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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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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Sen. Harkin to visit campus

Sen. Harkin will visit UNI from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 as part of his Legacy Tour of Iowa. The senator will view displays and visit with faculty and staff whose programs have received congressionally directed federal funds. A formal program will begin at approximately 3:15 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. This is an opportunity to thank Harkin for his service and support of education.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
WRS Fitness & Leisure Program: upcoming events

A free Halloween Zumba Party will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC courts 5 and 6 (upstairs basketball court). The second session class of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4; the fee is $15. The second session of Tai Chi starts Oct. 21 and ends Dec. 4; fee is $40. Register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Open Access Week - Oct. 20-26

Oct. 20 through 26 is International Open Access Week, an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of open access. For more information, visit the Rod Library OAW site.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies-V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will host Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Oct 27, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. For more information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Employee Recognition Survey input still needed

The deadline to complete the UNI Employee Recognition Survey is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Results will be shared with President Ruud and UNI Human Resources. For more information, contact Laura Terlip, Department of Communication Studies.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
'Quest for Kudos Challenge'

Sarah Rosol, management, will lead a session on how to add constructive competition to enhance a cooperative learning experience from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 378 LIB. No registration required. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Professional development - Supervisor Toolkit

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning opportunity, Supervisor Toolkit: Online Resources, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 136 ITTC. Beth Kuehl, HRIS administrator, will present. Find more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Re-Visiting the Classics on Diversity and Inclusion: session 2

The second in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in 378 LIB. Facilitator Karen Mitchell (CHAS) will lead this discussion on Antonia Darder's "Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to our Lives." The article is available for download on the CETL website by clicking on the calendar event.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Bike Rental Program

NISG and the Office of Sustainability are creating a student bike rental program at UNI. If you would like to donate a bike, contact Eric O'Brien. Bikes in working and non-working condition will be accepted. This event is to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Lindner and Peterson retirement reception

Dennis Lindner, director of ITS-Information Systems, will retire after 36 years at UNI. Tom Peterson, director of ITS-User Services, will retire after 33 years at UNI. Their retirement reception will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 101 CBB. Remarks will be at 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Early voting available on campus

Avoid long lines on election day. Vote early from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through Oct. 24, at Maucker Union and Redeker Dining Center. If you haven't registered to vote, you can do so at these sites.