Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Using improv techniques to improve teaching

Doug Shaw, mathematics, will introduce you to improv techniques and help you to teach "in the moment" from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in 378 LIB. Register online. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Men's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast

The UNI men's basketball team will host a Tip-Off Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 7, on the floor of the McLeod Center. Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m.; a brief program will begin around 7:45. Ben Jacobson, Troy Dannen and several UNI players will discuss the upcoming season. The meal is free, so grab a friend and enjoy a morning talking UNI hoops.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The ITS Security Office is providing several resources in support of this. Details are posted online. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
New SIS Advising Notes resource

A campuswide electronic Advising Notes system is available to undergraduate academic advisers in participating departments. A training session is required before access is granted. For additional information contact Michele PeckRegister online for training. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Teach UNI

Interested in developing, enhancing, and/or revitalizing your teaching? Teach UNI is the CETL's teaching certification program and is open to all UNI faculty. More information is posted on the provost's websiteRegister online.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations will offer additional training sessions Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 6 for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Register online. Questions can be directed to Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Coffee at the Campanile

Staff from Student Disability Services will kick off Disability Awareness Month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Campanile. Stop by for coffee and information on disabilities and the services provided at UNI.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Safe Zone Ally fall training dates

The Safe Zone Ally program supports the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. Trainings will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 12, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4. Register online.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Theatre UNI ticket offer for UNI employees

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 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/ticket for this semester's Theatre UNI shows: "Independence" (10/8-18) and "RENT" (10/29 - 11/8). Visit the theatre website for more information.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
NCBI Workshop: 'Controversial Issues,' Oct. 8

Learn to effectively work through interpersonal, group or organizational disagreements or conflicts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. This workshop teaches skills for addressing potentially divisive issues moving everyone forward. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team.  Registration is required. If you have scheduling conflicts or need more information, call 273-3210.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Benefits open enrollment

Benefits open enrollment will begin Monday, Oct. 5, and will end on Monday, Nov. 23. During this time eligible employees may enroll or make changes to their coverage plan for health, dental, vision and Voluntary Term Life Insurance. For more information, visit the human resources website. 

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
UNI-CUE looking for volunteer tutors

UNI-CUE needs volunteers to serve as tutors in its Tutoring Center, which has a waiting list of K through12 students who need tutoring assistance. UNI-CUE accepts college students, high school students, faculty, staff and retirees as volunteer tutors. For information on how you can participate, email Nancy Scoggins Rose or call 273-4771.

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
Northern Iowa Wishmakers fundraisers

Come to Cherry Berry on University Avenue from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward funding a wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition in the Cedar Valley. Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings any time on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and tell your server that you're there for Wishmakers and part of the proceeds will benefit this cause.

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
Trivia Night is Sept. 28

The UNI Veterans Association and LGBT* Center will sponsor a campuswide Trivia Night from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, in the Oak Room, MAU. Snacks will be provided and there will be prizes for first, second and third place.

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
UNI Electrical Peak

According to Utilities & Energy Management, UNI has achieved an electrical peak lower than 10 MW, which is the lowest it's been since FY 2000. For the next year our demand charges will be approximately $15,000 less than the previous year. Thanks to all for participating in this effort.

Tuesday, Sep 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, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Email Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
'Meet the Pres' event is Oct. 8

The P&S Council's annual "Meet the Pres" event will be at noon, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom B/C, MAU. There will be an address by President Ruud, recognition of the 2015 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live music. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Melanie Abbas at 273-6452.

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
Film screening of the 'United States of Autism'

Educators for Change will host a viewing of the film "United States of Autism" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in 134 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
Student Involvement Center needs student org advisers

The Student Involvement Center is looking for faculty and staff who are willing to be student organization advisers. If you're interested or would like more information, email involvement@uni.edu.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
You have a great idea! Now what?

An "Innovation Workshop: How to Fast Track Your Ideas" will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the University Room, MAU. At this workshop you'll have a chance to try out a tool to refine and test your idea before you launch. It's also great for leaders who work with teams that have multiple ideas at once. Sign up soon; space is limited. Register online.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Security Request System - Re-approving old authorizations

On Sunday, ITS will generate new security requests to support all security previously granted via paper forms. As you review these requests, make sure the person and their assignment should have access to the security being requested. Find tips online for what to look for when approving requests and how to effectively review them.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Flu shot clinics

The first of several flu shot clinics for faculty and staff will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Rod Library. The cost of the flu shot is covered by UNI Employee Well-being. No appointment is necessary. Find a schedule of other clinics online. 

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Teach UNI project presentations

Mark Myers, biology, and Brittany Flokstra, chemistry/biochemistry, will present their Teach UNI projects from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in 378 LIB. Myers will discuss the implementation of a new module on climate change, and Flokstra will talk about using jigsaw puzzles to help students see "the big picture" in chemistry labs.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
Phishing - Don't get Caught! workshop on Oct. 12

Phishing is an attempt to steal your UNI authentication credentials. The method can vary widely from simple to highly targeted. Ken Connelly will provide examples of past phishing attempts as well as techniques you can use to avoid being caught from 10:15 to 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12. Find more information and register online. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
UNI Alert test scheduled for Sept. 22

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:55 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. An email to verify and update your emergency contact information was sent last week. You're the only person who can update this data, so please review it carefully.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Policy for review and comment

Policy 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct is posted on the policies website for review for revisions related to reporting responsibilities. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 1. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
International Opportunities Fair

The Fall 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 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. 

