Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Dean Shoars to retire

After almost 30 years of service, Dean Shoars is retiring at the end of this semester. Dean came to UNI in 1987 as director of public safety, became director of physical plant in 1997 and director of environmental health and safety in 2013. Prior to coming to UNI, Dean served 18 years in community law enforcement. In lieu of a reception, please join us in thanking Dean for his service by sending notes to Dean at his office or via email.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
New leadership for McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program welcomes new program director Nievita Bueno Watts. Watts and Brenda Whiteside, program secretary, are located in rooms 109 and 110, Honors Cottage. The Honors and McNair Scholars Programs collaborate in the services and opportunities offered to highly motivated, talented students. Recruitment for new McNair Scholars is underway for qualifying first generation or underrepresented students who plan to pursue a doctoral-level degree. Contact Nievita Watts to nominate a student.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Faculty and staff appreciation night

Faculty and staff will receive free admission to the volleyball match vs. Loyola at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Show your UNI ID at the door for admission.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Bosnian culture and how to pronounce Bosnian names

Millie Njezic, communication studies, will facilitate a session discussing Bosnian culture and how to pronounce Bosnian names from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Teach UNI presentation

Melissa Dobosh, communication studies, and Heather Jeronimo, languages and literatures, will present “#OrgCommUNI: Using Twitter to Promote Reading and Engagement" from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Employee Well-being Grant

Applications for the Employee Well-being Grant are being accepted until Thursday, Dec. 1. This is an opportunity to receive funding to increase health and wellness initiatives for your department. Complete the Employee Well-being Grant form to submit your application. For additional information, contact employeewellbeing@uni.edu.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Registration is open for the revamped Safe Zone Ally training sessions. Phase one sessions will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7; 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. Phase two classes will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Clients sought for courses in workplace communication

Spring 2017 semester courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who want to have print and digital publications created. Materials include newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact Adrienne Lamberti.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
They Said What?!

Suzanne Freedman, educational psychology and foundations, will present "They Said What?!: Using Principles of Forgiveness to Respond to Offensive Comments" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in 378 LIB. She will discuss her research on forgiveness and how principles of forgiveness can help us respond more empathetically and effectively to offensive comments we might hear in the classrooms and workplace.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
UNIVA Bake Sale

UNIVA will have a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in front of Chats, MAU. Proceeds will benefit the UNI Veterans Association.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Military challenge

Participate in a military challenge, either trivia or a physical challenge, from 11:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, near Chats, MAU. Prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Photo scavenger hunt

There will be a photo scavenger hunt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in room 111-G, MAU. Stop by the office in the morning to pick up the target list. Return the list by 4 p.m. showing photos of the targets. The team or individual with the most points is the winner. A trivia question will be the tiebreaker. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. For more information, email military@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
CROW Forum

The next CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 7, in 287 LIB. Elizabeth Sutton, art, will present her research: "Toward an Ethics of Care: Ecofeminism, Taxidermy and Animal Portraiture in Contemporary Art."

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
ADA session

There will be an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in 009 GIL. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to attend. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Country Unplugged at Gallagher Bluedorn

Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan and Mark Chestnut -- three big name country acts, all on the same stage. See them perform some of their biggest hits live and unplugged at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in GBPAC. For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Nick Offerman at Gallagher Bluedorn

Whether you know him from "Parks and Rec," or any of his other TV characters, you know Nick Offerman is hilarious. See him perform his live comedy show, "Full Bush," at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in GBPAC. For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Policies available for comment

Review Policy 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use and Review Policy 4.xx Catastrophic Leave are available for comment on the policies website.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
UNI Alert test

There will be a test of the UNI Alert system at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The university community is invited to a celebration recognizing those who obtained external funding during FY16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Georgian Lounge. A brief program and awards ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
First Friday: Native American Heritage Month

The Center for Multicultural Education will host First Friday at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. Filled with food, crafts, friends and fun, the First Friday events allow attendees to gain insight and knowledge of a specific culture. Native American culture will be recognized at this event.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Military Ball

UNI's 4th Annual Military Ball will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Thomas R. Jones, Vietnam War veteran and author of the book, "Lost Survivor: The Novel of a Black Soldier's Journey to Vietnam and Back," will be the guest speaker. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 4. Admission is free. Elegant attire or dress is requested. For more information, contact Chris Kennedy.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

The Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, MU Food Court, Piazza and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to a drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 11.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Additional flu shot clinics

Additional flu shot clinics have been added to administer remaining shots, while supplies last. Shots will be administered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3; Friday, Nov. 11; and Monday, Nov. 14, in SHC.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Panther First Award

Employees are encouraged to submit Panther First Award nominations for receiving or observing excellent customer service. All faculty and staff are eligible to receive the Panther First Award.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Educating Educators 2016 conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance's Educating Educators 2016 Conference, "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics," will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the CEEE. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Using surveys in data collection

The Center for Educational Transformation will host a brown-bag Ed. Research Afternoon focused on using surveys in research at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in 324 LIB. Topics include examples of different survey types, how these surveys are constructed through the software package Qualtrics and give insight into how surveys can be constructed in different ways to gather data.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Business process users group meeting

