Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016
Free and confidential HIV testing

There will be free and confidential HIV testing for students meeting eligibility requirements. Professional, same-day testing will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, April 5 and April 12, in 431-434 LIB, and from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursdays, April 7 and April 14, in SHC. For more information, visit the Student Health Clinic website.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
UNIBusiness Graduation Celebration

UNI's College of Business Administration will celebrate the graduating seniors of 2016 on Thursday, April 7, in the CBB Hall of Flags with a Class of 2016 Mixer. Light hors d'oeuvres and networking will start at 5 p.m., and an Alumni in Residence forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the John Deere Auditorium. All UNIBusiness students are invited to attend; dress is business casual.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
2016 Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Liberal Arts Core Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 8. For more information on the award, nomination process and faculty application process, visit the Liberal Arts Core website.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Panel discussion of Pre-K through 12 education research

Dawn Del Carlo, Deborah Gallagher and Elana Joram will participate in a panel discussion titled "Education Research: What is it good for?" from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in 222 LNG. For more information, visit the CET website.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Workshop: dealing with racist and other inappropriate comments in the classroom

Facilitators Stephanie Logan, Victoria DeFrancisco, Susan Hill and Karen Mitchell will discuss "Dealing With Racist—and Other Inappropriate—Comments in the Classroom: A Workshop" from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the CME. This workshop focuses on how to handle inappropriate comments and microagressions, as well as building respectful classroom communities. Registration is required; there are a few spots available.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Sustainable Development with Community: Learning from Reggio

The "Sustainable Development with Community: Learning from Reggio" workshop will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in 378 LIB. Sohyum Meacham, curriculum and instruction, will facilitate the workshop. Topics include exploring collaborative school projects that engage the community; investigating city efforts put toward artistic and organic reuse of waste materials; and brainstorming ways we can bring the community engagement practices of Reggio to the Cedar Valley.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Homecoming alumni gatherings

Is your department or organization planning to host alumni events during Homecoming 2016? The deadline for including events on the UNI Homecoming schedule is Friday, April 15. If you need assistance in event planning and communications, contact Amy Mohr or call 273-2355.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
The Lettermen at Gallagher Bluedorn

See The Lettermen at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 3, in GBPAC. Hear classic hits like “The Way You Look Tonight” and "When I Fall in Love." For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 12th annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. If you are not able attend, consider sponsoring a student. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance website.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
We Are Survivors film

"We Are Survivors," a 15-minute film featuring the stories of survivors of sexual assault, will be shown at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in 137 MSH. A panel discussion focusing on ways to support survivors will follow.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Kickoff to Financial Literacy Month

Kickoff Financial Literacy Month by attending the Panthers Achieving Financial Success Conference on Tuesday, April 5, in Rod Library. Sessions will be offered for both faculty/staff and students. Author and UNI graduate Adam Carroll will present "The Money Savvy Student" at 6 p.m., in the auditorium, LNG. The first 300 attendees will receive Adam's first book "Winning the Money Game." For more information and to register for any of the sessions, visit the Financial Aid website.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium will be Wednesday, April 6. Poster presentations will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting rooms, MAU. Creative performances will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Pride Week 2016: Live Out Loud

UNI Proud will host Pride Week Monday through Friday, April 4 to 8. The Queer Monologues will be at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4; the Drag Ball will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5; and keynote speaker Erika Ervin will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, all in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Christianity and Homosexuality will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the CME. There will be a progressive prom at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Review Policy: 5.20 available for comment

Review Policy: 5.20 Professional and Scientific (P&S) Policies and Procedures - General Provisions is available for comment at the University Policies website until Tuesday, April 5.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Sign up, donate or fundraise for Relay for Life

There will be a Relay for Life UNI meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Relay For Life of UNI will be Saturday, April 9. There is still time to sign up for the event, donate to a student who is participating or continue fundraising to help fight cancer every day in every community.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Women in Music speaker

The UNI chapters of Tau Beta Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota will host Diane Vallentine, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in 116 RSL. She will discuss her experiences with music and her role as an influential woman in music. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. 

