Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Summer Health and Wellness newsletters available

Summer issues of the Student Health 101 (SH101) and the New Student Issue of Student Health 101 are posted online. Faculty and staff, please direct students to these helpful newsletters. 

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Meet Bill and Judy Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet Bill and Judy Ruud on Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Rod Library or Thursday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m., in GIL 007-009. Introduce yourself, have a cup of coffee and welcome them into the Panther family.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
BOR meeting/agenda

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
Name the new LGBT center

A new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* student center will open in Maucker Union this fall. If you would like to help choose a name for the new center, vote online

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New students and parents attend Orientation

New admitted students and their parents will attend Orientation sessions starting June 7 through July 12. Orientation dates are posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
GBPAC announces new season

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming season. The line-up for 2013-2014 shows is posted online.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis will visit UNI

Angela Davis will discuss "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights,"  at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Massage therapy summer pricing

Massage therapy is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation now through Aug. 2. The cost for community: 15 minutes-$17; 30 minutes-$28;  45 minutes-$38; 60 minutes-$50; and 90 minutes-$70. Prices for UNI students, employees, retirees and families: 15 minutes-$15, 30 minutes-$25; 45 minutes-$35; 60 minutes-$45; and 90 minutes-$65. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New policy on after-hours building access

A new policy, Policy 8.13, After-Hours Building Access has been approved.

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.