UNI has come together in response to a series of racist, sexist, anti-semitic, and homophobic posts to social media. Please visit the Solidarity page for information and events that will better our community.
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.
NISG creates Diversity Matters Fund for student organizations
The Diversity Matters Fund was created to provide a new, unique and flexible funding source to collaborating UNI student organizations, and to supplement those monies already available from other sources.
Update your International Profile:
Faculty and staff are invited to update the international field in the Professional Interest Database. This database allows the campus community to search for faculty and staff with certain interest or expertise in a county or geographical location. To add, delete or edit your information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Guest Lecturer: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lang Hall-Auditorium
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture of the New York Public Library. His book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, discusses the emergence of the deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals in contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants. Muhammad will also be speaking at 3:30 p.m. at an informal book discussion prior to his keynote address.
Congratulations to the 2014 Diversity Matters Award Winners
Front row, from left: Paul Sapp, Samantha Swanson, Nick Sullivan and Victoria DeFrancisco.
Back row, from left: President Bill Ruud, Gloria Gibson, Kathy Green, Bryant Dowd, Alicia Jessip, Keynote Speaker Regina Dixon-Reeves, and Chair of the Diversity Council and Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Hogan.
Winners of the Diversity Matters Award were announced on January 22 at the Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall. Award winners were:
- Bryant Dowd, Record Analyst, Office of Admissions
- Kathy Green, Director, University Health Services
- Alicia Jessip, Senior, communication studies and Spanish major
- Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, Professor, Department of Communication Studies; and Diversity Fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
- Gloria Gibson, Executive Vice President and Provost
- Paul Sapp, Transfer Student Coordinator, Office of Admissions
- Nick Sullivan, Director, Student Support Services
- Samantha Swanson, Sophomore, elementary education major
UNI makes “Best for Vets”
Military Times has announced that UNI is among those institutions chosen for its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 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.