Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
A sneak peek at Inside UNI - feature stories

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

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Third presidential candidate will visit UNI Feb. 4-5

Michael A. Wartell, chancellor emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 5. His public forum will be at 3 p.m., Feb. 4, in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer, will host the first legislative update of the 2013 session from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Sustainability Conference Poster Request

The April 12 and 13 Sustainability Dialogue & Action Conference is taking applications for display posters from faculty, staff, students and community members. Share your information and research on sustainability topics like energy, agriculture, business, etc. Send a paragraph summary of the poster to by Feb. 10. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Feb. 15. Maximum poster size is 36'' wide and 42'' high; presenters are responsible for printing their own posters.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
UNI Department of Languages and Literatures proposing to offer Master of Arts in Teaching English in Secondary Schools

The Department of Languages and Literatures and Continuing and Distance Education, is proposing to offer a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) beginning summer 2013. The program is designed primarily for Iowa middle-level and secondary teachers, and includes courses in English education pedagogy, writing practice and pedagogy, classroom research strategies/methodologies, and literature studies — with an emphasis on adolescent literature. To learn more, visit continuing education.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
UNIBusiness Diversity Case Competition - final round

UNIBusiness is holding its second-annual Diversity Case Competition with $5,000 in prizes at stake for winning teams (prize money will be distributed through the Office of Student Financial Aid). The UNI community is invited to attend the final round of competition starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in CBB 109. An awards ceremony and reception will follow in the first floor student lounge of CBB. Learn more at CBB.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Nominations sought for Lux Award

Recognize outstanding undergraduate students for service and leadership to UNI by nominating them for the Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22. Additional information is available on the dean of students website.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Inside UNI Submission Forms

Submit your campus announcements to Inside UNI under "Submission Guidelines" on the Inside UNI site. There are two forms for Accolades and Announcements. A third form for feature story ideas and media stories will be coming soon. Submissions are reviewed daily and published based on relevancy and timeliness of the announcement and accolade.

Monday, Jan 28, 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, Jan. 30, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents 'CONVICT'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "CONVICT," at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, in the UNI Interpreters Theatre  (040 LNG). The cast includes UNI students, faculty and students from Hawkeye Community College. "CONVICT" highlights the humanity of the prisoner and asks: "Is it time for a change?" Admission is free but seating is limited.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Scholastic Book Fair

The UNI Student Reading Association will host the Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 4 through 8, in the SEC Lobby.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Presidential candidate public forum details

The public forum for the first UNI presidential candidate will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The second candidate's forum will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 30, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The candidates' biographies and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Live Like a Student sessions start Feb. 4

Live Like a Student sessions are back in February. These free, three-week non-credit courses allow students to explore personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans and identity protection. Courses will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through 20, in 324 LIB. Students will receive a Live Like a Student T-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited; register today.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Coming fall 2013: more hall options

Coming fall 2013, students will have a variety of new and enhanced options for on-campus living. Expanded Living Learning Communities, more than 600 single rooms and more opportunities for juniors and seniors to experience apartment-style living on campus. Learn more, at the Department of Residence website.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Summer aid estimates

Thinking about taking summer classes?  Stop by the Office of Student Financial Aid in 105 GIL for an estimate of the summer aid opportunities that may be available to you.

Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Second presidential candidate will visit UNI Jan. 30-31

Avijit Ghosh, senior adviser to the president, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will visit campus Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31. His public forum will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Commons, Slife Ballroom. His biography, photo and curriculum vitae are posted at the presidential search website.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Free small business workshops

UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center announces free business workshops for February. For more information and to register, visit JPEC or call 273-JPEC.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Nominations sought for academic advising award

