April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A series of events have been planned to educate the community and elevate awareness of sexual assault prevention. UNI Violence Intervention Services, under the leadership of Mark Rowe, Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Coordinator, is a community partner in April events.
UNI Violence Intervention Services website: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/sexualabuse/
The Gary Community School Corporation, Gary, Indiana, brought 30 students to visit UNI for their annual recruiting trip Thursday-Friday, March 25-26. The group included juniors and seniors.
University of Northern Iowa had an impact on students participating in the Make Me a World in Iowa event. The annual event is a 2-day festival that highlights African American arts, culture and contributions through education, awareness and preservation. It was held at the Polk County Convention Complex in late January.
The campus community is welcome to attend an upcoming program organized by the Student Affairs Diversity committee. â€œCall to action: A more inclusive campusâ€ will be presented Tuesday, March 30, 1 â€“ 2:30 p.m., and again on Wednesday, March 31, 10 â€“ 11:30 a.m., at Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. This is the seventh program in the Insights for Effectiveness series.
The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the spring 2010 edition of Facts For Faculty newsletter http://www.uni.edu/finaid/faculty_newsletter/Facts_for_Faculty_Newslette.... The newsletter provides financial aid information to assist faculty and staff in their work and communication with students.
Kristin Woods, Coordinator of New Student Programs in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, announced today the Pathfinder staff for the 2010 Jump Start program. The student leaders listed below excelled in a competitive interview process.
The University of Northern Iowa Multicultural Teaching Alliance and Muchas Manos Light Work have teamed up to promote a cause that will benefit the people of Haiti. An account has been established at Veridian Credit Union, and it will be open now through March 12.
The Iowa committee for employer support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Lisa Krausman, Manager of Rialto Dining at University of Northern Iowa, was honored with a Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve.
The Black History Month film series continues Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24, with the viewing of "The War Years and The Civil Rights Movement." This 3-disc DVD set includes original documentaries, dramatizations, government films, interviews, and historical footage made between 1937 and 1997. The event will be held in the CME lobby in Maucker Union.
Kari Dirksen, a University of Northern Iowa junior studying leisure, youth, and human services, was named the spring 2010 recipient of the $500 Wellness and Recreation Services Scholarship. Dirksen, from Le Mars, is a student employee with UNI's Wellness and Recreation Services working as a facility manager, rock wall supervisor and outdoor recreation office assistant.