Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

Visit the UNI Online archives for information published prior to January 2013.
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
ISSO associate director candidate presentations

The university community is invited to attend presentations by the final two candidates for the International Students and Scholars associate director position. Candidates will speak on the challenges facing international students today on U.S. campuses. Candidate No. 3 will speak from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the State College Room, MAU. Candidate No. 4 will speak from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
School supply drive

UNI United Way is sponsoring a school supply drive to benefit Cedar Falls and Waterloo Community Schools Monday through Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 4. Collection boxes will be located in 27 GIL; 105 SEC; Essentials, MAU; and 203 WRC. There will be a final collection at the men’s basketball game vs. Indiana State Saturday, Feb. 4. For more information, contact Therese Callaghan.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Reminder: math tutors needed at UNI-CUE

The Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) is seeking UNI students to become volunteers for their tutoring program. Math tutors are needed for middle school and high school students. Students interested in working with students K-12 and in a diverse setting should contact Megan Holbach or call 319-273-4771.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
Career Readiness

Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, to have a free professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
First Friday: Black History Month Celebration

The Center for Multicultural Center and Black Student Union will host a Black History Month Celebration and skating party from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the WRC. Activities include skating, crafts, food, a photo booth, music and more.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
United Faculty call to action meeting

United Faculty will hold a call to action meeting at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the auditorium, LNG, to discuss legislative changes that would severely limit faculty’s ability to bargain for and enforce contracts. Julie Schmid, executive director of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will be a featured speaker. Students are invited to attend to support their faculty. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Study Abroad Fair

The Spring 2017 Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Attendees can renew their passport or apply for a new passport. Details on 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 available to answer questions.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
27th Annual UNI RA Conference

More than 400 resident assistants from across the Midwest will gather for the 27th Annual RA Conference Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27-29. The Piazza Dining Center will be busier than usual due to increased numbers.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series: Mark Dion

The next lecture in the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in 111 KAB. Mark Dion will speak on "Trouble Making and Trouble Shooting, Worldwide." Since the early 1990s, Dion has examined the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
6th Annual Conference on African-American Children and Families

The 6th Annual Conference on African-American Children and Families will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union. The keynote speaker will be attorney Rasheed Cromwell. The events are free and open to all UNI students, faculty, middle and high school students. Register for a free one-hour course and the conference on the African-American Children and Families Conference website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Fundraising opportunity

PAWprint is an online platform to help students, faculty and staff raise money for projects, through the power of social media. Projects must benefit UNI students or the UNI community. The process is similar to Kickstart or Go Fund Me, but is exclusively for the UNI community. For more information, contact Whitney Cook or visit the PAWprint website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Postmodern Jukebox at Gallagher Bluedorn

See Postmodern Jukebox at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, GBPAC. Made famous from their many videos on Youtube, this group takes modern pop songs and reimagines them in styles from different decades. For tickets and more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Student Employee of the Year. Visit the Career Services website for more information and to fill out a nomination form. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. Questions should be directed to Sarah Goblirsch.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Drop-in sessions for library dean five-year review

The Rod Library will hold drop-in sessions to hear comments for the five-year review of Chris Cox, dean of library services, from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, and 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Chiropractic presentation: Cold and Flu Prevention

Cold and flu season is in full force. Flu shots, medications, Emergen-C; it's tough to know where to turn. Learn how boosting your immune system is a more effective way to prevent the flu by joining Dr. Abby Hitchins for a discussion on the nervous system vs. cold and flu season from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in 007 GIL. Please register in advance for this presentation.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Beers to You and Gourmet Too Fundraiser for GBPAC

Join the Gallagher Bluedorn for Beer's to You and Gourmet Too at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Five Sullivan Brothers Center, Waterloo. Sample more than 100 beers and food from more than 25 Cedar Valley restaurants. Buy tickets at the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Register for the Safe Zone ally training sessions. Phase 1 dates are from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26; 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7; and 12 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 7. Phase 2 dates are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31; 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Feb. 27; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 21; and 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 14. To register, visit the LGBT* Center's website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Community Engagement database

