Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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

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.

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