Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Student Employee of the Year nominations

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year are now being accepted. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 19. For more information, contact Sarah Goblirsch or call 273-2084.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
UNI ranks Best College Food in Iowa

Congratulation to UNI dining staff for recently being recognized as having the "Best College Food in Iowa."

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
New IRS Form 1095

The new IRS Form 1095 will be mailed to employees who were offered and/or enrolled in university health insurance in 2015. Employees do not need the form in hand to file a 2015 tax return but should keep it with your tax records.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Accounting students will provide free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Assistance in the preparation of tax returns will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning Monday, Feb. 8, through Wednesday, April 6 (excluding March 14 and 16) in 223 CBB. No appointment is needed but a limited number of returns will be completed each night. Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 7.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
IDDS on Wheels

Instructional Design and Development Services (IDDS) on Wheels will be coming to buildings during the semester to give faculty an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructional design staff to discuss teaching and learning technologies available to them. Watch your email for details for your building.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Minguet Quartet

The Minguet Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in GBPAC. Guest pianist will be Andreas Klein. Audiences can expect an intimate experience with an intelligent mixture of classical material.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016
Registration open for Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium will be Wed., April 6. The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research and creative works. There will be poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 12.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Darwin Week

Darwin Week, a lecture series hosted by UNIFI, will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Feb. 8-11. Speakers include Rebecca Goldstein, Robert Wallace and Michael Shermer. For more information, contact Jesse Moeller.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Free admission to women's basketball game

The women's basketball team will host a faculty and staff appreciation game at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, in the McLeod Center. Redeem your free ticket by presenting your UNI ID at the ticket office.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Register for Scholar Connexus 2016

Scholar Connexus 2016 will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Connexus is an informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators from on and off campus. The goal is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
UNI CARES call for participation

UNI Creating A Responsible Environment showcase will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Maucker Union and other campus sites. Share your diverse projects, research, curricula and initiatives that contribute to building a responsible environment. Registration is required. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 8. http://goo.gl/forms/hpqKWvDdkY

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
CME Student Success Summit

The Student Success Summit, facilitated by UNI staff, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 20, in the CME. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register by Saturday, Feb. 6, to receive a T-shirt. Contact Andrew Jessip for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
The Culture Wars: The New Left and the Rise of the Neoconservatives in America

Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University, will lecture on "The Culture Wars: The New Left and the Rise of the Neoconservatives in America" at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in 115 SRL. Contact Jerry Soneson or call 273-6221 for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Evening of inspiration

Colleges Against Cancer will host Dr. Richard Deming presenting "Above + Beyond Cancer: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Face of Adversity" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Auditorium, LNG. Deming’s passion is to improve the quality of life for anyone facing life challenges.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
IP phone upgrade

Information Technology Services plans to upgrade IP phones campuswide between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. See the announcement on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Cloud Cult concert

The experimental chamber rock group Cloud Cult will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in GBPAC. Cloud Cult is known for their eclectic performances featuring live painters and their self-sustaining, green philosophy. Tickets are available at gbpac.com/CloudCult.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Fashion 4 Action

The Black Student Union Fashion 4 Action will be at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in GBPAC. The fashion show will tap into the fashion world with designers, showcase local privately owned clothing stores and display merchandise provided by Infiniti Enterprises. Activities include a runway show, hands-on teen workshops, seminars and music exhibits.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Panther First Award

Employees are encouraged to submit Panther First Awards for receiving or observing excellent customer service. Nominations can be made by faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Driver’s license validation required

Faculty and staff who drive on university business must have their driver’s license validated each semester. If your license has not been validated since Jan. 1, call Motor Pool at 273-2610 before driving.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Spring Leadership Series: Give, Serve, Lead

The spring sessions of Give, Serve, Lead: Mission Possible will be at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Each session will be a different interactive activity that will help build crucial skills to use in student organizations and future careers. Faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Let's Talk Attendance

Susan Hill will present “Let’s Talk Attendance” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in 378 LIB. Topics include research on class attendance, strategies for handling attendance and talking with students about class engagement.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
CROW Forum

The Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) forum will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 1, in the CME. Michelle Tichy will present "Care, Connectedness and Motivation: Keys to Supporting At-Risk Girls." The presentation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Career Readiness Day

Career Readiness Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Learning Commons in Rod Library. Free professional headshots will be taken, Career Services will review resumes and business card orders through UNIBusiness can be submitted.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Pizza Ranch fundraiser

Northern Iowa Wishmakers will have a fundraising event from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Pizza Ranch. A percentage of the sales will go toward granting the wish of a child with a life-threatening illness.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Nominations 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 can be made by faculty, staff and students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 19.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Nominations are being accepted for Student Leadership Awards

Do you know of students, organizations or advisers that are deserving of recognition? Nominate them (or nominate yourself) for a Dean of Students Award or Student Involvement Center Award. Multiple awards are available from each department. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for more information and nomination forms. All nominations are due Friday, Feb. 12.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Back to Africa

