Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Become a Yoga instructor

Yoga instructors are wanted. This informative workshop gives you the tools to create Vinyasa Yoga classes. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14 and 15. Fee is $150; open to the public. More information is on the Recreation Services website.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
It’s National Tutor Appreciation Week

Please take the opportunity to show appreciation for those who help your students achieve academic success. The Academic Learning Center is UNI's largest employer of peer tutors and coaches, serving over 3,000 students per year. Write a thank-you note to Academic Learning Center tutors, academic coaches or Supplemental Instruction leaders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, Oct. 9-13, in 008 ITTC, or post to #unialctutors.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Travel guidelines training course

Business Operations will offer training for campus to learn more about the university travel guidelines. Attendance is encouraged for all; registration is required. Contact Amy Kliegl at 273-3034 for more information.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
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.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt

Everyone talks about a budget, but how many of us actually make and stick to one? Most people have some debt, but how many understand its effects? Let us show you the real impact of both and help you understand how your money can work for you. Workshops will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16 and noon, Tuesday, Oct. 17. Please register in advance for this event.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Walk for Freedom Cedar Falls

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, the Service & Leadership Council is hosting a walk to raise awareness about human trafficking at Overman Park in Cedar Falls. To register, go to www.a21.org/cedar-falls. Contact Shanda Davis for more information.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
UNI Opera presents 'Riders to the Sea' and Gilbert and Sullivan

At 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall, UNI Opera will present scenes from "The Gondoliers" by Gilbert and Sullivan and the one-act opera "Riders to the Sea" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets are available at UNItix and at the door. 

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Faculty/Staff Tech Tips

Embedding a Youtube video into your course is a great way to share important content. This is done by using the "Mashups" tool under "Build Content." For more information, read the following Help Article. Questions can be submitted to the Service Hub

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
STLF Coldstone fundraiser Oct. 11

STLF is hosting a Coldstone fundraising event and will be scooping ice cream from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.11. Proceeds go to help fund the Spring Break Pay it Forward Tour, so bring your friends, grab some ice cream and learn more about STLF.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
TheatreUNI fall faculty discount

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, UNI employees can use the code "Friday5" at UNItix, or at any box office location on campus, to purchase up to two tickets per performance at $5/ticket for this semester's shows: "The Aliens" (10/9 - 10/29) and "Mother Courage and Her Daughters" (11/29 - 12/3). 

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Oktoberfest in Gilchrist

Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Gilchrist, an open house for faculty and staff, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17. There will be snacks, information, a raffle and conversation. RSVP preferred by Oct. 12.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents 'Animal Rites'

"Animal Rites" is a one-man show by guest artist Christopher Collins, LSU, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, on 040 LNG. The performance brings the relationship between human and nonhuman animals to the forefront. Reserve your tickets through Eventbrite

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Check out the littlest Panthers showing their UNI pride!

The UNI Child Development Center will have a mini parade around campus at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, by the library and heading toward SEC. CDC staff and children (3 months to 6 years old) will parade in their UNI purple, Panther pride capes and have light sabers to support the Homecoming theme. Come watch, give us a wave and cheer on your Panthers!

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Announcement to all Campus Solution users

SIS Production maintenance will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon., Sunday, Oct. 8. The outage is expected to last two hours, and Campus Solutions will be unavailable during this time. This maintenance will affect SIS PRD (Portal, CRM) for the first 30 minutes.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Security Awareness - Secure Yourself and Others Online

Read about five simple steps to secure yourselves and others online: social engineering, passwords, patching, anti-virus and backups. Read the details in the October edition of OUCH! 

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: Strategies for Teaching Power and Privilege in the University Classroom

Join us for T. Elon Dancy II's presentation discussing frameworks for thinking about (and acting within) systems of power as they shape teaching and learning in college classrooms at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 301 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
You're Invited: Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting

UNI, in collaboration with the City of Cedar Falls and the Cedar Falls School District, will host a Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the corner of 19th and Campus Street.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UNI has embarked on a journey to add an extra layer of protection to institutional and personal data through multi-factor authentication (MFA). During October, EBiz users will begin to be added to the MFA participants. Other IT areas will be added to the MFA suite over the coming year. For more information, visit the multi-factor authentication webpage.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Fall 2017 Graduation Fair

Are you graduating in the fall? Let us help you prepare for graduation and sign up to win great prizes! The fall 2017 graduation fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Fight with a Bite with UNI Dance Marathon

Awaken your hunger and come out to Fight with a Bite from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the corner of College and W. 23rd Streets. UNI Dance Marathon will serve pretzel bite baskets for $5 to raise money for kids fighting life-threatening illnesses. For more information, email Madison.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Celebration of research, scholarship and creative activity

Join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, COM, to recognize faculty and staff who have applied for and administered sponsored projects. For more information, visit the RSP website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Healthiest State Walk

It’s time to lace up those walking shoes for the Healthiest State Walk. UNI’s campus walk will start at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the fountain outside of Maucker Union. Join faculty, staff and students for a 1K walk around the UNI campus to help Iowa become the healthiest state.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Wright Hall soffit restoration

Physical Plant staff will begin painting the exterior soffit at Wright Hall Tuesday, Oct. 3. This will necessitate the closing of some walkways and building entrances. For more information, visit the Physical Plant website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Welcome Back Bash - UNI Homecoming Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni for a great night of celebrating everything UNI with drinks, food and live music from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday., Oct. 6, at the Campanile Plaza (rain location is first floor of the Rod Library). The $10 registration fee includes food, cash bar and a special gift. Register online. Visit the Homecoming website for the full homecoming schedule.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
TIAA consultant on campus

A TIAA consultant will be on campus Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 25 and 26, for one-on-one counseling sessions. 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? and How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
2017 UNI Ed Summit

