Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Open forums for Center for Multicultural Education director

Three finalists for the director of the Center for Multicultural Education have been scheduled to visit campus. The open forums will be from 2 to 2:40 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5; Wednesday, Dec. 7; and Thursday, Dec. 8, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. The candidates will begin each session with a 20-minute presentation on the CME’s role in increasing and welcoming diversity at UNI, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Barb Shepard retirement reception

Please join us in celebrating Barb Shepard's 31 years of service to UNI Recreation Services and Student Wellness Services at a reception at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the main lounge, WRC. Light refreshments will be served and a short program will take place at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
TIAA consultations

A TIAA consultant will visit UNI Wednesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 14-15, Jan. 11-12 and Jan. 25-26 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement?; Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this?; Is my current mix of investments appropriate?; and How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register in advance for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Wheaton Session: Heart Disease Awareness

Staff from Wheaton Wellness Services will present "Heart Disease Awareness" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in 009 GIL. Participants will learn about what heart disease is, how it develops and prevention strategies. Their staff will help us learn about the risk factors of heart disease and preventative lifestyle changes. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Is it time to change from Blackboard?

In order to be transparent in the Learning Management System(LMS) review process, IT-ETMS has developed a website that will be kept up to date with the latest information on the review progress. Visit the Gathering Stakeholder Feedback page to provide input. For more information, email elearning@uni.edu or call Melanie Abbas at 319-273-6452.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Children's Cancer Connection/UNI Dance Marathon Babysitting Night

The Children's Cancer Connection and UNI Dance Marathon are partnering to host a Children's Holiday Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the multi-purpose room of the Cedar Falls Recreation Center. This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy a date night, a chance to get things done around the house or go Christmas shopping while volunteers from UNI Dance Marathon babysit free of charge. Drop off your children for a night of games, food, crafts and fun. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Canadian Brass at Gallagher Bluedorn

Experience your favorite Christmas music like you’ve never heard before with Canadian Brass at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in the GBPAC. This group, with their genre-bending versatility, has nearly single-handedly elevated the brass quintet to what it is today! For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Policy available for comment

Review Policy 8.03 Naming of Buildings and Facilities is available for comment on the policies website.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
2017 renewals of cell phone and data access allowances

The Cell Phone and Data Access policy requires employees receiving cell phone and data access allowances to have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office of Business Operations website for the 2017 form, FAQs and other information. Authorizations must be received in OBO by Friday, Jan. 6, to receive the allowance on the January payroll. The new 2017 form must be used.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Mental Health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

John Degroote will present "Activities of and Technical Computing Support Opportunities from the GeoTree Center" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in 287 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. For more information, visit the Graduate College website.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Yule Ball: It's a Masquerade!

The UNI Harry Potter Club presents the Yule Masquerade Ball from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Admission is free and open to the university community. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Yule Ball: It's a Masquerade!

The UNI Harry Potter Club presents the Yule Masquerade Ball from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Admission is free and open to the university community. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
CROW Forum

Jolene Zigarovich, languages and literatures, will present "Trans-ing the Gothic: How Trans Plots, Genres and Characters Trouble the Gothic Novel." at noon, Monday, Dec. 5, in 287 LIB.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
CROW Forum

Jolene Zigarovich, languages and literatures, will present "Trans-ing the Gothic: How Trans Plots, Genres and Characters Trouble the Gothic Novel." at noon, Monday, Dec. 5, in 287 LIB.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Antique Word Games

Play antique word games with Rod Library from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Special Collections and University Archives collection. Historical word games, including Fictionary, “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral," Doublets, Authors, and a few thousand-year-old, Anglo-Saxon riddles. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Antique Word Games

Play antique word games with Rod Library from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Special Collections and University Archives collection. Historical word games, including Fictionary, “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral," Doublets, Authors, and a few thousand-year-old, Anglo-Saxon riddles. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Take your favorite UNI cookie dough home for the holidays

