Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Blackout Friday

Join Black Student Union for a meet and greet with African-American faculty and staff BSU allies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, CME. To commemorate our past, present and future, wear all black that day. A group picture will be taken at noon.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: BSU bonding event

Strap up your bowling shoes and join BSU for bowling from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Cadillac Lanes, 650 La Porte Road, Waterloo. If you need transportation, meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gilchrist Hall parking lot to depart at 6:45 p.m. BSU membership dues must be paid to attend at no cost. The cost for non-members is $11.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
LIB 3159 Creating Wikipedia for the Arts (74957)

Rod Library has a new credit course that will meet from 10 to 10:50 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students will create and improve Wikipedia articles about the visual, performing and applied arts while critically engaging with diversity and representation issues in the free encyclopedia. Students must be of sophomore standing. More information about the class is available on the library website.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Faculty Workshop: New and Improved: Baseline 110 Classroom Technology

Several opportunities are available this semester to learn whether the classroom you'll be teaching in during the spring semester has been upgraded, how to use the new baseline technologies, and how they enhance opportunities for active learning and use of student devices. For more information, see the faculty workshop calendar.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Give to United Way

The UNI United Way campaign runs through Friday, Nov. 10. Give now to the Cedar Valley United Way through the online pledge form or use the paper pledge form and envelope provided in campus mail and return to Therese Callaghan, 0034. Additional information is available online.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Wild 'n Out Wednesday

Black Student Union will have Wild 'n Out Wednesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium, LNG, as part of My Black Is Beautiful Week. Participants will be divided into teams, and each player has one minute to complete the task at hand as they compete against other teams to win the most points and receive a prize.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
General election voting

Gilchrist Hall has been designated as a polling location for the Nov. 7 general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only. Questions can be directed to Joe Tyler at 273-2712.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Faculty/Staff tech tips

Check out Blackboard’s Student Preview tool. View your course through the eyes of a student. Take tests, submit assignments and make sure your course is working as intended. For more information, visit Blackboard. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Annual Distance Education Conference

The "Roles of Engagement -- Facilitating Excellence in Distance Education" conference will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14. The keynote speaker is Marius Boboc of Cleveland State University. The conference is free and lunch is included. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Continuing Education website. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Nov. 10.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Halloween safety tips

Halloween can be a spooky time for UNI families. To help ensure your family's holiday is scary for all the right reasons, Environmental Health and Safety is sharing the following Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Policies review

The policies 3.20 Posthumous Degree and 'In Memoriam' Certificates and 8.05 Posting of Non-Commercial Signs and Displays are available for review and comments until Thursday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
International Games Week

Rod Library, Panther eSports and Panther Tabletop are teaming up to participate in International Games Week. Video and tabletop gaming events will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, in 287 LIB. Thursday's events will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Food, sex, alcohol and more

Are you interested in topics such as alcohol education, sexual health, intuitive eating, body image, stress management and more? Student Wellness Services provides a variety of interactive health-related programs ranging from 30-60 minutes in length. To make a request, see our program descriptions.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
UNI Proud presents Dragaganza

This Halloween drag show is at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, in the Auditorium, LNG. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Dress code is your best Halloween costume, but not required. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
My Black is Beautiful Week: Melanin Monday

The Black Student Union is hosting My Black is Beautiful Week with events each day. Melanin Monday will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, MAU. Keyah Levy, assistant director of the CME, and panelists from BSU and Northern Iowa Student Government will discuss black professionalism and being black in a PWI.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Nightmare in Piazza

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, 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!

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
"An Inconvenient Sequel" screening

The nationwide screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel" will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in 109 CBB. Gore will be live-streamed at the beginning of the event and will answer several questions submitted by viewers. The screening is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Teach UNI presentation: How to Teach Content Analysis

Join the CETL to see the CAT classroom in action. Qingli Meng will discuss how she taught content analysis in a research methods class in the CAT classroom at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in 1043 BAR.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Halloween Hoopla! concert for kids of all ages

Halloween Hoopla will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This spooktacular Halloween-themed event will feature students of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt. Dracula's Guide to the Orchestra is a concert for children of all ages. Costumes are welcome. This event is free and open to the public and is approximately one hour in length.

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.

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