The 2017 UNI Ed Summit is Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6-7, in MAU. Keynote speakers include LeDerick Horne and Lisa Delpit. Strands include community engagement and partnerships, diversity and cultural competence, personalized and blended learning, and social-emotional learning. For more information, visit the Ed Summit website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Panther basketball to host tip-off breakfast

The UNI basketball programs invite faculty and staff to the Panther Basketball Tip-off Breakfast presented by Lincoln Savings Bank at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the McLeod Center. A program will begin at 7:45 a.m. Tanya Warren and Ben Jacobson, head basketball coaches, along with David Harris, athletic director, will introduce you to the 2017-18 Panther basketball teams and talk about the upcoming seasons.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Panther First Awards

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, Oct 3, 2017
The Clothesline Project 2017

The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Violence Prevention will participate in the Clothesline Project Oct. 9-13 to raise awareness for violence against women, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations. For more information, visit the Clothesline Project webpage.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
New program accepting applications

The Masters of Athletic Training Program (M.ATR.) is accepting applications via ATCAS. This program is for aspiring athletic trainers; no current certification necessary. For more information, visit the athletic training webpage or contact Kelli Snyder.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Several options are available for making videos available to students, including Panopto, Google Drive and YouTube. While videos should not be uploaded to your Blackboard course, they can be embedded on a course page. IT-ETMS can assist with learning how to accomplish this. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Engage, Empower, Act: A Cedar Valley Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

UNI will host a conference on diversity and inclusion Friday, Oct. 13. The "Diversity and Inclusion Mindset" will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Slife Ballroom, COM. "Education, Advocacy and Policing: Supporting a School-to-Success Pipeline" will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the YWCA in Waterloo. Both sessions are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Diversity Matters website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Scholar Connexus

The annual Scholar Connexus is Thursday, Oct 12. This networking event for faculty and staff is a great way to meet potential collaborators and colleagues from other areas of campus. Advance registration is required and the deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 6. For more information and to register, visit the RSP-Connexus website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Fall Academic Advising in-service

All advisers are invited to an in-service from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in 102 SAB. We will cover policies and procedures, including the Liberal Arts Core, advisement report, registration, academic standing and the student information system. Please RSVP to Madeline Spettel by Monday, Oct. 9.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Changes to the eBiz login experience

Information Technology has worked out all issues with the upgrade for Oracle e-Business Suite (eBiz) and it is now scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 3. As a reminder, the eBiz login experience will change as a result of this upgrade. For more information, visit the Information Technology website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Oktoberfest in Gilchrist

Faculty and staff are invited to the first Oktoberfest in Gilchrist from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17. Stop by to learn about the resources you can refer students to, converse with other faculty and staff, and grab a snack. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 12.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Pay by Phone app available for select parking meters on campus

Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, at select parking meters, students, faculty, staff and visitors can pay for parking with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s mobile app for iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones or via a toll-free number. For more information, visit the Public Safety website.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Calling all adults who want to learn to play the piano

UNI Piano Pedagogy students will teach Tuesday Tunes beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3, for adults who always wanted to learn to play piano. Join us for this fun, one-month class. For more information, visit the Tuesday Tunes webpage. There are limited openings.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Reminder: Panther Pacers 20th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Join us to kick-off Homecoming with the 20th annual Homecoming 5K run/walk. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Provost's Sustainability Series: Majora Carter

Majora Carter will present "Home(town) Security" at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Her pioneering social-enterprise work connects community engagement, diversity and sustainability issues as our communities adapt to cultural pressures.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

The Way Up conference is Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, at the downtown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Des Moines. Plan now to attend this annual conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff, including President Nook. For more information, email Doreen Hayek (doreen.hayek@uni.edu) or call 273-7300.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Hearst Lecture Series: Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe will discuss her book "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the ScholarSpace, LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
October CROW Forum

The first CROW Forum of the academic year will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 2, in 287 LIB. Alison Altstatt will present "Wilton Abbey in Procession: Women on the Move in Medieval England."

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Policy 7.04 Fire Safety is available for review

The Policy 7.04 Fire Safety is avalable for review until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

Deanne Gute and Ellen Neuhaus will lead this session, focusing primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others’ work as well as one’s own, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in 301 LIB. They will also discuss collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. Registration is required. For more information, email Emma Welch.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Mary Beth Tinker and Free Speech

Mary Beth Tinker is the "Tinker" behind the pivotal Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Supreme Court case, which established that students' rights to free speech didn't end at the "schoolhouse gate." She will speak at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Maggie Miller.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

For Panopto users, there is now a new folder called "My Folder," and it is not tied to any eLearning course. One suggestion for using this folder is to utilize it as a space for editing your Panopto video(s). You can then move the edited video to the appropriate folder/eLearning course. Questions can be submitted to servicehub.uni.edu.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Friends of Tallgrass Prairie Center sip and paint event

The Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a painting event at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Cedar Valley Art and Wine, 309 Main Street. All painting supplies and snacks are provided. For more information, contact Staci Mueller.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
UNI Qualtrics webpage

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has a new Qualtrics webpage located on the RSP website. The previous Qualtrics access form has been updated; refer to the "Request Access" link on this page to use Qualtrics for future research. The new webpage also has information related to creating and disseminating your Qualtrics survey, how to share your survey and links to other Qualtrics tips and tricks . For more information, email Megan Vogt-Kostner.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Announcement to all Campus Solution users

SIS Production maintenance will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. The change will be applying CS Bundles #45 and #46 in SIS Production Campus Solutions/SIS PRD CSS environment. The outage is expected to last four hours, and Campus Solutions will be unavailable during this time. SIS PRD (Portal, CRM) will be unavailable for the first 30 minutes of patching.

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