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Thinking About Graduate School?

The Thinking About Graduate School event is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Ballroom, MAU. There will be a presentation on the application process, and the graduate faculty panel will provide insight on how students can build a strong application. A presentation on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will conclude the event.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
CAB presents 'Jurassic World'

Campus Activities Board will show the movie "Jurassic World" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Enjoy free pop and popcorn!

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Multicultural Greek organization interest session

Interested in exploring what it means to be a member of a multicultural Greek organization? Meet and speak with current organization members regarding your questions, membership requirements and traditions at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, CME. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
UNI blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Sign up Sept. 17, 18, 21 and 22 in Maucker Union. Visit the Red Cross website for more information. 

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Laverne Cox coming to UNI

Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to be featured on the cover of Time magazine and to receive an Emmy nomination for her role in "Orange is the New Black," will speak at 7:30 p.m., April 13, 2016, in the GBPAC. Sponsored by the CME.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Erbert & Gerbert's Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Bistro this week in Maucker Union. Enjoy free chips and soda with sandwich purchase, and enter to win an iPad and free sandwiches for a semester. Find more information online.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
'It Gets Better' at Gallagher Bluedorn on Sept. 19

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will host a one-week residency on campus as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign to combat bullying and spread LGBT awareness. This effort culminates in a moving performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Skills for Negotiating Difficult Dialogues workshop

"Controversial Issues: Skills for Negotiating Difficult Dialogues" workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. This workshop provides a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. Register online. For more information, call 273-3210 or visit the diversity website.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will offer V.I.D.S. training sessions on Oct. 8, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Driver’s license re-validation required

All drivers of a university vehicle or personal vehicle must have their driver's license validated before driving on university business. Re-validation is required each semester. If your license hasn't been validated since Aug. 1, call the Motor Pool at 273-2610 before driving.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
College of Education Educators for Change book discussion

The Educators for Change book group is reading "We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling" by Gregory Michie. The group will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in 282 A&B LIB to discuss chapters one through six.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Student conduct adviser training & Conduct Board applications

An informational session on the revised Student Conduct Code will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Elm Room, MAU. Training for anyone interested in serving as an adviser for students participating in the conduct process will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in 009 GIL. If you're interested in serving on the Conduct Board, or know of someone that would be a valuable member, email deanofstudents@uni.edu or call 319-273-2332.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
Full Spead Ahead: Navigating the Waves of Change

A session focused on adapting and thriving in an ever-changing environment will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in 109 CME. Key points include the importance of change management, and participants will learn how to understand change, respond to resistance, and ideally, thrive in this environment. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Erbert & Gerbert's

Celebrate the grand opening of the newest retail venue on campus, Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Bistro, in Maucker Union Monday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 18. There will be special offers each day and a chance to win an iPad and free sandwiches for a semester. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept.15, with food sampling from 11 a.m. to noon. The first 200 guests on Tuesday will receive a free T-shirt with sandwich purchase (while supplies last). Find more information online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Mapworks access and training

The Mapworks system is available to faculty and staff who work with first-year students. Identify transition needs of individual students and access aggregate data to inform teaching, programming and outreach. Register online for a training workshop or contact Kristin Woods.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
'Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning'

Join Conference on Ethics in Higher Education keynote speaker James Lang for an interactive workshop on his forthcoming book, "Small Teaching." The workshop will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the University Room, MAU. Register online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Sign up for the Homecoming parade and office decorating competition

Sign up today to participate with your department, office or organization in the Oct. 17 Homecoming parade. Offices, departments and individuals are also encouraged to decorate their office(s) for the office decorating competition, which will be judged on Tuesday, Oct. 13. See the Homecoming website for details and to sign up.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
CETL September calendar

The September calendar for the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning is posted online. 

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Campus office location changes

Due to a system error, any campus office location request submitted through MyUNIverse since June 17, 2015 has not been received. Please review your information in the Online Directory to ensure the information is correct. If it's not, please submit a change via MyUNIverse, Update My Personal Information.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Family and Medical Leave Act information

Human Resource Services will offer a training session on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act for UNI employees and supervisors from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in 007/009 GIL. This session will provide information on the university’s process, procedure and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Off-campus use of property

It's time to take inventory of the UNI-owned equipment that you use at home or other off-campus locations on a regular basis. Update your off-campus use annually by completing an online form. Email or call Kelly Flege at 273-3420 with questions. 

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
GBPAC hosts special showing of 'Glen Campbell I'll Be Me'

The documentary "Glen Campbell I'll Be Me," about his journey into dementia, will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the GBPAC. An audience Q&A with Glen's wife, Kim Campbell, will be at 8:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but tickets are required and available at UNITIX. More information is available online. 

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015
9/11 Day of Service Stop and Serve

Remember September 11. The UNI VISTA for Community Engagement, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, Student Leadership Council and Military and Veterans Student Services will host a stop-and-serve event from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in Maucker Union.

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