Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Monday, May 20, 2013
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the Memorial 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.

Friday, May 17, 2013
UNI-Dome construction project

The tunnel from the WRC to the UNI-Dome floor is shut down for painting and installing new light fixtures. The west-side concourse of the UNI-Dome is being "scrubbed" down to bare cement and re-sealed. Please follow the signs and avoid walking in this area.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Campus storm shelter locations

This is the height of tornado season in Iowa. Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. The locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are posted online.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements for students

During the summer months, there is no Inside UNI for Current Students email update. However, content will be added to the website as often as needed.

Monday, May 13, 2013
ID Card charging for non-enrolled summer student employees

UNI student employees not enrolled for summer classes, can charge to his or her university bill, by asking a supervisor to contact with employee name and university ID number.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Enrollment for UNI Child Development Center

The UNI Child Development Center has openings in the 4 and 5 year-old room for fall 2013. This is a full-time program that includes kindergarten readiness skills in social, emotional, cognitive, language and motor development.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Malcolm Price Lab School update

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the razing of approximately 70 percent of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) building during the Dec. 5, 2012 board meeting. Razing has begun and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 31. For more information regarding MPLS construction, visit the recent update.

Monday, May 6, 2013
May health and wellness newsletters available

May issues of the Student Health 101 (SH101),  WRS E-Newsletter and the 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, May 6, 2013
Call for student posters

UNI students are encouraged to participate in the student poster competition at the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting, July 23 at UNI. The competition will allow UNI students to showcase their current or completed STEM-related or energy-focused research and potentially earn a cash prize. Open to any student currently enrolled or affiliated with an Iowa institution of education. More information is posted online.

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Library hours for final exam week

Library hours for May 1 through May 7 are extended hours. 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.

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Panther Pick Up: Don't Dump It! Donate It!

Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, will be held Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 10. Rather than pitching stuff when moving out of a residence hall or apartment, donate usable items. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013
De-Stress Days

Relax with De-Stress Days activities during finals week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom on May 6 through 8.  Participate in crafts, get a free mini-massage and play with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and more.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, "UNIversitas," is now posted online. Contributions include new research material at Rod Library, women leaders of the Rwandan genocide, MOOCs, queer adolescent literature, a digital poem and shared governance at UNI.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Department of Residence office temporary relocation

The Department of Residence offices in Redeker Center will be relocated to the Towers Center East Lounge May 9 through Aug. 9 while construction is completed at Redeker Center. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology and marketing. The department phone number and email addresses won't change. Fresh Beginnings administration will move to Rialto at Towers Center. Catering operations will continue out of Maucker Union and Commons. Facilities administration will be based in Shull Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Help ITS serve you better!

Help ITS serve you better by completing this brief survey about the Student Computer Centers (computer labs) and other services. The survey is in MyUNIverse on the Life@UNI tab, under the voting and surveys section.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop offers a positive, interactive opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators. The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15 or July 16, in the CME. Must be able to attend the full day; lunch provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-2517. Register online.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Spring 2013 Diplomat Series lecture

As part of the Office of International Programs Diplomat Series, UNI will welcome Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor Roberto Matus. Matus will discuss "Chile: a Road to Development" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in 109 CBB. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by Q & A.  More information is posted on the international programs website.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Commencement details

Three ceremonies are planned for spring commencement on May 10 and 11. Details and an FAQ are posted on the registrar's website.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
College Hill Music Festival May 4

The first College Hill Music Festival will feature 14 indie and alternative bands/musicians from Iowa and across the country. Details are posted online. The event starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4. Festival passes are $10 (limited number available). AAF-UNI is involved. 

Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Sign up for summer fitness classes

Summer fitness classes begin Wednesday, May 15. Check out the new classes, a bootcamp beginners class and several 40-minute classes for a quick and fun workout. Registration is now open online or in WRC 101.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added additional day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting May 6, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 encouraged to attend. Register online for training. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
BOR to meet at UNI

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is meeting this week at UNI. The agenda is posted online. 

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
You talk. We listen. We all win.

Rod Library is changing to meet the needs of UNI faculty, staff and students. The library is conducting LibQUAL+, a nationwide online user-satisfaction survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) now through May 3. The survey is available online Share what you think about Rod Library's collections, services and facilities. If you include your email address you will be eligible for prizes including an iPad Mini. If you have any questions, email

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Student Research Conference

Jill Pruetz, an associate professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, will be the keynote speaker for the 20th Annual Student Research Conference. Pruetz has studied the behavior of non-human primates such as chimpanzees, spider monkeys and vervets in several different locations. Pruetz will speak from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in 002 SAB. She will also be available for informal discussion with students and faculty at 1:30 p.m., in the Sabin Hall Lobby.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
National Volunteer Week: Day of Service

National Volunteer Week is April 21 through 27. To celebrate this week, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to help with a variety of service projects in the Cedar Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 27. Volunteers must register online.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
New Inside UNI search functions

Search functions have been added to Inside UNI. Faculty, staff and students can now search for announcements (search button is at the bottom of the announcement section) as well as various feature stories on the feature-story archive page.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Help CAB plan events for next year

Please take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey for the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Your responses will help CAB plan events next semester. The survey is posted online.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police have added day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions starting April 30, in the State College Room, MAU. 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 encouraged to attend. Register for training online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Earth Week events

Several events are planned to commemorate Earth Week at UNI. Events include a free yoga session at 3 or 3:30 p.m., April 22; a campus clean up and a showing of the film "The Clean Bin Project" on April 23; a 10-mile bike ride on April 24 and more. Preregister for the bike ride and yoga sessions at the RRTTC website under Current Events.

