Executive Vice President and Provost
Larry Baker is the author of the new novel Love and Other Delusions. His previous novels include A Good Man and The Flamingo Rising.
Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Open mic begins at 7:15 p.m.; the featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
Faculty Senate regular meeting
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Mark your calendars to attend the Graduate Student Information Meeting. You will have the opportunity to learn how to best position yourself for success as a graduate student, meet colleagues, network with faculty and get some academic survival tips from fellow graduate students. Please complete the RSVP form http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M99ZJB by Aug. 10.
UNI Dept of Art Professor Emeritus Richard Colburn presents a selection of his own work spanning three decades. In addition, he will curate an exhibition of photographs from the UNI Permanent Art Collection that includes works by Linda Connor, Irving Herman, Andrea Modica, and Joel Sternfeld among others. An Artist’s Gallery Talk scheduled for Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by an opening reception.
The Department of Theatre will hold auditions for fall productions of Lysistrata and November. Returning students are encouraged to attend on Sunday, Aug. 19. New students and non-theatre majors are encouraged to attend on Monday, Aug. 20. Actors who are called back may have evening commitments on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. Those with special circus skills should plan to attend on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Drop in for all or just a portion of this time to get assistance with your technology teaching and learning tools. To register click https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF
Bb Learn 9 offers a number of assessment tools including an online assignment tool for students to submit assignments electronically and a tool for online delivery of tests and surveys. Additionally, UNI has licensed the Turnitin Building Block which gives Blackboard users convenient access to Turnitin’s suite of learning tools, including Originality Check (plagiarism prevention) and GradeMark™, from within the Bb Learn 9 environment. This session will address each of these tools as well as resources to assist you in using them. To register click https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF
Guest speaker for the annual UNI Fall Faculty Workshop will be Dr. Todd Zakrasjek, visiting associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Zakrasjek will lead a day-long workshop on “How Students Learn: Strategies for Teaching from the Psychology of Learning.” For more information please contact Alisa Weeks.
Registration is now open for the workshop "Let's Get Real! Real Colors and Real Leadership." The registration deadline is Thursday, August 9. Discounted price for UNI employees is $224. To register, contact the Executive Development Center. Call 319-273-5851 or email email@example.com.