Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
'Fun Home' book discussion

The LGBT* Center will host a discussion of the graphic novel "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in the Oak Room, MAU. The discussion is open to everyone. For more information, email the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Screening of 'The Good Lie'

UNI RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Support and Empowerment) and the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will show the movie "The Good Lie" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in the CME. The movie tells the story of four of the 20,000 “Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan” who walked thousands of miles to find refuge from the Second Sudanese Civil War and who eventually resettled in the United States. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
RodCon 2017

Join us for RodCon fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in LIB. The fourth annual mini comic con will feature artists, panelists, games, crafts, comics and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Alpha Delta Pi spaghetti dinner

Alpha Delta Pi invites you to a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at the College Hill Lutheran Church. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
August Wilson Festival

The August Wilson Festival will be Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1. There will be a moderated discussion of the significance of August Wilson's plays with special guest Lou Bellamy at 1 p.m., Friday, March 31, in 040 LNG. There will be a dramatic reading of "The Piano Lesson" at 7 p.m., Friday, March 31, in 040 LNG, with discussion following. Seating is limited; please allow 30 minutes for seating. Another dramatic reading of "The Piano Lesson" will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Jubilee UMC Resource Center, 1621 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, with discussion following.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Sigma Tau Delta Lecture

Poet and editor Jeremy Schraffenberger will give the Sigma Tau Delta Lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, April 3, in 120 SRL. The title is "How Poetry Will Save Your Life." All are welcome.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
What If.... We Really Focused on Families, Mothers and Babies?

Social support, family leave policies and childcare will be explored in an interactive session led by Disa Cornish and Susan Roberts-Dobie from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 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, Mar 28, 2017
April is Financial Literacy Month

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has coordinated a variety of workshops to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Students can attend to gain valuable information and the chance to win a $500 scholarship among other prizes. Visit the financial aid website to register.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
On-campus book drive

Panthers for Pages is collecting used children's books for the Waterloo school district for students to keep. Please bring books to drop boxes in the Honors Cottage or Essentials in MAU by Monday, April 3. Monetary donations are also accepted. Panthers for Pages is a community engagement project through the University Honors Program, sophomore class of Presidential Scholars.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Vote for the Campy Neil Sandwich!

Tell us which sandwich creation should be the official UNI sandwich at Erbert & Gerbert's in Maucker Union. Submissions have been narrowed down, and now it's time to vote for the Campy Neil! Samples of the three finalist sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until gone), Thursday, March 30, MAU, and Wednesday, April 5, at the Campanile (rain location: Redeker Center).

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Pride Week 2017

UNI Proud will host their annual Pride Week celebration Monday through Friday, April 3-7. Events include a drag show, literary performances, a dance party and more. Check out all the events on the Pride Week webpage.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

If you use Google Calendar through your UNI gmail account, in addition to creating regular events, you have the ability to create "Appointment Slots." It's simple, powerful and efficient. Faculty, for example, might want to consider it for office hours. Watch this three-minute Lynda video to learn how. Submit questions to servicehub.uni.edu.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington, federal relations director, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, March 31, in the Presidential Room, MAU.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
American Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross and SAE will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Appointments can be made online and walk-ins are always welcome.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

If you use ZOOM, you also have the capabilty of recording the session on your computer. You may then share the .mp4 video file with others in Google Drive, or upload it to your eLearning course via Panopto. View the recording tutorial online. For more information, email idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
Homecoming alumni gatherings

Is your department or organization planning to host alumni events during Homecoming 2017? The deadline for including events on the UNI Homecoming schedule is April 15. If you need assistance in event planning and communications, email Amy Mohr or call 273-2355.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
Registration deadline for Wakonse Teaching Conference is March 24

The registration deadline for the 2017 Wakonse Teaching Conference is Friday, March 24. For more information, contact Susan Hill.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
Reminder: Service Learning Institute registration deadline is March 31

The registration deadline for the Service Learning Institute is Friday, March 31. The institute is Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Spring Diversity Showcase 2017

