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Faculty & Staff Accolades

Carl Thurman, biology, received the James Lubker Faculty Research Award at the fall faculty meeting. In addition to UNI students and faculty, Thurman collaborates with scientists across the USA, as well as Europe and South America to produce novel scientific information.

Elaine Eshbaugh, applied human sciences, received the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the fall faculty meeting. Eshbaugh developed the only college course in Iowa on the topic of Alzheimer's and related dementias. She regularly mentors undergraduates in their research or has them involved with her own research team.

Robin Lund, associate professor of physical education, received the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at the fall faculty meeting. Lund teaches a wide range of course work at the graduate and undergraduate level including research methods, statistics, anatomy and physiology and a variety of other courses in the movement and exercise science major.

Tim Gilson, educational leadership and postsecondary education, received the Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service Award at the 2014 fall faculty meeting. Gilson’s contributions to education include preparing principals in Iowa, advising MAE and doctoral students, and providing guest lectures on school law to UNI’s preservice teachers.

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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
A measure of community engagement by UNI students

The National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement can help us learn more about UNI students’ participation in service activities. Please encourage undergraduate students to check their email for an invitation and respond to the survey between March 30 and April 10.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Rod Library's 2nd Annual Comic-Con this Saturday

Rod Library is hosting its 2nd Annual Comic-Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28. This event is for all ages. There will be costume contests, a TAPP fashion show, gaming, panels/speakers and more. For more information, visit the comic-con website.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Be a part of UNI's first TEDx on March 28

Complimentary tickets are available to watch the TEDxUNI livestream in the GBPAC Lobby. Meet the presenters at the after party. Reserve at the Gallagher Bluedorn Box Office or call 319-273-7469. Get complete TEDx information at the TEDxUNI website and register free for additional official viewing parties. All parties feature food, fun, community and ideas worth spreading.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
2015 Honors Week agenda

Honors Week is a celebration of academics and scholastic achievement at UNI. The week provides an opportunity to recognize and connect students who are collectively pursuing academic excellence through honor societies, honorary organizations and the University Honors Program. Visit the Honors Week website for a full list of events. 

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
How your colleagues are flipping and blending their courses

Marek Sliwinski, Mark Fienup and Siobahn Morgan will present their experiences incorporating different kinds of technology to create flipped and blended courses at 3 p.m., Monday, March 30, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Visiting artist Victoria Christen workshop April 2 and 3

Victoria Christen will give demonstrations of how she makes her ceramic artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 2 and from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 3, in the Ceramics Lab, Room 126 in KAM. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2 and about her life as a potter at 9 a.m., Friday, April 3. Both lectures are in the Art Auditorium, Room 111 KAM.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Annual graduate faculty meeting

The annual graduate faculty meeting will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in 115 SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. There will be an open forum: “What Does Change Mean for Graduate Education at UNI?” Bring your ideas to share with the group. A reception in the Great Reading Room will follow the meeting.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Women in the weight room

Ever wanted to improve your knowledge on weight lifting? Try out the weightlifting workshop Friday, April 3 and 10. These sessions will be led by two UNI personal trainers, taught by women for women. $15 for one session or $25 for both sessions. Contact Kristy Leen or call 319-273-7167 to register.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
International Dance Theatre spring performance

The UNI International Dance Theatre will present its annual spring show at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18 and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Experience the world through multicultural, folk and ballroom dance styles as well as contemporary, jazz and tap. This show is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $8 for the general public; $4 for students and senior citizens.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
Meet solar PV installation experts at CEEE open house

Learn about the products, prices and rebates for residential solar systems from the experts who installed the new array for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in the Rotunda, CEEE.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
You are invited to the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Join graduate students from programs across campus at the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on April 1. Poster presentations will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom, oral presentations will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Maucker Union, and creative performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Graham Hall in Russel Hall. Visit the Symposium website for more information.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Last chance for semester: UNI-NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop

You are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the last NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop of the semester from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 10. This is a positive, interactive approach to growing your skills in communicating across cultural groups. Facilitated by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute. Lunch and snacks provided. Register online. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.