Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Above and Beyond Awards

Northern Iowa Student Government and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are sponsoring the Above and Beyond Awards. Nominate a faculty or staff member who has significantly impacted your year. Nominations are due March 1. 

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
SIS maintenance

The SIS systems will be unavailable for application maintenance from 4 to 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 23. This includes the My Universe Portal, the SIS Campus Solutions application, the SIS CRM application and the SIS EPM application. This will affect online services like the portal and the online class search. If you have any questions, contact Travis Horvatich

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Winter safety tips

Winter safety tips and resources are available through UNI Environmental Health and Safety. Watch the Winter Walking training video, complete the Winter Walking quiz or review the Winter Walking powerpoint presentation to learn how to prevent winter slips, trips and falls. For questions about these resources, contact Wendel Reece

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
A Message from President Ruud

You will soon be invited to participate in a survey that will help UNI assess its climate. All students, faculty and staff can share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI Leaders in Education Lecture Series

The College of Education will host its fourth Leaders in Education Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, will discuss how to empower multicultural students who are often underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop for faculty, staff and students will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in 102 SAB. Qualtrics is a Web-based survey system. Seating is limited; RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Teaching international students

This is the third event in the CETL's International Students and Scholars Series. Join the conversation on what we can do to help our international students be successful at UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in 378 LIB. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI State Relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 21, in the College Eye Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Any UNI student, faculty or staff member interested in community engagement and service learning activities is invited to attend a conversation on community engagement from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the University Room, MAU. RSVP by Feb. 19.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Grant Writing Workshop - register by Feb. 21

Seats for faculty and staff are still available for the Write Winning Grant Proposals Workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Ballroom, MAU. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 21.   

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

You can make a difference by helping to spread awareness of National Eating Disorders Week. Get involved by attending the Eating Disorder Panel Discussion at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Using improv techniques to improve teaching

Join Doug Shaw for a fun, interactive session which will introduce you to improv techniques and help you teach "in the moment" from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Space is limited; register online.  

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
African American Read-in

UNI's eighth African American Read-in will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union and Rod Library with author illustrator Kadir Nelson. He is a nominee for the NAACP Image Award and is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Designing effective writing assignments

Learn how to design writing assignments that lead to quality student writing at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in 378 LIB. Bring a current writing assignment or idea to this workshop, and see how to make it more effective. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Rescheduled: 'University Education and the Flipped Classroom'

The flipped classroom has been one of the most intriguing recent developments in K-through-12 education. Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, will highlight the potential, as well as the limitations, of the flipped classroom for institutions like UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in 378 LIB. Rescheduled from Feb. 10. More information is posted online. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Professional development: online resources

Get a hands-on look at online resources available to all UNI staff that can help make you more effective in your job. This professional development session will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 136 ITTC. Get more information and register online. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Conference on African American Children and Families

The Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in SEC. Janice Hale, author of "Black Children, Their Culture, Roots and Learning Styles" will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free for faculty and students. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Cancelled: Visiting Artist Workshop Feb. 18 & 19

Figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art. Rathbone will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 18 and 19; from 2 to 5 p.m., Feb. 18; and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 19, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her work at 7 p.m., Feb. 18, in 111 KAB.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
The Vagina Monologues Feb. 15 & 16

The Vagina Monologues performances will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Auditorium, LNG. Tickets are $5.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI featured on AASCU home page

The Name That! app, developed at the AppsLab in UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is featured on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) home page.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Open forums for campus architect candidates

Finalists for the assistant vice president for facilities planning/campus architect are scheduled for campus interviews beginning Feb. 12. An open forum will be held for each candidate. Resumes, position description and the open forum schedule are posted online. 

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Sign up for a SGID in your classroom

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses a trained, outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. To request a SGID this semester, complete the online form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Public meeting on reaccreditation of master's program

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders will host a public meeting for comment about reaccreditation of its master's program in speech-language pathology. The public is invited to attend the meeting from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in 266 CAC.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
ICE Valentine Bake Sale

Stop by the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) table in Maucker Union (near Chats) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, and buy a Valentine treat. Each package of sweets is just $1. Proceeds will support scholarship funds for students in need to study abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Film discussion: Black Masculinities in Comics

Rod Library will host a film discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 LIB. "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comics," is a documentary that explores how black men are represented in comic books through the course of time.  Following the film, Sade Barfield, communication studies, will lead a discussion.

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