Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement

The inaugural Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to partner with a community leader to offer their expertise on research, program evaluation and problem solving in return for scholarship and teaching opportunities. Students will meet with community leaders and learn how they can partner on service learning projects and community engagement endeavors. RSVP and inquiries to Julianne Gassman.  

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required. 

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
V-men workshop

This workshop will explore the issue of violence against women and girls from a masculine perspective from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. The session will address the root causes of violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Men-identified participants only. No registration required.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Service & Leadership Council presents: Give, Serve, Lead

Participate in a poverty simulation, service activities and listen to a nationally known speaker on becoming a motivating leader at 7 p.m., March 9-11, in the CME. Each day will focus on one of the theme words: give, serve, lead. This conference will help participants develop a deeper understanding of poverty challenges, find opportunities to volunteer on campus and develop leadership skills. Free cookies and lemonade! Register online.  

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Mall of America trip

Take a trip to the Mall of America Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale this week for $10 per person. Bring your student ID and cash to the CAB office upstairs in Maucker Union.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Country Western night

CAB will host a Country Western Night at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Maucker Union. Wear your best cowboy/cowgirl boots and enjoy free food, a mechanical bull, line dancing and karaoke!

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Blind Date With a Book

The popular "Blind Date With a Book" is going on now through Friday, Feb. 20, at Rod Library. These books are single and ready to mingle! Check one out from the lobby display - take it home and give it a read. Fill out your "rate a date card" and return it to the library to be entered in a prize drawing.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Chillin' Da Conscious Poet

Chillin' will perform two poems and share her life story and experiences at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. There will be a Q&A and an opportunity for other aspiring poets to share their talent.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Charity date auction

PSE will host its second annual Charity Date Auction from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Auditorium, LNG. This will be an exciting way to get to know leaders of student organizations while supporting Dance Marathon and several other charities. There is an admission fee of $3 and free food!

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Boko Haram and terrorism in West Africa

Pita Agbese, political science, and Chris Ogbondah, communication studies, will discuss "Creating God's Own Real Estate: Boko Haram and Terrorism in West Africa" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Spring Break Pay It Forward Tour

Students Today Leaders Forever is hosting a Spring Break Tour. Two buses will serve in six cities across the United States. Build leadership, see places and meet friends. An information meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the State College Room, MAU; and 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Elm Room, MAU. Limited spots! Email uni@stlf.net with questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
New policies

Policies 4.29 Opportunity Hire and 13.03 Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement have been posted. These policies are available at the UNI Policies website. 

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Catch a movie, support United Way

See a $5 movie (for students, faculty and staff with valid college ID) at College Square or Crossroads Cinema Thursday, Feb. 19. Marcus Theaters will donate $1 of the ticket purchase to the UNI United Way campaign. A printout of this flier must be presented in order for United Way to receive the donation. Contact Robin Summers for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Visiting artist Arthur Gonzalez workshop Feb. 19 & 20

Figurative ceramic sculptor Arthur Gonzalez from California College of the Arts will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art Feb. 19 and 20. He will demonstrate how he makes his artwork from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:45 p.m., each day in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB. He will lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Art Auditorium, 111 KAB.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Plan for Spotlight on STEM Day

The Spotlight on STEM Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K through 12 earth science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. Table displays and presentations are planned and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in ITTC. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Children's book drive Feb. 16-20

In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age-appropriate books is one book per 300 children. To help get books to Cedar Valley children in need, the UNI United Way committee is hosting a children's book drive Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 20. Donate new or gently used books for ages birth through 4th grade. Book drop-off locations are posted online. Contact Jess Betts with questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Youniquely Beautiful Week

Learn about eating disorders during Youniquely Beautiful Week, Feb. 23 through 27. Event details are posted online. Contact Joan Thompson if you have questions.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Black In Style Fashion Show

The Black In Style Fashion Show will be at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the GBPAC. There will be a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby with picture taking, interviews and performances on the red carpet. The event is free for UNI students, faculty and staff, and $10.50 for the general public. VIP tickets are $20.50 for the public or $10.50 for students. VIP tickets include first choice of seats in the auditorium and the opportunity to meet the designers and host, Fonzworth Bentley.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Updated non-discrimination statement language

The required non-discrimination statement has been shortened to the following: "The University of Northern Iowa does not discriminate in employment or education. Visit uni.edu/policies/1303 for additional information." 
According to the policy, a major publication is defined as any publication that is directly or indirectly used in the recruitment of students or employees, including publications geared to parents and alumni. Letters and postcards are not considered major publications.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Eating disorder panel discussion

Learn about eating disorders through the personal stories of UNI students, past and present, at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in 247 SEC. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137. 

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Help Rod Library serve you better. Take the survey

The Rod Library staff is conducting a survey to help them better understand and meet your needs. The survey will take only 10 minutes. 

