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Uncommon Sense

People on the autism spectrum take center stage in "Uncommon Sense," a new production that will premiere at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GPBAC) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, before the start of a national tour.

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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
De-stress with Rod Library

Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Join us April 24-May 4 for stress relieving activities such as La’ James International College reflexology, a Graffiti Wall and P.E.T.P.A.L.S.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Policies for review

The following policies are being included on the UNI policies website for campus comments: 6.10 Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, and Academic Responsibility 9.43 Reimbursable Expenses 4.18 Terminations & Terminal Vacation Pay 4.50 Fringe Benefits 4.63 Vacation Leave and Paid Holidays 4.15 FLSA, Overtime and Compensatory Time 5.15 Merit Staff Discipline and Dismissal 12.03 Merit Staff Grievances and Appeals 4.57 Sick Leave As part of the revision process, the following policies are being proposed for deletion because relevant language will be included in one of the revised policies. They can be viewed at the policies website under the Policies Considered for Deletion link. 4.51 Insurance Programs 4.52 Long-Term Disability Insurance 4.53 Life Insurance 4.55 Health and Dental Insurance Plans 4.70 Worker's Compensation Coverage 4.73 Retirement Protection Plan 4.56 Leaves, Vacations, and Holidays 5.14 Merit System Disciplinary Letters

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Faculty Sustainability Survey

Don't forget to participate in the UNI Faculty Sustainability Survey, intended to identify and highlight efforts incorporating sustainability into classes and scholarly activities. A survey link was sent to faculty earlier this week. The last day to participate is Friday, April 28. Participants will be entered to win prizes.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Death By Aria concert

UNI Opera presents a gala concert of arias and surprises at 6 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Tickets are available through UNItix (https://unitix.uni.edu/) and at the door. Seating is limited, so come early and mingle with the cast at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Teach UNI Project Presentations: Heather Gallivan and Caroline Ledeboer

Heather Gallivan, math, and Caroline Ledeboer, languages and literatures, will present their projects for Teach UNI from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in 378 LIB. The presentations are titled “Mathematical Problem Solving through Journaling” and "Making Room for and Making the Most of Community Engagement in UNI Coursework."

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Service and Leadership Council seeking unwanted shirts

The Service and Leadership Council is looking for unused and unwanted shirts. If your department or student organization has shirts that are no longer needed, please drop them off at the Office of Student Life, 111 MAU, by Friday, May 5. Donated shirts will be used next semester for a stop and serve project to make diapers for infants in Nicaragua. For more information, email Ashley Adams.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Book launch and reading

One hundred years after the United States formally entered the Great War, Cara Burnidge reflects on religion and President Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy by reading from her recent book, "A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion and the New World Order" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 287 LIB. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Buchanan County farmer Richard Sloan at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Sloan has established prairie strips in some of his fields to save soil and support wildlife. He will share his experience with prairie strips and how 21st century farming is much more than maximizing production of corn and soybeans. The Tallgrass Prairie Center is located at 2412 W. 27th Street. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre to present Performance Power Hour

Each semester the performance studies faculty make space for student performers to showcase their work. Come see the best of the best at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Interpreters Theatre, 040 LNG.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Fiscal 2017 year-end closing schedule

The FY17 closing schedule is available. For more information, email Christina Geweke or call 273-7505.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
P&S Regents Staff Excellence Award nominations

Awards are presented annually to P&S employees who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. The nomination deadline for fall 2017 awards is Friday, May 5. Nomination guidelines and an online form are available on the P&S Council website.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

If you've ever wondered what the overall performance of a Blackboard test, quiz or even an individual test question is, the Item Analysis tool will show you! This tool shows statistics that help you improve questions, provide a basis for remedial lessons or determine a grading curve. Finding this tool can be a little tricky se we recommend following this guide. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of Public History and the American West, was awarded the the Spur Award in Contemporary Non-Fiction by the Western Writers of America. This is award is given to writers of any discipline for exceptional work on the American West or in the Western genre.

Doreen Hayek, special projects administrator in ITS Educational Technology, was recently awarded the 2015 Friend of Science Award at the ICTM-ISTS State Math & Science Conference. Hayek has a long history of working with various aspects of integrating STEM education into the preK-through-12 and higher education classrooms.

Coleen Wagner, former secretary in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Libby Vanderwall, career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Amy Schipper, associate director of admissions and communications in the Office of Admissions, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.