Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Center for Social and Behavioral Research 50th anniversary celebration

Join the Center for Social and Behavioral Research faculty, staff and students for a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Jim Wohlpart will give opening remarks at 3:30 p.m., followed by a brief keynote by Gene Lutz, CSBR director emeritus. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Nominations open for Engaged Campus Awards

Nominations are open for the Engaged Campus Awards through Iowa Campus Compact. For more information, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website. Please notify Julianne Gassman if you nominate someone.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
'VANG:' a two-person documentary play

"VANG," a documentary that tells the story of four recent immigrant family farmers by weaving together photographs and interviews of families who are making farming and agriculture a part of their new lives in the U.S., will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The show is free and open to the public. A donation of $5 or a new/gently used gardening tool will be accepted. Woven goods and a Burmese meal will be available for purchase before and after the play. Doors open 1 p.m. There will be a discussion with playwright Mary Swander following the show.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
CIEP receives 10-year reaccreditation from CEA

The Culture and Intensive English Program has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). They are the premier accrediting body for post-secondary intensive English programs and are known nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the CEA website.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Good in the Neighborhood: Project-Based Learning and Community Outreach Around the Tiny House Movement

Panelists Courtney Clausen, Scott Greenhalgh, Sarah Pauls and Angela Waseskuk will discuss UNI's tiny house and how it came to be as well as the ideas for community engagement projects that grew from conversations around the tiny house being built at noon, Monday, Feb. 13, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Spring 2017 Small Group Instructional Diagnoses (SGIDs)

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 submit a request form. For more information, email Susan Hill.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, UNI state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 10, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Tuesday beginning Feb. 14, in 185/187 WRC. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free, and no registration is necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
"Empty Bowls" work day

Everyone is welcome to come to the ceramics lab, 126 KAB, Friday, Feb. 10, to make a soup bowl to donate to the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Cedar Valley Food Pantry, a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Work sessions will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Clay for the bowls and assistance will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness campus walk on Saturday, April 1. The walk supports the research, education and prevention of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more information, contact OutofthedarknessUNI@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Darwin Week 2017

Darwin Week, hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers, will be observed Monday through Friday, Feb. 13-16. The event promotes skepticism and reasoning on various subjects such as religion, politics and science. There will be faculty speakers throughout each day beginning at noon with a keynote speaker each night at 7 p.m. The lectures will be in the University Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser in Residence

Apply to be a PAiR and work in the residence hall where you live as well as the Office of Academic Advising. Learn more and apply at the Academic Advising website. Applications are due by Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information, contact Heather Asmus.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Valentine's Day sale

Stop by and show your love for the UNI Museum by purchasing something for a loved one from the Friends of the UNI Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, on the main floor of Rod Library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Procurement Services newsletter

The February issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is available on the procurement webpage. For more information, contact James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
New Oxford Shakespeare Online trial subscription

Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online, a dynamic, interactive resource presenting new considerations of Shakespeare's works, edited from the base-texts and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Please provide feedback by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Cheating at UNI: Faculty and Student Perspectives

Helen Harton will present a brown bag lecture sharing results from a student and faculty study regarding ethics and cheating behaviors from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in 287 LIB. The presentation fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Darwin Week Lecture: 'The Reproducibility Crisis in Science'

This Darwin Week lecture by Helen Harton will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the University Room, MAU. The presentation fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
5th Annual Art From the Heart Benefit

The 5th Annual Art from the Heart Benefit, sponsored by Art for El Salvador, will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. All proceeds will provide educational opportunities for children in El Salvador. The Brazilian 2wins, Tropicante and Eric the Magician will perform. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Security awareness - staying secure on the road

This month's issue of OUCH! is "Staying Secure on the Road," with good advice for anyone who is traveling. That includes not only international travel or out-of-state travel, but also something as simple as going to Panera for lunch.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
CETL Series: Working with Small Groups in the Classroom: Peer Review as a Strategy for Improving Students’ Writing Process

Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will share her research on using peer-review in upper-division, discipline-specific courses from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 378 LIB. With a single peer-review activity, she was able to encourage students to begin writing earlier in the semester, help students offer formative feedback to their peers and encourage students to substantially revise their drafts before submitting the final paper.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Mental health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
EAP Session: Managing Conflict

Join us for a presentation on managing conflict from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Elm Room, MAU. We will talk about friction in the workplace and when it can be costly to a business. Participants will learn effective conflict management approaches to ensure healthy engagement. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Information literacy for graduate students

Leila Rod-Welch, Rod Library, will present "Information Literacy for Graduate Students: Everything a Graduate Student Should Know Before Starting a Research Project" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 373 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Love a Donor

Faculty and staff are encouraged to write a thank you card to university donors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Locations are 323 CBB; 315 SAB; SOM conference room, RSL; 105B SEC; and 124 MSH.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Campus transportation survey

You have the opportunity to participate in a campus survey that studies faculty and staff transportation habits and your interest in alternative transportation. Look for an email invitation this week. Participants will be eligible to win a $20 gift card.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Faculty study rooms

Rod Library has faculty study rooms available to current full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and emeritus faculty. Interested faculty can submit an application to request a space. For more information, contact Susan Basye.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair Monday, Feb. 13