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
UNI Bicycle Commuter Alliance meeting

The first meeting of the UNI Bicycle Commuter Alliance will be at 4 p.m., Friday, April 1, in 0081 BAR. This new organization is dedicated to making UNI a more bicycle-friendly community that encourages bike commuting. For more information, contact Jim O'Loughlin.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Awards

Recipients of the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2016 are Disa Cornish, HPELS; William Henninger, School of Applied Human Sciences; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Stephanie Schmitz, educational psychology and foundations; and Alexa Sedlacek, earth science. The award honors pre-tenure faculty members who have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching. Nominations for this award are made by faculty, staff and/or students.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Spring cleaning clothing drive

Sigma Alpha Iota will hold a clothing drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, outside of RSL by the mosaic. All clothing received will be donated to the House of Hope and Salvation Army. No undergarments will be accepted.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
RodCon 2016 mini comic con

Rod Library will host the third annual family friendly mini comic con from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 2. Deborah Whaley, along with other panelists, artists, games, comics and more, will be included in this free public event.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, will hold a legislative update at noon, Friday, April 1, in the Old Gold Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
CME First Friday: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will be celebrated from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, April 1, in the CME. First Fridays brings together the UNI community to celebrate art, food and culture in an inclusive environment. For more information, visit the CME website.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Third party solicitations

Human Resource Services is occasionally made aware of solicitations received by employees from vendors, such as financial advisers. Some employees recently received a postcard inviting them to attend a retirement seminar hosted by a local financial adviser. Employees are welcome to attend these events, but the university does not sponsor these events or partner with any financial advisers except IPERS and TIAA. For more information, contact HRS at 273-2423, email HRS benefits or visit the policy on Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus website.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
UNI CARES

Creating A Responsible Environment Showcase will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Old Central Ballrooms B and C, MAU. For more information, visit the UNI CARES website.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
UNI-NCBI workshop

UNI-NCBI will host "Controversial Issues: Skills for Negotiating Difficult Dialogues" workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the University Room, MAU. Participants will develop skills to navigate potentially divisive situations and conflicts applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The workshop is free; registration is required.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Service Learning Institute

All faculty are invited to apply to attend a Service Learning Institute Monday through Wednesday, May 16 to 18. This workshop will focus on incorporating service learning activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. For more details and the registration form, visit the CETL website. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 30.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Take courses this summer @ UNI

We are ramping up online and on-campus course offerings at UNI this summer for current students, faculty and staff. Visit Summer@UNI and see how you can accelerate progress toward your degree. Course details and financial aid information are available on the new Summer@UNI website.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 to March 30 must be reported by Friday, April 1. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, 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 can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Randy Pilkington, director of Federal Relations, with questions.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Mental health on campus: what you need to know

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a panel discussion from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in 378 LIB. Panelists will discuss what to do to help students in distress, ask questions about mental health issues and learn what resources are available for students, faculty and staff to address mental health concerns. Panelists will be Leslie Williams, Dave Towle, Debby Ferguson, Mark Rowe-Barth and Therese Callaghan.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Chinese Language and Culture Association open house and social

The Chinese Language and Culture Association will host an open house and social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the University Room, MAU. The groups will share their accomplishments and information about their programs. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Color It Blue 5K color run

Alpha Xi Delta will host AmaXIng Challenge, a 5K run/walk, on Saturday, April 2, to increase awareness and support for Austim Speaks. For more information, visit the Alpha Xi Delta website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
UNI Red Cross Club blood drive

The UNI Red Cross Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 28, in the WRC. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water prior to donating. Donors will receive a t-shirt. Register online at the American Red Cross website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Deborah Ball of TeachingWorks to visit campus

Deborah Loewenberg Ball from TeachingWorks will speak on “High-Leverage Teaching Practices” for teachers in K-12 schools from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Registration is free; RSVPs are requested. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, visit the CET website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Eco+House exhibition

