Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Register for free financial literacy classes

Want to get a jump start on your financial future? Register for Live Like a Student sessions beginning in October. Topics include budgeting, student loans, credit/credit cards and identity protection. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and up to 6 chances to win a $500 scholarship. 

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Homecoming 2013 competitions

All registered student organizations, fraternities, sororities and residence halls can compete throughout Homecoming week for a chance to display their Panther spirit and win cash prizes. Teams must register on the Homecoming website by Sept. 20. A team captain from each registered team must attend the Homecoming team captain meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the State College Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Supreme Court panel discussion

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court made major decisions on same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other issues. This year, the court will consider cases on campaign finance reform and abortion. As the court begins its 2013 term, John Johnson, history, and Allison Martens and Scott Peters, political science, will explain those decisions, consider what's to come and take questions from the audience at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 002 SAB.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013
International Opportunities Fair

The 2013 International Opportunities Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarship, credit transfer, international travel and more. You can also renew an old passport or order a new one. Fee is $110. 

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Ethics in Organizations Symposium

UNI will co-sponsor a symposium on Oct. 18, focused on ethical issues in academic, business and nonprofit organizations. UNI President Bill Ruud will be the keynote speaker, followed by faculty and community presenters. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters

The 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme is "Food Matters." Please visit the website to learn more about the project and view a list of events. The Reaching for Higher Ground project aims to build a stronger campus community, one more accepting of people of different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Law school Q&A

The Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 023 SAB. Scott Peters, political science, will discuss how to best prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner and charity raffle

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host its annual Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ballroom A, MAU. The dinner is free. Watch for raffle ticket sales in Maucker Union. Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
'Monsters University' to be shown Thursday

Campus Activities Board will be showing the film "Monsters University" Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
UNI to host Military and Veterans State Conference

UNI will host the annual Military and Veterans State Conference Monday, Sept. 23. The keynote presentation will be given by Meredith Kleykamp, University of Maryland professor of sociology. Breakout sessions will focus on the unique aspects of military and family culture, how colleges and universities can help military members succeed, and tools to help overcome the challenges of transitioning back into civilian life. The conference is free for full-time students; register online. For more information, contact Julia.Heuer@uni.edu.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Texting in class: does it result in lower grades?

How many faculty have said "Put your cellphones away, please!" Anecdotal evidence suggests that students who text during class may earn lower grades. Dennis Clayson, marketing, will analyze and discuss his research on the effects of texting and multitasking on student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 319 CBB. 

Friday, Sep 6, 2013
Panther Plot Harvest Festival

The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members to a sampling of local foods, music and garden tours from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 12, at the corner of University Avenue and College Street.  

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
September Health and Wellness newsletters

September issues of Student Health 101 (SH101) and the WRS E-Newsletter are 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. 

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Rainbow Reception

The Rainbow Reception is an event where students, staff, faculty and community members network with campus and area organizations to celebrate the upcoming year and find LGBT* resources. The Rainbow Reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 11, in the GBPAC .

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Register for Rod Library's Hunger Games event

Rod Library will host a Hunger Games event from 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Register by Saturday, Sept. 7. Sign up with friends for games, free food and prizes. Registration forms and more details are posted online. 

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Travel and Research Funds for Students

Students who travel to present or compete at a conference can apply for travel funds through the Intercollegiate Academic Fund. The fund also makes awards to support student research and creative activity. Upcoming application deadlines include Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
UNI to host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

UNI will host acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Leadership Lecture Series. A special Q-and-A session for students is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the GBPAC; her formal lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Admission is free; tickets are required. Tickets will be available: Thursday, Sept. 5 for UNI students only; Friday, Sept. 6 for students, faculty and staff; and Monday, Sept. 9 for the general public. Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations or call 319-273-7469.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Interpreters and translators needed

The Office of International Programs, Cedar Valley community members, government agencies and businesses are in need of interpreters and translators fluent in various languages. International Programs is creating a database of faculty, staff and students who are interested in providing this service. To be included in the database, Complete the form online. Note that UNI police will have access to this database.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Transfer student welcome

All new transfer students are invited to the Transfer Student Welcome Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the University Room, MAU. Stop between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to connect with other new transfer students over lunch. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Kristin Woods at 319-273-2815 or kristin.woods@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Become a conversation partner

Interested in learning more about different cultures? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) seeks volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Visit the CIEP website or the office in 72 BAK. For more information, call 273-3410 or email cieppartners@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Massage Therapy

Treat yourself or a friend to a relaxing massage by licensed massage therapist Ann Pixler in 104 WRC. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Adobe Creative Cloud campus software available

Adobe Creative Cloud Campus Licensing provides students (only in UNI computer labs), faculty and staff with Adobe software. Details are posted on the ITS website. This software is available for installation on all UNI computers. The capability for a work-at-home offering (for faculty and staff) is in the works but not yet available. Contact your IT support staff for installation.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Military and Veterans Employment Fair

UNI will host a Military and Veterans Employment Fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 23, in the University Room, MAU.  Employers attending include: FBI, IBM, Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Dept. of Agriculture, Lutheran Services and more. If you have a military background, please stop by. For more information, contact Julia.Heuer@uni.edu.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
WRC adds hours for Labor Day Weekend

Students will have a cool place to hang out, use a computer lab and enjoy fitness and recreational activities at the WRC this Labor Day Weekend. The WRC will open at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Detailed hours are posted on the Wellness & Recreation Services website.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
Lifelong University offers "Where Does my Food Come From?"

A Lifelong University course will cover gardening, the current food supply system, shopping local options and more. The class is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in September with light suppers included. The fee is $40 and registration is limited. For details and registration, contact Jenny Bruss at Brussj@uni.edu or 273-5141. 

