Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Read&Write Gold workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write Gold, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The hour-long event will be at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 102 SAB. Email brittany.warren@uni.edu to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Flu shot clinics postponed

The flu shot clinics on Oct. 8 in CBB; Oct. 9 in 007 GIL; and Oct. 14, in SEC have been canceled due to a delay in the shipment of vaccine. Multiple walk-in flu shot clinics will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 23 and 28, at the Student Health Clinic.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Search for provost and executive VP for academic affairs

The first consideration date for applications for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is Nov. 10. Your assistance is needed to recruit and nominate outstanding candidates for this key UNI leadership position. Information is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
New NCBI workshop: 'Controversial Issues,' Oct. 28

The next National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Learn a specific process for effectively working through interpersonal, group or organizational disagreements or conflicts. Facilitated by the UNI-NCBI team. Registration is required. Call 273-3210 or check the diversity website for scheduling conflicts or more information.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Thank the students who help your students, Oct. 6-12

It's International Tutor Appreciation week. Please take time to show appreciation for those who help your students achieve academic success. Write a thank you note to Academic Learning Center tutors, academic/writing coaches or supplemental instruction leaders in 008 ITTC Monday through Friday this week.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Helping learners visualize their possible selves

Tammy Gregerson, languages & literatures, will explore how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. No need to register. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Monday, Oct 6, 2014
Small group activities for student-centered learning

Based on interest at the Fall Faculty Workshop, this session presents three different group work activities that might be effective in your classes from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. Presenters include Nikki Harken, communication studies; Deedee Heistad, LAC; and Chad Heinzel, geology. Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Biometric health screenings during 2014-15 academic year

If you missed last week’s biometric health screening, you can register for a screening on Nov. 14, March 13 or May 15. The screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Employees who register for the Nov. 14 screening will be eligible to win a blood pressure cuff and a scale.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
UNISUSA's Zombie Run & Walk

The UNI Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) will host a Zombie Run & Walk Friday, Oct. 31. The fun run follows a course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them. Will you survive? Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An e-learning course is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Details are posted on the ITS website

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Workplace accommodations under the ADA

Attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the American's with Disabilities Act. The first of two sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 109 CME. This session is appropriate for both employees and supervisors. Register today.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
October WRS eNewsletters and Student Health 101 available

October issues of WRS Personal Fitness and Student Health 101 (SH101) are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. 

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
UNI to host Jack Hatch for education forum

UNI will host Jack Hatch for a Governor Candidate Education Forum at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Ballroom C, MAU. Hatch will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Graduate College Faculty Showcase

The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will be Monday, Oct. 6, with presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3 to 4 p.m., in 115 SRL, and poster presentations and refreshments from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The program is available on the Graduate College website. Contact the Graduate College at 273-2748 for more information.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Media representation of female athletes

Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota, will discuss media coverage of women's sport and dispel the myths that no one is interested in women's sport and that "sex sells" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
How to measure impact by developing a survey

Donna Vinton, Office of Academic Assessment, will facilitate a session on how to draft a survey designed to measure the impact of community engagement from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the CME. Contact Sharon Silva with any questions.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Theatre UNI offers $5 Friday

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct.3, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or any campus box office location, to purchase up to two tickets per performance at $5 per ticket for this semester's Theatre UNI shows: "The Sweetest Swing in Baseball" and "Love and Information." More information on the productions is posted online.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Healthiest State Walk

UNI students, faculty and staff will participate in a commitment to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016 through the Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Register for the UNI Well-being Walk, starting at 11 a.m. at Maucker Union, or the Wa1k for UNI, which begins at noon on the south side of campus. For more information, contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Ed Snowden, NSA leaker, patriot or traitor?