The International Student Association will host the Spring Diversity Showcase at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. The show highlights campus diversity through a cultural talent show of music and dance, a fashion show and traditional activities from around the world. A variety of international foods will be available for sampling. Groups or individuals wanting to participate in the talent show should email ISA.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Speakers needed for Words of Wisdom program

Words of Wisdom, a UNI Now program, features speakers to motivate and engage students while helping them prepare for a successful college experience. We are seeking input for members of the university community who might impact incoming students. To apply or nominate a speaker, visit the Words of Wisdom webpage. The deadline is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 31.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Reminder: orientation coordinator open forums

The presentations and open forums of the candidates for the Student Success and Retention orientation coordinator position are scheduled. Ali Jensen will present Thursday, March 23; Tyler Paul will present Friday, March 24; and Bailey Jimmison will present Monday, March 27. Presentations and open forums will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in 201 MSH.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
LGBTQ+ Clothing Closet

Are you doing spring cleaning? The LGBT* Center is organizing a free LGBTQ+ Clothing Closet Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, at Threehouse. Gently used clothing should be dropped off at the LGBT* Center by Friday, March 31. For more information, email the LGBT* Center.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Women's History Month Speaker: Ralph Leck

Ralph Leck, Indiana State University, will present “Karl Ulrichs: Sexual Science and the Politics of Nature” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in 115 SRL.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Workshop production of 'I'll Be Seeing You'

UNISTA will host the workshop production of "I'll Be Seeing You" at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, in 108 CAC. The production is written and directed by student Colin Mattox. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
We are Africa

Please join us at our Annual African Night from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The theme, "We are Africa," will highlight our history, celebrate our present and explore the possibilities of our future. There will be food, music and performances. Admission is free and open to everyone.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Schindler Education Center Rededication

You are invited to celebrate the rededication of the Schindler Education Center at 3 p.m., Friday, March 31. A program will be held in the Dr. Ken Budke Family Auditorium in SEC, followed by tours of the building and refreshments.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Lunch and Learn: digestive health

Join Covenant Wellness Services from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in 009 GIL, to learn about the importance of digestive health, specifically in relation to colon cancer prevention and screening. Attendees will learn when home treatments work and when it's time for a professional opinion. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Panther Gaming Convention

Panther eSports will host the first Panther Gaming Convention from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in GBPAC. There will be leisurely gaming activities, including video games, board games and card games. There will be Smash Brothers, League of Legends and Magic the Gathering tournaments.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
'Hidden Figures' movie screening

The Oscar-nominated movie “Hidden Figures” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The showing is sponsored by Campus Activities Board, the Center for Multicultural Education, the chief diversity officer and the vice president of student affairs.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Art Gay-la call for submissions

The LGBT* Center is partnering with Rod Library for the 2nd Annual Art Gay-la, and we are seeking LGBTQ-related artwork of all mediums. Submissions will be displayed near the Book Bistro, LIB, during Pride Week, April 3-9. Bring your art to the LGBT* Center and complete a release form by 5 p.m., Friday, March 31, to have your art displayed. For more information, email the LBGT* Center.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Freezer meal prep class

Lisa Krausman, administrative dietitian, will have a freezer meal prep class from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in the expansion kitchens, MAU. Participants will be assisted in creating eight different healthy freezer meals. This is a great opportunity to learn some new easy recipes and stock up on healthy meals. The cost is $60. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Women's Fitness Night

The International Students and Scholars Office, the Wellness and Recreation Center, the Muslim Student Association and Student Wellness Services will host Women's Fitness Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the WRC. Activities include the climbing wall, rec pool, gym, racquetball and more. Instructors will offer free fitness classes. Please bring a dish to share in a potluck dinner.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
CFPL@UNI

Rod Library is seeking feedback about the CFPL (Cedar Falls Public Library) @UNI collection, a leisure collection of popular reading, video and audio materials provided by the Cedar Falls Public Library. Please provide feedback so we can better serve you.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Open house for new CME director

The Center for Multicultural Education will have an open house for new director Jamie Butler Chidozie from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in the CME. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Take courses this summer @ UNI

