Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Learn about types, benefits of institutional repositories

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the university from 3:30 to 4:45 pm., Thursday, April 16, in 109 CBB. Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University, will be the presenter. More information is posted on the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIversitas publishes Volume 10

This volume features a forum on UNI's Cornerstone program, a work of new music, community outreach research, reviews and responses on Shakespeare's contemporary influence, open access publishing, the state of higher education and more. UNIversitas is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Reminder: retiring access.uni.edu Web server

The access.uni.edu Web server will be retired May 30. It's been replaced with new, load-balanced servers that now house the majority of UNI's custom Web applications. If you have any links to access.uni.edu, contact Chad Wittrock to determine where those links should now point. Updates are posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Symposium in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

UNI and the Consulate General of Canada will host a research symposium and film screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Rod Library/UNI Museum. Refreshments will be served. Sessions are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
How your colleagues are flipping and blending their courses

Brian Warby, Roberta Roth and Kim Cline-Brown will present their experiences incorporating different kinds of technology to create flipped and blended courses at 2 p.m., Friday, March 6, in 378 LIB. Three different faculty members will discuss their experiences at 3 p.m., Monday, March 30, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Film screening: 'Abrazos'

Internationally acclaimed director Luis Argueta will screen his film Abrazos at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9, in 108 CAC. The film is the second in Argueta's trilogy of documentaries about immigration. The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
UNI to host Iowa International Education Conference

The 3rd Annual Iowa International Education Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union. Lunch will be provided. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff from across Iowa. All areas of international education will be covered. More information is posted on the Iowa International Education Conference website.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Discounted events at U.S. Cellular Center

UNI has teamed up with the U.S. Cellular Center to provide students, faculty and staff with discounts to several events: Pinnacle Combat, the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam and Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance. To purchase discounted tickets, use the password UNI on any of the events that apply. This password can be used through any Ticketmaster outlet (additional convenience fees will apply) or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Professional development opportunity

The student affairs professional development committee will offer a learning opportunity "Worms, Phishing and other Slimy Stuff" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the CME. To find out more or to register, visit the student affairs website.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Using puzzles in online teaching

Audrey Rule, curriculum & instruction, will present her Teach UNI project discussing how she has incorporated games and puzzles into her courses and how they affected student learning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
'Intro to Bb Learn 9' workshop

ITS-Educational Technology is offering an introductory workshop for those new to using Blackboard Learn or those who need a refresher. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 10, in 102 SAB. Register online. 

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Retirement reception for Marilyn Drury

ITS-Educational Technology will host a retirement reception to honor director Marilyn Drury from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Marilyn has been at UNI since 1999. Stop by and wish her well in her retirement. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CROW Forum on Monday

Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will discuss her book "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma and Mimetic Theory" at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME. Copies of her book will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Free anxiety screening

A free, anonymous anxiety screening will be held at the Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center) on Wednesday, March 4. Sessions start on the hour at 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Human Trafficking is here and thriving in Iowa

Ruth Buckles, the statewide coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, will share a survivor's parent's perspective on the business of trafficking humans at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 132 SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine at Gallagher Bluedorn this Saturday

"Workaholics" star Adam DeVine will perform at 8 p.m., this Saturday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Adam is one of the most sought-after young comedians in Hollywood, starring in both "Workaholics" and Adam DeVine's House Party, as well as appearing in Hollywood films like "Pitch Perfect" 1 & 2. Get your tickets here

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Updating online directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse >Update My Personal Information. This information is emailed directly to Human Resource Services and is updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement

The inaugural Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to partner with a community leader to offer their expertise on research, program evaluation and problem solving in return for scholarship and teaching opportunities. Students will meet with community leaders and learn how they can partner on service learning projects and community engagement endeavors. RSVP and inquiries to Julianne Gassman.  

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Mark Myers, biology, will present "Assessing the Wildlife Habitat Value of Diverse Prairie Plantings Managed as Agro-energy Crops in an Agricultural Landscape" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, March 2, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Summer camp and conference housing registration available

Summer camp and conference housing planning and registration is now available through the Department of Residence website. If your group or organization is planning to host a conference or camp at UNI this summer, consider offering them the convenience and affordability of on-campus housing and dining.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Check out the new Recreation Services 'Come Play With Us' campaign

See your fellow coworkers in this video enjoying the WRC. Faculty, staff, retiree, spouse and dependent memberships are available as well as other wellness and recreation programs and services. 

