Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
The Panther Plot information session

The Panther Plot is an initiative to establish a sustainable, on-campus student vegetable garden this spring. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the Presidential Room, MAU. For more information, contact unistudentgarden@gmail.com.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
Online financial literacy opportunities

Looking to learn more about your own personal finances? Partnering with Everfi Educational Group, the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid now offers free, online financial literacy modules designed specifically for college students.  http://www.uni.edu/finaid/money-management/buttonwood-financial-literacy  Topics include savings and investing, credit, car loans and mortgages, student loans and more. For more information, contact Tim Bakula. tim.bakula@uni.edu  

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
Interested in law school?

The Daniel Webster Law Society will meet at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.27, in 127, SAB. Scott Peters and Allison Martens, political science, will discuss how to prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and more. The group will also discuss other activities this semester. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Scott Peters at 273-2727 or scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013
UNI classes and business operations delayed

UNI classes and normal business operations will begin at 10 am. today, Friday, Feb. 22, due to severe weather. Essential staff should maintain their usual schedule.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
WRC hours affected by the weather

The UNI Wellness/Recreation Center will close at 9 p.m. tonight, Feb. 21. Friday morning, WRC opening and activities will be determined prior to 5:30 a.m. and posted on the UNI home page, UNI Wellness/Recreation Center facebook page and on the WRS Info Line, 273-2391. Health Beat will remain open until 6:30 p.m. today.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
NISG Presidential Debate

In spite of the weather, the NISG Presidential Debate is still on. It will start at 5:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
UNI night classes canceled

UNI classes will be canceled as of 5 p.m. today, Feb. 21, due to the weather. If there are any events scheduled for tonight or tomorrow that will be postponed or canceled, please let UR know immediately. Send information to Liz Conklin at 273-6728 or liz.conklin@uni.edu. These announcements will be included on the UNI home page.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
Student Disability Services awareness opportunities

Student Disability Services will give free hot chocolate and information about disabilities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 outside of the Student Health Center.  

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights

The Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will take place Friday, March 1 on the UNI campus.  There is no registration fee.  More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Sign up for Panther Push

Panther Push is an outreach program where UNI students return to their high schools to give prospective students insight about life on campus. This is great practice for professional situations, looks good on a resume and gives students a chance to show their Panther pride. Students can apply for Panther Push online by Feb. 22. One training session is required. For more information, email Emily Huckfelt at woodseab@uni.edu.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Living Lands & Waters founder to speak at UNI

Chad Pregracke will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Lang Auditorium. Pregracke has created a social movement around improving the quality of our nation's rivers with his organization, Living Lands & Waters

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
UNI Dance Marathon

UNI's Dance Marathon is Saturday, March 2. Dance Marathon raises money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. To register and learn more, visit www.unidancemarathon.com.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
UNI I am... Making Safe Decisions!

Join UNI Public Safety and Wellness and Recreation Services for a fun and educational event from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the WRC main corridor. Activities include: life-size drinking and driving simulator, alcohol goggle simulations with golf, water pong and computerized virtual bar, alcohol poisoning case study, as well as information and resources from a variety of areas on and off campus. 

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Career opportunities with the Federal Government

The U.S. Federal Government is one of the largest employers and is hiring. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and how to prepare your federal resume at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Climate change and the Obama Administration

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live conference call from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Room 203C, WRC, with Michael Levi, the senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Levi will speak to climate change and the Obama Administration. Q&A opportunity to follow.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
New UNI policies

The following polices are new: 9.81 on University Communication and 13.20 on the Duty to Report Child Abuse.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground

Learn how you can get involved with the upcoming 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters project. A campus-wide informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Lobby. For more information, contact higherground@uni.edu.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
UNI welcome reception for incoming President Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus welcome reception for incoming President William Ruud, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber will host a community-wide welcome event for the Ruuds this summer.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Panther Caucus - celebrating Black History Month

The latest Panther Caucus highlights a sample of events hosted by UNI during Black History Month. From the African-American Read-In to the kick-off of International Pretty Brown Girl Day, UNI has much to celebrate.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Town Hall meeting on diversity

UNI's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., also in the Ballroom. James Bonilla, an internationally recognized consultant on diversity in higher education, from Hamline University, will be the keynote speaker. More information is posted on the Diversity Matters website

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Free anxiety screening

Learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety and take a free screening at the UNI Counseling Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Screenings will be offered at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 1 and 2 p.m.  No registration is needed. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell at 273-2676.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Celebrate Valentine's Day with CAB

The Campus Activities Board has planned several activities for Feb. 14, in Maucker Union. From noon to 2 p.m., you can stuff-a-bear and make your own box of chocolates. First-come, first-served. At 7 p.m., the college love coach will answer your questions.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Audition for black history talent show

