Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Home Free at Gallagher Bluedorn on Dec. 11

Christmas is right around the corner and Home Free has all the carols you could wish for. As winners of NBC’s "The Sing-Off," Home Free is one of the best country-infused a cappella groups in America. Don't miss them at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in

UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union. More than 500 first graders will participate. TC and TK, students, faculty and celebrity readers will join in the celebration. To volunteer, email Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI Conference on African-American Children and Families

The College of Education will sponsor the Fifth Annual Pre-Conference on African-American Children and Families from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, and a conference on Friday, Feb. 5. Keynote speakers are Chad Simmons, Diversity Focus.org., and Tim King, CEO, Urban Academies. Register online. A 1-credit course is free for UNI students.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Beware of IRS scam phone calls

Employees and students have reported receiving phone calls, on personal and work phones, from scammers identifying as IRS employees. These callers accuse individuals of owing back taxes and threatening arrest or legal suit if payment is not made promptly. These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI.These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI. For additional details on what to look for or to protect yourself, refer to this IRS link or UNI’s tax advisory information.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review

Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review. The review period closes Thursday, Dec. 17.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Voices of Justice

Theatre UNI will present a staged reading of stories of injustices students have experienced. The performance will be March 22, in Lang Auditorium. Share your voice; send submissions (750 words or less) to Eric Lange by Friday, Dec. 4.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
First Friday at the CME

On the first Friday of each month, the CME hosts a free immersive celebration of art, food, culture and community. Celebrate holidays around the world from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 with games, prizes, cookie decorating, crafts plus sample food from Germany. Bring your graduation cap and decorate it to show your pride. The CME and the UNI-VA are adopting a platoon. Bring your donations.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Register for MLK Day of Service

Make Monday, Jan. 18 "A Day ON, Not A Day Off" by volunteering to help package 20,000 meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Register online

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Student research grant in ethics

Students can apply for up to $500 from the Center for Academic Ethics to conduct spring or summer research on a topic related to academic or research ethics. Applications are due Jan. 29. Find more information online or email Anita Gordon

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI holiday pottery sale

Buy unique gifts at the UNI holiday pottery sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in 126 KAB. All work is created by UNI ceramic students and faculty.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Bill Ruud, Jeff Danielson to be special guests at comedy show

UNI improv group Half-Masted will perform an unscripted comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m.,Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the BMT. President Ruud will be the guest at the 7 p.m. show, and legislator Jeff Danielson will be the guest at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI PRSSA fundraising event

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a fundraising event at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ginger's Pub with live music from Rad Rascal and Goose Town. Doors open at 8 p.m.; the first band begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for age 21 and older; $5 for age 18-20 with a student ID. Come to support PRSSA, stay for a good time.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
'The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation'

The final Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) event for this semester will be at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME. Leisl Carr-Childers, history, will present "The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation." CROW Forum events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Woodwind chamber concert Dec. 3

Enjoy a Woodwind Chamber Concert at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, under the Dichotomy sculpture in LIB. The free performances are by the Northern Iowa Woodwind Quintet and Omega Winds. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Report infrastructure safety concerns

Report safety concerns regarding the infrastructure at UNI, such as unsafe working conditions, trip/fall hazards, broken safety equipment and other hazards. Reports can be made anonymously and will be reviewed quickly. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Local food box program

Missing the College Hill Farmers Market? Sign up to receive a weekly delivery of fresh, locally grown food delivered to campus. Sign up anytime, put your box on hold as needed and cancel anytime.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Return keys to Physical Plant

All keys checked out to faculty, staff and students need to be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p. m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Nominations open for Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Nominate staff who work in the Division of Student Affairs for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Information and the nomination form are posted online. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
'The New Latinos (1946-1965)' film & discussion

Rod Library will host a film screening and discussion of the fourth episode in the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" initiative. "The New Latinos" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, at the Waterloo Public Library. Find episode descriptions and series information online. 

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
On-campus dining options for Thanksgiving break

UNI Dining Services will have limited hours during Thanksgiving break. The dining centers will be closed Nov. 21 through 29. Visit the Department of Residence website for a full listing of dining hours.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lawther Hall renovation

A construction site security fence is being installed in front of Lawther Hall. Parallel parking and the sidewalk in front of Lawther are not accessible. Parking in the east half of the Student Health Center parking lot will also be unavailable. The fence will stay in place until approximately July 1, 2017, when the project is completed.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
CSA hosting Interview and Networking Workshop

Want to practice your interview skills? The Communication Student Association is hosting an Interviewing and Networking Workshop at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in 345 LNG. Email rossieab@uni.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Flu shots available

There will be a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Center. The cost for the vaccine will be filed to your health insurance company or the $30 can be charged to your U-bill.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Face to Face with HIV, Dec. 1

In recognition of World AIDS Day, attend Face to Face with HIV at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the CME. Listen to the personal struggles and successes of an Iowa woman living with HIV and learn about current HIV-related issues. If you have questions, contact Joan Thompson

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement- spring internship

Are you doing an internship this spring? Apply for the Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement by Wednesday, Dec. 2. You could be awarded up to $2,000 (undergraduate) or $3,000 (graduate). Apply online or if you have questions, call Kristina Kofoot at 273-4507.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Apply to be an RA!

