Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Biometric health screening

Employee Well-being and Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services will have a biometric health screening from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in 007/009 GIL. Registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Rock the Stacks

Join the UNI Museum at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, on the first floor of Rod Library for "Rock the Stacks!," a live concert featuring Clayton Ryan, Ladyspade, and Amelia and Melina. This concert is part of the current exhibit "Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy." For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
You’re invited to “An Introduction to Qualtrics”

"An Introduction to Qualtrics" workshops will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, and from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 102 SAB. Contact Donna Vinton, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, with the date you plan to attend; then register by Monday, Oct. 17, to use Qualtrics during this hands-on workshop.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Promoting partisan politics

A reminder that state and federal laws generally prohibit the use of the university and its resources to promote partisan political causes, campaigns and candidates. For guidance, refer to policy 10.09 or political activity FAQ's.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Student Life survey

The purpose of this survey is to connect faculty and staff with student organizations. The information you provide will help the Office of Student Life provide the highest quality support and resources to more than 250 student organizations. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life involvement@uni.edu or call 319-273-2683.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month #2

Internet merchandise scams on bogus websites appear to sell everything from fake pharmaceuticals to electronics to counterfeit brand-name clothing, but the merchandise you buy never arrives or is completely different than what you ordered. If it seems to good to be true, it is! Report it to the Better Business Bureau.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Academic Advising open house

The staff of the Office of Academic Advising invites the university community to an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 102 GIL. Enjoy refreshments as you meet the staff, learn how we serve students, faculty and staff, and engage in conversation about how we can cooperate on initiatives.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Review Policy available

Review Policy: 4.15 FLSA, Overtime and Compensatory Time is available for comment on the policies website. This will become an active, interim policy effective Tuesday, Nov. 1. The remaining stages of the formal review process are anticipated to conclude by the end of the fall semester.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Workshop for SIS Academic Advising Notes

This workshop is required for access to SIS Advising Notes in Advisor Center or Student Services Center. The next workshop for new users will be from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Advance registration is required. For more information, contact Michele Peck.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Procurement Services newsletter

The October issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is now available on the OBO web page. For more information, email James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
The Clothesline Project 2016

The Women's and Gender Studies Program, in partnership with Student Wellness Services, will participate in the Clothesline Project in recognition of Relationship Violence Awareness Month. Everyone is invited to decorate a t-shirt with supportive messages. The shirts will be hung on clotheslines in Maucker Union. For more information, visit the WGS website.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
Graduation Fair

The Graduation Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The fair offers the opportunity to apply for graduation and meet with other resources to ensure that you are ready to graduate. This is a great way to cap your experience at UNI and get ready for the next step. For more information, visit the Registrar's website.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
Deaf Community Panel

Speakers from the Cedarloo Deaf community will have a panel discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 002 SAB. Speakers include those who have grown up Deaf, grew up a hearing Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA) as well as a speaker from Deaf Iowans Against Abuse (DIAA). Admission is $10 for non-ASL club members; children under 10 are free. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
The Aluminum Show at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Aluminum Show will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, in GBPAC. Imaginations run wild in this Blue Man Group meets STOMP-style show and is highly entertaining for all ages. Visit the GBPAC website for tickets.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Disability panel

Student Disability Services will host a disability panel from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, in Old Central Ballroom A, MAU. Hear the stories of UNI students with disabilities and learn about their personal experiences and how having a disability is a part of their identity but it does not define them as a person. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information contact Kelly Gibbs.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month scam #1

Fake check scams happen when initial contact made is in online ads or marketplaces and an authentic-looking, but fake, check is sent to the consumer with directions to deposit it in their personal bank account and then wire a portion of the proceeds to a third party. The scam artist gets cash in hand and the victim is left owing their bank money. Remember: anyone asking you to deposit a check and wire the proceeds to someone you don't know is scamming you. Don't fall for it. Report it to www.fraud.org.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Ohio and 27th Streets road closure postponed

