Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Training in Human Subjects Protections - Undergraduates

This workshop, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Oak Room, MAU, will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures. This workshop targets undergraduate students, but anyone at UNI is welcome. Registration is required. For more information, email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Register for fall Safe Zone Ally Training

Safe Zone Ally training is a campus-wide opportunity offered in two phases that focus on the LGBTQ+ community and the continued growth of our inclusive community environment. Registration for the monthly sessions is free and open to all. Groups, departments or classes can also request a group training of the first phase.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Flu shot clinics

The fall semester is underway and flu season is just around the corner. The CDC recommends all adults receive an annual flu vaccine. Plan to attend one of the upcoming flu clinics and reduce your risk of the flu/flu-related complications.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Walk the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a walking meditation in the form of a circular path. Drop in from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, in 176 WRC. For more information, visit the student wellness website.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Principal Community Scholars Program

The Principal Community Scholars Program, in collaboration with Iowa Campus Compact, supports the leadership development of students seeking a business or business-related degree. Students are selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship, participate in a civic leadership learning community and complete a community-based experiential learning project. Undergraduate students can be nominated by any faculty or staff member willing to serve as their adviser. Nominations are due Friday, Oct. 6. For more information, contact Paige Cowing.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Monthly STEM Chat: K12 STEM Education Funding

The STEM Chat will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in 287 LIB. The discussion will be about the changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title Programs affecting STEM: Opportunities and Challenges, specifically changes to Title II and Title IV. The STEM Chats are open to all faculty and staff.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Presentation: Emerging Practices in Marketing and Recruitment for Adult Learners

John McMillian, Education Advisory Board (EAB), will present information about EAB’s best-practice research and data-driven approaches to the recruitment of adult learners from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the University Room, MAU. Additional details and the RSVP form can be found on the Continuing and Distance Education website.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
SIS production maintenance

There will be SIS production maintenance from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Sept. 10. This will cause a brief outage due to servers restart. The server restart will be done in a rolling fashion to eliminate outage. Production environments affected will be CSS PRD, PRT PRD and CRM PRD. End users might experience a brief outage when accessing SIS Production.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Mobile print release stations now available in Maucker Union

Two mobile print release stations are now available in Maucker Union for your on-the-go printing needs. Stations are located in the main level corridor across from Health Beat as well as the lounge across from the Center for Multicultural Education on the plaza level.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Advising Network meeting

Join the Advising Network from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, in 319 CBB. We will be discussing first semester scheduling for student success and academic advising best practices. Bring your ideas to discuss.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Monday, Sept. 18, in 30 BCS. 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.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Campy Neil sandwich tasting

The Campy Neil, the new UNI sandwich, will be officially added to the Erbert & Gerbert’s menu Thursday, Sept. 7, MAU. A brief presentation at 10:30 a.m. will recognize the sandwich creator, Melissa Gevaert, Rod Library. Following that, there will be free samples of the Campy Neil. The first 35 guests to purchase the new sandwich will receive a limited edition Campy Neil t-shirt.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
3rd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement

UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to the 3rd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Meet nonprofit community leaders to create partnerships that will support faculty research and scholarship, build service-learning opportunities to complement classroom instruction and introduce students to service projects. RSVP online.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Disability After Dark: Shining a Bright Light on Sex, Disability and Intersectionality

Northern Iowa Feminists will present an interactive workshop that shows participants how sex and disability really feels ​from a lived experience perspective at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Using a mixture of his personal experiences as a queer man with disabilities, Andrew Gurza will take the discussion of sex and disability to a whole other level; we’ll talk about ableism, intersectionality, queerness and disability, the realities of sex and disability, and more.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Leigh Zeitz will present "The Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education" at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in 324 LIB. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Rededication of Lawther Hall

Join us for the rededication of Lawther Hall at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in the Lawther Hall South Courtyard. A reception and tours will follow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tours of Lawther will also be given from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, during UNI Homecoming.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Mental Health on Campus: What You Need to Know

Join the CETL from noon to 1p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, in 378 LIB, to hear panelists discuss how we can help students in distress and learn about campus resources available for students, faculty and staff to address mental health concerns.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Fall Instructional Technology Workshop registration open

Are you ready to take technology integration to the next step? Register now for fall 2017 instructional technology workshops offered on most UNI supported learning technologies. See the Faculty Workshop Calendar for more details and to access online registration.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Faculty/Staff tech tips

If a Google Doc is shared with you for evaluation, you can insert "suggested edits" instead of editing the content or inserting comments. This visually helps the author/collaborator to see the changes you are recommending. They can accept or reject your suggestions. The "Suggesting" feature of Google Docs is demonstrated in this Lynda video. Questions can be submitted to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Submit events to university calendar

University departments and organizations are encouraged to submit events to the university calendar. Submissions are limited to 40 words and should include a link to the event, if available. Submit your event online. For more information, email Janis Jehle.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
National Preparedness Month (NPM)

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). This month the focus will be on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school and place of worship. For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit the NPM website and the Environmental Health and Safety website.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Diversity Colloquium 2017: African-American Labor History in Waterloo

The Diversity Colloquium "African-American Labor History in Waterloo" will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. Niria White, undergraduate history major, will present her research and discuss her collaboration with the Grout Museum to create a permanent exhibit on the topic.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Capacity Building Grants