There's still time to submit your application to be a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2016-17 academic year. To apply, all applicants must complete an online application by Friday, Dec. 11 and attend a mandatory information panel. Eligible applicants will be contacted for interviews in January. For questions, contact reslifejobs@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 19 is a day devoted to encourage Americans to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping that this decision to not smoke will last forever. Sign up for Relay for Life at its table in Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Counseling services available 24/7

The UNI Counseling Center has launched an after-hours service to make counseling assistance available to students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 after normal office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), you have an option to "press 2" to speak with a mental health counselor immediately. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Travel around the world with Andy Stoll

At 26, Andy Stoll set off on what became a four-year, 40-country trip around the world. Stoll's stories and strategies will encourage all to pursue their biggest dreams. Hear him at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, in the Auditorium, LNG. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
New smoking policy approved

Policy 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use has been approved and is available on the UNI policies website. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Minnesota Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" has become a Cedar Falls holiday tradition. Experience the acrobatics and nostalgic music that makes "The Nutcracker" an essential part of Christmas at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Food drive to support the NE Iowa Food Bank

UNI Dining is holding a food drive during November with all proceeds to be donated to the NE Iowa Food Bank. Non-perishable and monetary donations can be dropped off at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's or Essentials. You can also email Shelley Pruess to schedule an on-campus pick-up or if you have questions. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Mindful eating lunch and learn

Bring your lunch and listen to a variety of tips and strategies on eating with intention and attention this holiday season. Join Joan Thompson, health educator with Student Wellness Services, at noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Be a buddy! - UNI Spectrum Project

Applications are now being accepted to be a UNI Buddy for the UNI Spectrum Project. The project will take place on Saturdays during the spring semester and combines music, drama, movement and art for children with different abilities. Find more information and apply online. 

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
American Red Cross blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Students can sign up online or Nov. 12, 13 and 16 in the Union. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
International Education Week is Nov. 16-20

International Education Week events start Monday, Nov. 16, in Maucker Union featuring world languages, international foods and a reception hosting distinguished guest Ms. Guadalupe Sanchez from the Mexican Consulate in Omaha.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrate International Women's Entrepreneurship with the inaugural Cedar Valley Women's Entrepreneurship event from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, COM. This event will unite networking and business groups for women in the Cedar Valley, empowering and celebrating women entrepreneurs in our community. Men and women are encouraged to attend. RSVP online.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Residence Hall Open Houses, Nov. 11 and 12

Trying to decide which hall you want to live in next year? Take a look at upperclass housing options in Panther Village, ROTH and Shull from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. View traditional hall living options in Bender, Campbell, Dancer, Hagemann, Noehren and Rider from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
UNI students invited to SOS conference at Drake

The Students Originating Solutions (SOS) Summit will provide an open forum for student representatives from colleges across Iowa from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Discussion topics include race relations, mental health, sexual assault/ interpersonal violence and LGBTQ issues. This will be the first student-led conference of its kind. Admission is free. Register online.  

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Survivor Game Night is Nov. 16

Alpha Delta Pi will host a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Ballroom, MAU. Teams of eight people will compete against each other in minute-to-win-it style games. The cost is $5 to participate and $5 to watch. There will be raffle prizes and T-shirts for sale. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Danish String Quartet at Gallagher Bluedorn on Nov. 16

Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music, these Scandinavian musicians are "one of the best quartets before the public today," according to The Washington Post. See them perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic'

Xia Liping, dean and professor of the Institute of International and Public Affairs at Tongji University, China, will lecture at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 115 SRL on "Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic." 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
New student employee hiring process

The university has moved to an electronic I-9 system eliminating the need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Celebrate American Education Week with “Around the World in 180 Minutes” from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rod Library. Learn about new cultures, sample free food, win prizes and more. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'We the People: Trust in Public Discourse'

Bill Clohesy, philosophy, will present "'We the People': Trust in Public Discourse," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in 2 SAB. This talk explores the Constitution's secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if citizens choose to accept it. Clohesy will suggest in his lecture that our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
"It's On Us" Week of Action

The "It's On Us" campaign National Week of Action is Nov. 8 through 14. The goal is to raise awareness for the campaign and ultimately foster a culture of consent. There will be multiple events around campus to support this campaign, including two opportunities to pledge and a Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop. Find more information online. 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
First Friday at the CME

First Fridays is a new component in the Center for Multicultural Education's programming and is modeled after the First Friday events popular in many cities nationwide. The CME will host a free immersive celebration of art, food, culture and community from 7 to 11 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The purpose is for the CME to offer a regular social event for students to participate in cultural appreciation and community engagement, as well as to refocus the CME as a social and cultural hub for students.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Vinyl record blowout sale

Rod Library will offer a vinyl record sale Thursday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 8. A wide variety of musical styles are available, including classical, jazz, popular and musical theatre. All albums are $2; cash only.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Riverview's second annual chili dinner

Riverview Center's second annual chili dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at College Hill Lutheran Church, 2322 Olive St. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 319-939-9599 or email lindsey@riverviewcenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased from any member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Proceeds will benefit Riverview Center, a nonprofit that provides free and confidential services to survivors of sexual violence. There will be yard games as well.

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