Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Supervisors please nominate your student employees for the 2013-14 UNI Student Employee of the Year. The nomination form is available online. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Engaging international students in the classroom

The second in the International Students and Scholars Series will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 378 LIB. This session features a panel of international students who will discuss their classroom experiences and how faculty can assist them.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
UNI eLearning Mobile Learn App

The UNI eLearning Mobile App lets your students access their eLearning course(s) to view course content and documents, check grades, create discussion and blog posts, receive push notifications and more all from their iOS or Android mobile device.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Funding available for STEM summer camps

Iowa EPSCoR will sponsor several STEM-related camps in summer 2014. The deadline to apply for EPSCoR funds is Feb. 17.  A separate form will be available soon for academic summer camps not specific to STEM.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Continuing Education and Special Programs offices relocated

Continuing Education and Special Programs, including Continuing and Distance Education and Individual Studies, have moved. The new location is in the CEEE, Rooms 13, 16, 18 and 20. All phone numbers and campus mail codes will remain the same.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Soup and sandwich luncheon for faculty & staff

The UNI Campus Ministry Association will thank faculty and staff for investing in UNI students with a soup and sandwich luncheon. Stop by any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen the Witness Student Center.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Professional development opportunity

A professional development session, "Running on Empty: Ways to Stay Fueled Up at Work!," will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the CME. Get more information and register online.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Blind date with a book at the Rod Library

The Rod Library will offer a fun reading promotion called Blind Date with a Book Feb. 10 through 21. Readers are invited to check out a book wrapped in brown paper, take it home, unwrap it and read it. Visit the library to pick out a book for your very own blind date.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
15th Annual White Privilege Conference

The White Privilege Conference provides a challenging and collaborative experience with campuses and communities working toward diversity inclusion and social justice. The conference is March 26 through 29 in Madison, Wis. UNI has a 25 percent discount for registration. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco. Early registration deadline is Feb. 24.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Expect heavy traffic Friday on Hudson Road

Luke Bryan will perform in the UNI-Dome at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Heavy traffic should be expected beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Hudson Road and areas of west campus. Staff are encouraged to avoid Hudson Road when leaving campus for the day; consider using University Avenue, College Street or any other eastern route.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
'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. 10, in 378 LIB. More information is posted online.  

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