Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

Visit the MyUniverse News archives for information published prior to January 2013.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
SIS maintenance

The SIS systems will be unavailable for application maintenance from 4 to 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 23. This includes the My Universe Portal, the SIS Campus Solutions application, the SIS CRM application and the SIS EPM application. This will affect online services like the portal and the online class search. If you have any questions, contact Travis Horvatich

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
A Message from President Ruud

You will soon be invited to participate in a survey that will help UNI assess its climate. All students, faculty and staff can share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI Leaders in Education Lecture Series

The College of Education will host its fourth Leaders in Education Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, will discuss how to empower multicultural students who are often underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop for faculty, staff and students will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in 102 SAB. Qualtrics is a Web-based survey system. Seating is limited; RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI State Relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 21, in the College Eye Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Any UNI student, faculty or staff member interested in community engagement and service learning activities is invited to attend a conversation on community engagement from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the University Room, MAU. RSVP by Feb. 19.

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

You can make a difference by helping to spread awareness of National Eating Disorders Week. Get involved by attending the Eating Disorder Panel Discussion at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
African American Read-in

UNI's eighth African American Read-in will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union and Rod Library with author illustrator Kadir Nelson. He is a nominee for the NAACP Image Award and is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Conference on African American Children and Families

The Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in SEC. Janice Hale, author of "Black Children, Their Culture, Roots and Learning Styles" will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free for faculty and students. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Spring break Pay It Forward Tour

Nine days, six cities, one trip of a lifetime! Learn more about this spring break opportunity at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Bring your friends! 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
The UNI eLearning Mobile Learn App is here and it's free

The UNI eLearning Mobile App lets you view course content and documents, check grades, create discussion and blog posts, and more in your eLearning course(s). You can also sign-up to receive push notifications on your iOS or Android device.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Cancelled: Visiting Artist Workshop Feb. 18 & 19

Figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art. Rathbone will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 18 and 19; from 2 to 5 p.m., Feb. 18; and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 19, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her work at 7 p.m., Feb. 18, in 111 KAB.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
The Vagina Monologues Feb. 15 & 16

The Vagina Monologues performances will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Auditorium, LNG. Tickets are $5.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Graduate Student Symposium registration deadline extended

The registration deadline for the 7th Annual Graduate Student Symposium has been extended through Feb. 28. The registration form and more information are posted online.  

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
ICE Valentine Bake Sale

Stop by the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) table in Maucker Union (near Chats) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, and buy a Valentine treat. Each package of sweets is just $1. Proceeds will support scholarship funds for students in need to study abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Film discussion: Black Masculinities in Comics

Rod Library will host a film discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 324 LIB. "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comics," is a documentary that explores how black men are represented in comic books through the course of time.  Following the film, Sade Barfield, communication studies, will lead a discussion.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Protect students from sexual assault: public listening sessions

UNI students can participate in a series of virtual, public listening sessions focusing on how schools can prevent sexual assault and better respond when it happens. The first listening session, Students and Survivors, will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. Two additional Students and Survivors sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, and 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. To register, visit the public listening session website.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Continuing Education and Special Programs offices relocated

Continuing Education and Special Programs, including Continuing and Distance Education and Individual Studies, have moved. The new location is in the CEEE, Rooms 13, 16, 18 and 20. All phone numbers and campus mail codes will remain the same.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Blind date with a book at the Rod Library

The Rod Library will offer a fun reading promotion called Blind Date with a Book Feb. 10 through 21. Readers are invited to check out a book wrapped in brown paper, take it home, unwrap it and read it. Visit the library to pick out a book for your very own blind date.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
15th Annual White Privilege Conference

The White Privilege Conference provides a challenging and collaborative experience with campuses and communities working toward diversity inclusion and social justice. The conference is March 26 through 29 in Madison, Wis. UNI has a 25 percent discount for registration. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco. Early registration deadline is Feb. 24.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014
Expect heavy traffic Friday on Hudson Road

Luke Bryan will perform in the UNI-Dome at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Heavy traffic should be expected beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Hudson Road and areas of west campus. Staff are encouraged to avoid Hudson Road when leaving campus for the day; consider using University Avenue, College Street or any other eastern route.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Nominations for MWOne Academic Advising Award

This award is given to one faculty member at UNI who has demonstrated excellence in academic advising for students. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 7 and can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available online. 

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Hey UNI...QUASH is back!

QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt. Teams of two to four participants will compete in a scavenger hunt around campus and the surrounding area. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Register online today. 

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Do you have health insurance questions?

