Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
iProcurement is now live in Oracle eBiz

iProcurement is the platform used to order office supplies. Instructions on using iProcurement are posted online. Training sessions on using the system are available. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
New student employee hiring process

The university has moved to an electronic I-9 system eliminating the need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Celebrate American Education Week with “Around the World in 180 Minutes” from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rod Library. Learn about new cultures, sample free food, win prizes and more. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'We the People: Trust in Public Discourse'

Bill Clohesy, philosophy, will present "'We the People': Trust in Public Discourse," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in 2 SAB. This talk explores the Constitution's secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if citizens choose to accept it. Clohesy will suggest in his lecture that our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Education research event, Nov. 10

Frank Kohler, special education, will present "Single Subject/Single Case Research" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 282A/B LIB. At 4:30, there will be a working session where faculty can get feedback on their current education research project(s). 

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
IDDS on Wheels coming to a location near you

IDDS on Wheels is an opportunity for faculty to meet one-on-one with an instructional designer from ITS-Educational Technology in or near your building. ITS will come your way at least once during the semester. Watch for an email with details or contact idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Give to the United Way!

The UNI United Way campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 6. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper form and envelope provided in campus mail and put it in one of the drop boxes listed on the envelope. Additional information is available online. 

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
'A Comparative Study of Active-Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types'

Martha Reineke, philosophy & world religions, and Marybeth Stalp, SAC, will present on a learning-strategies study at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in 023 SAB. The study compared student learning outcomes in the same course where one section met in a technology-enhanced classroom and two sections met in a traditional classroom.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
"It's On Us" Week of Action

The "It's On Us" campaign National Week of Action is Nov. 8 through 14. The goal is to raise awareness for the campaign and ultimately foster a culture of consent. There will be multiple events around campus to support this campaign, including two opportunities to pledge and a Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop. Find more information online. 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Vinyl record blowout sale

Rod Library will offer a vinyl record sale Thursday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 8. A wide variety of musical styles are available, including classical, jazz, popular and musical theatre. All albums are $2; cash only.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
November CETL calendar

The November CETL event calendar is available online. 

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Islam in Iowa: An American Story

Cara Burnidge, religion, will present “Islam in Iowa: An American Story” at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in 2 SAB. Like many native and naturalized citizens, Muslims around the world viewed the U.S. as a place of opportunity and freedom from religious persecution. This presentation will show that Iowa, in particular, provided such opportunities for Muslim immigrants, which is why it's home to the oldest mosque in the United States, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June, John Wiles, music, led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following The Wicklow Way in Ireland. Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in 116 RSL.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Additional flu shot clinic

The Student Health Clinic will offer a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the main entryway.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
UNI Quality Initiative Project

Campus input is needed on the Quality Initiative Project (QIP) that UNI will complete as part of reaccreditation in 2020. A quality initiative can take a variety of shapes, purposefully aligns with present concerns and aspirations, and must have the potential for significant impact on the institution and its academic quality. Share your ideas and suggestions online. For more information, contact co-chairs Kristin Moser or Scott Peters.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
3rd Annual Military Ball

The UNI Veterans Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Military Ball at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Commons Ballroom. All are invited to attend as a veteran, current military or simply in support of our service members in the community and on campus. RSVP online.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
Gilchrist Costume & Office Decoration Competition

Stop by participating offices in Gilchrist Hall to enjoy treats and vote for your favorite decorated office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Enter a drawing for prizes by guessing the theme of each participating office. Pick up your ballot and a list of participating offices Oct. 30 in the first floor lobby and on the ground floor between Human Resource Services and the Study Abroad Center. Bring your kids/grandkids to trick-or-treat from noon to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
UNI-CUE looking for tutors

The UNI-CUE Tutoring Center is still looking for a few tutors for students in grades K through 4 and high school. Students, faculty, staff and retirees are accepted as tutors for the program. Each tutor meets weekly with a student for a 1.5-hour tutoring session at UNI-CUE in downtown Waterloo. For more information, call 273-4771 or email Nancy Scoggins Rose

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
ISA's Halloween dance party

International Student Association is hosting a Halloween Dance Party from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Ballroom, MAU. The theme is "Carnival Freakshow." Enjoy free food, games, open dance floor, raffles and more.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

The Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, MU Food Court, Piazza and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open Nov. 3 through 13.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
UNI to host actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak at UNI's GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Bialik is well known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s sitcom "Blossom" and now appears regularly as neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the "Big Bang Theory."

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Retirement open house

After 33+ years of loyal service to the university, Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police, is retiring. Stop by and wish him well from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in 007 GIL. A presentation will be at 4 p.m. If you have questions, call the University Police Division at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Do you have unused medications?

The UNI Pharmacy now has a MedSafe, a receptacle to collect unused medications. Any medications, including over the counter, prescriptions and even controlled substances can be brought to the UNI Pharmacy. The medications are securely collected and then sent to be incinerated, which prevents the medication from cycling back into our water supply. Drop off unused medication during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Halloween at Piazza!

