Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Theatre UNI ticket special for UNI employees

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or at any box office location on campus, to purchase up to two tickets at $5 per ticket for "Avenue Q." Information on the production is posted on the theatre website.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Teaching 4000/5000 (formerly "g" level) courses effectively

Join a panel of faculty members for a session that explores how to effectively teach courses with both graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty members will share strategies for making sure that you meet the needs of all students in these courses from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. More information is available on the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Health Beat locker service

Do you have too many things to fit into one cubbie? Talk to the Health Beat fitness supervisor about renting convenient lockers. Locker fees start at $15 per semester.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation during your workout? Partner with a UNI RS Personal Trainer to guide you with your health and fitness objectives! Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Active Learning in the Science Classroom: What the research says

Jill Maroo, biology, will discuss an article that appeared in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," which compares student performance in undergraduate STEM courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The article is available on the CETL website by clicking the calendar event for this session. The session will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in 103 MSH.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
UNI Up Close

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Please smile and say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 27. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Workplace accommodations under the ADA

Attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The first of two sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in 109 CME. This session is appropriate for both employees and supervisors. Register today. 

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Creating Community in the Classroom: How to do it and why it matters

Build and enhance the community that is your classroom from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in LIB 378. This session will focus on the pedagogical reasons for spending time in the classroom building community, including strategic examples. Facilitated by Susan Hill and Victoria DeFrancisco. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Thursday, Feb 5, 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. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion

A "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the CME. This workshop is part of a campuswide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Register soon to confirm your participation and meal needs.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
CAB will show 'Dear White People'

The Campus Activities Board will show the film "Dear White People" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. Free refreshments include popcorn, soda and trail mix.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
'Sister Act: The Musical' at Gallagher Bluedorn

See "Sister Act: The Musical" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Sister Act tells the tale of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and holes up in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Get your tickets here.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Provost candidates scheduled for campus interviews

Candidates for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will be visiting campus. The open forum for each candidate will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium on the following dates: Feb. 2, 4 and 9. Candidate names and vita, feedback instructions and the taped open forum sessions will be posted online approximately one week prior to each visit.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Art from the Heart fundraiser

Celebrate the arts and raise money for children in Caserio Mediagua from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, MAU. The third annual Art from the Heart will include a silent auction, art sale, variety show and children's activities. A talent show will feature the Brazilian 2wins and Christopher the Conquered. All free-will donations will support renovating the elementary school in Caserio Mediagua.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

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. If you're interested in having a SGID done this semester, please complete this form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Darwin Week 2015

UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers will host its annual Darwin Week Feb. 9-12 to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Feb. 9 and 11; and at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 12. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, diversity and religion. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Leader in Me Symposium

The Leader in Me Symposium will focus on instilling leadership as a vital component in education and unleashing the greatness of every child. Unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education, April 22 - 24. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Wine fundraiser for UNI Dance Marathon

UNI Dance Marathon will host a wine fundraiser at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Luna Art & Wine on Main Street, in Cedar Falls. Sample six types of wine, with opportunities to purchase wines you like. You will receive one complimentary glass of wine and appetizers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by emailing communityrelations@unidancemarathon.com.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
'The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living' now available

"The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living" by Amit Sood, M.D. is available for check-out at Rod Library. This book focuses on strategies for a more peaceful and stress-free life. For additional stress and resiliency resources, see stressfree.org.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Registration deadline extended for the Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 8th annual Graduate Student Symposium has been extended through Friday, Feb. 27. Papers and projects do not need to be completed at the time of registration. Register via the Web form available at the symposium Web page. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Remember the win over Wichita State

Remember the win over Wichita State with an exclusive panorama of the sold-out attendance at McLeod Center. Use code UNI20 through Friday, Feb. 6 for 20 percent off.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
UNI DM dancer appreciation week

This week is dancer appreciation Week for UNI Dance Marathon. A dance benefit featuring the Brazilian 2wins will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at the GBPAC. Entrance fee is $10.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Could one of your students deliver the next viral TEDx talk?

TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny is coming to UNI Saturday, March 28. The competition is on for students who can speak or perform an idea worth spreading. Winners will present live at TEDxUNI. Visit the TEDx Facebook page for details. Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 9.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Leadership retreat in Cape Town, South Africa

The UNI Alumni Association Panther Tours will offer a leadership retreat to Cape Town, South Africa, in May. An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the large meeting room at the Cedar Falls Public Library. The three-day retreat will be followed by a two-day safari. 