A licensed navigator will be available to help students sign up for a healthcare plan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Student Health Center. Come and get help for free.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
February Health, Wellness, Fitness news now posted

February issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
A Team offers academic assistance

Tutoring in math, science, Spanish and French; writing feedback; and study strategies for any class. It's all at A Team, sponsored by the Academic Learning Center. Drop in between 6 and 9 p.m., Sundays, in 282 LIB.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Build better papers at the Writing Center

Just starting your paper, or are you ready to take a rough draft to the next level? Certified writing coaches in the Writing Center can show you how. This service is available by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in 008 ITTC. Call 273-2361 to schedule an appointment. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Board of Regents agenda posted

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 and 6 at UNI. The agenda is posted on the BOR website

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Panther First Award

When you see or have been provided excellent customer service, take a minute to complete a nomination form for a Panther First Award. Nominations can be made by UNI faculty, staff and students. 

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Plan now for Spotlight on STEM Day 2014

The Spotlight on STEM Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K-through-12 earth science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. Table displays and presentations are planned. UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the ITTC. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Baker parking lot to close

The HC and service parking lot directly south of Baker Hall will be closed starting in early February. HC parking stalls are available in the Gilchrist A lot. When the site is restored in the fall of 2014, the HC lot will reopen in the present location. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is Jan. 31

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Up Close--a day for admitted students

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 21. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards

Consider nominating a deserving undergraduate student for the 2014 Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.   

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Sustainability Book Club registration now open

Register online to participate with UNI faculty in reading Histories of the Dustheap by Friday, Feb. 14. The first 25 registrations received before Feb. 1 will receive a free copy of the book.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Become a fitness instructor

Want to get paid to work out? Sign up to become a fitness instructor at the Wellness and Recreation Center. Sign up in 101 WRC or online. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Still time to register for fitness classes

Fitness classes have started, but it isn't too late to sign up. Try something new or an old favorite. Sign up online or in 101 WRC. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI Workshops

Participate in a community building workshop with students, staff and faculty. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online for sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, March 12 or April 11. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

The Campus Activities Board's Film Committee will show "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop provided.  

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Hands-on Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 113 CBB. This interactive session will provide the basics for creating and distributing on-campus surveys. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Diversity Inclusion lectures

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt will show two of his films in Lang Auditorium. "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a documentary on gender roles in hip-hop and rap music will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11; "Soul Food Junkies," which explores the food and culture of the American South, will show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. A lecture and discussion will follow each film. For more information, contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers host Darwin Week

Darwin Week is a free annual event dedicated to science, reason and critical inquiry. Faculty and keynote speakers will present on skepticism, science, activism and sexuality Feb. 10 through 13 in the CME.

Monday, Jan 27, 2014
Pay It Forward: 2014 Spring Break Tour

Students Today Leaders Forever will host a spring break tour. Forty students will serve in six cities across the United States. Build leadership, see places and meet friends. Information meetings will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the University Room, MAU, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the College Room, MAU. Email uni@stlf.net with questions.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI state relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in the Elm Room, MAU. Topics include the state budget process and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
CME Voices newsletter

The January "VOICES" newsletter is now available at the CME and on its website. Correctly answer trivia questions in the newsletter to win a prize. 

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Pi Sigma Epsilon Bags Bowl

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host Bags Bowl, a single-elimination bags tournament, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Nielsen Field House. The fee for a two-person team is $10. First place wins $100.  Register online or email  Haleigh for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Personal/baby care items donation drive Jan. 27-31

The UNI United Way committee will collect personal care (shampoo, soap, deoderent, shaving items, etc.) and baby care (diapers, wipes, baby soaps, lotions, etc.) items Jan. 27 through 31 to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: COE main lobby, 2nd floor; 5 CBB; 027 GIL; Essentials in MAU; 010 RDC; and the Alumni House. Donations also will be accepted at the UNI men's basketball game on Jan. 29. To arrange for a pick up of donations, call Jess Betts at 273-3851.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
Opportunity to apply for/renew passports

Need to renew or apply for a new U.S. Passport? Come to the UNI 2014 Spring International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU, to fill out your application. The Black Hawk Recorders Office will be there to process passports.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
WRS Personal Training

Kick off the new year with a UNI WRS personal trainer. Visit the WRC website and fill out the "Pre-Training Information Form" under the "How Do I Get Started" tab. For more information, call 273-7167.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Health Beat lockers available

Is the frigid cold making it hard to haul your workout attire? Health Beat, MAU, has lockers for rent. Call 273-7167 or talk to the Health Beat desk supervisor for details.

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