Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI featured on AASCU home page

The Name That! app, developed at the AppsLab in UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is featured on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) home page.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Open forums for campus architect candidates

Finalists for the assistant vice president for facilities planning/campus architect are scheduled for campus interviews beginning Feb. 12. An open forum will be held for each candidate. Resumes, position description and the open forum schedule are posted online. 

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Sign up for a SGID in your classroom

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses a trained, outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. To request a SGID this semester, complete the online form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Public meeting on reaccreditation of master's program

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders will host a public meeting for comment about reaccreditation of its master's program in speech-language pathology. The public is invited to attend the meeting from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in 266 CAC.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
ICE Valentine Bake Sale

Stop by the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) table in Maucker Union (near Chats) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, and buy a Valentine treat. Each package of sweets is just $1. Proceeds will support scholarship funds for students in need to study abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Film discussion: Black Masculinities in Comics

Rod Library will host a film discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 LIB. "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comics," is a documentary that explores how black men are represented in comic books through the course of time.  Following the film, Sade Barfield, communication studies, will lead a discussion.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Supervisors please nominate your student employees for the 2013-14 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form is available online. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Engaging international students in the classroom

The second in the International Students and Scholars Series will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 378 LIB. This session features a panel of international students who will discuss their classroom experiences and how faculty can assist them.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI eLearning Mobile Learn App

The UNI eLearning Mobile App lets your students access their eLearning course(s) to view course content and documents, check grades, create discussion and blog posts, receive push notifications and more all from their iOS or Android mobile device.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Funding available for STEM summer camps

Iowa EPSCoR will sponsor several STEM-related camps in summer 2014. The deadline to apply for EPSCoR funds is Feb. 17.  A separate form will be available soon for academic summer camps not specific to STEM.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Continuing Education and Special Programs offices relocated

Continuing Education and Special Programs, including Continuing and Distance Education and Individual Studies, have moved. The new location is in the CEEE, Rooms 13, 16, 18 and 20. All phone numbers and campus mail codes will remain the same.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Soup and sandwich luncheon for faculty & staff

The UNI Campus Ministry Association will thank faculty and staff for investing in UNI students with a soup and sandwich luncheon. Stop by any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen the Witness Student Center.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Professional development opportunity

A professional development session, "Running on Empty: Ways to Stay Fueled Up at Work!," will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the CME. Get more information and register online.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Blind date with a book at the Rod Library

The Rod Library will offer a fun reading promotion called Blind Date with a Book Feb. 10 through 21. Readers are invited to check out a book wrapped in brown paper, take it home, unwrap it and read it. Visit the library to pick out a book for your very own blind date.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
15th Annual White Privilege Conference

The White Privilege Conference provides a challenging and collaborative experience with campuses and communities working toward diversity inclusion and social justice. The conference is March 26 through 29 in Madison, Wis. UNI has a 25 percent discount for registration. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco. Early registration deadline is Feb. 24.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Expect heavy traffic Friday on Hudson Road

Luke Bryan will perform in the UNI-Dome at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Heavy traffic should be expected beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Hudson Road and areas of west campus. Staff are encouraged to avoid Hudson Road when leaving campus for the day; consider using University Avenue, College Street or any other eastern route.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
'University Education and the Flipped Classroom'

The flipped classroom has been one of the most intriguing recent developments in K through 12 education. Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, will highlight the potential, as well as the limitations, of the flipped classroom for institutions like UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. More information is posted online.  

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Hey UNI...QUASH is back!

QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt. Teams of two to four participants will compete in a scavenger hunt around campus and the surrounding area. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Register online today. 

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
February Health, Wellness, Fitness news now posted

February 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 and topics of the month.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Board of Regents agenda posted

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 and 6 at UNI. The agenda is posted on the BOR website

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
UNI International Students and Scholars Series

Join Nadia Korobova for the first installment of the International Students and Scholars Series from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in 378 LIB. Learn about services for faculty and staff, and ways that UNI can interact effectively with international students. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
'Documenting Your Effectiveness as a Teacher'

The first session in a series to help faculty document their teaching effectiveness will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Feb. 14, in 378 LIB. Participants will create a teaching portfolio like the one presented by Peter Seldin at the Fall Faculty Workshop. Subsequent meetings will be March 31, April 16 and April 18. Get more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Farewell reception for Janelle Darst

Celebrate Janelle Darst's 14 years of service to the university and the Gallagher-Bluedorn at a farewell reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Lobby, GBPAC.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Nominations for MWOne Academic Advising Award

The MWOne Academic Advising Award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 7 and can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available online. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free biometric health screening to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, in 007 GIL. This screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Visit UNI Employee Wellness to register and view the FAQs. Register before Monday, Feb. 10.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Plan now for Spotlight on STEM Day 2014

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. UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the ITTC. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Monday, Feb 3, 2014
Two policies are available for public comment

Two proposed policies are available for public comment before being presented to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for final approval. The policies deal with administrative authority and copyrights. 

