Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Food drive to support the NE Iowa Food Bank

UNI Dining is holding a food drive during November with all proceeds to be donated to the NE Iowa Food Bank. Non-perishable and monetary donations can be dropped off at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's or Essentials. You can also email Shelley Pruess to schedule an on-campus pick-up or if you have questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Additional flu shot clinic

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, you can do so at the walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Center.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Mail Center delivery change – locked offices

After an ongoing review of campus security and building/office access, Mail Center staff will no longer enter locked offices to deliver mail or packages. If your office is not open during regular mail delivery hours (typically 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), alternate arrangements must be made for delivery. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Mindful eating lunch and learn

Bring your lunch and listen to a variety of tips and strategies on eating with intention and attention this holiday season. Join Joan Thompson, health educator with Student Wellness Services, at noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
ADA session on Nov. 18

Employees are invited to attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the American's with Disabilities Act. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to attend this session from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 007/009 GIL. Please register in advance. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Call for STEM summer camp funding proposals

CHAS seeks proposals for financial support of 2016 STEM-themed summer day camps. Iowa NSF EPSCoR funds are available to support camps that meet an EPSCoR priority. All UNI faculty and staff are eligible to submit a proposal. Learn more and apply online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Be a buddy! - UNI Spectrum Project

Applications are now being accepted to be a UNI Buddy for the UNI Spectrum Project. The project will take place on Saturdays during the spring semester and combines music, drama, movement and art for children with different abilities. Find more information and apply online. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
November biometric screening

Employee Well-being will offer a biometric screening provided by health professionals from Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in UNI's Physical Plant. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
'How to Teach in an Age of Distraction'

How do we or should we think about and use technology, both in and out of the classroom, with and without our students? The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece titled "How to Teach in an Age of Distraction.” Panelists will discuss the article from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in 378 LIB. Panelists: Elaine Eshbaugh, SAHS; Fabio Fontana, HPELS; Kimberly Cline-Brown, biology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum & instruction; and Jason Vetter, ITS-ET.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
American Red Cross blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Students can sign up online or Nov. 12, 13 and 16 in the Union. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
International Education Week is Nov. 16-20

International Education Week events start Monday, Nov. 16, in Maucker Union featuring world languages, international foods and a reception hosting distinguished guest Ms. Guadalupe Sanchez from the Mexican Consulate in Omaha.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrate International Women's Entrepreneurship with the inaugural Cedar Valley Women's Entrepreneurship event from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, COM. This event will unite networking and business groups for women in the Cedar Valley, empowering and celebrating women entrepreneurs in our community. Men and women are encouraged to attend. RSVP online.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Danish String Quartet at Gallagher Bluedorn on Nov. 16

Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music, these Scandinavian musicians are "one of the best quartets before the public today," according to The Washington Post. See them perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic'

Xia Liping, dean and professor of the Institute of International and Public Affairs at Tongji University, China, will lecture at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 115 SRL on "Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic." 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'What are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom?'

Need to make some changes in your next semester classes? Watch a 20-minute video with Maryellen Weimer who will tell us about her three mistakes from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. A discussion with Weimer will follow about what other blunders we might consider and how to correct future missteps.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Employee Well-being Grant

Applications for the Employee Well-being Grant will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 1. Take advantage of this opportunity if your department is interested in funding for various health and wellness initiatives.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Make It Happen, Make It Matter Conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference Make It Happen, Make It Matter will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union. The conference begins with a keynote address from President Ruud followed by several breakout sessions. Register and find details online. Participants can stay for the full morning or come and go as schedules allow.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
UNI voicemail maintenance

Information Technology Services plans to upgrade the systems behind the UNI Voicemail service between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. Your voicemail box will remain available and able to accept messages. However, the Web portal used to play voicemail messages from your computer and email notifications for new voice messages will be unavailable during this time. If you have questions or concerns, contact the ITS Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555 or email its-consult@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
iProcurement is now live in Oracle eBiz

iProcurement is the platform used to order office supplies. Instructions on using iProcurement are posted online. Training sessions on using the system are available. If you have questions, call Jon Westhoff at 273-6246.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
New student employee hiring process

The university has moved to an electronic I-9 system eliminating the 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. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Celebrate American Education Week with “Around the World in 180 Minutes” from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rod Library. Learn about new cultures, sample free food, win prizes and more. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'We the People: Trust in Public Discourse'

Bill Clohesy, philosophy, will present "'We the People': Trust in Public Discourse," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in 2 SAB. This talk explores the Constitution's secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if citizens choose to accept it. Clohesy will suggest in his lecture that our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Education research event, Nov. 10

Frank Kohler, special education, will present "Single Subject/Single Case Research" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 282A/B LIB. At 4:30, there will be a working session where faculty can get feedback on their current education research project(s). 

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
IDDS on Wheels coming to a location near you

IDDS on Wheels is an opportunity for faculty to meet one-on-one with an instructional designer from ITS-Educational Technology in or near your building. ITS will come your way at least once during the semester. Watch for an email with details or contact idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Give to the United Way!

The UNI United Way campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 6. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper form and envelope provided in campus mail and put it in one of the drop boxes listed on the envelope. Additional information is available online. 

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
'A Comparative Study of Active-Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types'

Martha Reineke, philosophy & world religions, and Marybeth Stalp, SAC, will present on a learning-strategies study at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in 023 SAB. The study compared student learning outcomes in the same course where one section met in a technology-enhanced classroom and two sections met in a traditional classroom.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
"It's On Us" Week of Action

The "It's On Us" campaign National Week of Action is Nov. 8 through 14. The goal is to raise awareness for the campaign and ultimately foster a culture of consent. There will be multiple events around campus to support this campaign, including two opportunities to pledge and a Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop. Find more information online. 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Vinyl record blowout sale

Rod Library will offer a vinyl record sale Thursday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 8. A wide variety of musical styles are available, including classical, jazz, popular and musical theatre. All albums are $2; cash only.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
November CETL calendar

The November CETL event calendar is available online. 

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Islam in Iowa: An American Story

Cara Burnidge, religion, will present “Islam in Iowa: An American Story” at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in 2 SAB. Like many native and naturalized citizens, Muslims around the world viewed the U.S. as a place of opportunity and freedom from religious persecution. This presentation will show that Iowa, in particular, provided such opportunities for Muslim immigrants, which is why it's home to the oldest mosque in the United States, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June, John Wiles, music, led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following The Wicklow Way in Ireland. Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in 116 RSL.

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.

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