Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
'Documenting Your Effectiveness as a Teacher'

The first session in a series to help faculty document their teaching effectiveness will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Feb. 14, in 378 LIB. Participants will create a teaching portfolio like the one presented by Peter Seldin at the Fall Faculty Workshop. Subsequent meetings will be March 31, April 16 and April 18. Get more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Farewell reception for Janelle Darst

Celebrate Janelle Darst's 14 years of service to the university and the Gallagher-Bluedorn at a farewell reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Lobby, GBPAC.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Nominations for MWOne Academic Advising Award

The MWOne Academic Advising Award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 7 and can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available online. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Biometric health screening

UNI Employee Wellness will offer a free biometric health screening to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, in 007 GIL. This screening determines your overall health and assesses your risk for medical conditions. Visit UNI Employee Wellness to register and view the FAQs. Register before Monday, Feb. 10.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Plan now for Spotlight on STEM Day 2014

The Spotlight on STEM Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K-through-12 earth science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. Table displays and presentations are planned. UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the ITTC. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Monday, Feb 3, 2014
Two policies are available for public comment

Two proposed policies are available for public comment before being presented to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for final approval. The policies deal with administrative authority and copyrights. 

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Baker parking lot to close

The HC and service parking lot directly south of Baker Hall will be closed starting in early February. HC parking stalls are available in the Gilchrist A lot. When the site is restored in the fall of 2014, the HC lot will reopen in the present location. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is Jan. 31

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Up Close--a day for admitted students

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 21. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Katherine van Wormer, social work, will present "The Maid Narratives: A Presentation for Black History Month" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Presidential Room, MAU.  Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.  Additional information is available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
28th Annual ROTC Military Ball

Department of Military Science will host the ROTC-UNI Military Ball Friday, Feb. 21, at the PIPAC Event Center. RSVP or get more information, by calling 273-6178 or 273-7648 by Friday, Feb. 14.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards

Consider nominating a deserving undergraduate student for the 2014 Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.   

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Sustainability Book Club registration now open

Register online to participate with UNI faculty in reading Histories of the Dustheap by Friday, Feb. 14. The first 25 registrations received before Feb. 1 will receive a free copy of the book.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Still time to register for fitness classes

Fitness classes have started, but it isn't too late to sign up. Try something new or an old favorite. Sign up online or in 101 WRC. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI Workshops

Participate in a community building workshop with students, staff and faculty. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online for sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, March 12 or April 11. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Junior Panther Night 2014

The UNI Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host Junior Panther Night from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, for kids in grades K through 6. Check in starts at 5:45 p.m. in the UNI-Dome southwest concourse entrance. A brief introduction will be followed by skill development with each UNI athletic team and conclude with autograph and picture time with current student athletes. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.  

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Transformative Teaching: Beyond Queering Curriculum

Catherine MacGillivray, women's and gender studies, will lead a hands-on workshop that will focus on designing curriculum based on queer pedagogies and the transformative teaching approach from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 378 LIB. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Teaching with Technology - award-winning presentation

Learn how a curriculum and instruction team incorporates Google Apps into their courses from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in 378 LIB. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Retirement reception for Ron Padavich

Business and Community Services will host an open house to honor Ron Padavich, who is retiring after 25 years of service at UNI. The open house will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in 30 BCS. There will be a short program at 4 p.m. Come wish Ron well in his retirement.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Hands-on Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 113 CBB. This interactive session will provide the basics for creating and distributing on-campus surveys. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Cedar Falls a Blue Zone Community

UNI faculty and staff are encouraged to wear blue on Thursday, Jan. 30 in celebration of Cedar Falls being named one of the first Blue Zones Communities and UNI's recent designation as a Blue Zones Worksite. For more information about the Blue Zones Project or UNI Employee Wellness, contact Therese Callaghan

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers host Darwin Week

Darwin Week is a free annual event dedicated to science, reason and critical inquiry. Faculty and keynote speakers will present on skepticism, science, activism and sexuality Feb. 10 through 13 in the CME.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Diversity Inclusion lectures

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt will show two of his films in Lang Auditorium. "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a documentary on gender roles in hip-hop and rap music will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11; "Soul Food Junkies," which explores the food and culture of the American South, will show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. A lecture and discussion will follow each film. For more information, contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
Harassment Prevention sessions

Attorney Sara Laughlin will present several sessions of Harassment Prevention Training Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Several sessions are designated for supervisors only. Registration is required.