This exhibition has been created by spring 2016 EcoHouse students in partnership with the UNI Museum and UNI CARES. The inaugural performances will be from noon to 3 p.m., MAU, and at 3:30 p.m. in the UNI Museum, Wednesday, March 30. Performances and participatory works will be scheduled throughout the exhibit’s duration. For more information visit the library website.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Academic Learning Center programs

Latricia Hylton and Inez Murtha, Academic Learning Center, will discuss continuing programs and new initiatives for student retention and success from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
New volume of UNIversitas published

Volume 11 of UNIversitas features items on academic integrity, the Voting Rights Act, conflicting experiences of Israelis and Palestinians, the Cornerstone program, the contemporary moment in Holocaust remembrance and education, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
UNI Museum gift store

The Friends of the UNI Museum gift store will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, on the main floor of Rod library. Shop for puppets, jewelry, educational kits and toys.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Family art exhibit

The Gallery of Art will showcase the Latino American children's exhibit "Family" Thursday, March 24, to Tuesday, April 19. The exhibit was organized by Wendy Miller and features artwork from students in Cedar Falls and Waterloo elementary schools. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24, and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
FMLA presentation

Human Resource Services will offer a training session for employees and supervisors on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in 007/009 GIL. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Pesticide notification registry 2016

Faculty, staff and students who want to receive advance notification of pesticide application on campus should visit the Physical Plant website.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Tickets available for Mayim Bialik lecture April 11

Tickets are still available for actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik's lecture titled "Arts + Sciences = Big Bang" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the GBPAC. Bialik is visiting UNI as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Tickets are available at all UNItix locations or call 273-7469.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Copying request form available

In order to streamline the process for requesting black/white and color copy jobs, a request form is now available. Student organizations should continue to follow the process of submitting copy requests to the Student Involvement Center. For more information, contact Janis Jehle or call 319-273-2761.

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Women's History Month keynote address

The Women's History Month keynote address will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 21, in 112 SRL. UNI graduate Johnanna Ganz will speak on "(Dis)Embodied: Race, Body Size and the Construction of Hegemonic Femininity in Popular Media."

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Eat on campus during spring break

Biscotti's, located in Redeker Center, and the Food Court in Maucker Union will be open limited hours during spring break. The dining centers and other retail locations on campus will be closed. For a complete list of daily hours, visit the DOR website.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
Gaming in Color documentary

Rod Library will host Gaming in Color, a documentary film about LGBTQ issues in the gaming industry, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in the Oak Room, MAU. The film focuses on lesbian, gay, transgender and queer issues in video games, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of queer themes in gaming.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
China: Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Period

The UNI Chinese Language and Culture Association will show the documentary "Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Period" from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the Oak Room, MAU. A discussion will follow.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
Latino Americans sixth episode: "Peril and Promise"

Rod Library will host the screening and discussion of the sixth episode of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Peril and Promise" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the CME. For an episode description and series information, visit the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
No Inside UNI during spring break

Inside UNI will not be published next week due to spring break. The deadline for items for the March 22 faculty/staff issue is noon, Monday, March 21. The deadline for items for the March 23 student issue is noon, Tuesday, March 22.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Additional ProTrav training available

The Office of Business Operations will offer additional training sessions for ProTrav, the new online tool for procurement card reconciliation and travel reimbursements, effective Monday, March 28. Attendance is encouraged for all procurement cardholders, procurement card reconcilers and travelers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Kliegl at 273-3034.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Wakonse Teaching Conference information session

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a panel discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in 378 LIB. Panelists Victoria DeFrancisco, Brittany Flokstra, Abbylynn Helgevold and Jennifer Waldron will share information about the Wakonse Teaching Conference. This year's conference will be Monday to Saturday, May 23 to 28, in Shelby, Michigan. Faculty interested in attending should submit this form by Monday, March 21.

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