Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Confidential reporting on EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint allows individuals to anonymously report criminal, unethical or inappropriate behavior. To learn more, read the FAQs, or to file a report, visit the EthicsPoint website or call 866-384-4277. Contact Tim McKenna, university counsel, with questions regarding this service. 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Learn with

Did you know the UNI community has watched more than 72,400 movies on and has spent more than 5,500 hours learning? The UNI community can access the entire library of instructional videos online, free of charge. Sign in using your UNI CatID and password.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Family Weekend and Homecoming dates

UNI's Family Weekend will take place Sept. 6 through 8. Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 12.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
Getting started—and staying—in a public relations career

Sue O'Brien, a three-time Silver Anvil Award winner, with more than 20 years in public relations will share her background in the industry at 8:30 p.m., April 8, in 134 ITTC.  As a senior practice leader at the Minneapolis based Exponent PR firm, O'Brien has created programs for premium brands including Friskies PetCare, Nestlé Purina, and the Iams Company. She also will discuss how to grow and advance within the public relations industry.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
New passphrase plan starts April 15

Starting April 15, ITS will begin the process of switching UNI accounts from using passwords to passphrases. Instead of having at least three UNI accounts with separate passwords that expire every 90 days, faculty, staff and students will use a single passphrase that expires after a year. This change will be made once current passwords expire on or after April 15. The passphrase is needed to log in to UNI Gmail, WiFi-UNI, e-Learning, e-Business (formerly MEMFIS), etc. The Computer Consulting Center (273-5555) and IT support staff are able to reset your passphrase.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
College of Business Graduation Celebration

UNIBusiness will host its annual Graduation Celebration on April 11. Join Alumni in Residence, executive advisory board members, sponsors, faculty and staff for light hors d'oeuvres and networking at 5 p.m., in the Hall of Flags, CBB. A forum will be held at 6 p.m. featuring distinguished alumni from each of the college's departments. The alumni will give personal accounts of the business world.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013
Sorority life house tours

Curious about sorority life? Attend an information session and house tours about sorority life from 2 to 5p.m., Sunday, April 14. Meet in Maucker Union near Chats. Sorority members will share the benefits and opportunities that fraternity and sorority life offer.

Friday, Apr 5, 2013
LGBT health/wellness panel

Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can bring unique health and wellness challenges and opportunities. University Health Services is hosting an LGBT health and wellness panel from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 8, in 115 SRL. Members from UNI Proud will discuss their experiences and contemporary issues as LGBT individuals or allies as it relates to health and wellness. Professional staff will be available to answer questions and talk about services on campus.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Panther Caucus: UNI accounting program

This week's Panther Caucus focuses on UNI's accounting program and spring activities. Learn about UNI students preparing for the CPA exam and the hands-on learning students receive in the program.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Reporting health and safety concerns at UNI

Safety concerns regarding UNI  infrastructure, such as structural building problems, potentially unsafe equipment, tripping/fall hazards, unsafe working conditions or other unsafe conditions impacting the campus community can be reported online. For additional information, visit the health and safety website

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
2014-15 Reaching for Higher Ground topics needed

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is requesting suggestions for a Reaching for Higher Ground topic during the 2014-15 academic year. Topics should promote civil discourse, diverse views, scholarly analysis, thoughtful reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. Please submit suggestions by April 17.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
April Health and Wellness information now available

April issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the 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.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
Nominations: Regents Award for Staff Excellence

Nominations for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Supervisory and Confidential Staff are due by Friday, April 19. Email or send the nomination form to Julee Jacobson or mail to 203 WRC, 0241. 

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
"Leadership for Diversity" workshop

The diversity inclusion workshops offer a positive, highly interactive opportunity to engage with members from across campus. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend a one-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. Lunch and snacks provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. Register online. For more information, visit the diversity website or contact Victoria DeFrancisco or phone 273-2517.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Feel good--give back--donate blood

Help save lives and give back to your community by donating blood from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit to make an appointment or for more information. This blood drive is sponsored by UNI Classic Upward Bound.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Additional Capstone course option added

The Community and Public Health course was left off the summer schedule, but is available. This course provides students an overview of the public health field. The course is Capstone: Community and Public Health, Lec (2475) meets MTWTh, in June,  from 9:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., WRC 204.

Monday, Apr 1, 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.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Travel and research funds for students

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) provides funds to cover research and creative activity expenses for students. Students who have been invited to perform, compete or present their research or work at a conference or intercollegiate event may also apply for travel funds through IAF. Upcoming application deadlines are April 4 and May 2. Funding applications for summer activities must be received by May 2.  For more information visit the IAF website.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Emergency Procedures flier

The UNI Emergency Procedures flier will be posted in mid-April in all UNI classrooms by the Office of the Registrar. All department heads have also received a sample flier from their respective VP or dean. Please post the flier in the appropriate gathering spaces within your department -- such as conference rooms, break rooms, etc. The flier is posted on the safety and health website, under Emergency Procedures Tip Sheet. Please print as many copies as you need to share with your colleagues. Copies don't need to be in color, black and white is acceptable.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
High Ground: 11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home from War

The College of Education Diversity Committee in collaboration with the UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) will show the movie, "High Ground: 11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home From War," at 6:30 p.m., April 3, in the CME. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the UNI VA and Chad Jukes, one of the stars of the film. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
UNI Alert system test

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, April 4. You are encouraged to review your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates. Faculty, staff and students received an email last week with instructions for updating information. To update your emergency contact information, visit the Update My Personal Information application. 

