Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
​Centennial Celebration of American Music Icons: Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonius Monk

Join the School of Music student organization, the George Walker Society of Music, for a one-hour music program to celebrate the centennial births of American music icons Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonius Monk at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, LIB. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Financial IQ quiz

It's that time of year to elect benefits and we've teamed up with TIAA to bring you the What's Your Financial IQ? quiz to help in your financial decisions. From now until Thursday, Nov. 30, take this educational challenge to learn important information about financial planning. Each day five new questions will be added. All responses are confidential, and you do not have to be a TIAA plan participant to take the quiz.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Martha Reineke will present "Disgust, Violence and Politics in the Time of Trump" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Fingerprint scan registration at Rod Library

Want to check out items but forgot your ID? No problem! You can now register a scan of your fingerprint at the Library Services desk to ensure you are always ready for checkout. You will initially need your UNI ID to register.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Reminder: 2017 Professional Development Conference

The Annual Professional Development Fall Conference is from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov 15. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. Come and go as your schedule allows. For more information and to register, visit the Professional Development webpage

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Blackboard's email tool allows you to directly email any number of students and/or groups within a course. The email is sent to their UNI email address. To learn more, read the Blackboard Help article. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Additional flu shot clinic

The Student Health Clinic will have a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8. There are a limited number of flu shots available.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Support the Books for Babies program

Stop by the northwest corner of Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, to donate to the Cedar Valley's Books for Babies program. For every $2 you donate as a faculty or staff member, you will be entered to win a one-week "G" parking permit in the Gilchrist lot or a $15 UNI Dining gift card. Cash, debit and credit donations accepted.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Global Health hurricane response panel presentation

A panel presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in 203 WRC, by a team of global health students that recently returned from responding to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria with the Red Cross in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas. All are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Visiting Artist Gerit Grimm

Geri Grimm, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will visit UNI Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10. Grimm will demonstrate from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45 p.m. in 126 KAB, showing how she creates her wheel-thrown figurative sculpture. She will lecture about her artwork at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in 111 KAB. This event is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
UNI Gaming Convention

The first UNI Gaming Convention is from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, MAU. There will be video games, board games, raffles and a service project. Proceeds go toward a scholarship for veterans.

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
Interpreters Theatre presents "Genuine Cigarettes"

"Genuine Cigarettes," written by Kelso Breitsprecher, is a dramatic one-act play that aims to say the dark things that everyone knows but no one talks about. The show is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in 040 LNG. Reserve tickets through Eventbrite.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will run from Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 30. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Information about open enrollment, rates, enrollment procedures and how to register for informational sessions is available on the open enrollment website. Human Resources staff will also be at the Well-being Fair Wednesday, Nov. 15, in MAU.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Safety is everywhere

From Lang Hall to Panther Village, safety is everywhere on campus. The Risk Management office recently released a new map that details safety features across campus. The map can be found on the department's webpage or Google maps.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Security awareness: shopping online securely

This month's security awareness bulletin, OUCH!, from SANS is timely and discusses steps you can take to make your online shopping experience more secure.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Facilities Management

Facilities Planning and Physical Plant were consolidated in 2016, continuing to operate under both names. We continue to merge our services and have changed the department name to Facilities Management. We will be updating our website and other systems accordingly. Please continue to use the phone numbers you are accustomed to and reach out to the same people. Our planning, design and construction group will be moving to a renovated space in the Physical Plant Building in late December/early January as part of the continued efforts to improve services to campus.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Move toward more effective feedback on students’ written work

Are you interested in learning how to give more effective feedback on students' work? Join the CETL at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, in 301 LIB, for a discussion led by Susan Hill on what research says is helpful when giving feedback to better facilitate learning.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Clients sought for courses in workplace communication

Spring 2018 courses in workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created, such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
Continuing Education and Special Programs has moved back to the CEEE

The Offices of Continuing Education and Special Programs have moved back to the CEEE, 8106 Jennings Drive. Stop by to see our renovated space on the main floor of the building. For more information, call 273-5970.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
UNI Mobile Print

UNI Mobile Print is a service that allows students, faculty and staff to upload documents from their personal or university-owned device and release it at any Panther Print Station across campus. Learn more on the IT Using UNI Mobile Print webpage.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Donate a Dollar

The UNI Red Cross Club will accept $1 donations for hurricane relief from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, in MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Hearst Lecture Series: Tim Dodd

Tim Dodd will present "How a Soviet Space Suit Changed My Life (STEAM)" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in 301 LIB. Dodd describes himself as a space evangelist who works with companies like SpaceX and NASA. The Everyday Astronaut is an art project that went rogue and now has become a vessel of communication on YouTube and Instagram. The public is welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
November CROW Forum

Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program at noon, Monday, Nov. 6, in 287 LIB, for the next CROW Forum. Heather Jerónimo will present "Religion as a Gendered Tool of Spanish Colonialism in Equatorial Guinea."

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

UNI Dining Services is conducting a customer satisfaction survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, Essentials, MU Food Court, Piazza, Rialto and Schindigs. For each location you survey, your name will be entered in a drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open through Friday, Nov. 10.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Free tickets for faculty/staff for final home volleyball matches

Faculty and staff can receive free tickets to the final two home volleyball matches of the season by bringing their UNI ID to the McLeod Center ticket office. The Panthers take on Evansville Friday, Nov. 3, and Indiana State, Saturday, Nov. 4. Both matches are at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Teaching Research Ethics: Faculty RCR Workshop

Helen Harton will share tips and best practices for teaching the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to graduate and undergraduate students from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, in 301 LIB. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Interested in active learning?

