Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Phishing - On the rise and the risks are more severe

Stolen credentials are currently being used to authorize changes in direct deposit account numbers at a number of universities across the country.  Don't be a victim!  Don't share your CatID username and password via email or provide that information on a website that is not an official UNI site. More information is available on the ITS website.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
Inside UNI newsletter updates

Inside UNI for Faculty & Staff will resume a twice-per-week publication the week of Aug. 19. Inside UNI for Students will be emailed to students on Wednesdays starting Aug. 21. The deadline for submissions is noon, the prior Tuesday. 

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
Wellness/Recreation Center closed Aug. 3 - 18

The WRC will be closed for annual maintenance and repairs Aug. 3 through 18, reopening Monday, Aug. 19. Health Beat will be closed Aug. 3 through 25, reopening Monday, Aug. 26. The WRC will also be closed Friday, Aug. 23, for annual training of all WRS student employees, reopening on Saturday, Aug. 24 for regular fall hours.  Summer and fall hours are posted online. 

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013
Visit UNI's new, interactive booth during Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18

Check out the new, interactive UNI booth in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair, Aug 8-18. President Ruud will be at the booth to visit with fairgoers, alumni, prospective students and their families from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10.

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer coming to UNI

UNI will welcome Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, to campus Oct. 2 as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Goodwin will meet with UNI students at 4 p.m., Oct. 2, followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
DOR offices return to Redeker Center July 29

The Department of Residence offices will return to Redeker Center Monday, July 29. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology, marketing, Fresh Beginnings and facility management.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
Parking news

There are three significant parking changes for the new year.  Effective Aug. 1, the meter rate on campus will increase to 80 cents per hour.  Effective Aug. 24, parking and UNI moving citations will incur a $5 late fee if not paid within 10 days of issuance. This fee also applies to any violations paid via payroll deduction or student billing. The daily rate for permits used for conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. will be $2 for any dates requested beyond Aug. 25. Order parking permits online now to avoid lines in August. For more information, call 273-2710.

Monday, Jul 22, 2013
WRS summer massage specials

Special pricing for massages runs through Friday, Aug. 2. To schedule an appointment, call 273-6119 or stop by WRC 104.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
New Guided Independent Study courses offered

Enroll at any time, work at your own pace and take up to nine months to complete a course via UNI Guided Independent Study. More than 75 courses are available. The course list is posted online. For more information, call 273-2123 or email

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013
President's open house

Faculty, staff and students are invited to tour the president's house and visit with Bill and Judy Ruud from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2 or from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013
Summer Sand Volleyball Intramural Tournament

Participate in a summer 4x4 Sand Volleyball Tournament on July 20. Register online at IM Leagues and pay the $20 entry fee in WRC 161. For more information, email Rachel Feltman or call 273-7120.

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013
West 23rd Street to close July 17

Connecting a new water main will require closing West 23rd Street between Campus and Merner Streets Wednesday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 31. Detour signs will be posted. Vehicle access to the parking deck will not be affected. The MET bus stop will not be accessible; riders should use the stop on College Street. For more information, call Steve Pavelec at 273-6165.

Monday, Jul 8, 2013
Scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students

Students may apply for one of two to four $500 – $1,000 awards by submitting an essay for the Raymond and Genevieve Schlicher scholarship explaining why they believe this scholarship will help them with their personal and/or career goals. Essays are due Friday, July 19. Apply online

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013
Wellness/Rec Center and Health Beat closed July 4

The Wellness Recreation Center and Health Beat will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday. Both centers will be open normal hours Friday, July 5.

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013
Rod Library closed July 4

Holiday hours for Rod Library are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the holiday. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes prior to closing. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Monday, Jul 1, 2013
Timecards will be processed early due to holiday

Because the July 4 holiday falls on a Thursday, all timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 3.

Friday, Jun 28, 2013
Refer a student to UNI

Do you know a family member, friend or neighbor who should attend UNI? Refer prospective students to the admissions office by completing an admissions referral form. Help future students learn more about UNI.

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013
Time to file lobbying reports

Lobbying activity from April 1 to June 30 must be reported by July 1. UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. Time to file lobbying reportsIf there is nothing to report, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the president's office with questions.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Parking deck closure - June 20 and 21

Due to Federal Transit Administration regulations, the parking deck will be closed for cleaning on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. For more information, call Dave Diercks at 273-2792 or Brent Richmond at 273-5374.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Order parking permits online

Parking permits can be ordered online through 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
Legislative reception

Help thank our local legislative delegation for their work during the legislative session at a reception from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27, in the Great Reading Room, SRL.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013
Construction work closes sidewalk

The Bartlett Hall contractor has to install a new storm sewer outside of the construction fence. The sidewalk on the southeast corner of the site is closed temporarily. They expect the work to take about one week.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Payroll self-service direct deposit now available

Employees can now set up, or make changes to, their payroll direct-deposit information using a new self-service feature. For it to be effective on that pay date, faculty and staff should make changes at least five business days prior and students, three business days. A Quick Reference Guide is available under Employee Self Service.  Questions may be directed to Sherri Baldwin, 273-2656 in Payroll.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013
Temporary location of International Students & Scholars Office

The International Students and Scholars Office is temporarily located in 50 BRC, due to remodeling. The phone numbers will remain the same.