Back to Africa, a performance by Teju the Storyteller, will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Teju's stories are drawn from African traditions as well as African-American history and folklore. His performances are high-energy, fast paced and witty with a hint at wry humor.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Spring Safe Zone Ally training

Safe Zone Ally training will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 8; and 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 8. There is limited space for each date. Registration is required. For more information contact lgbt@uni.edu. The Safe Zone Ally program is a campuswide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Mental health panel

The Student Health Clinic will host a panel of students sharing their stories and continuing journeys with mental health at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 111 KAB. Attendees can ask questions, talk to experts and learn more about campus resources.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
UNI CARES call for participation

UNI Creating A Responsible Environment showcase will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Maucker Union and other campus sites. Share your diverse projects, research, curricula and initiatives that contribute to building a responsible environment. Registration is required. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 8.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Civility in today's workplace

Civility in the Workplace will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, in the Oak Room, MAU. In today's workplace, one can observe a continuum of behaviors and actions that include rude and discourteous behavior and electronic incivility. Information will be presented on how to encourage participants to model respectful behavior in their organization. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 116 RSL. All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June 2015, John Wiles led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following the Wicklow Way in Ireland. Susan Hill will collaborate on this reflective presentation.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Study Abroad fair and passport day

The Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities and renew or apply for a passport. Admission is free. Contact Paula Van Zee paula.vanzee@uni.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Timothy K. Eatman from Imagining America

Timothy K. Eatman of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life will speak from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. This event will explore publicly-engaged scholarship and its implications for teacher education. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Dance Marathon Waterloo Blackhawks hockey night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game at Young Arena in Waterloo. A portion of every $10 ticket purchased will be donated to Dance Marathon. 

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
Call for Study Abroad program proposals

The Study Abroad Center is planning programs for the 2016-17 academic year. If you are interested in leading an academic program abroad, contact Charity Eckhardt charity. The deadline for submitting program proposals is Sunday, May 1.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
UNI Opera presents American Opera: Susannah

UNI Opera celebrates its 112th year with performances of the opera "Susannah" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, in GBPAC. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office and online.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
UNI voicemail planned maintenance

ITS will fix several issues with the UNI voicemail system on Friday, Jan. 22. These fixes are in response to several key issues that campus has been experiencing with UNI voicemail since it's implementation last summer. The maintenance will happen during the day and will not be noticeable to end users. For more information, visit the ITS website.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
Updating online directory

The UNI online directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, login to MyUNIverse > 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 21, 2016
UNI legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, will host a legislative update at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, in the State College Room, MAU. Topics include open credit, credit by examination, CLEP tests and emergency loans. Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch; soda and dessert will be provided.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Provost's Common Read: The Invention of Nature

Join Provost Wohlpart for his spring common read of The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboltd’t New World. Up to 75 spots are available for UNI students, faculty and staff. Books will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Eric O'Brien for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
DOR to host 26th Annual RA Conference

The Department of Residence will host the 26th Annual UNI Resident Assistant Conference Friday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 31. There are 50 institutions with more than 550 advisors and delegates attending. Delegates will be housed in residence hall lounges and eat meals in the Piazza Dining Center. Visit the DOR website for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon dancer appreciation week

Dance Marathon will host several events during dancer appreciation week. Texas Roadhouse give back night (see information above) will be Tuesday, Jan. 26. A black tie affair will be Thursday, Jan. 28. A Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game will be Friday, Jan. 29. Contact Dance Marathon for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon Texas Roadhouse give back night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night from 4 to 8, Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Texas Roadhouse. Mention Dance Marathon and the group will receive 10 percent of the purchase price. 

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon Sidecar coffee give back night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night and silent art auction from 5 to 9, Thursday, Jan. 21, at Sidecar coffee shop. All proceeds from the auction and $1 from every latte purchased will be given to Dance Marathon. 

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Black History Month celebration

Black History Month will be celebrated at First Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Activities include trivia night, jazz music, soul food and a cultural corner.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Deadline for student grants

Students can apply for up to $500 to conduct research on a topic related to academic or research ethics. Proposals accepted from students in any discipline. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 29. 

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Recreation Services fitness class pass

Fitness classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. Registration is required. Pay one fee and attend any class, excluding TRX and Fit Club. Each room has a limit of 20-25 participants. Pay by U-Bill, payroll deduct, credit card or cash. Classes with low attendance after Feb. 15 might be cancelled. No refunds. There are 40 different sections; check out one class for free. Prices: students, $50; employees, $60; alumni/affiliate, $70.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
UNI-CUE tutors needed

The UNI-CUE tutoring center is in need of tutors for the 2016 Spring semester. Applications are being taken for tutors for all grade levels and subject areas. For more information, contact Megan Holbach or call 273-4771. megan.holbach@uni.edu

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