Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Around the World in 120 Minutes

This event allows visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, on the main floor of Rod Library. More information is posted online.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Interested in studying in Australia, England or Ireland?

Learn about a study-abroad opportunity at the University of Tasmania in Australia. A representative from the university will visit UNI from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in 025 GIL. There will be an information session at noon, Friday, Nov. 14, in 009 GIL about a summer capstone course in England and Ireland.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Salsa, swing & other things

The UNI Salsa Club and the Northern Iowa Wishmakers will host an event from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at Threehouse: A Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. There is a $2 donation; all proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Dress is casual. Guest instructor is Chris Dunlay of the University of Iowa Swing Dance Club followed by Zumba® Fitness with Megan Wilmot. Contact Henry Williams for more information.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Capstone in four countries summer 2015

Travel Europe and experience the culture and people of four different countries: England, Hungary, Romania and Greece. Examine how environment, society and technology can influence the well-being and health of a variety of people. For more information email Walter or visit

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page, Facebook and Twitter. Further weather information is on the UNI Weather Information page.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
UNI electrical peak

Utilities/Energy Management has announced that this year's electrical peak is 10.028 MW. This is the lowest the peak has been since fiscal year 2000.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Military and Veteran activities this week

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Military and Veteran Student Services Center open house from 11 a.m. to 2 pm., Nov. 12, Maucker Union Plaza level. A Military and Veteran Resource Fair will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the GBPAC. A panel of four successful veterans will discuss how their military experience set them up for civilian success at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CME.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Graduate College Social Mixer

The Graduate College Social Mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. Network with graduate faculty and students from programs across campus, and learn about the 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Order hand-made diploma frames

The technology department is selling handmade diploma frames. Frames will be ready in time for fall graduation and would make a great gift for students graduating in the spring. If you have questions, contact Tanner Wright.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Trial access to statistical databases

Rod Library has trial access to Data-Planet, the largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Access from on campus only by going to Data-Planet and Ready Reference. Send feedback to Gretchen Gould by Nov. 21.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Historical newspaper articles available through Rod Library

Rod Library now has access to, the largest historical newspaper database online that contains millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Access this through the Databases A-Z page.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
UNI Public Safety to host emergency exercise

The UNI Department of Public Safety and the UNI Environmental Health & Safety offices will conduct an emergency exercise at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Latham Hall. Other local first response agencies will also participate and various emergency vehicles will be used. The exercise should be completed by noon.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Fulbright information session

Are you interested in learning more about funding and support for post-graduate international opportunities? Learn from a Fulbright program representative at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Honors Cottage. RSVP to by Monday, Nov. 10.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Veterans Day events on Tuesday, Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day by wearing gear from your service branch or a family member's; attending a flag ceremony at 11 a.m., at the West Gym; watching the movie "Story of America's Female Patriots" at 12:15 p.m., in the CME; or attending the Veterans Ball at 6 p.m. Register online for the ball. There will be free food for military members and veterans with ID at select places on campus.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Listening table for Day of Solidarity

Join a “Listening Table” to express your feelings about troubling social media postings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Rod Library. Benefit from supportive, non-interrupting, non-judgmental listeners. Offered by UNI-National Coalition Building Institute.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Reflections of a female Army civilian in Afghanistan

Michele Devlin, HPELS, will describe her experience in a non-combat role with the U.S. military working with local populations at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in the CME. She will discuss how the role of civilians differs from the military and provide an understanding of civil-military response to crises around the world.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Winners of Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt winners are: username MW-Z4, first place; nicknielson08, second place; and angorilla, third place. Pick up your prizes in the CAB office. Executive office hours are available on CAB Facebook.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure that dining services are not only meeting, but exceeding campus needs, the Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate any or all of these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Chats, Piazza, Prexy's and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of 10 chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases. Complete the survey online and use Login code = 124 plus your UNI ID#. 

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
ODK's headshot photoshoot

Omicron Delta Kappa will host a headshot photoshoot on Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m., on the top floor of Maucker Union. For $10 you’ll receive a professional headshot for your portfolio and permission to print. No sign up required.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
See 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

CAB will be showing "Guardians of the Galaxy" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Ballroom, MAU. The movie is free and so is the popcorn and pop!

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Solidarity paintings on display

Abstract paintings that show support for diversity and the “Day of Solidarity” will be displayed in the second-floor lounge area of SEC from Nov. 6 through 12.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
CAB: Tyler Hilton performance

CAB is bringing Tyler Hilton from the popular show "One Tree Hill" to UNI to perform acoustic music at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Ballroom, MAU. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Walk the Labyrinth

Drop in between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nov. 11, in Ballroom B, MAU. While walking the labyrinth, one may feel joy in slowing down the pace of life, finding peace, insight, reflection, creativity, relaxation and gratitude. For more information, contact

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Another LED upgrade

UNI is upgrading 40 pedestrian pole lights with new LED fixtures. These are being installed south and west of Maucker Union and are in line with the campus' focus on sustainability because they use 70 percent less energy.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Leadership for Diversity-Inclusion NCBI November workshop

Gain new insights on community building in this positive, interactive workshop facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19. Lunch and snacks will be provided; registration is required. For scheduling conflicts or information, visit the diversity website or call 273-3210.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Educators for Change November article study

The Educators for Change Book Club will discuss the media's depiction of disability at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the 5th floor lounge, SEC. The article is available online. 

