Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Panther Push

Panther Push is an outreach program where UNI students return to their high schools to talk to prospective students about what UNI has to offer. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. More information is posted online.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Study abroad information sessions

Information sessions will be offered regarding several different Capstone programs in the UK, Ireland, Greece, China, France, India and New Zealand. Information sessions also will be offered on programs in London, Puerto Rico and Tanzania. Visit the study abroad website for session times, dates and locations.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
We want to hear from you!

UNI is developing a new recruitment marketing campaign and your feedback is important! We want to hear your thoughts and opinions about what makes UNI a compelling choice for students. We want to better understand what about UNI appealed to you when you made the decision to apply, and what factors influenced your final decision. This confidential survey should only take about 10 minutes. The survey will be open from Oct. 7-13.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Diversity mini grants available

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. More information and the application are posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Adobe home-use program - students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff may purchase the entire Adobe Cloud or just Acrobat Pro separately. ITS recommends purchasing the entire Adobe Cloud as Acrobat Pro is included in the Cloud. Students only have the option to "subscribe" to the Adobe Cloud software for a recurring monthly charge. University Book & Supply is an authorized reseller for Adobe software for personal use. A valid UNI ID card is required for purchase.

Monday, Oct 7, 2013
UNI Homecoming is a 'Purple Tie Affair'

UNI's Homecoming celebration is underway and continues through Saturday, Oct. 12. Visit the Homecoming website for a full list of events. 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Former Olympian to keynote Hall of Excellence celebration

In celebration of the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence's 10th's anniversary, the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services and the College of Education will welcome Anita DeFrantz. DeFrantz, an attorney and member of the International Olympic Committee as well as the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams, will discuss "Striving for Excellence" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Help design the Rod Library of the future

Rod Library and Facilities Planning are conducting a library building-feasibility study. Provide your input by attending a focus group from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the main floor behind the reference desk (follow the signs).

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
GoAbroad bus will be on campus

Visit the bus from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 4, east of Maucker Union on Wisconsin Street. Chat with GoAbroad representatives and receive information about studying, volunteering, interning and working abroad. Ask about scholarship opportunities and other ways to fund your travels. 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Career Services outreach

UNI Career Services has weekly outreach hours at three locations on campus this fall. Students can stop by with questions about resumes, interviewing, Career Services events and any other career-related questions. Outreach locations, days and times are: Maucker Union, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m., Fridays; Rod Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; and Schindler Lobby, Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Disney College Program

The Disney College Program offers a paid internship in Orlando, Fla. or Anaheim, Calif. Learn about the program at an information table from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations/dates: Oct. 9, CBB Hall of Flags; Oct. 11, WRC hallway; and Oct. 14, SEC Lobby. For more information, email Jenna Connelly.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Compete in UNI SURVIVE

Ten teams will participate in physical and mental challenges including five days and five nights of camping to raise money for charity, Oct. 20 through 25. The team with the most points will be named UNI SURVIVOR. For more information, visit the UNI Survive Facebook page. 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
President's Picnic location changed

Students are invited to attend the President's Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Coffeehouse in Maucker Union. Enjoy free walking tacos while listening to UNI music ensembles and KULT. A short program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Also, remember to show your Panther pride and wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
See 'Despicable Me 2'

Embrace your inner child on Monday, Oct. 7 when the Campus Activity Board shows "Despicable Me 2" at 8 p.m., at Lawther Field.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
So, you want to be a lawyer?

Area lawyers will talk to students about their jobs, the legal profession, employment trends, the law school experience and other issues of interest at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in 319 CBB. 

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Workshops

Participate in this campus-wide skill-building opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 12 and Dec. 5. This positive, interactive approach is facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Builders Institute. Lunch is provided; registration is required. For more information, email or call 273-3210.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
October health, wellness, fitness newsletters available

The October issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness E-Newsletter are 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.

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.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
'Monsters University' to be shown Thursday

Campus Activities Board will be showing the film "Monsters University" Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
UNI to host Military and Veterans State Conference

UNI will host the annual Military and Veterans State Conference Monday, Sept. 23. The keynote presentation will be given by Meredith Kleykamp, University of Maryland professor of sociology. Breakout sessions will focus on the unique aspects of military and family culture, how colleges and universities can help military members succeed, and tools to help overcome the challenges of transitioning back into civilian life. The conference is free for full-time students; register online. For more information, contact

Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Texting in class: does it result in lower grades?

How many faculty have said "Put your cellphones away, please!" Anecdotal evidence suggests that students who text during class may earn lower grades. Dennis Clayson, marketing, will analyze and discuss his research on the effects of texting and multitasking on student learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in 319 CBB. 

Friday, Sep 6, 2013
Panther Plot Harvest Festival

The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members to a sampling of local foods, music and garden tours from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 12, at the corner of University Avenue and College Street.  

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
September Health and Wellness newsletters

September issues of Student Health 101 (SH101) and the WRS E-Newsletter are 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. 

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Rainbow Reception

The Rainbow Reception is an event where students, staff, faculty and community members network with campus and area organizations to celebrate the upcoming year and find LGBT* resources. The Rainbow Reception is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 11, in the GBPAC .

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Register for Rod Library's Hunger Games event

Rod Library will host a Hunger Games event from 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Register by Saturday, Sept. 7. Sign up with friends for games, free food and prizes. Registration forms and more details are posted online. 

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Travel and Research Funds for Students

Students who travel to present or compete at a conference can apply for travel funds through the Intercollegiate Academic Fund. The fund also makes awards to support student research and creative activity. Upcoming application deadlines include Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.