Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Bollywood Masala Orchestra at Gallagher Bluedorn Oct. 24

Celebrate the spirit of India with the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers at Gallagher Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. With 17 professional artists on stage, you’ll experience the amazing sights and sounds of Indian music and dance. Get tickets online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
In Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will recognize those who obtained external funding in FY 2015. The celebration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. A brief program and awards ceremony begin at 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Affinity groups for UNI faculty and staff

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President would like to start two new affinity-support groups for faculty and staff: Hispanic/Latino and an Asian Affinity group. The purpose is to promote campus community building at UNI. Already existing is the African-American Affinity group, whose contact person is Celeste Bembry. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 273-3210. 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
The Academic Learning Center has a new website

Please add the URL "uni.edu/unialc/" to your department’s Web page, or checking any current links you may have to the Academic Learning Center's individual program pages and update accordingly.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
City elections voting location on campus

All Cedar Falls voters can vote from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Maucker Union. Find more information online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
BIG Dream gathering is Oct. 27

UNI will host a BIG Dream Gathering from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Hear Mitch Matthews, '93, tell the stories behind the BIG Dream Gathering and then post some of your own big dreams. It will be a fun, inspiring and powerful event for students, alumni and the community.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will offer three V.I.D.S. training sessions Tuesday, Nov. 3, in 30 BCS. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Officers Craig Skilling or Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Family and Friends Social

Join UNI Employee Well-being for the first Family and Friends Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the WRC. Attractions will include bounce houses for the kids, food for purchase, and all WRC facilities will be open, including the pool, climbing wall, gym and courts. This event is open to all employees and their friends and family. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
BOR agenda is available

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Emmy nominated 'Private Violence' showing at GBPAC

The Emmy-nominated documentary "Private Violence" will be shown for free at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.21, at Gallagher Bluedorn. The film explores the topic of domestic violence and will be followed by a panel discussion. Guests include Kit Gruelle, the film subject, and Cindy Waitt, the film's executive producer.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Lunch & Learn: student panel

Student Disability Services (SDS) will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Elm Room, MAU. Topics to be discussed include working with SDS, arranging accommodations, discussing individual needs with professors, etc. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this program, contact SDS at 273-2677 or disabilityservices@uni.edu at least one week prior to the event.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Diversity mini grants available

These grants are awarded by the Diversity and Inclusion Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Diversity describes the rich differences that people bring to the UNI community. Find applications online.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
UNI Museum grand reopening on Oct. 31

The UNI Museum will host its grand reopening and unveiling of three new exhibits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. The family friendly event will feature refreshments, games and crafts for adults and children. Find more information online. 

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Next Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI workshop is Oct. 28

Gain new insights on community building in this highly positive, interactive workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in 109 CME. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. All campus is invited; lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. If you have scheduling conflicts or need more information, call 273-3210.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Could you save a life? Get three certificates in one day

Take CPR/AED for the Professional, First Aid and Bloodborn Pathogens all in one day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the WRC. Save $25 by taking the classes as one. You will get three Red Cross certificates; two of which are good for two years. Find more information and enroll online. 

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
2016-17 UNI scholarship application

The 2016-17 UNI Scholarship Application is ready. Start to apply now for scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Priority deadline is Jan. 15, 2016, for incoming and current students. Apply online

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Make a Difference Day volunteers needed

Make a difference in the Cedar Valley by volunteering to help with roadside clean up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. You will receive a Service and Leadership Council T-shirt, water bottle and snacks for free. Register online by Oct. 23. 

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
UNI DM pancake breakfast

Have some pancakes for the kids at the UNI Dance Marathon's pancake breakfast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Wesley Foundation. It's $5 and all you can eat!

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
The Hot Sardines at Gallagher Bluedorn on Oct. 17

There's no need for a jazz revival—it's alive and kicking with this bunch! Blend a great brass lineup with a virtuoso pianist and a frontwoman from another era, and you've got The Hot Sardines. See them at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Toner cartridges available to UNI departments

The following new toners are offered at no cost for internal use: CB400A (black - 2), CB403A (magenta - 3), CB401A (cyan - 3) and CB402A (yellow - 3). To arrange pick-up from Institutional Research & Effectiveness, email Brenda Jordan or call 273-3050.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Homecoming Picnic for UNI students, faculty and staff

Enjoy free food and beverages at the Homecoming Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Campanile Plaza. (Rain site is Maucker Union.) Sponsored by the Office of the President and CAB. A complete list of events for the week can be found on the Homecoming website. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
'Lives Worth Living' to show Oct. 21

See the documentary "Lives Worth Living," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME as part of this year's Reaching for Higher Ground theme is "Disability Justice: Past, Present, and Future." The film chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-WWII era to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. A discussion of the film and disability rights will follow.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Are we creating a welcoming environment for UNI international students?

Plan to attend a panel discussion on "Are We Creating a Welcoming Environment for UNI International Students?" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME. Imagine the challenges these students face understanding a different language, rules, routine or expected behaviors. Register online. 

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
2016 annual benefits open enrollment – Going on now!

The 2016 annual benefits open enrollment period is now through Monday, Nov. 23. During this time you can review and change your benefit elections. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2016. Find more information and register for informational sessions at the Open Enrollment website.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award & Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Administration and Financial Services (A&F) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. The Exemplary Service Award honors A&F employees for continued and outstanding achievement in the division’s core values of service excellence, teamwork or initiative. The Eunice A. Dell Award recognizes an A&F employee who by their actions - on campus or in the community - have made a difference. The nomination forms and details are posted online.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Fire safety presentation

Attend a fire safety presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in 109 CME, and see a flammable and combustible liquid demonstration, along with basic fire chemistry. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
'But I didn’t think I was cheating!'

