Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Service Learning Institute

All faculty are invited to apply to attend a Service Learning Institute Monday through Wednesday, May 16 to 18. This workshop will focus on incorporating service learning activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. For more details and the registration form, visit the CETL website. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 30.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Take courses this summer @ UNI

We are ramping up online and on-campus course offerings at UNI this summer for current students, faculty and staff. Visit Summer@UNI and see how you can accelerate progress toward your degree. Course details and financial aid information are available on the new Summer@UNI website.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 to March 30 must be reported by Friday, April 1. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Randy Pilkington, director of Federal Relations, with questions.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Mental health on campus: what you need to know

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a panel discussion from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in 378 LIB. Panelists will discuss what to do to help students in distress, ask questions about mental health issues and learn what resources are available for students, faculty and staff to address mental health concerns. Panelists will be Leslie Williams, Dave Towle, Debby Ferguson, Mark Rowe-Barth and Therese Callaghan.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Chinese Language and Culture Association open house and social

The Chinese Language and Culture Association will host an open house and social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the University Room, MAU. The groups will share their accomplishments and information about their programs. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Color It Blue 5K color run

Alpha Xi Delta will host AmaXIng Challenge, a 5K run/walk, on Saturday, April 2, to increase awareness and support for Austim Speaks. For more information, visit the Alpha Xi Delta website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
UNI Red Cross Club blood drive

The UNI Red Cross Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 28, in the WRC. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water prior to donating. Donors will receive a t-shirt. Register online at the American Red Cross website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Deborah Ball of TeachingWorks to visit campus

Deborah Loewenberg Ball from TeachingWorks will speak on “High-Leverage Teaching Practices” for teachers in K-12 schools from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Registration is free; RSVPs are requested. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, visit the CET website.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
Eco+House exhibition

This exhibition has been created by spring 2016 EcoHouse students in partnership with the UNI Museum and UNI CARES. The inaugural performances will be from noon to 3 p.m., MAU, and at 3:30 p.m. in the UNI Museum, Wednesday, March 30. Performances and participatory works will be scheduled throughout the exhibit’s duration. For more information visit the library website.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Academic Learning Center programs

Latricia Hylton and Inez Murtha, Academic Learning Center, will discuss continuing programs and new initiatives for student retention and success from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in 378 LIB.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
New volume of UNIversitas published

Volume 11 of UNIversitas features items on academic integrity, the Voting Rights Act, conflicting experiences of Israelis and Palestinians, the Cornerstone program, the contemporary moment in Holocaust remembrance and education, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
UNI Museum gift store

The Friends of the UNI Museum gift store will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, on the main floor of Rod library. Shop for puppets, jewelry, educational kits and toys.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Family art exhibit

The Gallery of Art will showcase the Latino American children's exhibit "Family" Thursday, March 24, to Tuesday, April 19. The exhibit was organized by Wendy Miller and features artwork from students in Cedar Falls and Waterloo elementary schools. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24, and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
FMLA presentation

Human Resource Services will offer a training session for employees and supervisors on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in 007/009 GIL. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Pesticide notification registry 2016

Faculty, staff and students who want to receive advance notification of pesticide application on campus should visit the Physical Plant website.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Tickets available for Mayim Bialik lecture April 11

Tickets are still available for actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik's lecture titled "Arts + Sciences = Big Bang" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the GBPAC. Bialik is visiting UNI as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Tickets are available at all UNItix locations or call 273-7469.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
Copying request form available

In order to streamline the process for requesting black/white and color copy jobs, a request form is now available. Student organizations should continue to follow the process of submitting copy requests to the Student Involvement Center. For more information, contact Janis Jehle or call 319-273-2761.

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Women's History Month keynote address

The Women's History Month keynote address will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 21, in 112 SRL. UNI graduate Johnanna Ganz will speak on "(Dis)Embodied: Race, Body Size and the Construction of Hegemonic Femininity in Popular Media."

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Eat on campus during spring break

Biscotti's, located in Redeker Center, and the Food Court in Maucker Union will be open limited hours during spring break. The dining centers and other retail locations on campus will be closed. For a complete list of daily hours, visit the DOR website.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
Gaming in Color documentary

Rod Library will host Gaming in Color, a documentary film about LGBTQ issues in the gaming industry, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in the Oak Room, MAU. The film focuses on lesbian, gay, transgender and queer issues in video games, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of queer themes in gaming.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
China: Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Period

The UNI Chinese Language and Culture Association will show the documentary "Zhou Dynasty and the Warring States Period" from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the Oak Room, MAU. A discussion will follow.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
Latino Americans sixth episode: "Peril and Promise"

Rod Library will host the screening and discussion of the sixth episode of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Peril and Promise" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the CME. For an episode description and series information, visit the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016
No Inside UNI during spring break

Inside UNI will not be published next week due to spring break. The deadline for items for the March 22 faculty/staff issue is noon, Monday, March 21. The deadline for items for the March 23 student issue is noon, Tuesday, March 22.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Additional ProTrav training available

The Office of Business Operations will offer additional training sessions for ProTrav, the new online tool for procurement card reconciliation and travel reimbursements, effective Monday, March 28. Attendance is encouraged for all procurement cardholders, procurement card reconcilers and travelers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Kliegl at 273-3034.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Wakonse Teaching Conference information session

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a panel discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in 378 LIB. Panelists Victoria DeFrancisco, Brittany Flokstra, Abbylynn Helgevold and Jennifer Waldron will share information about the Wakonse Teaching Conference. This year's conference will be Monday to Saturday, May 23 to 28, in Shelby, Michigan. Faculty interested in attending should submit this form by Monday, March 21.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Cesar Millan at Gallagher Bluedorn