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Academic Leadership for Women: Paths to Success

"Academic Leadership for Women: Paths to Success" will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Friday, March 6, in the University Room, MAU. A full breakfast will be served. There will be a panel presentation followed by questions, answers and discussion. Panelists will be Brenda Bass, CSBS; Nancy Cobb, faculty affairs; Patricia Geadelmann, governmental relations; and Vickie Robinson, COE. RSVP online

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Presentation on adult degree completers

Carla Hickman, practice manager with the Education Advisory Board, will present "Charting a Path to Persistence – Improving Outcomes for Adult Degree Completers" from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the State College Room, MAU. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 25. Light refreshments will be served. Email karen.cunningham@uni.edu with any questions.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
V-men workshop

This workshop will explore the issue of violence against women and girls from a masculine perspective from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. The session will address the root causes of violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Men-identified participants only. No registration required.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
TIAA-Cref Financial Services

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Feb. 25 and 26, March 11,12, 25 and 26 to conduct one-on-one 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 online or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Eyewash station available

The psychology department has a Fendall 2000 sterile eyewash station, replacement cartridge and stand available at no cost to another UNI department. The station was purchased in 2011 and has never been used. Email Jan.cornelius@uni.edu for additional information.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Beers to You & Gourmet Too this Sunday in Waterloo

Beers to You & Gourmet Too will be at 3 p.m., this Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Sixty different kinds of beer will be paired with the best recipes from more than 30 area restaurants. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
P&S Council nominations now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 P&S Council elections. If you're interested in serving on the council or know someone who is, please complete the nomination form. Nominations close Friday, March 13, and voting begins Monday, March 23.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Chillin' Da Conscious Poet

Chillin' will perform two poems and share her life story and experiences at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. There will be a Q&A and an opportunity for other aspiring poets to share their talent.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Charity date auction

PSE will host its second annual Charity Date Auction from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Auditorium, LNG. This will be an exciting way to get to know leaders of student organizations while supporting Dance Marathon and several other charities. There is an admission fee of $3 and free food!

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Boko Haram and terrorism in West Africa

Pita Agbese, political science, and Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will discuss "Creating God's Own Real Estate: Boko Haram and Terrorism in West Africa" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
New policies

Policies 4.29 Opportunity Hire and 13.03 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement have been posted. These policies are available at the UNI Policies website. 

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Catch a movie, support United Way

See a $5 movie (for students, faculty and staff with valid college ID) at College Square or Crossroads Cinema Thursday, Feb. 19. Marcus Theaters will donate $1 of the ticket purchase to the UNI United Way campaign. A printout of this flier must be presented in order for United Way to receive the donation. Contact Robin Summers for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Visiting artist Arthur Gonzalez workshop Feb. 19 & 20

Figurative ceramic sculptor Arthur Gonzalez from California College of the Arts will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art Feb. 19 and 20. He will demonstrate how he makes his artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:45 p.m., each day in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB. He will lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Art Auditorium, 111 KAB.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Plan for Spotlight on STEM Day

The Spotlight on STEM Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K through 12 earth science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. Table displays and presentations are planned and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in ITTC. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Children's book drive Feb. 16-20

In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age-appropriate books is one book per 300 children. To help get books to Cedar Valley children in need, the UNI United Way committee is hosting a children's book drive Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 20. Donate new or gently used books for ages birth through 4th grade. Book drop-off locations are posted online. Contact Jess Betts with questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Youniquely Beautiful Week

Learn about eating disorders during Youniquely Beautiful Week, Feb. 23 through 27. Event details are posted online. Contact Joan Thompson if you have questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Black In Style Fashion Show

The Black In Style Fashion Show will be at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the GBPAC. There will be a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby with picture taking, interviews and performances on the red carpet. The event is free for UNI students, faculty and staff, and $10.50 for the general public. VIP tickets are $20.50 for the public or $10.50 for students. VIP tickets include first choice of seats in the auditorium and the opportunity to meet the designers and host, Fonzworth Bentley.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Updated non-discrimination statement language

The required non-discrimination statement has been shortened to the following: "The University of Northern Iowa does not discriminate in employment or education. Visit uni.edu/policies/1303 for additional information." 
According to the policy, a major publication is defined as any publication that is directly or indirectly used in the recruitment of students or employees, including publications geared to parents and alumni. Letters and postcards are not considered major publications.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Eating disorder panel discussion

Learn about eating disorders through the personal stories of UNI students, past and present, at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in 247 SEC. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137. 

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Academic advising workshops

The faculty and staff academic advising workshops will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Maucker Union. Sessions will focus on career purpose/readiness, studying abroad, financial aid and transfer students.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Upcoming free biometric health screening

A free biometric health screening will be offered to all employees by UNI Employee Well-being from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, March 13, in 007 GIL. Register by Friday, March 6. Those completing a screening will be entered in a drawing for a "Heart Health Kit," composed of a speed jump rope, a UNI water tumbler and a heart-rate monitor. 

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Help Rod Library serve you better. Take the survey

The Rod Library staff is conducting a survey to help them better understand and meet your needs. The survey will take only 10 minutes. 

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