The Knights of Columbus Council affiliated with St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center donated $105 to the UNI Counseling Center to be used at the director’s discretion to improve services to UNI students.
The recent University of Northern Iowa Overseas Recruiting Fair included representatives from 120 international schools. The event attracts hundreds of teachers seeking placement in 70 countries. Tracey Godon, senior assistant director of Career Services, coordinates the event.
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The annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity was held January 20 at Maucker Union and involved about 160 students, faculty and staff. It included, for the first time, a Diversity Fair in addition to project briefings on campus initiatives promoting and supporting diversity, progress reports on the university's diversity-related goals, a dialogue on preparing students for their future in a diverse world and the presentation of Diversity Matters Awards. Vice President Terry Hogan, chair of the President’s Diversity Council, facilitated the meeting.
Long-time Student Affairs employee Drake Martin, assistant director of residence/education, was among six employees honored for their efforts to help the university achieve its diversity-related goals. Martin currently chairs the Student Affairs Diversity Committee and has coordinated numerous diversity programs on campus. He also contributes to a focus on creating inclusive communities in residence halls. According to his nominator, Martin challenges his peers to be open-minded and think about all sides of an issue, but always ensures a comfortable environment for everyone.
Between February 1 and 22 all UNI freshmen will be able to increase their chances of college success by taking the second MAP-Works® survey of the 2010-11 academic year.
Each student, upon completion of the 20-minute survey, receives an email link to a personalized report. The report provides valuable insights and information, based on a combination of the student’s answers to survey items, data regarding their academic history and resources that are available on campus regarding academic and personal issues.
Transfer students had an opportunity to connect with campus services and each other at the Transfer Student Lunch, January 19, at Maucker Union. Student Affairs and Academic Affairs staff members hosted the event organized by Kristin Woods, Coordinator of New Student Programs, Dean of Students Office. “This is one of many ways we support transfer students in their new home at UNI. Transfer students bring different experiences and different expectations, but they all want the advantages of connections and services that will contribute to their success at UNI,” s
Student Affairs Division employees were honored for years of service at the division luncheon January 6 at Maucker Union.
Years of Service at UNI (as of December 31, 2010)
Pamela Alexander, Brian Corwin, Brent Denning, Sarah Goblirsch, Wilhelm Goecken, Dale Hartz, Michael Holmes, Melissa McClintock-Adelmund, Stacey Nelson, Kristie VanDyk
Oversight of UNI Employee Wellness has been moved from Wellness and Recreation Services, within the Division of Student Affairs, to Human Resource Services, within the Division of Administration and Finance, where it can be more closely aligned with employee health benefits. Wellness and Recreation Services will, of course, continue to offer its wide variety of programs and services available to both UNI students and employees.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the sale of bonds to partially fund the new Apartment Housing complex. Bond proceeds of $15,200,000 and $5,790,000 in residence system funds will pay for the project. Phase one construction of the first building is scheduled for completion in 2012. Phase two will be completed in 2013 when the second building will be ready for occupancy.
Effective immediately, Student Disabilities Services will report to the Office of the Dean of Students. Ashley Brickley will continue to coordinate the office, and Joseph Bishop, Disability Specialist and Karen Phillips, Secretary III, will continue in their roles. The unit will continue to be housed adjacent to Counseling Services on the second floor of the Student Health Clinic. Brickley will report to Jon Buse, and Phillips and Bishop will report to Brickley.