School’s IN for the summer! Online and on-campus summer course offerings for current students, faculty and staff are now available. Visit Summer@UNI and see how you can accelerate progress toward your degree. Course details and financial aid information are also available on the website.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
UNI Earth Day booth registration

The RRTTC will host the UNI Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, outside of Maucker Union. Organizations that are environmentally themed are encouraged to participate. Tables will be provided. Organizations are not allowed to sell any items. The registration deadline is Friday, April 14. For more information, call 273-3689.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Swishes For Wishes

The UNI Wishmakers will host Swishes for Wishes, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Saturday, April 1, in the WRC. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Age groups will range from school age to adult. Register online.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

A training session on avoiding plagiarism will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in 301 LIB. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Ethical Considerations in Research with Children with Disabilities

Susan Etscheidt will discuss ethical ideals of autonomy, beneficence and justice in research with students with disabilities from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 27, in 409 SEC. Registration is required. This fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Security awareness: security tips for traveling at home and abroad

We all like to travel with our mobile devices whether it’s to the coffee shop around the corner or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a lot of information, including contacts, photos, videos, location, and other personal and financial data about ourselves and our friends and family. Here are some ways to protect yourself and others.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Google Apps in the Classroom Workshop

Information Technology will have a workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 138 ITTC about the tools available through UNI’s implementation of Google Apps and how you can use them in the classroom. Topics include effective Gmail management, Google Groups, Google Calendars for class, making appointment slots and others. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: 'Immigrant Communities in the Cedar Valley'

Members of Cedar Valley Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (CVAIRR) will discuss some of the current rhetoric and misinformation about immigration and immigrants from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 301 LIB. Panelists represent legal, community/social service, academic and personal perspectives.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Community interest meeting

All faculty, in all disciplines, are invited to a meeting to explore the possibility of creating a faculty learning community devoted to exploring the theory and practice of social justice teaching for diversity and inclusion at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in 378 LIB. This meeting is an opportunity for us to gauge interest in a learning community and to begin to envision what we would want to do.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
UNI Night at the Waterloo Black Hawks

UNI will host Panther Pride Night at the at the Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game on Saturday, March 25, at Young Arena. Doors open at 6:05 p.m. with the game starting at 7:05 p.m. President Nook will drop the first puck. All UNI employees and their family or guests can receive discounted tickets. Tickets can be purchased online.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

The Blackboard Retention Center is an important tool to check the overall academic health of your class to see who is struggling. With just a glance, find out who needs your help and drill in to see their specific areas of difficulty. You can contact at-risk students immediately and flag those you want to monitor closely. As you observe their progress and send emails, you can also keep track of this correspondence and make notes about each student in the Retention Center. To learn more, visit Blackboard or email idds@uni.edu.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Service Learning Institute

CETL's Service Learning Institute will be Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17. The institute will focus on incorporating service learning activities into one of your courses for the 2017-18 academic year. Information on selection criteria and the application can be found on the CETL website. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 31.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Orientation coordinator open forums

The campus community is invited to attend the presentations and open forums of the candidates for the Student Success and Retention orientation coordinator position. Ali Jensen will present Thursday, March 23; Tyler Paul will present Friday, March 24; and Bailey Jimmison will present Monday, March 27. Presentations and open forums will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in 201 MSH.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Spanish Affinity dinner

Please join us for a night of community building from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College Street. The dinner is free and open to all faculty and staff. Please RSVP to Gabriela Olivares.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
2nd Annual Run4UNI

The 2nd annual Run4UNI will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29, on the UNI campus. Runners can register for the 1-mile or 4-mile option, finishing inside the UNI-Dome. Race participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race food and beverage. UNI students receive a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit the Panther Scholarship Club. For more information and to register, visit Trekman Racing.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
No Inside UNI during spring break

Inside UNI will not be published next week due to spring break. The deadline for items for the March 21 faculty/staff issue is noon, Monday, March 20. The deadline for items for the March 22 student issue is noon, Tuesday, March 21.

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