Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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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.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Drug Enforcement Administration unwanted drug drop off

The Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by getting rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. The service is free and anonymous. Drop-off locations are: Cedar Falls Police Department, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls; Greenwood Drug Inc., 2104 Kimball Ave., Waterloo; and Covenant Family Pharmacy, 2710 St. Francis Dr., suite 101, Waterloo.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Applications being accepted for Spectrum Project Buddies

Spectrum Project, a movement, music, drama and art program for children with differing abilities, is accepting student buddy applications for the 2018 spring season. For more information and to apply online, visit the Spectrum Project website.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Part II: Advanced Qualtrics training

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness will host an advanced training on the Qualtrics software tool from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, in 109 SAB. Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn more about reporting within Qualtrics, how to set up email triggers after surveys are completed, when to use display and skip logic in your survey and more. This is the second part of our two-part series. You can attend one session without attending the other. RSVP before 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
One-woman show highlights international student concerns

"They Call Me Q," a one-woman show, will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. No charge for admission. The show is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx, seeking balance between cultural pressure and wanting acceptance into the American culture.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
President's Diversity Common Read

There is one more opportunity to join a book group reading "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide," led by Carissa Froyum and Rachel Bruns. The group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, in 1043 BAR. If interested in joining the group, email Carissa Froyum in order to receive a copy of the book.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Veridian Community Engagement Awards deadline reminder

The purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship. To learn more, visit Veridian Community Engagement website. For fellowship applications, visit the Community Engagement website. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony

The Commencement ceremony for the fall semester will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in the McLeod Center. For more information about graduation and Commencement, visit the Registrar website.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Instructors now have access to a report verifying student assignment submissions within Blackboard. Submission Receipts record the time of submission and include attached files, date and time. To learn more, visit Blackboard. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Fall to winter

It’s that time of year again when the cooling system is turned off for the season. The cooling system in all buildings will be winterized starting this week and takes approximately two weeks to complete. In the off chance of a warm day before winter, we will still be able to cool with outside air. If you have any questions, please call the Physical Plant at 273-4400.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Annual training reminder

The Annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification and UNI Credit Card Compliance training (not pro-card) are due Tuesday, Oct. 31. Both courses are available through MyUNIverse – eLearning. If you are unable to locate the course, visit the OBO online training webpage for self-enrollment directions. If you have questions, email Christina Geweke or call 273-7505.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Rod Library sponsors events during Open Access Week

Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29, is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about the benefits of Open Access (OA). UNI events include a CETL session on Open Textbook and OA consultations at Rod Library. For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Part I: Introductory Qualtrics training

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will host an introductory session on the Qualtrics software tool from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, in 109 SAB. Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn about getting access to Qualtrics, exploring the basic survey-building tools, creating a simple survey and then viewing survey results. This will be part one of our two-part series. You can attend one session without attending the other. RSVP before 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Open textbook adoptions at UNI

Students saved $129,715 last year with open textbook adoptions! Are you interested in learning how you can adopt open textbooks in your classroom? Join the CETL for a faculty panel discussing how they adopted open textbooks at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 301 LIB.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Freezer meal prep class

UNI Employee Well-being will host a freezer meal prep class from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the catering kitchens, MAU. The class will be led by Lisa Krausman, administrative dietitian, and Juli Strasser, food service supervisor. For a complete description of this class, visit the HRS (https://hrs.uni.edu/) website. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Biometric screening

Join Employee Well-being and health professionals from Mercy Health Network for a biometric health screening from 7 to 9:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in 007/009 GIL. Registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Sugar High: Diabetes Awareness Prevention

October is the leading month for candy sales nationwide. This season tends to start the holiday eating trend and includes a lot of added sweets. Type II diabetes is a chronic disease which, in most cases, can be prevented. This session will raise awareness about diabetes, learn about disease management and healthy tips to aid in prevention. Join us from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in 007 GIL. Register in advance.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
TheatreUNI launches season with "The Aliens"

