Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Dealing With Racist - and Other Inappropriate - Comments in the Classroom Workshop

Dealing With Racist - and Other Inappropriate - Comments in the Classroom Workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 301 LIB. Facilitators will be Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill, CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. The workshop will focus on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful context for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
UNI NCBI Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion

There will be a UNI NCBI Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion session on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 301 LIB. More than a workshop, this is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full day. Registration is free. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 319-273-3210.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Register for Scholar Connexus 2016

Scholar Connexus 2016 will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Slife Ballroom, COM. Connexus is an informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators from on and off campus. The goal is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort. Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 3.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Fall Faculty Workshop Follow-Up

Do you still have questions and/or comments about the Fall Faculty Workshop? Did you implement a practice in your classes to create a more inclusive classroom this fall that worked well or fell flat? Do you want more ideas about what to do next? There will be a follow-up session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 378 LIB. This is an opportunity to share your experiences as well as informal conversation and idea sharing.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Welcome Home -- UNI Homecoming Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni for a night of celebrating everything UNI with drinks, food and live music from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, on the south side of the Commons (rain location is the Commons). Enjoy UNI alumnus Dave Morgan's SingleSpeed Brewing special UNI-Hopped beer and live music by the Diplomats. The $10 registration fee includes appetizers and one drink ticket. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 21. Visit the Homecoming website for the full Homecoming schedule as it becomes available.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Reminder! Homecoming office decorating competition

Don’t forget to register your office by Friday, Sept. 23, for the 2016 Homecoming Office Decorating Contest! Judging will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, with offices judged on creativity, originality, construction and utilization of the theme “Unmask your Spirit.” Visit the Homecoming for more details or contact Bill Henninger with questions.

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Service interruption

The live cable feed of the Campanile from the Schindler Education Center will be down Thursday, Sept. 15, for part of the day due to construction activities.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Senator Jeff Danielson's Listening Post

Senator Jeff Danielson will host a UNI listening post session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept, 15, in the University Room, MAU. He will talk about Iowa's vision and support for UNI. Joining Danielson will be Senators Brian Schoenjahn and Rob Hogg. They want to hear issues, concerns, questions and ideas to develop an agenda for equitable reform that will benefit UNI and its governance by the Board of Regents.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Second Annual Trivia Night

The UNI Veterans Association and the LGBT* Center's Second Annual Trivia Night will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the State College Room, MAU. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group for students

A support group for students who are survivors of sexual assault is being formed. The group will meet for eight weeks beginning the week of Monday, Oct. 17. The day and time will be determined upon participants' availability. If interested, contact Joan Thompson before Monday, Oct. 3, to schedule a 30-minute informational session.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
2016-17 Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship applications available

The purpose of the Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching, scholarship and student learning. For more information and to apply, visit the Community Engagement website.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Visiting ceramic sculptor Jason Briggs

Visiting ceramic sculptor Jason Briggs will be demonstrating how he makes his artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15-16, in the ceramics lab, 126 KAB. Everyone is welcome to stop by to view his demonstrations. Briggs will lecture about his artwork at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 111 KAB.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Apply or renew your passport at the Study Abroad Fair

Don't forget that you can renew your passport or apply for a passport at the Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Passport application requirements are available on the Study Abroad Center website.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
It Takes an Iowan

The UNI Museum exhibit It Takes an Iowan opened Friday, Sept. 9, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Marshall Center School. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Procurement Services newsletter

Procurement Services is now issuing a monthly newsletter. The inaugural September issue is available on the OBO website. For more information, email James Tanzosch or call 273-5811.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
MBA students call for clients

The MBA program is seeking potential clients for its annual Capstone Experience. Clients are drawn primarily from businesses and nonprofit organizations in northeast Iowa, and the projects are completed in the spring of each year. Organizations that would like to propose a Capstone Experience project for the upcoming year are encouraged to email Dale Cyphert, capstone coordinator, or call 319-273-6150. For more information, visit UNIBusiness.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
CETL Fall Reading Group