Purchase your favorite UNI cookie dough made on campus at Fresh Beginnings to take home and enjoy with your loved ones this holiday season. Assorted flavors of cookie dough in one pound and 3.5 pound tubs, as well as icing, will be available Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 15, at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's and the Food Court, MAU.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Take your favorite UNI cookie dough home for the holidays

Purchase your favorite UNI cookie dough made on campus at Fresh Beginnings to take home and enjoy with your loved ones this holiday season. Assorted flavors of cookie dough in one pound and 3.5 pound tubs, as well as icing, will be available Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 15, at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's and the Food Court, MAU.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Final flu shot clinic

The final flu shot clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in SHC. The supply is limited and when depleted, there will be no more available this year.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Today is #GivingTuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday and YOU can make a difference at UNI. #GivingTuesday is a national day of philanthropy, and UNI has joined over 45,000 other organizations in this effort. Please consider being part of #GivingTuesday by making your gift online.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
First Friday: Holidays Around the World

First Friday will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Activities include frosting cookies, painting a pot and visiting with friends. Bring a donation, decorate a stocking and fill it for a serving military member. Learn about holidays and religions around the world. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
First Friday: Holidays Around the World

First Friday will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Activities include frosting cookies, painting a pot and visiting with friends. Bring a donation, decorate a stocking and fill it for a serving military member. Learn about holidays and religions around the world. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
What If...We Could Create an Abundance Economy?

Catherine Zeman and Mark Herman will discuss the potential effects of abundance on our future economy at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website. The event is open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
What If...We Could Create an Abundance Economy?

Catherine Zeman and Mark Herman will discuss the potential effects of abundance on our future economy at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website. The event is open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Classroom Technology Workshops for faculty teaching in Schindler spring 2017

Hands-on workshops are being scheduled for faculty teaching in Schindler Education Center to acclimate you with the new classroom technologies before spring semester classes begin. Workshops will be held daily Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6, 2017. More details and registration information will be provided as they become available.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Well-being video available

"Live on Purpose," the presentation by the October Well-Being Month keynote speaker and life and wellness expert Jill Tupper, is a great well-being resource and is available for viewing on the HRS website and on UNI's Production House YouTube channel.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Save the date for Faculty Focus

IT-Educational Technology and Media Services will host Faculty Focus Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6, 2017. Workshops will address supported learning technologies at UNI. New workshops related to accessibility, phishing and the Microsoft Surface Hub at Rod Library have been added. Watch for an update when registration becomes available.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Reminder: 2016 Diversity Colloquium Nov. 30

The 2016 Diversity Colloquium will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 301 LIB. Kim Baker is the speaker and will explore how issues such as search and seizure, conspiracy laws, militarization and mandatory minimum sentencing have affected people’s lives along lines of race, class, gender and citizenship.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
Reminder: 2016 Diversity Colloquium Nov. 30

The 2016 Diversity Colloquium will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 301 LIB. Kim Baker is the speaker and will explore how issues such as search and seizure, conspiracy laws, militarization and mandatory minimum sentencing have affected people’s lives along lines of race, class, gender and citizenship.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
FTK talent show

UNI Dance Marathon leadership team will have a talent show from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. They will show their best skills and auction an item of their choice. Proceeds will benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
Chad's Pizza 'Giveback Day' for UNI Dance Marathon

Chad's Pizza on the Hill will have a "Giveback Day" from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. Mention UNI Dance Marathon and part of the proceeds will go to Dance Marathon and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
De-stress with Dance Marathon

De-stress before finals with UNI Dance Marathon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. There will be free treats, coloring pages, stress balls and hand massages for $1.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Sponsor a Shining Stars student for the holiday

Consider sponsoring a girl in the UNI after school program Shining Stars for Christmas. Students are in grades one through six in Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Items to donate include gloves, hats, socks, UNI t-shirt, UNI bag, a doll of different ethnicities/races and arts and craft materials. For more information, contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 319-273-2007.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Adopt-A-Family Giving Tree

