Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Monday, Oct 28, 2013
Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair

The 2013 UNI Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Services provided by vendors include: chair massages, food samples, blood pressure screening, vision screening, interactive games and more.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Meet and greet with former Minister of Education of Bhutan

The College of Education will host the former Minister of Education of Bhutan Thakur Powdyel from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the fifth floor lounge, SEC. Minister Powdyel and Tim Gilson, educational leadership, will discuss COE's master's program, education policy and practice. For more information, contact Amelia Holden-McMurray.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
College of Education Film Series

The College of Education's Diversity Team will host a showing of the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids" as part of the Educators for Change Film and Book Series at 7 p.m., Nov. 14,  in the CME. All students and staff are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Savvy Social Security: What every employee should know

Due to an overwhelming response, this presentation is being offered again from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, in 109 CBB. Register online. For more information, view the Savvy Social Security poster.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Legislative forum at UNI

There will be a legislative forum hosted by the Northern Iowa Student Government from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in Ballroom A, MAU. Local legislators will be in attendance to respond to questions from NISG, as well as questions from the audience in an open forum setting.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
UNI Make A Difference Day 2013

Volunteers will participate in various service projects for ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program and the Black Hawk County Conservation at local county parks(transportation provided) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will end with lunch. Register by Thursday, Oct. 24 on the Student Involvement Center website.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
BOR agenda is available online

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 23-24 at the University of Iowa. The agenda is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Employee Benefits & Wellness quiz

UNI Employee Wellness is providing employees with an Employee Benefits & Wellness quiz in order to educate and raise awareness of UNI Benefits and Employee Wellness. Employees who successfully complete the quiz can claim a UNI drawstring sports bag at the 2013 UNI Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cedar Valley Small Business Expo

The Cedar Valley Small Business Expo and Pitch Off will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Event details are posted online.  Free exhibitor booths are available for student and community business owners. Call 273-4335 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Discussion of UNI students and technology

Jason Vetter, educational technology, and Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), will discuss what we know about UNI students' experience with, and use of technology. The session will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in 136 ITTC. More information is posted on the CETL website.  

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UNI will apply again this year for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI has been awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" the past five years. Faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory by Friday, Nov. 8. Contact Patricia Geadelmann with general questions and Pat Hart with technical questions.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police are hosting multiple day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions this semester.  V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
CETL and LAC open house

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Liberal Arts Core office invite all faculty, staff and students to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 379-381 Rod Library. Come see the newly renovated space and enjoy light refreshments.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Need help kicking the tobacco habit?

A one-hour workshop will be offered for students, faculty and staff to assess their readiness and identify strategies for kicking the tobacco habit from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 175 WRC. Register by calling the UNI Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Professional development opportunity

Bring your lunch to a short learning session on microagressions (everyday insults, indignities and demeaning messages sent to people of color or other marginalized groups) presented by Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction, from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in the CME.  More information and registration are posted online.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
UNI Diplomat Series

The speaker at the fifth installment of the UNI Diplomat Series to be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Lang Auditorium will be Peter Jahr, member of the European Parliament. Jahr will lecture on the subject of renewable energy and conservation in the European Union.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Kate Pullinger: How the Internet is Transforming Fiction

The Digital Turn begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22,  in the Slife Ballroom, COM with a lecture by Kate Pullinger, an award-winning novelist and co-creator of the young adult digital novel, "Inanimate Alice." Follow the series online and join The Digital Turn on Facebook. 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Professional development opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will host a session, "Front Line Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People" from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the CME. More information and  registration are online.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Conference on African-American Children and Families

Save the date for the 3rd Annual African American Children and Families Conference sponsored by the UNI College of Education on Feb. 27 and 28. This conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Conference is free to UNI faculty and students (registration is required). 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Notice of public hearings at UNI

In accordance with the transparency measures adopted by the Board of Regents (BOR) at its August 2013 meeting, public hearings will be held at each of the Board's five institutions, and the Board Office, prior to each BOR meeting. The public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Business and Community Services Building, Room 030.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Art for El Salvador art night

Help make crafts and art projects to benefit Art for El Salvador at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 122 SEC. Materials and food will be provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you have any ideas.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Assessing and improving your students' critical thinking abilities

Martie Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will lead a workshop based on Susan Wolcott's nationally recognized work on critical thinking from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at the CME. Registration is required.  For more information, visit the provost's website

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Intuitive Eating Workshop

This six-week workshop is especially helpful to the chronic dieter and helps to create a healthy relationship with food. The workshop is from 4 to 5 p.m., on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 24. More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
All UNI faculty invited to Seminar on Japanese Religion

UNI faculty are invited to participate in a seminar with Professor Steven Heine, Florida International University, on "Will the Real Zen Please Stand Up?" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 323 CBB.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
2014 annual benefits open enrollment

The 2014 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Nov. 18. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1. The open enrollment website will be live on Friday, Oct. 18 with detailed information.

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