A panel will discuss Edward Snowden, the leaker of NSA documents, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in 002 SAB. Panelists include a former intelligence and counterterrorism expert, civil liberties scholar and organizational communication scholar. For more information, contact the American Democracy Project at 273-6898.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
'How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library'

Lee Van Orsdel, dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the University Room, MAU. Van Orsdel will discuss her library’s new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship and enrollment.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Seeking common read recommendations

The selection process is underway for the 2015-16 "common read," a book that will be used in First-Year Cornerstone classes, provide inspiration for Strayer Wood Theatre productions and bring together the community to discuss critical issues. Recommend a book by Oct. 1.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Depression screening

The screening is free, anonymous and open to UNI students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning about depression. The screening is Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the UNI Counseling Center (second floor of the Student Health Center). Session times are 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. Email Gretchen Honsell or call 273-2676 with questions.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Broadway show seeks young actor

The Broadway musical "Camelot" is in search of a young male actor to play the role of "Tom of Warwick" in the Oct. 18 production at the GBPAC. Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, visit the GBPAC website or contact Blake Argotsinger.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Free printer cartridges

The Study Abroad Center has several printer cartridges to give away. These cartridges include 10 HP Q2670A black, six HP Q2681A cyan, five HP Q2682A yellow and one HP CE265A Toner Collection Unit. Call 273-7078 if interested.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
UNI partnering with TurboVote

UNI has partnered with TurboVote to help make voter registration easier. Go to the TurboVote website to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and get reminders about local, state, and federal elections. 

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Step It Up 5K for Autism Speaks

The Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will host its annual 5K to raise money for Autism Speaks. Step It Up is a 3K or 5K walk/run that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls. Register or donate online. For more information, contact Whitney.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A-Team academic assistance

The A-Team, sponsored by the Academic Learning Center and Rod Library offers tutoring in math, science, writing feedback and study strategies for any class. Drop in from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, in the Digital Media Hub, 282 LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
September Fulbright announcement

The September Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
RAINN Day

Sign a banner in support of sexual assault survivors and learn about Project Unbreakable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union (next to Chats). This event is in honor of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Day.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Policies for review and comment until Oct. 13

The following policies are available for feedback and review until Monday, Oct. 13: Review Policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property, Review Policy 3.09 Career Services, Review Policy 3.07 Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Review Policy 2.08 Extension/Continuing/Distance Education Services.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Film screening: 'Precious Knowledge'

See the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about attacks on ethnic studies programs, at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Faculty summer fellowships

The application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a 2015 summer fellowship are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Summer fellowship awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Critical studies of religion fosters inter-religious understanding

Thomas Thangeraj, Emory University, will discuss how departments of religion in colleges and universities in India helped create mutual understanding and acceptance in the context of inter-religious conflict in India at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 115 SRL. For further information, email or call Jerry Soneson at 273-6221. 

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
Mark your calendar - Oct. 6 TIER Town Hall

A Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) Town Hall meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the Ballroom, MAU. Deloitte will present the final administrative business cases and seek input. Live streaming of the forum will be available directly from the efficiency Web page. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

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
Participants needed for research study on stuttering

Student researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are seeking adults who stutter to participate in a research study. Participants will learn to control a computer game environment by producing voice. For more information, contact Carlin Hageman. Opportunities to enroll in speech-language pathology services will be available to participants.

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
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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Coffee & Kisses at the Book Bistro

A new event has been added to this week's Homecoming lineup. Students can attend Coffee & Kisses at the Rod Library's new Book Bistro from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. Free coffee, donuts, and purple and gold kisses will be served following Campaniling. For the full list of this week's activities, visit the Homecoming website.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
TIAA -Cref individual counseling sessions

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI Sept. 24 and 25 as well as Oct. 8, 9, 22 and 23 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Thinking About Graduate School, Sept. 23

Thinking About Graduate School is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Ballroom, MAU. The program includes "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School" presentation and a graduate faculty panel. The UNI Graduate Programs Fair concludes the event.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. SGIDs are very helpful for making mid-course adjustments and clarifications in a course. To request an SGID, please complete the form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Diversity Council offers mini grants

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of, and education about, issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. More information and the application are posted on the diversity website

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Mikkelsen informal retirement gathering

Morris Mikkelsen, associate vice president for Facilities Planning, will retire on Sept. 30 after more than 30 years of service to the university. An informal gathering will recognize him from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the Commons Plaza. Rain location is the Great Reading Room, SRL. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

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
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. 

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