Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
UNIFI event: burqa bans

Burqas are required to be worn by women in some countries by religious law. In other countries burqas are banned. How does this fit into freedom of speech? Are burqas oppressive despite the choice element? Join the discussion at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Take Back the Night

Join the march in support of sexual assault awareness and prevention at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, on the Maucker Union roof.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Sign up for Beethoven 5K

Cedar Valley Music Promotion Organization (CVMPO) is a collaboration of music organizations that helps spread the joy of music to young players. CVMPO will host the Beethoven 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 2. Proceeds will buy instruments for schools so all students have a chance to be involved in music. For more information, email Ann Strom or post on Facebook

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Farewell reception for Mike Licari

A reception honoring interim provost Mike Licari will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Georgian Lounge & Porch. A program will start at 4:30 p.m. Licari is leaving UNI to start his new position as provost at Indiana State University. Help celebrate all that Mike has done for the university as a faculty member and administrator.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Film screening and discussion: 'The Mask You Live In'

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, there will be a screening and discussion of the documentary "The Mask You Live In" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in 115 SRL. This documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Contact Catherine MacGillivray for more information. 

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Bruce Hornsby at Gallagher Bluedorn this Friday

Grammy-winning musician and famed stylist Bruce Hornsby will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Hornsby's songs, "The Way It Is," which was later sampled by rapper Tupac Shakur, and "Every Little Kiss" became instant classics. Get your tickets online

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Flipped and Blended summer camp 2015

This camp will explore the concept of flipped and blended classrooms, and the pedagogy and the technology of flipping and blending. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 1 through 4. Lunch is included. Register online. More information is posted on the CETL website.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Sexual assault panel discussion

A panel of sexual assault survivors and advocates will speak at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in 115 SRL. Hear their stories and learn how you can help prevent sexual assault.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
FREE bike tune-ups

In conjunction with the Earth Day celebration, Europa Cycle and Ski will provide free bike tune-ups for UNI students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, on the lawn, north of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Shawna Haislet with Student Wellness Services. 

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Review Policy: 4.02 Staff Recruitment and Hiring

Review Policy: 4.02 Staff Recruitment and Hiring is available for comment at the University Policies website until Tuesday, May 5. 

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
UNI Alert test scheduled for today

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 21. An email to verify and update your emergency contact information was sent last week. You're the only person who can update this data, so please review it carefully.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
UNI Alert test scheduled for April 21

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 21. Make sure your emergency information is updated and correct.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Problem-Based Learning workshop

Dan Bumblauskas, management, will present a workshop to explain Problem-Based Learning (PBL), give examples of modules used in college courses and give participants an opportunity to experience PBL from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Farewell reception for Mike Licari

A reception honoring interim provost Mike Licari will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Georgian Lounge & Porch. A program will start at 4:30 p.m. Licari is leaving UNI to start his new position as provost at Indiana State University. Help celebrate all that Mike has done for the university as a faculty member and administrator.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Legislative update

UNI state relations officer Mary Braun will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, April 17, in the Great Reading Room, SRL.

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled at noon, Thursday, April 16, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
Policies available for comment

Review Policy for Information Technology Services University Data Classification Policy and Review Policy Overnight Camping on University Property are posted and available for comment until April 30 on the University Policies website. 

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
Panther Pick Up volunteers needed

Panther Pick Up will be during finals week. Volunteers are needed to help direct usable materials that would otherwise be thrown away to donation sites around campus. Two-hour shifts are available from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 8. If you're interested, email Eric O'Brien or call 273-7207. 

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
'Islamic Shariah Law: Myths vs. Facts'

The UNI Muslim Students Association will host a presentation by Sabeel Ahmed, director of GainPeace.com, on "Shariah Law: Myths vs. Facts" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the CME. There are many misconceptions regarding this topic, so it will be beneficial for people of all backgrounds.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Panther Nation welcomes Flavornation

Erbert and Gerbert's is coming to Maucker Union in June. UNI will be the first university in the state to become home to this popular sandwich chain. The new bistro will replace Cafe Fresco within Prexy's food court.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Review Policy 3.11 available for comment

Review Policy 3.11 Student Records Policy is available for comment on the University Policies website until Tuesday, April 28. 

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt workshop

A TIAA-CREF workshop on the real impact of budgeting and debt will be offered at noon, Monday, April 20, in 007/009 GIL. This workshop will cover the importance of cash flow, change how you look at saving and spending, identify good and bad debt and ways to help manage it. Bring your lunch. Register online under upcoming seminars at your workplace.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2015 courses in workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
2nd Annual Runner's Rave Glow Run

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host its 2nd Annual Runner's Rave Glow Run on Thursday, April 23. Proceeds will benefit the UNI Sparkles cheerleading squad-- a squad inclusive to students of all abilities. There will be multiple DJ's, free Red Bull, glow sticks and a long-sleeved shirt to the first 150 participants to register

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Lecture by the Hon. Jim Leach

Jim Leach was the director of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2007-2013. He served eastern Iowans in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-2007. Bridging political eras, he is uniquely poised to address the ongoing problem of gridlock in U.S. politics. He will discuss "The Challenges of Non-Partisanship in a Partisan Era" at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in 002 SAB.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
Live Healthy Iowa at UNI 2015 results

