Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to make your course materials more accessible

Register now for two accessibility workshops that will be Wednesday, Feb. 27. "Improving Accessibility in Your Course with Blackboard Ally" explains how Ally analyzes and rates course documents for accessibility. "From Reactive Accommodations to Proactive Accessibility" provides strategies to improve those ratings.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Community health survey

Cedar Valley health care providers want to provide services that meet residents' needs. Provide your perspective on community needs with this survey. All responses remain anonymous.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
EAP session on managing conflict

While workplace conflict is natural and healthy, poorly managed conflict can become a costly business problem that destroys employee and team performance. During this session, participants will learn effective conflict management approaches to ensure healthy engagement, respectful dialogue and an opportunity for growth. This 90-minute session will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 12, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 12, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Spiritual Leaders Association faculty and staff appreciation lunch

Mark your calendar for the Spiritual Leaders Association faculty and staff appreciation soup and sandwich lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd Street.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Designing assignments you want to grade

Are you tired of getting assignments from students that aren't what you expected or are especially tedious to grade? Join the discussion at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in 378 LIB and learn what makes assignments effective, (re)visit how to create a transparent assignment and explore ways to make your grading more manageable. Feel free to bring an assignment that you want to revise. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Security awareness: how to stay safe from tax scams

As people file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. Read more at the Center for Internet Security website.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Security awareness: how to stay safe from tax scams

As people file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. Read more at the Center for Internet Security website.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Attending a professional conference workshop

Kathryn Wohlpart and Sarah Elm, graduate college, will share tips on attending a professional conference from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in 301 LIB. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Attending a professional conference workshop

Kathryn Wohlpart and Sarah Elm, graduate college, will share tips on attending a professional conference from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in 301 LIB. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
UNI Women's Club Volleyball tournament

The UNI Women's Club Volleyball team will host a public volleyball tournament on Sunday, March 10, in the WRC. Co-ed and all-women teams are accepted. The entry fee is $30 per team; champions win their money back. For more information and to register, email uniwomensvbk@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
UNI Women's Club Volleyball tournament

The UNI Women's Club Volleyball team will host a public volleyball tournament on Sunday, March 10, in the WRC. Co-ed and all-women teams are accepted. The entry fee is $30 per team; champions win their money back. For more information and to register, email uniwomensvbk@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Coca-Cola tasting event featuring Dunkin Donuts Shot In the Dark

Morgan Zebuhr, the Coca-Cola campus ambassador, will host a free sampling event for students, staff and faculty at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Book Bistro, LIB. Featured samples will be Dunkin Donuts Shot In The Dark flavors vanilla, mocha and caramel. Shot In The Dark is a great pick-me-up for the middle for the day. Email questions to Morgan Zebuhr.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Coca-Cola tasting event featuring Dunkin Donuts Shot In the Dark

Morgan Zebuhr, the Coca-Cola campus ambassador, will host a free sampling event for students, staff and faculty at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Book Bistro, LIB. Featured samples will be Dunkin Donuts Shot In The Dark flavors vanilla, mocha and caramel. Shot In The Dark is a great pick-me-up for the middle for the day. Email questions to Morgan Zebuhr.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Register for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Friday, March 1. The symposium will be Wednesday, April 3, MAU, featuring poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Register for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Friday, March 1. The symposium will be Wednesday, April 3, MAU, featuring poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Campus cable television assessment

Information Technology and the Department of Residence are assessing locations where cable TV is installed and actively used on campus. If you have cable installed in your department, please complete the following quick form with details by the end of day Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, email Melanie Abbas.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Mid-term course evaluations, or SGIDs

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. If you are interested in having a SGID done in a course this semester, please fill out this form . Questions should be emailed to Jonathan Chenoweth.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Reminder: Student Employee of the Year nominations due Feb. 15

Nominate your outstanding student employee for the annual Student Employee of the Year award. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Using customized Lynda.com playlists to supplement course materials

Register today for the Monday, Feb. 18, workshop on how to create customized playlists in Lynda.com to supplement course content. A playlist is a collection of Lynda.com tutorials you curate for a theme or subject area. Once created, a link to the playlist can be provided in your Blackboard course.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Host a student for spring break

The Culture and Intensive English Program is welcoming visitors from Yamanashi, Japan (a sister state of Iowa). Show some Iowa hospitality by inviting a student to stay with you in your home during spring break. As a volunteer, you will provide meals, basic amenities (private room, clean bathroom and wifi access) and plan one or two activities to show local culture. This is a great opportunity for your family to learn about Japanese culture. Contact Sally Roos for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Teaching international students: challenges inside and outside the classroom

Isabela Varela, international students and scholars office, and faculty will discuss how to handle challenges such as classroom etiquette, different standards for writing and plagiarism, and facilitating productive interactions between international and U.S. students at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Teaching international students: challenges inside and outside the classroom

Isabela Varela, international students and scholars office, and faculty will discuss how to handle challenges such as classroom etiquette, different standards for writing and plagiarism, and facilitating productive interactions between international and U.S. students at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Faculty/staff tech tips

After completing a Lynda.com course, share your certificate of completion on LinkedIn. This is a great way to share the training you have received and skills you have developed. Visit the UNI eLearning Suite FAQ for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Protection from prosecution: privilege and illicit substance use in reality TV

Criticisms of the war on drugs have focused primarily on how minoritized people and those who are poor end up in the criminal justice system, while white, middle class and wealthy drug users are able to bypass jail time by entering expensive rehab programs. Kim Baker, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will examine the way reality TV shows shape the public perception of substance abuse and our responses to it at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Protection from prosecution: privilege and illicit substance use in reality TV

Criticisms of the war on drugs have focused primarily on how minoritized people and those who are poor end up in the criminal justice system, while white, middle class and wealthy drug users are able to bypass jail time by entering expensive rehab programs. Kim Baker, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will examine the way reality TV shows shape the public perception of substance abuse and our responses to it at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Final week to nominate or apply for the 2019 Student Leadership Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Final week to nominate or apply for the 2019 Student Leadership Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
My Well-being: little changes add-up

Human Resource Services will host a one-hour informational session on small changes that may assist in weight management. Susie Roberts, with Employee and Family Resources, will present at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the State College Room, MAU. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Taking ownership: where should you go to the doctor?

