Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
International Student Panel for faculty

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Classroom Perceptions and Challenges." What do international students think about their academic lives at UNI? How are classes different in the USA versus their home country? Learn about the international student experience from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Ballroom C, MAU. For more information, contact Noel N. Nathan.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Internationalizing UNI's curriculum: a faculty panel

Peter Berendzen, biology; Tammy Gregersen, language & literatures; Konrad Sadkowski, history; and Chris Schrage, marketing, will discuss how students benefit from a curriculum that helps them successfully interact with many different cultures and people from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information, visit the CETL's website

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
UNI plastic bag exchange is back

The UNI sustainability office and Rod Library will host a plastic bag exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the East Lobby, LIB. Bring in five or more plastic bags in exchange for a UNI reusable bag. Limit of one reusable bag per person. All plastic bags turned in will be recycled.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
New location for Organizational Chart

The Organizational Chart previously housed on the Institutional Research server has been updated and moved to the Web team's servers. A new shortened URL has also been created: www.uni.edu/org-chart. Please update any pages you maintain that reference the Organizational Chart.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
Geography Week at UNI

UNI Geography will celebrate Geography Awareness Week on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. UNI will host Anna Pestereva, Aerial Services Inc., who will discuss open source GIS and new trends in geospatial technology at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 228 ITTC.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Student Affairs professional development fall conference

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee's fall conference, "Maximizing Effectiveness," will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. Lyn Redington, director of residence life, will deliver a keynote address, "Keys to Success," at 8 a.m. Three concurrent sessions will be offered by a variety of UNI faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To learn more and to register, visit the professional development Web page. 

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
UNI BSU Open Mic Night

The UNI Black Student Union will host an Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Lang Auditorium. Special guest hosts are Nicole Lyricc and Rage Almighty. Interested individuals can sign up in 005 CBB or email jeffersd@uni.edu. All talents are accepted.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
5th Annual Multicultural Night

The African Union will host its 5th Annual Multicultural Night from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free. More information is posted online or contact Nebiyou Abebe.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Around the World in 120 Minutes

This event allows visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, on the main floor of Rod Library. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page, Facebook and Twitter. Further weather information is on the UNI Weather Information page.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act

HRS will offer training for employees and supervisors on the procedures and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI electrical peak

Utilities/Energy Management has announced that this year's electrical peak is 10.028 MW. This is the lowest the peak has been since fiscal year 2000.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Increased limit for Health Care Flex Spending

For 2015, the health care FSA maximum employee contribution limit has increased from $2,500 to $2,550. If you have already completed your enrollment, and wish to increase your election, log in from the open enrollment Web page to complete a new enrollment. Remember, to continue participating in the flex spending benefits in 2015, you must re-enroll no later than Dec. 1.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Transfer Council request

The Transfer Council is working to explore and improve the experience of transfer students at UNI. If you're a faculty member who was a transfer student as an undergraduate and might be interested in assisting with Transfer Council initiatives, please email Kristin Moser or Kristin Woods.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Flu vaccines available for faculty & staff

Attend a walk-in flu shot clinic from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 or Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Student Health Center to receive a flu vaccine at no cost. Flu vaccines available while supplies last.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Military and Veteran activities this week

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Military and Veteran Student Services Center open house from 11 a.m. to 2 pm., Nov. 12, Maucker Union Plaza level. A Military and Veteran Resource Fair will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the GBPAC. A panel of four successful veterans will discuss how their military experience set them up for civilian success at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CME.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Online course development awards: summer/fall 2015

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for summer and fall 2015 courses are due Nov. 21. Guidelines and a proposal form are posted online.  Awards include a course development stipend of $1,000 per unit of credit and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops Jan. 5-6, 2015. For details, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Graduate College Social Mixer

The Graduate College Social Mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Network with graduate faculty and students from programs across campus, and learn about the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Faculty fall Commencement apparel

Faculty who plan to attend fall Commencement, and do not have apparel can rent it for no charge. Contact Sue at University Book and Supply to order by Nov. 17.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
This week at the Gallagher Bluedorn

The Gallagher Bluedorn will host a variety of events this week, including concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and featuring a performance of "Beyond Glory," Stephen Lang's ode to American soldiers at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Veterans receive one free ticket to the show. Call 1-877-549-7469 or stop by the box office to pick up your ticket.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Working with small group dynamics in the classroom

Alison Bianchi from the University of Iowa will lead a workshop on how social inequalities at the societal level create structural inequalities at the small group leve from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, in 1043 BAR. Visit the CETL website for more information.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Order hand-made diploma frames

The technology department is selling handmade diploma frames. Frames will be ready in time for fall graduation and would make a great gift for students graduating in the spring. If you have questions, contact Tanner Wright.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Trial access to statistical databases

Rod Library has trial access to Data-Planet, the largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Access from on campus only by going to Data-Planet and Ready Reference. Send feedback to Gretchen Gould by Nov. 21.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Inquiry-Based Learning: Principles and Practice

TJ Hitchman, mathematics, will lead a short workshop on Inquiry-Based Learning from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. Inquiry-Based Learning is a set of course design principles that focuses engaging students in sense-making activities. Get more information and register online. 

