Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Monday, Feb 18, 2013
National Science Foundation proposals

<p>The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide a brief overview of changes to the National Science Foundation proposal process from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the State College Room, MAU.</p>

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Faculty development--helping students in distress

David Towle, counseling center, and Leslie Williams, student affairs, will discuss how faculty can help distressed students get appropriate mental health services and how to address disruptive behavior in the classroom. The session is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights

The Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will take place Friday, March 1 on the UNI campus.  There is no registration fee.  More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Living Lands & Waters founder to speak at UNI

Chad Pregracke will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Lang Auditorium. Pregracke has created a social movement around improving the quality of our nation's rivers with his organization, Living Lands & Waters

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Deadline approaching for Lux nominations

Recognize outstanding undergraduate students for service and leadership to UNI by nominating them for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22. Additional information is available on the dean of students website.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Climate change and the Obama Administration

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live conference call from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Room 203C, WRC, with Michael Levi, the senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Levi will speak to climate change and the Obama Administration. Q&A opportunity to follow.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
New UNI policies

The following polices are new: 9.81 on University Communication and 13.20 on the Duty to Report Child Abuse.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground

Learn how you can get involved with the upcoming 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters project. A campus-wide informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Lobby. For more information, contact

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
UNI welcome reception for incoming President Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus welcome reception for incoming President William Ruud, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber will host a community-wide welcome event for the Ruuds this summer.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - celebrating Black History Month

The latest Panther Caucus highlights a sample of events hosted by UNI during Black History Month. From the African-American Read-In to the kick-off of International Pretty Brown Girl Day, UNI has much to celebrate.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Town Hall meeting on diversity

UNI's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., also in the Ballroom. James Bonilla, an internationally recognized consultant on diversity in higher education, from Hamline University, will be the keynote speaker. More information is posted on the Diversity Matters website

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Free anxiety screening

Learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and take a free screening at the UNI Counseling Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Screenings will be offered at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 1 and 2 p.m.  No registration is needed. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell at 273-2676.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Pre-tenure fellowship awards

The executive vice president and provost has funding available for a limited number of summer fellowship awards, reserved for faculty members on the tenure track, to support scholarly, research and/or creative work to assist with tenure review. Completed applications are due in the provost's office by Friday, March 15.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013
Donna Hoffman will be guest on IPR today

UNI political science department head Donna Hoffman will be a guest on IPR's Talk of Iowa this morning at 10 a.m. She will discuss the State of the Union speech and its significance. 

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Darwin Week to educate community on variety of topics

Darwin Week lectures will be presented from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Speakers will discuss topics related to skepticism, humanism, science and education. The lecture schedule is posted on the Darwin Week website

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to an instructor, usually midway through a course. SGIDs are used to improve teaching, develop ideas for strengthening a course and enhance communication between students and teachers. If you are interested in having a SGID in one of your courses this semester, contact Susan Hill, by March 1.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Strategies for getting the papers you want to grade

A common complaint from faculty is that students don't know how to carry out research successfully. Karen Tracey, languages and literatures, offers strategies to guide students to completing the kind of research papers that faculty want to read. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in the Oak Room, MAU. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Faculty development--Poll Everywhere

Have you ever wanted to get an idea about whether your students understand a point you're trying to make? Poll Everywhere uses cell phones, tablets or computers to poll students in class.  Jason Vetter, educational technology, will demonstrate the system for faculty from noon to 1p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in 136 ITTC.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Imagine the Impact Campaign ends with success

Many thanks to the campus community for sending the Imagine the Impact Campaign over the top by $8 million. The campaign ended Dec. 31, 2012. The total raised was $157,857,609.48. Read impact stories at the foundation website.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Student Employee of the Year nominations deadline

The deadline to submit nominations for Student Employee of the Year is Friday, Feb. 15. Criteria and nomination forms are available at the financial aid website.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
UNI Up Close agenda

Welcome our prospective students and families! UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students on Friday, Feb. 15 and 22. The agenda is posted at the admissions website.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
William Ruud named next UNI president

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, named William Ruud as the next UNI president. For more information about Ruud, visit the presidential search site.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Emergency procedures flier

A new UNI Emergency Procedures flier will soon be posted in all UNI classrooms by the Office of the Registrar. Additionally, all department heads have received, or will receive, a sample flier from their respective VP or dean. Please post the flier in the appropriate gathering spaces associated with your department -- such as conference rooms, break rooms, etc. The goal is wide-spread distribution.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI Day At Capitol

President Allen will host the inaugural UNI Day at the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 11. More than 15 current state legislators are UNI graduates. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology

Applications/nominations are now being taken for the Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology. The awards recognize and encourage UNI faculty committed to effective instructional technologies that enhance learning for students at UNI. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 1. Details are available in this Google Doc