Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Prescription drugs presentation

There will be a presentation by Rex Butler about prescription drugs from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Elm Room, MAU. Butler will discuss how the increase in prescriptions for painkillers has become the deadliest form of accidental death in the United States, how to recognize it and how to help others that might be in these situations. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
Guest presentation by Megan Oakleaf

Rod Library will host a campus visit by Megan Oakleaf. She will discuss national trends related to the value of academic libraries and its role in the institutional mission of universities from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in the ScholarSpace, LIB.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016
Student Disability Services open house

Student Disability Services will have an open house in recognition of Disability Awareness Month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 103 SHC. Meet the new staff, see the office space and learn more about the services and support provided to students. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Live on Purpose

Jill Tupper, life and wellness expert, will be the keynote speaker for Live on Purpose. There will be presentations from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Both presentations are open to faculty, staff, students and the Cedar Valley community. For more information, view her promotional video for UNI and her website.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Vinyl Fridays

The campus community is invited to Vinyl Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection, 4th floor, LIB. Join us for vinyl listening experiences.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
School of Music hosts Nicolle Foland

Renowned soprano and UNI alumna Nicolle Foland will be in residency at the School of Music Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 6 to 8. Events are open and include a Mozart recitative master class from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in 047 RSL; a convocation on Foland's professional career from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 7, in Graham Hall, RSL; and a master class from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
UNI Dance Team kid's clinic

The UNI Dance Team will have a clinic for K through 8 students from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 15, in the West Gym. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or dance shoes (Halloween costumes will be allowed but cannot have detachable or distracting pieces). The cost is $35. Parents and/or guardians can return at noon to watch the dance routines and take pictures with the dance team. For more information, email Beth Sullivan or call 563-495-2252.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Understanding Your Financial Statements for e-Business users

Understanding your Financial Statements training for e-Business users will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20, in 102 SAB. Reports include statement of accounts, transaction detail, personnel reports and SIS financial reporting. The class will be instructional as well as Q&A based. Please bring your questions. Enrollment is required.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
CME First Friday: Hispanic Heritage Month

The CME First Friday event will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, in the Coffee House, MAU. Enjoy food, fun and activities. Connect with others and learn about Hispanic culture.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Change in timecard end date for December monthly payroll

The timecard pay period end date for the December monthly payroll has been changed from Saturday, Dec. 3, to Saturday, Dec. 10. An updated schedule is available at Payroll Periods and Paydays on the Office of Business Operations website.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Phishing efforts continue

Criminals on the Internet continue their efforts to steal your passwords. In the past month, a suspected phishing effort resulted in a change to the direct deposit information of a UNI employee causing their monthly check to go astray. Be skeptical. Don't provide your UNI passphrase in response to a message or link received via email.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Guest lecturer: Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf will present "The Invention of Nature" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the auditorium, LNG. Wulf's book was featured in the spring 2015 Provost's Common Read. For more information, visit the UNI sustainability website.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
2016 Diversity Colloquium

Marybeth Stalp, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present "Mentoring: Promises and Pitfalls" at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5, in 378 LIB. She will present and discuss ways to construct mentoring relationships that function effectively and benefit both the mentor and mentee.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Fundraising opportunity

UNI’s crowdfunding platform, PAWprint, is now open to faculty and staff projects. Over the past few years, PAWprint has allowed student organizations to better utilize their social capital and the power of social media throughout their fundraising efforts. For more information, email PAWprint or visit the PAWprint website.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series will be from noon to 12:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will present "U.S. Press and Overthrow of Dictators: Missing Links in the Coverage of Libya's Gaddafi." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
CROW Forum

This season’s first CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 3, in 287 LIB. Katelyn Browne will present her research on Quakerism in youth literature. For more information, visit the Women's and Gender Studies website.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
How to pronounce Chinese names - part 2

