Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting

The Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Awards will be presented to graduate students and faculty. The open forum topic is “Graduate Education in a Comprehensive University from the Perspectives of Graduate Coordinators and Students.” Bring your ideas and questions to share with the group. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Volunteers needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Volunteers are needed for UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 20. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission in exchange for handing out UNI giveaways and interacting with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni. Contact Amelia Holden-McMurray with questions. Sign up today!

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Faculty 12-month pay option

Faculty can be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 31 payroll, respectively. Faculty who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change Form. The completed form must be received in Business Operations-Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 15. Questions can be directed to Amy Stanbrough or call 273-7049.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Panther Parkway closing for water main installation

Panther Parkway will be closed at its intersection with W. 30th Street from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, May 5, for installation of a new water main. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

As an instructor that uses Blackboard, it's important to have confidence that your course is functional and well designed. By using the student preview tool, you can view the course from the perspective of a student. This can also give access to areas that you cannot see as an instructor, such as "My Grades." To get started, simply click the revolving arrows in the top right corner of the screen or visit Blackboard. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 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. program​s. ​For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
UNIversitas volume 12 published

UNIversitas is UNI’s journal of research, scholarship and creative activity. It features contributions on UNI’s leadership in responsible and humane ecological living, studies of language learning later in life and fragments of music manuscripts in Iowa, reviews of studies observing barriers to breastfeeding and of books on Virginia Woolf and Frank Lloyd Wright and more.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Order your parking permit now and avoid the lines in August

Now is the time to order your 2017-18 parking permit via the online parking permit application. For more information, call 273-2710.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Death By Aria concert

UNI Opera presents a gala concert of arias and surprises at 6 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Tickets are available through UNItix (https://unitix.uni.edu/) and at the door. Seating is limited, so come early and mingle with the cast at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Policies for review

The following policies are being included on the UNI policies website for campus comments: 6.10 Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, and Academic Responsibility 9.43 Reimbursable Expenses 4.18 Terminations & Terminal Vacation Pay 4.50 Fringe Benefits 4.63 Vacation Leave and Paid Holidays 4.15 FLSA, Overtime and Compensatory Time 5.15 Merit Staff Discipline and Dismissal 12.03 Merit Staff Grievances and Appeals 4.57 Sick Leave As part of the revision process, the following policies are being proposed for deletion because relevant language will be included in one of the revised policies. They can be viewed at the policies website under the Policies Considered for Deletion link. 4.51 Insurance Programs 4.52 Long-Term Disability Insurance 4.53 Life Insurance 4.55 Health and Dental Insurance Plans 4.70 Worker's Compensation Coverage 4.73 Retirement Protection Plan 4.56 Leaves, Vacations, and Holidays 5.14 Merit System Disciplinary Letters

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Teach UNI Project Presentations: Heather Gallivan and Caroline Ledeboer

Heather Gallivan, math, and Caroline Ledeboer, languages and literatures, will present their projects for Teach UNI from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in 378 LIB. The presentations are titled “Mathematical Problem Solving through Journaling” and "Making Room for and Making the Most of Community Engagement in UNI Coursework."

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Faculty Sustainability Survey

Don't forget to participate in the UNI Faculty Sustainability Survey, intended to identify and highlight efforts incorporating sustainability into classes and scholarly activities. A survey link was sent to faculty earlier this week. The last day to participate is Friday, April 28. Participants will be entered to win prizes.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
De-stress with Rod Library

Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Join us April 24-May 4 for stress relieving activities such as La’ James International College reflexology, a Graffiti Wall and P.E.T.P.A.L.S.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Book launch and reading

One hundred years after the United States formally entered the Great War, Cara Burnidge reflects on religion and President Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy by reading from her recent book, "A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion and the New World Order" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 287 LIB. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre to present Performance Power Hour

Each semester the performance studies faculty make space for student performers to showcase their work. Come see the best of the best at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Interpreters Theatre, 040 LNG.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Buchanan County farmer Richard Sloan at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Sloan has established prairie strips in some of his fields to save soil and support wildlife. He will share his experience with prairie strips and how 21st century farming is much more than maximizing production of corn and soybeans. The Tallgrass Prairie Center is located at 2412 W. 27th Street. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Service and Leadership Council seeking unwanted shirts

