Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
Pesticide notification registry 2014

To receive advance notification of pesticide application on campus, visit the physical plant website. This registry expires each year on Dec. 31.

Monday, Apr 7, 2014
Honors Week

Honors Week, April 5 through 12, is a celebration of academics and scholastic achievement at UNI. The week is an opportunity to recognize and connect students who are collectively pursuing academic excellence through honor societies, honorary organizations and the University Honors Program. 

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
CatID passphrase expiration

Your 365-day CatID passphrase is about to expire. Information about passphrases and what systems are affected is on the ITS website. If you have a wireless device with a data plan and you lose data service in some areas on campus, you can still access email if you're connected to the UNI wireless network (WiFi-UNI). 

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
Review and comment on student employment policy

The Student Employment policy will be available for comments until April 17.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
Steven Johnson: The Digital Turn keynote address

Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter" and "Future Perfect," will deliver the keynote address for The Digital Turn series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Ballroom, COM. 

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
How to Make Sculpture of 4-Dimensional Things

The Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture series will present mathematician Henry Segerman from Oklahoma State University at 7:30 p.m., April 8, in 002 SAB. Segerman works mostly in 3-dimensional geometry and topology and in the medium of 3D printing.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
Last Diversity Inclusion Workshop of the semester

"Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" is a community and skill-building opportunity with students, staff and faculty. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11, and will be facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online. For more information, email or call 273-3210.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
April Health, Wellness and Fitness news posted

April issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Open Forum on Regents' Efficiency and Transformation Study

An open forum will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Ballroom, MAU. For those unable to attend, live streaming of the open forum will be available from the efficiency website. Suggestions for program, policy and process improvements can be submitted online at that same address.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Cartoonist Lela Lee to lecture at CME

Cartoonist Lela Lee will present and discuss her cartoon "Angry Little Asian Girl" and her books at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the CME. The cartoon strips are often both humorous and thought-provoking.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Share your thoughts about UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) System

Students are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions to Blackboard representatives and UNI eLearning team members from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 2, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
CROW Forum

Megan Vogt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award, will present her paper, "Portrayals of Feminism: Through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney" at noon, Monday, April 7, in 109A CME.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Latino Ball

There will be a Masquerade Dance from 9 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The dance is free and open to the public. There will be awards for the most creative mask designs. 

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Seniors: You could earn up to $1,500

Academic Assessment invited 1,200 seniors to take the Proficiency Profile, an online test. One senior who completes the test will win up to $1,500 to repay student loans. Look for in your UNI email to see if you were invited.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
GradFest 2014

Graduating seniors are invited to GradFest from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Ginger's on the Hill. Stop in for free pizza, pop, a gift from the UNI Alumni Association and the chance to win an iPad and other great prizes. While there, sign up for the Alumni Association.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Dylan & Riley Martin Social Justice Scholarship

If you're going to be a junior or senior at UNI next year, have attended UNI for at least one year, your GPA is 3.20 or higher and you're engaged in social justice work, consider applying for a Dylan & Riley Martin Social Justice Scholarship. The application deadline is April 18. Email with questions.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
3rd Annual Educating Educators Conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its 3rd Annual Educating Educators Conference Saturday, April 5. This event is free and open to all teacher education students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit the COE website.  

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Do UNI on-campus dining options meet your needs?

Let UNI Dining Services know how it can meet your needs for convenience and selection at campus restaurants, convenience stores and food carts. Your input will help guide decisions to get the right service in the right place. At the end of the survey, you can enter a drawing to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.  

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
Baker Hall update

Contractors will haul rubble for recycling and repurposing off campus and bring in fill dirt for green space. Be careful when walking across Campus Street; truck traffic will continue through the end of the semester. Contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
UNI CAB presents 'Bully'

The UNI Campus Activities Board will show the documentary "Bully" at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop will be provided.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Begeman Lecture is April 2

Timothy Gay, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will lecture on "Why Isn't God Ambidextrous?" at 7 p.m., April 2, in the Auditorium, LNG. Gay will discuss the idea of nature being "handed" and apply that concept to agriculture, biology, chemistry and physics. He will also discuss new physics experiments on chirality that may reveal how life began on Earth. More information is posted on the physics website

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
New policy approved

Policy 13.19 on Retaliation and Misconduct Reporting has been approved. 

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Gamma Phi Beta - pancake breakfast

Gamma Phi Beta will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at St. Stephan Student Center. Proceeds help support Girls on the Run. Tickets are available in Maucker Union before April 5 for $5 or $7 at the door.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Iowa's Entrepreneur Conference - EntreFEST 2014!