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining amongst ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see!

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign will run Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. 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 online. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Free portraits in UR photo studio

University Relations will provide free business portraits for faculty, staff and students from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in 123 East Bartlett. Images will be sent via Google Drive.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
'The Heritage of the Bible in the Qur'an'

John Burnight, religion, will present "Abraham, Moses and Jesus: The Heritage of the Bible in the Qur'an" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in 137 MSH. This presentation will examine a number of the Qur'anic passages discussing these and other biblical figures who are considered messengers of God, highlighting the important role that each plays in Islam.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Toner cartridges available to UNI departments

The following new toner cartridges are available at no cost for internal use: two Dell 5110 high capacity (black) and one Dell 5110 standard capacity (cyan). If interested, email Susie Grover or call 273-2025. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at GBPAC

One of the most enduring Broadway shows of all time, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," blends country, pop and rock music into an uplifting story of biblical proportions! See it at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Cooling shut down notice

The Physical Plant will begin changing buildings from cooling to heating starting Monday, Nov. 2. Buildings may run warmer on warm days because the cooling system will be off. This is necessary to prevent damaging the cooling coils.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Free tickets to see Kaleidoscope play, 'The Shape of a Girl'

"Shape of a Girl" is a one-women show about girl-on-girl bullying. See this free production at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at the GBPAC. No tickets required. Pre-registration is required. The show is 60 minutes long with a 10 minute Q&A.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Motor vehicle usage reminder

Anyone using a university vehicle should review Policy 9.63, Motor Vehicle Usage. University vehicles and vehicle operators represent the university while driving vehicles. Obeying all traffic laws and courteous driving is expected. University vehicles are not to be used for personal errands.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Sign up for a TIAA-CREF consultation

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Nov. 17, 18 and Dec. 16 to conduct individual 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 for a meeting online or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Flu shot update

There have been 608 flu shots administered this year, but there are plenty left. The last flu shot clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Student Health Clinic.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Photos needed for Military and Veteran Exhibit at Rod Library

The UNI Veterans Association is seeking photos and names for the Military and Veteran Exhibit at Rod Library. Submissions can be sent to Kathryn Ira or the Military Veteran Student Services Office by Wednesday, Oct. 28. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations is offering another round of training for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Enroll in a class today. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Online course development awards: summer/fall 2016

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2016 courses are due Friday, Nov. 20. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. For details, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211. 

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Flipped and Blended presentations

Katheryn East and Denise Tallakson will discuss their Flipped and Blended presentations from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in 378 LIB. East will discuss how learning more about flipping has affected her teaching, and Tallakson will discuss strategies that encouraged more experiential learning in an arts-integration methods course.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Special Events class hosts Paint the Town Red for AHA

Nov. 9 through 14 businesses on the Hill will participate in day deals or week-long specials for people who purchase a red wristband for $5. The proceeds will be donated to The American Heart Association. Check out the Facebook event page for wristband sale details or preorder online. 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Majors in Minutes

Majors in Minutes, a way for students to learn more about a major, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Ballrooms, MAU. The set up is similar to speed dating; every eight minutes music will play and you can stay at your current table or visit a new one.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
New student employee hiring process

Starting Monday, Oct. 26 the university is moving to an electronic I-9 system. Because of this new system there is no longer a need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Graduate Student Mixer is Oct. 26

The Second Annual Graduate Student Mixer "Building Community" is from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in the Ballroom, MAU. Meet other graduate students, faculty and staff while enjoying warm cider and cookies.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in Ballroom A, MAU. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Mobile device encryption help

UNI IT staff will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you encrypt your mobile device on the following dates/locations: Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 207 SAB; Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the browsing room, LIB; and Thursday, Oct. 22, in 1060 BAR. Stop by if you have questions or want help getting your device encrypted.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Committee members wanted for American Democracy Project

UNI's American Democracy Project is seeking one person for its planning committee and two people for a committee on civility and civil discourse. If interested, submit your name or nominate someone for one or both committees to Gerri Perreault or call 273-6898.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Bollywood Masala Orchestra at Gallagher Bluedorn Oct. 24

Celebrate the spirit of India with the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers at Gallagher Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. With 17 professional artists on stage, you’ll experience the amazing sights and sounds of Indian music and dance. Get tickets online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
In Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will recognize those who obtained external funding in FY 2015. The celebration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. A brief program and awards ceremony begin at 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Affinity groups for UNI faculty and staff

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President would like to start two new affinity-support groups for faculty and staff: Hispanic/Latino and an Asian Affinity group. The purpose is to promote campus community building at UNI. Already existing is the African-American Affinity group, whose contact person is Celeste Bembry. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 273-3210. 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
The Academic Learning Center has a new website

Please add the URL "uni.edu/unialc/" to your department’s Web page, or checking any current links you may have to the Academic Learning Center's individual program pages and update accordingly.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
City elections voting location on campus

All Cedar Falls voters can vote from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Maucker Union. Find more information online.

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