Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Trivia contest

Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) and the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) is sponsoring a trivia contest. Stop in at the center Monday through Friday, March 1 to 30, and answer a trivia question; questions will change daily. Each question is worth various points and the person with the most points on March 31 will win a prize package worth $50. The contest is open to students, faculty and staff. No purchase is necessary.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Dining coffee survey

Dining Services is conducting a survey about the brands of coffee served on campus. Complete the survey and let us know what brand(s) of coffee you would like to see at your favorite retail and dining locations around campus.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraisers

Buffalo Wild Wings will have a fundraiser from open to close Monday, Feb. 29. Click here for an event coupon. Cedar Valley Art and Wine will have a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 5. Funds raised from both events will benefit UNI's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to support suicide prevention and research.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraiser

Buffalo Wild Wings will have a fundraiser from open to close Monday, Feb. 29. Funds raised will benefit UNI's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to support suicide prevention and research. Click here for an event coupon. 

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Imago Theatre Zoo Zoo

See Imago Theatre ZooZoo at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Gallagher Bluedorn. ZooZoo is mask and dance theatre at its best. Imaginatively choreographed and at a buck a kid, this show is fun for the whole family. Buy tickets at gbpac.com/zoozoo.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Faculty and staff appreciation lunch

Faculty and staff are invited to a soup and sandwich appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at St. Stephen's.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Don’t miss We Are One UNI

We Are One UNI is this week. Join the Panther family to make an impact at UNI. Participate by visiting We Are One UNI. Track progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
WRC pass price reduced

The price for a faculty, staff or spouse WRC pass will be prorated to $100 effective Tuesday, March 1. The pass is good until classes begin for the fall 2016 semester. For more information, contact Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Women in Research Brown Bag: External Funding

AAUW for UNI will host the Women in Research Brown Bag from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Kerri Robinson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will discuss the external grant process.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Register for Safe Zone Ally training

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campuswide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. Remaining training sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 8 and from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 8. Registration is required; spaces are limited.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
New discounts on Dell computers

The Dell Premier page has been updated with new Dell models for desktops and laptops at greatly discounted prices. These new standard configurations are available as a result of the TIER IT purchasing initiative undertaken with the other Regents institutions. Check out the ITS website for more details on the configurations and how to purchase.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
Panel discussion: “Lecture Me. Please.”

Lecture Me. Please.” will be from 3:30 to 4:30 pm., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in 378 LIB. Panelists will be Wallace Hettle, history; Ana Kogl, political science; Alexa Sedlacek, earth science; and Craig Van Sandt, management.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
iProcurement Training

The Office of Business Operations will offer a training session on Tuesday, March 1, for the iProcurement purchasing platform. iProcurement is live; registration is required. Contact Jon Westhoff at 273-6246 for more information.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
Yik Yak webinar

A webinar titled "Yik Yak & Anonymous Social Media: What You Need to Know & Do About the Latest Issues" is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m., today, Feb. 18, in the University Room, MAU. National expert and higher education social media thought leader Eric Stoller (UNI B.A. '00) will discuss the latest updates and best practices in using Yik Yak as a campus tool.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
ONCE the musical at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Tony Award-winning musical ONCE will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21 at GBPAC. Featuring live musical performances by the cast ONCE is a love story that captivates audiences from the first note. Buy tickets and learn more at gbpac.com/once.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
We Are One UNI

The Panther family is encouraged to join together for We Are One UNI from Monday to Friday, Feb. 22 to 26, to learn about the difference private support makes at UNI, make an impact on UNI and thank those who have given their time, talent and treasure to UNI.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Out of Bounds: Cyber Bullying

"Out of Bounds," a play and conversation about cyber-bullying, will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the GBPAC. This is a free, non-ticketed event. The play weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. A panel discussion will follow. 

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Intuitive eating workshop

An intuitive eating workshop will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 8, 22 and 29. Intuitive eating is an approach that helps to create a healthy relationship with your food, body and mind. Registration is required. For more information contact Joan Thompson.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Overcoming Obstacles to Create Positive Change

Jeffrey S. Copeland will present Overcoming Obstacles to Create Positive Change at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Scholarspace, LIB. He will discuss three of his books. 

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Public relations expert Karmen Johnson

PRSSA will host public relations expert Karmen Johnson at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the auditorium, LNG. Johnson has more than 20 years experience working in public relations, corporate communications and creative services. Her diverse career includes positions with Starbucks, Expedia, Inc. and Edelman, the world's largest public relations agency.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Supply Chain Forum

The Supply Chain Forum will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Slife Ballroom, COM. This free conference features speakers from the Port of Milwaukee, John Deere, Kryton Metals, Warren Transport and UNI. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Latino Americans Episode # 5: Prejudice and Pride

"Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Episode 5 Prejudice and Pride" will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. A discussion will follow the screening.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
UNI CLACA and Chad's Pizza

UNI Chinese Language and Culture Association and Chad's Pizza are teaming up for a joint fundraising event. From now until Monday, Feb. 29, order any medium or larger pizza, dine in or carry out, mention UNI CLACA and Chad's Pizza will donate 10% of the proceeds to UNI CLACA.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
The Gene Project