See Cesar Millan, the original host of NatGeo's “The Dog Whisperer”, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, GBPAC. Joined by his four-legged companion, Junior, Cesar will share his training methods, including live demonstrations with local rescue dogs on stage. For tickets and more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
Biometric screening

Employee Well-being will host a biometric screening from 7 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 25, in 007/009 GIL. Registration is required.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016
CAB presents "Sisters"

Campus Activities Board will show the film "Sisters" featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Pizza and other refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
Tu Historia

The Rod Library, as a part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming, is creating Tu Historia: Latino Americans in Iowa, an oral history collection that focuses on the experiences of Latinos and Latino Americans in the Midwest. The project will promote cultural connections through the stories of individuals. All Latino/as are encouraged to share their stories through photos, video or by just speaking with us. Anyone interested in contributing should contact Jess Cruz or call 319-273-2495, or Juan Carlos Castillo or call 319-273-6200.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
UNI Web team moves to ITS-User Services

The Web team in University Relations has merged with the Web staff in ITS-User Services, forming a new Web team housed in the ITTC. Requests for website design should still be submitted through the Creative Resources form in University Relations. Requests for general updates and changes to sites may be submitted to DeWayne Purdy or through the new ServiceHub ticketing system.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
"Most Likely to Succeed" documentary

The education documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the auditorium, LNG. A discussion will follow. The current U.S. education system was developed a century ago. The world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the education system has not. This documentary tells the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
Year of Service Panel: What is AmeriCorps really like?

A panel of current and former AmeriCorps members will provide information about AmeriCorps programs from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. 

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
Free anxiety screening

The Counseling Center will hold free anxiety screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, in 103 SHC. Screenings are open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is not required. Participants will complete a questionnaire and meet privately with a counselor who will briefly discuss the results.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
Seeking volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition

The regional Iowa FIRST Robotics Competition is seeking volunteer safety glass attendants and crowd control volunteers for Wednesday to Saturday, March 23 to 26. If you are able to give a minimum commitment of four hours, contact the Iowa FRC Volunteer Coordinator.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
UNI climate survey

UNI is seeking feedback on the culture of the institution through an online survey. All students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences about the university’s culture and attitudes. Check your email for a survey invitation. The survey will be open through Monday, March 21. Contact Kristin Moser for more information.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
March 2016 issue of SH101 e-magazine is available

The March issue of SH101 is available. Included are tips for eating well on campus and information about the "Spring into Wellness" event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in Maucker Union. 

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016
Posture presentation

Employees are invited to a lunch and learn posture presentation conducted by Wayson Chiropractic from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in 109 CME. Employees may bring a lunch. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016
Mayim Bialik lecture tickets

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak at UNI's Gallagher Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Admission to the formal lecture is free; tickets are required. Tickets will be available: March 1 and March 2 for UNI students only; March 3 and March 4 for students, faculty and staff; and March 7 for the general public. Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations or call 319-273-7469.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016
Enriques's Journey community read

The Rod Library is hosting a community reading of "Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother." Join others in the Cedar Valley in exploring this gripping, thought-provoking novel through a series of community reads. All meetings listed are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016
Local food and film festival

A local food and film festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local farmers, sample food and purchase products. Admission is free. Films will be shown throughout the day.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraisers

Cedar Valley Art and Wine will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 5. Insomnia Cookies will hold a fundraiser on Monday, March 7. Orders can be placed at the store on College Hill or online. Funds raised from both events will benefit UNI's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to support suicide prevention and research.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Beers to You and Gourmet Too

Beers to You and Gourmet Too, a fundraiser for Gallagher Bluedorn, will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo. For more information and tickets, visit gbpac.com/beerstoyou.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
CLACA member recruitment

The UNI Chinese Language and Culture Association is a student organization accepting new members and has open leadership positions. For more information, contact Steven Timm, president.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Trivia contest

Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) and the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) is sponsoring a trivia contest. Stop in at the center Monday through Friday, March 1 to 30, and answer a trivia question; questions will change daily. Each question is worth various points and the person with the most points on March 31 will win a prize package worth $50. The contest is open to students, faculty and staff. No purchase is necessary.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Dining coffee survey

Dining Services is conducting a survey about the brands of coffee served on campus. Complete the survey and let us know what brand(s) of coffee you would like to see at your favorite retail and dining locations around campus.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraisers

Buffalo Wild Wings will have a fundraiser from open to close Monday, Feb. 29. Click here for an event coupon. Cedar Valley Art and Wine will have a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 5. Funds raised from both events will benefit UNI's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to support suicide prevention and research.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraiser

Buffalo Wild Wings will have a fundraiser from open to close Monday, Feb. 29. Funds raised will benefit UNI's Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to support suicide prevention and research. Click here for an event coupon. 

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Imago Theatre Zoo Zoo

See Imago Theatre ZooZoo at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Gallagher Bluedorn. ZooZoo is mask and dance theatre at its best. Imaginatively choreographed and at a buck a kid, this show is fun for the whole family. Buy tickets at gbpac.com/zoozoo.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Faculty and staff appreciation lunch

Faculty and staff are invited to a soup and sandwich appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at St. Stephen's.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
Don’t miss We Are One UNI

We Are One UNI is this week. Join the Panther family to make an impact at UNI. Participate by visiting We Are One UNI. Track progress on Facebook and Twitter.

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