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a new Capacity Building grant for creative scholarship and research. The application is available on the RSP website. The deadline for a brief Letter of Intent is Friday, Oct. 13, and the final proposal deadline is Friday, Nov. 10. For more information, email Anita Gordon.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Seeking Conduct Board Members

The Office of the Dean of Students is seeking applications from students and faculty members with interest in serving on the Conduct Board as a part of the student conduct process. Individuals will be selected, trained and then serve on Conduct Boards as needed. Detailed information and the application can be found on the Office of the Dean of Students website.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Biometric screening

Did you know that all faculty and staff are eligible for one free biometric health screening per year? Join Employee Well-being and professionals from Mercy Health Network for a screening from 7 to 9:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in 007/009 GIL. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Update employee emergency contact information

Accurate employee emergency contact information is critical for every employee. In the event of an accident or sudden illness, this information will be used to notify your contact(s). Login to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information > Emergency Contact Info to update your information.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Updating online directory

The UNI online directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make changes to your home and/or office contact information or privacy settings, login to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Homecoming office decorating competition

"Panthers Awaken" to decorate your office for Homecoming. Register by Friday, Sept. 29. Judges will review all registered offices between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3. Prizes include unlimited bragging rights and lunch for the best overall decorated office, most spirited office and most creative performance, based on this year's theme. Visit the Homecoming website for more details.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Inside UNI deadline change

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Sept. 5 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff is noon, Friday, Sept. 1.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Career Readiness

Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, to have a free professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Free samples at the College Hill Farmers Market

Free samples will be available at the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at the corner of W. 22nd St. and College St. Follow us on social media: Facebook and Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market), Twitter (@collegehillfm) and Pinterest.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
TheatreUNI directing scene auditions

The theatre department's directing class will hold open auditions for class projects from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. The auditions will be for a one performance, three- to five-minute scene directed by a TheatreUNI student. Those auditioning can prepare a one-minute monologue of their choice or read a provided piece the day of the audition. Sign up online (bit.ly/directing-auditions). For more information, contact Amy Osatinski.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Community Engagement database input for 2016-17

Please report your 2016-17 community engagement projects on the Community Engagement website. This work includes, but is not limited to, service learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. For more information, contact Kristina Kofoot.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

There is a new drag and drop files feature in eLearning (Blackboard)! When instructors create content items, assignments and web links, they can now drag and drop files from their computers to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. Students can also drag files to upload when they submit assignments. For more information, visit eLearning . Questions can be submitted to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
2017 fall reading group

Join us for the 2017 fall reading group. We will be reading "Teach Students How to Learn." The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m., each Thursday starting in September. Register online by Friday, Sept. 8.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
2017 Fall Faculty Workshop

Information for the Fall Faculty Workshop, including PowerPoint slides, handouts and a recording of the workshop, is available on the CETL's website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
UNI ScholarWorks receives more than 200,000 downloads

UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository, has reached 200,000 downloads. UNI ScholarWorks highlights UNI faculty, staff and student success by collecting, preserving and making digital research and scholarly output more accessible. Items can now be discovered and viewed all over the world. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Rod Library Labor Day weekend hours

The library hours for the Labor Day weekend are available on the library’s website.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Discounted tickets for WWE Live event

WWE Live, featuring Bobby Roode, will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, in the McLeod Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for faculty and staff. Contact the UNItix outlets at 273-4849 or 1-877-216-3663 for details and locations for seating.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Rainbow Reception

This year's welcome back celebration for the LGBTQ+ community will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, in GBPAC. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Thank you from the Department of Residence

The Department of Residence would like to thank the campus community for their support during move-in. From Move-in Crew to Late Night Breakfast Bingo and the many UNI Now events that followed, we're very grateful for all of the time, effort and energy that was put into making our students feel welcomed to campus. It takes a village. Looking forward to a great 2017-18 academic year!

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

A Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 287 LIB. Pavel Lukashev will present "Tuning Magnetic Properties of Heusler Alloys."

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Freezer meal prep class

Employee Well-being will host a freezer meal prep class led by Lisa Krausman and Juli Strasser from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Expansion kitchens, MAU. For a complete description of this class, visit the HRS website. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
TIAA individual consultant

A TIAA consultant will be visiting UNI Sept. 13,14, 27 and 28 to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement?, Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this?, Is my current mix of investments appropriate? and How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Volunteer Fair

The Volunteer Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Old Central Ballrom, MAU. Network with local nonprofit organizations, find volunteer experiences and enter to win $15 dining dollars.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Request a sexual assault prevention presentation

UNI’s advocate services are now provided by Riverview Center. OCEM and Riverview are working together to raise awareness to prevent and end sexual assaults on our campus. Help us by requesting a sexual assault-related presentation for your department, organization or class.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Retirement reception for Greg Gerjerts

Business and Community Services will host a reception to honor Greg Gerjerts from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, in 30 BCS. Greg is retiring after 23 years of service at UNI. There will be remarks at 4 p.m. Please join us in wishing Greg a happy retirement.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
SIS Academic Advising Notes Workshop

This workshop is required for access to view or add notes in Advisor/Student Services Center. The next workshop for new users will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Michele Peck.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated undergraduate students from first generation and low-income backgrounds, or those from populations underrepresented in graduate programs, to help them prepare for admittance to Ph.D. programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre announces auditions for "In Real Life"

Auditions for "In Real Life" will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29-30, in 040 LNG. "In Real Life" is adapted from Doctorow and Wang’s graphic novel. No preparation is necessary but dress for movement.

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