Please report your 2015-16 community engagement projects. A link to the database can be found on the community engagement website. This work includes, but is not limited to, service-learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. For more information, contact Kristina Kofoot.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
2017-18 Peer Mentor application now open

Student Success and Retention and the Office of Undergraduate Studies are accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in serving as course-embedded peer mentors for first-year only and transfer-only sections of Liberal Arts Core classes offered during the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, visit the Student Affairs website.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
FMLA session

Human Resource Services will host a training session on leave requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act for UNI employees and supervisors from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 009 GIL. The session will provide information about the university’s process, procedure and policies related to FMLA. Advanced registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Getting to the Heart of Integrity: Nurturing Vulnerability and Courage

This public lecture by Abbylynn Helgevold will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, in 301 LIB. The lecture fits Part B for the Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Presentations by ISSO associate director candidates

The university community is invited to attend presentations by candidates for the International Students and Scholars Office associate director position. Candidates will speak on the challenges facing international students on U.S. campuses. Candidate No. 1 will speak from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in the Elm Room, MAU. Candidate No. 2 will speak from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Updating online directory

The UNI online directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make changes to your home and/or office contact information, login to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Updating employee emergency contact information

Accurate employee emergency contact information is critical for every employee. In the event of an accident or sudden illness, this information will be used to notify your contact(s). To update your information, login to MyUNIverse > My Page > Update My Personal Information > Emergency Contacts.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Special recognition for Joleen Griffin and Marv Morris

Student Affairs honored Joleen Griffin and Marv Morris, communications technicians, with the Gratitude Award at the Jan. 5 recognition luncheon. Jo and Marv work diligently behind the scenes to make it possible for the entire campus to serve students every day.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Well-being Apps

Looking for new and unique ways to increase all aspects of your well-being? The Well-being team has created a list of the best wellness apps available. Each app falls under one of our well-being pillars: physical, occupational and intellectual, spiritual and emotional, or social and community, and is followed by a short description of its purpose and why we think it would be a good use of your phone space. Check out the list on the HRS website.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Uncommon Sense at Gallagher Bluedorn

See Uncommon Sense at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, in GBPAC. Commissioned by GBPAC and created by Tectonic Theater Project, Uncommon Sense tells the stories of Iowans living on the Autism Spectrum with love, humor, and understanding. Request tickets at the GBPAC website.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Learn more about online testing through Blackboard

Learn how to create and deliver online tests in eLearning through "Bb Assessments: Online Testing" from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 138 ITTC. For details and to register, visit the Faculty Workshop Calendar.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Learn more about the ins and outs of Blackboard Grade Center

Learn tips and tricks for working more effectively in Bb Learn's Grade Center. "Bb Learn 9 Grade Center Tips and Tricks" will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in 138 ITTC. For details and to register, visit the Faculty Workshop Calendar.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Helping Students Succeed commendation

Student Affairs recognized five individuals outside the division at the Jan. 5 recognition luncheon for exceptional commitment and service to students. The individuals honored for collaborating to help students succeed were David Glenn-Burns, Kenneth Atkinson, Brenda Bass, David Saunders and Robert Smith.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Student Affairs staff honored with Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Student Affairs staff honored at the Jan. 5 recognition luncheon with the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award were Sarah Goblirsch, Dawnell Johnson, Clint Korte, Andy Martin and Jenny Murphy. Congratulations to all recipients who received this prestigious award for making a positive difference in the lives of students.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Spring math and science tutoring hours

Math, science and business tutoring is available to currently enrolled students through the Academic Learning Center, 008 ITTC. Math and business walk-in hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. Walk-in hours for science are noon to 3 p.m., Monday; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday; noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday. Tutor availability for appointments varies each day. For more information and to check tutor availability, visit the ALC website or call 319-273-2361.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
'Let's Talk'