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Re-visiting the classics on diversity and inclusion

The third and final session in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be led by Harry Brod, CSBS. "Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity" will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 378 LIB. Download the article from the CETL website by clicking on the calendar event for this session.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Historical newspaper articles available through Rod Library

Rod Library now has access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online that contains millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Access this through the Databases A-Z page.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Biometric health screening

UNI employees may register for a free Biometric Health Screening from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in 007 GIL. The screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions. Attendees will be entered to win a blood pressure cuff and scale. Register by Nov. 7. View the FAQ’s or contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu with questions.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
New RSP F&A recovery guidance available

Effective Nov. 1, all sponsored projects that are applied for by UNI faculty and staff after this date will be subject to recently adopted guidance for recovering facilities and administrative costs. The guidance only applies to sponsored projects administered by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Call Tolif Hunt at 273-3025 or visit the RSP website to review the guidance.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Veterans Day events on Tuesday, Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day by wearing gear from your service branch or a family member's; attending a flag ceremony at 11 a.m., at the West Gym; watching the movie "Story of America's Female Patriots" at 12:15 p.m., in the CME; or attending the Veterans Ball at 6 p.m. Register online for the ball. There will be free food for military members and veterans with ID at select places on campus.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Listening table for Day of Solidarity

Join a “Listening Table” to express your feelings about troubling social media postings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Rod Library. Benefit from supportive, non-interrupting, non-judgmental listeners. Offered by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Reflections of a female Army civilian in Afghanistan

Michele Devlin, HPELS, will describe her experience in a non-combat role with the U.S. military working with local populations at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in the CME. She will discuss how the role of civilians differs from the military and provide an understanding of civil-military response to crises around the world.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure that dining services are not only meeting, but exceeding campus needs, the Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate any or all of these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Chats, Piazza, Prexys and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of 10 chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases. Complete the survey online and use Login code = 124 plus your UNI ID#. 

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
ODK's headshot photoshoot

Omicron Delta Kappa will host a headshot photoshoot on Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m., on the top floor of Maucker Union. For $10 you’ll receive a professional headshot for your portfolio and permission to print. No sign up required.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Solidarity paintings on display

Abstract paintings that show support for diversity and the “Day of Solidarity” will be displayed in the second-floor lounge area of SEC from Nov. 6 through 12.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Walk the Labyrinth

Drop in between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nov. 11, in Ballroom B, MAU. While walking the labyrinth, one may feel joy in slowing down the pace of life, finding peace, insight, reflection, creativity, relaxation and gratitude. For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Another LED upgrade

UNI is upgrading 40 pedestrian pole lights with new LED fixtures. These are being installed south and west of Maucker Union and are in line with the campus' focus on sustainability because they use 70 percent less energy.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic to lecture at UNI

UNI employees are invited to attend "Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach," a lecture by Dr. Amit Sood from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in 109 CBB. Sood has developed a program to help lower stress and anxiety and enhance resiliency and well-being. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
The CAT classroom: Why YOU might want to use it

Learn about the benefits and challenges of using the Collaborative, Active learning, Transformational (CAT) Classroom from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in 1043 BAR. The CAT Classroom allows faculty to engage students in using technology for learning during class. Visit the CETL website for more information.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI November workshop

Gain new insights on community building in this positive, interactive workshop facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or information, visit the diversity website or call 273-3210.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
EAP Employee Orientation Webinar

Employee & Family Resources (http://www.uni.edu/hrs/mybenefits/eap) is providing Employee Orientation webinars on Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Register today (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2214056140656233739;jsessionid=abciE...) to learn about the resources available to you and your family members, including confidential telephone or in-person counseling, legal & financial services, elder care resources, and many more. Employees may also view a recorded version (http://www.efr.org/workplace/my-eap/webinars/employee-webinars ) of the webinar.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Community Engagement: How to Measure Impact

The conversations and workshops on UNI's community engagement activities continue on November 4, when Dr. Adrienne Lamberti, Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures and Professional Writing Program Coordinator, presents on "Documenting Your Impact" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education. Dr. Lamberti will discuss methods for effectively demonstrating the benefits of community outreach projects, specifically when using quantitative-focused institutional documentation to report on qualitative impact.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
2015 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2015 annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Friday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Dec. 1. During this time benefits eligible employees can review and change their benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. For more information about Open Enrollment, please see our Open Enrollment website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday Reduced Operations | Dec. 25, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the Holiday Reduced Operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The campus is invited to attend “Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity” to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY14. The celebration will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Georgian Lounge. A brief program and awards ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
UNI United Way campaign

The UNI United Way campaign kicks-off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 14. 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 at the United Way website.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Holiday reduced operations | Dec. 25 - Jan. 4

Reduced operations for winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the holiday reduced operations Web page.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program workshop

Faculty are invited to attend a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU to learn about the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Educators for Change November article study

The Educators for Change Book Club will discuss the media's depiction of disability at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the 5th floor lounge, SEC. The article is available online. 

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