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
National Rec Day - free fun events

Celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day with a variety of free events from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the WRC. Events include: black light Zumba; an intense fitness class with kickboxing, cycling and toning; crate stacking at the climbing wall; water basketball; and other water events.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Free Zumba Valentine Dance Party

The 5th Annual Zumba Valentine Dance Party offers a free opportunity to discover why Zumba is a worldwide craze. Move to the beat and enjoy the energy while getting a great workout from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb.12, at the WRC basketball courts 5 and 6. A $1 donation to support UNI Dance Marathon is appreciated.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Study Abroad speed advising - find your program match

Learn about study abroad programs from students who studied abroad, international students and program leaders from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.11, in the State College Room, MAU. The format will be like speed dating with program representatives chatting with students who are unsure of where, or if, they want to go abroad.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
V-Week events Feb. 16 - 19

V-Week is a celebration of women, relationships and healthy sexuality, Feb. 16-19. The film "What I Want My Words To Do To You" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb 16, in 115 SRL. Galentine's Day is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. A V-Men's Workshop will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the CME. This workshop is for man-identified participants only. Event details are posted online.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Nomination open for MWOne Academic Advising Award

This award 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. 13 and can be made by faculty, staff and students. Additional information is available at the provost's website

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Step Afrika

Enjoy a night of stomp and dance! Step Afrika, one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the United States, will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Lang Auditorium. 

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Hungry to save some cash?

If you're running low on Dining Dollars, now is the time to load up! Through March 24, you can purchase $110 Dining Dollars for only $100.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
The Wonder Bread Years and Beach Boys at Gallagher Bluedorn

Return to the American 50s and 60s with The Wonder Bread Years at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15. And don't forget to catch The Beach Boys this Thursday night, only at Gallagher Bluedorn. Get your tickets here. 

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Earn a Certified Writing Coach credential for your resume

The Writing Center is seeking outstanding writers from all majors to begin certification training to help fellow students excel. Work one-on-one with students, present to classes across disciplines or assist with research. See UNI Jobs or get qualifications and application forms online. Deadline is Feb. 15.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
I Will Not Die Young performance

A theater performance, workshop and Q&A that highlights habits that cause young adults to die young or have unsuccessful life events will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the second floor lobby, ITTC.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
UNI legislative update

UNI state relations officer Mary Braun will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 13, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
'Horrible Bosses 2' showing on Feb. 14

UNI CAB will show "Horrible Bosses 2" at 2:30 and 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. All students are welcome to attend. Popcorn, pop and candy will be provided. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Peer mentor information session

Are you ambitious, organized? Are you interested in working closely with a professor or helping first-year students succeed? Find out more about being a peer mentor, hear about current peer mentor experiences and how peer mentors have affected first-year students' experiences at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Oak Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Feedback for provost search

The deadline for providing feedback to the campus search committee on the five candidates who interviewed for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11. Go to the search website to access the link to provide feedback.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
'Secret Regrets: You Are Not Alone'

Kevin Hansen, website founder and author of the bestselling "Secret Regrets" book series, will share the shocking things we regret, why we regret and how we can ultimately learn to let go of the regrets that might be holding us back at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Lang Auditorium.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Health Beat locker service

Do you have too many things to fit into one cubbie? Talk to the Health Beat fitness supervisor about renting convenient lockers. Locker fees start at $15 per semester.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Hire a personal trainer

Need motivation during your workout? Partner with a UNI RS Personal Trainer to guide you with your health and fitness objectives! Call 273-7167 or visit the WRS website

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
UNI Up Close

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Please smile and say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 27. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Career Night with UNI Ad Club

Prepare for the Career Fair at a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in 115 SAB. Get LinkedIn tips, resume critiques and a professional headshot (for only $5). For details, check out the Facebook event page. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
RHA's Extreme BINGO is back

Win iPads, Beats, PS4, Xbox One, Jason Aldean tickets and more. Come play Bingo at 7 or 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion

A "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the CME. This workshop is part of a campuswide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Register soon to confirm your participation and meal needs.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
CAB will show 'Dear White People'

The Campus Activities Board will show the film "Dear White People" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. Free refreshments include popcorn, soda and trail mix.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
'Sister Act: The Musical' at Gallagher Bluedorn

See "Sister Act: The Musical" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Sister Act tells the tale of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and holes up in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Get your tickets here.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
UNI BSU 90s skate party

Black History Month will kick off with a skate party from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in the lower level WRC gym courts. Wear 90s inspired clothes and skate to your favorite 90s to present-day music. Glow sticks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own glow-in-the-dark gear. Prizes will be given to best dressed in 90s clothing and the best skater!

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Study Abroad speed advising

Learn about study abroad programs from students who studied abroad, international students and program leaders at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 009 GIL. The format will be like speed dating with program representatives chatting with students who are unsure of where or if they want to go abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Provost candidates scheduled for campus interviews

Candidates for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will be visiting campus. The open forum for each candidate will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium on the following dates: Feb. 2, 4 and 9. Candidate names and vita, feedback instructions and the taped open forum sessions will be posted online approximately one week prior to each visit.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Art from the Heart fundraiser

Celebrate the arts and raise money for children in Caserio Mediagua from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, MAU. The third annual Art from the Heart will include a silent auction, art sale, variety show and children's activities. A talent show will feature the Brazilian 2wins and Christopher the Conquered. All free-will donations will support renovating the elementary school in Caserio Mediagua.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Darwin Week 2015

UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers will host its annual Darwin Week Feb. 9-12 to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Feb. 9 and 11; and at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 12. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, diversity and religion. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Leader in Me Symposium

The Leader in Me Symposium will focus on instilling leadership as a vital component in education and unleashing the greatness of every child. Unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education, April 22 - 24. Registration is required. 

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