Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Faculty Commencement apparel for spring 2015

Apparel will be rented at no charge for faculty members who plan to attend spring Commencement and do not have apparel. Contact Heather at University Book and Supply to order. Orders will be taken through April 4. 

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Last chance for semester: UNI-NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop

You are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the last NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop of the semester from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 10. This is a positive, interactive approach to growing your skills in communicating across cultural groups. Facilitated by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute. Lunch and snacks provided. Register online. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
TRX Competency Course

Looking to add something new to your personal workouts? Patrons now have access to UNI TRX Suspension Trainers. Complete a short 30-minute course to gain access to one. Contact Henry Lang or call 273-7167 to register.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Preparing Students for the Future: Integrating Academic Rigor with Career Planning

Join a faculty panel for a discussion from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in 378 LIB, that will focus on multiple approaches that integrate academic rigor and career preparation for UNI undergrads. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from January 1 to March 31, 2015, must be reported (please insert link to by April 3. 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. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015
ETS job shadowing

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is providing Waterloo middle school students with a job shadowing experience from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 9 and April 20. Two students will be matched with a faculty or staff member and will have lunch in one of the dining centers. The students will be required to complete a questionnaire with career-related information, such as working conditions, educational background and employment trends. If you or someone from your department would be willing to host students, email Ruthie Stigler by Wednesday, April 1.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015
University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Awards

The winners of the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2015 are John Wiles (CHAS/School of Music); Matthew Webb (CHAS/Mathematics); Nicole Skaar (COE/Educational Psychology & Foundations); and John Burnight (CHAS/Philosophy & World Religions). The UBS Outstanding Teaching Award honors pre-tenure faculty members who have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching. The winners will be honored with a reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Commons Lounge and Porch.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Library hours during spring break

Spring break hours for Rod Library are posted online. All youth books (7 day) checked out Saturday, March 7 are due Monday, March 23. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Policy for review

Policy 12.04 Student Employee Grievances is available for comments until Thursday, April 2.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Eat on campus during spring break

Prexy's in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons; and Biscotti's in Redeker Center will be open limited hours for spring break. Piazza and Rialto dining centers will not be open during break. A complete list of hours and specials are posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award

Nominations for the Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award are due by Wednesday, March 25. The criteria and selection procedures are posted online. Email nominations to lac@uni.edu or send hard copies to mail code 0460. Faculty award recipients may choose to accept the award as supplies and services funds to offset expenses for curricular development and/or research or creative activities, or as a monetary award.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI Police will host a V.I.D.S. training session on April 3 in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Register for training online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler for more information.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Making safe decisions

Student Wellness Services, UNI Public Safety and local and state law enforcement will offer a fun and educational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Activities include: life-size drinking and driving simulator; alcohol goggle simulations with golf, water pong; alcohol poisoning case study; and information and resources from a variety of areas on and off campus. Light refreshments and many giveaways will be available.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
P&S Staff Excellence Awards

P&S Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions to the university. Any member of the campus community is eligible to nominate. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 20. Nomination guidelines and a form are available online. Contact karen.cunningham@uni.edu or mark.rowe-barth@uni.edu if you have questions. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Memorials for Glen Henry

Glen Henry was an associate professor for 38 years at UNI in Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. He also coached football and swimming. Henry passed away Feb. 27. Memorials may be directed to the UNI Panther Athletic Club/Glen Henry Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Book drive tallies 680 children's books

The UNI United Way committee thanks faculty, staff and students who donated 680 children's books during the recent book drive on campus. Books will be donated to Cedar Valley children who don't have access to age-appropriate books at home.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
'I Am A Girl' screening on March 25

The Multicultural Graduate Student Association invites you and your classes to attend a screening of Rebecca Barry's "I Am A Girl" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in 002 SAB. This documentary details the realities of girlhood in the 21st Century. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Wakonse teaching conference information session

Wakonse, a conference on college teaching, will take place May 21 through 26, in Michigan. The CETL will sponsor a number of UNI faculty to participate. If you're interested, please attend the information session from noon to 1 p.m., March 9, in 378 LIB or email Susan Hill. Visit the conference website for more information.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
'Bb Assessments: Online Testing' workshop

ITS-Educational Technology is offering a workshop on online testing using Blackboard Learn from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in 136 ITTC. Register online. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Open faculty forums on LAC portion of BAS Degree draft proposal

The Liberal Arts Core Committee (LACC) invites interested faculty to attend an open forum to provide input on the LACC portion of the BAS Core draft proposal. The forums will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, and from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 11. Forums will be held in the CME.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Meet solar PV installation experts at CEEE open house

Learn about the products, prices and rebates for residential solar systems from the experts who installed the new array for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in the Rotunda, CEEE.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Learn about types, benefits of institutional repositories

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the university from 3:30 to 4:45 pm., Thursday, April 16, in 109 CBB. Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University, will be the presenter. More information is posted on the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIversitas publishes Volume 10

This volume features a forum on UNI's Cornerstone program, a work of new music, community outreach research, reviews and responses on Shakespeare's contemporary influence, open access publishing, the state of higher education and more. UNIversitas is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Reminder: retiring access.uni.edu Web server

