Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Register for Faculty Focus ─ Intersession Technology Workshops

ITS-Educational Technology will offer Faculty Focus workshops Jan. 4 through 8. Workshops address Bb Learn 9 features and other instructional technologies. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Find a workshop calendar and registration information online. 

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
'The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation'

The final Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) event for this semester will be at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME. Leisl Carr-Childers, history, will present "The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation." CROW Forum events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Woodwind chamber concert Dec. 3

Enjoy a Woodwind Chamber Concert at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, under the Dichotomy sculpture in LIB. The free performances are by the Northern Iowa Woodwind Quintet and Omega Winds. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Report infrastructure safety concerns

Report safety concerns regarding the infrastructure at UNI, such as unsafe working conditions, trip/fall hazards, broken safety equipment and other hazards. Reports can be made anonymously and will be reviewed quickly. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Local food box program

Missing the College Hill Farmers Market? Sign up to receive a weekly delivery of fresh, locally grown food delivered to campus. Sign up anytime, put your box on hold as needed and cancel anytime.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Return keys to Physical Plant

All keys checked out to faculty, staff and students need to be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p. m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
UNI SIS Advising Notes training

A campus Advising Notes system is available to academic advisers in participating departments. Supervisor approval for security and participation in training is required before access can be granted. Notes will become part of the student record and can be viewed by the student’s current and future advisers and related support staff. For more information, contact Michele Peck. Register online

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Information and the nomination form are posted online. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Education research event, Dec. 1

Mary Losch, CSBR, will present "Fit for Purpose: Matching Research Designs to Research Questions and Mixing Methods to Get the Most Valuable Data" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 282A/B LIB. A work session for education research project(s) will be at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
'The New Latinos (1946-1965)' film & discussion

Rod Library will host a film screening and discussion of the fourth episode in the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" initiative. "The New Latinos" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, at the Waterloo Public Library. Find episode descriptions and series information online. 

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
EAP session Dec. 2

Employees are invited to attend a session focused on exemplary leadership from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in CME 109. The program will focus on how leaders can assess and develop a plan for improving their abilities through various practices and actions. Registration is required. 

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Spring reading groups

The CETL will sponsor three reading groups in the spring semester. Register before Nov. 30, and you will get your book to read during winter break.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Help! My students won’t talk in class!

Join Susan Hill, CETL, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 378 LIB for a session on strategies that will help you and your students create effective classroom discussions.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
On-campus dining options for Thanksgiving break

UNI Dining Services will have limited hours during Thanksgiving break. The dining centers will be closed Nov. 21 through 29. Visit the Department of Residence website for a full listing of dining hours.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lawther Hall renovation

A construction site security fence is being installed in front of Lawther Hall. Parallel parking and the sidewalk in front of Lawther are not accessible. Parking in the east half of the Student Health Center parking lot will also be unavailable. The fence will stay in place until approximately July 1, 2017, when the project is completed.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Face to Face with HIV, Dec. 1

In recognition of World AIDS Day, attend Face to Face with HIV at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the CME. Listen to the personal struggles and successes of an Iowa woman living with HIV and learn about current HIV-related issues. If you have questions, contact Joan Thompson

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lifelong University classes needed

Lifelong University is seeking instructors to teach a course next semester that can be four-, two- or one-week long for lifelong learners. Instructors are paid $50 an hour and create their own schedule. Courses will start in February; sign up by Friday, Dec. 4. For more information, email Kelli McCarthy

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 19 is a day devoted to encourage Americans to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping that this decision to not smoke will last forever. Sign up for Relay for Life at its table in Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Nominations due for Exemplary Service & Eunice Dell Awards

Nominations for the A&F 2015 Exemplary Service Award or Eunice A. Dell Award are due Friday, Nov. 20. The Exemplary Service Award honors A&F employees for continued and outstanding achievement in the division's core values of service excellence, teamwork or initiative. The Eunice A. Dell Award recognizes an A&F employee who by their actions - on campus or in the community - have made a difference. Find nomination forms and information online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Make It Happen, Make It Matter Conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference Make It Happen, Make It Matter will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union. The conference begins with a keynote address from President Ruud followed by several breakout sessions. Register and find details online. Participants can stay for the full morning or come and go as schedules allow. http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/professionaldevelopment

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Travel around the world with Andy Stoll

At 26, Andy Stoll set off on what became a four-year, 40-country trip around the world. Stoll's stories and strategies will encourage all to pursue their biggest dreams. Hear him at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, in the Auditorium, LNG. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Maintain, Don't Gain Challenge starts Nov. 23

The holiday season is upon us, and even though the average weight gain is only a few pounds during the holidays, those pounds can add up. Employee Well-being will host a free six-week program to help you maintain your body weight during the holidays. Find more information online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
2016 Annual open enrollment period ends Nov. 23

The 2016 annual benefits open enrollment period will conclude at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov.23. Changes made will be effective Jan. 1, 2016. There will be no acceptance of late enrollments. Find more information about open enrollment, registering for informational sessions and a complete list of steps to take online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
New smoking policy approved

