Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
You are invited to the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Join graduate students from programs across campus at the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on April 1. Poster presentations will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom, oral presentations will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Maucker Union, and creative performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Graham Hall in Russel Hall. Visit the Symposium website for more information.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
UNI Black Student Union Talent Show

The Black Student Union Talent Show will be at 8 p.m., Friday, March 27, in the Auditorium, LNG. The show is free and open to anyone; all talents are welcome. To sign up for a performance, email the Black Student Union or arrive 30 minutes before the start of the event. Special guest host is comedian Darius Bowie.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Last chance for semester: UNI-NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop

You are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the last NCBI Diversity Inclusion Workshop of the semester from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 10. This is a positive, interactive approach to growing your skills in communicating across cultural groups. Facilitated by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute. Lunch and snacks provided. Register online. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015
TRX Competency Course

Looking to add something new to your personal workouts? Patrons now have access to UNI TRX Suspension Trainers. Complete a short 30-minute course to gain access to one. Contact Henry Lang or call 273-7167 to register.

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015
Raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Sigma Phi Epsilon will host numerous events March 30 through April 3 to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Some events include a 24-hour SeeSAAW outside of Maucker Union starting at noon and self defense classes from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Towers Ballroom. A full list of events is available on the Sigma Phi Epsilon website

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Library hours during spring break

Spring break hours for Rod Library are posted online. All youth books (7 day) checked out Saturday, March 7 are due Monday, March 23. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Live on campus during the summer for as little as $82/week

If you're planning to stay in the area this summer, consider the convenience and affordability of staying in the residence halls. Summer housing is available in Panther Village, ROTH and Shull Hall - all with air-conditioned rooms! You don't need to be enrolled in classes for summer or fall to live on campus. Students living on campus for 12 consecutive weeks will receive 15 percent off of the advertised rates - as low as $82 per week.Summer housing contracts are now being accepted. 

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Policy for review

Policy 12.04 Student Employee Grievances is available for comments until Thursday, April 2.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
International Food Festival

The UNIBusiness Global Associates will host an evening of exploring culture and language at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in 1 and 3 CBB. Foods and activities from the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Europe will be available.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Eat on campus during spring break

Prexy's in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons; and Biscotti's in Redeker Center will be open limited hours for spring break. Piazza and Rialto dining centers will not be open during break. A complete list of hours and specials are posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award

Nominations for the Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award are due by Wednesday, March 25. The criteria and selection procedures are posted online. Email nominations to lac@uni.edu or send hard copies to mail code 0460. Faculty award recipients may choose to accept the award as supplies and services funds to offset expenses for curricular development and/or research or creative activities, or as a monetary award.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Graduation Fair is March 11

Are you graduating in May? Plan to attend the Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. During the fair you can confirm graduation status, purchase cap and gown, apply for graduation and Commencement, complete exit loan counseling, get your résumé critiqued and more. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 273-2241 or registrar@uni.edu if you have any questions.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI Police will host a V.I.D.S. training session on April 3 in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Register for training online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler for more information.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Making safe decisions

Student Wellness Services, UNI Public Safety and local and state law enforcement will offer a fun and educational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Activities include: life-size drinking and driving simulator; alcohol goggle simulations with golf, water pong; alcohol poisoning case study; and information and resources from a variety of areas on and off campus. Light refreshments and many giveaways will be available.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
P&S Staff Excellence Awards

P&S Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions to the university. Any member of the campus community is eligible to nominate. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 20. Nomination guidelines and a form are available online. Contact karen.cunningham@uni.edu or mark.rowe-barth@uni.edu if you have questions. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Book drive tallies 680 children's books

The UNI United Way committee thanks faculty, staff and students who donated 680 children's books during the recent book drive on campus. Books will be donated to Cedar Valley children who don't have access to age-appropriate books at home.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
'I Am A Girl' screening on March 25

The Multicultural Graduate Student Association invites you and your classes to attend a screening of Rebecca Barry's "I Am A Girl" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in 002 SAB. This documentary details the realities of girlhood in the 21st Century. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Meet solar PV installation experts at CEEE open house

Learn about the products, prices and rebates for residential solar systems from the experts who installed the new array for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in the Rotunda, CEEE.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Learn about types, benefits of institutional repositories

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the university from 3:30 to 4:45 pm., Thursday, April 16, in 109 CBB. Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University, will be the presenter. More information is posted on the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Human resource professional social

Join UNI Society for Human Resource Management for a panel and networking social with area human resource professionals from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 3 CBB. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Campus Activities Board: 'Mockingjay'

CAB will present "Mockingjay" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., March 5, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be popcorn, candy and pop available.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIBusiness Class of 2015 Graduation Celebration

All UNIBusiness students are invited to a class of 2015 mixer at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in CBB Hall of Flags. Join Alumni in Residence, Executive Advisory Board members, sponsors, faculty and staff for light hors d'oeuvres and networking. The Class of 2015 Forum is from 6 to 7 p.m., in 109 CBB. Hear personal accounts from five distinguished alumni. Dress is business casual.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
1st year or senior student? Help UNI and you could win an iPad

Check your UNI email or your MyUNIverse page for an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement. Completing NSSE lets you share your experiences at UNI and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. 