The MWOne UNIque Academic Advising Award ($1,000) is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years.  Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 8 and can be made by faculty, staff and students.  Additional information is available at the provost's website.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Show off your organization's diversity work
UNI's  Diversity Town Hall on Feb. 20 will showcase diversity at UNI in a new way. If you would like to share with UNI the work you are doing to make UNI a more welcoming and accepting place, send us your video! Provide your organization's name, what you have done, and how we can learn more about you. Each video should be no more than three minutes long. Send completed videos on a flash drive or CD/DVD by Feb. 4 to Ellie Hail, mail code 0385.  Videos will be showcased at town hall event. For more information, contact Ellie Hail ( or Kofi Sam (
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
First presidential candidate to visit UNI Jan. 28-29

William N. Ruud, president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29. His public forum will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. His biography and curriculum vitae are posted on the presidential search website.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
2012 W-2s

W-2s were mailed Jan. 22 to employees not electing to receive an electronic W-2.  Note Box 12 new code DD, cost of employer sponsored health coverage.  This is the employee and employer portion of health insurance provided through UNI and is required information for reporting only, it's not used on your tax return. See payroll website for FAQs.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Invitation for UNI freshmen and sophomores

Are you still deciding on a major? The humanities, arts and sciences departments invite you to meet with faculty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28 to learn about CHAS programs. Meet in Maucker Union next to CHATS.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
UNI Internet connection running slow today

UNI is experiencing some issues with the UNI network. Faculty, staff and students may notice that the Internet connection is slow. Information technology staff are aware of the issue and are looking into the situation.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
Share your honors and achievements

A new feature of Inside UNI is Accolades. If you have an honor, award or significant achievement that hiighlights your or your program, share it here.

Friday, Jan 18, 2013
Consider studying abroad

UNI's Study Abroad Center is offering several information sessions on summer programs in Chile, Greece, India and China. Visit the study abroad website for session details.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
UNI presidential candidate search

The presidential candidate search schedule has been changed. Candidate one will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29. The public forum will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. See the presidential search website for a complete forum schedule.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
UNI MLK Day of Service

Make it a day on, not a day off. Students have an opportunity to serve. Program is 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more at the Student Involvement Center.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Student Organization Fair

Are you a member of a great UNI student organization? Do you need an effective way to market your organization to the UNI community? Do you want to join an organization? Showcase your organization and/or attend the Student Organization Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Learn more at the Student Involvement Center.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Early contract date is an advantage

Students who get their Department of Residence (DOR) online contract in early (and get an early "initial contract date") have an advantage for all four years that they live on campus. Learn more on the DOR website.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Spring 2013 billing, refund update

The spring u-bill will be due in full by Jan. 20. For more information on your spring semester bill, visit the financial aid website.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Stop & Serve - everyone has 5 minutes

Stop & Serve, sponsored by the Student Involvement Center, provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities for students. 

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
UNI legislative update

Jeneane Beck, state relations officer for the Board of Regents, State of Iowa and UNI, will periodically post legislative updates at the governmental relations website. The latest update highlights the governor's budget proposal for UNI.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Biscotti's moves to Shull Hall for spring semester

Biscotti's convenience store and the Redeker computer lab have moved from Redeker Center to Shull Hall for spring semester.  Both will return to Redeker Center next fall in new and expanded space. Campus location, hours and service are posted online.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Panther Caucus - MLK Day

During the legislative session, Panther Caucus will be distributed weekly to legislators, alumni and friends. Thursday's Panther Caucus focuses on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. UNI students, faculty and staff will participate in the MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21, in the Cedar Valley. The event is sponsored by UNI's Student Involvement Center. Learn more at the Panther Caucus website.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Mentors in Violence Prevention

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Institute, a two-day, interactive training, will take place from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the WRC. Register online.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
National Student Exchange meeting Jan. 17

Interested in spending a semester at another college or university in the U.S.? Explore more than 170+ colleges and universities in the NSE program. Attend an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
Mandatory reporters of child abuse training

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held on Monday, Jan. 28,  from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in 252 SEC. This training should be completed prior to the student teaching semester. Faculty who need this training are also welcome to attend. The session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. For more information, contact JD Cryer, 273-2294.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
Sign up for WRC fitness classes

New fitness classes begin Jan. 22. Learn more and register online.