The Service and Leadership Council is looking for unused and unwanted shirts. If your department or student organization has shirts that are no longer needed, please drop them off at the Office of Student Life, 111 MAU, by Friday, May 5. Donated shirts will be used next semester for a stop and serve project to make diapers for infants in Nicaragua. For more information, email Ashley Adams.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Online IRB training

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will offer online training in human subjects protections from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. All faculty, staff and students can participate. The session will satisfy the IRB requirement for training before submitting a first application for IRB review. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
McNair Scholars Program open house ice cream social

The McNair Scholars Program will have an open house ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the University Honors Cottage, 2401 College Street. Learn about the educational programs and services offered, and meet McNair staff and current scholars.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day sale

Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Learning Commons, LIB. Fair trade objects from across the world, including jewelry, textiles and artwork will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: 'Serving our Community, While Learning: Service-Learning and Professional Development at UNI'

In the Public Policy and Evaluation class this semester, students are partnering with the local Waterloo nonprofit organization, House of Hope, which runs a two-year transitional home for single mothers. Students in the class developed evaluation instruments (e.g. take-in, process and outcome) that can be used over a long period of time. Join the students and Lazarus Adua, sociology, anthropology and criminology), for a presentation about their experiences from 7 to 8:30 pm., Wednesday, April 19, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Lavender Graduation is April 26

Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Lavender Graduation is an annual recognition of the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
West African Drum Ensemble performance

In conjunction with Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy, the West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the museum. The performance and lecture will explore the historic origins of Rock 'n' Roll rhythms and beats and how these sounds have evolved over time.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Radical Healing Drugs Not Required

Terry Wahls, professor at the University of Iowa and author of the Wahls Protocol, will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 220 SEC. The food choices we make are the most important factor influencing our health. Radical improvement in health is possible. Learn the steps you, your family and your community can begin making today to improve your health and reduce your reliance on prescription medication.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

If you've ever wondered what the overall performance of a Blackboard test, quiz or even an individual test question is, the Item Analysis tool will show you! This tool shows statistics that help you improve questions, provide a basis for remedial lessons or determine a grading curve. Finding this tool can be a little tricky se we recommend following this guide. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

The next Brown Bag lecture will be from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 287 LIB. Audrey Rule, curriculum and instruction, will present "Creativity-Related Research Projects with Graduate Students." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
P&S Regents Staff Excellence Award nominations

Awards are presented annually to P&S employees who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. The nomination deadline for fall 2017 awards is Friday, May 5. Nomination guidelines and an online form are available on the P&S Council website.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
The Pedagogical Role of Evidence in Changing Students’ Minds

Do you ever wonder why, even when presented with correct information, people still hold onto their prior beliefs? Attend Ron Rinehart's presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 378 LIB, to learn how we can more effectively promote evidence-based knowledge and argumentation in all disciplines.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Bark for Life

Join Relay for Life in celebrating Black Hawk County's 4th annual Bark for Life from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, at Gateway Park. There will be a one-mile walk, vendor booths, silent auction, entertainment and pet contests. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Retirement reception for Hans Isakson

Please join us in celebrating Hans Isakson's 27 years of service to the College of Business Administration and four decades of teaching in higher education at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 327 CBB. There will be a short program at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Move-a-Palooza

Move-a-Palooza will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the WRC. Enjoy two hours of blacklight yoga, blacklight Zumba, Partner INSANITY, Virtual Cycling and the UNI Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. Try some 30-minute classes and enjoy free food and door prizes! Admission is free.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Fiscal 2017 year-end closing schedule

The FY17 closing schedule is available. For more information, email Christina Geweke or call 273-7505.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Good Neighbor Iowa kickoff event

Good Neighbor Iowa, a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality, will have a kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Seerley Park. Speakers will include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass and more. “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups will be available.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Strengthening Resiliency in the First-Year-Only Classroom

