Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Educating Educators 2016 conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance's Educating Educators 2016 Conference, "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics," will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the CEEE. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Using surveys in data collection

The Center for Educational Transformation will host a brown-bag Ed. Research Afternoon focused on using surveys in research at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in 324 LIB. Topics include examples of different survey types, how these surveys are constructed through the software package Qualtrics and give insight into how surveys can be constructed in different ways to gather data.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Business process users group meeting

There will be a business process users group meeting from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in Old Central Ballroom A, MAU. Please note the location has changed. Agenda items include pay slip modeling; charged, paid, due and receivables reports; travel guidelines; ordering IT devices and equipment; and new staff introductions. The meeting will not be streamed live, but will be recorded to view at a later date.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Nightmare in Piazza

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining among ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see! Come in costume for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind, handmade mask.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Interpreter's Theatre presents Cornucopia

Interpreters Theatre will present “Cornucopia” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27; Friday, Oct. 28; and Saturday, Oct. 29, in 040 LNG. In a tale of environmental utopia and catastrophe, can the Greens and the Farmoodles learn to work together to save the Irigate River? Admission is free.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Drag-A-Ganza

The annual Halloween-themed drag show will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the auditorium, LNG. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is free and open the public. Audience members are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, but not required.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Finance and Operations (F&O) is accepting nominations for its 2016 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. The Exemplary Service Award honors F&O employees for continued and outstanding achievement in the division’s core values of service excellence, teamwork or initiative. The Eunice A. Dell Award recognizes an F&O employee who by their actions, on campus or in the community, has made a difference. Electronic nomination forms and information about both awards and eligibility are available on the Finance and Operations employee recognition web page.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Student mental health panel

A panel of students will share their stories and continuing journey with mental health at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in 115 SRL. This is an opportunity ask questions, talk to an expert and learn about campus resources.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Wendy Hoofnagle book launch and reading

Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism," at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 1017 BAR.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Presidential search and screen committee meeting

The presidential search and screen committee will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 301 LIB. Please visit the presidential search website for the meeting agenda.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month scam #5

Phishing or spoofing is an email or text message, allegedly from a person or business/organization that you know and trust, that often includes a link or attachment which installs malware or directs you to a look-alike website where personal information is requested. Do not click on links or open attachments unless the message makes sense and was expected. When in doubt, contact the alleged sender using some method other than a simple reply to the suspect message and confirm the message's legitimacy. Please forward suspected phishing messages to phishing@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Updating online directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Submit your event for International Education Week

International Education Week is Nov. 14 to 18. Student organizations or campus departments that want to host an event related to international education should submit a programs and activities form.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
WHAT IF.... We Had An Actual Democracy in the U.S.?

Donna Hoffman, political science, will discuss the republic the U.S. founders crafted and its implications on current political issues at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Her presentation is open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Happy Medium founder and CEO presentation

Katie Patterson, CEO and founder of Des Moines-based digital advertising and marketing agency Happy Medium, will present “Finding My Happy Medium: From UNI to the Inc. 5000 List” Tuesday, Nov. 1, in 109 CBB. Networking will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and the presentation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Marketing Association, American Advertising Federation and Digital Collective are presenting the event. For more information, contact Trevor Rayhons.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Diversity Colloquium: What You Think You May Know About Politics...And Why You May Be Wrong

Have you ever thought the tuition rate at UNI is arbitrary and that the administration should do something about it? Do you wonder why the United States uses the Electoral College to elect the president? Facilitators Donna Hoffman and Chris Larimer, political science, will discuss how political science research can help us understand the ideas behind these claims and whether we should agree with them (or not) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
P&S Council's Fall Social

The P&S Council will hold its Fall Social at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Old Central Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Jim Wohlpart will speak and the recipients of the 2016 Regents Staff Excellence awards will be recognized. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the P&S Council website.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
De-Stress Day

De-Stress Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, LIB. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities including walking the labyrinth, coloring, crafts, writing notes of gratitude and engaging in the #youmatteratUNI and #throwlightUNI movement.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Educational Technology and Media Services faculty listening sessions

The Educational Technology and Media Services (ETMS) department will offer faculty listening sessions to provide feedback about the services they offer. Come prepared to share your ideas on how IT-ETMS can best meet your technology needs. Don't know what we do? Come find out! All sessions will be held 287 LIB and are limited to 12 participants. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the State College Room, MAU. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. To register, contact Norman Ferguson.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Free depression screenings

Free and anonymous depression screenings will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 103 SHC. Participants will listen to a brief talk, take the screening and discuss the results with a counselor. No registration is required. For more information, email Gretchen Honsell or call 319-273-2676.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Wheaton Wellness session: diabetes

Wheaton Wellness will have a diabetes information session from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 009 GIL. The presentation will focus on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and the development of the disease and management strategies for those living with diabetes. Participants will gain an understanding of the risk factors for diabetes as well as steps for prevention and different courses of treatment. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Absurdity, Literature and the American Soldier

Paul Crenshaw, author of "Chainsaw Fingers," will present "Absurdity, Literature and the American Soldier" from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium, LNG. Crenshaw is a contributing author of Cornerstone’s 2016 Common Read “The Best American Nonrequired Reading."

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Project Based Learning: What is it and why should I care?

