Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Celebrate Valentine's Day with CAB

The Campus Activities Board has planned several activities for Feb. 14, in Maucker Union. From noon to 2 p.m., you can stuff-a-bear and make your own box of chocolates. First-come, first-served. At 7 p.m., the college love coach will answer your questions.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Audition for black history talent show

The Black Student Union and Campus Activity Board are hosting an Homage to Black History Talent Show at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in the Auditorium, LNG. Students must try out to participate. Auditions are from 3 to 7 p.m., Feb. 18 and from 4 to 8 p.m., Feb. 19, in the Old Gold Room, MAU. Details are posted on Facebook

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Darwin Week to educate community on variety of topics

Darwin Week lectures will be presented from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Speakers will discuss topics related to skepticism, humanism, science and education. The lecture schedule is posted on the Darwin Week website

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
UNI Up Close agenda

Welcome our prospective students and families! UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students on Friday, Feb. 15 and 22. The agenda is posted at the admissions website

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Get your writing in shape

Certified writing coaches are like fitness trainers for your coursework - with less sweat! All majors, undergraduate and graduate students welcome. Call 273-2361 or stop by 008 ITTC to schedule Writing Center appointments.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Study abroad in Costa Rica

Learn about summer study abroad programs in Costa Rica. Information sessions will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11; at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12; and at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. All sessions take place in 009 GIL.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Center for Internships offers UNI students the opportunity to work in government, corporate and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., and earn UNI credits. Learn more at 3 p.m., Feb. 13, in 15 SAB. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Study Abroad in Asia, Europe or Central/South America

Interested in studying abroad in Asia, Europe, Central America, or South America? Want to learn more about some of the best options? Join us at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in 009 GIL for more information.

Friday, Feb 8, 2013
National Student Exchange application deadline

Students wishing to participate in the National Student Exchange for fall 2013 and spring 2014 must submit their applications to the NSE office at 2637 Hudson Road by 5 p.m., Feb. 11. For more information, contact Justin Szabo.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
William Ruud named next UNI president

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, named William Ruud as the next UNI president. For more information about Ruud, visit the presidential search site.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI Day At Capitol

President Allen will host the inaugural UNI Day at the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 11. More than 15 current state legislators are UNI graduates. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology

Applications/nominations are now being taken for the Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology. The awards recognize and encourage UNI faculty committed to effective instructional technologies that enhance learning for students at UNI. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 1. Details are available in this Google Doc

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
John Deere Supply Chain Forum

All students, faculty, and staff interested in transportation and the global market are invited to the John Deere Supply Chain Forum, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Register online.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013
International Student Association Valentine's Day party

UNI international students are hosting a Valentine's Dance Party, from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, COM. The free event is open to everyone. There will be games, food, prizes and a contest for the best 70's outfit.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential search narrows to two candidates

Avijit Ghosh, one of the three final candidates for UNI president has withdrawn his candidacy. Read the announcement here.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forms due

The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website. Candidate evaluation forms are due no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The formal introduction of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The official naming of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place at approximately 4 p.m. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.  http://www.regents.iowa.gov/index.html

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forum videos online

The UNI presidential candidate forum videos are online at the presidential search site.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum details

The public forum for the third UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website. Candidate evaluation forms are due no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Study abroad information sessions

Learn about study abroad opportunities at 4 p.m., every Tuesday behind Chats,  MAU or at 3 p.m., every Wednesday in 009 GIL.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
February health and fitness newsletters posted

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

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - feature stories

Inside UNI will feature weekly stories about students and organizations. The stories and photos allow campus to learn more about the people behind the faces and UNI's high-quality programs and services. Students can submit feature story ideas to Stacey Christensen.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013
Alan Jackson concert tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the Alan Jackson, Gloriana and Greg Bates concert being held at the McLeod Center on Saturday, Feb 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. For tickets, visit www.unitix.uni.edu or call 319-273-4TIX.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013
Visiting artist Lisa Orr workshop Feb. 5 & 6

Visiting artist and potter Lisa Orr from Austin, Texas will demonstrate her pottery techniques in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Art Auditorium, Room 111. The event is open to public.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI teaching grads sought worldwide

More than 132 schools and 750 teachers will participate in the annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair Feb. 1 through 3 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The schools that come to the event are typically associated with U.S. Embassies and the U.S. Department of State. See more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Earth Week Photo Contest

The Earth Week Photo Contest is open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. Individuals can submit up to two photos pertaining to Earth Day (wildlife, landscapes, natural scenes, etc.). Please include a short, one-sentence caption describing how the photo is relevant to Earth Day. All photos must be submitted by March 1, via email as a JPEG file to rrttc@uni.edu. For more information, visit the RRTTC website and click on Earth Week Photo Contest under "Current Events."

