Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
RCR Workshop: Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Discussions regarding key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in 282 LIB. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Statistical software overview

As part of the Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series, Mark Jacobson, mathematics, will provide an overview of various available software packages for analyzing quantitative data at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 37 MSH. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with Mark regarding their quantitative analysis and software questions and issues.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses a trained, outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. If you are interested in having a SGID done in a course this semester, please fill out this form. For more information, email Susan Hill.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Teaching Iowa students and the changing demographics in Iowa

Facilitator Mark Grey, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present and discuss how to best teach current Iowa students and how to prepare for Iowa's changing demographics from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Tips for setting up account "favorites" in iProcurement

The iProcurement Preferences Training Guide is available to assist users with the creation of favorites. Favorites can be nicknamed and saved for future purchases and their use will help avoid the need for a correcting journal entry when the wrong object code or account number is used. For additional questions on setting up favorites, contact Jon Westhoff at 319-273-6246. For questions related to object codes, contact Mindy Schlader at 319-273-2212.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
FMLA session

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. 28, in 009 GIL. This session will provide information on the university's process, procedures and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application

The 2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application is available. Students can apply now for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Priority date is Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 for incoming and current students.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application

The 2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application is available. Students can apply now for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Priority date is Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 for incoming and current students.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Enhance Your College Experience

What do I stand for? What are my passions in life? In this free class of six one-hour sessions, participants will learn financial and personal skills to help you in college and long after. The class is open to all UNI students. Paid internships at $10 per hour will be available for several students as well as a Hy-Vee gift card drawing. The class will begin Monday, Oct. 31. To register, visit the CEEE website.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Enhance Your College Experience

What do I stand for? What are my passions in life? In this free class of six one-hour sessions, participants will learn financial and personal skills to help you in college and long after. The class is open to all UNI students. Paid internships at $10 per hour will be available for several students as well as a Hy-Vee gift card drawing. The class will begin Monday, Oct. 31. To register, visit the CEEE website.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
September photography exhibit

The university community is invited to view the Fine Art and Nature Landscape Photography exhibit by Mitchell Strauss on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall, LIB.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
September photography exhibit

The university community is invited to view the Fine Art and Nature Landscape Photography exhibit by Mitchell Strauss on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall, LIB.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), presented by the Graduate College, will be from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes a graduate faculty panel, a presentation on selecting and applying to graduate school, and GRE information presented by staff from the Academic Learning Center.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), presented by the Graduate College, will be from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes a graduate faculty panel, a presentation on selecting and applying to graduate school, and GRE information presented by staff from the Academic Learning Center.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Being Midwest AF in LA

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will give an open workshop on how to make your Midwest values work for you anywhere, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Digital Media Hub, LIB. This workshop is meant for anyone creative. Pasley will offer portfolio guidance, career guidance, creative guidance and more.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Being Midwest AF in LA

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will give an open workshop on how to make your Midwest values work for you anywhere, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Digital Media Hub, LIB. This workshop is meant for anyone creative. Pasley will offer portfolio guidance, career guidance, creative guidance and more.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Trivia Night reminder

The Second Annual Trivia Night will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the State College Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Annual training reminder

It's time to complete the required annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification and UNI Credit Card Compliance training. The eLearning courses are available through MyUNIverse – eLearning. Staff who have not previously taken either course will need to self-enroll. For more information, email Christina Geweke or call 319-273-7505.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Safe Zone Ally phase one registration available

Registration is available for individuals seeking to complete the first phase of Safe Zone Ally training. Information on the Safe Zone Ally program, through the LGBT* Center, as well as the web form to register can be found on the LGBT* Center website.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Safe Zone Ally phase one registration available

Registration is available for individuals seeking to complete the first phase of Safe Zone Ally training. Information on the Safe Zone Ally program, through the LGBT* Center, as well as the web form to register can be found on the LGBT* Center website.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
How to Wear Hats: A-No-Bulls#!%-Guide-To-Multi-Hyphenating-Yourself

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will speak at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the auditorium, KAB. He will discuss the pros and cons of being a jack-of-all-trades, how to present yourself in the entertainment industry, how to examine your strengths and how to collaborate.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
How to Wear Hats: A-No-Bulls#!%-Guide-To-Multi-Hyphenating-Yourself

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will speak at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the auditorium, KAB. He will discuss the pros and cons of being a jack-of-all-trades, how to present yourself in the entertainment industry, how to examine your strengths and how to collaborate.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
iPads and iOS 10

Older university-owned iOS devices not supporting iOS 10 that are running the latest iOS 9 version may continue to be used for the current fiscal year. This date may be reconsidered if a severe vulnerability arises and Apple chooses not to provide an update for iOS 9. iOS devices in general should never be used to store university PII data. The effective lifetime of an iOS device is about two years, or perhaps as much as three years if the latest is purchased the day it becomes available. Departments may wish to reconsider their use of these devices if budgets do not permit the shorter life cycle.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
American Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Schedule an appointment online. Your donation could save up to three lives.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
American Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Schedule an appointment online. Your donation could save up to three lives.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Approved licensing steps now online

If you weren't able to attend the licensing meeting on Friday, Sept. 9, steps to producing apparel and promotional items are now posted online. As a reminder, all departments or organizations using names, logos, seals and/or symbols of UNI in any commercial venture, whether fundraising or promotional, are required to seek prior approval from the Licensing Department.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
New Dining Center discount for faculty and staff

A faculty and staff discount is now available to those who dine in Piazza and Rialto. The cost for breakfast is $7 and $8.50 for lunch or dinner. To receive the discount, you must pay via your faculty/staff ID using payroll deduction or dining dollars. The discount does not extend to those paying with cash or for guests. For more information, contact the Department of Residence at 273-2333.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Open Textbook Network workshop

