Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Additional flu shot clinic

The Student Health Clinic will offer a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the main entryway.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
UNI Quality Initiative Project

Campus input is needed on the Quality Initiative Project (QIP) that UNI will complete as part of reaccreditation in 2020. A quality initiative can take a variety of shapes, purposefully aligns with present concerns and aspirations, and must have the potential for significant impact on the institution and its academic quality. Share your ideas and suggestions online. For more information, contact co-chairs Kristin Moser or Scott Peters.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
3rd Annual Military Ball

The UNI Veterans Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Military Ball at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Commons Ballroom. All are invited to attend as a veteran, current military or simply in support of our service members in the community and on campus. RSVP online.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
Gilchrist Costume & Office Decoration Competition

Stop by participating offices in Gilchrist Hall to enjoy treats and vote for your favorite decorated office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Enter a drawing for prizes by guessing the theme of each participating office. Pick up your ballot and a list of participating offices Oct. 30 in the first floor lobby and on the ground floor between Human Resource Services and the Study Abroad Center. Bring your kids/grandkids to trick-or-treat from noon to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
UNI-CUE looking for tutors

The UNI-CUE Tutoring Center is still looking for a few tutors for students in grades K through 4 and high school. Students, faculty, staff and retirees are accepted as tutors for the program. Each tutor meets weekly with a student for a 1.5-hour tutoring session at UNI-CUE in downtown Waterloo. For more information, call 273-4771 or email Nancy Scoggins Rose

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
ISA's Halloween dance party

International Student Association is hosting a Halloween Dance Party from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Ballroom, MAU. The theme is "Carnival Freakshow." Enjoy free food, games, open dance floor, raffles and more.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

The Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, MU Food Court, Piazza and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open Nov. 3 through 13.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
UNI to host actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak at UNI's GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Bialik is well known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s sitcom "Blossom" and now appears regularly as neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the "Big Bang Theory."

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Retirement open house

After 33+ years of loyal service to the university, Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police, is retiring. Stop by and wish him well from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in 007 GIL. A presentation will be at 4 p.m. If you have questions, call the University Police Division at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Do you have unused medications?

The UNI Pharmacy now has a MedSafe, a receptacle to collect unused medications. Any medications, including over the counter, prescriptions and even controlled substances can be brought to the UNI Pharmacy. The medications are securely collected and then sent to be incinerated, which prevents the medication from cycling back into our water supply. Drop off unused medication during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Halloween at Piazza!

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining amongst ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see!

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign will run Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. 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 online. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Free portraits in UR photo studio

University Relations will provide free business portraits for faculty, staff and students from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in 123 East Bartlett. Images will be sent via Google Drive.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
'The Heritage of the Bible in the Qur'an'

John Burnight, religion, will present "Abraham, Moses and Jesus: The Heritage of the Bible in the Qur'an" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in 137 MSH. This presentation will examine a number of the Qur'anic passages discussing these and other biblical figures who are considered messengers of God, highlighting the important role that each plays in Islam.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Toner cartridges available to UNI departments

The following new toner cartridges are available at no cost for internal use: two Dell 5110 high capacity (black) and one Dell 5110 standard capacity (cyan). If interested, email Susie Grover or call 273-2025. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at GBPAC

One of the most enduring Broadway shows of all time, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," blends country, pop and rock music into an uplifting story of biblical proportions! See it at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Cooling shut down notice

The Physical Plant will begin changing buildings from cooling to heating starting Monday, Nov. 2. Buildings may run warmer on warm days because the cooling system will be off. This is necessary to prevent damaging the cooling coils.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Free tickets to see Kaleidoscope play, 'The Shape of a Girl'

"Shape of a Girl" is a one-women show about girl-on-girl bullying. See this free production at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at the GBPAC. No tickets required. Pre-registration is required. The show is 60 minutes long with a 10 minute Q&A.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Motor vehicle usage reminder

Anyone using a university vehicle should review Policy 9.63, Motor Vehicle Usage. University vehicles and vehicle operators represent the university while driving vehicles. Obeying all traffic laws and courteous driving is expected. University vehicles are not to be used for personal errands.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Sign up for a TIAA-CREF consultation

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Nov. 17, 18 and Dec. 16 to conduct individual counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered 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? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register for a meeting online or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Flu shot update

There have been 608 flu shots administered this year, but there are plenty left. The last flu shot clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Student Health Clinic.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Photos needed for Military and Veteran Exhibit at Rod Library

The UNI Veterans Association is seeking photos and names for the Military and Veteran Exhibit at Rod Library. Submissions can be sent to Kathryn Ira or the Military Veteran Student Services Office by Wednesday, Oct. 28. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations is offering another round of training for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Enroll in a class today. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Online course development awards: summer/fall 2016

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 2016 courses are due Friday, Nov. 20. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online. For details, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211. 