The access.uni.edu Web server will be retired May 30. It's been replaced with new, load-balanced servers that now house the majority of UNI's custom Web applications. If you have any links to access.uni.edu, contact Chad Wittrock to determine where those links should now point. Updates are posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Symposium in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

UNI and the Consulate General of Canada will host a research symposium and film screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Rod Library/UNI Museum. Refreshments will be served. Sessions are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
How your colleagues are flipping and blending their courses

Brian Warby, Roberta Roth and Kim Cline-Brown will present their experiences incorporating different kinds of technology to create flipped and blended courses at 2 p.m., Friday, March 6, in 378 LIB. Three different faculty members will discuss their experiences at 3 p.m., Monday, March 30, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Film screening: 'Abrazos'

Internationally acclaimed director Luis Argueta will screen his film Abrazos at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9, in 108 CAC. The film is the second in Argueta's trilogy of documentaries about immigration. The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
UNI to host Iowa International Education Conference

The 3rd Annual Iowa International Education Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union. Lunch will be provided. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff from across Iowa. All areas of international education will be covered. More information is posted on the Iowa International Education Conference website.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Discounted events at U.S. Cellular Center

UNI has teamed up with the U.S. Cellular Center to provide students, faculty and staff with discounts to several events: Pinnacle Combat, the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam and Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance. To purchase discounted tickets, use the password UNI on any of the events that apply. This password can be used through any Ticketmaster outlet (additional convenience fees will apply) or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Professional development opportunity

The student affairs professional development committee will offer a learning opportunity "Worms, Phishing and other Slimy Stuff" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the CME. To find out more or to register, visit the student affairs website.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Using puzzles in online teaching

Audrey Rule, curriculum & instruction, will present her Teach UNI project discussing how she has incorporated games and puzzles into her courses and how they affected student learning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
'Intro to Bb Learn 9' workshop

ITS-Educational Technology is offering an introductory workshop for those new to using Blackboard Learn or those who need a refresher. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 10, in 102 SAB. Register online. 

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Retirement reception for Marilyn Drury

ITS-Educational Technology will host a retirement reception to honor director Marilyn Drury from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Marilyn has been at UNI since 1999. Stop by and wish her well in her retirement. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CROW Forum on Monday

Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will discuss her book "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma and Mimetic Theory" at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME. Copies of her book will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Free anxiety screening

A free, anonymous anxiety screening will be held at the Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center) on Wednesday, March 4. Sessions start on the hour at 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Human Trafficking is here and thriving in Iowa

Ruth Buckles, the statewide coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, will share a survivor's parent's perspective on the business of trafficking humans at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 132 SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine at Gallagher Bluedorn this Saturday

"Workaholics" star Adam DeVine will perform at 8 p.m., this Saturday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Adam is one of the most sought-after young comedians in Hollywood, starring in both "Workaholics" and Adam DeVine's House Party, as well as appearing in Hollywood films like "Pitch Perfect" 1 & 2. Get your tickets here

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Updating online directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse >Update My Personal Information. This information is emailed directly to Human Resource Services and is updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement

The inaugural Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to partner with a community leader to offer their expertise on research, program evaluation and problem solving in return for scholarship and teaching opportunities. Students will meet with community leaders and learn how they can partner on service learning projects and community engagement endeavors. RSVP and inquiries to Julianne Gassman.  

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Mark Myers, biology, will present "Assessing the Wildlife Habitat Value of Diverse Prairie Plantings Managed as Agro-energy Crops in an Agricultural Landscape" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, March 2, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Summer camp and conference housing registration available

Summer camp and conference housing planning and registration is now available through the Department of Residence website. If your group or organization is planning to host a conference or camp at UNI this summer, consider offering them the convenience and affordability of on-campus housing and dining.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Check out the new Recreation Services 'Come Play With Us' campaign

See your fellow coworkers in this video enjoying the WRC. Faculty, staff, retiree, spouse and dependent memberships are available as well as other wellness and recreation programs and services. 

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Academic Leadership for Women: Paths to Success

"Academic Leadership for Women: Paths to Success" will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Friday, March 6, in the University Room, MAU. A full breakfast will be served. There will be a panel presentation followed by questions, answers and discussion. Panelists will be Brenda Bass, CSBS; Nancy Cobb, faculty affairs; Patricia Geadelmann, governmental relations; and Vickie Robinson, COE. RSVP online

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Presentation on adult degree completers

Carla Hickman, practice manager with the Education Advisory Board, will present "Charting a Path to Persistence – Improving Outcomes for Adult Degree Completers" from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the State College Room, MAU. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 25. Light refreshments will be served. Email karen.cunningham@uni.edu with any questions.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
V-men workshop

This workshop will explore the issue of violence against women and girls from a masculine perspective from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. The session will address the root causes of violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Men-identified participants only. No registration required.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
TIAA-Cref Financial Services

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Feb. 25 and 26, March 11,12, 25 and 26 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered 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 or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

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