Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 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.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
DRUMline Live at Gallagher Bluedorn

See DRUMLine Live at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, in GBPAC. From the makers of “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat” comes this explosive stage show celebrating the historically black college and university marching band experience. For more information and tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
“Teachers on Tables” round table discussion

The TESOL Club will host a "Teachers on Tables" round table discussion about teaching techniques in language education from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in 287 LIB. Participants will broaden their knowledge about different language teaching topics.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
A Celebration of the Motown Sound

The George Walker Society of Music presents "A Celebration of the Motown Sound" from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, in the lobby, GBPAC. The fundraiser event includes live performances, video clips, Motown memorabilia and dancing. Bring your albums and memories!

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Spring powerlifting competition

Recreation Services will host the 2nd Annual Powerlifting Competition at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in the athletics weight room, WRC. The competition is open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. The cost is $25. The lifts will include max squat, bench and deadlift. For more information, visit the Recreation Services website or email Rochelle Koehnen.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Security awareness: learn what it takes to refuse the phishing bait

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to UNI’s sensitive data. In most cases, it doesn’t involve hackers rappelling from a ceiling’s skylight and deftly avoiding a laser detection system to hack into your servers; instead, they simply manipulate a community member. According to IBM’s 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, human error is a factor in 95 percent of security incidents. Read more at EDUCAUSEreview.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Create the official UNI sandwich at Erbert & Gerbert's

Enter for your chance to create the "Campy Neil," the official UNI sandwich at Erbert & Gerbert's in Maucker Union! Build your sandwich any way you want it, then submit your recipe. The submission deadline is Friday, March 3. Three finalists will be chosen for the campus community to vote on at the end of March.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

The course-to-course navigation feature in eLearning (Blackboard) allows you to quickly move between courses and retain the context that you're currently in. For instance, if you are inside Discussion Board and use the course-to-course navigation button, then you will jump into the new course in the Discussion Board area. Faculty can quickly move from Grade Center to Grade Center inside different courses. Visit the Blackboard website to learn more.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Love Your Major

Visit the Office of Academic Advising table from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, MAU, and fill out a heart sharing why you love your major or loved your major as an alumni or staff member. Share a Snapchat video of why you love your major for a chance to win a gift card.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon and nominations

Save the date for the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon Thursday, April 6. The contributions of local nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leaders will be recognized. For more information and nomination forms, visit the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance website.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Center for Social and Behavioral Research 50th anniversary celebration

Join the Center for Social and Behavioral Research faculty, staff and students for a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Jim Wohlpart will give opening remarks at 3:30 p.m., followed by a brief keynote by Gene Lutz, CSBR director emeritus. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Nominations open for Engaged Campus Awards

Nominations are open for the Engaged Campus Awards through Iowa Campus Compact. For more information, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website. Please notify Julianne Gassman if you nominate someone.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
'VANG:' a two-person documentary play

"VANG," a documentary that tells the story of four recent immigrant family farmers by weaving together photographs and interviews of families who are making farming and agriculture a part of their new lives in the U.S., will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The show is free and open to the public. A donation of $5 or a new/gently used gardening tool will be accepted. Woven goods and a Burmese meal will be available for purchase before and after the play. Doors open 1 p.m. There will be a discussion with playwright Mary Swander following the show.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
CIEP receives 10-year reaccreditation from CEA

The Culture and Intensive English Program has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). They are the premier accrediting body for post-secondary intensive English programs and are known nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the CEA website.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Good in the Neighborhood: Project-Based Learning and Community Outreach Around the Tiny House Movement

Panelists Courtney Clausen, Scott Greenhalgh, Sarah Pauls and Angela Waseskuk will discuss UNI's tiny house and how it came to be as well as the ideas for community engagement projects that grew from conversations around the tiny house being built at noon, Monday, Feb. 13, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Spring 2017 Small Group Instructional Diagnoses (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 submit a request form. For more information, email Susan Hill.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, UNI state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 10, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Tuesday beginning Feb. 14, in 185/187 WRC. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free, and no registration is necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
"Empty Bowls" work day

Everyone is welcome to come to the ceramics lab, 126 KAB, Friday, Feb. 10, to make a soup bowl to donate to the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Cedar Valley Food Pantry, a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Work sessions will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Clay for the bowls and assistance will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness campus walk on Saturday, April 1. The walk supports the research, education and prevention of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more information, contact OutofthedarknessUNI@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Darwin Week 2017

Darwin Week, hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers, will be observed Monday through Friday, Feb. 13-16. The event promotes skepticism and reasoning on various subjects such as religion, politics and science. There will be faculty speakers throughout each day beginning at noon with a keynote speaker each night at 7 p.m. The lectures will be in the University Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser in Residence

Apply to be a PAiR and work in the residence hall where you live as well as the Office of Academic Advising. Learn more and apply at the Academic Advising website. Applications are due by Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information, contact Heather Asmus.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Valentine's Day sale

Stop by and show your love for the UNI Museum by purchasing something for a loved one from the Friends of the UNI Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, on the main floor of Rod Library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Procurement Services newsletter

The February issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is available on the procurement webpage. For more information, contact James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
New Oxford Shakespeare Online trial subscription

Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online, a dynamic, interactive resource presenting new considerations of Shakespeare's works, edited from the base-texts and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Please provide feedback by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Cheating at UNI: Faculty and Student Perspectives

