Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
International services for UNI faculty and staff

Are you planning to travel to another country on university business for research or a conference? The International Students & Scholars Office provides visa services, travel safety advice and travel health information. For more information, visit the ISSO website

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Do UNI on-campus dining options meet your needs?

Let UNI Dining Services know how it can meet your needs for convenience and selection at campus restaurants, convenience stores and food carts. Your input will help guide decisions to get the right service in the right place. At the end of the survey, you can enter a drawing to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
New Job Board

The new UNI Job & Internship Board will officially launch April 18. This new board will include student employment, internships and full-time positions. Several trainings for on-campus employers will be offered in the coming weeks. The training schedule and an online training tutorial are posted on the career services website.  

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
4th Annual Distance Education Conference

The UNI Distance Education Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the lower level of Maucker Union. The event is free; RSVP by April 4. Digital showcases and breakout sessions will highlight free and low-cost educational materials available to enhance teaching and learning. The keynote address, "Exploring, Implementing and Adopting Affordable Learning Solutions," is from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Belle Cowden.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Flipped and Blended Camp

This summer, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and ITS-Educational Technology will offer a week-long camp that will explore the pedagogy behind the creation of "flipped" classrooms and "blended" courses, focusing on effective technology use. Apply online; the deadline is Friday, April 11. 

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Baker Hall update

Contractors will haul rubble for recycling and repurposing off campus and bring in fill dirt for green space. Be careful when walking across Campus Street; truck traffic will continue through the end of the semester. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
UNI CAB presents 'Bully'

The UNI Campus Activities Board will show the documentary "Bully" at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop will be provided.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Share your thoughts on UNI eLearning

Blackboard representatives will be on campus Wednesday, April 2, to listen to feedback and suggestions from faculty, staff and students. The feedback sessions are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the State College Room, MAU. 

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Begeman Lecture is April 2

Timothy Gay, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will lecture on "Why Isn't God Ambidextrous?" at 7 p.m., April 2, in the Auditorium, LNG. Gay will discuss the idea of nature being "handed" and apply that concept to agriculture, biology, chemistry and physics. He will also discuss new physics experiments on chirality that may reveal how life began on Earth. More information is posted on the physics website

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Lecture capture using Panopto

Learn how to get started with Panopto classroom capture software from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in 138 ITTC. Panopto allows you to create, save, search and share rich media presentations instantly with your students. Register online

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Marybeth Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology and Therèsa M. Winge, Michigan State University, will present "Guerilla Knitters, Yarn Bombing, and Craftivism in Contemporary North America" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Details are posted on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Reception for UBS Outstanding Teaching awardees

The provost's office will honor those receiving the UBS Outstanding Teaching Awards with a reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Commons Lounge and Porch. Award recipients are: Sarah Vander Zanden (College of Education/Curriculum & Instruction); Sheila Benson (College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences/Languages & Literatures); Nicholas Schwab (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Psychology); and Russell Guay (College of Business/Management).

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
New policy approved

Policy 13.19 on Retaliation and Misconduct Reporting has been approved. 

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Gamma Phi Beta - pancake breakfast

Gamma Phi Beta will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at St. Stephan Student Center. Proceeds help support Girls on the Run. Tickets are available in Maucker Union before April 5 for $5 or $7 at the door.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Iowa's Entrepreneur Conference - EntreFEST 2014!

EntreFEST, Iowa's entrepreneur conference, will be May 14-16 in Iowa City. There will be educational tracks focused on small business owners, high-growth startups, women business owners, corporate innovators and economic developers. Register online. UNI faculty and staff can get a $10 discount by using the code UNISENTME. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with the code UNISTUDENT.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Annual Graduate Student Symposium, April 1

The Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Tuesday, April. 1. Public viewing of the poster presentations is from 1 to 1:45 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations are from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union meeting rooms; and creative performances are from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The symposium program is available on the Graduate College website. 

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Register for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

The UNI fraternity community welcomes all male students, faculty and staff to "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Register online by 5 p.m., April 9. For more information, contact fraternitylife@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Final Thursday Reading Series

The Final Thursday Reading Series will be Thursday, March 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m.; performances start at 7:15 p.m. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Author Letitia Moffitt will read from her new novel, "Sidewalk Dancing" at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Faculty and staff need to report lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 through March 31 must be reported by March 31. http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/ UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann with questions.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Order spring commencement apparel

If you plan to attend commencement and don't have apparel, it can be rented at no charge. Contact Sue at University Book and Supply to order by Saturday, April 5. 

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Local food box sample day

Check out UNI's Local Food Box Program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 28, in 007 GIL. Sample local foods and sign up to receive a food box (receive 25 percent off your first box). More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Library Mini Comic-Con

Rod Library will host a Mini Comic-Con from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29. The event is free and open to the public. There will be panel discussions, local artists, a magic tournament, video games, costume contest and more. Details are posted on the library's website.  