Join IT-ETMS from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, in 136 ITT, for all or part of an ELI (Educause Learning Initiative) interactive online event, “The Active Learning Classroom: Directions and Impacts." Registration is not required. For more details including an agenda, visit Educause.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
James F. Lubker Award nominations

Department heads are reminded that the deadline to nominate one faculty member to the dean of your respective college for the James F. Lubker Award is Friday, Nov. 3. For more information, visit the Graduate College website.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Blackout Friday

Join Black Student Union for a meet and greet with African-American faculty and staff BSU allies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, CME. To commemorate our past, present and future, wear all black that day. A group picture will be taken at noon.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: BSU bonding event

Strap up your bowling shoes and join BSU for bowling from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Cadillac Lanes, 650 La Porte Road, Waterloo. If you need transportation, meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gilchrist Hall parking lot to depart at 6:45 p.m. BSU membership dues must be paid to attend at no cost. The cost for non-members is $11.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
LIB 3159 Creating Wikipedia for the Arts (74957)

Rod Library has a new credit course that will meet from 10 to 10:50 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students will create and improve Wikipedia articles about the visual, performing and applied arts while critically engaging with diversity and representation issues in the free encyclopedia. Students must be of sophomore standing. More information about the class is available on the library website.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Faculty Workshop: New and Improved: Baseline 110 Classroom Technology

Several opportunities are available this semester to learn whether the classroom you'll be teaching in during the spring semester has been upgraded, how to use the new baseline technologies, and how they enhance opportunities for active learning and use of student devices. For more information, see the faculty workshop calendar.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Give to United Way

The UNI United Way campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 10. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is available online.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Wild 'n Out Wednesday

Black Student Union will have Wild 'n Out Wednesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium, LNG, as part of My Black Is Beautiful Week. Participants will be divided into teams, and each player has one minute to complete the task at hand as they compete against other teams to win the most points and receive a prize.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
General election voting

Gilchrist Hall has been designated as a polling location for the Nov. 7 general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only. Questions can be directed to Joe Tyler at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Faculty/Staff tech tips

Check out Blackboard’s Student Preview tool. View your course through the eyes of a student. Take tests, submit assignments and make sure your course is working as intended. For more information, visit Blackboard. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Annual Distance Education Conference

The "Roles of Engagement -- Facilitating Excellence in Distance Education" conference will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14. The keynote speaker is Marius Boboc of Cleveland State University. The conference is free and lunch is included. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Continuing Education website. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Nov. 10.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Halloween safety tips

Halloween can be a spooky time for UNI families. To help ensure your family's holiday is scary for all the right reasons, Environmental Health and Safety is sharing the following Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Policies review

The policies 3.20 Posthumous Degree and 'In Memoriam' Certificates and 8.05 Posting of Non-Commercial Signs and Displays are available for review and comments until Thursday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
International Games Week

Rod Library, Panther eSports and Panther Tabletop are teaming up to participate in International Games Week. Video and tabletop gaming events will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, in 287 LIB. Thursday's events will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Food, sex, alcohol and more

Are you interested in topics such as alcohol education, sexual health, intuitive eating, body image, stress management and more? Student Wellness Services provides a variety of interactive health-related programs ranging from 30-60 minutes in length. To make a request, see our program descriptions.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
UNI Proud presents Dragaganza

This Halloween drag show is at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, in the Auditorium, LNG. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Dress code is your best Halloween costume, but not required. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Melanin Monday

The Black Student Union is hosting My Black is Beautiful Week with events each day. Melanin Monday will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, MAU. Keyah Levy, assistant director of the CME, and panelists from BSU and Northern Iowa Student Government will discuss black professionalism and being black in a PWI.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Nightmare in Piazza

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining among ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see!

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
"An Inconvenient Sequel" screening

The nationwide screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel" will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in 109 CBB. Gore will be live-streamed at the beginning of the event and will answer several questions submitted by viewers. The screening is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Teach UNI presentation: How to Teach Content Analysis

Join the CETL to see the CAT classroom in action. Qingli Meng will discuss how she taught content analysis in a research methods class in the CAT classroom at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in 1043 BAR.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Halloween Hoopla! concert for kids of all ages

Halloween Hoopla will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This spooktacular Halloween-themed event will feature students of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt. Dracula's Guide to the Orchestra is a concert for children of all ages. Costumes are welcome. This event is free and open to the public and is approximately one hour in length.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Photos needed of military and veterans

The UNIVA will display photos of military and veterans during November in Rod Library. Everyone is invited to submit photos to the Military Veterans Students Services office by Friday, Oct. 27. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "In Real Life"

What happens when in-game and out-game collide? What happens when in-game becomes IN REAL LIFE? Shows at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 26-28, and at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, in 040 LNG. Reserve your tickets through Eventbrite.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Checking UNI Gmail through an app or client? Changes coming Nov. 1

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 1, UNI will require a higher level of security for your UNI email using a protocol called OAuth 2. If your client doesn’t use this security today, it will not be able to connect Nov. 1. IT is working to identify clients or devices that are affected by this change and communicating with those users. For more information or to configure your client, visit the IT website for information on connecting.

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