Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Panel discussion: Teaching Students How to Learn: Metacognition in the Classroom

If we teach students how to learn, will they become more successful college students? A CETL reading group read "Teach Students How to Learn" and incorporated metacognitive strategies into their courses. Panelists will discuss the kinds of activities they tried in their classes and how they worked from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
“It was at the library; therefore it must be credible:" Mapping Patterns of Undergraduate Heuristic Decision-Making

Do your courses require students to identify and utilize rigorous sources in their course projects? Join the CETL at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 378 LIB for a presentation by Kyle Rudick and Ryan McGeough discussing their research findings on undergraduate students' heuristic decision-making skills as they incorporate information into their persuasive speeches.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Policy 9.25 Sales of Services and Products proposed for deletion

The policy is being proposed for deletion because it no longer appears to be needed and UNI policy 9.26 Competition with Private Sector provides adequate coverage in this area. See Policy 9.25.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
2018 Iowa TRIO Spring Conference call for proposals

The 2018 Iowa TRIO Spring Conference committee is seeking proposals for breakout sessions. We need your expertise and best practices in college access and success programming for underrepresented students. The conference will be April 11-13 at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. The deadline for submitting a session proposal is 5 p.m., Friday, March 16. For more information and a proposal form, contact Colice Sanders.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Workshop: All Things Advising -- Preparing for Fall Semester Registration

The Advising Network will offer the workshop “All Things Advising – Preparing for Fall Semester Registration” from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. For more information, visit the academic advising portal.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Information session on local foundation funding opportunties

UNI Advancement's corporate and foundation relations staff will present on local foundation grant opportunities, what funders are looking for and UNI's process for submitting proposals from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 301 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Special Education information session

There will be an information session for students to learn more about the special education minor, pathways to endorsement, inclusive education and registration information (tips, instructions, course numbers and essential guidance) from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 166 SEC. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Special Education information session

There will be an information session for students to learn more about the special education minor, pathways to endorsement, inclusive education and registration information (tips, instructions, course numbers and essential guidance) from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 166 SEC. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Farewell open house for Leslie Williams

A farewell open house for Leslie Williams, dean of students, will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 118 GIL. Leslie has accepted the position of associate vice president for student affairs/dean of students at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Let's Talk Psychiatry

What is psychiatry? How does medication play a role in mental health? What should I know about counseling services? What other alternative treatments are there? Learn more about mental health resources from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 324 LIB. For more information, email the Health Center.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Let's Talk Psychiatry

What is psychiatry? How does medication play a role in mental health? What should I know about counseling services? What other alternative treatments are there? Learn more about mental health resources from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 324 LIB. For more information, email the Health Center.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Toast for Change: Black Gala

Toast for Change will be from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. This formal reception will recognize those who helped make Black History Month a success. Speakers will discuss the importance of African-American heritage.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

Panelists will discuss key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 287 LIB. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

Panelists will discuss key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 287 LIB. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Workshop: Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student

Leila Rod-Welch will facilitate the Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student Workshop from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 373 LIB. Participants will learn how to find quality books and scholarly articles using Rod Library online, use advanced search capabilities to access specialized databases, explore features of Google Scholars and identify your departmental liaison librarian and how they can help.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Workshop: Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student

Leila Rod-Welch will facilitate the Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student Workshop from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 373 LIB. Participants will learn how to find quality books and scholarly articles using Rod Library online, use advanced search capabilities to access specialized databases, explore features of Google Scholars and identify your departmental liaison librarian and how they can help.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Student Art Education Association: Shine the Light on Puerto Rico

The Student Art Education Association and the Spanish Honors Society will have an art drive to support an elementary school in Puerto Rico from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Octopus on College Hill. Music will be by Jose Saveedra, a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Art supplies needed include crayons, tempera, acrylic and oil paint, paint brushes, sketch and drawing pads, drawing paper, construction paper, white glue, colored pencils, pony beads, chalk, yarn and basic school supplies. Monetary donations will be accepted. Donation boxes will be located around campus.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Student Art Education Association: Shine the Light on Puerto Rico

The Student Art Education Association and the Spanish Honors Society will have an art drive to support an elementary school in Puerto Rico from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Octopus on College Hill. Music will be by Jose Saveedra, a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Art supplies needed include crayons, tempera, acrylic and oil paint, paint brushes, sketch and drawing pads, drawing paper, construction paper, white glue, colored pencils, pony beads, chalk, yarn and basic school supplies. Monetary donations will be accepted. Donation boxes will be located around campus.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
CATS Cares Classroom

Help support our local Cedar Valley elementary schools by donating school supplies. Donations will be collected until March 2 in 304 COM and participating academic departments. All donations will be gifted to winning classrooms from the CATS Cares Classroom contest.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
CATS Cares Classroom

Help support our local Cedar Valley elementary schools by donating school supplies. Donations will be collected until March 2 in 304 COM and participating academic departments. All donations will be gifted to winning classrooms from the CATS Cares Classroom contest.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group meeting

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. The group supports any adolescents and adults who stutter, as well as their family members. For more information, contact Lindsey Leacox.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group meeting

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. The group supports any adolescents and adults who stutter, as well as their family members. For more information, contact Lindsey Leacox.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Jessica Setnick: Stop Bullying Your Body

Learn how body image gets its start and how to quiet the bully inside your head at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Jessica Setnick, internationally known dietitian and eating disorders expert, will discuss her own eating disorder and promoting a positive relationship with food and eating as key components of a healthy and happy life. For more information, email Joan Thompson or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Jessica Setnick: Stop Bullying Your Body

