Parent Newsletter August 2008 Special

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Panther Parent is UNI's e-newsletter for parents and guardians. Panther Parent is sent three times per semester and features university events, deadlines and tips from the UNI Parents Association. 

Aug. 27, 2008

PANTHER PARENT - SPECIAL EDITION

PRESIDENT ALLEN SEEKS PARENT INPUT ON RECOMMENDATION TO ARM UNIVERSITY POLICE

President Allen is seeking comments on the issue of arming university public safety officers. The vice presidents of business and finance and the public safety directors at the three state universities have submitted recommendations to the university presidents that sworn and certified university police officers be authorized to carry firearms as standard equipment. Arming would be subject to stringent training and firearms recertification requirements.

The report is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/arming_report_73107.pdf. Please refer to pages 7-9 of the report. The presidents have been asked to provide recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, by Sept. 10.

Please send your comments and thoughts to: president@uni.edu by Sept. 5.


UNI PARENTS ASSOCIATION
All parents/guardians of UNI students are automatically members of the parents association, which works as an advocacy group. Benefits include e-newsletters each semester and a parents' booth at orientation. Contact James O'Connor, UNIPA liaison at (319) 273-6728, or james.oconnor@uni.edu with questions. The parents association also supports the Parents Fund, which supports student scholarships and activities on campus.
  
UNI Parents Association
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