoriously difficult. In this faculty development session, Benjamin Forsyth, ed. psych & foundations, will discuss how you can help students more effectively transfer their learning from other coursework into your classes. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 3, in 378 LIB. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Film screening and discussion: 'Girl Rising'

The film "Girl Rising" will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Auditorium, LNG. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jack Yates, psychology, and Carole Yates, CEEE, will present "Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors and the Changing Climate" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. More information is available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The campus is invited to attend "Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY 13. The celebration is from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Georgian Lounge.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Representations of Women in Comics

Rod Library will host a panel discussion, Representations of Women in Comics: How Women are Drawn, Dressed, Desired & Discarded, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 324 LIB. The panel will explore the place of women in comics, from how their bodies are represented to their role in the story line. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Canon color copier/fax/scanner for sale

The SBDC is offering a used Canon C5180i for sale for $500. The machine is in good working order and does color copying, scanning, stapling and faxing. If interested, call 273-4322. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Professional development opportunity

Tim Bakula and Joyce Morrow, financial aid, will present "Lowering Student Indebtedness: Reversing the Upward Trend" from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the CME. Registration and more information are online. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
2014 Communique Alumni Magazine

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has released its digital 2014 alumni magazine, Communique

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.