Monday, Apr 1, 2013
Financial Literacy Month Workshops

During April a series of speakers will discuss personal financial literacy. Each workshop will conclude with a drawing for a $100 scholarship, gift cards and T-shirts. Register here. Topics include: student loans and repayment, value of saving, salary, compensation and benefits. Note: the $100 scholarship is only available to students enrolled at least halftime for the current semester.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Register for sustainability conference at UNI

Students, community, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Sustainability Dialogue & Action: Academia & Community Looking to the Future Conference April 12 and 13. Keynote speakers are Majora Carter, Andres Edwards and Winona LaDuke. There will be breakout sessions, student, faculty and community share sessions and tours.  Register online for the conference.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Video Streaming Collections

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 descriptions and links to the websites and a user survey.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
Legislative Update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host an update of the 2013 legislative session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 29, in the State College Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: The Role of Flow in a Life Well-Lived

Participate in a Q&A videoconference about learning, leisure and creativity with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, April 1, Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Sponsored by CSBS and CHAS.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Candidate forums for assistant vice president of student affairs

Open forums to meet the five candidates for the assistant vice president of student affairs/executive director of residence will be at 3 p.m., March 28 and April 2, 3, 8 and 10. Candidate information and forum details are posted online

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
UBS Untenured Teaching Award - March 27

The University Book and Supply Untenured Outstanding Teaching Award Reception has been rescheduled to 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The provost's office apologizes for any inconvenience due to this schedule change. The program begins at 4 p.m. The winners are Ruth Chananie-Hill, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Elizabeth Lefler, psychology; Emily Machen, history; and Elizabeth Sutton, art.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Interactive UNI map is available

An interactive map of UNI is posted online. The map displays parking lot and building information, including locations of handicap accessible entrances and parking areas. Please send edits or corrections to

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies training sessions

UNI Police will offer evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) sessions starting March 27, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training helps 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 additional information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach. 

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Library hours for March 30-31

Rod Library hours for March 30 and 31 are posted online. 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.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Meet the Pros

UNI's chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) will host Meet the Pros, an event designed to prepare college students for careers in design, marketing, communications and English at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, in 002 SAB. These pros use the power of copy, typography, and motion to grow and develop brands. Designed to prepare college students for careers in advertising, Meet the Pros is a networking event and panel discussion where students can ask questions, find advice and learn what it's like to work in the industry.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Increased traffic at Maucker Union

Due to the state speech competition, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic at the restaurants in Maucker Union on Monday, March 25. Please plan accordingly.


Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Study abroad information sessions

Learn about study abroad semester-long opportunities at 4 p.m., every Tuesday, behind Chats, MAU; and at 3 p.m., every Wednesday, in 009 GIL. Learn about short-term study abroad opportunities at 3 p.m., every Thursday, in 009 GIL and sessions on scholarship opportunities at 4 p.m., every Tuesday, in 007 GIL. Once you have decided where to study abroad, attend one mandatory Abroad 101 info session offered at 3 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday, in 007 GIL.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013
eBusiness outage

The eBusiness System will not be available starting at 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 23. It will be available by 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 23. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. For more information visit the website

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
Earth Week Photo Contest reception

All UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first annual Earth Week Photo Contest reception at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, in the State Room, MAU.  Enjoy appetizers and a short photo presentation from graduate student Ben Hoksch detailing his recent kayak travels on the Mississippi River. The top 20 photos will be displayed in a gallery setting and the top three cash prize winners will be announced.

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, has posted a new legislative update to the Governmental Relations website.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
International Cultural Exchange photo contest

Enjoy taking pictures while traveling abroad? Submit photos to for a chance to win several prizes and have your photo displayed around campus. Photos should be of something that shows your passion for traveling; a favorite monument, a nature scene, an event, etc. Please include a brief description of the photo. Email your photos by March 29 (limit of three photos per person). On April 1, a photo album featuring the submissions will be posted on the UNI Study Abroad Facebook page. People can vote for their favorite photo. The top five "liked" photos will be displayed in Maucker Union for a final vote. The winner will be announced April 19.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Library hours for spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Saturday, March 9, are due Monday, March 25. 

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Maucker Union building hours for spring break

Maucker Union building hours for spring break are posted online.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
International students panel

The International Student Association (ISA) invites all students to join a panel of international students in discussing the challenges international students experience while staying in the U.S.  The panel  is from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in the CME. For more information, visit the ISA website

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Women's History Month keynote

Feminist author, Jessica Valenti, keynote speaker for Women's History Month, will lecture on her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6 p.m., Monday, March 11, in Lang Auditorium.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Vol. 8 of UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, UNIversitas, is now published. 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.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
UNI clothing exchange: reduce, reuse, rewear

Bring gently used clothes, shoes and accessories to the Student Involvement Center between now and March 26. A clothing exchange will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 26 in the Ballroom, MAU.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Excellence In Liberal Arts Core Teaching Awards

Faculty and students are asked to nominate LAC instructors who merit consideration for the Excellence in LAC Teaching Award. To nominate an instructor, complete the nomination form and email it to Deirdre Heistad  no later than Wednesday, March 27.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Sustainability Awards - now accepting nominations

The UNI Sustainability Council is accepting nominations for the fourth annual UNI C.A.R.E. Awards for dedication to sustainability at UNI. Nominations will be accepted through April 8. Awards will be presented at the UNI Sustainability Conference on April 12. Submit award nominations online.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Class attendance policy updated

Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work has recently been updated.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide modified

The UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide has been modified as a result of interviews with faculty, staff and student organizations. There are two modifications to the guide which will offer more flexibility while still maintaining UNI's identity.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013
Teacher education gift announced

Richard O. Jacobson, a Des Moines businessman, gifted $15 million to UNI's College of Education to enhance teacher education at UNI. For more information, read the news release.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll

UNI is one of 14 colleges and universities, and the top college in Iowa, to be recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Award in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, read the news release.