Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

Inside UNI launched in January 2013 replacing UNI Online and MyUNIverse News. Visit the MyUniverse News archives for information published prior to January 2013.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
International Cultural Exchange photo contest

Enjoy taking pictures while traveling abroad? Submit photos to for a chance to win several prizes and have your photo displayed around campus. Photos should be of something that shows your passion for traveling; a favorite monument, a nature scene, an event, etc. Please include a brief description of the photo. Email your photos by March 29 (limit of three photos per person). On April 1, a photo album featuring the submissions will be posted on the UNI Study Abroad Facebook page. People can vote for their favorite photo. The top five "liked" photos will be displayed in Maucker Union for a final vote. The winner will be announced April 19.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Library hours for spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Saturday, March 9, are due Monday, March 25. 

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Maucker Union building hours for spring break

Maucker Union building hours for spring break are posted online.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
International students panel

The International Student Association (ISA) invites all students to join a panel of international students in discussing the challenges international students experience while staying in the U.S.  The panel  is from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in the CME. For more information, visit the ISA website

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Women's History Month keynote

Feminist author, Jessica Valenti, keynote speaker for Women's History Month, will lecture on her new book, "Why Have Kids?" at 6 p.m., Monday, March 11, in Lang Auditorium.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Vol. 8 of UNIversitas now published

UNI's journal of research, scholarship and creative activity, UNIversitas, is now published. 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.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
UNI clothing exchange: reduce, reuse, rewear

Bring gently used clothes, shoes and accessories to the Student Involvement Center between now and March 26. A clothing exchange will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 26 in the Ballroom, MAU.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013
Excellence In Liberal Arts Core Teaching Awards

Faculty and students are asked to nominate LAC instructors who merit consideration for the Excellence in LAC Teaching Award. To nominate an instructor, complete the nomination form and email it to Deirdre Heistad  no later than Wednesday, March 27.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Sustainability Awards - now accepting nominations

The UNI Sustainability Council is accepting nominations for the fourth annual UNI C.A.R.E. Awards for dedication to sustainability at UNI. Nominations will be accepted through April 8. Awards will be presented at the UNI Sustainability Conference on April 12. Submit award nominations online.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Class attendance policy updated

Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work has recently been updated.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide modified

The UNI Visual Identity and Style Guide has been modified as a result of interviews with faculty, staff and student organizations. There are two modifications to the guide which will offer more flexibility while still maintaining UNI's identity.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013
Teacher education gift announced

Richard O. Jacobson, a Des Moines businessman, gifted $15 million to UNI's College of Education to enhance teacher education at UNI. For more information, read the news release.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll

UNI is one of 14 colleges and universities, and the top college in Iowa, to be recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Award in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, read the news release.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
FAFSA workshops

Need some assistance in completing the 2013-14 FAFSA? The Office of Student Financial Aid will offer two FAFSA workshops: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in 102 SAB; and noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in 136 ITTC. Register online. For more information, contact Tim Bakula at 273-2722.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Disney College Program

Warm weather... Orlando, Fla. or Anaheim, Calif.... Mickey Mouse... Wouldn't you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? Information tables will be set up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on March 7, in the SEC Lobby and March 13, in the WRC hallway. For more information, contact Jenna Connelly.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Love UNI? Tryout to be TC or TK

Love UNI? Want to be on the sidelines? Tryout to be TC or TK! You'll help represent UNI both at home and on the road. Tryouts will be held on March 25. More information and the application are posted online.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
March Wellness and Fitness newsletters

March issues of 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.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
NISG runoff elections

Don't forget to vote in the NISG runoff election for student body president and vice president. Polls are open on MyUNIverse in the "Life @ UNI" tab starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 5 through 5 p.m., Wednesday March 6.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
QUASH is coming

QUASH (Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt) will be held Friday, April 26 with a kickoff in the West Gym. Teams of two to four members will compete all over campus in mental and physical challenges. Register at the QUASH website.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Panther Caucus - keeping tuition affordable

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is committed to keeping tuition affordable for Iowa students. If Iowa's public universities receive a 2.6 percent increase in state funding as well as a $4 million special appropriation for UNI, the Regents have vowed to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduate students next fall. Read more at the Panther Caucus.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Maintenance to SIS Applications

The following SIS systems will be unavailable for application patches from 4 to 7 a.m., Saturday, March 2: the MyUNIverse Portal, the SIS CRM application and the Campus Solutions application. This includes the online application for admissions and the online class search. A restart of the databases will be included in this update. There will be a follow-up announcement when maintenance is complete. If you have any problems or questions, contact Travis Horvatich.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Night classes canceled as of 5 p.m. today

Night classes are canceled as of 5 p.m., today, due to severe weather. For more information about cancelations or postponed events, visit

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Mini-grants available for Reaching for Higher Ground projects

Reaching for Higher Ground mini-grants are available to support academic year activities and programming planned around the 2013-14 theme Food Matters. The grants range from $250 to $1,000. The application deadline is March 29.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
March 6 teacher education announcement

President Allen invites faculty, staff and students to join him along with Gov. Branstad and distinguished guests at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom, for a special announcement and celebration of a milestone moment for teacher education at UNI. The announcement will have a significant impact on students pursuing education careers and for faculty teaching and research. Guests are encouraged to show their UNI spirit by wearing casual purple attire. A reception will follow.

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
UNI wants to hear from you

Seniors and first-year students are encouraged to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The university uses this information for guidance in future services, programs and activities. Information on NSSE and the survey prize drawing, are posted online