A second session of learning how to pronounce Chinese names will be offered at noon, Monday, Oct. 3, in 378 LIB. Congcong (Penny) Wang, languages and literatures, will be the facilitator.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Volunteer interpreters needed

Volunteer interpreters are needed to assist with public safety, victim advocacy and emergencies. All languages and dialects are needed. If interested, complete the Volunteer Interpreters application form. For more information, contact the International Students and Scholars Office at 319-273-6421.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Road closure and bus stop information

The campus roadway between West 27th St. and Ohio St. will be closed to vehicular traffic for the winter beginning Monday, Oct. 10. The Panther Shuttle bus stop will be relocated to Campus Street, north of the Gilchrist lot. Access to area sidewalks and parking lots will be unaffected. For more information, call 319-273-4400.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Music City Hit-Makers

See the Music City Hit-Makers at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the GBPAC. Nashville’s elite team of songwriters has penned a long list of country hits for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. Get tickets at the GBPAC website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Student Wellness Services director candidates open forums

The university community is invited to attend the open forum sessions for the director of Student Wellness Services candidates at 10 a.m., Oct. 4, 6 and 13, in 035 ITTC. The candidates' resumes and online feedback form are located on the Student Wellness Director Search website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
International Tutor Appreciation Week

International Tutor Appreciation Week is Monday through Sunday, Oct. 3 to 9. Thank UNI's peer educators in your classes at the ALC’s graffiti wall in 008 ITTC or at A-Team from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, in 287 LIB. Stop in for a snack and a selfie with cutout TC, and see how peer educators contribute to fellow students' success with idea feedback, writing feedback, study strategies, math and science tutoring, and mentoring. For more information, visit the Academic Learning Center website.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Healthiest State Walk

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the annual Healthiest State Walk will take place across the state of Iowa. There will be two registered walks at 11 a.m. and noon, beginning at the fountain, MAU. Partner with interns from Employee Well-being and Blue Zones to help Iowa become the healthiest state.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
UNI Dance Marathon Orange Party

UNI Dance Marathon will host their annual Orange Party from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Campanile. Spend time with Miracle Families while playing yard games, 9 Square, using the photo booth and more. Buffalo Wild Wings and $5 pizza will be available while supplies last. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Pizza with Professors

The Honors Student Advisory Board will host Pizza with Professors at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Honors Cottage. Lisa Jepsen, College of Business Administration, will discuss "The Role of Athletics at UNI." Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI Police will offer V.I.D.S. training sessions Monday, Oct. 10, in 30 BCS. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Please register in advance. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
IRB training for graduate students

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will offer “human subjects” training from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the University Room, MAU. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
RCR Workshop: Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research

Discussions regarding key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct., 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Faculty and staff with lobbying contacts

Lobbying activity from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2016, must be reported by Friday, Oct. 7. 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. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. For more information, contact Randy Pilkington.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Retirement open house for Dave Diercks

The Physical Plant will host a retirement open house for Dave Diercks from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in 0081 BAR. Dave has worked for the Physical Plant for more than 31 years.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
2nd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement

The 2nd annual Town Hall for Community Engagement will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Join us in making community connections and in celebrating UNI receiving the Presidential Award for Community Engagement in the category of Economic Opportunity. For tickets and to RSVP, visit the Community Engagement website.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Intuitive Eating workshop

A six-week Intuitive Eating workshop will meet from 4 to 5 p.m., each Thursday, beginning Oct. 20, in 104 WRC. The workshop is designed to help you create a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body while rejecting the dieting mentality. The workshop is free for students and $30 for employees. For more information and to register, email Joan Thompson.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Healthy Numbers: Integrating healthcare into your retirement plan

TIAA will host a seminar from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Elm Room, MAU. Call 800-732-8353 to register. Space is limited to 50 participants, so don't delay in registering.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
TheatreUNI faculty/staff ticket promotion

