Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Security awareness: security tips for traveling at home and abroad

We all like to travel with our mobile devices whether it’s to the coffee shop around the corner or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a lot of information, including contacts, photos, videos, location, and other personal and financial data about ourselves and our friends and family. Here are some ways to protect yourself and others.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Google Apps in the Classroom Workshop

Information Technology will have a workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 138 ITTC about the tools available through UNI’s implementation of Google Apps and how you can use them in the classroom. Topics include effective Gmail management, Google Groups, Google Calendars for class, making appointment slots and others. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: 'Immigrant Communities in the Cedar Valley'

Members of Cedar Valley Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (CVAIRR) will discuss some of the current rhetoric and misinformation about immigration and immigrants from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 301 LIB. Panelists represent legal, community/social service, academic and personal perspectives.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Community interest meeting

All faculty, in all disciplines, are invited to a meeting to explore the possibility of creating a faculty learning community devoted to exploring the theory and practice of social justice teaching for diversity and inclusion at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 378 LIB. This meeting is an opportunity for us to gauge interest in a learning community and to begin to envision what we would want to do.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
UNI Night at the Waterloo Black Hawks

UNI will host Panther Pride Night at the at the Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game on Saturday, March 25, at Young Arena. Doors open at 6:05 p.m. with the game starting at 7:05 p.m. President Nook will drop the first puck. All UNI employees and their family or guests can receive discounted tickets. Tickets can be purchased online.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

The Blackboard Retention Center is an important tool to check the overall academic health of your class to see who is struggling. With just a glance, find out who needs your help and drill in to see their specific areas of difficulty. You can contact at-risk students immediately and flag those you want to monitor closely. As you observe their progress and send emails, you can also keep track of this correspondence and make notes about each student in the Retention Center. To learn more, visit Blackboard or email idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Service Learning Institute

CETL's Service Learning Institute will be Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17. The institute will focus on incorporating service learning activities into one of your courses for the 2017-18 academic year. Information on selection criteria and the application can be found on the CETL website. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 31.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Orientation coordinator open forums

The campus community is invited to attend the presentations and open forums of the candidates for the Student Success and Retention orientation coordinator position. Ali Jensen will present Thursday, March 23; Tyler Paul will present Friday, March 24; and Bailey Jimmison will present Monday, March 27. Presentations and open forums will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in 201 MSH.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Spanish Affinity dinner

Please join us for a night of community building from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College Street. The dinner is free and open to all faculty and staff. Please RSVP to Gabriela Olivares.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
2nd Annual Run4UNI

The 2nd annual Run4UNI will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29, on the UNI campus. Runners can register for the 1-mile or 4-mile option, finishing inside the UNI-Dome. Race participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race food and beverage. UNI students receive a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit the Panther Scholarship Club. For more information and to register, visit Trekman Racing.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
No Inside UNI during spring break

Inside UNI will not be published next week due to spring break. The deadline for items for the March 21 faculty/staff issue is noon, Monday, March 20. The deadline for items for the March 22 student issue is noon, Tuesday, March 21.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
Continuing Education and Special Programs has moved

Effective Wednesday, March 8, the offices of Continuing Education and Special Programs will be temporarily relocated to the Nielsen Field House, 1901 Campus Street, while the CEEE undergoes renovations. For more information, please call 319-273-5970.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Green Zone Training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, 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, Mar 7, 2017
Engaged Scholar Faculty Digest

Faculty specifically interested in community-engaged teaching, research and scholarship are invited to sign up to receive the Engaged Scholar Faculty Digest through Iowa Campus Compact. Email Emily Shields with the subject line “Engaged Scholar Faculty Digest” to begin receiving this resource.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Meet the Pros

Business faculty: encourage your students to attend Meet the Pros at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in 109 CBB. Students can meet top marketing professionals in the Cedar Valley including graphic design, marketing specialization, accounts, production and other types of media. There will be opportunities for summer internships, so students should bring a business card and/or resume. There will be a meet and greet after the panel discussion.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
UNI's Elementary Literacy Conference to feature author/illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien

The 49th annual Elementary Literacy Conference will be held Friday, April 7, in the Schindler Education Center. The conference will feature best-selling author and illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien and will focus on the theme "Open Arms, Open Hearts, Open Minds: Inclusive Teaching and Classrooms That Welcome ALL!" A pre-conference will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The conference is free for UNI students and faculty; registration is required.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
2017-18 FAFSA workshop

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will host a workshop to help current students fill out their FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in 134 ITTC. Staff will be available for general questions, help with verification and more. Computers will be provided. If possible, please know your FSA ID, your parent's FSA ID (if applicable) and bring any documents related to your 2015 tax information. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, call 319-273-2700.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Juror Lecture: Susan Chrysler White, artist

The juror for the Gallery of Art's 2017 "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" is Susan Chrysler White, painter and public art sculptor as well as professor of art at the University of Iowa. Her lecture will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in 111 KAB.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Upcoming events on qualitative data analysis software and survey methods

The Center for Educational Transformation and educational psychology and foundations department are sponsoring several upcoming events. There will be a panel of users of qualitative data analysis software programs Tuesday, March 28. Sessions on conducting surveys will be Wednesdays, March 29 and April 5. For more information, visit the CET website.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Gardening class

Join us for a two-week course on beginners gardening. The class will offer gardening basics and hands-on experience in starting a garden. The class will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, April 3-14. For more information or to register for this class, visit the HRS website.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Cuisine and Confessions at Gallagher Bluedorn

Experience cirque, original pulsating music, live cooking and more with Cuisine and Confessions at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in GBPAC. This unique show has something for everyone. For information and tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 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.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
Anxiety screening reminder

A reminder that the Counseling Center will offer anxiety screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in 103 SHC. Screenings are open to all students, staff and faculty. No registration is required. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell. gretchen.honsell@uni.edu

