Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
McNair Scholars Program open house ice cream social

The McNair Scholars Program will have an open house ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the University Honors Cottage, 2401 College Street. Learn about the educational programs and services offered, and meet McNair staff and current scholars.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day sale

Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Learning Commons, LIB. Fair trade objects from across the world, including jewelry, textiles and artwork will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: 'Serving our Community, While Learning: Service-Learning and Professional Development at UNI'

In the Public Policy and Evaluation class this semester, students are partnering with the local Waterloo nonprofit organization, House of Hope, which runs a two-year transitional home for single mothers. Students in the class developed evaluation instruments (e.g. take-in, process and outcome) that can be used over a long period of time. Join the students and Lazarus Adua, sociology, anthropology and criminology), for a presentation about their experiences from 7 to 8:30 pm., Wednesday, April 19, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Lavender Graduation is April 26

Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Lavender Graduation is an annual recognition of the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
West African Drum Ensemble performance

In conjunction with Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy, the West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the museum. The performance and lecture will explore the historic origins of Rock 'n' Roll rhythms and beats and how these sounds have evolved over time.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Radical Healing Drugs Not Required

Terry Wahls, professor at the University of Iowa and author of the Wahls Protocol, will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 220 SEC. The food choices we make are the most important factor influencing our health. Radical improvement in health is possible. Learn the steps you, your family and your community can begin making today to improve your health and reduce your reliance on prescription medication.

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.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

The next Brown Bag lecture will be from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 287 LIB. Audrey Rule, curriculum and instruction, will present "Creativity-Related Research Projects with Graduate Students." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

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
The Pedagogical Role of Evidence in Changing Students’ Minds

Do you ever wonder why, even when presented with correct information, people still hold onto their prior beliefs? Attend Ron Rinehart's presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 378 LIB, to learn how we can more effectively promote evidence-based knowledge and argumentation in all disciplines.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Bark for Life

Join Relay for Life in celebrating Black Hawk County's 4th annual Bark for Life from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, at Gateway Park. There will be a one-mile walk, vendor booths, silent auction, entertainment and pet contests. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Retirement reception for Hans Isakson

Please join us in celebrating Hans Isakson's 27 years of service to the College of Business Administration and four decades of teaching in higher education at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 327 CBB. There will be a short program at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Move-a-Palooza

Move-a-Palooza will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the WRC. Enjoy two hours of blacklight yoga, blacklight Zumba, Partner INSANITY, Virtual Cycling and the UNI Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. Try some 30-minute classes and enjoy free food and door prizes! Admission is free.

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
Good Neighbor Iowa kickoff event

Good Neighbor Iowa, a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality, will have a kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Seerley Park. Speakers will include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass and more. “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups will be available.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Strengthening Resiliency in the First-Year-Only Classroom

Abbylynn Helgevold, philosophy and world religions, will discuss and demonstrate strategies used in her First-Year-Only Humanities sections during fall 2016 to develop student awareness of the link between a growth mindset and resiliency, and to assignments that encourage students to think about other ways to strengthen resiliency. The presentation will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2017 courses in Professional Writing (workplace communication) are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, email Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Rod Library faculty survey spring 2017

Rod Library is conducting a survey of UNI faculty in order to learn more about your communication preferences, as well as library space, collections and research data management needs. Please respond to this brief survey by Friday, April 21.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
AAC&U Assessment Webinar

The UNI Assessment Council invites you to the AAC&U webinar "Beyond the 'A' Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation" at 1 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 287 LIB. The webinar and follow-up discussion will be moderated by Terrel Rhodes.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
2017 Student Leadership Awards recipients

Recipients were announced at the 2017 Student Leadership Awards Tuesday, April 11. The ceremony recognized outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Awards included the Lux Service Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award and Servant Leadership Award. The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students to acknowledge their outstanding involvement and lasting legacy. To see a full list of the awards and recipients, visit the student leadership awards website.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Online medical terminology course added for fall

Medical Terminology (HPE 2160, 2 hours) has been added to the fall schedule of classes as an online course. HPE 2160 covers basic terminology and vocabulary used in medical fields and is often a pre-requisite for students entering PT, OT or medical school.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Security awareness - don’t be fooled! Protect yourself and your identity

Identity theft is a real threat. It can happen to anyone, and it can be challenging for victims to deal with the fallout. Help yourself by taking precautions to reduce the risk of identity theft and protect yourself and your identity with these tips.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Rod Library seeks Library Ambassadors

The Library Ambassadors Program is accepting applications. Rod Library is seeking five undergraduate students who love the library and are interested in becoming part of a pilot program. Apply online.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
'Politics in the Classroom: Teaching in Challenging Times'

The 2016 election exposed particularly deep divisions between people in the United States. Disagreements about the meaning and importance of gender, class, regionalism, race and religion were - and continue to be - front and center in the news, on college campuses and maybe even in our classrooms. Join our panelists to hear how they talk about controversy and politics in the classroom at noon, Wednesday, April 12, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Register for the Safe Zone Ally training sessions. Phase 1 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18. Phase 2 will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. To register, visit the LGBT* Center's website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Board game drive

Rod Library is accepting donations of gently used card and board games. Your donations will allow others to share the fun in the library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Running a Blackboard course report will give you vital information about students' activity in the course. To get started, select "Course Reports" under the "Evaluation" tab on the left navigation pane. Next, pick the type of report that you want. After selecting the method of output preferred (i.e. PDF, excel, word, etc.), choose a start and end date for the data. For more information, visit Blackboard. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Thank you for participating in #LivePurpleGiveGold!

