Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 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 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 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.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Veterans Day events on Tuesday, Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day by wearing gear from your service branch or a family member's; attending a flag ceremony at 11 a.m., at the West Gym; watching the movie "Story of America's Female Patriots" at 12:15 p.m., in the CME; or attending the Veterans Ball at 6 p.m. Register online for the ball. There will be free food for military members and veterans with ID at select places on campus.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Listening table for Day of Solidarity

Join a “Listening Table” to express your feelings about troubling social media postings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Rod Library. Benefit from supportive, non-interrupting, non-judgmental listeners. Offered by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Reflections of a female Army civilian in Afghanistan

Michele Devlin, HPELS, will describe her experience in a non-combat role with the U.S. military working with local populations at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in the CME. She will discuss how the role of civilians differs from the military and provide an understanding of civil-military response to crises around the world.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure that dining services are not only meeting, but exceeding campus needs, the Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate any or all of these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Chats, Piazza, Prexy's and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of 10 chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases. Complete the survey online and use Login code = 124 plus your UNI ID#. 

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
ODK's headshot photoshoot

Omicron Delta Kappa will host a headshot photoshoot on Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m., on the top floor of Maucker Union. For $10 you’ll receive a professional headshot for your portfolio and permission to print. No sign up required.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Solidarity paintings on display

Abstract paintings that show support for diversity and the “Day of Solidarity” will be displayed in the second-floor lounge area of SEC from Nov. 6 through 12.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Walk the Labyrinth

Drop in between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nov. 11, in Ballroom B, MAU. While walking the labyrinth, one may feel joy in slowing down the pace of life, finding peace, insight, reflection, creativity, relaxation and gratitude. For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Another LED upgrade

UNI is upgrading 40 pedestrian pole lights with new LED fixtures. These are being installed south and west of Maucker Union and are in line with the campus' focus on sustainability because they use 70 percent less energy.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic to lecture at UNI

UNI employees are invited to attend "Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach," a lecture by Dr. Amit Sood from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in 109 CBB. Sood has developed a program to help lower stress and anxiety and enhance resiliency and well-being. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
The CAT classroom: Why YOU might want to use it

Learn about the benefits and challenges of using the Collaborative, Active learning, Transformational (CAT) Classroom from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in 1043 BAR. The CAT Classroom allows faculty to engage students in using technology for learning during class. Visit the CETL website for more information.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI November workshop

Gain new insights on community building in this positive, interactive workshop facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or information, visit the diversity website or call 273-3210.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
EAP Employee Orientation Webinar

Employee & Family Resources (http://www.uni.edu/hrs/mybenefits/eap) is providing Employee Orientation webinars on Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Register today (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2214056140656233739;jsessionid=abciE...) to learn about the resources available to you and your family members, including confidential telephone or in-person counseling, legal & financial services, elder care resources, and many more. Employees may also view a recorded version (http://www.efr.org/workplace/my-eap/webinars/employee-webinars ) of the webinar.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Community Engagement: How to Measure Impact

The conversations and workshops on UNI's community engagement activities continue on November 4, when Dr. Adrienne Lamberti, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures and Professional Writing Program Coordinator, presents on "Documenting Your Impact" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education. Dr. Lamberti will discuss methods for effectively demonstrating the benefits of community outreach projects, specifically when using quantitative-focused institutional documentation to report on qualitative impact.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time benefits eligible employees can review and change their benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. For more information about Open Enrollment, please see our Open Enrollment website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday Reduced Operations | Dec. 25, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the Holiday Reduced Operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The campus is invited to attend “Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity” to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY14. The celebration will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Georgian Lounge. A brief program and awards ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign kicks-off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 14. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is at the United Way website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday reduced operations | Dec. 25 - Jan. 4

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the holiday reduced operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program workshop

Faculty are invited to attend a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU to learn about the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Educators for Change November article study

The Educators for Change Book Club will discuss the media's depiction of disability at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the 5th floor lounge, SEC. The article is available online. 