Learn how body image gets its start and how to quiet the bully inside your head at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Jessica Setnick, internationally known dietitian and eating disorders expert, will discuss her own eating disorder and promoting a positive relationship with food and eating as key components of a healthy and happy life. For more information, email Joan Thompson or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Retirement Readiness: SHIIP presentations

Human Resource Services will host three Medicare informational sessions presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. One-hour sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6. Login to MyUNIverse to view class times and register.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Faculty/staff tech tips

Want to learn tips and tricks for using Google Suite apps (such as Gmail, Drive or Calendar)? Check out the Google Suite Learning Center. Contact the instructional design team with questions or to request a consultation.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
RSP Technical Series

The first RSP Technical Series will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 287 LIB. Mary Losch, Center for Social and Behavioral Research, will discuss program evaluation. For more information, visit the RSP website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Eating Disorder Awareness Week

BIEDA (Body Image Eating Disorder Awareness)), Alpha Sigma Tau and Student Wellness Services will have several events during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 26-March 4. For more information, email Joan Thompson (joan.thompson@uni.edu) or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Eating Disorder Awareness Week

BIEDA (Body Image Eating Disorder Awareness)), Alpha Sigma Tau and Student Wellness Services will have several events during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 26-March 4. For more information, email Joan Thompson (joan.thompson@uni.edu) or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 20, 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, contact Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 20, 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, contact Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
#LivePurpleGiveGold ambassadors needed

The Advancement Division needs your help with identifying Panthers across the nation and on campus to help us on our day of giving, #LivePurpleGiveGold, Wednesday, April 4. If you bleed purple and gold and want to promote the university, donate on the day and encourage fellow Panthers to do the same, please contact Leslie Prideaux.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
UNI Outdoors spring break trips

UNI Outdoors is sponsoring spring break trips to Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument, Utah, as well as to Georgia and Florida. Both trips are March 9-18. There will be pre-trip meetings at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 174 WRC. For more information, call 273-7163 or visit the Recreation Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
UNI Outdoors spring break trips

UNI Outdoors is sponsoring spring break trips to Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument, Utah, as well as to Georgia and Florida. Both trips are March 9-18. There will be pre-trip meetings at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 174 WRC. For more information, call 273-7163 or visit the Recreation Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
4.49 FMLA Leave

The policy 4.49 FMLA Leave is available for review until Tuesday, March 6.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Faculty: Tim Eatman presentation time change Feb. 22

The time for Timothy K. Eatman's presentation to the faculty on Thursday, Feb. 22, will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. instead of 12:30 to 2 p.m. as published in the Feb. 15 issue of Inside UNI. The location is the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Walk the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a walking meditation in the form of a circular path. Drop in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, in 185 WRC. For more information, visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Walk the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a walking meditation in the form of a circular path. Drop in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, in 185 WRC. For more information, visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art will be displayed at Rod Library March 25-April 30. Everyone is invited to submit 2-D medium comic artwork. The submission deadline is Friday, March 23.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art will be displayed at Rod Library March 25-April 30. Everyone is invited to submit 2-D medium comic artwork. The submission deadline is Friday, March 23.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Register for Community Engagement Celebration Day

Registration is open for the inaugural Community Engagement Celebration Day, Thursday, April 19. Faculty, staff and students are invited to showcase community engagement efforts. For more information, email Kristina Kofoot. To register your project, visit the ScholarWorks website.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Reminder: tax reform webinar

The TIAA tax webinar will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 21. For more information, or to attend the webinar, visit the TIAA Financial Education webpage.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Faculty: guest presentations and new Comprehensive Evaluation System sessions

Timothy K. Eatman, Rutgers University, will present to faculty from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. He will repeat Wednesday's session from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Julianne Gassman will present "Developing Community Partnerships to Enhance Student Learning and Civic Mindedness in All Disciplines" from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, in 287 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Federal and state legislative update

Mary Braun and Andrew Morse will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Of Dreams and Memories

Rod Library is honoring Black History Month with artwork and discussion from UNI graduate and community member Cheveevah Banks Ferguson. The art discussion will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in 287 LIB. The exhibit will be available until Sunday, Feb. 25.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Roy J. Carver Scholarship

If you have a student that will be junior standing in fall 2018, encourage them to apply for the Roy J. Carver Scholarship. This $5,200 scholarship is awarded to 20 UNI students each year. Learn more and apply online by Sunday, April 1.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, lower level classrooms, LNG. This event focuses on forms of oppression that African-Americans have experienced or are experiencing today. From slavery to discrimination, each classroom will display scenes of various types of oppression.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Diversity Colloquium: "The Relevance of Disability Studies in Education: A Framework for Change"

Join presenters Danielle Cowley, David Hernandez-Saca and Amy Petersen for a discussion on how a Disability Studies in Education (DSE) framework within K-12 and higher education settings creates spaces for change and transformation from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, in 301 LIB.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Teach UNI project presentation: Book Circles and Jigsaw Puzzles

Incorporating new learning activities into a class sometimes works really well and sometimes requires further tweaking. Christy Kessens, School of Applied Human Sciences, will present "Book Circles and Jigsaw Puzzles: What Worked and What Didn’t" at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, in 301 LIB. She will discuss her experience with book circles and jigsaws, highlighting ways to bring these activities into the classroom, as well as the challenges they presented.

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