Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
The Hot Sardines at Gallagher Bluedorn on Oct. 17

There's no need for a jazz revival—it's alive and kicking with this bunch! Blend a great brass lineup with a virtuoso pianist and a frontwoman from another era, and you've got The Hot Sardines. See them at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Toner cartridges available to UNI departments

The following new toners are offered at no cost for internal use: CB400A (black - 2), CB403A (magenta - 3), CB401A (cyan - 3) and CB402A (yellow - 3). To arrange pick-up from Institutional Research & Effectiveness, email Brenda Jordan or call 273-3050.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Homecoming Picnic for UNI students, faculty and staff

Enjoy free food and beverages at the Homecoming Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Campanile Plaza. (Rain site is Maucker Union.) Sponsored by the Office of the President and CAB. A complete list of events for the week can be found on the Homecoming website. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
'Lives Worth Living' to show Oct. 21

See the documentary "Lives Worth Living," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME as part of this year's Reaching for Higher Ground theme is "Disability Justice: Past, Present, and Future." The film chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-WWII era to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. A discussion of the film and disability rights will follow.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Are we creating a welcoming environment for UNI international students?

Plan to attend a panel discussion on "Are We Creating a Welcoming Environment for UNI International Students?" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME. Imagine the challenges these students face understanding a different language, rules, routine or expected behaviors. Register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
2016 annual benefits open enrollment – Going on now!

The 2016 annual benefits open enrollment period is now through Monday, Nov. 23. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2016. Find more information and register for informational sessions at the Open Enrollment website.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award & Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services (A&F) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. The Exemplary Service Award honors A&F 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 A&F employee who by their actions - on campus or in the community - have made a difference. The nomination forms and details are posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Fire safety presentation

Attend a fire safety presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in 109 CME, and see a flammable and combustible liquid demonstration, along with basic fire chemistry. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
'But I didn’t think I was cheating!'

Dean of students Leslie Williams will present her research on academic dishonesty from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in 378 LIB. Join the discussion of how we might use the research to create an environment at UNI where academic integrity is recognized and valued.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
'Rent' exhibition: Strayer-Wood Theatre lobby

The musical "Rent" deals with issues of diversity, the AIDS epidemic, gender identity issues, drug addiction, racial conflicts, class conflicts and feminism. An exhibition featuring informational graphics, photographs, videos and music is available for viewing from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Oct. 15, in the lobby, SWT. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Reaching for Higher Ground requests input on 2016-17 themes

Since 2011, UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground project has aimed to engage the campus and community in an interdisciplinary and critical discussion to better understand a variety of complex issues and build a stronger campus community. Please provide input on the topic for the 2016-17 academic year via a brief survey. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Fit Club incentive program

It's not too late to get moving with the new Fit Class Pass. Pay one fee and take any class or classes you want. Fit Club is an incentive program that will keep you moving by earning points for participating in classes. Join Fit Club for $8 and receive a T-shirt. Top winners win a free fit pass for spring 2016.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Read & Write GOLD

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write GOLD at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in 102 SAB. This literacy software program assists learners with reading, researching, studying and writing. Email Brittany Warren to RSVP.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Talent needed for Panther Showcase

Campus Activities Board will host a Panther Showcase for students and faculty at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, MAU. If you're interested in performing, email Therese Bovenmyer by Oct. 16. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
UNI ScholarWorks Grand Reveal

Attend an overview of UNI ScholarWorks from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 287 LIB. There will be a reception and presentation on open textbooks given by Sarah Cohen, managing director of the Open Textbook Network. Find more information online.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
What Makes a 'Good and Effective Professor?'

Join the discussion of the Higher Education article on "How to be a Good and Effective Professor" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.13, in 378 LIB. Panelists include John Burnight, philosophy and world religions; Rusty Guay, management; Elizabeth Lefler, psychology; Nicole Skaar, Ed Psych and Foundations; Kris Mack, SAC; and Jim O’Loughlin, languages and literatures.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
Women in Business Forum

Congressman Rod Blum will host a Women in Business Forum from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at CEEE. This event serves to raise awareness and encourage more women to consider a future in business, provide connection to valuable support resources, and expand this conversation within the business community. Find details and register online. 

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
I AM: The Vanessa McNeal Story

Vanessa McNeal recently produced her own documentary. She is a survivor of familiar sexual abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse. See the film at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the CME. A Q&A will follow.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Problem gambling in the workplace

Learn how problem gambling can affect employees in the workplace as well as their wellbeing and health, interpersonal relationships and finances from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in 109 CME. Additionally, supervisors will learn how they can identify behavior that might indicate there is a problem and how they can become a resource in coping with the problem. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Celebrate International Tutor Appreciation Week

The Academic Learning Center employs 43 peer educators. For their dedication to fellow students' academic success, thank all of UNI's tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, TAs, academic coaches, writing coaches and others in your classes or sign the graffiti wall Oct. 5 through 9, in 008 ITTC.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Annual 'Meet the Pres' event

The P&S Council's annual "Meet the Pres" event will be at noon, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom B/C, MAU. There will be an address by President Ruud, recognition of the 2015 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live music. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Melanie Abbas at 273-6452.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Global Trade Issues conference

UNIBusiness will host the 2015 Global Trade Issues Conference for students, faculty and area business professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Commons. The free conference addresses issues of concern in the current global environment and features speakers from businesses involved in international trade. Register by Oct. 14, and find more information online. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Latino Americans Episode #2: 'Empire of Dreams'