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Now is the time to recognize your outstanding student employee! Nomination forms are located at the career services website under 'Campus Employment Center.' Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 16. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognized at the UNI Student Employee of the Year luncheon in April.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
BOR public hearing scheduled

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Film Screening: 'I Am Eleven'

A screening of the documentary "I Am Eleven," which explores the lives and thoughts of children from around the world, will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the College Square Theatre. Purchase tickets for $10 online.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Kappa Delta Pi's COE clothing sale

Kappa Delta Pi will offer College of Education apparel for sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5, in the SEC Lobby. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Gamma Phi Beta pancake breakfast

Gamma Phi Beta will host a pancake breakfast benefiting Girls On The Run from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 7, at College Hill Lutheran Church. Tickets are $5 before and $7 at the door. 

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
CROW (Current Research on Women & Gender) Forum

The next CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 2, in 109A CME. Lisa Jepsen, economics, will present "Women and Law School" discussing the factors that influence success in the first year of law school with a special emphasis on race and gender. Jepsen will also provide aggregate statistics about UNI students who take the LSAT and apply to law school.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
TEACH UNI

Interested in developing, enhancing and/or revitalizing your teaching? Teach UNI is the CETL's new teaching certification program and is open to all UNI faculty. Several faculty members have already started working toward their certification, but you can sign up anytime. More information and registration can be found on the CETL website.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Advancement division financial services and technology move

The financial services and technology departments of the advancement division will be moving from House 2 at 1223 West 22nd St. to 121 COM. Tech staff will move Feb. 3, and financial services will move Feb. 5.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Cyber Security Awareness

Security awareness courses are available to all faculty, staff and students via UNI eLearning. Look for "ITS-Security: Securing The Human - Security Awareness Training 2013-2015" in your courses available list. The material is no cost to participants. Courses are optional, but highly recommended.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a webinar, “Maximizing Your Office Applications - Tips and Tricks on Using Google Apps, Office, Windows and Web Browsers,” from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27. Find more information and register online. 

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Join the Wellness/Recreation Center

Let Recreation Services and the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) help you achieve your fitness goals. WRC pass rates for faculty and staff are $135 for the remainder of the year, until classes start next fall. Check out facility hours, family opportunities, fitness classes, personal training options, outdoor trips and youth programming at the WRC website

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
EAP seminar

EAP will offer a seminar focusing on holiday recovery from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. Beat the winter "blahs" by learning skills to de-stress and focus on your goals for 2015. Advance registration is required. 

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

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

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
CIEP International Panther newsletter now available

The newest addition of the CIEP International Panther is now available. Read about current students, new projects, CIEP alumni, activities, special programs and more.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

The deadline for on-campus applications for McElroy Fellowships is Friday, Jan. 30. Candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2014 or May 2015 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years. To apply, contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Diversity Town Hall is Jan. 21

The 7th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, COM. The Diversity Fair will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Heather W. Hackman, who has taught and trained on social justice issues since 1992.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Spring reading group still open

There are still openings in the second CETL reading group for "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving. The group will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 21, in LIB 378. Get more information and register online. Email any questions to Susan Hill

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Register for spring fitness classes now

New classes include Fit at the Barre and employee-only Muscle Express. Saturday morning sessions include Kids Zumba and Kids Fit Camp. Classes are offered early morning, during the noon hour and early evening. Sign up in WRC 101 or online. 

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
International Opportunities Fair

The Spring 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. During the event you can renew or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online or email Paula VanZee

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
CDC reports increase of flu activity

The Center for Disease Control has noted that flu activity continues to increase. If you are exhibiting flu symptoms, please remain home to avoid further spread. Tips to minimize the spread of the flu are posted onlline

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
2015 Mileage reimbursement rates

The mileage rates have been updated in the Travel Guidelines on OBO's website. For travel beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the new mileage rates are as follows: IRS Business Rate=57.5 cents, university rate=28.75 cents, moving rate=23 cents.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
Graduate College brown bag lecture

Elise DuBord, languages & literatures, will present "Language, Immigration and Labor" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Library hours during MLK holiday weekend

Rod Library hours during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Legislative update

UNI's state relations officer, Mary Braun, will present a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the Presidential Room, MAU. She will discuss the governor's budget recommendations and provide an overview of the legislative session.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Up to $1,000 available for academic assessment projects

Considering new approaches to academic program assessment? Would funding help? Apply for an assessment mini-grant. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; grant-funded activities do not need to be completed until June 30.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
2014 W-2s

Online W-2s became available Jan. 9 for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed by Jan. 15. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on how to receive your W-2 online in future years. The W-2 reflects Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 earnings. The delay some employees experienced in receiving payment for Dec. 31 payroll did not affect the W-2 totals.

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