Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
UNI Veterans Association grill out

The UNIVA will host an inaugural grill-out/chill-out from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Island Park, 760 Center St., Cedar Falls. Hamburgers and bratwursts will be served; attendees are asked to bring a side dish. There will be a bean bag tournament with UNIVA gear awarded to the winner. There will be other games and activities for a fun, family environment. All are welcome.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Iowa Public Radio open house

Iowa Public Radio will host an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Iowa Public Radio KUNI/KHKE studios on the third floor, CAC. See where IPR Classical, Studio One and IPR's All Things Considered are produced and meet news reporters, hosts and staff. Complimentary refreshments will be served; door prizes will be awarded and vintage IPR swag will be available for sale. There will be a live performance by The Well Pennies at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
James Hearst as Songwriter: Poetry as Lyrics

​​Scott Cawelti will perform at noon, Wednesday, April 27, in the Learning Commons, LIB. He will share and discuss James Hearst's poems that he has put to music on his CD "Landscape Iowa." Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to attend.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Reserve reinstatements

Faculty who want to keep spring items on reserve for the summer or fall semesters should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library circulation desk by Friday, May 6. Requests can be submitted electronically using the reserve reinstatement form.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, on the rooftop, MAU. There will be an opening ceremony, followed by a march through campus and down College Hill to protest against sexual violence.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Half-Masted improv comedy

Half-Masted will host Micetro, a light-hearted competition where a large number of improvisors play together, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A troupe from Algona will be a special guests, as well as other guests. For more information, go to the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
UNI Opera showcase

UNI Opera will present a program of scenes and arias on the theme of "Waiting" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. There will be English supertitles. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
"Flow is Good Business:" Meet a Serious Gaming Developer

The Creative Life Research Center will host a chat with Zad Vecsey about serious gaming for leadership development at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 30 BCS. There will be a demonstration of FLIGBY (Flow is Good Business), winner of the 2012 top international award for serious games. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, whose pioneering work on flow built the foundation for FLIGBY, will participate via live videoconference. Learn more at the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations is offering additional training sessions for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Take a moment to enroll in a hands-on class today. iProcurement is live and will be required to order from the new office supplies contract. For more information, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Dining director candidate open forum

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Dining Services candidates. Janet Paul will present at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Elm Room, MAU. Visit the Department of Residence website for candidate resumes.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
New office products contract

The university recently completed a joint Regent competitive bid for office products, including toner. The new Office Depot contract will be available for use beginning Monday, May 2. For more information, visit the Office of Business Operations website.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Scholarly Communication Trend Report

View Rod Library’s latest Scholarly Communication Trend Report "Digital Humanities: What Are They and How Are They Being Used in Higher Education and at UNI?"

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Summer Leadership Academy instructor and program assistant needed

UNI-CUE has openings for a math instructor and program assistant for the Summer Leadership Academy that will run Monday through Friday, June 13 to July 8. The positions are paid. Resumes can be sent to Megan Holbach or mailed to 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, Iowa, 50703. Visit the seasonal jobs page at Jobs@UNI for job descriptions and application information.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
How To Help workshop

The university community is invited to join in a conversation about changing our culture’s response to sexual assault at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the University Room, MAU. Attendees will learn how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual assault and conversations involving victim blaming. For more information, contact Joan Thompson.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
The Illusionists at Gallagher Bluedorn

See The Illusionists at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the GBPAC. Direct from Broadway, these magicians each have tricks up their sleeves that will amaze audiences of all ages. Visit the GBPAC website for more information and tickets.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Environmental responsibility panel

Panelists David Grant, Jerome Soneson, Angela Waseskuk, Mark Myers, Lazarus Adua and Catherine Zeman will discuss "Environmental Responsibility: Pedagogical Approaches from Multidisciplinary Perspectives" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 378 LIB. The purpose of the panel is to generate a conversation across disciplines about the many ways we can and do teach about issues of environmental concern.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
UNI Purchasing User

The “UNI Purchasing User” responsibility is available in Oracle ebiz and includes functions to help users create requisitions using iProcurement, search invoices and payments, and other functions. Additional information is available on the Office of Business Operations website or call James Tanzosch at 273-5811.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Videatives Streaming Service