Join Gwenne Berry, president's office; Susan Hill, CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction, to discuss Dena Samuels' "The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World." The group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., twice monthly on Wednesdays, during the fall semester. The book is provided. Register by Friday, Sept. 16.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Miles for Miracles 5K

Dance Marathon's Miles for Miracles 5K will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, around campus. This is a fun walk/run with awards given to the top finishers in each age bracket. All winners will have the opportunity to pie a Dance Marathon executive board member in the face. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Third Annual Graduate Student Social Mixer

The Third Annual Graduate Student Social Mixer "Building Graduate Community" will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 287 LIB. All graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by for good conversation. Cookies and lemonade will be served.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Tobacco cessation presentations

Pathways will give presentations about the effects that tobacco can have on the body at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in 009 GIL. These presentations will also include health risks associated with tobacco usage, cost of tobacco products and the resources that Quitline Iowa can provide. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag lecture

The Graduate College Brown Bag lecture will be from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in 136 ITTC. Rick Seeley will present Zoom Video Conferencing, an interactive video conferencing product. Seeley will discuss how Zoom can be used in and out of the classroom during this hands-on session.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Wayson Chiropractic presentation

Wayson Chiropractic will host a presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 007/009 GIL. The presentation will cover overall basic posture in the workplace and how it can affect your overall health and well-being. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and all majors. Students can network with more than 175 employers, organizations and graduate programs, and learn about job and internship opportunities.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag lecture

There will be a Graduate College Brown Bag lecture from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in 138 IITC. Rick Seeley will present "Standard Class Configuration and Mersive." He will review a classroom with a base set of technologies proposed for the future of multimedia classrooms at UNI. He will show the capabilities of the technologies recommended as well as demonstrate the new wireless screen sharing capabilities of the classroom. The session is intended to be interactive with feedback provided by participants.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016
Biology Graduate Colloquium

The Biology Graduate Colloquium will be at noon, Monday, Sept. 12, in 001 MSH. Anant Kamath from Cellular Engineering Technologies Inc. in Coralville, will present 'Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPS): From the Bench to the Bedside.' Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Art Reception: Charlotte Wilson Memorial

The Charlotte Wilson Memorial Reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the second floor lounge, LNG. There will be a brief program at 3 p.m. Wilson was associated with the North American Review. Two David Delafield prints will be displayed in her honor.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Planned maintenance for campus CRM and Portal

Information Technology will be performing system maintenance on the campus CRM and Portal services from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. The two services will not be available during this time. For more information, email the IT Service Desk or call 273-5555.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
How to pronounce Chinese names

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will have a workshop on how to pronounce Chinese names from noon to 1 pm. Monday, Sept. 12, in 378 LIB. Penny Wang, Languages and Literatures, will facilitate the workshop. For more information, contact the CETL.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Faculty Summer Fellowship

Application cover sheets and instructions for applying for a 2017 Summer Fellowship are available on the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Annual flu shots

UNI Employee Well-being will host free flu vaccination clinics this fall. Walk-in clinics will take place between Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending the FluMist (nasal spray vaccine) not be used for the 2016-17 flu season; therefore, Wellmark will not be covering the nasal spray vaccine. The CDC recommends the injectable flu vaccination as a safe and effective way to prevent the flu.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is held from 4 to 6 p.m., each Thursday, now through October, at 2205 College St. Local apples will be available Thursday, Sept. 8. There will be live music, Laughing Tree tea, baked goods and fresh, local produce. For more information, find the market on social media, including Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market), Twitter (@collegehillfm) and #collegehillfm.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Planned maintenance for Campus Solutions

Information Technology will be performing system maintenance on the Campus Solutions system from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. The service will not be available during this time. For more information, email the IT Service Desk or call 273-5555.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016
Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

The application, cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment for the fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 semesters are available on the Graduate College website.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016
Reminder! Dance Marathon Golf Tournament