There are many options when choosing care for an ailment such as urgent care, Doctor on Demand and the ER. By utilizing each facility correctly, you can save yourself and the self-insured health plan money. Learn more about your health care options on the HRS webpage.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Reminder: retirement readiness/income options

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on what your income options might be in retirement. The one-hour sessions, presented by TIAA, will be Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 19. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Additional travel portal training scheduled

Procurement Services has scheduled an additional travel portal training class from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. Register using your UNI credentials. More information is available at the Procurement Services webpage.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Professional development opportunity

"Faitheist: Building Bridges Between Believers, Nonbelievers and Everyone in Between" will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the west lounge, TOW. Chris Stedman, former evangelical Christian and current humanist community builder, will share his story, discuss what theists and nontheists can gain from being in dialogue,and reflect on how we can come to better understand one another and work together to improve the world we all share.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Professional development opportunity

"Faitheist: Building Bridges Between Believers, Nonbelievers and Everyone in Between" will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the west lounge, TOW. Chris Stedman, former evangelical Christian and current humanist community builder, will share his story, discuss what theists and nontheists can gain from being in dialogue,and reflect on how we can come to better understand one another and work together to improve the world we all share.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Project management for principal investigators

Kelly Strong, technology department, will present information about project management fro principal investigators from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in 287 LIB. The presentation will provide basic project management tools for principal investigators, including pull planning, top down budgeting, quality control (managing expectations), scope definition and sponsor buy-in.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Security awareness: "Are you available?" scams

UNI continues to see "Are you available?" scam messages. These are usually org-chart related, i.e., a supervisor is impersonated on messages sent to their department or college. The goal of the criminal sending the message is to convince the recipient to buy some gift cards, difficult to trace and easy to spend. Don't respond to these; simply delete them.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Register for workshops on online testing

Blackboard's online testing tool can be used for tests, quizzes and surveys. Many question types are automatically scored. Others are instructor-graded. The presenter will share strategies for limiting cheating. See the faculty/staff workshop calendar for details on beginner and advanced level workshops.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
The Open Space of Democracy Common Read

The Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series invites the campus community to participate in a Common Read experience this semester by discussing Terry Tempest Williams’ important collections of essays, The Open Space of Democracy. Visit the registration page to select your group facilitator. The first 40 people to sign up will receive a free copy of the book.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

UNI spring semester courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created. Examples include, but are not limited to, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, email Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Two options in Blackboard for assignment submission online

Register for one or both workshops offered Thursday, Feb. 14, related to electronic submission of assignments through Blackboard. In addition to Bb's assignment tool, UNI licenses Turnitin (assists with detecting plagiarism) that also interfaces with Blackboard. Both tools offer markup features and report the score to Bb grade center.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Security awareness: personalized scams

Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam gaining popularity is personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. See how these scams work in this common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Theatre UNI design presentation

The design presentation for "Legacy of Light" will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in room 108, CAC (rescheduled from Wednesday, Jan. 30). The presentation will feature information from the production team related to the show's background and the creative choices that shape the world of this production.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Show your prairie some love

Laura Jackson will present “Managing Older Prairie Plantings: Best Practices to Encourage Wildflowers and Control Weeds” at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Traer Public Library. This interactive presentation will be of special interest to individuals who have prairie or CRP plantings.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Don't miss your chance to thank a UNI donor

Faculty and staff are encouraged to write a thank-you card to university donors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. Cards will be available in 323 CBA; 315 SAB; School of Music conference room, RSL; 166 SEC and 124 MSH. Extended hours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rod Library.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Junior Panther Night

UNI student-athletes will host a Junior Panther Night from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the UNI-Dome. The event is free to all students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Check-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. at the Dome's southwest entrance. The deadline for free registration is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10. The entry fee is $5 at the door the day of the event. Activities include skill development with student-athletes, goodie bags and an appearance by TC and TK. There will be a coloring and activity station available for children younger than five that does not require registration.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
To Write Love on Her Arms charitable art benefit

Bid on art made by community members at a silent auction from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Proceeds will benefit Covenant Clinic Psychiatry. Refreshments and entertainment provided by the SingPins.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Brotha and sista chat

Black Student Union will host brotha and sista chat, a speed-dating style event addressing controversial topics, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Discussion topics pertain to those of different cultural backgrounds and will help give insight and clarity on topics that we feel are offensive within our community, that are typically not discussed on a regular basis.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Spring Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in MCL, with more than 150 employers. All students are encourage to attend no matter where you are in your internship/job search.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Night at the Apollo

Black Student Union will host Night at the Apollo from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the auditorium, LNG, in giving the community a chance to showcase non-academic skills. This event will serve as a stress reliever and as a showcase for various talents.

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