UNI's Kappa Delta Pi chapter is sponsoring a Giving Tree to support five needy families from Orange Elementary School and one family from UNI. Unwrapped items indicating to which family the item is to be donated (family 1, family 2, etc.) can be put in the gift box near the east entrance of Rod Library. The deadline for donations is Tuesday, Dec. 6, although the group will accept donations through Tuesday, Dec. 13. Sign up online to donate. Adopt a Family 1. Adopt a Family 2. Adopt a Family 3. Adopt a Family 4. Adopt a Family 5. Adopt a Family 6. For more information, email Makayla Knight.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Road closure update

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22, the previously announced road closure at West 27th Street and Ohio Street will go into effect. All sidewalks and parking lots will remain accessible. The recently completed Illinois Street construction project provides an alternative vehicular route.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Severe weather announcements

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page, Facebook and Twitter. Further weather information is on the UNI Weather Information page.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Online course development awards for summer/fall 2017

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2017 courses are due Friday, Nov. 18. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. For details, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Reminder: Employee Well-being Grant applications due Dec. 1

Applications for the Employee Well-being Grant will be accepted until Thursday, Dec. 1. This is a great opportunity to receive funding to increase health and wellness initiatives for your department. Complete the Employee Well-being Grant form to submit your application. For more information, email employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
2016 Diversity Colloquium: 'A War on Drugs or a War on People?'

The 2016 Diversity Colloquium will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 301 LIB. The war-like mentality of drug enforcement has resulted in harmful practices that have narrowed suspects’ rights, widened the net of those considered drug dealers and resulted in extraordinarily long prison sentences. Kim Baker will explore how issues like search and seizure, conspiracy laws, militarization, and mandatory minimum sentencing has affected real people’s lives along lines of race, class, gender and citizenship.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
CETL spring reading group

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's spring read will be "Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning" by James Lang. The group is facilitated by Susan Hill and the members of the reading group. Meetings will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27, March 13 and 27, and April 10, in 387 LIB. The registration form is on the CETL website.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Powerlifting competition

Recreation Services will have a powerlifting competition from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in the athletic weight room, WRC. The competition is sponsored by Complete Nutrition and is open to students, faculty and staff. Male and female weight classes are available and lifts include max squat, deadlift and bench press. For more information and to register, visit the Recreation Services website or email Rochelle Koehnen.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Rock the Stacks

It's time to Rock the Stacks! We'll get loud with the Evan Stock Band, Dishwater Blonde and Pets with Human Names at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, LIB. Let's give thanks for all the amazing music the Cedar Valley has to offer.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Policies available for comment

Policy 9.23 Budget Fund Transfer Requests has been proposed for deletion and review policy 9.22 Budgeting and Financial Management Responsibilities are both available for comment on the policies website.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Minute to Win It

The Study Abroad Center will host "Minute to Win It" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The event consists of a series of competitive games, each lasting about one minute, in which contestants will vie for prizes. For more information, visit the Study Abroad Center website.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
2017 Annual Open Enrollment ends Nov. 18

The 2017 annual benefits open enrollment period will end at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Changes will be effective Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. There will be no acceptance of late enrollments. For more information about open enrollment and a complete list of steps to take, visit the Human Resource Services website.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Rod Library Thanksgiving holiday hours

Thanksgiving holiday hours are available on the Rod Library website. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Rare Books 'Petting Zoo'

When was the last time you touched a 15th century manuscript or looked at a 1900s photograph through a stereopticon? Encounter the treasures from the Rod Library Special Collections and Archives through an up-close, interactive exhibit from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Professional Development Conference

The Professional Development Committee's fall conference "Collaborative Partnerships" will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 16, MAU. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer, will open the conference and Jim Wohlpart, interim president, will give closing remarks. There will be a variety of speakers and topics during the conference. For more information, visit the conference website. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
'Rudolph the Musical' at Gallagher Bluedorn

The most famous reindeer of all is coming to Gallagher Bluedorn! See "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, and Thursday, Nov. 17. Get into the holiday spirit with the whole family! For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

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