Announcements

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Summer fitness classes

Looking for motivation to meet your summer goals? Buy a fit class pass for access to all of the WRC's summer group fitness classes. The pass costs $25 for students and $35 for employees. Check out our website for a list of class offerings.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Grant writing expert Jeremy Miner to speak

Jeremy Miner, grant writing expert, will speak from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 6, in 301 LIB. In addition to developing and administering proposals to public and private grant-makers, Miner has served as a reviewer for federal and state government grant programs, helped private foundations streamline their grant application guidelines, and presented grant-seeking workshops nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the Research and Sponsored Programs website.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Writing techniques for proposals

Faculty and staff are invited to a presentation on writing techniques for grant proposals from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 30, in 301 LIB. What are the commonalities of successful grant proposals? What are typical mistakes to avoid? This session will explore the differences between proposal writing and academic writing, offer style and organization techniques, and share examples. For more information, visit the Research and Sponsored Programs website.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
May 31 is National Heat Awareness Day

OSHA and the National Weather Service will team up Friday, May 31, to encourage employers and employees to recognize the warning signs for heat illness. Every year, there are dozens of preventable deaths and thousands more become ill from extreme heat or humid working conditions. Visit OSHA's website for information on the agency's Heat Illness Prevention Campaign and the National Weather Service website for heat safety tips and resources.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month, organized by the National Safety Council, is celebrated to encourage awareness of the importance of safety and to promote the safety culture.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Learn why you might want to use Blackboard Attendance

Do you track attendance in your classes? Blackboard Attendance is a great way to do this as you decide whether or not to include it in the course grade. Faculty using the tool appreciate the transparency and accountability it enables with students. Register online for this workshop scheduled for Monday, June 3.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Upcoming instructional technology workshops

Register now for instructional technology workshops. Beginning and advanced Panopto video content management/lecture capture workshops will be offered Thursday, May 30. A session on Blackboard Discussions will be held Tuesday, June 4. See the eLearning Suite faculty/staff workshop calendar for details and to register.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
My Well-being: Colorful connections

Human Resource Services will host a one-hour informational session on colorful produce and health, and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Johanna Dunlevy, with Employee and Family Resources, will present Tuesday, June 11. Please register in advance.

Monday, May 27, 2019
Reminder: Retirement readiness: SHIIP - Medicare 101

Human Resource Services will offer two informational sessions presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4. Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Summer instructional technology workshops today through June

Check the UNI eLearning Suite faculty/staff workshop calendar for upcoming workshops, including sessions on Blackboard Assignments, Blackboard Weighted Grading and Google Apps in the Classroom. Blackboard beginners, join us today at 9:30 a.m., in 138 ITTC. Register online.