Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
QUASH on!

QUASH is back! The Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt will take place on Friday, April 25. This fun event helps raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team of two to four participants today.       

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
Review proposed and revised policies

Policy 3.05 Student Group Travel, 3.10 Registration of Student Organizations, 4.41 Special Compensation, and 8.07 Commercial Sales and Solicitation on Campus have been revised and are available for comment on the policies website. Draft policy Discrimination and Harassment is also available for comment.

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
CORRECTION: End of support for Windows XP

The end of support for Windows XP is quickly approaching. The Computer Consulting Center staff can explain options for upgrading to the latest Windows operation system and whether your current computer is compatible. For more information, call 273-5555 or visit the  ITS website

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Zero Waste Challenge

Watch the film "The Clean Bin Project" from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Auditorium, CEEE. After the film, viewers can accept the challenge to live waste free for one month. Registration serves as an RSVP for the film and light dinner.    

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Half price registration for Relay For Life

The registration fee for Relay For Life of UNI will be half price from Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14. Everyone who registers will be entered in a raffle. For more information, contact Whitney Stoolman

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
UNI Diplomat Series - Zen in the Midwest

Rev. Shoken Winecoff will lecture on "Diplomacy and Religion" from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in 115 SRL. Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Library hours during spring break

Library hours for spring break are posted online. There will be no extended check out for reserve materials during break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
See Disney's 'Frozen'

The UNI CAB will show "Frozen" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop will be provided. 

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Learn about the Disney College Program

Learn about paid internships with the Disney College Program at an information table from 9:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 25, in the Hall of Flags, CBB, or email Jenna Connelly for more information.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
1st year or senior? You could win an i-Pad!

Check your UNI email on March 10 and 24 to find an invitation to take the National Survey of Student Engagement. Completing the survey lets you share your UNI experiences and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. 

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Still time to sign up for outdoor adventure trips

UNI Outdoors is sponsoring two spring break adventure trips March 14 through 23. Backpack along the Buffalo National River Trail in the Ozarks and climb in Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, or backpack throughout the Cumberland Island National Seashore and canoe the Santa Fe River in Florida. Cost for each is $500. No experience is necessary; outdoor equipment is provided. To sign up, call UNI Outdoors at 273-7163 or stop in 174 WRC.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
BOR to meet at University of Iowa this week

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Wednesday, March 12, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Baker Hall parking lot and sidewalks are closed

A fence has been erected around Baker Hall, its parking lot and nearby sidewalks. HC and service parking is available in the Gilchrist A lot. A map with alternate routes to use is posted online. Call Steve Pavelec with any questions or concerns at 273-6165.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
The Digital Turn featuring Juan Luis Suarez

Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the Ballroom, COM. Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
New and updated policies

Policy 1.08 Line of Administrative Authority and Policy 3.06 Class Attendance and Make-Up Work have been revised. New policies, 13.21 Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps and 13.22 Protection of Children in the Workplace, have been approved. 

Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Lecture on Mary Magdalene

Susan Hill, philosophy and world religions, will lecture on "Mary Magdalene: Penitent Prostitute or Apostle to the Apostles?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in 115 SRL.

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Film and discussion on 'Hannah Arendt'

The film "Hannah Arendt" about a German Jew persecuted in the Holocaust, will be shown at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in 007 SAB. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Bill Clohesy, philosophy & world religions, who was one of Arendt's students.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Walk the labyrinth at Rod Library

Rod Library and the WRC are co-sponsoring a labyrinth from Thursday, March 6 through Friday, March 14, in the west lounge on the main floor, LIB. Walk the path, relax, reflect and find inner peace.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Earth Day booth registration

UNI's Earth Day celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the NW courtyard outside Maucker Union. Student organizations and departments can register online to have a booth. Lunch will be provided for booth staffers. 

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Spring 2014 Graduation Fair

Spring graduates should plan to attend the Spring Graduation Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Students can purchase their cap and gown, check their graduation status, get loan counseling, win prizes and more.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Try a driving simulator and test your alcohol awareness

Use an impaired-driving simulator, try the drunk-goggle obstacle course or take the field sobriety test Tuesday, March 11, in the WRC main hallway corridor. Participate and learn about alcohol laws and making better choices.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
DOR diversity panel

Ever wonder what it might be like for someone different than you at UNI? The Department of Residence Inclusive Communities Team is sponsoring a gender diversity panel at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. The panel will include students from various backgrounds willing to share their experiences. For more information, contact Brock Severson

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
Book discussion for Women's History Month

Jessica Garraway, a student minoring in Women's & Gender Studies, will lead a discussion of the collection of stories in "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism" at noon, Thursday, March 13, in 207 SAB. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Legislative update

UNI state relations officer, Jeneane Beck, will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Elm Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
March Health, Wellness and Fitness News now posted

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

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Film screening and discussion: 'Girl Rising'

The film "Girl Rising" will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Auditorium, LNG. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Representations of Women in Comics

Rod Library will host a panel discussion, Representations of Women in Comics: How Women are Drawn, Dressed, Desired & Discarded, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in 324 LIB. The panel will explore the place of women in comics, from how their bodies are represented to their role in the story line. 

