Inside UNI Faculty/Staff Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
CETL Series: Working with Small Groups in the Classroom: Peer Review as a Strategy for Improving Students’ Writing Process

Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will share her research on using peer-review in upper-division, discipline-specific courses from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 378 LIB. With a single peer-review activity, she was able to encourage students to begin writing earlier in the semester, help students offer formative feedback to their peers and encourage students to substantially revise their drafts before submitting the final paper.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Mental health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
EAP Session: Managing Conflict

Join us for a presentation on managing conflict from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Elm Room, MAU. We will talk about friction in the workplace and when it can be costly to a business. Participants will learn effective conflict management approaches to ensure healthy engagement. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Information literacy for graduate students

Leila Rod-Welch, Rod Library, will present "Information Literacy for Graduate Students: Everything a Graduate Student Should Know Before Starting a Research Project" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 373 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Love a Donor

Faculty and staff are encouraged to write a thank you card to university donors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Locations are 323 CBB; 315 SAB; SOM conference room, RSL; 105B SEC; and 124 MSH.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Campus transportation survey

You have the opportunity to participate in a campus survey that studies faculty and staff transportation habits and your interest in alternative transportation. Look for an email invitation this week. Participants will be eligible to win a $20 gift card.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Faculty study rooms

Rod Library has faculty study rooms available to current full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and emeritus faculty. Interested faculty can submit an application to request a space. For more information, contact Susan Basye.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair Monday, Feb. 13

The UNI Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and all majors. Plan to attend and network with more than 140 employers and organizations. Learn more about job and internship opportunities. A list of participating employers and event details are available on the Career Services website.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Mapworks spring training workshops

Mapworks training sessions for faculty and staff will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, or from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 138 ITT. Mapworks allows faculty and staff to identify the transition needs of first-year students, make referrals and access aggregate data to inform programming and outreach. Please register online.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
The Power of Social Imagination in Higher Ed: The Role of the Arts in Bridging Community Engagement and Education

Join students and faculty from the art and the curriculum and instruction departments from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB, for a conversation about what was learned at the 2016 "Imagining America" Conference. The conference focused on socially just methods used to creatively engage communities and form partnerships between them and institutions of higher learning.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Student athletes partner with Hy-Vee to host Junior Panther Night

UNI student athletes and Hy-Vee will host a Junior Panther Night for K through 6 grade students at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. Activities include a nutrition station, skill development with student athletes, goodie bags and an appearance by TC and TK. Registration is required. The deadline for free registration is Friday, Feb. 10. Admission will be $5 per attendee the night of the event. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. Email the registration form to Andrea Greve or fax to 319-273-4700.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
African-American Affinity Group dinner

Please join us for an evening of community building from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Wesley Foundation's Threehouse, 2422 College Street. The dinner is free and open to UNI faculty and staff. RSVP (required) to Gabriela Olivares.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
"The Digital Meetup: An Easier Way to Team Teach"

Adrienne Lamberti and Jim O'Loughlin will discuss the use of digital tools for short-term collaboration between different classes across a range of disciplines, using the example of their experience bringing together student editors and fiction writers for a shared project at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Supporting students that identify on the autism spectrum information session

The Professional Development Committee will host Danielle Ballard-Green, CADC and social work graduate student, from 10 to 11:30 am., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the State College Room, MAU. Ballard-Green will discuss the challenges students on the autism spectrum face and how we can more effectively support them toward success. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Live Like a Student begins Feb. 20

Live Like a Student, a free non-credit three-week financial literacy course, begins Monday, Feb. 20. Participating students receive a Live Like a Student t-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Please encourage students to register online.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee silent auction

Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee are partnering for a community artwork display and auction. The artwork is on display at Sidecar Coffee's Cedar Falls location. A silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Sidecar. The highest bidders will be contacted Wednesday, Feb. 8, to pick up and pay for their artwork. Auction items include artwork, photography, hand lettering from students and an original photo by photographer Tim Dodd.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Deadline approaching for Student Leadership Awards nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 10. If you know of students, organizations or organization advisors that are deserving of recognition, nominate them for an award. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for a list of awards and links to the nomination forms.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Win a free fit class pass

Join a fitness class by purchasing a fit class pass in 101 WRC. Email Dana Foster by Monday, Feb. 6, to be entered into a drawing for free fit class passes. One fit class pass will be given away for every 10 email entries. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Alpha Phi 9th Annual Red Dress Gala

The UNI chapter of Alpha Phi will host their 9th Annual Red Dress Gala to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids. The foundation is a nonprofit, international organization designed to raise funds and awareness on behalf of women’s heart health. Tickets include dinner, live auction, silent auction and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased from an Alpha Phi member or online.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Let's Talk February sessions

“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, Feb. 3 and 17, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB. March session dates and times are available on the Counseling Center website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Writers Talk: Jim O'Loughlin reads from 'Dean Dean Dean Dean'

Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, launches his new collection of flash fiction, "Dean Dean Dean Dean," at noon, Friday, Feb. 3, in the Thompson Commons, 081 BAR, as part of the Writers Talk series.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Lunch and Learn: Chronic Pain

A Lunch and Learn presentation on chronic pain will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 009 GIL. This presentation will focus on common sources of pain that affect the workplace, including arthritis, back pain, headaches and more. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Getting started with qualtrics

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will offer hands-on workshops from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, and noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 102 SAB. To register, visit the qualtrics training webpage. For more information, email qualtrics@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Nomination 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 are due by Friday, Feb. 24, and can be made by faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the provost website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
CROW Forum

Stephanie Logan will present "Teaching While Black - Oh, and a Woman" at noon, Monday, Feb. 6, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art” will be on exhibit at Rod Library on the main floor during the month of March. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to submit any 2-D medium comic artwork by Wednesday, March 1, for the exhibit.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

The Center for Academic Ethics will offer a training session on avoiding plagiarism from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 301 LIB. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Give, Serve, Lead conferences

The Service and Leadership Council will host three free Give, Serve, Lead conferences at 7 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Conferences include a poverty simulation, a service project night and a guest panel of UNI leaders. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Cold and flu prevention presentation

Cold and flu season is in full force and getting a flu shot is the best prevention method. Learn additional ways to boost your immune system and help ward off the flu at a presentation by Dr. Abby Hitchins from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in 007 GIL. Hitchins will discuss the nervous system and research-based methods to boost your immune system. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Jeremy Schraffenberger, languages and literatures, will present "The North American Review and the University of Northern Iowa" at noon, Monday, Jan. 30, in 287 LIB. The North American Review celebrated its bicentennial in 2016. Schraffenberger will give a brief history of the 200-year-old magazine and describe how it functions now as a learning laboratory for students and explain how any faculty can write for the magazine.

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.

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