UNI employees can purchase discounted tickets for TheatreUNI fall performances from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, using the code "Friday5." Employees can purchase up to two tickets per show for $5 each at UNItix or any box office location. The shows are Dead Man's Cell Phone, Oct. 6 to 15, and Twelfth Night, Oct. 28 to Nov. 6. Performance details are available at the TheatreUNI website.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
RCR Workshop: Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Discussions regarding key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in 282 LIB. Students are encouraged to attend; certificates of completion will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Statistical software overview

As part of the Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series, Mark Jacobson, mathematics, will provide an overview of various available software packages for analyzing quantitative data at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 37 MSH. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with Mark regarding their quantitative analysis and software questions and issues.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Small Group Instructional 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, please fill out this form. For more information, email Susan Hill.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Teaching Iowa students and the changing demographics in Iowa

Facilitator Mark Grey, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present and discuss how to best teach current Iowa students and how to prepare for Iowa's changing demographics from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Tips for setting up account "favorites" in iProcurement

The iProcurement Preferences Training Guide is available to assist users with the creation of favorites. Favorites can be nicknamed and saved for future purchases and their use will help avoid the need for a correcting journal entry when the wrong object code or account number is used. For additional questions on setting up favorites, contact Jon Westhoff at 319-273-6246. For questions related to object codes, contact Mindy Schlader at 319-273-2212.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
FMLA session

Human Resource Services will offer a training session on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act for UNI employees and supervisors from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 009 GIL. This session will provide information on the university's process, procedures and policies related to the Family Medical Leave Act. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application

The 2017-18 UNI Scholarship Application is available. Students can apply now for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Priority date is Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 for incoming and current students.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Enhance Your College Experience

What do I stand for? What are my passions in life? In this free class of six one-hour sessions, participants will learn financial and personal skills to help you in college and long after. The class is open to all UNI students. Paid internships at $10 per hour will be available for several students as well as a Hy-Vee gift card drawing. The class will begin Monday, Oct. 31. To register, visit the CEEE website.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
September photography exhibit

The university community is invited to view the Fine Art and Nature Landscape Photography exhibit by Mitchell Strauss on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall, LIB.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), presented by the Graduate College, will be from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes a graduate faculty panel, a presentation on selecting and applying to graduate school, and GRE information presented by staff from the Academic Learning Center.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Being Midwest AF in LA

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will give an open workshop on how to make your Midwest values work for you anywhere, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Digital Media Hub, LIB. This workshop is meant for anyone creative. Pasley will offer portfolio guidance, career guidance, creative guidance and more.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Trivia Night reminder

The Second Annual Trivia Night will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the State College Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Annual training reminder

It's time to complete the required annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification and UNI Credit Card Compliance training. The eLearning courses are available through MyUNIverse – eLearning. Staff who have not previously taken either course will need to self-enroll. For more information, email Christina Geweke or call 319-273-7505.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Safe Zone Ally phase one registration available

Registration is available for individuals seeking to complete the first phase of Safe Zone Ally training. Information on the Safe Zone Ally program, through the LGBT* Center, as well as the web form to register can be found on the LGBT* Center website.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
How to Wear Hats: A-No-Bulls#!%-Guide-To-Multi-Hyphenating-Yourself

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the L.A.-based animation studio Digital Twigs, will speak at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the auditorium, KAB. He will discuss the pros and cons of being a jack-of-all-trades, how to present yourself in the entertainment industry, how to examine your strengths and how to collaborate.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
iPads and iOS 10

Older university-owned iOS devices not supporting iOS 10 that are running the latest iOS 9 version may continue to be used for the current fiscal year. This date may be reconsidered if a severe vulnerability arises and Apple chooses not to provide an update for iOS 9. iOS devices in general should never be used to store university PII data. The effective lifetime of an iOS device is about two years, or perhaps as much as three years if the latest is purchased the day it becomes available. Departments may wish to reconsider their use of these devices if budgets do not permit the shorter life cycle.

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