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
Loan Repayment Workshop: Know Before You Owe

The Office of Student Financial Aid will offer a workshop to answer your personalized loan questions. This session will assist in understanding your borrowing history and options for repayment. The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 4, in 136 ITTC. Sign up online.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
Become a fitness instructor

Love working out and helping people? Join the fitness and leisure staff and become a fitness instructor. Yoga training will take place March 8 and 9; strength training will be April 5; and indoor cycling will be March 1. More information is posted online or stop in 101 WRC.  

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
UNI SHRM fundraiser - March 6

The UNI Society for Human Resource Management will host a fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at the Screaming Eagle Bar and Grill in Waterloo. There will be a raffle and an acoustic band. Light appetizers will be provided. Purchase tickets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 27, in Maucker Union for $5 or at the door for $8.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Next CROW Forum is March 3

Jennifer Cooley, languages & literatures, will present "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women," at noon, Monday, March 3, in the CME as part of the Current Research on Women (CROW) Forum. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Lecture on low-energy nuclear reactions

Tom Wind, DNR officer, will discuss Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the CEEE Auditorium. LENR allows controlled fusion of hydrogen into helium in small modular reactors that can fit on a tabletop. 

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Game Show - Women in History: What do you know?

As part of Women's History Month, the Feminist Action League will host a game show, "Women in History: What do you know?" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the State College Room, MAU. Participants will divide into teams and answer multiple-choice questions about various women in history. Winners will receive a prize.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
'The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today'

There will be a screening and discussion of the film "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today" at noon, Tuesday, March 4, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the CME. This film is the story of a mother's efforts to protect her son, which led to the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
TRX competency course offered by WRS

Want to add something new to your personal workouts? TRX Suspension Training uses your own body weight and gravity as resistance to help build strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Complete a 30-minute TRX competency course to gain access to UNI WRS TRX Suspension Trainers. The fee is $10. Contact Ethan Crawford or call 273-7167 to register.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
UNI Spring Career Fair postponed to Feb. 27

The UNI Spring Career Fair has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 27, due to the impending blizzard. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the McLeod Center. Participating employers and event details are posted online.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Students, faculty and staff unite for $1,000

Panther's Annual World Wide Scavenger Hunt (PAWWSH) is a new student organization that performs random acts of kindness throughout the Cedar Valley. The group will conduct a scavenger hunt for teams of up to 10 people March 6 through 10. The team that finds the most items and has the most points will win $1,000. Get more information and register online.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Plastic bag exchange

The UNI Office of Sustainability will host a plastic bag exchange between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union (by Chats). Exchange five plastic bags for a reusable UNI bag. This is an easy way to be environmentally friendly.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Black History Month: Race in the Military

Doty Simpson-Taylor, director of diversity resources at the University of Iowa, will lead a discussion to develop a shared vision of understanding for a more inclusive education for everyone at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the CME. For more information, contact Julia Heuer

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Above and Beyond Awards

Northern Iowa Student Government and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are sponsoring the Above and Beyond Awards. Nominate a faculty or staff member who has significantly impacted your year. Nominations are due March 1. 

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
SIS maintenance

The SIS systems will be unavailable for application maintenance from 4 to 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 23. This includes the My Universe Portal, the SIS Campus Solutions application, the SIS CRM application and the SIS EPM application. This will affect online services like the portal and the online class search. If you have any questions, contact Travis Horvatich

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
A Message from President Ruud

You will soon be invited to participate in a survey that will help UNI assess its climate. All students, faculty and staff can share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI Leaders in Education Lecture Series

The College of Education will host its fourth Leaders in Education Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University, will discuss how to empower multicultural students who are often underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop for faculty, staff and students will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in 102 SAB. Qualtrics is a Web-based survey system. Seating is limited; RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI State Relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 21, in the College Eye Room, MAU. 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Any UNI student, faculty or staff member interested in community engagement and service learning activities is invited to attend a conversation on community engagement from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the University Room, MAU. RSVP by Feb. 19.

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

You can make a difference by helping to spread awareness of National Eating Disorders Week. Get involved by attending the Eating Disorder Panel Discussion at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in 247 SEC. 

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
African American Read-in

UNI's eighth African American Read-in will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union and Rod Library with author illustrator Kadir Nelson. He is a nominee for the NAACP Image Award and is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Conference on African American Children and Families

The Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in SEC. Janice Hale, author of "Black Children, Their Culture, Roots and Learning Styles" will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free for faculty and students. 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Spring break Pay It Forward Tour

Nine days, six cities, one trip of a lifetime! Learn more about this spring break opportunity at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Bring your friends! 

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