UNI participants in the 10-Week Wellness Challenge logged a total of 6,437 hours of activity and lost 175 pounds. Congratulations to the overall winners: Kelly Flege in the weight loss category, and Brad Fletcher for physical activity.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
Advanced NCBI Skills: Lunch N' Learn

If you completed the one-day UNI-National Coalition Building Institute workshop, “Leadership for Diversity Inclusion,” you're invited to attend a small group session on ally skills from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the CME conference room. Cookies and drinks provided. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
University elections underway

Elections for university-wide positions are underway. See your MyUNIverse announcements to gain access to the ballots -- one for all faculty and one for graduate faculty. Balloting continues through Friday, April 17.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
Flipped learning in a methods class

Jean Schneider, curriculum & instruction, will present her Teach UNI project, which will explain the purpose, methods and student perspectives of a flipped educational methods class from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
Leader in Me Symposium

The Leader in Me Symposium is a two-day conference focused on instilling leadership as a vital component in education and unleashing the greatness of every child. The conference is April 22 - 24 and registration is required. 

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015
Student Reading Association Scholastic Book Fair

The Student Reading Association will run a book fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17, in the SEC Lobby. An online book fair will run from April 8 through 21. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015
Pesticide notification registry 2015

To receive advance notification of pesticide application on campus, visit the physical plant website. 

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Employee spine and health lunch and learn

A spine and health lunch and learn presentation will be conducted by Wayson Chiropractic from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in 007 GIL. Learn how exercise affects the spine, how certain foods can harm or heal, and how a chiropractor can help when you are in pain. Bring your lunch; iced tea and water will be provided. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Working with small group dynamics in the classroom

Alison Bianchi from the University of Iowa will lead a workshop on forming better small groups based on her research on social inequality at the small group level from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 11, in 1043 BAR (the CAT Classroom). Find more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
P&S Council voting is now open

Voting is now open to elect new members to the P&S Council. Open positions are in three divisions: Advancement, Academic Affairs and Administration and Finance. Log in to MyUniverse and vote for the representative in your division. Voting ends Friday, April 10.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
First generation and low-income student panel

A panel of first generation and low-income UNI students will discuss the challenges and opportunities these students face at UNI and how faculty and staff can support them from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Consider donating books you no longer need to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off your textbooks/books in the green cardboard bins in the lobbies in LIB or SEC now through Wednesday, April 22. You can also drop off books at the library booth during the Earth Day Celebration April 22. Read more online. 

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Tyler O'Brien, sociology, anthropology & criminology, will present "Beauty is in the Eye of the Molder: The Anthropology of Head Modification" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, April. 13, in the State College Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
'Of Many': film screening and panel discussion

The humorous documentary "Of Many" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, in Ballroom A, MAU. This film will jump-start a discussion of the interfaith community at UNI, led by a panel of religious leaders from the community. Join the Facebook event and learn more.

Friday, Apr 3, 2015
The Ethics of Energy Production

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at UNI has lined up a panel of experts to provide a comprehensive picture of energy production in Iowa and discuss economic effects, environmental impacts, legal aspects, agricultural viewpoints and employment prospects related to the topic. The Ethics of Energy Production is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 15, in Maucker Union. See the full schedule and register online

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
New form available for departmental dining charges

DOR has updated its Departmental Charge form to include additional fields to comply with university policy. The new form can be found within MyUNIverse under e-Business Forms, DOR Departmental Charge. Please discontinue using the old version effective immediately. The completed form can now be taken to any dining venue on campus for authorized food and beverage purchases to be directly charged to the department. The new form also provides a pre-filled duplicated copy for department records, and a copy of the submitted form will be attached to journal adjustments for processing.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
Join the fight against cancer

The Relay For Life of UNI will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., April 10 and 11, in the McLeod Center. Participants will walk laps to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Join in or donate online. Contact Whitney with any questions.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
HPELS to host visiting lecturer

The School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services will host the 2015 R.J. McElroy Scholar Lecturer Linda L. Caldwell at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in 252 WRC. Caldwell will discuss "Youth Development and Healthy Leisure."

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
COE to host Elementary Literacy Conference

The College of Education will host the 47th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference "Literacy, Leading and Learning: Integrating Inquiry, STEM, and the Common Core" Friday, April 17. The conference is free to UNI faculty and students. Find more information or register online

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
UNI Hardwoods volunteer opportunity - April 11

UNI Hardwoods works to put oxygen back into our air while planting thousands of trees in an area in need. Planting begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 11, on UNI's campus. For more information, contact Thomas Yackle and like us on Facebook

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Rod Library hours for Easter

Rod Library will have reduced hours on Easter Sunday. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning session, “How to Love Your Job” by Adam Carroll, an alumni and author of "Winning the Money Game." This session will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the CME. For more information or to register, visit the student affairs website.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Celebrating the life of John Baskerville

UNI's history department invites students, alumni, colleagues and friends to remember professor John Baskerville, who passed away on March 3. The gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m., April 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Memories will be shared beginning at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Financial Literacy Month 2015

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month this April. Several events and presentations will be held throughout the month to help students learn more about their finances. Each presentation will conclude with drawings for gift cards, books, or T-shirt prizes. Register online today. 

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
22nd Annual CSBS Student Research Conference

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will host the 22nd Annual CSBS Conference Saturday, April 25. The abstract submission deadline is April 5. Early registration ends April 10. For more information, visit the CSBS website

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