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
COE 46th Elementary Literacy Conference

The 46th Elementary Literacy Conference will take place April 11. Keynote speakers will be Gary Kelley, local illustrator and UNI graduate, and J. Patrick Lewis, poet and prose writer. Their books will be available for purchase and signing throughout the day. The conference is free to UNI students and faculty. More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Mar 24, 2014
'Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia: Roots of Conflict'

Kenneth Basom, political science; Gregory Bruess, history; and Konrad Sadkowski, history, will provide analysis and take questions on the ongoing turmoil between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia and challenges to East-West relations at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
FY 2015 budget open forums

Plan to attend one of the open forums scheduled to provide input about the FY 2015 budget from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 25 and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26. Both are in the University Room of Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
President Bob Koob to visit UNI

Former President Bob Koob will visit campus on Friday, March 28. There will be a reception from 11 to 11:45 a.m., in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall for those wishing to say hello. President Koob served as UNI's 8th president from 1995 to 2006.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation and direction to meet your fitness goals? Hire a UNI WRS personal trainer to jump start your health and fitness. Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
QUASH on!

QUASH is back! The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, April 25. This fun event helps raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team of two to four participants today.       

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Office Max Copy paper

The copy paper you've been receiving  for the last two years will be delivered to you in a different wrapping and a new box design but is the same high grade Office Max 30 percent recycled paper from Boise Cascade. For more information, call the warehouse at 277-0765.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Review proposed and revised policies

Policy 3.05 Student Group Travel, 3.10 Registration of Student Organizations, 4.41 Special Compensation, and 8.07 Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus have been revised and are available for comment on the policies website. Draft policy Discrimination and Harassment is also available for comment.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Sustainability Education Summer Institute

UNI tenure and tenure-track faculty can participate in the UNI Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Education Summer Institute 2014. The online application is due Friday, March 21. Selected participants will receive a $2,000 stipend.  For more information, contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150.  

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Now accepting applications for CIEP tuition scholarship

The Culture & Intensive English Program has a scholarship opportunity for individuals recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship will provide up to 100 percent CIEP tuition for either the summer or fall 2014 sessions. If you know of someone who would benefit, please forward this opportunity. Applciation deadline is April 15. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu or visit the CIEP website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Participate in a poverty simulation

The Student Affairs Diversity Team will host a Community Action Poverty Simulation from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26, at the CME. Participants will assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. Register online

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Update your international profile

Faculty and staff are invited to update their international profiles in the Professional Interest Database. This database allows the campus community to search for faculty and staff with certain interest or expertise in a country or geographical location. To add, delete or edit your information, email oipevents@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Open forum for CSBS dean candidate March 24

A presentation and open forum by Brenda Bass, candidate for the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Multipurpose Room, CME. A brief reception will follow. 

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
CORRECTION: End of support for Windows XP

The end of support for Windows XP is quickly approaching. The Computer Consulting Center staff can explain options for upgrading to the latest Windows operation system and whether your current computer is compatible. For more information, call 273-5555 or visit the  ITS website

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Google Apps in the classroom workshop

Learn about Google tools available through UNI's implementation of Google Apps from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in 138 ITTC. Explore how you can use them in your course along with your students. Register online.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Using Universal Design for Learning

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning and assistive technology to move beyond convention and toward a varied and flexible classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 24, in 378 LIB. For more information, see the provost's website.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Employee Assistance Program - tax/identity theft presentation

The Employee Assistance Program will host an educational expert on identity theft and what victims (or potential victims) can do to secure their identity and financial information. The presentation will be offered three different times: 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in Ballroom C, MAU. The presenter will take questions after each session.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
BOR to meet at University of Iowa this week

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, March 12, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Tax/identity theft open forum

An open forum will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU to address questions related to the IRS/identity theft situation. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Baker Hall parking lot and sidewalks are closed

A fence has been erected around Baker Hall, its parking lot and nearby sidewalks. HC and service parking is available in the Gilchrist A lot. A map with alternate routes to use is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec with any questions or concerns at 273-6165.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
The Digital Turn featuring Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Ballroom, COM. Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Farewell reception for Travis Duncan

A farewell reception will be held for assistant technical director Travis Duncan from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, in the Lobby, GBPAC. A program will start at 4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Making the most of surveys: beyond measures of satisfaction

The second in a three-part series led by Donna Vinton called "Assessing Service Learning and Community Engagement Activities" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 378 LIB. This workshop will suggest some strategies for strengthening the value of surveys, particularly for use in evaluating events. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
New and updated policies

Policy 1.08 Line of Administrative Authority and Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work have been revised. New policies, 13.21 Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps and 13.22 Protection of Children in the Workplace, have been approved. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Library Map Collection survey

The Rod Library is reviewing its Map Collection. In order to provide the cartographic resources needed on campus, faculty who use maps are asked to complete a survey that takes approximately five minutes. The survey is online and will be open through March 24. 

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