"The Aliens," written by Annie Baker and directed by Richard Glockner, opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. The lives of three young outsiders intersect in the grubby backyard of a Vermont coffeehouse in a delicate and subtly observed drama chronicling the characters' struggles to survive, connect and find meaning in their lives. Mature content (14+). This production contains smoking of non-tobacco products. Visit TheatreUNI for show dates and ticket information

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Understanding the Ace, Aro and Lith Spectrums

Join the LGBT* Center at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the LGBT* Center, for a panel discussion on understanding identities within the asexual, aromantic and lith spectrums. For more information, email Hailey Hatch.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Rod Library Family Weekend activities

Bring your family to the Rod Library to show them your favorite place to study. Join us from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, for coloring, Lego building, a visit to the UNI Museum and a Special Collections Petting Zoo. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
"Like" the Interpreters Theatre new Facebook page

The UNI Interpreters Theatre launched a new Facebook page to keep students, faculty, alumni and the Cedar Valley up-to-date on productions, classes and news inside the Department of Communication Studies' performance studies program. Please "like" and "share" this new page with our Panther community.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Taking the Leap: Caring for the Earth and One Another

Anthony Rogers-Wright (live) and Avi Lewis (livestream) will discuss the Climate Justice work that they and author Naomi Klein do through their organization, The Leap. A community-wide event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in 109 CBB. A workshop for students, faculty and staff will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. Join us as we go beyond stuttering to explore what lies beneath the surface. The meeting is open to any adult who stutters, as well as family members.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
CETL/Rod Library Series: "What the Library Can Do For You"

Are you interested in learning about the services that the library provides, including course-specific instruction sessions, research consultations and facilitation of scholarly communication? Join the CETL for a panel discussion on how librarians are supporting teaching and learning at UNI at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Grades from Scantron tests can be easily uploaded into the eLearning Grade Center. To learn how, visit eLearning. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Reminder: Way Up conference registration closes soon

The Way Up conference is Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, at the downtown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Des Moines. There is still time to register for this 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 or call 273-7300.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Rod Library gives former UNI journal new life

International Journal of Global Health and Health Disparities has been digitized and is available online through UNI ScholarWorks. Articles from the journal have received more than 90 downloads from 14 different countries, including Ghana, India and Australia, in just the past 30 days.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Download the updated MyUNI mobile app

The updated MyUNI mobile app is ready for download through Google Play and Apple App Store. In addition to a new look, there are several new features including a favorites bar to save the icons you use most, connections to on-campus laundry facilities to watch your clothes, information on bus routes to help you get around the community and the ability to navigate the app based on your affiliation to UNI. Questions should be directed to uni-mobile-admin@uni.edu.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Un(Dress) the Stigma

Join the class Dress and Human Behavior (TEXDSGN 4015) for an empowerment fashion show at 10:05 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, LIB. For more information, visit the library website.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017
2017-18 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Fellowship

The purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship. The proposed engagement work must take place within Veridian's field of membership and with a nonprofit organization to receive the Fellowship. For more information, visit the Community Engagement website. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Nightmare in Noehren

Join us from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 25-26, for a freaky fun time in the annual Noehren Hall Haunted House. Cost is $2 or two non-perishable food items. There will be cookies and hot chocolate for sale. All proceeds go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Line forms at the west entrance of Noehren Hall.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Half price fit class pass

A Fit Class Pass is now 50% off for students and employees. Attend any class you like for $25. Check out our fitness classes at Recreation Services and register today.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Mental health panel

Northern Iowa Feminists will host a mental health panel at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Oak Room, MAU. Panelists are Joan Thompson, health promotion coordinator; Kaylee Michelson, UNI campus coordinator and sexual assault advocate; and Andrew Batovsky, ARNP. Resources will be provided followed by a question and answer session. This is a great opportunity to anonymously ask important questions about health and wellness in a safe space.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Hearst Lecture Series: Jen Wang