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Flipped and Blended presentations

Katheryn East and Denise Tallakson will discuss their Flipped and Blended presentations from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in 378 LIB. East will discuss how learning more about flipping has affected her teaching, and Tallakson will discuss strategies that encouraged more experiential learning in an arts-integration methods course.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Special Events class hosts Paint the Town Red for AHA

Nov. 9 through 14 businesses on the Hill will participate in day deals or week-long specials for people who purchase a red wristband for $5. The proceeds will be donated to The American Heart Association. Check out the Facebook event page for wristband sale details or preorder online. 

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Majors in Minutes

Majors in Minutes, a way for students to learn more about a major, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Ballrooms, MAU. The set up is similar to speed dating; every eight minutes music will play and you can stay at your current table or visit a new one.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
New student employee hiring process

Starting Monday, Oct. 26 the university is moving to an electronic I-9 system. Because of this new system there is no longer a need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Graduate Student Mixer is Oct. 26

The Second Annual Graduate Student Mixer "Building Community" is from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in the Ballroom, MAU. Meet other graduate students, faculty and staff while enjoying warm cider and cookies.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in Ballroom A, MAU. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Mobile device encryption help

UNI IT staff will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you encrypt your mobile device on the following dates/locations: Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 207 SAB; Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the browsing room, LIB; and Thursday, Oct. 22, in 1060 BAR. Stop by if you have questions or want help getting your device encrypted.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Committee members wanted for American Democracy Project

UNI's American Democracy Project is seeking one person for its planning committee and two people for a committee on civility and civil discourse. If interested, submit your name or nominate someone for one or both committees to Gerri Perreault or call 273-6898.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Bollywood Masala Orchestra at Gallagher Bluedorn Oct. 24

Celebrate the spirit of India with the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers at Gallagher Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. With 17 professional artists on stage, you’ll experience the amazing sights and sounds of Indian music and dance. Get tickets online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
In Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will recognize those who obtained external funding in FY 2015. The celebration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. A brief program and awards ceremony begin at 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Affinity groups for UNI faculty and staff

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President would like to start two new affinity-support groups for faculty and staff: Hispanic/Latino and an Asian Affinity group. The purpose is to promote campus community building at UNI. Already existing is the African-American Affinity group, whose contact person is Celeste Bembry. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 273-3210. 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
The Academic Learning Center has a new website

Please add the URL "uni.edu/unialc/" to your department’s Web page, or checking any current links you may have to the Academic Learning Center's individual program pages and update accordingly.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
City elections voting location on campus

All Cedar Falls voters can vote from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Maucker Union. Find more information online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
BIG Dream gathering is Oct. 27

UNI will host a BIG Dream Gathering from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Hear Mitch Matthews, '93, tell the stories behind the BIG Dream Gathering and then post some of your own big dreams. It will be a fun, inspiring and powerful event for students, alumni and the community.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will offer three V.I.D.S. training sessions Tuesday, Nov. 3, in 30 BCS. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Officers Craig Skilling or Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Family and Friends Social

Join UNI Employee Well-being for the first Family and Friends Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the WRC. Attractions will include bounce houses for the kids, food for purchase, and all WRC facilities will be open, including the pool, climbing wall, gym and courts. This event is open to all employees and their friends and family. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
BOR agenda is available

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Emmy nominated 'Private Violence' showing at GBPAC

The Emmy-nominated documentary "Private Violence" will be shown for free at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.21, at Gallagher Bluedorn. The film explores the topic of domestic violence and will be followed by a panel discussion. Guests include Kit Gruelle, the film subject, and Cindy Waitt, the film's executive producer.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Lunch & Learn: student panel

Student Disability Services (SDS) will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Elm Room, MAU. Topics to be discussed include working with SDS, arranging accommodations, discussing individual needs with professors, etc. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this program, contact SDS at 273-2677 or disabilityservices@uni.edu at least one week prior to the event.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Diversity mini grants available

These grants are awarded by the Diversity and Inclusion Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Diversity describes the rich differences that people bring to the UNI community. Find applications online.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
UNI Museum grand reopening on Oct. 31

The UNI Museum will host its grand reopening and unveiling of three new exhibits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. The family friendly event will feature refreshments, games and crafts for adults and children. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Next Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI workshop is Oct. 28

Gain new insights on community building in this highly positive, interactive workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in 109 CME. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. All campus is invited; lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. If you have scheduling conflicts or need more information, call 273-3210.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Could you save a life? Get three certificates in one day

Take CPR/AED for the Professional, First Aid and Bloodborn Pathogens all in one day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the WRC. Save $25 by taking the classes as one. You will get three Red Cross certificates; two of which are good for two years. Find more information and enroll online. 

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
2016-17 UNI scholarship application

The 2016-17 UNI Scholarship Application is ready. Start to apply now for scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Priority deadline is Jan. 15, 2016, for incoming and current students. Apply online

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Make a Difference Day volunteers needed

Make a difference in the Cedar Valley by volunteering to help with roadside clean up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. You will receive a Service and Leadership Council T-shirt, water bottle and snacks for free. Register online by Oct. 23. 

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
UNI DM pancake breakfast

Have some pancakes for the kids at the UNI Dance Marathon's pancake breakfast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Wesley Foundation. It's $5 and all you can eat!

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