Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Hearst Lecture Series: Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe will discuss her book "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the ScholarSpace, LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
October CROW Forum

The first CROW Forum of the academic year will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 2, in 287 LIB. Alison Altstatt will present "Wilton Abbey in Procession: Women on the Move in Medieval England."

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Policy 7.04 Fire Safety is available for review

The Policy 7.04 Fire Safety is avalable for review until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

Deanne Gute and Ellen Neuhaus will lead this session, focusing primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others’ work as well as one’s own, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in 301 LIB. They will also discuss collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. Registration is required. For more information, email Emma Welch.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Mary Beth Tinker and Free Speech

Mary Beth Tinker is the "Tinker" behind the pivotal Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Supreme Court case, which established that students' rights to free speech didn't end at the "schoolhouse gate." She will speak at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Maggie Miller.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

For Panopto users, there is now a new folder called "My Folder," and it is not tied to any eLearning course. One suggestion for using this folder is to utilize it as a space for editing your Panopto video(s). You can then move the edited video to the appropriate folder/eLearning course. Questions can be submitted to servicehub.uni.edu.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Friends of Tallgrass Prairie Center sip and paint event

The Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a painting event at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Cedar Valley Art and Wine, 309 Main Street. All painting supplies and snacks are provided. For more information, contact Staci Mueller.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
UNI Qualtrics webpage

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has a new Qualtrics webpage located on the RSP website. The previous Qualtrics access form has been updated; refer to the "Request Access" link on this page to use Qualtrics for future research. The new webpage also has information related to creating and disseminating your Qualtrics survey, how to share your survey and links to other Qualtrics tips and tricks . For more information, email Megan Vogt-Kostner.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Announcement to all Campus Solution users

SIS Production maintenance will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. The change will be applying CS Bundles #45 and #46 in SIS Production Campus Solutions/SIS PRD CSS environment. The outage is expected to last four hours, and Campus Solutions will be unavailable during this time. SIS PRD (Portal, CRM) will be unavailable for the first 30 minutes of patching.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Reminder: Homecoming office decorating competition

Don’t forget to register your office by Friday, Sept. 29, for the 2017 Homecoming Office Decorating Contest. Judging will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, with offices judged on creativity, originality, construction and utilization of this year's theme. Visit the Homecoming website for more details or contact Bill Henninger with questions.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group

Join us as we go beyond stuttering to explore what lies beneath the surface. This campus and community support group meeting is open to any adults who stutter and their family members. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. For more information, contact Majed Al'Harthi or Lindsey Leacox.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Ethical data management presentation

Helen Harton, psychology, will present and discuss ethical issues in data storage and management, as well as how to ethically author and present your results using various methods of dissemination, from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Oak Room, MAU. This fits Part A of the Ethics certificate. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor webinar

Join the CETL at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 378 LIB, for an online seminar that “will explore the disconnect between teacher and student definitions of rigor and explain how you can bridge the divide in your classroom.” More information is available on the Magna website.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making diapers for Haitian infants with nonprofit Many Hands for Haiti from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Oak Room, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
What the Library Can Do For You: Leading Students to Quality Sources in the Information Age

Join the CETL and Rod Library from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in 282 LIB, to discuss how students use the library and how UNI librarians can assist you in making the best use of information resources for your courses.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes presentations on the application process, financing graduate school, and a Graduate Faculty and Graduate Student Panel. This event is for students who are considering graduate or professional education at UNI or another university.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Bicycle parking

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds everyone not to park bicycles in front of building entrances. This presents an egress problem in the event of an emergency. More information on bicycle parking regulations can be found in the UNI Parking Manual.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance request for proposals

The UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is accepting project proposals from Cedar Falls/Waterloo area nonprofits that want to partner with NLA in the community during the spring semester. Proposals are due by Friday, Oct. 13. For more information, visit the NLA website.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Hot weather continuing this week

The temperature highs this week will be in the upper 80s, and we are asking you to do your part in reducing electrical use. This directly affects the peak demand that is set at this time every year, which in turn sets our cost of electricity. For more information, visit the Facilities Planning energy webpage.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Smoking Cessation: now is the time to quit!

Join Employee Well-being from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Presidential Room, MAU, for a session on tobacco cessation. Learn tools and resources UNI provides to support employees to break the habit and quit for good. For additional information, visit the HRS website. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Apply for or renew your passport at the Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Representatives from the Black Hawk County recorders office will be present to help attendees apply for or renew a passport. Passport application requirements are posted online. Information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more will be available. Past participants, faculty and staff will be there to answer questions.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Do you want Google Drive to convert your Microsoft Office files to the appropriate Google Drive format? Or do you just want to store your Office documents in Drive without converting? You have a choice in Google Drive Settings. Learn more at DocumentSnap.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
2017 UNI Homecoming t-shirts for sale

UNI Homecoming t-shirts are on sale. The cost is $15. Shirts will be available for pickup or purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 2-4, outside of Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Last chance to register for Common Read

This is the last chance to sign up for the President's Diversity Common Read. A list of open groups can be found on the CETL website. The registration deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Grand opening: "Right Side Up: The Life and Art of Herb Hake"

The UNI Museum invites you to “Right Side Up: The Life and Art of Herb Hake" exhibit grand opening at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, in the UNI Museum, LIB. There will be speakers who knew Hake to share their impressions of his life's work.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Graduate College student awards deadlines

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

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
5th Annual Graduate College Social Mixer

