Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm

Learn about abstract preparation, types of abstracts and best practices for preparing for a professional conference. Gabriela Olivares, Graduate College, is the workshop presenter. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:00 am to Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30 pm

"Like Any Other Kid” provides a rare glimpse into the inner-workings of one of the most promising developments in juvenile justice reform: the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to promote behavioral change and help youth re-enter their communities. Following the intimate relationships of youth and staff in three unique juvenile detention facilities across the US over a three year span, the film demonstrates how the program works. Stricken with violence, traumatic to youth and staff alike, our current juvenile justice system is failing to meet the needs of America’s children. “Like Any Other Kid” demonstrates just how much potential these youth really have… if we let them be just that: like any other kid.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for Wellness Wednesday to experience rejuvenating and interactive activities. We're here to offer support and provide opportunities for you to relax and unwind during the busyness of your day. Drop-in every Wednesday while classes are in session. Email wellness@uni.edu for more details.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00 am

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for Wellness Wednesday to experience rejuvenating and interactive activities. We're here to offer support and provide opportunities for you to relax and unwind during the busyness of your day. Drop-in every Wednesday while classes are in session. Email wellness@uni.edu for more details.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Learn how to adjust content for your poster layout, discover best practices to format your poster and gain tips for poster printing. Jennifer Waldron, Graduate College, is the presenter for this workshop. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:00 am to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:30 pm

This year’s Bill and Linda Tubbs Teaching Connections focuses on strategies for supporting emergent bilingual students and families. The two-day professional development workshop is open to UNI faculty, staff and students as well as professionals in education, health and human services in the community. This is a hybrid learning opportunity with face-to-face and online presentations. Full schedule available here. 

There is no charge to attend. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

An introduction to external funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies. The basics of crafting a strong proposal and support available at UNI will be covered. Co-sponsored with the UNI Foundation.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The student group 50/50 in 2020 and the Department of Political Science will co-sponsor the You’re Next Leadership Conference. Are you passionate about women's involvement in government? Have you considered running for student government or other office in the future? Come share your passion and learn about campaign strategy and public service from people who have done it! Open to everyone--all majors, all people! Lunch will be provided. Register at https://forms.gle/4kA1frHYL2xxkg5N9

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This panel will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in quantitative research and scholarship. It will include an interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration as they pertain to quantitative research methods. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members who are experts in quantitative research methodologies. Panel members will be Mary Losch, Director & Professor, Center for Social and Behavioral Research; Kim MacLin, Professor of Psychology; Ron Rinehart, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Psychology, & Leadership Studies; Gunwoo Yoon, Assistant Professor of Marketing.  

Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day)

This event has been cancelled. 

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm to Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Drawing on the “M” in STEM, this year’s conference theme is “Questioning the STEM Equation for Student Success.” The conference aims to highlight integrated approaches connecting students to STEM in their classrooms, their community, their homes and the work place, as well as the application of mathematics in everyday life.

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Anita Gordon, PhD, Director of Research Ethics, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Kristin Moser, PhD, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Megan Vogt-Kostner, M.A., Senior Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Designing an online survey can seem like a breeze at first, but if not done well, can leave you with bad data, small sample sizes, and breaches of privacy - at a minimum, wasting your time as well as those who participated. When designed well, online surveys can be an inexpensive, useful, and efficient way to obtain data for research and program assessment. In this session, presenters will offer guidance on how to effectively conduct online surveys, including how to invite participation to maximize response rates, and how to use the survey platforms available, with an emphasis on UNI's subscription program, Qualtrics. In addition, ethical considerations will be discussed in regard to design, recruitment, and data management. We will not be covering how to develop research questions or design content to answer them. The focus will be on the technical aspects of recruitment, data collection, and data management processes using electronic survey methods.   

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Transform your resume into a key marketing tool for your internship or job search. Discover how employers review resumes. Learn the process of analyzing a position description and customizing your document to target your employment goals in this workshop presented by Susie Schwieger, Graduate College. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:50 am

Leila Rod-Welch, Library Services, will help you to hone your library research skills using Rod Library Online including how to find quality books and scholarly articles. Learn how to use advanced search capabilities to access specialized databases, explore features of Google Scholar and identify your Library Liason and how they can help. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

A well-written customized cover letter complements your resume and can set you apart from other applicants. Susie Schwieger, Graduate College, will review the format, components of the cover letter and tips on the effective writing of this document. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 15, 2020 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 13-15, 2020. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Ensemble and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Get a jump start on your next interview by attending this workshop presented by Susie Schwieger, Graduate College. Find out why and how employers use behavior based interviewing in the hiring process and how you can prepare and practice this type of interviewing. 

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include an interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender, race, and ethnicity. Panel members will include Helen Harton, Professor of Psychology (Facilitator); Belinda Creighton-Smith, Instructor, Social Work and Women’s & Gender Studies; Victoria DeFrancisco, Professor of Communications Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies; Tatiana Degai, Postdoctoral Scholar, Geography; Susan Etscheidt, Department Head & Professor of Special Education.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

A well-written customized cover letter complements your resume and can set you apart from other applicants. Susie Schwieger, Graduate College, will review the format, components of the cover letter and tips on the effective writing of this document.