“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, Jan. 20, and 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 311 and 312 LIB.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2016 or May 2017 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
Elect Her 2017

This year's Elect Her Conference will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. This national training provides future women leaders with the tools and confidence they need to run for elected office. For more information, email Maggie Miller.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Security awareness - social engineering

The January OUCH! newsletter from SANS' Securing the Human team is available. This month's issue discusses social engineering.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Critical Action Research with Educators, Families, and Youth: Expanding Circles of Solidarity

Gerald Campano, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Critical Action Research with Educators, Families, and Youth: Expanding Circles of Solidarity" from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 20. For more information, visit the CET website.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
EAP session

Employee Well-being will host an EAP session from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 009 GIL. The session will focus on finding balance between the demanding factors of your life. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Reminder: Little Mozart piano class for children

The Little Mozart piano class for 4- and 5-year olds will begin Tuesday, Jan. 24. Classes will be taught by graduate students. For more information, visit the UNI Community Music School website.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Complimentary tickets to 'Uncommon Sense'

"Uncommon Sense," premiering Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22, GBPAC, is a project rooted in Iowa stories about families and communities affected by life on the autism spectrum. Request your complimentary tickets at the Uncommon Sense website.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Deadline for donating used greeting cards for St. Jude's is Jan. 20

Donate your used holiday cards to be up-cycled into new cards for St. Jude's Children's hospital. The RRTTC is collecting old cards to send to St. Jude's; the cards will then be resold for $1 to raise money for the hospital. Collection boxes are located in the Maucker Union office, WRC front desk, CEEE atrium and in the lobby of Gilchrist. The deadline for donating is Friday, Jan 20.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Food demonstration

Employee Well-being will host a food demonstration from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in the catering kitchens, MAU. Participants will create eight different healthy freezer meals. The cost is $60. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Proposed new student organization seeking an advisor

A proposed new student organization, Be the Match, is seeking an advisor. Be The Match helps leukemia patients find their life saving cure. For more information, email Zach Robles or call 815-529- 9823.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Tutors needed at UNI-CUE

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) is seeking student volunteers for their tutoring program. Tutors are needed for all subject areas. Benefits of the tutoring program include flexible after-school schedule, experience for your resume, gain knowledge and experience working one on one with students through an individualized approach and the possibility of obtaining employment at UNI-CUE through different summer programs or work study opportunities. If you are interested in working with students in K-12 and in a diverse setting, email Megan Holbach or call 319-273-4771.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Survivors of sexual assault support group

This is an eight-week group for UNI students that meets weekly beginning Monday, Feb. 20. Dates and times will be determined by participants availability. If interested, email Joan Thompson before Monday, Feb. 13, to schedule a 30-minute informational session.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
UNI to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.

UNI will host "Dreams to Action: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.'s Perspective on Dr. King's Legacy," at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize local individuals who were instrumental in bringing King to UNI for his speech more than 40 years ago. Eddie Moore, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the event. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Pathways substance abuse screening

Attend a confidential and brief 10-minute substance abuse screening from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Thursday, Jan. 19, in 287 LIB. Participants will receive a king size candy bar for completing the screening. The screenings are open all faculty, staff and students.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
ProTrav classroom training

Business Operations will offer training for the ProTrav system. Attendance is encouraged for all users who have not attended a previous session. Registration is required. For more information, call Amy Kliegl at 319-273-3034.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
Driver’s license validation required

Employees driving on university business must have their driver’s license validated each semester. If your license has not been validated since Jan. 1, please call Motor Pool at 319-273-2610 before driving. For more information, visit the Physical Plant website.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion UNI-NCBI workshop

The UNI-NCBI team will host a Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 301 LIB. Participants will gain new insights on community-building in this highly positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares or call 319-273-3210.

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