Rod Library offers easy access to more than 300 video clips streamed via Videatives Streaming Service. The trial is funded by the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Senior interior design portfolio showcase

The senior interior design portfolio showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the lobby, GBPAC. Refreshments will be provided and each student will display their work. The showcase is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Conservation Corps requests faculty/staff proposals

The Conservation Corps is seeking proposals for projects that engage students with community organizations to implement environmental conservation in the areas of community energy and climate action, ecological restoration and improving community environmental health. The proposal form is available on the CEEE website.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Midwest premiere of documentary film "No Asylum"

Producer and director Paula Fouce will introduce the 2015 documentary feature film "No Asylum" at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in 002 SAB. The film is based on more than 70 recently discovered documents, including letters written by Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, that detail his efforts to save his family from the Nazis and his failure to find a safe haven. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Iowa Women's Leadership Conference

The Service and Leadership Council will sponsor students attending the Iowa Women's Leadership Conference from noon to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Cedar Rapids. The group will leave at 11 a.m. Transportation and registration fees will be provided. The conference will provide a box lunch. For more information, complete the online form or email Service and Leadership Council. Information about the conference is available at the Iowa Women Lead Change website.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Events and activities for Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2016 will take place Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23. If you are planning an event or activity on campus for that weekend and would like to have it included in the brochure that will be mailed out to parents in the fall, please contact Blake Ruane.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Request tickets for Kaleidoscope Series for Youth

Tickets for the 2016-17 matinee series can be requested online beginning at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20. The series serves more than 35,000 K-12 students each year. Schools and home-schooled populations utilize this experience to expand their classroom curriculum. Check out the lineup at the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
A conversation with Donya Nasser

Donya Nasser, the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, will visit campus Friday, April 15. Nasser will give the keynote address at the 52nd annual Iowa High School Model United Nations Conference, followed by a presentation at noon in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Nasser will speak about a variety of topics, including the role of the United Nations in the world today and how youth can engage with United Nations development goals. There is no admission charge.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Should UNI have a diversity exit requirement for students?

Panelists Paul Anderson, NISG vice president, and Hansen Breitling, NISG director of diversity and student life, will lead a discussion about "Should UNI Have a Diversity Exit Requirement for Students?" from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 15, in 378 LIB. Members of the NISG Campus Relations Committee will describe their proposal to address concerns expressed by students.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Student conduct adviser training

Adviser training will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Elm Room, MAU, for anyone interested in serving as an adviser to students participating in the conduct process. Students, staff and faculty can be trained to serve in this role. The goal is to have volunteer advisers available to students filing complaints under the conduct code as well as to those responding to complaints. No registration or application is required.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Children's author Jill Esbaum to visit campus

The Student Reading Association will host author Jill Esbaum at 7 p.m., Monday, April 18, in 002 SAB. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the Student Reading Association or visit the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Hitchins Chiropractic presentation

Dr. Abby Hitchins of Hitchins Chiropractic will present information about how to ensure a better connection between your metabolism, brain and body from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 007 GIL. Your spine health is directly related to your digestive health and how your metabolism functions. Advance registration is requested.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Catering guidelines pertaining to hard liquor

No hard liquor (i.e. whiskey, rum, gin, brandy, etc.) will be served at university sponsored events. Exceptions (which do not constitute violations of law) may be granted by the president and division vice presidents in consultation with department heads of directly-affected units. For more information, contact Jill Chelesvig or call 273-2333. Detailed guidelines can be found on the DOR Catering website. No alcoholic beverages of any kind (including hard liquor, wine and beer) will be served at events where the majority of those expected to attend will be under the legal drinking age. (see university policy 13.18)

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Introducing Service Hub for Information Technology Support requests

Faculty, staff and students needing help with technology can visit Service Hub, a new service portal to submit technology requests for assistance or new services. Requests and status can be viewed from one location. For more information, visit Service Hub.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Honors Research Day

The Honors Program will host their annual research day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, in LNG. Graduating honors students will present the outcomes of their honors theses for family, friends, fellow students and professors. The event is open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the Honors Program website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Staged readings of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