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Baker parking lot to close

The HC and service parking lot directly south of Baker Hall will be closed starting in early February. HC parking stalls are available in the Gilchrist A lot. When the site is restored in the fall of 2014, the HC lot will reopen in the present location. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is Jan. 31

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Up Close--a day for admitted students

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 21. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Katherine van Wormer, social work, will present "The Maid Narratives: A Presentation for Black History Month" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Presidential Room, MAU.  Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.  Additional information is available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
28th Annual ROTC Military Ball

Department of Military Science will host the ROTC-UNI Military Ball Friday, Feb. 21, at the PIPAC Event Center. RSVP or get more information, by calling 273-6178 or 273-7648 by Friday, Feb. 14.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards

Consider nominating a deserving undergraduate student for the 2014 Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.   

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Sustainability Book Club registration now open

Register online to participate with UNI faculty in reading Histories of the Dustheap by Friday, Feb. 14. The first 25 registrations received before Feb. 1 will receive a free copy of the book.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Still time to register for fitness classes

Fitness classes have started, but it isn't too late to sign up. Try something new or an old favorite. Sign up online or in 101 WRC. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI Workshops

Participate in a community building workshop with students, staff and faculty. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online for sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, March 12 or April 11. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Junior Panther Night 2014

The UNI Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host Junior Panther Night from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, for kids in grades K through 6. Check in starts at 5:45 p.m. in the UNI-Dome southwest concourse entrance. A brief introduction will be followed by skill development with each UNI athletic team and conclude with autograph and picture time with current student athletes. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.  

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Transformative Teaching: Beyond Queering Curriculum

Catherine MacGillivray, women's and gender studies, will lead a hands-on workshop that will focus on designing curriculum based on queer pedagogies and the transformative teaching approach from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 378 LIB. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Teaching with Technology - award-winning presentation

Learn how a curriculum and instruction team incorporates Google Apps into their courses from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in 378 LIB. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Retirement reception for Ron Padavich

Business and Community Services will host an open house to honor Ron Padavich, who is retiring after 25 years of service at UNI. The open house will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in 30 BCS. There will be a short program at 4 p.m. Come wish Ron well in his retirement.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Hands-on Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 113 CBB. This interactive session will provide the basics for creating and distributing on-campus surveys. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Cedar Falls a Blue Zone Community

UNI faculty and staff are encouraged to wear blue on Thursday, Jan. 30 in celebration of Cedar Falls being named one of the first Blue Zones Communities and UNI's recent designation as a Blue Zones Worksite. For more information about the Blue Zones Project or UNI Employee Wellness, contact Therese Callaghan

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers host Darwin Week

Darwin Week is a free annual event dedicated to science, reason and critical inquiry. Faculty and keynote speakers will present on skepticism, science, activism and sexuality Feb. 10 through 13 in the CME.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Diversity Inclusion lectures

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt will show two of his films in Lang Auditorium. "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a documentary on gender roles in hip-hop and rap music will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11; "Soul Food Junkies," which explores the food and culture of the American South, will show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. A lecture and discussion will follow each film. For more information, contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Harassment Prevention sessions

Attorney Sara Laughlin will present several sessions of Harassment Prevention Training Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Several sessions are designated for supervisors only. Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Teaching e-Conference

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology will present the Seventh Annual e-Conference "Teaching Competencies" on Friday, Jan. 24. Conference topics may be of interest to faculty in other fields. For the conference schedule and information on how to access the conference, visit the CETL website.  

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
ASIFlex mobile app

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participants can use their smartphone or tablet to review their FSA account and file claims using the device's camera. The app is available on Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple devices.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
UNI Student Employee of the Year

Supervisors please nominate your student employees for the 2013-14 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form is available at the career services website. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
EAP Employee Webinar: Creating Wealth

UNI employees are invited to attend "Creating Wealth: Stocking Up For the Long Haul"  from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28. This webinar will focus on financial wellness and is offered by Employee & Family Resources, UNI's EAP provider. Learn more online about all of the services available through EAP. 

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