Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Re-Visiting the Classics on Diversity and Inclusion: session 2

The second in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in 378 LIB. Facilitator Karen Mitchell (CHAS) will lead this discussion on Antonia Darder's "Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to our Lives." The article is available for download on the CETL website by clicking on the calendar event.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Bike Rental Program

NISG and the Office of Sustainability are creating a student bike rental program at UNI. If you would like to donate a bike, contact Eric O'Brien. Bikes in working and non-working condition will be accepted. This event is to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
'Quest for Kudos Challenge'

Sarah Rosol, management, will lead a session on how to add constructive competition to enhance a cooperative learning experience from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 378 LIB. No registration required. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
BOR agenda available

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 22 and 23 in Iowa City. Agenda items are posted online.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Developing women leaders to enhance Iowa higher education

The Way Up conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, at The Hotel at Kirkwood, in Cedar Rapids. This annual conference is designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and staff, including President Ruud. For more information, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
2014-15 seed funding available

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) and Business and Community Services have available several seed funding opportunities for FY 2014-15. They are Iowa NSF EPSCoR Project Grants, Commercialization Grants and Travel Grants. Find more information or download the application documents at the RSP website

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Crisis in Ukraine

The Department of Political Science, the global studies major and the Forum for National and Transnational Identities will host a panel presentation and discussion about the crisis in Ukraine at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in SAB 2. Panelists are Ken Basom, political science; and Gregory Bruess and Konrad Sadkowski, history.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Polar Bare Run

The annual Polar Bare Run will be held Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. at the Alumni House. The one-mile walk/run is free but participants are asked to bring clothing and nonperishable food donations to the event. Donations will be given to the House of Hope and Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Two clothing donations and four food donations will earn participants one entry to the prize raffle that will take place after the race. Register online.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 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 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in 102 SAB. Email brittany.warren@uni.edu to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
This weekend at Gallagher Bluedorn

Check out the events at GBPAC this weekend! Beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 there will be a Renaissance Faire on the GBPAC front lawn. Later that day, experience a performance of the Broadway show "Camelot." On Sunday, Oct. 19, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson will perform. Visit the GBPAC website for details.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Meet & Greet: Ernie Cline, author of 'Ready Player One'

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the library's Meet & Greet event from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Book Bistro. Ernie Cline, author of "Ready Player One," will be available to meet with the campus community about his book.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Forms Repository has a new location

The Forms Repository application hosted by Information Technology Services has moved to a new location. The former Forms Repository location will redirect to this new site until Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, the old application will be removed and users will no longer be automatically redirected. Please update any links to the Forms Repository to uni.edu/uni-forms. If you have any questions or changes to listings, contact Chad Wittrock

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Professional development opportunity: Controlling Confusion Together

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a lunch and learning opportunity, Controlling Confusion Together, from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the CME. Dale Cyphert, management, will present. Find more information and register online.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Pre-tenure fellowship poster session & reception

During the 2013-14 academic year, 22 summer research and creative activity fellowship grants were awarded to pre-tenure faculty. Congratulate these faculty members and see the outcome of their work from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
The Clothesline Project

Participate in Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week by viewing the Clothesline Project display in Maucker Union Oct. 15 and 16. The Clothesline Project is a visual art campaign to raise awareness about violence against women, children, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Notice of chiller shut down

Based on current outdoor temperatures and the extended forecast, Physical Plant will begin turning off the chillers and winterizing the coils. Preparations must be started in advance to be sure equipment and occupants are protected from an unexpected cold snap that may last for more than a few days. If you have any questions, call Gary Saak at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Adobe Connect licenses available

Adobe Connect licenses are available for UNI faculty and staff. Adobe Connect provides a Web conferencing environment for various purposes: instruction, meetings, collaborations and more. Faculty licenses are available at no cost if being used for instructional purposes. Staff licenses and other non-instructional licenses cost $150 per year. Contact Marilyn Drury, if interested.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014
BOR public hearing

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Pre-Tenure Fellowship Poster Session & Reception

During the 2013-2014 Academic Year, 22 summer research and creative activity fellowship grants were awarded to pre-tenure faculty. Please join us to congratulate these faculty members and see the outcome of their work on October 15, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Commons Slife Ballroom.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Careers, communication and counterterrorism in foreign policy

Join Ambassador John Dinger, alumnus of the UNI Department of Political Science and currently a senior inspector in the U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General, for a presentation at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 134 SAB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Athletic apparel sale

A sale of used UNI Athletic apparel will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 17, at the Northeast Concourse of the UNI-Dome. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration (ID required). Additional details are available on the OBO website or contact Emily Creighton.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
New UNI Museums exhibit opening Oct. 16

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, UNI Museums will open an exhibit that explores the Cedar Valley during this time and Iowa's contribution to the war. The exhibit will open Thursday, Oct. 16, in Rod Library.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Q&A on Regents' proposal for performance-based funding

The Board of Regents has proposed major revisions to the funding formula for the state's universities. The proposal would tie state funding to in-state students and to the universities' performance on particular measures. As currently designed, it would also result in a significant net increase in state funding to UNI. Joe Gorton, United Faculty president; Tim Kidd, Faculty Senate chair; and Scott Peters, faculty chair, will make brief presentations, followed by Q&A at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 109 CBB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Tobacco cessation resources available

UNI Employee Well-being is sharing a tobacco cessation resource for employees available through Quitline Iowa and Pathways Behavioral Services Tobacco Prevention. Employees can pick up a “Quit Kit” at Human Resource Services in 027 GIL. For more information, call 1-800-QUITNOW or email employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 am., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 am., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Alert test planned

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Please review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application. 

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.

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