The Black Student Union and Campus Activity Board are hosting an Homage to Black History Talent Show at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in the Auditorium, LNG. Students must try out to participate. Auditions are from 3 to 7 p.m., Feb. 18 and from 4 to 8 p.m., Feb. 19, in the Old Gold Room, MAU. Details are posted on Facebook

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
Darwin Week to educate community on variety of topics

Darwin Week lectures will be presented from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME. Speakers will discuss topics related to skepticism, humanism, science and education. The lecture schedule is posted on the Darwin Week website

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
UNI Up Close agenda

Welcome our prospective students and families! UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students on Friday, Feb. 15 and 22. The agenda is posted at the admissions website

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Get your writing in shape

Certified writing coaches are like fitness trainers for your coursework - with less sweat! All majors, undergraduate and graduate students welcome. Call 273-2361 or stop by 008 ITTC to schedule Writing Center appointments.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Study abroad in Costa Rica

Learn about summer study abroad programs in Costa Rica. Information sessions will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11; at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12; and at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. All sessions take place in 009 GIL.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Center for Internships offers UNI students the opportunity to work in government, corporate and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., and earn UNI credits. Learn more at 3 p.m., Feb. 13, in 15 SAB. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Study Abroad in Asia, Europe or Central/South America

Interested in studying abroad in Asia, Europe, Central America, or South America? Want to learn more about some of the best options? Join us at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in 009 GIL for more information.

Friday, Feb 8, 2013
National Student Exchange application deadline

Students wishing to participate in the National Student Exchange for fall 2013 and spring 2014 must submit their applications to the NSE office at 2637 Hudson Road by 5 p.m., Feb. 11. For more information, contact Justin Szabo.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
William Ruud named next UNI president

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, named William Ruud as the next UNI president. For more information about Ruud, visit the presidential search site.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI Day At Capitol

President Allen will host the inaugural UNI Day at the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 11. More than 15 current state legislators are UNI graduates. Read more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology

Applications/nominations are now being taken for the Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching with Technology. The awards recognize and encourage UNI faculty committed to effective instructional technologies that enhance learning for students at UNI. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 1. Details are available in this Google Doc

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
John Deere Supply Chain Forum

All students, faculty, and staff interested in transportation and the global market are invited to the John Deere Supply Chain Forum, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Register online.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013
International Student Association Valentine's Day party

UNI international students are hosting a Valentine's Dance Party, from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, COM. The free event is open to everyone. There will be games, food, prizes and a contest for the best 70's outfit.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential search narrows to two candidates

Avijit Ghosh, one of the three final candidates for UNI president has withdrawn his candidacy. Read the announcement here.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forms due

The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website. Candidate evaluation forms are due no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The formal introduction of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
New UNI president to be named Feb. 7

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will select the next UNI president at its Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting in Des Moines. The official naming of the 10th UNI president is scheduled to take place at approximately 4 p.m. The announcement will be streamed live on the Internet. The streaming link is located on the BOR home page.  http://www.regents.iowa.gov/index.html

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
UNI presidential candidate forum videos online

The UNI presidential candidate forum videos are online at the presidential search site.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum details

The public forum for the third UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website. Candidate evaluation forms are due no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Study abroad information sessions

Learn about study abroad opportunities at 4 p.m., every Tuesday behind Chats,  MAU or at 3 p.m., every Wednesday in 009 GIL.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
February health and fitness newsletters posted

February issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), WRS E-Newsletter and 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, Feb 4, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - feature stories

Inside UNI will feature weekly stories about students and organizations. The stories and photos allow campus to learn more about the people behind the faces and UNI's high-quality programs and services. Students can submit feature story ideas to Stacey Christensen.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013
Alan Jackson concert tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the Alan Jackson, Gloriana and Greg Bates concert being held at the McLeod Center on Saturday, Feb 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. For tickets, visit www.unitix.uni.edu or call 319-273-4TIX.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013
Visiting artist Lisa Orr workshop Feb. 5 & 6

Visiting artist and potter Lisa Orr from Austin, Texas will demonstrate her pottery techniques in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Art Auditorium, Room 111. The event is open to public.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Panther Caucus - UNI teaching grads sought worldwide

More than 132 schools and 750 teachers will participate in the annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair Feb. 1 through 3 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The schools that come to the event are typically associated with U.S. Embassies and the U.S. Department of State. See more at Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Earth Week Photo Contest

The Earth Week Photo Contest is open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. Individuals can submit up to two photos pertaining to Earth Day (wildlife, landscapes, natural scenes, etc.). Please include a short, one-sentence caption describing how the photo is relevant to Earth Day. All photos must be submitted by March 1, via email as a JPEG file to rrttc@uni.edu. For more information, visit the RRTTC website and click on Earth Week Photo Contest under "Current Events."

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum

The public forum for the third UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The candidate's biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on Diversity - Save the Date

The University's Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m., in the ballroom. This year's speaker is James Bonilla, associate professor in the School of Business at Hamline University. For more information, visit the diversity website

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