According to the calendar, it is officially spring. Soon we will be thinking less about blizzards and more about thunderstorms. March 22-26 2021 is Severe Weather Awareness week. It's a good time review where your storm shelter locations are on campus. Remember when severe weather is upon us: Immediately seek shelter in designated emergency shelter areas, maintain physical distancing as best as possible, continue face covering use if possible and do not let physical distancing stop you from seeking shelter. For more information visit the NWS webpage. If you have concerns, please reach out to the Risk Management and the Environmental Health and Safety departments.
Faculty & Staff Announcements
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. Join Film Appreciation Club in a screening of this suspenseful noir! Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building Room 111. For more information visit the Film Appreciation Club Facebook webpage .
On Wednesday, March 24 at noon EST, hear Sam Walker, author and founding editor of the Wall Street Journal’s sports section, as she talks about her quest to find out what the greatest sports teams of all time had in common. Sam shares the seven traits of the greatest captains in sports history. Learn to identify and cultivate these same types of people in your organization and partner with them to be a more effective leader. Register for this webinar and check out other online events on the Alumni Association webpage.
Your Future is Golden Series: Science Professions will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Via Zoom. Join the CATS and fellow Panther alums to hear about life after UNI in the Science world. Please register in advance.
Human Resource Services will host an informational session on mental health awareness. Jake Schaefer, LMHC, with Cedar Valley Counseling Services will lead this session via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Please register in advance.
Completed IAF applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 for research funds or any trips occurring between June 1 - Sept. 30. The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for University of Northern Iowa students. See the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs website for more details.
Pre-service teachers preparing for careers in elementary and secondary education will focus on STEM learning and teaching practices at the 2021 Pre-Service Teacher Conference planned for April 9 and 10. This year’s virtual event, hosted by University of Northern Iowa College of Education and the Northeast Iowa Regional STEM Hub, is entitled “Be Inspired: STEM in Your Future Classroom.” Please register in advance. More information can be found on the STEM event website.
Inclusion and adapted physical education is the focus of several sessions of this year's Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education hosted by the UNI College of Education. Sessions on Tuesday, March 30 include a keynote address, open to all, by Justin Haegele, Old Dominion University, on "Questioning the Inclusiveness of Education." The day also includes a conversation with students, open to all interested students, and a faculty/community forum, on "Listening to the Voices of Individuals with Disabilities to Inform Teaching Practices." Registration information for the two public sessions can be found on the College of Education event webpage. Students interested in the student session can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration link.
Richard Osguthorpe, Brigham Young University, will speak on Friday, March 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. on "Dispositions of the Moral Educator: Destabilizing Social Reproduction Through Transformative Teaching," the next virtual session of the Virtuous Educator Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies in the UNI College of Education. More information can be found on the College of Education event page.
Join Online and Distance Education for an interactive webinar on Monday, March 22 with Quality Matters facilitator Eddie Andreo. He will lead a discussion on “Making the Human Connection Online - Creating Engagement in a Virtual Classroom” from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. To learn more and register in advance visit the Continuing Education webpage.