There will be a business process users group meeting from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in Old Central Ballroom A, MAU. Please note the location has changed. Agenda items include pay slip modeling; charged, paid, due and receivables reports; travel guidelines; ordering IT devices and equipment; and new staff introductions. The meeting will not be streamed live, but will be recorded to view at a later date.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Nightmare in Piazza

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining among ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see! Come in costume for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind, handmade mask.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Interpreter's Theatre presents Cornucopia

Interpreters Theatre will present “Cornucopia” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27; Friday, Oct. 28; and Saturday, Oct. 29, in 040 LNG. In a tale of environmental utopia and catastrophe, can the Greens and the Farmoodles learn to work together to save the Irigate River? Admission is free.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Drag-A-Ganza

The annual Halloween-themed drag show will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the auditorium, LNG. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is free and open the public. Audience members are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, but not required.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Nominations open for Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award

The division of Finance and Operations (F&O) is accepting nominations for its 2016 Exemplary Service Award and Eunice A. Dell Award. The Exemplary Service Award honors F&O 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 F&O employee who by their actions, on campus or in the community, has made a difference. Electronic nomination forms and information about both awards and eligibility are available on the Finance and Operations employee recognition web page.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Student mental health panel

A panel of students will share their stories and continuing journey with mental health at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in 115 SRL. This is an opportunity ask questions, talk to an expert and learn about campus resources.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Wendy Hoofnagle book launch and reading

Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism," at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 1017 BAR.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Presidential search and screen committee meeting

The presidential search and screen committee will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 301 LIB. Please visit the presidential search website for the meeting agenda.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month scam #5

Phishing or spoofing is an email or text message, allegedly from a person or business/organization that you know and trust, that often includes a link or attachment which installs malware or directs you to a look-alike website where personal information is requested. Do not click on links or open attachments unless the message makes sense and was expected. When in doubt, contact the alleged sender using some method other than a simple reply to the suspect message and confirm the message's legitimacy. Please forward suspected phishing messages to phishing@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Updating online directory

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within four working days.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Submit your event for International Education Week

International Education Week is Nov. 14 to 18. Student organizations or campus departments that want to host an event related to international education should submit a programs and activities form.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
WHAT IF.... We Had An Actual Democracy in the U.S.?

Donna Hoffman, political science, will discuss the republic the U.S. founders crafted and its implications on current political issues at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Her presentation is open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Happy Medium founder and CEO presentation

Katie Patterson, CEO and founder of Des Moines-based digital advertising and marketing agency Happy Medium, will present “Finding My Happy Medium: From UNI to the Inc. 5000 List” Tuesday, Nov. 1, in 109 CBB. Networking will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and the presentation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Marketing Association, American Advertising Federation and Digital Collective are presenting the event. For more information, contact Trevor Rayhons.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Diversity Colloquium: What You Think You May Know About Politics...And Why You May Be Wrong

Have you ever thought the tuition rate at UNI is arbitrary and that the administration should do something about it? Do you wonder why the United States uses the Electoral College to elect the president? Facilitators Donna Hoffman and Chris Larimer, political science, will discuss how political science research can help us understand the ideas behind these claims and whether we should agree with them (or not) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
P&S Council's Fall Social

The P&S Council will hold its Fall Social at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Old Central Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Jim Wohlpart will speak and the recipients of the 2016 Regents Staff Excellence awards will be recognized. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the P&S Council website.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
De-Stress Day

De-Stress Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, LIB. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities including walking the labyrinth, coloring, crafts, writing notes of gratitude and engaging in the #youmatteratUNI and #throwlightUNI movement.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Educational Technology and Media Services faculty listening sessions

The Educational Technology and Media Services (ETMS) department will offer faculty listening sessions to provide feedback about the services they offer. Come prepared to share your ideas on how IT-ETMS can best meet your technology needs. Don't know what we do? Come find out! All sessions will be held 287 LIB and are limited to 12 participants. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the State College Room, MAU. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. To register, contact Norman Ferguson.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Free depression screenings

Free and anonymous depression screenings will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 103 SHC. Participants will listen to a brief talk, take the screening and discuss the results with a counselor. No registration is required. For more information, email Gretchen Honsell or call 319-273-2676.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Wheaton Wellness session: diabetes

Wheaton Wellness will have a diabetes information session from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 009 GIL. The presentation will focus on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and the development of the disease and management strategies for those living with diabetes. Participants will gain an understanding of the risk factors for diabetes as well as steps for prevention and different courses of treatment. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Absurdity, Literature and the American Soldier

Paul Crenshaw, author of "Chainsaw Fingers," will present "Absurdity, Literature and the American Soldier" from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium, LNG. Crenshaw is a contributing author of Cornerstone’s 2016 Common Read “The Best American Nonrequired Reading."

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Project Based Learning: What is it and why should I care?

Explore the diversity of approaches to Project Based Learning, a type of high-impact, engaged learning, and how it may fit into your classes as well as learning about some exciting new initiatives integrating Project Based Learning into the UNI curriculum from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
College Hill Farmers Market

The final College Hill Farmers Market of the season will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the corner of College St. and W. 22nd St. Kids attending the market in a Halloween costume will receive a prize. There will be soup and applesauce samples available. You can find the market on social media including Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market) and Twitter (@collegehillfm). For more information, call Jodie Huegerich at 391-273-7883.

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