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
International Education Week

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide by participating in any of our weekly events to celebrate International Education Week. A full schedule of events can be found at www.uni.edu/internationalservices.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Pfohl to speak on campus Oct. 31

Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and leader of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, will speak on "Strengthening America Through Service" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in 002 SAB. A Q&A will follow. This lecture is part of the annual celebration for the Elinor A. Crawford & William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Free UNI football tickets for veterans and current military

Free tickets are available for UNI and community members who are veterans or military members for the football game against Illinois State at 4 p.m., Nov. 1. To request tickets, email Julia Heuer or call 273-3040.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Theatre UNI opens 'Love and Information'

The play "Love and Information" explores how social media affects our interactions through fragments snatched from personal relationships. It is produced in partnership with UNI's Cornerstone course, which focuses on media and social media. Performances begin Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 9. Show details are posted on the Theatre UNI website. 

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Student Disability Services to host lunch-and-learn student panel

Student Disability Services will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Elm Room, MAU. Current students will discuss their experiences attending UNI as a college student with a disability.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
UNI graduate programs open house

Get information about UNI graduate programs available on campus and at a distance from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Ballroom/Lounge, COM. Speak with graduate program faculty and advisers and learn about support services, including financial aid. While not required, RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted online. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services is accepting nominations for its 2014 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. Electronic nomination forms and information about both awards and eligibility are available online.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Policies for review

The following polices are available for review and comments: 1.20 Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 10.XX Records Retention, 2.04 Curriculum Management and Change, 2.05 Honorary Degrees and 13.16-Use and Security of Protected health Information. The following policies are available for deletion comments: 1.22 BOR Governance, 1.23 BOR Regular Meetings, 1.24 BOR Attendance at Meetings, 1.25 Hearings before BOR, 1.26 Communication of Students, Faculty, and Staff with BOR. Review and post comments by Nov. 14, at the policies and procedures website. 

Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Bartlett Hall re-dedication

Celebrate the renovation and re-dedication of Bartlett Hall at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Thompson Commons, on the ground floor. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach

Join us on Friday, Nov. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CBB 109 for a guest lecture and workshop with Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Learn about groundbreaking insights into understanding how the human brain operates and how it generates stress, robbing our lives of joy and vitality. Sood has developed a program that integrates cutting edge advances in neurosciences with timeless principles to help lower stress and anxiety, and enhance resiliency and wellbeing.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Sergey Golitsynskiy, communication studies, will present "A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Breakfast with TC and TK

Don't miss Breakfast with TC and TK from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Rialto Dining Center. Cost for the event is $6 for Alumni Association members and children under 12. Non-members pay $12. Register online. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Meeting non-western writers: Enrique Serrano & Tang Siu Wa

Authors Tang Siu Wa (Hong Kong) and Enrique Serrano (Colombia) will read from their work Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m., in the CME. This event is funded by the Diversity Council. Contact Caroline Ledeboer or Penny Wang for further information.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Roots & Boots this Friday in the GBPAC

See Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. The pre-show event includes a cowboy BBQ meal for purchase and country music starting at 6 p.m. Take some photos, dance and prepare to see Roots & Boots. Visit the GBPAC website for more information. 

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Effective teaching for effective learning

CETL director Susan Hill will summarize some of the recent research on effective teaching and effective learning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Register online. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
African American Affinity Group

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is piloting an affinity group for African American faculty and staff. If you're interested in being a part of this effort, please attend a get together from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Cottonwood Canyon Coffee, 218 East 4th St., Waterloo. A light buffet will be served. To RSVP, email Stephanie.Saak@uni.edu no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Interim Provost Mike Licari and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Nancy Cobb will attend. If you can't attend but would like to be included in future events, email Stephanie.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
2015 annual benefits open enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Additional open enrollment information will be provided on Friday, Oct. 31.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
WRS Fitness & Leisure Program: upcoming events

A free Halloween Zumba Party will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC courts 5 and 6 (upstairs basketball court). The second session class of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4; the fee is $15. The second session of Tai Chi starts Oct. 21 and ends Dec. 4; fee is $40. Register online. 

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Graduation Fair

Don't miss the Fall 2014 Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Take care of things like purchasing a cap and gown, graduation check-out, exit loan counseling and more.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Employee Recognition Survey input still needed

The deadline to complete the UNI Employee Recognition Survey is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Results will be shared with President Ruud and UNI Human Resources. For more information, contact Laura Terlip, Department of Communication Studies.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Professional development - Supervisor Toolkit

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning opportunity, Supervisor Toolkit: Online Resources, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 136 ITTC. Beth Kuehl, HRIS administrator, will present. Find more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies-V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will host Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Oct 27, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. For more information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler.

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

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