Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
UNI Alert test reminder

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., today, Thursday, March 2. You are encouraged to review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Faculty and staff appreciation lunch

The Campus Ministries Association invites all faculty and staff to a soup and sandwich appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd Street.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
TIAA individual consultation

A TIAA individual consultant will visit UNI March 8, 9, 22, 23 and April 10, 11, 13, 26 and 27. Common questions and topics covered during sessions include: Am I on track for retirement?; Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this?; Is my current mix of investments appropriate?; How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
"Let's Talk!"

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can briefly be addressed. Sessions will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 3 and 31, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Dance Marathon Big Event

Want to see UNI Dance Marathon's Big Event in full action? Stop in Maucker Union from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 4, and participate in dancing, Silent Disco, inflatables and more. Cost of admission is free with a donation. There will be a faculty tour of the event at 5 p.m. Please enter through the Lang Hall north doors and you will be directed from there.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Dance Marathon community open house

Dance Marathon will have a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 3, in MAU. The open house gives Cedar Valley residents the opportunity to learn about Dance Marathon's Big Event. Admission is free. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Teach UNI Project Presentation: Wellness in the Community: Connecting Students with Clients at the Western Home

Jennifer Waldron, KAHHS, will discuss the implementation and organization of a service-learning project with the Western Home Communities at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in 378 LIB. Amanda Lynch, Western Home, and students who completed the project will share their experience. Julianne Gassman will share information about the upcoming Service Learning Institute.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Cedar Valley Local Food and Film Festival

The 2017 Cedar Valley Local Food and Film Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street. Admission is free. Attendees can enjoy popcorn and a feature film, sample and purchase local food, learn about CSA subscriptions and get the 2017 Buy Fresh Buy Local directory. There will be reserved parking.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Security awareness: Securely using mobile apps

This month's issue of OUCH! is "Securely Using Mobile Apps" with good advice for anyone who uses a smart phone or tablet.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Procurement Services March newsletter

The ​March issue of the Procurement Services newsletter is now available. ​Topics include Amazon, iProcurement and CDW Quotes. ​For more information, contact James Tanzosch or call 319-273-5811.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Center for Social and Behavioral Research 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) is celebrating 50 years of service to the university and the broader community, state and region. Join CSBR faculty, staff and students for a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served,

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Trivia contest

Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) and the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) will have a trivia contest in March. Stop by the Veterans Center, 111G MAU, Monday through Friday, March 1-30 (except spring break), and answer a trivia question. For more information, contact MVSS.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
New Oxford Shakespeare Online trial subscription extended

​Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online. The deadline for feedback has been extended to Friday, March 31.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
PRSSA panel discussion: 'The Campaign to Change Direction'

PRSSA will host a panel discussion, "The Campaign to Change Direction," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the University Room, MAU. Mental health professionals and student leaders will lead a conversation to change the culture of mental health at UNI. Hear from professionals and students about the signs of mental suffering and how you can make a difference. For more information, visit the PRSSA website.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
March CROW Forum

Catherine Palczewski will present "Parades, Pickets and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919" at noon, Monday, March 6, in 287 LIB.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Anxiety screenings

The Counseling Center will offer free and anonymous 50-minute anxiety screenings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in 103 SHC. Participants will listen to a short presentation, take the screening and have the opportunity to meet privately with a counselor to review their results. The screenings are open to all students, faculty and staff. No registration is required. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell or call 319-273-2676.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon nominations due March 17

Nominations for the 13th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon are due Friday, March 17. To nominate a nonprofit organization, nonprofit leader or student for an award, visit the UNI-Nonprofit website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Panther First Award

Employees are encouraged to submit Panther First Awards for receiving or observing excellent customer service. All faculty and staff are eligible to receive the Panther First Award.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Science 2.0: Transparency and Openness as the Keys to Solving the Reproducibility Crisis

What does the "reproducibility crisis" in science mean, and why is everyone so concerned about it? Katherine Corker, UNI alumna, will provide an overview from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, in 301 LIB. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Mary Donegan-Ritter and Beth VanMeeteren will present "Enhancing Early Childhood Teacher Education Field Experiences Through Collaborative and Sustained Professional Development with Community Partners" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 287 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
A Clockwork Orange (Man): Re-thinking Rhetoric in an Era of Fake News

The CETL will host a discussion about evidence-based reasoning and issues of credibility from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 3, in 378 LIB. This workshop examines how a “good” argument may not be because of its reliance on “truth” but because of its reliance on certain “practices.” Participants are encouraged to bring one argumentative/rhetorical assignment to work on during the session. The facilitator will be David Grant, languages and literatures.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Retirement open house for Dana Peiffer

IT Client Services will host a retirement open house to honor Dana Peiffer from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in 120 ITTC. Stop by and wish him well!

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents 'Boys Will Be Boys'

"Boys Will Be Boys," a show about the relationship between masculinity and violence, will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, March 2-4, in 040 LNG. Admission is free but seating is limited. This production contains mature language and situations.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Performance appraisal training for supervisors

Performance appraisal training for supervisors will be offered Thursday, March 16; Wednesday, March 22; and Wednesday, April 5. Participants will learn how to approach and follow through with the performance appraisal and the entire performance management process. The training will focus on performance appraisals for P&S and merit staff but student employment staff will be present to provide a short overview related to evaluating student employees. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
What If.... School Districts Valued Good Food as an Essential Part of Education?