There will be an Open Textbook Network workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in 287 LIB. This workshop introduces the concept of open textbooks, their benefits and how to find and incorporate them into courses.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
IRB training for undergraduates

The Honors Program has partnered with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to provide training for undergraduate student researchers from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the State College Room, MAU. This session will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI IRB review process and procedures. Those planning to do thesis or other undergraduate research outside of class are required to obtain human subjects training either in person or online. Participants will receive a certificate of completion following the session, fulfilling the first step of the IRB process. Advance registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
IRB training for undergraduates

The Honors Program has partnered with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to provide training for undergraduate student researchers from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the State College Room, MAU. This session will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI IRB review process and procedures. Those planning to do thesis or other undergraduate research outside of class are required to obtain human subjects training either in person or online. Participants will receive a certificate of completion following the session, fulfilling the first step of the IRB process. Advance registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 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, Sep 20, 2016
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 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, Sep 20, 2016
Mapworks training workshops

Mapworks training sessions will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 134 ITT, or from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 136 ITT. The Mapworks early intervention system is available to faculty and staff who work with first-year students. Mapworks allows you to identify the transition needs of your students, make referrals and access aggregate data to inform teaching, programming and outreach. Email Kristin Woods to register.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Dealing With Racist - and Other Inappropriate - Comments in the Classroom Workshop

Dealing With Racist - and Other Inappropriate - Comments in the Classroom Workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 301 LIB. Facilitators will be Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill, CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. The workshop will focus on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful context for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
UNI NCBI Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion

There will be a UNI NCBI Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion session on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 301 LIB. More than a workshop, this is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full day. Registration is free. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 319-273-3210.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Register for Scholar Connexus 2016

Scholar Connexus 2016 will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Slife Ballroom, COM. Connexus is an informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators from on and off campus. The goal is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort. Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 3.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Fall Faculty Workshop Follow-Up

Do you still have questions and/or comments about the Fall Faculty Workshop? Did you implement a practice in your classes to create a more inclusive classroom this fall that worked well or fell flat? Do you want more ideas about what to do next? There will be a follow-up session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 378 LIB. This is an opportunity to share your experiences as well as informal conversation and idea sharing.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Welcome Home -- UNI Homecoming Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni for a night of celebrating everything UNI with drinks, food and live music from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, on the south side of the Commons (rain location is the Commons). Enjoy UNI alumnus Dave Morgan's SingleSpeed Brewing special UNI-Hopped beer and live music by the Diplomats. The $10 registration fee includes appetizers and one drink ticket. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 21. Visit the Homecoming website for the full Homecoming schedule as it becomes available.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Reminder! Homecoming office decorating competition

Don’t forget to register your office by Friday, Sept. 23, for the 2016 Homecoming Office Decorating Contest! Judging will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, with offices judged on creativity, originality, construction and utilization of the theme “Unmask your Spirit.” Visit the Homecoming for more details or contact Bill Henninger with questions.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Service interruption

The live cable feed of the Campanile from the Schindler Education Center will be down Thursday, Sept. 15, for part of the day due to construction activities.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Senator Jeff Danielson's Listening Post

Senator Jeff Danielson will host a UNI listening post session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept, 15, in the University Room, MAU. He will talk about Iowa's vision and support for UNI. Joining Danielson will be Senators Brian Schoenjahn and Rob Hogg. They want to hear issues, concerns, questions and ideas to develop an agenda for equitable reform that will benefit UNI and its governance by the Board of Regents.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Second Annual Trivia Night

The UNI Veterans Association and the LGBT* Center's Second Annual Trivia Night will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the State College Room, MAU. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group for students

A support group for students who are survivors of sexual assault is being formed. The group will meet for eight weeks beginning the week of Monday, Oct. 17. The day and time will be determined upon participants' availability. If interested, contact Joan Thompson before Monday, Oct. 3, to schedule a 30-minute informational session.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
2016-17 Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship applications available

The purpose of the Veridian Community Engagement 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. For more information and to apply, visit the Community Engagement website.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Visiting ceramic sculptor Jason Briggs

Visiting ceramic sculptor Jason Briggs will be demonstrating how he makes his artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15-16, in the ceramics lab, 126 KAB. Everyone is welcome to stop by to view his demonstrations. Briggs will lecture about his artwork at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 111 KAB.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Apply or renew your passport at the Study Abroad Fair

Don't forget that you can renew your passport or apply for a passport at the Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Passport application requirements are available on the Study Abroad Center website.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
It Takes an Iowan

The UNI Museum exhibit It Takes an Iowan opened Friday, Sept. 9, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Marshall Center School. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Procurement Services newsletter

Procurement Services is now issuing a monthly newsletter. The inaugural September issue is available on the OBO website. For more information, email James Tanzosch or call 273-5811.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
MBA students call for clients

The MBA program is seeking potential clients for its annual Capstone Experience. Clients are drawn primarily from businesses and nonprofit organizations in northeast Iowa, and the projects are completed in the spring of each year. Organizations that would like to propose a Capstone Experience project for the upcoming year are encouraged to email Dale Cyphert, capstone coordinator, or call 319-273-6150. For more information, visit UNIBusiness.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
CETL Fall Reading Group

Join Gwenne Berry, president's office; Susan Hill, CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction, to discuss Dena Samuels' "The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World." The group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., twice monthly on Wednesdays, during the fall semester. The book is provided. Register by Friday, Sept. 16.

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