Monday, Jun 10, 2013
Testing of Emergency Outdoor Notification System

There will be campus-wide testing of the emergency outdoor notification system in each building throughout the day on Tuesday, June 11.  If you have any questions, call 273-4400 or Gary Saak at 273-2622.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Summer Health and Wellness newsletters available

Summer issues of the Student Health 101 (SH101) and the New Student Issue of Student Health 101 are posted online. Faculty and staff, please direct students to these helpful newsletters. 

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013
Meet Bill and Judy Ruud

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet Bill and Judy Ruud on Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Rod Library or Thursday, June 13, from 3 to 4 p.m., in GIL 007-009. Introduce yourself, have a cup of coffee and welcome them into the Panther family.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
BOR meeting/agenda

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

Monday, Jun 3, 2013
Name the new LGBT center

A new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* student center will open in Maucker Union this fall. If you would like to help choose a name for the new center, vote online

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New students and parents attend Orientation

New admitted students and their parents will attend Orientation sessions starting June 7 through July 12. Orientation dates are posted online.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
GBPAC announces new season

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming season. The line-up for 2013-2014 shows is posted online.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis will visit UNI

Angela Davis will discuss "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights,"  at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Massage therapy summer pricing

Massage therapy is available through UNI Wellness and Recreation now through Aug. 2. The cost for community: 15 minutes-$17; 30 minutes-$28;  45 minutes-$38; 60 minutes-$50; and 90 minutes-$70. Prices for UNI students, employees, retirees and families: 15 minutes-$15, 30 minutes-$25; 45 minutes-$35; 60 minutes-$45; and 90 minutes-$65. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New policy on after-hours building access

A new policy, Policy 8.13, After-Hours Building Access has been approved.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the Memorial Day weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Friday, May 17, 2013
UNI-Dome construction project

The tunnel from the WRC to the UNI-Dome floor is shut down for painting and installing new light fixtures. The west-side concourse of the UNI-Dome is being "scrubbed" down to bare cement and re-sealed. Please follow the signs and avoid walking in this area.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Campus storm shelter locations

This is the height of tornado season in Iowa. Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. The locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are posted online.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer announcements for students

During the summer months, there is no Inside UNI for Current Students email update. However, content will be added to the website as often as needed.

Monday, May 13, 2013
ID Card charging for non-enrolled summer student employees

UNI student employees not enrolled for summer classes, can charge to his or her university bill, by asking a supervisor to contact with employee name and university ID number.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Enrollment for UNI Child Development Center

The UNI Child Development Center has openings in the 4 and 5 year-old room for fall 2013. This is a full-time program that includes kindergarten readiness skills in social, emotional, cognitive, language and motor development.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Malcolm Price Lab School update

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the razing of approximately 70 percent of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) building during the Dec. 5, 2012 board meeting. Razing has begun and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 31. For more information regarding MPLS construction, visit the recent update.

Monday, May 6, 2013
May health and wellness newsletters available

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

Monday, May 6, 2013
Call for student posters

UNI students are encouraged to participate in the student poster competition at the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting, July 23 at UNI. The competition will allow UNI students to showcase their current or completed STEM-related or energy-focused research and potentially earn a cash prize. Open to any student currently enrolled or affiliated with an Iowa institution of education. More information is posted online.

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Library hours for final exam week

Library hours for May 1 through May 7 are extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Panther Pick Up: Don't Dump It! Donate It!

Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, will be held Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 10. Rather than pitching stuff when moving out of a residence hall or apartment, donate usable items. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013
De-Stress Days

Relax with De-Stress Days activities during finals week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom on May 6 through 8.  Participate in crafts, get a free mini-massage and play with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and more.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, "UNIversitas," is now posted online. Contributions include new research material at Rod Library, women leaders of the Rwandan genocide, MOOCs, queer adolescent literature, a digital poem and shared governance at UNI.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Department of Residence office temporary relocation

The Department of Residence offices in Redeker Center will be relocated to the Towers Center East Lounge May 9 through Aug. 9 while construction is completed at Redeker Center. This involves: ID card services, room assignments, dining and housing administration, business office, technology and marketing. The department phone number and email addresses won't change. Fresh Beginnings administration will move to Rialto at Towers Center. Catering operations will continue out of Maucker Union and Commons. Facilities administration will be based in Shull Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Help ITS serve you better!

Help ITS serve you better by completing this brief survey about the Student Computer Centers (computer labs) and other services. The survey is in MyUNIverse on the Life@UNI tab, under the voting and surveys section.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop

The Leadership For Diversity Inclusion workshop offers a positive, interactive opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators. The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15 or July 16, in the CME. Must be able to attend the full day; lunch provided. Facilitated by the NCBI-UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-2517. Register online.