Announcements

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Capstones Abroad Informational Sessions

Learn about 7 exciting options to fulfill your Capstone while abroad for Summer 2021, Winter Break options and Virtual Capstones Abroad as well. Event one will take place October 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Meeting registration is required. Event two will take place October 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Meeting registration is required. Email the Study Abroad office with questions or read about the programs at the Study Abroad website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Zooming and Driving

There is ample research and evidence to indicate that cell phone use while driving, even when hands are not used, is a distraction and a frequent cause of accidents. The UNI Office of Risk Management encourages all members of our community to reach a safe location before participating in a Zoom meeting. Per UNI Policy 9.63 the use of cell phones while driving a university vehicle must be in compliance with applicable state laws and regulations.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Seed grant funding available for faculty and staff

Research and Sponsored Programs announces the availability of capacity-building grants for faculty and staff of up to $10,000 for preliminary scholarly and other activities intended to lead to external funding. The deadline for the required letter of intent is Friday, October 23; proposals are due by Friday, December 4. Application materials can be found at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website. Questions can be emailed to Tolif Hunt.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Information Technology to upgrade the Wireless Network

Information Technology is reviewing wireless networking coverage on campus in an effort to make sure all classrooms and office spaces are sufficiently covered. If you are aware of a space on campus that may lack the needed wireless coverage, please let IT know by submitting a servicehub request for a wireless coverage review.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Tales of You and I: Alumni Storytelling Performance Event with Interpreters Theatre - Wednesday, October 21, at 6:45p.m.

On Wednesday, October 21 at 6:45 p.m. six UNI Interpreters Theatre alumni will share their stories. A gathering will take place on Zoom before and after the show to chat about UNI memories and the performances. Registration for the Zoom call is required, please visit the Facebook link for more information.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research - Monday, October 26 from 3 - 4 p.m.

Susan Etscheidt, Department Head and Professor of Special Education, will moderate a Zoom virtual discussion on ethical principles for the framework, design and conduct of qualitative research, including how to conceptualize research questions, engage participants and their voices in the process and avoid objectification and "othering", particularly in disability studies. Visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website to register.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Building Climate Adjustments

The campus is in the middle of switching buildings from cooling to heating. During this time, buildings may feel warmer or cooler depending on the situation. Thank you for your patience and working through this with us. For more information see the Facilities Management website.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Security Awareness - Fake News

Generally speaking, fake news is a false narrative that is published and promoted as if it were true. Historically, fake news was usually propaganda put out by those in power to create a certain belief or support a certain position, even if it was completely false. Social media has now created an environment where anyone with an agenda can publish falsehoods as if they were truths. Read more at the Security Awareness website.

Monday, October 12, 2020
Counseling Center Trainings

Trainings are available from the UNI Counseling Center. See a full schedule at the Counseling Center website. To sign up for a training, visit the Counseling Center Training and Workshop site. A training for your student org and/or department can also be requested via the Training and Workshop Request link.

Monday, October 12, 2020
Majors in Minutes

Majors in Minutes is an annual opportunity to help students explore UNI majors. This event uses a speed-dating style approach to connect students with seniors in each major. This is a great way to explore your own major, or possible majors (or even minors) of interest. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. Rotations will be every 15 minutes so you can visit up to eight different majors. Students must pre-register on the Office of Academic Advising website in order to receive the Zoom link.