Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
The Clothesline Project

Participate in Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week by viewing the Clothesline Project display in Maucker Union Oct. 15 and 16. The Clothesline Project is a visual art campaign to raise awareness about violence against women, children, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Notice of chiller shut down

Based on current outdoor temperatures and the extended forecast, Physical Plant will begin turning off the chillers and winterizing the coils. Preparations must be started in advance to be sure equipment and occupants are protected from an unexpected cold snap that may last for more than a few days. If you have any questions, call Gary Saak at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Adobe Connect licenses available

Adobe Connect licenses are available for UNI faculty and staff. Adobe Connect provides a Web conferencing environment for various purposes: instruction, meetings, collaborations and more. Faculty licenses are available at no cost if being used for instructional purposes. Staff licenses and other non-instructional licenses cost $150 per year. Contact Marilyn Drury, if interested.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014
BOR public hearing

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Pre-Tenure Fellowship Poster Session & Reception

During the 2013-2014 Academic Year, 22 summer research and creative activity fellowship grants were awarded to pre-tenure faculty. Please join us to congratulate these faculty members and see the outcome of their work on October 15, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Commons Slife Ballroom.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Careers, communication and counterterrorism in foreign policy

Join Ambassador John Dinger, alumnus of the UNI Department of Political Science and currently a senior inspector in the U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General, for a presentation at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 134 SAB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Athletic apparel sale

A sale of used UNI Athletic apparel will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 17, at the Northeast Concourse of the UNI-Dome. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration (ID required). Additional details are available on the OBO website or contact Emily Creighton.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
New UNI Museums exhibit opening Oct. 16

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, UNI Museums will open an exhibit that explores the Cedar Valley during this time and Iowa's contribution to the war. The exhibit will open Thursday, Oct. 16, in Rod Library.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Q&A on Regents' proposal for performance-based funding

The Board of Regents has proposed major revisions to the funding formula for the state's universities. The proposal would tie state funding to in-state students and to the universities' performance on particular measures. As currently designed, it would also result in a significant net increase in state funding to UNI. Joe Gorton, United Faculty president; Tim Kidd, Faculty Senate chair; and Scott Peters, faculty chair, will make brief presentations, followed by Q&A at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 109 CBB.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Tobacco cessation resources available

UNI Employee Well-being is sharing a tobacco cessation resource for employees available through Quitline Iowa and Pathways Behavioral Services Tobacco Prevention. Employees can pick up a “Quit Kit” at Human Resource Services in 027 GIL. For more information, call 1-800-QUITNOW or email employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 am., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 am., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
UNI Alert test planned

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Please review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application. 

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Read&Write Gold workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write Gold, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The hour-long event will be at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 102 SAB. Email brittany.warren@uni.edu to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Flu shot clinics postponed

The flu shot clinics on Oct. 8 in CBB; Oct. 9 in 007 GIL; and Oct. 14, in SEC have been canceled due to a delay in the shipment of vaccine. Multiple walk-in flu shot clinics will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 23 and 28, at the Student Health Clinic.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Search for provost and executive VP for academic affairs

The first consideration date for applications for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is Nov. 10. Your assistance is needed to recruit and nominate outstanding candidates for this key UNI leadership position. Information is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
New NCBI workshop: 'Controversial Issues,' Oct. 28

The next National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Learn a specific process for effectively working through interpersonal, group or organizational disagreements or conflicts. Facilitated by the UNI-NCBI team. Registration is required. Call 273-3210 or check the diversity website for scheduling conflicts or more information.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Thank the students who help your students, Oct. 6-12

It's International Tutor Appreciation week. Please take time to show appreciation for those who help your students achieve academic success. Write a thank you note to Academic Learning Center tutors, academic/writing coaches or supplemental instruction leaders in 008 ITTC Monday through Friday this week.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Helping learners visualize their possible selves

Tammy Gregerson, languages & literatures, will explore how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. No need to register. For more information, visit the CETL's website.

Monday, Oct 6, 2014
Small group activities for student-centered learning

Based on interest at the Fall Faculty Workshop, this session presents three different group work activities that might be effective in your classes from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 378 LIB. Presenters include Nikki Harken, communication studies; Deedee Heistad, LAC; and Chad Heinzel, geology. Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Biometric health screenings during 2014-15 academic year

If you missed last week’s biometric health screening, you can register for a screening on Nov. 14, March 13 or May 15. The screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Employees who register for the Nov. 14 screening will be eligible to win a blood pressure cuff and a scale.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
UNISUSA's Zombie Run & Walk

The UNI Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) will host a Zombie Run & Walk Friday, Oct. 31. The fun run follows a course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them. Will you survive? Register online.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An e-learning course is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Details are posted on the ITS website

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Workplace accommodations under the ADA

Attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the American's with Disabilities Act. The first of two sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 109 CME. This session is appropriate for both employees and supervisors. Register today.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
October WRS eNewsletters and Student Health 101 available

October issues of WRS Personal Fitness and Student Health 101 (SH101) are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. 