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
Free bike tune-ups

Free bike tune-ups will be provided by Bike Tech from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, north of Maucker Union, in conjunction with the Student Organization Fair. Trail maps and bike water bottles will also be available.  Sponsored by Wellness & Recreation Services.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
New Study Abroad iUNI-Portal

On Aug. 26, the UNI Study Abroad Center (SAC) launched its new online iUNI-Portal replacing the old SAC website, travel registry and online application. For more information about using the portal, email study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
Family Weekend activities planned

UNI's Family Weekend is Sept. 6 through 8. Many fun activities are planned from jugglers to magic shows and college open houses to the first home football game. A full schedule of activities is posted online. www.uni.edu/familyweekend

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
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 the CETL website at the "Registration" link. For more information, email susan.hill@uni.edu or victoria.defrancisco@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
Plan to attend the Student Organization Fair

Wondering about student organizations on campus? The fall 2013 Student Organization Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 4, outside Maucker Union. Representatives from more than 100 student organizations will be on hand. Learn how to get involved on campus and pick up some free goodies.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Library hours for Labor Day weekend

There will be no special vacation loans during Labor Day weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
Rediscover the pleasures of eating

Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the book "Intuitive Eating" is an award-winning registered dietician specializing in helping people create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137. Tribole's lecture, at 7 p.m., Sept. 10, in Lang Auditorium, is part of the Reaching For Higher Ground series.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Web server access change

Beginning Aug. 22, CatID authentication can be used to access personal Web accounts on Sunny, wwwstage and wwwdev servers via SSH or SFTP. Current users will be auto-provisioned for CatID access. Departmental accounts will not change at this time. New users wanting access to the Web servers may fill out a request online. An FAQ is posted online.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

You are invited to participate in a community-building workshop with students, staff and faculty. These positive, interactive workshops are facilitated by the National Coalition Building Institute-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. Lunch and snacks provided. Sessions are once per month. Registration required. Registration required. For more information, email defran@uni.edu or call 273-3210.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
C-SPAN bus coming to Waterloo

The C-SPAN bus, a 45-foot interactive multimedia learning center that brings C-SPAN coverage of public affairs to communities, will visit Iowa this week. This is the only C-SPAN bus visit to Iowa in 2013. Tour the bus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at the corner of East 4th and Sycamore streets in downtown Waterloo.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
Graduate student information meeting, Aug. 28

A graduate student information meeting, sponsored by the Graduate College, will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. New and returning graduate students are invited. The program includes a resource fair, welcome by President Bill Ruud, a presentation by Chris Cox, library dean, and a graduate student panel.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
Welcome Week events

Many events are planned to welcome students to campus. The first event is the Panther Picnic on Thursday, Aug. 22. The full schedule is posted online.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
Help reduce peak energy demand

The university is working to reduce its peak demand that is traditionally set at this time of year. The forecast for this week and next, show highs in the upper 80s. Please do your part to reduce electrical use. More information is posted online. 

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
Theatre UNI auditions

Theatre UNI will hold auditions for the fall 2013 productions "The American Way of Eating" and "Spring Awakening" the week of Sunday, Aug. 25. Auditions are open to all UNI students. Requirements are posted online.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Library hours between summer session & fall semester

Library hours between summer session and fall semester are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans during semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Phishing - On the rise and the risks are more severe

Stolen credentials are currently being used to authorize changes in direct deposit account numbers at a number of universities across the country.  Don't be a victim!  Don't share your CatID username and password via email or provide that information on a website that is not an official UNI site. More information is available on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
Inside UNI newsletter updates

Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff will resume a twice-per-week publication the week of Aug. 19. Inside UNI for Students will be emailed to students on Wednesdays starting Aug. 21. The deadline for submissions is noon, the prior Tuesday. 

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
Wellness/Recreation Center closed Aug. 3 - 18

The WRC will be closed for annual maintenance and repairs Aug. 3 through 18, reopening Monday, Aug. 19. Health Beat will be closed Aug. 3 through 25, reopening Monday, Aug. 26. The WRC will also be closed Friday, Aug. 23, for annual training of all WRS student employees, reopening on Saturday, Aug. 24 for regular fall hours.  Summer and fall hours are posted online. 

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013
Visit UNI's new, interactive booth during Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18

Check out the new, interactive UNI booth in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair, Aug 8-18. President Ruud will be at the booth to visit with fairgoers, alumni, prospective students and their families from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10.

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer coming to UNI

UNI will welcome Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, to campus Oct. 2 as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Goodwin will meet with UNI students at 4 p.m., Oct. 2, followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
DOR offices return to Redeker Center July 29

The Department of Residence offices will return to Redeker Center Monday, July 29. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology, marketing, Fresh Beginnings and facility management.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
Parking news

There are three significant parking changes for the new year.  Effective Aug. 1, the meter rate on campus will increase to 80 cents per hour.  Effective Aug. 24, parking and UNI moving citations will incur a $5 late fee if not paid within 10 days of issuance. This fee also applies to any violations paid via payroll deduction or student billing. The daily rate for permits used for conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. will be $2 for any dates requested beyond Aug. 25. Order parking permits online now to avoid lines in August. For more information, call 273-2710.

Monday, Jul 22, 2013
WRS summer massage specials

Special pricing for massages runs through Friday, Aug. 2. To schedule an appointment, call 273-6119 or stop by WRC 104.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
New Guided Independent Study courses offered

Enroll at any time, work at your own pace and take up to nine months to complete a course via UNI Guided Independent Study. More than 75 courses are available. The course list is posted online. For more information, call 273-2123 or email gis-program@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013
President's open house

Faculty, staff and students are invited to tour the president's house and visit with Bill and Judy Ruud from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2 or from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5.

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