In an effort to support the UNI Diversity Mission to create and maintain an inclusive educational environment, The Office of Student Disability Services is offering a workshop for all UNI Student Organization officers and their members to discuss and provide recommendations for accessibility for all UNI Student Organization sponsored events, programs and meetings. The workshop is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the State College room in Maucker Union.
The UNI Office of Career Services held the 36th annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators from February 1-5, 2012, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. The UNI Overseas Fair has served nearly 25,000 educators since it began in 1976. This year, over 120 American international K-12 schools from 70+ countries attended the event, as well as 700 elementary and secondary educators. This was the largest number of people to ever attend this event.
UNI welcomes admitted students to campus February 17 and 24 for Up-Close, an event coordinated by Admissions. UNI Up-Close gives admitted students the opportunity to explore the UNI experience and facilities in an in-depth format.
The event is a campus-wide effort to give students more information about majors, student activities, academic resources, social opportunities, and the lifestyle of students living on campus. A lunch in UNI’s award-winning dining centers helps students complete the picture of what their live will be like next fall.
Five members of the UNI community were recently honored as recipients of the Diversity Matters Award. President Ben Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson presented the awards at the Annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity on February 1, 2012. The award seeks to recognize exceptional contributions to the achievement of the university’s diversity-related goals. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the President’s Diversity Council, chaired by Vice President Terry Hogan.
More than 185 UNI students volunteered Monday, January 16, as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Student participation has doubled each year since 2010. Volunteer crews helped at Country View Nursing Home, Grout Museum, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Hospitality House, Catholic worker House, Stork’s Nest, Angel House and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE).