Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Ignite the Cancer Conversation

Catherine Zeman, HPELS, will be one of several speakers at Ignite the Cancer Conversation on Thursday, April 7. Registration is required. For more information, contact Lori Seawel.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Christopher Edginton to be featured on NBC Nightly News

Christopher Edginton, professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will be interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News after being featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article on the theory that increased stress contributes to high cholesterol. The segment will air on NBC at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
ADA educational session

An educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 007 and 009 GIL. This session is appropriate for employees and supervisors. Registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Workshop on writing multiple-choice questions workshop

“Writing Multiple-Choice Questions That Demand Critical Thinking: A Workshop” will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in room 378, LIB. Facilitators will be Abbylynn Helgevold and Susan Hill. Participants can bring sample multiple-choice questions.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Garrison Keillor at GBPAC

Acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at GBPAC. Accompanied by pianist Richard Dworksy, Keillor will captivate audiences with a wonderful mixture of comedy, music and Midwestern storytelling.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
The New Asylums: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Rod Library and Student Disability Services will host the second in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the CME. Panelists include members of the local mental health and criminal justice systems.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
United Way infant care donation drive

The UNI United Way committee will collect infant care items such as diapers, wipes, soaps, lotions, etc. (new or sealed items only) for are organizations from Monday to Friday, Feb. 15 to 19. Items can be dropped off at Essentials, MAU, or contact Jess Betts for pick up. Donations will also be accepted at the men’s basketball game at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Support the UNI Museum

Friends of the UNI Museum will be selling gift items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the Learning Commons.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Brittany Warren, Student Disability Services, will discuss programs and services available to students. Bring your lunch; soda and dessert will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
90's Skate Party

The Black Student Union will host a 90s skate party at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the WRC. Activities include a showcase of how the roller rink has contributed to today's culture, facts from the 90s, best dressed and best skate contests. Skates will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Academic Advising spring workshop

The faculty and staff academic advising workshop will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union. Participants will learn about first-generation student needs, academic success tools, and legal and ethical issues in the job search.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Spring Job and Internship Fair

The Spring Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and majors. Attendees can network with more than 120 employers and organizations to learn more about job and internship opportunities.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

"Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Episode 3 War and Peace" will from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Grout Museum. Following the film, historian Bob Neymeyer will explore the contributions of Latino Americans to the United State's armed forces. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Annie at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at GBPAC. Hear iconic songs like “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel

“Teaching about Privilege: A Faculty Panel” will from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in 378 LIB. The discussion will include teaching about privilege, including classroom contexts; effective teaching strategies; and how to deal with student resistance. Panelists will be Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Shauib Meachum, curriculum and instruction; Karen Mitchell, communication studies; and David Moore, political science.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Challenging (Millennial) Generation Research in Education: A Critical/Cultural Approach

Kyle Rudick, communication studies, will present "Challenging (Millennial) Generation Research in Education: A Critical/Cultural Approach" at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 222 LNG. An education research working session will follow his presentation.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Let's Talk Attendance rescheduled

“Let’s Talk Attendance” has been rescheduled to 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in 378 LIB. Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching, will discuss research on class attendance, strategies for handling attendance and talking with students about class engagement.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year are now being accepted. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 19. For more information, contact Sarah Goblirsch or call 273-2084.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
UNI ranks Best College Food in Iowa

Congratulation to UNI dining staff for recently being recognized as having the "Best College Food in Iowa."

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
New IRS Form 1095

The new IRS Form 1095 will be mailed to employees who were offered and/or enrolled in university health insurance in 2015. Employees do not need the form in hand to file a 2015 tax return but should keep it with your tax records.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Accounting students will provide free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Assistance in the preparation of tax returns will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning Monday, Feb. 8, through Wednesday, April 6 (excluding March 14 and 16) in 223 CBB. No appointment is needed but a limited number of returns will be completed each night. Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 7.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
IDDS on Wheels

Instructional Design and Development Services (IDDS) on Wheels will be coming to buildings during the semester to give faculty an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructional design staff to discuss teaching and learning technologies available to them. Watch your email for details for your building.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Minguet Quartet

The Minguet Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in GBPAC. Guest pianist will be Andreas Klein. Audiences can expect an intimate experience with an intelligent mixture of classical material.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016
Registration open for Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium will be Wed., April 6. The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research and creative works. There will be poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 12.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Darwin Week

Darwin Week, a lecture series hosted by UNIFI, will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Feb. 8-11. Speakers include Rebecca Goldstein, Robert Wallace and Michael Shermer. For more information, contact Jesse Moeller.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Free admission to women's basketball game

The women's basketball team will host a faculty and staff appreciation game at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, in the McLeod Center. Redeem your free ticket by presenting your UNI ID at the ticket office.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Register for Scholar Connexus 2016

Scholar Connexus 2016 will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Connexus is an informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators from on and off campus. The goal is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
UNI CARES call for participation

UNI Creating A Responsible Environment showcase will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Maucker Union and other campus sites. Share your diverse projects, research, curricula and initiatives that contribute to building a responsible environment. Registration is required. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 8. http://goo.gl/forms/hpqKWvDdkY

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
CME Student Success Summit

The Student Success Summit, facilitated by UNI staff, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 20, in the CME. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register by Saturday, Feb. 6, to receive a T-shirt. Contact Andrew Jessip for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
The Culture Wars: The New Left and the Rise of the Neoconservatives in America

Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University, will lecture on "The Culture Wars: The New Left and the Rise of the Neoconservatives in America" at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in 115 SRL. Contact Jerry Soneson or call 273-6221 for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Evening of inspiration

Colleges Against Cancer will host Dr. Richard Deming presenting "Above + Beyond Cancer: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Face of Adversity" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Auditorium, LNG. Deming’s passion is to improve the quality of life for anyone facing life challenges.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
IP phone upgrade

Information Technology Services plans to upgrade IP phones campuswide between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. See the announcement on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Cloud Cult concert

The experimental chamber rock group Cloud Cult will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in GBPAC. Cloud Cult is known for their eclectic performances featuring live painters and their self-sustaining, green philosophy. Tickets are available at gbpac.com/CloudCult.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Fashion 4 Action

The Black Student Union Fashion 4 Action will be at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in GBPAC. The fashion show will tap into the fashion world with designers, showcase local privately owned clothing stores and display merchandise provided by Infiniti Enterprises. Activities include a runway show, hands-on teen workshops, seminars and music exhibits.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Panther First Award

Employees are encouraged to submit Panther First Awards for receiving or observing excellent customer service. Nominations can be made by faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Driver’s license validation required

Faculty and staff who drive on university business must have their driver’s license validated each semester. If your license has not been validated since Jan. 1, call Motor Pool at 273-2610 before driving.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Spring Leadership Series: Give, Serve, Lead

The spring sessions of Give, Serve, Lead: Mission Possible will be at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Each session will be a different interactive activity that will help build crucial skills to use in student organizations and future careers. Faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Let's Talk Attendance

Susan Hill will present “Let’s Talk Attendance” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in 378 LIB. Topics include research on class attendance, strategies for handling attendance and talking with students about class engagement.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
CROW Forum

The Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) forum will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 1, in the CME. Michelle Tichy will present "Care, Connectedness and Motivation: Keys to Supporting At-Risk Girls." The presentation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Career Readiness Day

Career Readiness Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Learning Commons in Rod Library. Free professional headshots will be taken, Career Services will review resumes and business card orders through UNIBusiness can be submitted.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Pizza Ranch fundraiser

Northern Iowa Wishmakers will have a fundraising event from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Pizza Ranch. A percentage of the sales will go toward granting the wish of a child with a life-threatening illness.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Nominations for MWONE academic advising award

The MWONE award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations can be made by faculty, staff and students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 19.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Nominations are being accepted for Student Leadership Awards

Do you know of students, organizations or advisers that are deserving of recognition? Nominate them (or nominate yourself) for a Dean of Students Award or Student Involvement Center Award. Multiple awards are available from each department. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for more information and nomination forms. All nominations are due Friday, Feb. 12.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Back to Africa

Back to Africa, a performance by Teju the Storyteller, will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Teju's stories are drawn from African traditions as well as African-American history and folklore. His performances are high-energy, fast paced and witty with a hint at wry humor.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Spring Safe Zone Ally training

Safe Zone Ally training will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 8; and 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 8. There is limited space for each date. Registration is required. For more information contact lgbt@uni.edu. The Safe Zone Ally program is a campuswide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Mental health panel

The Student Health Clinic will host a panel of students sharing their stories and continuing journeys with mental health at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 111 KAB. Attendees can ask questions, talk to experts and learn more about campus resources.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
UNI CARES call for participation

UNI Creating A Responsible Environment showcase will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Maucker Union and other campus sites. Share your diverse projects, research, curricula and initiatives that contribute to building a responsible environment. Registration is required. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 8.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Civility in today's workplace

Civility in the Workplace will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, in the Oak Room, MAU. In today's workplace, one can observe a continuum of behaviors and actions that include rude and discourteous behavior and electronic incivility. Information will be presented on how to encourage participants to model respectful behavior in their organization. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 116 RSL. All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June 2015, John Wiles led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following the Wicklow Way in Ireland. Susan Hill will collaborate on this reflective presentation.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Study Abroad fair and passport day

The Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities and renew or apply for a passport. Admission is free. Contact Paula Van Zee paula.vanzee@uni.edu for more information.

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