The UNI Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and all majors. Plan to attend and network with more than 140 employers and organizations. Learn more about job and internship opportunities. A list of participating employers and event details are available on the Career Services website.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Mapworks spring training workshops

Mapworks training sessions for faculty and staff will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, or from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 138 ITT. Mapworks allows faculty and staff to identify the transition needs of first-year students, make referrals and access aggregate data to inform programming and outreach. Please register online.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
The Power of Social Imagination in Higher Ed: The Role of the Arts in Bridging Community Engagement and Education

Join students and faculty from the art and the curriculum and instruction departments from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB, for a conversation about what was learned at the 2016 "Imagining America" Conference. The conference focused on socially just methods used to creatively engage communities and form partnerships between them and institutions of higher learning.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Student athletes partner with Hy-Vee to host Junior Panther Night

UNI student athletes and Hy-Vee will host a Junior Panther Night for K through 6 grade students at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. Activities include a nutrition station, skill development with student athletes, goodie bags and an appearance by TC and TK. Registration is required. The deadline for free registration is Friday, Feb. 10. Admission will be $5 per attendee the night of the event. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. Email the registration form to Andrea Greve or fax to 319-273-4700.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
African-American Affinity Group dinner

Please join us for an evening of community building from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Wesley Foundation's Threehouse, 2422 College Street. The dinner is free and open to UNI faculty and staff. RSVP (required) to Gabriela Olivares.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
"The Digital Meetup: An Easier Way to Team Teach"

Adrienne Lamberti and Jim O'Loughlin will discuss the use of digital tools for short-term collaboration between different classes across a range of disciplines, using the example of their experience bringing together student editors and fiction writers for a shared project at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Supporting students that identify on the autism spectrum information session

The Professional Development Committee will host Danielle Ballard-Green, CADC and social work graduate student, from 10 to 11:30 am., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Ballard-Green will discuss the challenges students on the autism spectrum face and how we can more effectively support them toward success. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Live Like a Student begins Feb. 20

Live Like a Student, a free non-credit three-week financial literacy course, begins Monday, Feb. 20. Participating students receive a Live Like a Student t-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Please encourage students to register online.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee silent auction

Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee are partnering for a community artwork display and auction. The artwork is on display at Sidecar Coffee's Cedar Falls location. A silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Sidecar. The highest bidders will be contacted Wednesday, Feb. 8, to pick up and pay for their artwork. Auction items include artwork, photography, hand lettering from students and an original photo by photographer Tim Dodd.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Deadline approaching for Student Leadership Awards nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 10. If you know of students, organizations or organization advisors that are deserving of recognition, nominate them for an award. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for a list of awards and links to the nomination forms.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Win a free fit class pass

Join a fitness class by purchasing a fit class pass in 101 WRC. Email Dana Foster by Monday, Feb. 6, to be entered into a drawing for free fit class passes. One fit class pass will be given away for every 10 email entries. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Alpha Phi 9th Annual Red Dress Gala

The UNI chapter of Alpha Phi will host their 9th Annual Red Dress Gala to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids. The foundation is a nonprofit, international organization designed to raise funds and awareness on behalf of women’s heart health. Tickets include dinner, live auction, silent auction and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased from an Alpha Phi member or online.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Let's Talk February sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to drop in and have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is meant for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can be briefly addressed. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 and 17, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB. March session dates and times are available on the Counseling Center website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Writers Talk: Jim O'Loughlin reads from 'Dean Dean Dean Dean'

Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, launches his new collection of flash fiction, "Dean Dean Dean Dean," at noon, Friday, Feb. 3, in the Thompson Commons, 081 BAR, as part of the Writers Talk series.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Lunch and Learn: Chronic Pain

A Lunch and Learn presentation on chronic pain will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 009 GIL. This presentation will focus on common sources of pain that affect the workplace, including arthritis, back pain, headaches and more. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Getting started with qualtrics

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will offer hands-on workshops from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, and noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 102 SAB. To register, visit the qualtrics training webpage. For more information, email qualtrics@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Nomination for MWONE Academic Advising award

The MWONE award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 24, and can be made by faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the provost website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
CROW Forum

Stephanie Logan will present "Teaching While Black - Oh, and a Woman" at noon, Monday, Feb. 6, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art” will be on exhibit at Rod Library on the main floor during the month of March. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to submit any 2-D medium comic artwork by Wednesday, March 1, for the exhibit.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

The Center for Academic Ethics will offer a training session on avoiding plagiarism from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 301 LIB. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Give, Serve, Lead conferences

The Service and Leadership Council will host three free Give, Serve, Lead conferences at 7 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Conferences include a poverty simulation, a service project night and a guest panel of UNI leaders. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Cold and flu prevention presentation

Cold and flu season is in full force and getting a flu shot is the best prevention method. Learn additional ways to boost your immune system and help ward off the flu at a presentation by Dr. Abby Hitchins from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in 007 GIL. Hitchins will discuss the nervous system and research-based methods to boost your immune system. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Jeremy Schraffenberger, languages and literatures, will present "The North American Review and the University of Northern Iowa" at noon, Monday, Jan. 30, in 287 LIB. The North American Review celebrated its bicentennial in 2016. Schraffenberger will give a brief history of the 200-year-old magazine and describe how it functions now as a learning laboratory for students and explain how any faculty can write for the magazine.

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