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Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The featured speaker for the spring academic advising workshop will be Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. She will present "What Academic Advisors Should Know about Implicit Bias and its Detrimental Effects on Student Success." The conference provides a venue for campus academic advisors and faculty to address information covering best practices, resources and campus updates impacting academic advisors.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Susan Hill, CETL, will share strategies for classroom discussion based on "The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking."Participants will use some of the book’s suggestions for getting people talking, focusing particularly on the book’s “top ten” strategies for getting discussion going with new groups and democratizing participation. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (All day)

Faculty artist Randall Harlow will coordinate this new and exciting festival at UNI. For more information, contact  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Hands-on workshop by alumna Katherine Corker, an active member of and liaison for the Open Science Framework (OSF), an online project sharing and collaboration initiative developed by the nonprofit Center for Open Science. Corker will introduce the OSF and demonstrate how to set up and manage your research activities in the system as well as use it for data sharing and communications across research teams. Registration is required. Faculty and graduate students involved in research are particularly encouraged to attend. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

What If? session led by Jodie Huegerich, Center for Energy and Environmental Education.

School districts including more local foods in menus will be discussed and the positive impacts that has on nutrition, quality of food, the local economy, and the life-long habits of children. We welcome and encourage attendance and participation from parents and families with children attending K-12 schools, school board members from any district, K-12 school staff, and anyone in the community who has an interest in good food being served to children attending K-12 schools. Registration is not required and is open to the public. Fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
9:45 am to 2:30 pm

Join the Iowa Organic Association for its Organic Transition Workshop. Farmers and extension agents will walk through the economics of organic transition, weed management, crop insurance and more. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by Iowa Organic Association and UNI Center for Environment and Energy Education.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)

UNI School of Music will host five exceptionally talented conductors from around the world on the UNI campus for a week-long, immersive musical experience. For more information, contact

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (All day)

School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Danny Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact for more information. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Campus-wide program to create leadership skills in diversity and inclusion through a positive interactive approach.

Monday, March 27, 2017 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This presentation led by Susan Etscheidt, special education, will focus on achieving the ethical ideals of autonomy, beneficence and justice in research with students with disabilities. Several propositions and proposals will be presented. Registration is required. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series will host three presenters who will each talk about their experience with a different qualitative data analysis software package. The programs MAXQDA, NVivo, and ATLAS.ti will be discussed. There will also be time for questions.    

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ellen Neuhaus, Rod Library, and Deanne Gute, Academic Learning Center, will facilitate this RCR workshop, which will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. The primary focus will be how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own, but will also discuss collaboration in authorship and publication/dissemination. The workshop will help satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. The target audience is graduate students, but all are welcome. Registration is required. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (All day)

There will be a statewide conference to raise awareness of all types of PTSD and how to better serve students who may be dealing with these issues.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Visiting artist Elsa Verdehr will present a clarinet master class. Verdehr is an American clarinetist and music educator whose contributions to the Verdehr Trio have resulted in an extensive modern body of work for the clarinet-violin-piano trio medium. She currently serves on the faculty at Michigan State University. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

What If? session led by Disa Cornish and Susan Roberts-Dobie, School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services

What if we paid more attention to new moms and babies? What if we found ways to support parents and infants? Social support, family leave policies, and childcare will be explored in an interactive session focusing on the potential benefits to the wellbeing of our communities through health education and policy changes. We welcome and encourage attendance and participation from pregnant/parenting individuals and families, healthcare providers, social service providers, childcare providers, policymakers, and anyone in the community who has an interest in the health and wellbeing of families and children. Registration is not required and is open to the public. Fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 (All day)

Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students in a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact

Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day)

UNI’s 49th Elementary Literacy Conference

Saturday, April 8, 2017 (All day)

School of Music faculty artists Amanda McCandless, Ann Bradfield, Heather Peyton and Cayla Bellamy will coordinate and appear as clinicians at this event, which will also feature guest artists Anna Mattix, Debra Richtmeyer, Steve Vacchi, and Stephanie Zelnick, with collaborative faculty pianist Robin Guy. For more information or to register, visit

Sunday, April 9, 2017 (All day)

Under the direction of School of Music professor Tina Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital featuring community players as well as UNI students as part of this day-long event. For more details, contact This event is free and open to the public.

Concert at 3 p.m. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact


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