UNI Dance Marathon FORE The Kids Golf Tournament will be at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. This is a four person best-shot tournament and the top two teams will receive prizes. Registration is $60, which includes a donation to UNI Dance Marathon.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
Classroom Technology Open House

IT Educational Technology and Media Services will host an open house to review new base classroom configuration technologies from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, in 138 ITTC. This room is showcasing the base technologies that are being reviewed to install in all general use classrooms on campus. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Dance Company fall shows

The Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Dance Company fall shows will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, in the auditorium, LNG. Dance styles such as ballet, samba, bollywood, tap, jazz, folk and more will be performed. The show is open to all ages and admission is free.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
UNI presidential search website

All information about the search for UNI's 11th president can be found on the presidential search website. A link to the website can also be found on the UNI home page.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
Sign up for a Fit Class Pass

It's not too late to sign up for a Fit Class Pass. The fee of $60 allows you to attend any class offered on the schedule. Register online or in person in 101 WRC.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
Public lecture on ethical leadership

Brad Agle, one of the world’s most respected and cited professors in business ethics, will lecture on ethical leadership, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in 109 CBB. He will address developing the skills necessary for ethical leadership, incorporating insights from his most recent book "The Business Ethics Field Guide."

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
Study Abroad Fair

The Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Attendees can renew their passport or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online. Information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more will be available. Past participants, faculty and staff will be available to answer questions.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016
CIEP International Panther available

The latest edition of the CIEP newsletter is available. Learn about a CIEP graduate from Saudi Arabia, a current student from Iraq, a CIEP Immersion program hosting 20 students from Mexico, staff recruitment and travel to Costa Rica and China and more.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Register for the Lead UNI Leadership Symposium

Lead UNI will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in MAU. The event will bring in speakers from various professions to share their expertise in areas of leadership, including keynote speaker Aaron Thomas. Thomas is the son of iconic Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas. All students are encouraged to register

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Students can join IHS Model United Nations

Iowa High School Model United Nations meets at 9 p.m., every Tuesday, in 14 SRL. Students of any major can join. Members can enhance their résumé and earn up to two credits. Free pizza is served at each meeting. UNI hosts the largest Model UN conference in Iowa. Contact IHSMUN for more information.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
The UNI Alumni Association has moved

The UNI Alumni Association is now located in 304 COM. Access to the third floor is up the center staircases (F and G) just outside of the Commons Ballroom. STAT members are encouraged to use staircase F when picking up STAT materials. The Call Center, previously on the third floor of COM, will be located in the Alumni House. For more information, call 273-2355.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
ProTrav Classroom Training

Business Operations will offer training for the ProTrav System. Attendance is encouraged for all users who have not attended a previous session. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kliegl at 273-3034 for more information.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
International Coffee Hour

Join the International Students and Scholars Office from 3 to 4 pm., every Thursday, in 113 MAU, for International Coffee Hour. Meet friends from around the globe and enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Approved licensing guidelines meeting

If you order promotional products (including, but not limited to, pens, koozies, buttons, pins, apparel, etc...) please plan to attend an informational meeting about licensing guidelines at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, in the Elm Room, MAU. The licensing process has changed, and all departments or organizations using names, logos, seals and/or symbols of UNI in any commercial venture, whether fundraising or promotional, are required to seek prior approval from the Licensing Department.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Live Like A Student financial literacy course

Students are encouraged to sign up for Live Like a Student, a free, three-week financial literacy course. Courses begin Monday, Sept. 12; participants will have a chance to win a $500 scholarship. For more information, visit the LLAS website.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Social Work Department Fall 2016 Conference

The Social Work Department Fall 2016 Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in Old Central Ballrooms A and B, MAU. Michele Devlin, KAHHS, and Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Trauma and Human Migration: Understanding the Social Work and Mental Health Needs of Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa." The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 8. The cost is $15. For more information, contact Jenny Becker at 273-7881.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Vinyl Fridays

Vinyl Fridays will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection, 4th floor, LIB. Join us for vinyl listening experiences.

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