Abbylynn Helgevold, philosophy and world religions, will discuss and demonstrate strategies used in her First-Year-Only Humanities sections during fall 2016 to develop student awareness of the link between a growth mindset and resiliency, and to assignments that encourage students to think about other ways to strengthen resiliency. The presentation will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication

Fall 2017 courses in Professional Writing (workplace communication) are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, email Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Rod Library faculty survey spring 2017

Rod Library is conducting a survey of UNI faculty in order to learn more about your communication preferences, as well as library space, collections and research data management needs. Please respond to this brief survey by Friday, April 21.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
AAC&U Assessment Webinar

The UNI Assessment Council invites you to the AAC&U webinar "Beyond the 'A' Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation" at 1 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 287 LIB. The webinar and follow-up discussion will be moderated by Terrel Rhodes.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
2017 Student Leadership Awards recipients

Recipients were announced at the 2017 Student Leadership Awards Tuesday, April 11. The ceremony recognized outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Awards included the Lux Service Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award and Servant Leadership Award. The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students to acknowledge their outstanding involvement and lasting legacy. To see a full list of the awards and recipients, visit the student leadership awards website.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Online medical terminology course added for fall

Medical Terminology (HPE 2160, 2 hours) has been added to the fall schedule of classes as an online course. HPE 2160 covers basic terminology and vocabulary used in medical fields and is often a pre-requisite for students entering PT, OT or medical school.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Security awareness - don’t be fooled! Protect yourself and your identity

Identity theft is a real threat. It can happen to anyone, and it can be challenging for victims to deal with the fallout. Help yourself by taking precautions to reduce the risk of identity theft and protect yourself and your identity with these tips.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Rod Library seeks Library Ambassadors

The Library Ambassadors Program is accepting applications. Rod Library is seeking five undergraduate students who love the library and are interested in becoming part of a pilot program. Apply online.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
'Politics in the Classroom: Teaching in Challenging Times'

The 2016 election exposed particularly deep divisions between people in the United States. Disagreements about the meaning and importance of gender, class, regionalism, race and religion were - and continue to be - front and center in the news, on college campuses and maybe even in our classrooms. Join our panelists to hear how they talk about controversy and politics in the classroom at noon, Wednesday, April 12, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Register for the Safe Zone Ally training sessions. Phase 1 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18. Phase 2 will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. To register, visit the LGBT* Center's website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Board game drive

Rod Library is accepting donations of gently used card and board games. Your donations will allow others to share the fun in the library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Running a Blackboard course report will give you vital information about students' activity in the course. To get started, select "Course Reports" under the "Evaluation" tab on the left navigation pane. Next, pick the type of report that you want. After selecting the method of output preferred (i.e. PDF, excel, word, etc.), choose a start and end date for the data. For more information, visit Blackboard. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Thank you for participating in #LivePurpleGiveGold!

Thank you to everyone who participated in #LivePurpleGiveGold Wednesday, April 5. Gifts from 194 faculty and staff members confirmed what our alumni already know. Our campus community lives purple and is invested in the success of students. Thank you for all you do!

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Immigration Forum: A Conversation About Immigration in Iowa

The UNI Immigration Working Group will host a moderated discussion about immigration issues in Iowa from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Panelists include: Ali Alnasser, UNI international student; Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Edis Beganovic, Bosnian immigrant; Brook Boehmler, mayor of Hampton; Juan Carlos Castillo and Elise DuBord, languages and literatures; and Tony Thompson, Black Hawk County Sheriff. The presentation will end with a Q&A session and refreshments. The forum is open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Faculty from around the world dinner

Join us for a night of community building around the world from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 29, in the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College Street. Please RSVP to Gabriela Olivares.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Earth Day Celebration booth registrations due April 14

The deadline to register for a booth at the UNI Earth Day Celebration is Friday, April 14. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the northwest courtyard, MAU. Organizations that are environmentally themed are encouraged to participate, and tables will be provided. Organizations are not allowed to sell any items.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You will receive your photos afterward via Google Drive. The Office of University Relations is located in 125 East Bartlett.

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