Friday, Apr 19, 2013
Will Spain split apart? Panel presentation and discussion

A panel will consider the future of Spain in the context of Catalan and Basque nationalism, federalist pressures from Madrid and near economic collapse, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in 115 SRL. Panelists include Gemma Sala, Grinnell College; Juan Carlos Castillo, UNI languages & literatures; and Xavier Escandell, UNI sociology, anthropology & criminology. 

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Lecture by feminist Valenti cancelled

Feminist author and blogger Jessica Valenti's visit and lecture scheduled for April 17 is cancelled.

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Sidewalk closed near Commons

The pedestrian walkway between Bartlett and the entrance to the 23rd Street Market is closed. Use the west ramp and sidewalk until the east path is safe to use. Details are posted on the facilities services website.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
QUASH is April 26

QUASH, the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, will kick off at 5 p.m., April 26, in the West Gym. QUASH is comprised of mental and physical challenges spread across the UNI campus. Register your two-to four-member team online.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Video streaming collections - survey reminder

Rod Library is hosting trials for four video streaming collections through early May. Click on the Video Streaming Trials icon on the library home page for links to the websites. Also, remember to visit the library website and provide input for the Library Survey.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Celebrate National Library Week

Rod Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, by hosting a Facebook trivia contest. The winner will receive a free Nook. Like the library on Facebook and watch for library staff around campus for more prizes.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
'Mother Tongue' theater performance at UNI

UNI's CME will host the play "Mother Tongue" a celebration of Asian American Heritage Month at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, in Lang Auditorium. The play is a collection of tales that explores and celebrates the traditions, roles and experiences of women of color, and how they are changing.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
U.S. Citizenship Ceremony to be held at UNI

UNI will host a United States Citizenship Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17,  in the Ballroom, MAU. The event is free and open to the public. Join 100 people as they become U.S. Citizens.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
STAT Rejoin Campaign

STAT, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, is hosting its Rejoin Campaign April 15 through 26. The 2013-2014 discounted membership of $30 includes four T-shirts, Cedar Valley business and retail-area discounts, and selective incentive items. For more information, email

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Half-Masted's 10th anniversary Improv Comedy show

Half-Masted will present a free improv comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m., April 19 and 20, in 108 CAC as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Race to greatness

EXCEL, a student organization in the College of Business Administration, will host Dr. Rachel Cezar, supervisory veterinary medical officer with the USDA Horse Protection Program, at 5 p.m., April 17, in 109 CBB. Cezar will discuss winning principles, tenacity and how to navigate through government careers.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
News and story tips form

Faculty, staff and students can now share news and story ideas via this news tips form, located under Submission Guidelines on the Inside UNI site.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
The Y Factor Iowa: Men Leading by Example

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention will host the Y Factor Iowa, an inaugural summit featuring Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, on Friday, April 19. The session featuring Bowlsby is from 9 to 11 a.m., at the McLeod Center. An afternoon seminar on the Mentors in Violence Prevention and Coaching Boys into Men programs is from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in 155 WRC. This event is free and open to the public; preregistration is required.

Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

Several events are planned to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UNI. Activities include a self defense seminar, The Y Factor conference, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the Take Back the Night march and more. A schedule of events is posted online. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Feminist blogger will discuss "Why Have Kids?"

Feminist blogger Jessica Valenti will discuss her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Her lecture will cover the social implications of modern parenting. Note the new date and time. 

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
UNI scores gold with STARS sustainability rating

UNI received a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This is the second STARS gold rating UNI has received since 2011.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Consent and gender workshop

An interactive workshop, "The role we play: Exploring gender and sexual consent through performance" will be offered at 5 and 7 p.m., April 17, CME. Laughter, learning and change will ensue in this creative, safe space. Registration slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is April 12. For more information or to register, contact Sofia Seliger at Disclaimer: Some of the topics discussed in this workshop may be upseting to victims of sexual assault.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Athletic Training 5k is April 20

The UNI Student Athletic Training Organization (UNISATO) is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 20. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. on the east side of the Wellness & Recreation Center. The race will start and finish on the east side of the WRC. Registration forms can be found on the Athletic Training website. The entry fee is $15.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Cultural diversity showcase

The UNI community is invited to a Cultural Diversity Showcase at 7 p.m., April 17, in the Coffeehouse, MAU.  Enjoy stage performances, sample ethnic foods and visit booths. 

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
Change in date for Digital Collective workshops

The Blender 3D Animation workshop has been moved from April 14 to April 21. The Adobe Illustrator workshop will be offered April 14. The workshops are at 6 p.m. in 136 ITTC and are free for UNI students.

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
Final exam policy

A comprehensive final examination, if required, must be administered at the time indicated on the final schedule. No final comprehensive examination shall be administered to a class within the last two weeks prior to the officially scheduled final examination period (excluding summer sessions or half-semester courses). In the week prior to the beginning of the final examination period, unit tests, papers, projects and other assignments are permissible if announced in the course outline/assignment sheet/syllabus or prior to midterm. If an exam has been given in violation of this policy, students should consult the Student Academic Grievance Policy.