Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Step It Up 5K for Autism Speaks

The Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will host its annual 5K to raise money for Autism Speaks. Step It Up is a 3K or 5K walk/run that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls. Register or donate online. For more information, contact Whitney.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A-Team academic assistance

The A-Team, sponsored by the Academic Learning Center and Rod Library offers tutoring in math, science, writing feedback and study strategies for any class. Drop in from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, in the Digital Media Hub, 282 LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
September Fulbright announcement

The September Fulbright announcement is available on the international programs website under announcements. For more information, email oip@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
RAINN Day

Sign a banner in support of sexual assault survivors and learn about Project Unbreakable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union (next to Chats). This event is in honor of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Day.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Policies for review and comment until Oct. 13

The following policies are available for feedback and review until Monday, Oct. 13: Review Policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property, Review Policy 3.09 Career Services, Review Policy 3.07 Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Review Policy 2.08 Extension/Continuing/Distance Education Services.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Film screening: 'Precious Knowledge'

See the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about attacks on ethnic studies programs, at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Faculty summer fellowships

The application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a 2015 summer fellowship are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Summer fellowship awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Critical studies of religion fosters inter-religious understanding

Thomas Thangeraj, Emory University, will discuss how departments of religion in colleges and universities in India helped create mutual understanding and acceptance in the context of inter-religious conflict in India at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 115 SRL. For further information, email or call Jerry Soneson at 273-6221. 

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Midterm course evaluations or SGIDs: Why should I do one?

Dierdre Heistad, languages & literatures, will explain the how and why of Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), including a summary of the research. At 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 378 LIB learn how you can become an SGID facilitator and how to talk to your class after a midterm evaluation. For more information, visit the provost's website.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Book Bistro grand opening

The new Book Bistro inside Rod Library will celebrate its grand opening from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.1. There will be a ribbon cutting, a short presentation and a special appearance by TC. The Book Bistro officially opened on Monday, Sept. 15. It specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato bisque soup and hot and cold tea as well as Starbucks coffee.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Mark your calendar - Oct. 6 TIER Town Hall

A Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) Town Hall meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the Ballroom, MAU. Deloitte will present the final administrative business cases and seek input. Live streaming of the forum will be available directly from the efficiency Web page. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, must be reported by Tuesday, Sept. 30. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Participants needed for research study on stuttering

Student researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are seeking adults who stutter to participate in a research study. Participants will learn to control a computer game environment by producing voice. For more information, contact Carlin Hageman. Opportunities to enroll in speech-language pathology services will be available to participants.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Campus political activity

With the increase in political activity leading up to the election, faculty, staff and students are reminded of the university policy on political activities. The American Council on Education has further guidance on campus political activity.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Employee Assistance Program webinar

Employee & Family Resources (EFR), UNI's EAP provider, will host a webinar from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday., Sept. 23, focusing on what it means to use alcohol responsibly. EFR’s experts in prevention will highlight the guidelines to help people understand how alcohol may affect them, their friends and loved ones. Register for the webinar today.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Revisiting the classics on diversity and inclusion

The first in a CETL/NCBI-sponsored series on diversity and inclusion will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in 378 LIB. Stephanie Logan, curriculum & instruction, will lead a discussion on Derald Weng Sue's "Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice." Download the article from the provost's website by clicking on the calendar event for this session.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Donate books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off textbooks/books you no longer need at the new Book Bistro Café in Rod Library in the green cardboard bins from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Coffee & Kisses at the Book Bistro

A new event has been added to this week's Homecoming lineup. Students can attend Coffee & Kisses at the Rod Library's new Book Bistro from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. Free coffee, donuts, and purple and gold kisses will be served following Campaniling. For the full list of this week's activities, visit the Homecoming website.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
TIAA -Cref individual counseling sessions

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI Sept. 24 and 25 as well as Oct. 8, 9, 22 and 23 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Thinking About Graduate School, Sept. 23

Thinking About Graduate School is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Ballroom, MAU. The program includes "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School" presentation and a graduate faculty panel. The UNI Graduate Programs Fair concludes the event.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. SGIDs are very helpful for making mid-course adjustments and clarifications in a course. To request an SGID, please complete the form. If you have questions, email Susan Hill.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Diversity Council offers mini grants

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of, and education about, issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. More information and the application are posted on the diversity website

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Mikkelsen informal retirement gathering

Morris Mikkelsen, associate vice president for Facilities Planning, will retire on Sept. 30 after more than 30 years of service to the university. An informal gathering will recognize him from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the Commons Plaza. Rain location is the Great Reading Room, SRL. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
IR Web applications changes

A number of changes have occurred to the Web applications known as (Institutional Research) IR Web. This support article explains how to best adapt to those changes if you have been experiencing difficulties.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Professional Development Opportunity

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer "Violence Prevention and Support: What's Your Role?" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the CME. Health educators Joan Thompson and Mark Rowe-Barth will present. Get more information and register online. 

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
UNI to host Rep. Murphy for education forum

UNI will host Rep. Pat Murphy for a Congressional Candidate Education Forum at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the University Room, MAU. Murphy will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Panther Pacer Homecoming 5K

Kick off Homecoming by running a 5K race. The race will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The registration fee is $15 if you sign up online and $20 if you sign up the day of the race.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Fall Faculty Workshop follow-up

Join facilitator Susan Hill at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 378 LIB to dig deeper into ideas raised at the fall faculty workshop, and for those who couldn't attend. More information is posted on the provost's website.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Biometric health screening

A free biometric health screening is being offered to all employees from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 007 GIL. This screening determines overall health and assesses risk for medical conditions. Access the registration form and view the FAQs online. All who attend will be entered to win a Nike+ SportBand. Register for your appointment by Friday, Sept. 19. Contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Visiting artist ceramics workshop Sept. 16 & 17

Visiting artist Erin Furimsky will demonstrate ceramics from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Art Auditorium. A hands-on decal workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 126 KAB. Bring a piece of glazed work or buy a commercial glazed tile for the decal workshop.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
CIEP Global Connections Scholarship available

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) has a scholarship available for English as a Second Language students who are recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship provides 100 percent CIEP tuition for Oct. 22 – Dec. 19. If you know of someone who would benefit from English training, please forward this opportunity. For more information, contact ciepadmissions@uni.edu or visit the CIEP website.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Special faculty/staff promotion

Register for a class between 5 and 7 p.m. and enter your name in a drawing for a free fitness class for the spring 2015 semester. Contact Dana Foster after you register to be placed in the drawing.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Revised Human Resource Services (HRS) website

The updated Human Resource Services website is now live. Take a minute to review the revised website and learn more about faculty and staff benefits and resources.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Sign up for Live Like a Student sessions

Live Like a Student sessions explore the concepts of personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans, financial aid and identity protection. These free, three-week courses (non-credit) are offered at a variety of times, Sept. 15 through Oct. 2 or Oct. 13 through 30, in 324 LIB. Students will receive a Live Like a Student T-shirt as well as the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited; register online today. 

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
MPP Program fundraiser

The Masters in Public Policy Program is hosting a dinner, silent auction and opera performance to raise funds for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Purchase tickets or donate online.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Banned Books Week read-out volunteers needed

Rod Library is hosting its annual read-out for Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 - 26. The library is looking for individuals and departments to participate in the read-out. Examples of the virtual read-out are posted online. If you or your department are interested, email rodlibprc@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Free USB thumb drive via buy-back program

Would you like to participate in current research and trade in your old USB thumb drive for a new one? The UNI Lab of Storage and Security Technology is conducting a buy-back program. More information is posted online.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
'How College Works' - what matters for student success

Join facilitators Martha Reineke and Susan Hill for a conversation on the book "How College Works" at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, in 378 LIB. Brief excerpts from the book are available on the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning calendar event on the provost's website.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Call for proposals

The UNI Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is seeking session proposals for the fall 2014 conference to be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. The conference theme is Maximizing Effectiveness. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the student affairs website.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Save the date - Graduate College Faculty Showcase

A Graduate College Faculty Showcase will be held Monday, Oct. 6, with presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in 115 SRL, and poster presentations and refreshments from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. More information will be available the week of Sept. 22.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014
BOR agenda

The Iowa Board of Regents will meet Sept. 9 and 10, in Ames. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014
Registration deadline for Homecoming office decorating competition

Register your individual office, front desk/reception area or entire office space for the Homecoming office decorating contest by Tuesday, Sept. 16, and compete for a free lunch. Offices will be judged based on utilization of the Homecoming theme "Students By Day, Panthers By Night," creativity, originality, construction and spirit. Contact Leslie Prideaux with questions.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Professional Development Assignments

The application cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1. PDA awards are competitive and recipients are selected by a faculty committee. For more information, contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2748.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Peak energy demand reminder

There will be a high demand for energy today with temperatures forecast to reach the 90s. The campus community has been instrumental in keeping the peak low this year; please continue to do so. For more information, visit the energy portal.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Fall faculty meeting

The annual meeting of UNI faculty will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in Ballrooms A&B, MAU. President Ruud, interim provost Licari and faculty leaders will give remarks, and last year's faculty award winners will be recognized. A reception for new faculty members will precede the meeting from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Fall faculty workshop bibliography

Links to the majority of Maryellen Weimer's bibliography from the fall faculty workshop are now available online. If you have any issues with the links, email us at cetl@uni.edu.  

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Breakout session presenters wanted

Presenters are needed for interactive, 45-minute breakout sessions for the 2014 Iowa TRiO Student Leadership Conference. This day-long conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1 at UNI. The theme is TRiO Leadership: Becoming Agents of Change and will focus on advocacy. To obtain an application, contact Colice Sanders. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Professional development opportunity: Exploring Student Engagement

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee will offer a learning opportunity, Exploring Student Engagement, from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 12, in the CME. Nick Rafanello, assistant director of residence life, will be the presenter. Find more information and register online.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Community engagement: save the dates

A series of conversations and workshops have been developed for fall semester to discuss and learn how to effectively measure impact from our community programs: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept 8, at the CME; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct 7, in the CME (Effective Surveys); 2:30 to 4 p.m., Oct 22, in 102 SAB (Qualtrics Training); and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov 4, at the CME (Documenting Impact). For more information, contact Amy Hunzelman.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
BOR public hearing is Sept. 5

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, in 030 BCS.

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