Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: Strategies for Teaching Power and Privilege in the University Classroom

Join us for T. Elon Dancy II's presentation discussing frameworks for thinking about (and acting within) systems of power as they shape teaching and learning in college classrooms at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 301 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
You're Invited: Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting

UNI, in collaboration with the City of Cedar Falls and the Cedar Falls School District, will host a Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the corner of 19th and Campus Street.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UNI has embarked on a journey to add an extra layer of protection to institutional and personal data through multi-factor authentication (MFA). During October, EBiz users will begin to be added to the MFA participants. Other IT areas will be added to the MFA suite over the coming year. For more information, visit the multi-factor authentication webpage.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Fall 2017 Graduation Fair

Are you graduating in the fall? Let us help you prepare for graduation and sign up to win great prizes! The fall 2017 graduation fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Fight with a Bite with UNI Dance Marathon

Awaken your hunger and come out to Fight with a Bite from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the corner of College and W. 23rd Streets. UNI Dance Marathon will serve pretzel bite baskets for $5 to raise money for kids fighting life-threatening illnesses. For more information, email Madison.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Celebration of research, scholarship and creative activity

Join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, COM, to recognize faculty and staff who have applied for and administered sponsored projects. For more information, visit the RSP website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Healthiest State Walk

It’s time to lace up those walking shoes for the Healthiest State Walk. UNI’s campus walk will start at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the fountain outside of Maucker Union. Join faculty, staff and students for a 1K walk around the UNI campus to help Iowa become the healthiest state.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Wright Hall soffit restoration

Physical Plant staff will begin painting the exterior soffit at Wright Hall Tuesday, Oct. 3. This will necessitate the closing of some walkways and building entrances. For more information, visit the Physical Plant website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Welcome Back Bash - UNI Homecoming Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni for a great night of celebrating everything UNI with drinks, food and live music from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday., Oct. 6, at the Campanile Plaza (rain location is first floor of the Rod Library). The $10 registration fee includes food, cash bar and a special gift. Register online. Visit the Homecoming website for the full homecoming schedule.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
TIAA consultant on campus

A TIAA consultant will be on campus Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 25 and 26, for one-on-one counseling sessions. 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? and How do my TIAA investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online or call 800-732-8353.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
2017 UNI Ed Summit

The 2017 UNI Ed Summit is Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6-7, in MAU. Keynote speakers include LeDerick Horne and Lisa Delpit. Strands include community engagement and partnerships, diversity and cultural competence, personalized and blended learning, and social-emotional learning. For more information, visit the Ed Summit website.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Panther basketball to host tip-off breakfast

The UNI basketball programs invite faculty and staff to the Panther Basketball Tip-off Breakfast presented by Lincoln Savings Bank at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the McLeod Center. A program will begin at 7:45 a.m. Tanya Warren and Ben Jacobson, head basketball coaches, along with David Harris, athletic director, will introduce you to the 2017-18 Panther basketball teams and talk about the upcoming seasons.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Panther First Awards

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, Oct 3, 2017
The Clothesline Project 2017

The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Violence Prevention will participate in the Clothesline Project Oct. 9-13 to raise awareness for violence against women, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations. For more information, visit the Clothesline Project webpage.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
New program accepting applications

The Masters of Athletic Training Program (M.ATR.) is accepting applications via ATCAS. This program is for aspiring athletic trainers; no current certification necessary. For more information, visit the athletic training webpage or contact Kelli Snyder.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Several options are available for making videos available to students, including Panopto, Google Drive and YouTube. While videos should not be uploaded to your Blackboard course, they can be embedded on a course page. IT-ETMS can assist with learning how to accomplish this. Questions can be submitted to Service Hub.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Engage, Empower, Act: A Cedar Valley Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

UNI will host a conference on diversity and inclusion Friday, Oct. 13. The "Diversity and Inclusion Mindset" will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Slife Ballroom, COM. "Education, Advocacy and Policing: Supporting a School-to-Success Pipeline" will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the YWCA in Waterloo. Both sessions are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Diversity Matters website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Scholar Connexus

The annual Scholar Connexus is Thursday, Oct 12. This networking event for faculty and staff is a great way to meet potential collaborators and colleagues from other areas of campus. Advance registration is required and the deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 6. For more information and to register, visit the RSP-Connexus website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Fall Academic Advising in-service

All advisers are invited to an in-service from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in 102 SAB. We will cover policies and procedures, including the Liberal Arts Core, advisement report, registration, academic standing and the student information system. Please RSVP to Madeline Spettel by Monday, Oct. 9.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Changes to the eBiz login experience

Information Technology has worked out all issues with the upgrade for Oracle e-Business Suite (eBiz) and it is now scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 3. As a reminder, the eBiz login experience will change as a result of this upgrade. For more information, visit the Information Technology website.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Oktoberfest in Gilchrist

Faculty and staff are invited to the first Oktoberfest in Gilchrist from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17. Stop by to learn about the resources you can refer students to, converse with other faculty and staff, and grab a snack. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 12.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Pay by Phone app available for select parking meters on campus

Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, at select parking meters, students, faculty, staff and visitors can pay for parking with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s mobile app for iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones or via a toll-free number. For more information, visit the Public Safety website.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Calling all adults who want to learn to play the piano

UNI Piano Pedagogy students will teach Tuesday Tunes beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3, for adults who always wanted to learn to play piano. Join us for this fun, one-month class. For more information, visit the Tuesday Tunes webpage. There are limited openings.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Reminder: Panther Pacers 20th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Join us to kick-off Homecoming with the 20th annual Homecoming 5K run/walk. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Provost's Sustainability Series: Majora Carter

Majora Carter will present "Home(town) Security" at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Her pioneering social-enterprise work connects community engagement, diversity and sustainability issues as our communities adapt to cultural pressures.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

The Way Up conference is Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, at the downtown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Des Moines. Plan now to attend this annual 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 (doreen.hayek@uni.edu) or call 273-7300.

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.

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