The road closure of Ohio and 27th Streets (between Minnesota Street and Redeker Drive) will be postponed to allow for completion and reopening of the Illinois Street construction project. For more information, call the Physical Plant at 319-273-4400.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
"Why Can't We All Just Get Along" listening session

Nick Rafanello, DOR, and Stephanie Logan, COE, will lead a listening session about the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees and the issues surrounding them from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Commons Ballroom. Hear how to engage in constructive conversation about certain topics; refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
UNI United Way Campaign

The UNI United Way campaign started Monday, Oct. 10, and runs through Friday, Oct. 21. Give 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 on the UNI United Way web page.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Donation drive for Waypoint Services

In recognition of Relationship Violence Awareness Month, Student Wellness Services (SWS) will sponsor a donation drive during October for hygiene products and other items that will be given to Waypoint Services. Please bring your donations to SWS, 104 WRC, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit the Waypoint Services website for a list of the products needed.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
UNIVA veteran photo exhibit

Norman FergusoThe UNI Veterans Association is seeking photos of members of the military and veterans for a display in Rod Library during November. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit photos. There will also be a memorial wall, listing names of deceased military and veterans. Photos and names for the memorial wall should be submitted to Norman Ferguson 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. Copies of original photos will be made if necessary.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Date correction for Professional Development fall conference 2016

In a previous announcement, the date for the Professional Development Committee's annual fall conference, "Collaborative Partnerships," was incorrect. The correct date for the conference is Wednesday, Nov. 16. More details will be provided closer to the event.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Noche de Baile

The Hispanic Latino Student Union and Sigma Delta Pi will have a Latin-style dance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, Commons. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Salsa dance lessons will be offered at the beginning of the dance.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn will present "CSI Effect, DNA Discourse and Popular Crime Drama" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Presidential Room, MAU. She will explore how DNA evidence is presented in four fictional crime dramas, the context in which it is discussed and the impact DNA has on case clearance in the fictional dramas. Bring your lunch; cookies with be provided.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
2017 annual benefits open enrollment

The 2017 benefits open enrollment will run from Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Nov. 18. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2017. Effective Monday, Oct. 17, all information about open enrollment, enrollment processes, rates and how to register for our informational sessions will be available on the Human Resources Services website.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Investment workshop

There will be a Bulls and Bears investment workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, in 007 GIL. This workshop will provide foundational concepts and tools that will help you understand market cycles, identify key forces that drive market prices, distinguish what is really at risk in your portfolio and position you to make better investment decisions. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This month's OUCH! newsletter is clearly targeted at the topic of the month. Please share it with family and friends.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
RCR Workshop: Ethical Issues in Scholarship - Gender, Ethnicity and Power

Discussions regarding key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Oak Room, MAU. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to registration, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair

The annual Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Vendors from the Cedar Valley and across Iowa will provide resources and activities. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a free UNI Employee Well-being blender bottle.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Teach UNI project presentations

CETL Teach UNI project presentations will from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in 378 LIB. Deb Young, languages and literatures, will present "Fighting Journalphobia: Helping Students Develop Academic Reading Skills.” Jenny Bruss, Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, will discuss “Rule #3 Never Assume.”

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
New Stop and Serve volunteer program

The Service and Leadership Council is creating a new program to provide bi-weekly service and learning opportunities on campus. We will be looking for student organizations, residence halls and departments to participate. More information and an event sign-up form will be available soon.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Professional Development Committee fall conference

Hold the date for the Professional Development Committee’s annual fall conference "Collaborative Partnerships." The conference will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 19, in MAU. The keynote address will be given by Gwenne Berry and will close with remarks from Jim Wohlpart. More details will be provided closer to the event.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
UNI Mental Health web page now live

Mental health promotion is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. The new UNI Mental Health web page is now live. It has been designed to be a central resource page that consolidates information about mental health supportive services, on- and off-campus resources, and mental health promotion and suicide prevention activities on our campus.

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