Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Graduation Fair is March 11

Are you graduating in May? Plan to attend the Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. During the fair you can confirm graduation status, purchase cap and gown, apply for graduation and Commencement, complete exit loan counseling, get your résumé critiqued and more. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 273-2241 or registrar@uni.edu if you have any questions.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI Police will host a V.I.D.S. training session on April 3 in 109 CME. 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 strongly encouraged to attend. Register for training online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler for more information.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Making safe decisions

Student Wellness Services, UNI Public Safety and local and state law enforcement will offer a fun and educational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Activities include: life-size drinking and driving simulator; alcohol goggle simulations with golf, water pong; alcohol poisoning case study; and information and resources from a variety of areas on and off campus. Light refreshments and many giveaways will be available.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
P&S Staff Excellence Awards

P&S Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions to the university. Any member of the campus community is eligible to nominate. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 20. Nomination guidelines and a form are available online. Contact karen.cunningham@uni.edu or mark.rowe-barth@uni.edu if you have questions. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Book drive tallies 680 children's books

The UNI United Way committee thanks faculty, staff and students who donated 680 children's books during the recent book drive on campus. Books will be donated to Cedar Valley children who don't have access to age-appropriate books at home.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
'I Am A Girl' screening on March 25

The Multicultural Graduate Student Association invites you and your classes to attend a screening of Rebecca Barry's "I Am A Girl" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in 002 SAB. This documentary details the realities of girlhood in the 21st Century. 

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Meet solar PV installation experts at CEEE open house

Learn about the products, prices and rebates for residential solar systems from the experts who installed the new array for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in the Rotunda, CEEE.

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Learn about types, benefits of institutional repositories

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the university from 3:30 to 4:45 pm., Thursday, April 16, in 109 CBB. Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University, will be the presenter. More information is posted on the Rod Library website.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
BOR public hearing

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Human resource professional social

Join UNI Society for Human Resource Management for a panel and networking social with area human resource professionals from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 3 CBB. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Campus Activities Board: 'Mockingjay'

CAB will present "Mockingjay" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., March 5, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be popcorn, candy and pop available.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIBusiness Class of 2015 Graduation Celebration

All UNIBusiness students are invited to a class of 2015 mixer at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in CBB Hall of Flags. Join Alumni in Residence, Executive Advisory Board members, sponsors, faculty and staff for light hors d'oeuvres and networking. The Class of 2015 Forum is from 6 to 7 p.m., in 109 CBB. Hear personal accounts from five distinguished alumni. Dress is business casual.

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
1st year or senior student? Help UNI and you could win an iPad

Check your UNI email or your MyUNIverse page for an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement. Completing NSSE lets you share your experiences at UNI and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. 

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
UNIversitas publishes Volume 10

This volume features a forum on UNI's Cornerstone program, a work of new music, community outreach research, reviews and responses on Shakespeare's contemporary influence, open access publishing, the state of higher education and more. UNIversitas is posted online. 

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Symposium in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

UNI and the Consulate General of Canada will host a research symposium and film screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Rod Library/UNI Museum. Refreshments will be served. Sessions are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Film screening: 'Abrazos'

Internationally acclaimed director Luis Argueta will screen his film Abrazos at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9, in 108 CAC. The film is the second in Argueta's trilogy of documentaries about immigration. The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
UNI to host Iowa International Education Conference

The 3rd Annual Iowa International Education Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union. Lunch will be provided. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff from across Iowa. All areas of international education will be covered. More information is posted on the Iowa International Education Conference website.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Discounted events at U.S. Cellular Center

UNI has teamed up with the U.S. Cellular Center to provide students, faculty and staff with discounts to several events: Pinnacle Combat, the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam and Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance. To purchase discounted tickets, use the password UNI on any of the events that apply. This password can be used through any Ticketmaster outlet (additional convenience fees will apply) or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
KNU Global summer school program

There is an opportunity for a sponsored international experience at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea from June 29 to July 26. Any UNI student preparing to be a K through 12 educator is eligible to apply. Participants can select from up to 14 courses taught in English as well as learn Korean and experience various kinds of cultural activities.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CROW Forum on Monday

Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will discuss her book "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma and Mimetic Theory" at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME. Copies of her book will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CSA is back and ready for members

The student organization Communication Student Association (CSA) is returning to UNI and is seeking members. Any student who is interested in networking opportunities, career development and emphasizing the value of communication studies is encouraged to join CSA. Communication plays a vital role in all careers and helps advance skills that will benefit you now and after graduation. For more information, contact Elizabeth Rossiter.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Free anxiety screening

A free, anonymous anxiety screening will be held at the Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center) on Wednesday, March 4. Sessions start on the hour at 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Human Trafficking is here and thriving in Iowa

Ruth Buckles, the statewide coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, will share a survivor's parent's perspective on the business of trafficking humans at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 132 SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine at Gallagher Bluedorn this Saturday

"Workaholics" star Adam DeVine will perform at 8 p.m., this Saturday, at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Adam is one of the most sought-after young comedians in Hollywood, starring in both "Workaholics" and Adam DeVine's House Party, as well as appearing in Hollywood films like "Pitch Perfect" 1 & 2. Get your tickets here

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.

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