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIversitas publishes Volume 10

This volume features a forum on UNI's Cornerstone program, a work of new music, community outreach research, reviews and responses on Shakespeare's contemporary influence, open access publishing, the state of higher education and more. UNIversitas is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Symposium in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

UNI and the Consulate General of Canada will host a research symposium and film screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Rod Library/UNI Museum. Refreshments will be served. Sessions are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Film screening: 'Abrazos'

Internationally acclaimed director Luis Argueta will screen his film Abrazos at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9, in 108 CAC. The film is the second in Argueta's trilogy of documentaries about immigration. The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
UNI to host Iowa International Education Conference

The 3rd Annual Iowa International Education Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union. Lunch will be provided. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff from across Iowa. All areas of international education will be covered. More information is posted on the Iowa International Education Conference website.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Discounted events at U.S. Cellular Center

UNI has teamed up with the U.S. Cellular Center to provide students, faculty and staff with discounts to several events: Pinnacle Combat, the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam and Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance. To purchase discounted tickets, use the password UNI on any of the events that apply. This password can be used through any Ticketmaster outlet (additional convenience fees will apply) or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
KNU Global summer school program

There is an opportunity for a sponsored international experience at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea from June 29 to July 26. Any UNI student preparing to be a K through 12 educator is eligible to apply. Participants can select from up to 14 courses taught in English as well as learn Korean and experience various kinds of cultural activities.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CROW Forum on Monday

Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will discuss her book "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma and Mimetic Theory" at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME. Copies of her book will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CSA is back and ready for members

The student organization Communication Student Association (CSA) is returning to UNI and is seeking members. Any student who is interested in networking opportunities, career development and emphasizing the value of communication studies is encouraged to join CSA. Communication plays a vital role in all careers and helps advance skills that will benefit you now and after graduation. For more information, contact Elizabeth Rossiter.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Free anxiety screening

A free, anonymous anxiety screening will be held at the Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center) on Wednesday, March 4. Sessions start on the hour at 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Human Trafficking is here and thriving in Iowa

Ruth Buckles, the statewide coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, will share a survivor's parent's perspective on the business of trafficking humans at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 132 SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine at Gallagher Bluedorn this Saturday

"Workaholics" star Adam DeVine will perform at 8 p.m., this Saturday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Adam is one of the most sought-after young comedians in Hollywood, starring in both "Workaholics" and Adam DeVine's House Party, as well as appearing in Hollywood films like "Pitch Perfect" 1 & 2. Get your tickets here

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement

The inaugural Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to partner with a community leader to offer their expertise on research, program evaluation and problem solving in return for scholarship and teaching opportunities. Students will meet with community leaders and learn how they can partner on service learning projects and community engagement endeavors. RSVP and inquiries to Julianne Gassman.  

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
V-men workshop

This workshop will explore the issue of violence against women and girls from a masculine perspective from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. The session will address the root causes of violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Men-identified participants only. No registration required.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Service & Leadership Council presents: Give, Serve, Lead

Participate in a poverty simulation, service activities and listen to a nationally known speaker on becoming a motivating leader at 7 p.m., March 9-11, in the CME. Each day will focus on one of the theme words: give, serve, lead. This conference will help participants develop a deeper understanding of poverty challenges, find opportunities to volunteer on campus and develop leadership skills. Free cookies and lemonade! Register online.  

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Mall of America trip

Take a trip to the Mall of America Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale this week for $10 per person. Bring your student ID and cash to the CAB office upstairs in Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Country Western night

CAB will host a Country Western Night at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Maucker Union. Wear your best cowboy/cowgirl boots and enjoy free food, a mechanical bull, line dancing and karaoke!

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Blind Date With a Book

The popular "Blind Date With a Book" is going on now through Friday, Feb. 20, at Rod Library. These books are single and ready to mingle! Check one out from the lobby display - take it home and give it a read. Fill out your "rate a date card" and return it to the library to be entered in a prize drawing.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Chillin' Da Conscious Poet

Chillin' will perform two poems and share her life story and experiences at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. There will be a Q&A and an opportunity for other aspiring poets to share their talent.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Charity date auction

PSE will host its second annual Charity Date Auction from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Auditorium, LNG. This will be an exciting way to get to know leaders of student organizations while supporting Dance Marathon and several other charities. There is an admission fee of $3 and free food!

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Boko Haram and terrorism in West Africa

Pita Agbese, political science, and Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will discuss "Creating God's Own Real Estate: Boko Haram and Terrorism in West Africa" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Spring Break Pay It Forward Tour

Students Today Leaders Forever is hosting a Spring Break Tour. Two buses will serve in six cities across the United States. Build leadership, see places and meet friends. An information meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the State College Room, MAU; and 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Elm Room, MAU. Limited spots! Email uni@stlf.net with questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
New policies

Policies 4.29 Opportunity Hire and 13.03 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement have been posted. These policies are available at the UNI Policies website. 

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Catch a movie, support United Way

See a $5 movie (for students, faculty and staff with valid college ID) at College Square or Crossroads Cinema Thursday, Feb. 19. Marcus Theaters will donate $1 of the ticket purchase to the UNI United Way campaign. A printout of this flier must be presented in order for United Way to receive the donation. Contact Robin Summers for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Visiting artist Arthur Gonzalez workshop Feb. 19 & 20

Figurative ceramic sculptor Arthur Gonzalez from California College of the Arts will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art Feb. 19 and 20. He will demonstrate how he makes his artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:45 p.m., each day in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB. He will lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Art Auditorium, 111 KAB.

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