Dean of students Leslie Williams will present her research on academic dishonesty from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in 378 LIB. Join the discussion of how we might use the research to create an environment at UNI where academic integrity is recognized and valued.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
'Rent' exhibition: Strayer-Wood Theatre lobby

The musical "Rent" deals with issues of diversity, the AIDS epidemic, gender identity issues, drug addiction, racial conflicts, class conflicts and feminism. An exhibition featuring informational graphics, photographs, videos and music is available for viewing from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Oct. 15, in the lobby, SWT. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Reaching for Higher Ground requests input on 2016-17 themes

Since 2011, UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground project has aimed to engage the campus and community in an interdisciplinary and critical discussion to better understand a variety of complex issues and build a stronger campus community. Please provide input on the topic for the 2016-17 academic year via a brief survey. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Fit Club incentive program

It's not too late to get moving with the new Fit Class Pass. Pay one fee and take any class or classes you want. Fit Club is an incentive program that will keep you moving by earning points for participating in classes. Join Fit Club for $8 and receive a T-shirt. Top winners win a free fit pass for spring 2016.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Read & Write GOLD

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write GOLD at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in 102 SAB. This literacy software program assists learners with reading, researching, studying and writing. Email Brittany Warren to RSVP.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Talent needed for Panther Showcase

Campus Activities Board will host a Panther Showcase for students and faculty at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, MAU. If you're interested in performing, email Therese Bovenmyer by Oct. 16. 

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
UNI ScholarWorks Grand Reveal

Attend an overview of UNI ScholarWorks from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 287 LIB. There will be a reception and presentation on open textbooks given by Sarah Cohen, managing director of the Open Textbook Network. Find more information online.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
What Makes a 'Good and Effective Professor?'

Join the discussion of the Higher Education article on "How to be a Good and Effective Professor" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.13, in 378 LIB. Panelists include John Burnight, philosophy and world religions; Rusty Guay, management; Elizabeth Lefler, psychology; Nicole Skaar, Ed Psych and Foundations; Kris Mack, SAC; and Jim O’Loughlin, languages and literatures.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
Women in Business Forum

Congressman Rod Blum will host a Women in Business Forum from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at CEEE. This event serves to raise awareness and encourage more women to consider a future in business, provide connection to valuable support resources, and expand this conversation within the business community. Find details and register online. 

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
I AM: The Vanessa McNeal Story

Vanessa McNeal recently produced her own documentary. She is a survivor of familiar sexual abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse. See the film at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the CME. A Q&A will follow.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Problem gambling in the workplace

Learn how problem gambling can affect employees in the workplace as well as their wellbeing and health, interpersonal relationships and finances from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in 109 CME. Additionally, supervisors will learn how they can identify behavior that might indicate there is a problem and how they can become a resource in coping with the problem. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Celebrate International Tutor Appreciation Week

The Academic Learning Center employs 43 peer educators. For their dedication to fellow students' academic success, thank all of UNI's tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, TAs, academic coaches, writing coaches and others in your classes or sign the graffiti wall Oct. 5 through 9, in 008 ITTC.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Annual 'Meet the Pres' event

The P&S Council's annual "Meet the Pres" event will be at noon, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom B/C, MAU. There will be an address by President Ruud, recognition of the 2015 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live music. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Melanie Abbas at 273-6452.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Global Trade Issues conference

UNIBusiness will host the 2015 Global Trade Issues Conference for students, faculty and area business professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Commons. The free conference addresses issues of concern in the current global environment and features speakers from businesses involved in international trade. Register by Oct. 14, and find more information online. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Latino Americans Episode #2: 'Empire of Dreams'

Watch "Empire of Dreams" (1880-1942) as part of the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" programming. The film and discussion by Juan Carlos Castillo, languages and literatures, begin at 7 pm., Monday Oct. 12, at the YWCA in Waterloo.More information is posted on the Rod Library website. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Policy 10.02 available for comment

Review Policy 10.02 Contracting Authority is now available for comments on the University Policies website. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Nate Ruess at Gallagher Bluedorn on Oct. 7

Nate Ruess (from fun. and The Format) will perform songs from his debut solo album "Grand Romantic" and from his career as a GRAMMY® Award-winning artist at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Get tickets online.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
RISE Week

UNI Refugee & Immigrant Support & Empowerment (RISE) will host several events Oct. 5 through 8. Immigrants, refugees, professors and professionals will discuss ideas to broaden one's knowledge of refugees and immigrants. Visit the RISE Facebook page for a full schedule of events. 

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Depression and anxiety screening Oct. 7

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression and anxiety screening to UNI students, faculty and staff at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in 103 SHC. Take this opportunity to be screened and to speak one-on-one with a counselor. No registration or appointment is necessary.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Clohesy Documentary Film Series

Dawn Porter, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will visit UNI to screen "Spies of the Mississippi" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Lang Hall Auditorium as part of the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Robert Tabor's 'The Four Seasons' reception

A formal reception for Robert Tabor's paintings "The Four Seasons" will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library. The reception will include the unveiling of the paintings' permanent display location, the painter's preliminary watercolor sketches, information about the paintings, light refreshments and a special thanks to Edna Shain for the donation.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
College Hill Farmers Market

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays through October, on the Corner of College and W. 22nd streets. Follow College Hill Farmers Market on Facebook to see weekly special events. This week customers receive a discount at Sidecar for shopping at the market.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
Time to report lobbying activity

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2015, must be reported by Thursday, Oct. 8. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is posted online. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144.

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