The Graduate College invites graduate students, graduate faculty and staff to the 5th Annual Graduate College Social Mixer from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in 287 LIB. Drop by and enjoy good conversation and light refreshments.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
2017 Scholar Connexus

The 2017 Scholar Connexus will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Scholar Connexus is an opportunity to network with colleagues, identify new research collaborators, share ideas and expertise and meet new people with similar scholarly interests in a fun, informal environment. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more information, contact Doris Nyaga at 273-3217 or email Research and Sponsored Programs.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Q&A with Jeff Tamplin

Rod Library and Jeff Tamplin, turtle expert and illustrator, will host a Q&A session from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in 287 LIB. Bring your questions and have a conversation with the artist of "Point of Pointillism" displayed on the art wall in the library. For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Managing conflict training opportunity

Employee and Family Resources (EFR) will conduct a training session "Managing Conflict When Things Get Tough" from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 25, in 007 GIL. Participants will learn effective conflict management approaches to ensure healthy engagement, respectful dialogue and an opportunity for growth. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Addition to facilitators for President's Diversity Common Read

Additions to the facilitators for the President's Diversity Common Read are Elise Dubord and Sarah Vander Zanden from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 11 and 25, and Nov. 8, CME.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Beyond M/F: Supporting Gender Diverse Students

The Professional Development committee will host a session from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in the State College Room, MAU. Emily Harsch, LGBT* Student Services coordinator, will explore legal and social barriers affecting our trans and gender non-conforming students, as well as opportunities for support from Student Affairs professionals. Register online.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Reminder for Summer Fellowship Applications

Application, cover sheets and instructions for applying for a 2018 Summer Fellowship are available on the Graduate College website. The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Reminder for Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

The application, cover sheet and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment for the fall 2018 and/or spring 2019 semesters are available on the Graduate College website. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Immigration 101: DACA, Documentation and the Importance of Immigrants in Our Communities

Join us for a panel presentation of faculty, students and community experts who will help us understand the role and importance of immigration in the U.S. and Iowa at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Small Group Instruction Diagnosis (SGID)

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method of course evaluation that uses a trained, outside facilitator to conduct a mid-semester discussion with students to provide feedback to an instructor. If you are interested in having a SGID done in a course this semester, fill out this form. For more information, email Susan Hill.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Reminder: President's Diversity Common Read

The deadline to sign up with a facilitator for the President's Diversity Common Read is Monday, Sept. 18. Please refer to the Sept. 8 email regarding facilitators and other information.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Narrative Explorations of Resistance, Racism and Pedagogy

Join the CETL from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in 301 LIB, for Kyle Rudick's talk addressing the ways in which (un)intentional racism permeates higher education and the ways that students of color narrate navigating it.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
How to change payroll direct deposit information

For increased security, Manage Direct Deposit (Payroll) is no longer available on ebusiness Employee Self Service. To change direct deposit information, complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form available on the forms repository and bring to Business Operations-Payroll with a photo ID.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Security Awareness: avoiding ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt users’ files or lock their operating systems so attackers can demand a ransom payment. You can avoid falling victim by deleting suspicious email messages and avoiding clicking on unverified email links or attachments. Read more at the Educause Review website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in the McLeod Center. All students are encouraged to attend and connect with more than 180 employers, non-profits and graduate schools. To view the organizations attending, visit the Career Services website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Forum and panel on white supremacy beliefs

The Chief Diversity Officer and the Center for Multicultural Education will host a forum and student panel on white supremacy beliefs from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, in 115 SRL. The speaker will be Abraham Funchess, director of the Human Rights Commission. For more information, contact the Chief Diversity Officer at 273-2820.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Field days promote Prairie On Farms

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will feature practical uses of prairie for water quality improvement and pollinator habitat at farms near Cedar Falls and Dike Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20-21. For more information, visit the TPC website.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group

This support group will meet for eight weeks from Oct. 9 to Dec. 4. and provides a safe setting for survivors to connect and share their thoughts and feelings while learning about abuse and healing. Dates and time will be determined based on participants' availability. For more information, contact Kaylee Michelson or call 563-231-1285 by Friday, Oct. 6.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K run/walk

Kick off Homecoming with a 5K run at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. There will be t-shirts, medals and more. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Expanded assistive technology

Rod Library has expanded its available assistive technologies. We now have an Assistive Technology Study Room, 315 LIB, that offers a quieter space than the Assistive Technology Area on the main floor as well as additional assistive technology software and equipment. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Changes to the eBiz login experience

The morning of Thursday, Sept. 14, Information Technology will upgrade the Oracle e-Business Suite (eBiz). This upgrade will change the login experience for eBiz. You will be required to complete a short configuration change the first time you login to eBiz after the upgrade takes place. For more information, visit the Information Technology website, contact the IT Service Desk at 273-5555 or email servicedesk@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
RSVP: Emerging Practices in Marketing and Recruitment for Adult Learners presentation

It's not too late to RSVP for the presentation by John McMillian, Education Advisory Board, covering EAB's best-practice research and data-driven approaches to the recruitment of adult learners. His presentation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the University Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
UNI Alert test scheduled for Sept. 14

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Make sure your emergency information is updated and correct.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
2017 November Conference Call For Programs

The Professional Development Committee is seeking session proposals for the fall 2017 conference "People, Purpose and Passion" to be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15, MAU. We are committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will contribute to staff’s performance. Conference participants will be looking to learn ideas from your presentation to take back to their department to improve their own skills and abilities. Submit your ideas online.

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