Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Earth Week celebration activities

Bring in at least five plastic bags to exchange for one reusable UNI bag from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 21, outside Maucker Union. Limit one bag per person. Free bike tune-ups will be provided by Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Apr 22, north of Maucker Union. Additional Earth Week activities are scheduled. 

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Faculty and staff development: Academic Advising workshop

The faculty and staff Academic Advisor Development Workshops will feature five concurrent sessions and a panel discussion. This is a come-and-go event so faculty and staff are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, in MAU. Contact David Marchesani with questions. 

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
'The Table And The Bedroom'

Alison Suen, lecturer in philosophy at Vanderbilt University and UNI alumna, will lecture on "The Table And The Bedroom: The Intersections Between Animal Ethics and Feminism," at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in 115 SRL. Her lecture will explore the parallels between the exploitation of animals and the exploitation of women.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
University summer hours

Beginning Monday, May 12, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 15. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014
Baker Hall update

Contractors are bringing in and compacting fill dirt and hauling rubble away from the Baker Hall site. The water main near Wright Hall is scheduled to be replaced April 16. Be careful when walking across Campus Street; truck traffic will continue throughout the semester. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with questions or concerns.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2014 UNI courses focusing on 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. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Lynda tutorials and workshop

UNI has a site-wide license to's vast library of training. Explore what's available and see how you can leverage Lynda tutorials in your classes. Register online for a one-hour workshop at noon, Friday April 18, in 138 ITTC. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Donate books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off textbooks/books you no longer need at the Rod Library lobby or the Maucker Union Administrative Office in the green cardboard bins now through April 22 or at the library booth on April 22 during the UNI Earth Day Celebration.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Yoga for Stress EAP seminar

A seminar on the utility of practicing yoga for stress management will be from 2 to 3 p.m., April 23, in 109 CME. New research is showing that among the dozens of stress management modalities to choose from, yoga is perhaps the most holistic and effective approach. Advance registration is required. Contact with questions. 

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Rubrics: Advantages and disadvantages

Catherine Miller, math, and Susan Hill, CETL, will explore the advantages and disadvantages of using rubrics for grading from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m., Monday, April 14, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Annual graduate faculty meeting

The annual graduate faculty meeting will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in 115 SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. Graduate alumni will discuss the strengths and future recommendations for online and hybrid graduate programs. A reception in the Great Reading Room will follow the meeting.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
CME poetry slam and open mic

The CME will host a poetry slam and open mic event at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 14. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, April 11, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Topics will include policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
Rod Library Learning Commons open house

The library will host an open house for the new Learning Commons & Digital Media Hub from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. There will be food, fun and door prizes, including a grand prize drawing for a Kindle.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Brenda Bass named CSBS dean

Brenda Bass has been named dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS). She is currently interim dean of CSBS and will assume her new duties on July 1 pending Board of Regents approval.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Campus Storm shelter locations

Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are posted online. Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. 

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
The trauma-informed classroom

Master of Social Work candidates and army veterans Ron Devoll and Tim Tolliver will discuss what the term "trauma informed" means and how you can use it to benefit your students from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in LIB 378. More information is posted on the CETL website

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Ed Conference

The Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education will hold its annual conference at Drake University April 17 and 18 focusing on pathways for women to achieve leadership roles in higher education. Registration and more information are posted online.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Theatre UNI presents 'August: Osage County'

Tracy Letts' comic tragedy exposes the emotional destruction that rips through generations in "August: Osage County." This production runs April 10 through 19.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Video conferencing webinar options at UNI

Learn about various desktop video conferencing and webinar options available to communicate with students and colleagues at a distance at noon, Thursday, April 10, in 138 ITTC. Register online.  

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Feedback: What works best to help students improve?

Students are in college to gain new knowledge, learn and enhance skills, and prepare for a productive future. What kinds of feedback are most effective in helping them do these things? Find out during a student panel discussion from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Going into law? How studying philosophy and religion can help

Join alumni from the Department of Philosophy and World Religions who have gone into law at 3:30 p.m., April 10, in 115 SRL and hear about ways the study of philosophy and religion can help in law school and the legal professions.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Pesticide notification registry 2014

To receive advance notification of pesticide application on campus, visit the physical plant website. This registry expires each year on Dec. 31.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture on creativity

Gary Gute and Deanne Gute, Creative Life Research Center, will present "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, April 14, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
Annual Deposit and Cash-Handling training

The Annual Deposit and Cash-Handling certification training is available online via eLearning. Per UNI policy, all staff members who handle cash, prepare deposits or reconcile cash deposits need to complete training by May 15. Look for the UNI Cash-Handling and Deposit course in MyUNIverse or follow these self-enrollment directions. For more information, contact Christina Geweke at 273-7505.