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
March STEM Chat: Credit workshop courses with Continuing Education

Do you have an idea for a professional development workshop that may benefit in-service educators or another external population and are not sure how to proceed? Learn more about the criteria for establishing credit workshops and the steps involved with offering workshops through Continuing and Distance Education from Belle Cowden. Her presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in 282 LIB.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Coffee with Diversity Fellow

Come and share ideas on how to make UNI a more inclusive campus for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, Chats, MAU. For more information, contact Gabriela Olivares.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Bonita Refshauge retirement reception

Please join the Office of Business Operations in celebrating Bonita Refshauge's retirement after 63 years of service to the university. The reception will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, in 103 GIL. Stop by to wish her well.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
First-Year Engagement in Learning at UNI: What NSSE 2016 Tells Us

Donna Vinton, institutional research and effectiveness, will share findings from the 2016 National Survey of Student Engagement related to first-year student engagement and experiences in the classroom from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Faculty and staff tech tips

IT-Educational Technology and Media Services will come to your departmental meetings to provide an overview of one or more services and/or learning technologies available to faculty and students. To discuss and schedule, email idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Announcement to Campus Solution users

A maintenance window is scheduled for the SIS Production environment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 4. Campus Solutions, CRM and PRT will not be available during this time.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
UNI Alert test reminder

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., today, Thursday, March 2. You are encouraged to review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Faculty and staff appreciation lunch

The Campus Ministries Association invites all faculty and staff to a soup and sandwich appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd Street.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
TIAA individual consultation

A TIAA individual consultant will visit UNI March 8, 9, 22, 23 and April 10, 11, 13, 26 and 27. 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?; How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
"Let's Talk!"

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can briefly be addressed. Sessions will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 3 and 31, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Dance Marathon Big Event

Want to see UNI Dance Marathon's Big Event in full action? Stop in Maucker Union from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 4, and participate in dancing, Silent Disco, inflatables and more. Cost of admission is free with a donation. There will be a faculty tour of the event at 5 p.m. Please enter through the Lang Hall north doors and you will be directed from there.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Dance Marathon community open house

Dance Marathon will have a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 3, in MAU. The open house gives Cedar Valley residents the opportunity to learn about Dance Marathon's Big Event. Admission is free. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Teach UNI Project Presentation: Wellness in the Community: Connecting Students with Clients at the Western Home

Jennifer Waldron, KAHHS, will discuss the implementation and organization of a service-learning project with the Western Home Communities at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in 378 LIB. Amanda Lynch, Western Home, and students who completed the project will share their experience. Julianne Gassman will share information about the upcoming Service Learning Institute.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Cedar Valley Local Food and Film Festival

The 2017 Cedar Valley Local Food and Film Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street. Admission is free. Attendees can enjoy popcorn and a feature film, sample and purchase local food, learn about CSA subscriptions and get the 2017 Buy Fresh Buy Local directory. There will be reserved parking.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Security awareness: Securely using mobile apps

This month's issue of OUCH! is "Securely Using Mobile Apps" with good advice for anyone who uses a smart phone or tablet.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Procurement Services March newsletter

The ​March issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is now available. ​Topics include Amazon, iProcurement and CDW Quotes. ​For more information, contact James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Center for Social and Behavioral Research 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) is celebrating 50 years of service to the university and the broader community, state and region. Join CSBR faculty, staff and students for a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served,

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Trivia contest

Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) and the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) will have a trivia contest in March. Stop by the Veterans Center, 111G MAU, Monday through Friday, March 1-30 (except spring break), and answer a trivia question. For more information, contact MVSS.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
New Oxford Shakespeare Online trial subscription extended

​Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online. The deadline for feedback has been extended to Friday, March 31.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
PRSSA panel discussion: 'The Campaign to Change Direction'

PRSSA will host a panel discussion, "The Campaign to Change Direction," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the University Room, MAU. Mental health professionals and student leaders will lead a conversation to change the culture of mental health at UNI. Hear from professionals and students about the signs of mental suffering and how you can make a difference. For more information, visit the PRSSA website.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
March CROW Forum

Catherine Palczewski will present "Parades, Pickets and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919" at noon, Monday, March 6, in 287 LIB.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Anxiety screenings

The Counseling Center will offer free and anonymous 50-minute anxiety screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in 103 SHC. Participants will listen to a short presentation, take the screening and have the opportunity to meet privately with a counselor to review their results. The screenings are open to all students, faculty and staff. No registration is required. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell or call 319-273-2676.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon nominations due March 17

Nominations for the 13th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon are due Friday, March 17. To nominate a nonprofit organization, nonprofit leader or student for an award, visit the UNI-Nonprofit website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Panther First Award

Employees are encouraged to submit Panther First Awards for receiving or observing excellent customer service. All faculty and staff are eligible to receive the Panther First Award.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Science 2.0: Transparency and Openness as the Keys to Solving the Reproducibility Crisis

What does the "reproducibility crisis" in science mean, and why is everyone so concerned about it? Katherine Corker, UNI alumna, will provide an overview from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, in 301 LIB. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Mary Donegan-Ritter and Beth VanMeeteren will present "Enhancing Early Childhood Teacher Education Field Experiences Through Collaborative and Sustained Professional Development with Community Partners" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 287 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
A Clockwork Orange (Man): Re-thinking Rhetoric in an Era of Fake News

The CETL will host a discussion about evidence-based reasoning and issues of credibility from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 3, in 378 LIB. This workshop examines how a “good” argument may not be because of its reliance on “truth” but because of its reliance on certain “practices.” Participants are encouraged to bring one argumentative/rhetorical assignment to work on during the session. The facilitator will be David Grant, languages and literatures.

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