Jodie Huegerich will discuss the benefits of school districts including more local foods in their schools from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. This fits part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
[your response matters]

There will be performance-based workshops rooted in making art, community and play Monday through Friday, March 20-24. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit the communication studies website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
WGS 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Women's and Gender Studies Program will celebrate their 40th anniversary on campus as part of the CME's First Friday series. Celebrate with them from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 3, CME. Food, music and photo opportunities will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Rod Library spring break hours

Rod Library spring break hours are posted on the library website. Patrons can check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to the closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
The Red Basket Project

Northern Iowa Feminists will have a feminine hygiene products drive in March. All donations will be given to local women's charities. All feminine hygiene products, including tampons, pads, menstruation cups, etc., will be accepted. Collection boxes will be in LIB, WRC, MAU, 235 SAB, 225 SAB, the LGBT* Center, CME and the Hagemann Hall office. For more information, email brennaw@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Canceled: Book sale for Blank Park Zoo

The book sale scheduled this week to benefit the Blank Park Zoo has been canceled.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
OSF 101: Introduction to the Open Science Framework, including Data Archival and Pre-Registration

Katherine Corker will introduce the Open Science Framework, an online project sharing and collaboration initiative, and will demonstrate how to set up and manage research activities from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in 102 SAB. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The first in a series of restoration and natural management seminars will kick off at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 2 at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Ryan Schmidt, land stewardship director for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss "Considering Agricultural Lands in the Process of Restoration."

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
UNI Employee Well-being listserv

Spring into health in March by subscribing to the UNI Employee Well-being listserv and HRS latest news and events. Sign-up to receive alerts about upcoming well-being events and resources, such as Live Healthy Iowa Challenges. Individuals who register for both lists before spring break will be entered in a drawing for well-being prizes.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Lecture Capture using Panopto workshop

This workshop will be from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in 138 ITTC. Panopto is video capture software that allows you to create, save, search and share rich media presentations instantly with your students. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Spread the Word to End the Word

Student Council for Exceptional Children and Best Buddies will host "Spread the Word to End the Word" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2, MAU. Stop by our table to make your pledge to end the use of the R-word. There will be a parent panel at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in the University Room, MAU. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
UNI Alert test scheduled for March 2

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, March 2. Make sure your emergency information is updated and correct.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
CANCELLED: Book sale for Blank Park Zoo

This event has been cancelled.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Chicago Memories

Local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson will lead a discussion of her work and life at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, on the main floor, LIB. Her paintings are on display in the library until Sunday, March 5. An artistic door prize will be awarded to one contestant. For more information, contact Julie Ann Beddow at 319-273-6256 or visit the library website.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Youniquely Beautiful Week eating disorder panel

There will be an eating disorder panel discussion at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 109 CBB. Eating disorders are not just about losing weight. They are complicated, misunderstood and dangerous. Come listen to personal experiences of struggle and hope. Professional staff will discuss resources for help and guidance. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program or if you would like more information, contact Joan Thompson at 319-273-2137.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Spring 2017 Graduation Fair

Students graduating this spring or student teaching in the fall should attend the Graduation Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. You will be able to access resources from the Office of the Registrar, University Book and Supply, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and more. Come prepared to take a picture with Lifetouch and record a message for your friends and family.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Soccer and socializing

Join the Office of International Programs and Center for Multicultural Education at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, CME, to watch the Real Madrid game against Villarreal. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided. Find us on Facebook.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
'Wall of Comic Art' call for art

It is not too late for students, faculty and staff to submit any 2-D medium comic artwork by Wednesday, March 1 for the "Wall of Comic Art" exhibit. The artwork will be on display on the main floor of Rod Library during March.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Wellness/Recreation Center pass

The cost for a Wellness/Recreation Center pass will be reduced to $100 Wednesday, March 1. The pass is good until fall semester classes begin in August. For more information, contact Recreation Services at 319-273-6275.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Biometric screening

Did you know that all faculty and staff are eligible for one free biometric health screening each year? Join Employee Well-being and health professionals from Covenant Wellness Services as they host a biometric health screening from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, March 10, in 007/009 GIL. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Spring Academic Advising Workshop

The Spring Academic Advising Workshop will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in the University Room, MAU. Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction, will present "What Academic Advisers Should Know About Implicit Bias and Its Detrimental Effects on Student Success." The workshop provides a venue for campus academic advisers and faculty to address information covering best practices, resources and campus updates impacting academic advisers.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Toner cartridges available

The Office of Academic Advising has available, for university use and free, two HP toner cartridges. They are CC532A Yellow and CC530AD Black. For more information, contact Jane Fritts.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Jack Hanna's 'Into the Wild LIVE' at Gallagher Bluedorn

See “Into the Wild LIVE” with host Jungle Jack Hanna at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at GBPAC. This Emmy-award winning show takes the stage with stories of adventure and live animals! Only a buck a kid! For tickets, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Faculty informal tea

The Rod Library faculty invite all faculty to an informal tea from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 217 LIB. Relax with colleagues and enjoy tea and treats.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Faculty and staff tech tips

Blackboard allows you to do weighted grades as a part of the Grade Center. The best way to do this is to organize your assessments into categories (e.g. quizzes, tests, papers, etc.) and then assign the weights to the Weighted Total column in the Bb Grade Center. You even have the option for dropping the lowest grades in categories, if needed. To learn more, visit Lynda.com. Questions can be emailed to idds@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Quick and easy strategies for classroom discussion

Susan Hill, CETL, will talk about classroom discussion and strategies from "The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in 378 LIB. Participants will use some of the book’s suggestions for getting people to talk, focusing particularly on the book’s “top ten” list for getting discussion going with new groups and democratizing participation.

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