Helen Harton will present a brown bag lecture sharing results from a student and faculty study regarding ethics and cheating behaviors from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in 287 LIB. The presentation fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Darwin Week Lecture: 'The Reproducibility Crisis in Science'

This Darwin Week lecture by Helen Harton will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the University Room, MAU. The presentation fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
5th Annual Art From the Heart Benefit

The 5th Annual Art from the Heart Benefit, sponsored by Art for El Salvador, will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. All proceeds will provide educational opportunities for children in El Salvador. The Brazilian 2wins, Tropicante and Eric the Magician will perform. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Security awareness - staying secure on the road

This month's issue of OUCH! is "Staying Secure on the Road," with good advice for anyone who is traveling. That includes not only international travel or out-of-state travel, but also something as simple as going to Panera for lunch.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
CETL Series: Working with Small Groups in the Classroom: Peer Review as a Strategy for Improving Students’ Writing Process

Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will share her research on using peer-review in upper-division, discipline-specific courses from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 378 LIB. With a single peer-review activity, she was able to encourage students to begin writing earlier in the semester, help students offer formative feedback to their peers and encourage students to substantially revise their drafts before submitting the final paper.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Mental health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
EAP Session: Managing Conflict

Join us for a presentation on managing conflict from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Elm Room, MAU. We will talk about friction in the workplace and when it can be costly to a business. Participants will learn effective conflict management approaches to ensure healthy engagement. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Information literacy for graduate students

Leila Rod-Welch, Rod Library, will present "Information Literacy for Graduate Students: Everything a Graduate Student Should Know Before Starting a Research Project" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 373 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Love a Donor

Faculty and staff are encouraged to write a thank you card to university donors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Locations are 323 CBB; 315 SAB; SOM conference room, RSL; 105B SEC; and 124 MSH.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Campus transportation survey

You have the opportunity to participate in a campus survey that studies faculty and staff transportation habits and your interest in alternative transportation. Look for an email invitation this week. Participants will be eligible to win a $20 gift card.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Faculty study rooms

Rod Library has faculty study rooms available to current full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and emeritus faculty. Interested faculty can submit an application to request a space. For more information, contact Susan Basye.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair Monday, Feb. 13

The UNI Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and all majors. Plan to attend and network with more than 140 employers and organizations. Learn more about job and internship opportunities. A list of participating employers and event details are available on the Career Services website.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Mapworks spring training workshops

Mapworks training sessions for faculty and staff will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, or from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 138 ITT. Mapworks allows faculty and staff to identify the transition needs of first-year students, make referrals and access aggregate data to inform programming and outreach. Please register online.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
The Power of Social Imagination in Higher Ed: The Role of the Arts in Bridging Community Engagement and Education

Join students and faculty from the art and the curriculum and instruction departments from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB, for a conversation about what was learned at the 2016 "Imagining America" Conference. The conference focused on socially just methods used to creatively engage communities and form partnerships between them and institutions of higher learning.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Student athletes partner with Hy-Vee to host Junior Panther Night

UNI student athletes and Hy-Vee will host a Junior Panther Night for K through 6 grade students at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. Activities include a nutrition station, skill development with student athletes, goodie bags and an appearance by TC and TK. Registration is required. The deadline for free registration is Friday, Feb. 10. Admission will be $5 per attendee the night of the event. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. Email the registration form to Andrea Greve or fax to 319-273-4700.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
African-American Affinity Group dinner

Please join us for an evening of community building from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Wesley Foundation's Threehouse, 2422 College Street. The dinner is free and open to UNI faculty and staff. RSVP (required) to Gabriela Olivares.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
"The Digital Meetup: An Easier Way to Team Teach"

Adrienne Lamberti and Jim O'Loughlin will discuss the use of digital tools for short-term collaboration between different classes across a range of disciplines, using the example of their experience bringing together student editors and fiction writers for a shared project at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Supporting students that identify on the autism spectrum information session

The Professional Development Committee will host Danielle Ballard-Green, CADC and social work graduate student, from 10 to 11:30 am., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Ballard-Green will discuss the challenges students on the autism spectrum face and how we can more effectively support them toward success. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Live Like a Student begins Feb. 20

Live Like a Student, a free non-credit three-week financial literacy course, begins Monday, Feb. 20. Participating students receive a Live Like a Student t-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Please encourage students to register online.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee silent auction

Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee are partnering for a community artwork display and auction. The artwork is on display at Sidecar Coffee's Cedar Falls location. A silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Sidecar. The highest bidders will be contacted Wednesday, Feb. 8, to pick up and pay for their artwork. Auction items include artwork, photography, hand lettering from students and an original photo by photographer Tim Dodd.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Deadline approaching for Student Leadership Awards nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 10. If you know of students, organizations or organization advisors that are deserving of recognition, nominate them for an award. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for a list of awards and links to the nomination forms.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Win a free fit class pass

Join a fitness class by purchasing a fit class pass in 101 WRC. Email Dana Foster by Monday, Feb. 6, to be entered into a drawing for free fit class passes. One fit class pass will be given away for every 10 email entries. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Alpha Phi 9th Annual Red Dress Gala

The UNI chapter of Alpha Phi will host their 9th Annual Red Dress Gala to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids. The foundation is a nonprofit, international organization designed to raise funds and awareness on behalf of women’s heart health. Tickets include dinner, live auction, silent auction and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased from an Alpha Phi member or online.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Let's Talk February sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to drop in and have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is meant for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can be briefly addressed. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 and 17, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB. March session dates and times are available on the Counseling Center website.

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