Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
President Bob Koob to visit UNI

Former President Bob Koob will visit campus on Friday, March 28. There will be a reception from 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall for those wishing to say hello. President Koob served as UNI's 8th president from 1995 to 2006.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation and direction to meet your fitness goals? Hire a UNI WRS personal trainer to jump start your health and fitness. Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
QUASH on!

QUASH is back! The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, April 25. This fun event helps raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team of two to four participants today.       

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Office Max Copy paper

The copy paper you've been receiving  for the last two years will be delivered to you in a different wrapping and a new box design but is the same high grade Office Max 30 percent recycled paper from Boise Cascade. For more information, call the warehouse at 277-0765.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Review proposed and revised policies

Policy 3.05 Student Group Travel, 3.10 Registration of Student Organizations, 4.41 Special Compensation, and 8.07 Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus have been revised and are available for comment on the policies website. Draft policy Discrimination and Harassment is also available for comment.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Sustainability Education Summer Institute

UNI tenure and tenure-track faculty can participate in the UNI Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Education Summer Institute 2014. The online application is due Friday, March 21. Selected participants will receive a $2,000 stipend.  For more information, contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150.  

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Now accepting applications for CIEP tuition scholarship

The Culture & Intensive English Program has a scholarship opportunity for individuals recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship will provide up to 100 percent CIEP tuition for either the summer or fall 2014 sessions. If you know of someone who would benefit, please forward this opportunity. Applciation deadline is April 15. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu or visit the CIEP website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Participate in a poverty simulation

The Student Affairs Diversity Team will host a Community Action Poverty Simulation from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26, at the CME. Participants will assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. Register online

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Update your international profile

Faculty and staff are invited to update their international profiles in the Professional Interest Database. This database allows the campus community to search for faculty and staff with certain interest or expertise in a country or geographical location. To add, delete or edit your information, email oipevents@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Open forum for CSBS dean candidate March 24

A presentation and open forum by Brenda Bass, candidate for the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Multipurpose Room, CME. A brief reception will follow. 

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
CORRECTION: End of support for Windows XP

The end of support for Windows XP is quickly approaching. The Computer Consulting Center staff can explain options for upgrading to the latest Windows operation system and whether your current computer is compatible. For more information, call 273-5555 or visit the  ITS website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Google Apps in the classroom workshop

Learn about Google tools available through UNI's implementation of Google Apps from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in 138 ITTC. Explore how you can use them in your course along with your students. Register online.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Using Universal Design for Learning

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning and assistive technology to move beyond convention and toward a varied and flexible classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 24, in 378 LIB. For more information, see the provost's website.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Employee Assistance Program - tax/identity theft presentation

The Employee Assistance Program will host an educational expert on identity theft and what victims (or potential victims) can do to secure their identity and financial information. The presentation will be offered three different times: 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in Ballroom C, MAU. The presenter will take questions after each session.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
BOR to meet at University of Iowa this week

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, March 12, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Tax/identity theft open forum

An open forum will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU to address questions related to the IRS/identity theft situation. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Baker Hall parking lot and sidewalks are closed

A fence has been erected around Baker Hall, its parking lot and nearby sidewalks. HC and service parking is available in the Gilchrist A lot. A map with alternate routes to use is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec with any questions or concerns at 273-6165.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
The Digital Turn featuring Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Ballroom, COM. Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Farewell reception for Travis Duncan

A farewell reception will be held for assistant technical director Travis Duncan from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, in the Lobby, GBPAC. A program will start at 4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Making the most of surveys: beyond measures of satisfaction

The second in a three-part series led by Donna Vinton called "Assessing Service Learning and Community Engagement Activities" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 378 LIB. This workshop will suggest some strategies for strengthening the value of surveys, particularly for use in evaluating events. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
New and updated policies

Policy 1.08 Line of Administrative Authority and Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work have been revised. New policies, 13.21 Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps and 13.22 Protection of Children in the Workplace, have been approved. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Library Map Collection survey

The Rod Library is reviewing its Map Collection. In order to provide the cartographic resources needed on campus, faculty who use maps are asked to complete a survey that takes approximately five minutes. The survey is online and will be open through March 24. 

Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Lecture on Mary Magdalene

Susan Hill, philosophy and world religions, will lecture on "Mary Magdalene: Penitent Prostitute or Apostle to the Apostles?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in 115 SRL.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Spring break, All-Sports Camp hosted by WRS

UNI's Wellness & Recreation Services is offering a five-day spring break camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 17 through 21 for children ages 6 through 12. The fee is $150. Find more information and register online. 

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Ed Conference

The Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education, part of the American Council on Education Women's Network, is sponsoring its annual conference April 17-18 at Drake University. This year's theme is "Stepping Up To the Plate." Find more information and register online.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Using comics in the classroom

In preparation for Rod Library's Mini Comic Con, attend a panel discussion of how faculty from a variety of disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 10, in 378 LIB. A list of panel members is posted online. 

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
ITS recommends software bargains

Reduced prices are available on the following items: Adobe Creative Cloud for faculty and staff ($9.75); Microsoft Office 2013 Home Use for faculty and staff ($9.95); and Lynda Online Training for students, faculty and staff (free online). For details, see the ITS website.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Film and discussion on 'Hannah Arendt'

The film "Hannah Arendt" about a German Jew persecuted in the Holocaust, will be shown at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in 007 SAB. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Bill Clohesy, philosophy & world religions, who was one of Arendt's students.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Grant Writing Workshop - Register by noon, March 6

A limited number of seats have opened for faculty and staff to attend the Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Ballroom, MAU. Register online by noon, Thursday, March 6. 

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Walk the labyrinth at Rod Library

Rod Library and the WRC are co-sponsoring a labyrinth from Thursday, March 6 through Friday, March 14, in the west lounge on the main floor, LIB. Walk the path, relax, reflect and find inner peace.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Earth Day booth registration

UNI's Earth Day celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the NW courtyard outside Maucker Union. Student organizations and departments can register online to have a booth. Lunch will be provided for booth staffers. 

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Book discussion for Women's History Month

Jessica Garraway, a student minoring in Women's & Gender Studies, will lead a discussion of the collection of stories in "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism" at noon, Thursday, March 13, in 207 SAB. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Legislative update

UNI state relations officer, Jeneane Beck, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Elm Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Benefits and challenges of teaching with technology

Richard Featherstone, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will discuss his experiences using technology in teaching and explore the benefits and weaknesses of using fully online and blended learning environments from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in 378 LIB.  

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
EAP financial consultation

With the recent tax advisory, Human Resource Services wants to remind faculty and staff of the free financial consultation services provided through the Employee Assistance Program. To use this service, call 800-327-4692, or send an electronic message

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Assessment basics for centers and community-based programs

The first in a three-part series led by Donna Vinton called "Assessing Service-Learning and Community Engagement Activities" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in 378 LIB. This workshop will cover basic types of assessments and ways to put assessment information to use. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
March Health, Wellness and Fitness News now posted

The March issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities, events and monthly topics.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
March Fulbright announcement

The March Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements.  Please email oip@uni.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Lowering student indebtedness

Tim Bakula and Joyce Morrow, financial aid, will present a session on "Lowering Student Indebtedness: Reversing the Upward Trend" from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the CME. For more information or to register, visit the student affairs website. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Why students don't transfer learning from one class to another

Getting students to use what they've learned from previous and concurrent courses is notoriously difficult. In this faculty development session, Benjamin Forsyth, ed. psych & foundations, will discuss how you can help students more effectively transfer their learning from other coursework into your classes. The session will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 3, in 378 LIB. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Film screening and discussion: 'Girl Rising'

The film "Girl Rising" will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Auditorium, LNG. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jack Yates, psychology, and Carole Yates, CEEE, will present "Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors and the Changing Climate" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. More information is available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Feb 27, 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 FY 13. The celebration is from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Georgian Lounge.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Representations of Women in Comics

Rod Library will host a panel discussion, Representations of Women in Comics: How Women are Drawn, Dressed, Desired & Discarded, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 324 LIB. The panel will explore the place of women in comics, from how their bodies are represented to their role in the story line. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Canon color copier/fax/scanner for sale

The SBDC is offering a used Canon C5180i for sale for $500. The machine is in good working order and does color copying, scanning, stapling and faxing. If interested, call 273-4322. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Professional development opportunity

Tim Bakula and Joyce Morrow, financial aid, will present "Lowering Student Indebtedness: Reversing the Upward Trend" from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the CME. Registration and more information are online. 

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
2014 Communique Alumni Magazine

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has released its digital 2014 alumni magazine, Communique

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