Policy 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use has been approved and is available on the UNI policies website. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
WRC annual pass

Effective Nov. 1, the fee for a pass to use the WRC and Health Beat was reduced to $175. More information on WRC user fees can be found online.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Minnesota Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" has become a Cedar Falls holiday tradition. Experience the acrobatics and nostalgic music that makes "The Nutcracker" an essential part of Christmas at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Food drive to support the NE Iowa Food Bank

UNI Dining is holding a food drive during November with all proceeds to be donated to the NE Iowa Food Bank. Non-perishable and monetary donations can be dropped off at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's or Essentials. You can also email Shelley Pruess to schedule an on-campus pick-up or if you have questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Additional flu shot clinic

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, you can do so at the walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Center.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Mail Center delivery change – locked offices

After an ongoing review of campus security and building/office access, Mail Center staff will no longer enter locked offices to deliver mail or packages. If your office is not open during regular mail delivery hours (typically 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), alternate arrangements must be made for delivery. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Mindful eating lunch and learn

Bring your lunch and listen to a variety of tips and strategies on eating with intention and attention this holiday season. Join Joan Thompson, health educator with Student Wellness Services, at noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
ADA session on Nov. 18

Employees are invited to attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the American's with Disabilities Act. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to attend this session from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 007/009 GIL. Please register in advance. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Call for STEM summer camp funding proposals

CHAS seeks proposals for financial support of 2016 STEM-themed summer day camps. Iowa NSF EPSCoR funds are available to support camps that meet an EPSCoR priority. All UNI faculty and staff are eligible to submit a proposal. Learn more and apply online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Be a buddy! - UNI Spectrum Project

Applications are now being accepted to be a UNI Buddy for the UNI Spectrum Project. The project will take place on Saturdays during the spring semester and combines music, drama, movement and art for children with different abilities. Find more information and apply online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
November biometric screening

Employee Well-being will offer a biometric screening provided by health professionals from Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in UNI's Physical Plant. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
'How to Teach in an Age of Distraction'

How do we or should we think about and use technology, both in and out of the classroom, with and without our students? The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece titled "How to Teach in an Age of Distraction.” Panelists will discuss the article from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in 378 LIB. Panelists: Elaine Eshbaugh, SAHS; Fabio Fontana, HPELS; Kimberly Cline-Brown, biology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum & instruction; and Jason Vetter, ITS-ET.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
American Red Cross blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Students can sign up online or Nov. 12, 13 and 16 in the Union. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
International Education Week is Nov. 16-20

International Education Week events start Monday, Nov. 16, in Maucker Union featuring world languages, international foods and a reception hosting distinguished guest Ms. Guadalupe Sanchez from the Mexican Consulate in Omaha.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrate International Women's Entrepreneurship with the inaugural Cedar Valley Women's Entrepreneurship event from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, COM. This event will unite networking and business groups for women in the Cedar Valley, empowering and celebrating women entrepreneurs in our community. Men and women are encouraged to attend. RSVP online.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Danish String Quartet at Gallagher Bluedorn on Nov. 16

Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music, these Scandinavian musicians are "one of the best quartets before the public today," according to The Washington Post. See them perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic'

Xia Liping, dean and professor of the Institute of International and Public Affairs at Tongji University, China, will lecture at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 115 SRL on "Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic." 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'What are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom?'

Need to make some changes in your next semester classes? Watch a 20-minute video with Maryellen Weimer who will tell us about her three mistakes from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. A discussion with Weimer will follow about what other blunders we might consider and how to correct future missteps.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Employee Well-being Grant

Applications for the Employee Well-being Grant will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 1. Take advantage of this opportunity if your department is interested in funding for various health and wellness initiatives.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Make It Happen, Make It Matter Conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference Make It Happen, Make It Matter will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union. The conference begins with a keynote address from President Ruud followed by several breakout sessions. Register and find details online. Participants can stay for the full morning or come and go as schedules allow.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
UNI voicemail maintenance

Information Technology Services plans to upgrade the systems behind the UNI Voicemail service between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. Your voicemail box will remain available and able to accept messages. However, the Web portal used to play voicemail messages from your computer and email notifications for new voice messages will be unavailable during this time. If you have questions or concerns, contact the ITS Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555 or email its-consult@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
iProcurement is now live in Oracle eBiz

iProcurement is the platform used to order office supplies. Instructions on using iProcurement are posted online. Training sessions on using the system are available. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
New student employee hiring process

The university has moved to an electronic I-9 system eliminating the need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Celebrate American Education Week with “Around the World in 180 Minutes” from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rod Library. Learn about new cultures, sample free food, win prizes and more. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'We the People: Trust in Public Discourse'

Bill Clohesy, philosophy, will present "'We the People': Trust in Public Discourse," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in 2 SAB. This talk explores the Constitution's secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if citizens choose to accept it. Clohesy will suggest in his lecture that our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Education research event, Nov. 10

Frank Kohler, special education, will present "Single Subject/Single Case Research" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 282A/B LIB. At 4:30, there will be a working session where faculty can get feedback on their current education research project(s). 

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