UNI and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on 1920s blues music, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the CME, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at Jubilee UMC, 1621 East 4th St., Waterloo.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Teach UNI Project Presentations: Math Education and Anatomy

Adam Feldhaus, mathematics, and Nathan Bird, biology, will present "Teach UNI Project Presentations: Math Education and Anatomy" from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Final biometric screening until fall

A free biometric health screening will be offered to employees who have not received one this academic year from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 29, in the Towers west lounge. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a blood pressure cuff.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Board game drive

Rod Library is accepting donations of gently used card and board games. Your donations will allow others to share the fun in the library. For more information, visit the Rod Library website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Register for Lavender Graduation

The third annual Lavender Graduation will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the CME. Graduates interested in being recognized should sign up on the LGBT* Center's website by Friday, April 15. Lavender Graduation recognizes the importance of the LGBTQ+ community on campus and the accomplishments of members of the LGBTQ+ community by awarding a lavender graduation cord to members and their allies.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Student Employee Appreciation Week

National Student Employee Appreciation Week is Monday through Friday, April 11 to 15. Almost 4,000 students work on campus, so this is a great time to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to UNI.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Be a voice for campus health services

The Student Health Clinic is looking for focus group participants to increase knowledge of what students want. The meetings will be at 9 p.m., Monday, April 18, and at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 282 LIB. Pizza will be provided. Contact Angela Meeter to register.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
IDT Dance Company spring performances

The IDT Dance Company spring performances will be at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, April 16, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in the auditorium, LNG. Experience all different cultures through Bollywood, jazz, tap, folk dance and more. The performances are open to the public. Admission is $5 for students and $8 general admission. For more information, visit the HPELS website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Recycled art display

Green Project has created an art display on the main floor of Rod Library to kick off Earth Month and promote environmentally friendly thinking, demonstrating that nature can be cherished for more than just one day of the year.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
Attend campus forums for Vice President of Student Affairs candidates

The university community is invited to attend open forum sessions for each of the finalists for the Vice President of Student Affairs position. The next open forum is Monday, April 11. Visit the search webpage for a complete schedule of forums, CVs for each candidate and links to feedback forms.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
“Above and Beyond” awards ceremony

The university community is invited to the “Above and Beyond” awards ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The awards are given by students to honor faculty and staff they believe go above and beyond in their commitment to student success.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
Enhancing Diversity in the Classroom and the Community: What the Sociologists Say

Facilitator Carissa Froyum will present "Enhancing Diversity in the Classroom and the Community: What the Sociologists Say" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 11, in 378 LIB. The presentation focuses on what sociological research says about the kinds of organizational structures that work to promote diversity in and out of the classroom and how to enhance efforts in these areas at UNI.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center is planning programs for the 2016-17 academic year. If you are interested in leading an academic program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt. The deadline for submitting program proposals is Sunday, May 1.

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
Attend campus forums for Chief Diversity Officer candidates

The university community is invited to attend open forum sessions for each of the finalists for the Chief Diversity Officer position. The first open forum is Tuesday, April 12. Visit the search webpage for a complete schedule of forums, CVs for each candidate and links to feedback forms.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Guest speaker Najeeba Syeed

Najeeba Syeed, Claremont School of Theology, will present "Towards a Social Justice Framework for Interfaith Cooperation" at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in the University Room, MAU. Syeed will offer examples from her peacemaking work and provide tools for this framework for peace. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
National Volunteer Week opportunities

The Service and Leadership Council is sponsoring National Volunteer Week Sunday through Saturday, April 10 to 16. There will be numerous volunteer events during the week. For more information and to sign up for any or all events, visit the SLC website.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Latham Field parking lot closure

The Latham Field parking lot will be closed at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 8, through 5 p.m., Sunday, April 10, in order for a crane to hoist equipment onto the roof of Schindler Education Center. For more information, contact Public Safety Parking Services at 273-2710 or Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Author Sonia Nazario visits campus

Pulizer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique's Journey" at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the auditorium, LNG. She will also discuss current issues regarding immigration. For more information, visit the Rod Library website.

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