Explore the diversity of approaches to Project Based Learning, a type of high-impact, engaged learning, and how it may fit into your classes as well as learning about some exciting new initiatives integrating Project Based Learning into the UNI curriculum from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
College Hill Farmers Market

The final College Hill Farmers Market of the season will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the corner of College St. and W. 22nd St. Kids attending the market in a Halloween costume will receive a prize. There will be soup and applesauce samples available. You can find the market on social media including Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market) and Twitter (@collegehillfm). For more information, call Jodie Huegerich at 391-273-7883.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Policies available for comment

Review policy 4.17 Payment of Wages and review policy 9.27 Advance Commitment Funds are available for comment on the UNI policies website.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week 2016 is Monday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 30. A global event now entering its eighth year, the week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access. More information is available on the handout “What faculty can do to promote Open Access."

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
New Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts and Constructions

The first issue of a new STEAM education journal (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) has been published. This peer-reviewed scholarly journal publishes editorials, practical articles and research articles about arts integration into STEM areas.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Faculty teaching service learning courses sought for interview project

Faculty incorporating service learning in one or more courses are invited to participate in an interview project examining student research skills. All such instructors are eligible, regardless of discipline or rank. Questions will be provided in advance. For more information, email Anne Marie Gruber or call 319-273-3711.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month scam #4

Advance fee loans and credit arrangers offer loans or credit in exchange for an upfront fee. If the consumer pays, the loan never materializes and the consumer loses the "fee." Remember: any reputable lender will want to know your credit history before offering a loan. Get help and find resources at www.onguardonline.gov.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
2016-17 Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship

The application form for the 2016-17 Veridian Commmunity Engagement Fellowship is available on the UNI Community Engagement website. The purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching, scholarship and student learning. The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Give to United Way

The UNI United Way campaign runs through Friday, Oct. 21. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is available online.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Majors in Minutes

Majors in Minutes will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The event is for freshman and sophomore students to explore majors by speaking with seniors in those majors. The format is similar to speed dating where every eight minutes students will have the option to rotate to a new table of interest. This is a come and go event that is open to all majors. For more information, visit the Academic Advising website.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Safe Space and Trigger Warnings: A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in 378 LIB. Panelists Katelyn Browne, Ken McCormick, Catherine MacGillivray and Xavia Publius will discuss the ideas of safe spaces and trigger warnings and their relationship with academic freedom.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Dance Marathon pancake breakfast

Dance Marathon will host an "all you can eat" pancakes and sausage breakfast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Wesley Foundation. Cost is $5. Juice and coffee will be served.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Friend-to-Friend Training

"You Matter at UNI" will host counselors who will discuss how to identify signs of a mental health disorder and how to effectively help a friend from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. Information will be provided about how to schedule an appointment with a counselor at the Counseling Center.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
Secret Regrets

"You Matter at UNI" will host Kevin Hansen from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 111 KAB. Hansen will discuss "Secret Regrets," a program to help students let go of regrets.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
"You Matter at UNI" kick-off

The "You Matter at UNI" kick-off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, at the Campanile and Lawther field. Lime green yard flags will be provided for students to write messages of support or in memory of someone lost to suicide. On-campus mental health student organizations and departments will have information and resources available. Free food will be served.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Office ergonomics presentation

Local chiropractor Dr. Zachary Wilson will discuss office ergonomics, the pros and cons of sitting/standing workstations and chronic pain management from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in 007 GIL.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Community Engagement projects

The deadline to report 2015-16 Community Engagement projects is Friday, Oct. 28. The database is available on the Community Engagement website. Projects include, but are not limited to, service-learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. For more information, contact Kristina Kofoot.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Get in shape boot camp style

The second session of Private Boot Camp at the WRC begins Monday, Oct. 24. The six-week session consists of two workouts per week for $45. For more information and to register, visit the Recreation Services website or contact Dana Foster.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
October Digital Image Exhibit

The university community is invited to view the Bits and Pieces digital image exhibit by Bailey Higgins on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall inside Rod Library. The exhibit area is located on the main floor of the library and will be on display until Oct. 31. More information is available on the library website.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Wheaton Wellness Session: Create Your Own Well-being Plan

Wheaton Wellness will present information about creating a well-being program according to your personal needs and goals from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Food demonstration

Lisa Krausman will discuss healthy options to incorporate into holiday meals and how to stay on track with your well-being goals this holiday season from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 007 GIL. A demonstration on spiraled vegetables will be included. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

The Way Up conference will be Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Coralville Marriott and Conference Center. The conference, designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa, will celebrate its 30th anniversary by honoring its founders, who include former UNI administrators Pat Geadelmann and Sue Follon. For more information, email Doreen Hayek or call 319-273-7300.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The university community is invited to a choral preview of the upcoming TheatreUNI production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 4 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 20, under the Dichotomy, LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month scam #3

Bogus prizes, sweepstakes and "free" gifts such as lottery winnings, sweepstakes, free vacations and cars are offered, but you have to pay up front to cover "taxes" or "fees." In reality, there are no prizes or winnings. If you didn't enter a contest, you're not going to magically win. If someone wants you to pay in order to collect winnings, it's a scam. Find helpful resources at www.stopfraud.gov/victims.html.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
SEAF preparers and supervisors training

The Office of Career Services will have training for new SEAF preparers and student employee supervisors from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. The training will include timelines for hiring students, the I-9 process and best practices for student employment. Please RSVP to Katie Ledtje by Thursday, Oct. 20.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Investing 101

Investing 101 will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 007/009 GIL. Participants will learn about risks, your reaction to them and how this guides you in choosing your investments. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Reminder: UNIVA veteran photo exhibit

A reminder that the UNI Veterans Association is seeking photos of members of the military and veterans for a display in Rod Library during November. Photos and names for the memorial wall should be submitted to Norman Ferguson (norman.ferguson@uni.edu) or to Military Veterans Students Services, 111G MAU. Photo submissions should include name, branch and rank (if known) and can be digital copies or framed photos.

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