Call for Nominations & Save the Date
The Diversity Council is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diversity Matters Award. This award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to the University of Northern Iowa in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Recommendations for the award are made to the President who makes the final selection. Additional information and the nomination form are available at uni.edu/diversity. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity. The 6th annual event will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:30pm. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1:00-2:00pm. Both events will be at the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.
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UNI makes “Best for Vets”
Military Times has announced that UNI is among those institutions chosen for its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings.
The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.
Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members. The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
Fall reading group opportunities
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the NCBI Campus Coalition Builders will offer three facilitated reading groups for faculty, staff and students on books that explore issues of diversity and inclusion. Free books provided. Registration is limited to 15 people per group. Details are on theCETL website at the "Registration" link. For more information, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 5, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Please register here: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/
For more information contact Victoria DeFrancisco (email@example.com).
Be a part of a campus-wide program to create a more inclusive, welcoming environment for all. Develop personal skills in intercultural communication competence. The workshops offer a positive, highly interactive opportunity to engage with members from across campus. Students, staff, and faculty are all invited and strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. No prior workshops required.
Diversity Grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Diversity Grants align with the definition, mission and vision of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. For more information or to access the application, please click here.