Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Consulting Center assistance in Maucker Union

The Computer Consulting Center will offer wireless connectivity assistance along with other services from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10, in Maucker Union near Chats.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Enter the Traditions Challenge Amazing Race

The Traditions Challenge Amazing Race for this year's Homecoming week is Wednesday, Oct. 9; check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. Sign up online. 

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Q&A with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian and political commentator, will attend a special Q&A session with UNI students at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. Goodwin will lecture that evening at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Free depression screening

Interested in learning more about depression? Free screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the UNI Counseling Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome; no registration is required. Call 273-2676 with questions or email

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Cyber Security Awareness Month

IT security has expanded the previous offering of an eLearning course devoted to Cyber Security Awareness. This course is now available to all faculty, staff and students. Details are available on the ITS website.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
UNI Latino Fest!

UNI Latino Fest will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Lawther field. Activities include Latin American music, Zumba, Hispanic dancing, the UNI Salsa Band, children's activities and free authentic Latin American food. Rain location is the second floor lobby, SEC.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
IRB training sessions offered

Those planning to do undergraduate research outside of class involving human subjects are required to obtain training either in person or online and must get approval from UNI's Institutional Review Board. A training session for undergraduate student researchers will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the CME. You will receive a certificate of completion following the session, fulfilling the first step of the IRB process. 
Register online. A workshop for graduate students will be offered Oct. 7. If you cannot attend the Sept. 25 session, you may register for the graduate session instead.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Study abroad in Tanzania or New Zealand

Learn about an opportunity to study abroad in Tanzania on a short-term program during spring break 2014 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in 007 GIL. A session about studying abroad during winter break in New Zealand will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in 009 GIL.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
T2 PAL to host birthday celebration

Technology and Teachers: Promoting Accessible Learning (T2 PAL) will celebrate its first birthday from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 147 SEC. Enjoy refreshments, meet staff and learn about T2 PAL resources and activities. T2 PAL provides informative presentations and professional development on universal design for learning and assistive technology in K through12 education. For more information, contact or 273-2569.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Common read nominations sought for 2014-15

The UNI community is beginning the selection process for the common read for the 2014-15 academic year. The book must relate to the theme "Media & Social Media" and will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone class, provide inspiration for a Strayer-Wood Theatre production and bring together the campus and community in discussion around critical issues. Please consider recommending a book for this campus-wide project. Submit nominations online by noon, Tuesday, Oct. 1. If interested in serving on the selection committee, contact April Chatham-Carpenter.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

RAINN Day (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is an annual campaign to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. "The Line," a short film that documents real-life stories of victims of sexual assault, will be shown at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in 115 SRL. A panel discussion will follow.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Redeker Center grand re-opening

The Redeker Center grand re-opening and Panther Village Phase II dedication will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9. The program will be in Piazza Dining Center at 2:05 p.m.; refreshments at Panther Village lobby and tours of the new dining and apartment spaces will follow the program.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), Sept. 25

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) is from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes the presentation "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School," a graduate faculty panel and a UNI Graduate Programs Fair.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
UNI scholarship application available

Complete the UNI Scholarship Application today. This single application allows undergraduate students to apply for scholarships available in specific majors and other university departments. The deadline for most scholarships is Jan. 15. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with any questions at 273-2700. 

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Healthiest State Walk

UNI students, faculty and staff will join thousands of Iowans in a commitment to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016 by participating in the Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Register for the 10 a.m. Maucker Union walk, the 11:30 a.m. Maucker Union walk, the noon McLeod Center walk or the 3 p.m. WRC walk. For more information, contact Human Resource Services at 273-2422. 

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
New health insurance for students studying abroad

Learn about Cultural Insurance Services International, UNI's new health insurance for students who study abroad through UNI. An information session will be offered at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in 007 GIL.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Become a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Iowan

The Board of Directors for the Northern Iowan is seeking student representatives. Student board members will represent the student body at all board meetings and oversee the operations of the NI. To request an application, email KaLeigh White. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
Register for free financial literacy classes

Want to get a jump start on your financial future? Register for Live Like a Student sessions beginning in October. Topics include budgeting, student loans, credit/credit cards and identity protection. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and up to 6 chances to win a $500 scholarship. 

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Homecoming 2013 competitions

All registered student organizations, fraternities, sororities and residence halls can compete throughout Homecoming week for a chance to display their Panther spirit and win cash prizes. Teams must register on the Homecoming website by Sept. 20. A team captain from each registered team must attend the Homecoming team captain meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the State College Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Supreme Court panel discussion

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court made major decisions on same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other issues. This year, the court will consider cases on campaign finance reform and abortion. As the court begins its 2013 term, John Johnson, history, and Allison Martens and Scott Peters, political science, will explain those decisions, consider what's to come and take questions from the audience at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 002 SAB.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013
International Opportunities Fair

The 2013 International Opportunities Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarship, credit transfer, international travel and more. You can also renew an old passport or order a new one. Fee is $110. 

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Ethics in Organizations Symposium

UNI will co-sponsor a symposium on Oct. 18, focused on ethical issues in academic, business and nonprofit organizations. UNI President Bill Ruud will be the keynote speaker, followed by faculty and community presenters. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Food Matters

The 2013-14 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme is "Food Matters." Please visit the website to learn more about the project and view a list of events. The Reaching for Higher Ground project aims to build a stronger campus community, one more accepting of people of different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Law school Q&A

The Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 023 SAB. Scott Peters, political science, will discuss how to best prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or for more information.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner and charity raffle

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host its annual Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ballroom A, MAU. The dinner is free. Watch for raffle ticket sales in Maucker Union. Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.