Thank you to everyone who participated in #LivePurpleGiveGold Wednesday, April 5. Gifts from 194 faculty and staff members confirmed what our alumni already know. Our campus community lives purple and is invested in the success of students. Thank you for all you do!

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Immigration Forum: A Conversation About Immigration in Iowa

The UNI Immigration Working Group will host a moderated discussion about immigration issues in Iowa from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Panelists include: Ali Alnasser, UNI international student; Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Edis Beganovic, Bosnian immigrant; Brook Boehmler, mayor of Hampton; Juan Carlos Castillo and Elise DuBord, languages and literatures; and Tony Thompson, Black Hawk County Sheriff. The presentation will end with a Q&A session and refreshments. The forum is open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Faculty from around the world dinner

Join us for a night of community building around the world from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 29, in the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College Street. Please RSVP to Gabriela Olivares.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Earth Day Celebration booth registrations due April 14

The deadline to register for a booth at the UNI Earth Day Celebration is Friday, April 14. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the northwest courtyard, MAU. Organizations that are environmentally themed are encouraged to participate, and tables will be provided. Organizations are not allowed to sell any items.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You will receive your photos afterward via Google Drive. The Office of University Relations is located in 125 East Bartlett.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Alumni in Residence speaker: Susann Ahrabi-Fard

Join the Department of Biology in welcoming communicable disease specialist Susann Ahrabi-Fard for the biology Alumni in Residence at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in 001 MSH. She will speak on "Public Health, Outbreaks and Tales from the Field: 20 Years of Communicable Disease Surveillance," particularly meningitis, rabies, monkey pox, zika and ebola.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
"The Story of 'Shelley v. Kraemer'" documentary film

The UNI premiere of the documentary film "The Story of 'Shelley v. Kraemer'" will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in 108 CAC. The showing is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Procurement Services April newsletter

The April issue of the Procurement Services Newsletter is now available. Topics include Apple, Grainger, iProcurement access, Green procurement, new contracts page and planning for end of year purchases. For more information, email James Tanzosch or call 273-5811.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Changing Perspectives: Dementia and the Senses

Have you ever wondered how people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias experience the world? Elaine Eshbaugh will discuss changes in sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in 220 SEC. Family caregivers, professional caregivers, students and the public are welcome.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Fred and Robin Abraham retirement reception

Please join us at a retirement reception for Fred and Robin Abraham from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. There will be a short program at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Library hours during Easter weekend

The library hours during Easter weekend are posted on the library website. Patrons can check out material and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
KULT-LP director application available

UNI's student-run radio station KULT-LP is seeking directors for 2017-18. If you enjoy music and want to get involved in the radio industry, this is a perfect opportunity. Applications are available on the KULT website. For more information, contact Rachel Larsen.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
How technology and collaboration created a unique advising opportunity

In an effort to enhance advising for their majors, COE freshman advisors worked with UNI’s eLearning designers to create a unique advising system through eLearning. This system augments the advisor’s delivery system of information, making all things advising (plans of studies, program admission requirements, graduation checklist and more) accessible to students 24/7. Hear how they did it and take a look at the system at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 10, in 373 LIB.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the State College Room, MAU. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military-affiliated student experience. To register, contact Norman Ferguson.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Coffee with the Diversity Fellow

Chat with the Diversity Fellow from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 14, in Chats, MAU. Share your ideas on how to make our campus a more inclusive place for faculty and staff. For more information, contact Gabriela Olivares.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center is planning programs for the 2017-18 academic year. If you are interested in leading an academic program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt. The deadline for submitting program proposals is Monday, May 1.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live at Gallagher Bluedorn

Witness lifelike dinosaurs at Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8, in GBPAC. Join us on a tour of prehistoric earth in this entertaining stage show, great for all ages! Get tickets at the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Policy available for comment

Review policy 9.46 Technology Allowance is available on the UNI policies website.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Understanding Your Financial Statements training

Understanding Your Financial Statements training for e-Business users will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25, in 102 SAB. Reports include Statement of Accounts, Transaction Detail, Personnel Reports and SIS Financial Reporting. Enroll online for either class. The class will be instructional as well as Q&A based. Please bring your questions.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Director of Academic Advising candidate presentations

Candidate presentations for the director of Academic Advising have been scheduled. Jennifer Grimm, lead advisor, Western Illinois University, will present at 11:15 a.m., Monday, April 10, in the Elm Room, MAU. The second candidate will present at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, in the State College Room, MAU. The third candidate is scheduled to present at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017
UNIBusiness graduation ceremony

UNIBusiness President's Council will host the 2017 Graduation Celebration mixer and panel at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in the Hall of Flags, CBB. Socialize and network with business students, professors and alumni. Light refreshments will be provided. The panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m. in 109 CBB. Ask the resident alumni questions about their experiences, their careers and advice on how to move forward with your professional life. More information will be posted on the UNIBusiness website.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017
Join us for Honors Week 2017!

Honors Week, a celebration of academics and scholastic achievement, will be April 8-15. The week provides an opportunity to recognize and connect students who are collectively pursuing academic excellence through honor societies, honorary organizations and the University Honors Program. For more information, visit the honors week webpage.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017
Noche De Gala (Latino Ball)

HLSU will host Noche De Gala at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Appetizers will be served. The guest speaker will be Carlos Andrés Gómez. Following the speaker, there will be a dinner that showcases the Hispanic/Latino culture. Please RSVP to HLSU. Seating is limited. Dancing will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit the HLSU Facebook page.

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