The Gene Project will take place Monday to Friday, Feb. 22 to 26, during Youniquely Beautiful Week. The project encourages people to get rid of jeans that don't fit and love yourself as you are. Donate gently used jeans until Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 104 WRC.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
ProTrav Procurement Card training

The Office of Business Operations will offer ProTrav training. ProTrav is the new online tool that will be used for procurement card reconciliation and travel reimbursements effective Monday, March 28. Attendance is encouraged for all procurement cardholders and reconcilers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Kliegl or call 273-3034.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Diversity Means... art exhibit

The Diversity Means art exhibit is on display at Rod Library until the end of February. The intention for this exhibit is to generate easy conversation for the public about diversity through beautiful art and a great avenue for open discussion.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Asian Affinity Group dinner

The Asian Affinity Group will host a kick-off party from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Treehouse Wesley Foundation. RSVP is required. Contact Gabriela Olivares for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
$5 Friday for TheatreUNI

UNI employees can purchase TheatreUNI tickets for $5 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19. Use the code "Friday5" at UNItix or any campus box office location to purchase up to two tickets per performance for TheatreUNI shows: The Glass Menagerie (Feb. 25 to March 6) and The Trojan Women (April 7 to 17).

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Ignite the Cancer Conversation

Catherine Zeman, HPELS, will be one of several speakers at Ignite the Cancer Conversation on Thursday, April 7. Registration is required. For more information, contact Lori Seawel.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Christopher Edginton to be featured on NBC Nightly News

Christopher Edginton, professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will be interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News after being featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article on the theory that increased stress contributes to high cholesterol. The segment will air on NBC at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
ADA educational session

An educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 007 and 009 GIL. This session is appropriate for employees and supervisors. Registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Workshop on writing multiple-choice questions workshop

“Writing Multiple-Choice Questions That Demand Critical Thinking: A Workshop” will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in room 378, LIB. Facilitators will be Abbylynn Helgevold and Susan Hill. Participants can bring sample multiple-choice questions.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Garrison Keillor at GBPAC

Acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at GBPAC. Accompanied by pianist Richard Dworksy, Keillor will captivate audiences with a wonderful mixture of comedy, music and Midwestern storytelling.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
The New Asylums: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Rod Library and Student Disability Services will host the second in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the CME. Panelists include members of the local mental health and criminal justice systems.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
United Way infant care donation drive

The UNI United Way committee will collect infant care items such as diapers, wipes, soaps, lotions, etc. (new or sealed items only) for are organizations from Monday to Friday, Feb. 15 to 19. Items can be dropped off at Essentials, MAU, or contact Jess Betts for pick up. Donations will also be accepted at the men’s basketball game at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Support the UNI Museum

Friends of the UNI Museum will be selling gift items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the Learning Commons.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Brittany Warren, Student Disability Services, will discuss programs and services available to students. Bring your lunch; soda and dessert will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
90's Skate Party

The Black Student Union will host a 90s skate party at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the WRC. Activities include a showcase of how the roller rink has contributed to today's culture, facts from the 90s, best dressed and best skate contests. Skates will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Academic Advising spring workshop

The faculty and staff academic advising workshop will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union. Participants will learn about first-generation student needs, academic success tools, and legal and ethical issues in the job search.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Spring Job and Internship Fair

The Spring Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and majors. Attendees can network with more than 120 employers and organizations to learn more about job and internship opportunities.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

"Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Episode 3 War and Peace" will from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Grout Museum. Following the film, historian Bob Neymeyer will explore the contributions of Latino Americans to the United State's armed forces. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Annie at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at GBPAC. Hear iconic songs like “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel

“Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel” will from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. The discussion will include teaching about privilege, including classroom contexts; effective teaching strategies; and how to deal with student resistance. Panelists will be Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Shauib Meachum, curriculum and instruction; Karen Mitchell, communication studies; and David Moore, political science.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Challenging (Millennial) Generation Research in Education: A Critical/Cultural Approach

Kyle Rudick, communication studies, will present "Challenging (Millennial) Generation Research in Education: A Critical/Cultural Approach" at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 222 LNG. An education research working session will follow his presentation.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Let's Talk Attendance rescheduled

“Let’s Talk Attendance” has been rescheduled to 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in 378 LIB. Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching, will discuss research on class attendance, strategies for handling attendance and talking with students about class engagement.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year are now being accepted. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 19. For more information, contact Sarah Goblirsch or call 273-2084.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
UNI ranks Best College Food in Iowa

Congratulation to UNI dining staff for recently being recognized as having the "Best College Food in Iowa."

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
New IRS Form 1095

The new IRS Form 1095 will be mailed to employees who were offered and/or enrolled in university health insurance in 2015. Employees do not need the form in hand to file a 2015 tax return but should keep it with your tax records.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Accounting students will provide free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Assistance in the preparation of tax returns will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning Monday, Feb. 8, through Wednesday, April 6 (excluding March 14 and 16) in 223 CBB. No appointment is needed but a limited number of returns will be completed each night. Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 7.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
IDDS on Wheels

Instructional Design and Development Services (IDDS) on Wheels will be coming to buildings during the semester to give faculty an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructional design staff to discuss teaching and learning technologies available to them. Watch your email for details for your building.

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