Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

Inside UNI launched in January 2013 replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Visit the MyUniverse News archives for information published prior to January 2013.

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.

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