Watch "Empire of Dreams" (1880-1942) as part of the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" programming. The film and discussion by Juan Carlos Castillo, languages and literatures, begin at 7 pm., Monday Oct. 12, at the YWCA in Waterloo.More information is posted on the Rod Library website. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Policy 10.02 available for comment

Review Policy 10.02 Contracting Authority is now available for comments on the University Policies website. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Nate Ruess at Gallagher Bluedorn on Oct. 7

Nate Ruess (from fun. and The Format) will perform songs from his debut solo album "Grand Romantic" and from his career as a GRAMMY® Award-winning artist at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Get tickets online.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
RISE Week

UNI Refugee & Immigrant Support & Empowerment (RISE) will host several events Oct. 5 through 8. Immigrants, refugees, professors and professionals will discuss ideas to broaden one's knowledge of refugees and immigrants. Visit the RISE Facebook page for a full schedule of events. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Depression and anxiety screening Oct. 7

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression and anxiety screening to UNI students, faculty and staff at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in 103 SHC. Take this opportunity to be screened and to speak one-on-one with a counselor. No registration or appointment is necessary.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Clohesy Documentary Film Series

Dawn Porter, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will visit UNI to screen "Spies of the Mississippi" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Lang Hall Auditorium as part of the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Robert Tabor's 'The Four Seasons' reception

A formal reception for Robert Tabor's paintings "The Four Seasons" will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library. The reception will include the unveiling of the paintings' permanent display location, the painter's preliminary watercolor sketches, information about the paintings, light refreshments and a special thanks to Edna Shain for the donation.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays through October, on the Corner of College and W. 22nd streets. Follow College Hill Farmers Market on Facebook to see weekly special events. This week customers receive a discount at Sidecar for shopping at the market.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Time to report lobbying activity

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2015, must be reported by Thursday, Oct. 8. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Homecoming parade and office decorating competition deadlines

The deadline for departments, offices or organizations to sign up to participate in the Homecoming parade is Monday, Oct. 5. The deadline to sign up for the office decorating contest is Friday, Oct. 9. Offices will be judged on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Sign up and find details at the Homecoming website.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
UNIVA veteran photo exhibit in Rod Library

The UNIVA will display photos of military and veterans in Rod Library during November. Students, faculty and staff can submit photos for the exhibit. There will also be a memorial wall listing names of those military and veterans no longer with us. To be part of this exhibit, submit quality photos of yourself, family or friends in uniform, or names for the memorial wall to Kathryn Ira or to the Military Veterans Students Services Office, 111G Maucker Union, Plaza Level. Please include name, branch and rank (if known).

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Sean Foy presentation

Sean Foy, co-author of the New York Times best-seller “The Daniel Plan,” will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Foy will share five clues to help you uncover your motivation and passion in his presentation “What is Your Why-The Power of Purpose.”

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
SGID mid-semester evaluations

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're interested in having an SGID done this semester, complete this form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
UNI Dance performances

Orchesis & IDT Dance Companies will perform "From Ballroom to Hip Hop, Contemporary to Tap, Jazz to Folk" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16 and at 2 p.m., Sunday Oct. 18, in Lang Auditorium. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
UNI Dance Marathon's Orange Party

UNI Dance Marathon's annual Orange Party will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Campanile. There will be food, games, turtle races and opportunities to register for the big event. Meet the morale captains and play games for chances to win gift cards and prizes.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
CROW Forum - 'The Legacy of Virginia Woolf'

The first of this year's Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) events will take place at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in the CME. Barbara Lounsberry will present "The Legacy of Virginia Wolf." CROW Forum events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Call for programs

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will host its 2015 fall conference, “Make It Happen, Make It Matter," on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The committee is seeking proposals for conference presentations. Submit online. Proposal deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Here Come The Mummies at Gallagher Bluedorn Oct. 3

Fresh out of the tomb and ready to get funky, Here Come The Mummies leap into action at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. With six albums under their wraps, these masked musicians are sure to have you dancing in the aisles. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Annual Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair

The 2015 Employee Benefits & Well-being Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Attractions provided by vendors from campus, the Cedar Valley, and across the state include: chair massages, food samples, flu shots, blood pressure screening, vision screening, interactive games, door prizes and more.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Using improv techniques to improve teaching

Doug Shaw, mathematics, will introduce you to improv techniques and help you to teach "in the moment" from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in 378 LIB. Register online. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Men's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast

The UNI men's basketball team will host a Tip-Off Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 7, on the floor of the McLeod Center. Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m.; a brief program will begin around 7:45. Ben Jacobson, Troy Dannen and several UNI players will discuss the upcoming season. The meal is free, so grab a friend and enjoy a morning talking UNI hoops.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The ITS Security Office is providing several resources in support of this. Details are posted online. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
New SIS Advising Notes resource

A campuswide electronic Advising Notes system is available to undergraduate academic advisers in participating departments. A training session is required before access is granted. For additional information contact Michele PeckRegister online for training. 

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Teach UNI

Interested in developing, enhancing, and/or revitalizing your teaching? Teach UNI is the CETL's teaching certification program and is open to all UNI faculty. More information is posted on the provost's websiteRegister online.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
iProcurement training

The Office of Business Operations will offer additional training sessions Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 6 for the iProcurement purchasing platform. Register online. Questions can be directed to Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Coffee at the Campanile

Staff from Student Disability Services will kick off Disability Awareness Month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Campanile. Stop by for coffee and information on disabilities and the services provided at UNI.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Safe Zone Ally fall training dates

The Safe Zone Ally program supports the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. Trainings will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 12, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4. Register online.

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