EntreFEST, Iowa's entrepreneur conference, will be May 14-16 in Iowa City. There will be educational tracks focused on small business owners, high-growth startups, women business owners, corporate innovators and economic developers. Register online. UNI faculty and staff can get a $10 discount by using the code UNISENTME. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with the code UNISTUDENT.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Annual Graduate Student Symposium, April 1

The Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Tuesday, April. 1. Public viewing of the poster presentations is from 1 to 1:45 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations are from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union meeting rooms; and creative performances are from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The symposium program is available on the Graduate College website. 

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Register for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

The UNI fraternity community welcomes all male students, faculty and staff to "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Register online by 5 p.m., April 9. For more information, contact

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Final Thursday Reading Series

The Final Thursday Reading Series will be Thursday, March 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m.; performances start at 7:15 p.m. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Author Letitia Moffitt will read from her new novel, "Sidewalk Dancing" at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Campus tutoring services and resources

Utilize tutoring services and resources to stay on top of your "A" game. Studies show students actively involved with academic support services outside the classroom are more likely to attain higher grades and graduate (Cuseo, 2003).

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
Financial Literacy Month events

Throughout April a series of speakers will be on campus discussing topics related to personal financial literacy. Each presentation will conclude with drawings for gift cards and T-shirt prizes. Register online

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
Library Mini Comic-Con

Rod Library will host a Mini Comic-Con from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29. The event is free and open to the public. There will be panel discussions, local artists, a magic tournament, video games, costume contest and more. Details are posted on the library's website.  

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
COE 46th Elementary Literacy Conference

The 46th Elementary Literacy Conference will take place April 11. Keynote speakers will be Gary Kelley, local illustrator and UNI graduate, and J. Patrick Lewis, poet and prose writer. Their books will be available for purchase and signing throughout the day. The conference is free to UNI students and faculty. More information and registration are online. 

Monday, Mar 24, 2014
'Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia: Roots of Conflict'

Kenneth Basom, political science; Gregory Bruess, history; and Konrad Sadkowski, history, will provide analysis and take questions on the ongoing turmoil between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia and challenges to East-West relations at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation and direction to meet your fitness goals? Hire a UNI WRS personal trainer to jump start your health and fitness. Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

QUASH is back! The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, April 25. This fun event helps raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team of two to four participants today.       

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Review proposed and revised policies

Policy 3.05 Student Group Travel, 3.10 Registration of Student Organizations, 4.41 Special Compensation, and 8.07 Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus have been revised and are available for comment on the policies website. Draft policy Discrimination and Harassment is also available for comment.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
CORRECTION: End of support for Windows XP

The end of support for Windows XP is quickly approaching. The Computer Consulting Center staff can explain options for upgrading to the latest Windows operation system and whether your current computer is compatible. For more information, call 273-5555 or visit the  ITS website

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Half price registration for Relay For Life

The registration fee for Relay For Life of UNI will be half price from Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14. Everyone who registers will be entered in a raffle. For more information, contact Whitney Stoolman

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
See Disney's 'Frozen'

The UNI CAB will show "Frozen" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop will be provided. 

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Learn about the Disney College Program

Learn about paid internships with the Disney College Program at an information table from 9:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 25, in the Hall of Flags, CBB, or email Jenna Connelly for more information.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
1st year or senior? You could win an i-Pad!

Check your UNI email on March 10 and 24 to find an invitation to take the National Survey of Student Engagement. Completing the survey lets you share your UNI experiences and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Still time to sign up for outdoor adventure trips

UNI Outdoors is sponsoring two spring break adventure trips March 14 through 23. Backpack along the Buffalo National River Trail in the Ozarks and climb in Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, or backpack throughout the Cumberland Island National Seashore and canoe the Santa Fe River in Florida. Cost for each is $500. No experience is necessary; outdoor equipment is provided. To sign up, call UNI Outdoors at 273-7163 or stop in 174 WRC.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
BOR to meet at University of Iowa this week

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, March 12, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Baker Hall parking lot and sidewalks are closed

A fence has been erected around Baker Hall, its parking lot and nearby sidewalks. HC and service parking is available in the Gilchrist A lot. A map with alternate routes to use is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec with any questions or concerns at 273-6165.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
The Digital Turn featuring Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Ballroom, COM. Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
New and updated policies

Policy 1.08 Line of Administrative Authority and Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work have been revised. New policies, 13.21 Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps and 13.22 Protection of Children in the Workplace, have been approved. 

Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Lecture on Mary Magdalene

Susan Hill, philosophy and world religions, will lecture on "Mary Magdalene: Penitent Prostitute or Apostle to the Apostles?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in 115 SRL.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Film and discussion on 'Hannah Arendt'

The film "Hannah Arendt" about a German Jew persecuted in the Holocaust, will be shown at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in 007 SAB. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Bill Clohesy, philosophy & world religions, who was one of Arendt's students.