Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

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.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
'Foreigner - The Hits Unplugged' at Gallagher Bluedorn

“Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Juke Box Hero” -- you know the hits, now watch them live and unplugged at Gallagher Bluedorn! See "Foreigner - The Hits Unplugged" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov 19. For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Procurement Services November newsletter

The November 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.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Graduate College faculty award nominations due Dec. 9

The nomination deadline for the Distinguished Scholar Award  and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. Nominations should be emailed to Barbara Cutter. Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award must originate with the department or college regular graduate faculty. Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award nominations must originate with graduate students or regular graduate faculty within a graduate program. Faculty nominated for these awards will be notified and given instructions for submitting materials. Guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Graduate College website. 

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for this prestigious award. More information and the nomination form can be found on the Student Affairs website. Nominations are due Thursday, Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a Dec. 2016 or May 2017 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Do you want to be a member of AAF-Cedar Valley?

The university has a company membership to the American Advertising Federation (AAF - Cedar Valley). If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, please contact Kim Brislawn by Monday, Nov. 28. The membership is paid for by the university, however, additional registration fees are paid for by individual members (i.e. event registration).

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
EAP session: Civility in the Workplace

There will be an EAP presentation on civility in the workplace from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Elm Room, MAU. Participants will learn how to help promote a culture of mutual respect and effectively manage the risks associated with uncivil behavior, as well as how organizational success depends on this mutual respect. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Dale Cyphert and Elena N. Dodge will present "Integrated Assessment and Reflection in an Experiential Learning Context" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in 287 LIB. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Maintain, Don't Gain Challenge

The average weight gain during the holiday season is between five and 10 pounds and adds up over the years. Employee Well-being will host a free 7-week individual challenge to help you maintain your body weight during the holiday season. For more information, visit the Well-being website.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Reaffirmation Statement

Jim Wohlpart, interim president, has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Audrie and Daisy screening

A screening of “Audrie and Daisy,” a Netflix documentary about sexual assault, will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in GBPAC. The film includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, who were sexually assaulted and subjected to abuse and cyber-bullying following the assaults. The documentary covers the outcomes of the cases through time, social media, court documents and police investigations. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alan Heisterkamp or call 319-273-3545.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
On-campus Veterans Day specials

U.S. Military Service personnel and veterans can receive free brewed coffee and fountain beverages and half priced bakery goods Friday, Nov. 11, at 23rd Street Market in Commons, Book Bistro in Rod Library and Biscotti's in Redeker Center.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Taste of Culture Fair

“Taste of Culture Fair” will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Visitors can learn about more than 25 countries. There will be food samples, activities, live performances and prizes. For more information visit the International Services website.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Trans Remembrance and Awareness Week

Trans Remembrance and Awareness Week will be observed Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18. This week honors the 23 lives lost to anti-transgender violence this year in the United States. Stop by the LGBT* Center to see the window display or donate to a clothing drive. Other events include a panel on supporting trans students at noon, Monday, Nov. 14, CETL; a discussion on anti-trans and anti-black violence at noon, Tueday, Nov. 15, LGBT* Center, MAU; and a vigil at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, CPL. For more information, email Emily Harsch.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
International Education Week

International Education Week is Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18. This week celebrates the richness that international education brings to the campus and community. For a full list of events, visit the International Services website.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 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 gove 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.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Election 2016: What did it mean?

Join members of the Department of Political Science for analysis of the 2016 election results from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Women's fitness night

ISSO will host a women's fitness night from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, in the WRC. Join us for a night of fitness and food for women by women. The pool, climbing wall, workout areas and courts will be available. Volunteer instructors will offer free classes such as Zumba. Attendees can bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Film Screening: Paper Tigers

The MSW Student Association will host a screening of the film "Paper Tigers" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in 109 CBB. The movie follows several students throughout their education while a new trauma-sensitive program is implemented. A discussion will follow. A trailer for the movie is available on YouTube. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Policy available for comment

Review policy 4.09 Faculty/Staff Use of University Housing is available for comment on the policies website.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
UNI Leaders in Education Lectures Series

Debbie Reese will present a lecture titled “'Teachers teach, but what will you teach?': Using Children’s Literature to Teach About the United States" at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. For more information, visit the College of Education website.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Global alumni panel

A panel of former international and U.S. UNI students will discuss how global experiences impact future opportunities at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 301 LIB. They will describe how their experiences studying in a different culture, other than their own, have helped them gain advantages in their professional and personal lives. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Meet and greet with Thomas R. Jones

There will be a meet and greet with Thomas R. Jones from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in 111-G, MAU. Jones is a Vietnam War veteran and author of the book "Lost Survivor: The Novel of a Black Soldier's Journey to Vietnam and Back." He will also be the guest speaker at the Military Ball.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Veterans Day Program

There will be a Veterans Day program at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in front of the UNI Military and Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, LIB. It will be a time for reflection, camaraderie and support for those who are an important part of the UNI family. UNI Military and Veteran Student Services will host the program. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Nominations due for Exemplary Service and Eunice A. Dell Awards

Nominations for the F&O 2016 Exemplary Service Award or Eunice A. Dell Award are due Friday, Nov. 18. 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, have made a difference. Find nomination forms and information at the F&O employee recognition web page.

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