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CATME Smarter Teamwork: An Online Program for Managing Small Groups in the Classroom

Facilitator: Brittany Flokstra, department of chemistry and biochemistry

Do you regularly work with small groups in your classes? Would you like a better way to teach students how to work in teams, keep them accountable and review their peers’ participation? CATME is a research-based, online program that "prepares students to function effectively in teams and supports faculty as they manage their students' team experience." CATME helps students organize themselves into teams using research-based criteria and holds students accountable for their contributions by allowing them to evaluate their team members fairly. It also provides faculty with evaluation feedback to help them better understand student group dynamics, what problems might be occurring and how to fix them. 


Toward More Effective Feedback on Students’ Written Work

Facilitator: Susan Hill, CETL

If you love to grade, this session isn’t for you. If you’d rather clean out your closets or do anything else to avoid grading, then you’ll want to join us. We’ll begin by thinking about what we want to accomplish when we grade. Then, we’ll look at what the research says about what kind of feedback is most helpful for learning. Finally, we’ll explore strategies for giving good feedback to students quickly and more effectively.

Refill not Landfill

Refill not Landfill is a campaign to promote healthier living through sustainable water habits during the month of November. Free water bottles will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Schindler Education Center, noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center and 9 a.m. to noon at Maucker Union, Rod Library and Curris Business Building Tuesday, Oct. 31. Did you know there are more than 65 refill stations located around the UNI campus to make it easy to get your 64 ounces of recommended water every day? Find us on Facebook at Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center to get daily tips and facts about healthy living through sustainable waters habits.

Hearst Lecture Series: Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd presents "How a Soviet Space Suit Changed My Life (STEAM)." Dodd describes himself as a space evangelist who works with companies like SpaceX and NASA. The Everyday Astronaut is an art project that went rogue and now has become a vessel of communication on YouTube and Instagram. He will talk about how art can influence other fields, specifically STEM fields. He will also speak about how to use social media to your advantage as an artist. The public is welcome.

The Significance of Monuments: Paul's Letter to the Romans, Augustus's Obelisks, Mussolini's Archeology, and #tearthemdown

Laura Nasrallah, professor of new testament and early christianity at Harvard Divinity School, will present "The Significance of Monuments: Paul's Letter to the Romans, Augustus's Obelisks, Mussolini's Archaeology, and #tearthemdown." This lecture will discuss race, politics, power and religion in ancient Rome and in the fascist Rome of Mussolini in order to think about debates around monuments and history today. For more information, contact John Burnight at 273-7641 or philosophy and world religions at 273-6221.

Refill Not Landfill Campaign Kickoff

During the month of November, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, the Office of Sustainability, AmeriCorps and Northern Iowa Student Government, will host a campus-wide Refill Not Landfill Campaign. The goal is to encourage students, staff and faculty to develop healthy habits such as consuming more water through sustainable habits like refilling a reusable water bottle. There will be free water bottles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schindler Education Center; from 9 a.m. to noon at Maucker Union, Rod Library and Curris Business Building; and noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center.


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