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum

The public forum for the third UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The candidate's biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on Diversity - Save the Date

The University's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., in the ballroom. This year's speaker is James Bonilla, associate professor in the School of Business at Hamline University. For more information, visit the diversity website

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - feature stories

Inside UNI will feature weekly stories about faculty, staff and programs. The stories and photos allow campus to learn more about the people behind the faces and UNI's high-quality programs and services. Faculty and staff can submit feature story ideas to Stacey Christensen.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Third presidential candidate will visit UNI Feb. 4-5

Michael A. Wartell, chancellor emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 5. His public forum will be at 3 p.m., Feb. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host the first legislative update of the 2013 session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Sustainability Conference Poster Request

The April 12 and 13 Sustainability Dialogue & Action Conference is taking applications for display posters from faculty, staff, students and community members. Share your information and research on sustainability topics like energy, agriculture, business, etc. Send a paragraph summary of the poster to UNISustainabilityConf@uni.edu by Feb. 10. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 15. Maximum poster size is 36'' wide and 42'' high; presenters are responsible for printing their own posters.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
UNI Department of Languages and Literatures proposing to offer Master of Arts in Teaching English in Secondary Schools

The Department of Languages and Literatures and Continuing and Distance Education, is proposing to offer a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) beginning summer 2013. The program is designed primarily for Iowa middle-level and secondary teachers, and includes courses in English education pedagogy, writing practice and pedagogy, classroom research strategies/methodologies, and literature studies — with an emphasis on adolescent literature. To learn more, visit continuing education.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
UNIBusiness Diversity Case Competition - final round

UNIBusiness is holding its second-annual Diversity Case Competition with $5,000 in prizes at stake for winning teams (prize money will be distributed through the Office of Student Financial Aid). The UNI community is invited to attend the final round of competition starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in CBB 109. An awards ceremony and reception will follow in the first floor student lounge of CBB. Learn more at CBB.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Nominations sought for Lux Award

Recognize outstanding undergraduate students for service and leadership to UNI by nominating them for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22. Additional information is available on the dean of students website.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Inside UNI Submission Forms

Submit your campus announcements to Inside UNI under "Submission Guidelines" on the Inside UNI site. There are two forms for Accolades and Announcements. A third form for feature story ideas and media stories will be coming soon. Submissions are reviewed daily and published based on relevancy and timeliness of the announcement and accolade.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Career opportunities with the Federal Government

The U.S. Federal Government is one of the largest employers and is hiring. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and how to prepare your federal resume at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents 'CONVICT'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "CONVICT," at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, in the UNI Interpreters Theatre  (040 LNG). The cast includes UNI students, faculty and students from Hawkeye Community College. "CONVICT" highlights the humanity of the prisoner and asks: "Is it time for a change?" Admission is free but seating is limited.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Scholastic Book Fair

The UNI Student Reading Association will host the Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 4 through 8, in the SEC Lobby.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum details

The public forum for the first UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The second candidate's forum will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 30, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Live Like a Student sessions start Feb. 4

Live Like a Student sessions are back in February. These free, three-week non-credit courses allow students to explore personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans and identity protection. Courses will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through 20, in 324 LIB. Students will receive a Live Like a Student T-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited; register today.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Coming fall 2013: more hall options

Coming fall 2013, students will have a variety of new and enhanced options for on-campus living. Expanded Living Learning Communities, more than 600 single rooms and more opportunities for juniors and seniors to experience apartment-style living on campus. Learn more, at the Department of Residence website.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Summer aid estimates

Thinking about taking summer classes?  Stop by the Office of Student Financial Aid in 105 GIL for an estimate of the summer aid opportunities that may be available to you.

Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Second presidential candidate will visit UNI Jan. 30-31

Avijit Ghosh, senior adviser to the president, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will visit campus Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31. His public forum will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Commons, Slife Ballroom. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Free small business workshops

UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center announces free business workshops for February. For more information and to register, visit JPEC or call 273-JPEC.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Nominations sought for academic advising award

The MWOne UNIque Academic Advising Award ($1,000) is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years.  Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 8 and can be made by faculty, staff and students.  Additional information is available at the provost's website.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Show off your organization's diversity work
UNI's  Diversity Town Hall on Feb. 20 will showcase diversity at UNI in a new way. If you would like to share with UNI the work you are doing to make UNI a more welcoming and accepting place, send us your video! Provide your organization's name, what you have done, and how we can learn more about you. Each video should be no more than three minutes long. Send completed videos on a flash drive or CD/DVD by Feb. 4 to Ellie Hail, mail code 0385.  Videos will be showcased at town hall event. For more information, contact Ellie Hail (haile@uni.edu) or Kofi Sam (Kofi.Sam@uni.edu).
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
First presidential candidate to visit UNI Jan. 28-29

William N. Ruud, president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29. His public forum will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. His biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
2012 W-2s

W-2s were mailed Jan. 22 to employees not electing to receive an electronic W-2.  Note Box 12 new code DD, cost of employer sponsored health coverage.  This is the employee and employer portion of health insurance provided through UNI and is required information for reporting only, it's not used on your tax return. See payroll website for FAQs. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml

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