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
UNI to host Jack Hatch for education forum

UNI will host Jack Hatch for a Governor Candidate Education Forum at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Ballroom C, MAU. Hatch will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Graduate College Faculty Showcase

The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will be Monday, Oct. 6, with presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3 to 4 p.m., in 115 SRL, and poster presentations and refreshments from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The program is available on the Graduate College website. Contact the Graduate College at 273-2748 for more information.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Media representation of female athletes

Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota, will discuss media coverage of women's sport and dispel the myths that no one is interested in women's sport and that "sex sells" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
How to measure impact by developing a survey

Donna Vinton, Office of Academic Assessment, will facilitate a session on how to draft a survey designed to measure the impact of community engagement from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the CME. Contact Sharon Silva with any questions.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Theatre UNI offers $5 Friday

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct.3, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or any campus box office location, to purchase up to two tickets per performance at $5 per ticket for this semester's Theatre UNI shows: "The Sweetest Swing in Baseball" and "Love and Information." More information on the productions is posted online.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Healthiest State Walk

UNI students, faculty and staff will participate in a commitment to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016 through the Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Register for the UNI Well-being Walk, starting at 11 a.m. at Maucker Union, or the Wa1k for UNI, which begins at noon on the south side of campus. For more information, contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Ed Snowden, NSA leaker, patriot or traitor?

A panel will discuss Edward Snowden, the leaker of NSA documents, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in 002 SAB. Panelists include a former intelligence and counterterrorism expert, civil liberties scholar and organizational communication scholar. For more information, contact the American Democracy Project at 273-6898.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
'How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library'

Lee Van Orsdel, dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the University Room, MAU. Van Orsdel will discuss her library’s new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship and enrollment.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Seeking common read recommendations

The selection process is underway for the 2015-16 "common read," a book that will be used in First-Year Cornerstone classes, provide inspiration for Strayer Wood Theatre productions and bring together the community to discuss critical issues. Recommend a book by Oct. 1.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Depression screening

The screening is free, anonymous and open to UNI students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning about depression. The screening is Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the UNI Counseling Center (second floor of the Student Health Center). Session times are 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. Email Gretchen Honsell or call 273-2676 with questions.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Broadway show seeks young actor

The Broadway musical "Camelot" is in search of a young male actor to play the role of "Tom of Warwick" in the Oct. 18 production at the GBPAC. Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, visit the GBPAC website or contact Blake Argotsinger.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Free printer cartridges

The Study Abroad Center has several printer cartridges to give away. These cartridges include 10 HP Q2670A black, six HP Q2681A cyan, five HP Q2682A yellow and one HP CE265A Toner Collection Unit. Call 273-7078 if interested.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
UNI partnering with TurboVote

UNI has partnered with TurboVote to help make voter registration easier. Go to the TurboVote website to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and get reminders about local, state, and federal elections. 

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Step It Up 5K for Autism Speaks

The Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will host its annual 5K to raise money for Autism Speaks. Step It Up is a 3K or 5K walk/run that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls. Register or donate online. For more information, contact Whitney.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A-Team academic assistance

The A-Team, sponsored by the Academic Learning Center and Rod Library offers tutoring in math, science, writing feedback and study strategies for any class. Drop in from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, in the Digital Media Hub, 282 LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
September Fulbright announcement

The September Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
RAINN Day

Sign a banner in support of sexual assault survivors and learn about Project Unbreakable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union (next to Chats). This event is in honor of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Day.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Policies for review and comment until Oct. 13

The following policies are available for feedback and review until Monday, Oct. 13: Review Policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property, Review Policy 3.09 Career Services, Review Policy 3.07 Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Review Policy 2.08 Extension/Continuing/Distance Education Services.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Film screening: 'Precious Knowledge'

See the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about attacks on ethnic studies programs, at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Faculty summer fellowships

The application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a 2015 summer fellowship are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Summer fellowship awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Critical studies of religion fosters inter-religious understanding

Thomas Thangeraj, Emory University, will discuss how departments of religion in colleges and universities in India helped create mutual understanding and acceptance in the context of inter-religious conflict in India at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 115 SRL. For further information, email or call Jerry Soneson at 273-6221. 

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Midterm course evaluations or SGIDs: Why should I do one?

Dierdre Heistad, languages & literatures, will explain the how and why of Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), including a summary of the research. At 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 378 LIB learn how you can become an SGID facilitator and how to talk to your class after a midterm evaluation. For more information, visit the provost's website.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Book Bistro grand opening

The new Book Bistro inside Rod Library will celebrate its grand opening from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.1. There will be a ribbon cutting, a short presentation and a special appearance by TC. The Book Bistro officially opened on Monday, Sept. 15. It specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato bisque soup and hot and cold tea as well as Starbucks coffee.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Mark your calendar - Oct. 6 TIER Town Hall

A Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) Town Hall meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the Ballroom, MAU. Deloitte will present the final administrative business cases and seek input. Live streaming of the forum will be available directly from the efficiency Web page. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, must be reported by Tuesday, Sept. 30. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions.

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