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
International Education Week

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide by participating in any of our weekly events to celebrate International Education Week. A full schedule of events can be found at

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Pfohl to speak on campus Oct. 31

Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and leader of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, will speak on "Strengthening America Through Service" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in 002 SAB. A Q&A will follow. This lecture is part of the annual celebration for the Elinor A. Crawford & William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Apply for National Student Exchange

Through the National Student Exchange (NSE) you can attend one of 165+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. To learn more, attend an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Elm Room, MAU. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Team TC/TK security applications

TC and TK need you! Team TC/TK is looking for qualified candidates to fill open security positions. Applications are due to Connie Hansen or Sarah Crim by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, in the Alumni House. Application forms are available online.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Free UNI football tickets for veterans and current military

Free tickets are available for UNI and community members who are veterans or military members for the football game against Illinois State at 4 p.m., Nov. 1. To request tickets, email Julia Heuer or call 273-3040.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Theatre UNI opens 'Love and Information'

The play "Love and Information" explores how social media affects our interactions through fragments snatched from personal relationships. It is produced in partnership with UNI's Cornerstone course, which focuses on media and social media. Performances begin Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 9. Show details are posted on the Theatre UNI website. 

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Student Disability Services to host lunch-and-learn student panel

Student Disability Services will host a lunch-and-learn student panel from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Elm Room, MAU. Current students will discuss their experiences attending UNI as a college student with a disability.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
UNI graduate programs open house

Get information about UNI graduate programs available on campus and at a distance from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Ballroom/Lounge, COM. Speak with graduate program faculty and advisers and learn about support services, including financial aid. While not required, RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted online. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Policies for review

The following polices are available for review and comments: 1.20 Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 10.XX Records Retention, 2.04 Curriculum Management and Change, 2.05 Honorary Degrees and 13.16-Use and Security of Protected health Information. The following policies are available for deletion comments: 1.22 BOR Governance, 1.23 BOR Regular Meetings, 1.24 BOR Attendance at Meetings, 1.25 Hearings before BOR, 1.26 Communication of Students, Faculty, and Staff with BOR. Review and post comments by Nov. 14, at the policies and procedures website. 

Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Bartlett Hall re-dedication

Celebrate the renovation and re-dedication of Bartlett Hall at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Thompson Commons, on the ground floor. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Meeting non-western writers: Enrique Serrano & Tang Siu Wa

Authors Tang Siu Wa (Hong Kong) and Enrique Serrano (Colombia) will read from their work Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m., in the CME. This event is funded by the Diversity Council. Contact Caroline Ledeboer or Penny Wang for further information.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Roots & Boots this Friday in the GBPAC

See Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. The pre-show event includes a cowboy BBQ meal for purchase and country music starting at 6 p.m. Take some photos, dance and prepare to see Roots & Boots. Visit the GBPAC website for more information. 

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Zombie Masquerade - the party to die for

The International Student Association will host a Zombie Masquerade from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Ballroom, MAU. Music will keep the zombies dancing all night long. The event also includes a costume contest, games, prizes and refreshments.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
WRS Fitness & Leisure Program: upcoming events

A free Halloween Zumba Party will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC courts 5 and 6 (upstairs basketball court). The second session class of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is from Oct. 21 through Dec. 4; the fee is $15. The second session of Tai Chi starts Oct. 21 and ends Dec. 4; fee is $40. Register online. 

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Graduation Fair

Don't miss the Fall 2014 Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Take care of things like purchasing a cap and gown, graduation check-out, exit loan counseling and more.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Practicum and Internship Fair

The Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association will host its annual Practicum and Internship Fair for those interested in student affairs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 007 GIL. Learn about opportunities available at UNI, Wartburg College, Hawkeye Community College and Allen College.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Early voting available on campus

Avoid long lines on election day. Vote early from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through Oct. 24, at Maucker Union and Redeker Dining Center. If you haven't registered to vote, you can do so at these sites. To register, you need to provide your driver's license or last four digits of your social security number.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies-V.I.D.S.

UNI Police will host Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Oct 27, in 109 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. For more information, contact Lt. Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Bike Rental Program

NISG and the Office of Sustainability are creating a student bike rental program at UNI. If you would like to donate a bike, contact Eric O'Brien. Bikes in working and non-working condition will be accepted. This event is to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Comedian Pete Lee is coming to UNI

Pete Lee is a Wisconsin raised comedian who made his television debut on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2008. See Pete Lee at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014
BOR agenda available

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 22 and 23 in Iowa City. Agenda items are posted online.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Crisis in Ukraine

The Department of Political Science, the global studies major and the Forum for National and Transnational Identities will host a panel presentation and discussion about the crisis in Ukraine at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in SAB 2. Panelists are Ken Basom, political science; and Gregory Bruess and Konrad Sadkowski, history.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Polar Bare Run

The annual Polar Bare Run will be held Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. at the Alumni House. The one-mile walk/run is free but participants are asked to bring clothing and nonperishable food donations to the event. Donations will be given to the House of Hope and Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Two clothing donations and four food donations will earn participants one entry to the prize raffle that will take place after the race. Register online.