Jen Wang is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator from Los Angeles. Her book, "In Real Life," will be brought to life by UNI Interpreters Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in 040 LNG. Wang will also have a conversation at 4 p.m. A "talk back" will follow the evening performance.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Understanding Your Financial Statements training

Understanding Your Financial Statements training for e-Business users will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24, in 102 SAB. Reports include Statement of Accounts, Transaction Detail, Personnel Reports and SIS Financial Reporting. Enroll for either class. The class will be instructional as well as Q&A based. Please bring your questions.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!’: Exposing the humbug of high-stakes, standardized testing

Pallischeck Visiting Professor Wayne Au, author and professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, will speak at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in 220 SEC. He will discuss major problems with using standardized tests to make high-stakes decisions about students, teachers, administrators and schools, as well as provide some concrete examples of better forms of assessment that our schools could be using instead.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
We're Here, We're Queer: LGBTQ+ student panel

All are welcome to learn more about the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ students on our campus and the intersections of their identities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the University Room, MAU. For more information, contact nguyenah@uni.edu.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Women to the Front

This semi-annual event featuring female artists to celebrate women’s accomplishments in the entertainment industry will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at the LSC coffee house. We are bringing women and women’s issues to the front of the stage. Local Cedar Falls artists Amelia and Melina will perform for the first hour and then all are welcome to participate in the open mic following.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Reminder: Graduate College Student Awards deadlines

The deadline to nominate students for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Outstanding Master's Thesis, Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis and Outstanding Master's Research Paper awards is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. For more information, visit the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Advising Network meeting

All advisers are invited to the Advising Network meeting from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in 301 LIB. We will discuss the new student survey and course registration with special guests and unveil new web resources.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Orchesis and IDT Fall Performance

Don't miss the Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Fall Performance! Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, and at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Featured styles include modern, jazz, tap, folk and many more. Bring your family and friends to this free event.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Updated look coming for CatID login page

The morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18, Information Technology will update the CatID login page used to gain access to many of UNI's online applications and resources. The updated login page will look newer and also provide easier access on mobile devices. For more information, visit the IT website.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Sharing your scholarship in a digital world

An update on digital scholarship and sharing and promoting your scholarly work online will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 282 LIB. We’ll cover open access, online copyright, online scholarly profile options (UNI ScholarWorks, ResearchGate, Google Scholar Profiles) and resources such as SHERPA/RoMEO and ORCID.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Maucker Union Live

Grab your lunch and come enjoy the entertainment. The Student Life Team has scheduled events/performers during the noon hour in the Coffeehouse, MAU. Tuesday, Oct. 24: SingPins. Wednesday, Oct. 25: Chalk Talk Coaches Show. Thursday, Oct. 26: CAB Murder Mystery Teaser. Tuesday, Oct. 31: West African Drummers.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Procurement Services newsletter

The October issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is now available. For additional questions or information, contact James Tanzosch at 273-5811.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
2017 Professional Development Conference - People, Purpose and Passion

The Annual Professional Development Fall Conference will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. The day will begin with David Harris, athletic director, and closes with President Mark Nook with an assortment of speakers and topics in between. Come and go as your schedule allows. For more information and to register, visit the Professional Development webpage.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Share the Warmth: new and gently used clothing drive

The Study Abroad Center will host a winter clothing drive from Oct. 13 to Nov. 13. The goal is to show international students what "Iowa Nice" is all about and supply them with everything they might need to survive an Iowa winter. Recommended donations include scarves, gloves, mittens, stocking caps, winter jackets, boots, warm socks, sweaters, etc. Please drop off your donations at the Study Abroad Center, 028 GIL, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Meet the President event

Professional and Scientific employees are invited to the annual 'Meet the Pres' event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the main lobby, GBPAC. President Nook will give an update on the current budget situation for the 2017-2018 academic year. The 2017 Regent's Staff Excellence Award Recipients will be recognized. Bring your lunch; light snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information, call Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham at 273-6636 or visit the P&S Council webpage.

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