Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Volunteer interpreters needed

Volunteer interpreters are needed to assist with public safety, victim advocacy and emergencies. All languages and dialects are needed. If interested, complete the Volunteer Interpreters application form. For more information, contact the International Students and Scholars Office at 319-273-6421.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Road closure and bus stop information

The campus roadway between West 27th St. and Ohio St. will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter beginning Monday, Oct. 10. The Panther Shuttle bus stop will be relocated to Campus Street, north of the Gilchrist lot. Access to area sidewalks and parking lots will be unaffected. For more information, call 319-273-4400.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Music City Hit-Makers

See the Music City Hit-Makers at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the GBPAC. Nashville’s elite team of songwriters has penned a long list of country hits for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. Get tickets at the GBPAC website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Student Wellness Services director candidates open forums

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Student Wellness Services candidates at 10 a.m., Oct. 4, 6 and 13, in 035 ITTC. The candidates' resumes and online feedback form are located on the Student Wellness Director Search website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
International Tutor Appreciation Week

International Tutor Appreciation Week is Monday through Sunday, Oct. 3 to 9. Thank UNI's peer educators in your classes at the ALC’s graffiti wall in 008 ITTC or at A-Team from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, in 287 LIB. Stop in for a snack and a selfie with cutout TC, and see how peer educators contribute to fellow students' success with idea feedback, writing feedback, study strategies, math and science tutoring, and mentoring. For more information, visit the Academic Learning Center website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Healthiest State Walk

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the annual Healthiest State Walk will take place across the state of Iowa. There will be two registered walks at 11 a.m. and noon, beginning at the fountain, MAU. Partner with interns from Employee Well-being and Blue Zones to help Iowa become the healthiest state.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
UNI Dance Marathon Orange Party

UNI Dance Marathon will host their annual Orange Party from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Campanile. Spend time with Miracle Families while playing yard games, 9 Square, using the photo booth and more. Buffalo Wild Wings and $5 pizza will be available while supplies last. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Pizza with Professors

The Honors Student Advisory Board will host Pizza with Professors at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Honors Cottage. Lisa Jepsen, College of Business Administration, will discuss "The Role of Athletics at UNI." Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI Police will offer V.I.D.S. training sessions Monday, Oct. 10, 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. Please register in advance. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
IRB training for graduate students

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will offer “human subjects” training from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the University Room, MAU. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
RCR Workshop: Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research

Discussions regarding key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct., 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2016, must be reported by Friday, Oct. 7. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. 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 Randy Pilkington.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Retirement open house for Dave Diercks

The Physical Plant will host a retirement open house for Dave Diercks from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in 0081 BAR. Dave has worked for the Physical Plant for more than 31 years.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
2nd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement

The 2nd annual Town Hall for Community Engagement will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Join us in making community connections and in celebrating UNI receiving the Presidential Award for Community Engagement in the category of Economic Opportunity. For tickets and to RSVP, visit the Community Engagement website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Intuitive Eating workshop

A six-week Intuitive Eating workshop will meet from 4 to 5 p.m., each Thursday, beginning Oct. 20, in 104 WRC. The workshop is designed to help you create a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body while rejecting the dieting mentality. The workshop is free for students and $30 for employees. For more information and to register, email Joan Thompson.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Healthy Numbers: Integrating healthcare into your retirement plan

TIAA will host a seminar from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Elm Room, MAU. Call 800-732-8353 to register. Space is limited to 50 participants, so don't delay in registering.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
TheatreUNI faculty/staff ticket promotion

UNI employees can purchase discounted tickets for TheatreUNI fall performances from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, using the code "Friday5." Employees can purchase up to two tickets per show for $5 each at UNItix or any box office location. The shows are Dead Man's Cell Phone, Oct. 6 to 15, and Twelfth Night, Oct. 28 to Nov. 6. Performance details are available at the TheatreUNI website.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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