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Blake Findley and Kara Poppe were recognized as 2015 recipients of the Lux Service Award at the commencement ceremony

Recipients of the Outstanding Student Leader Award which recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated dedication and leadership through their involvement in one or more campus activities

Recipients of the Servant Leadership Award, an award designed to recognize students of any age who demonstrate servant leadership

Student Affairs staff from Health and Recreation Services and Student Wellness Services take the "It's on Us" pledge, a national campaign to stop sexual assault.

UNI Students at UNI Day, a day at the State Capitol to advocate for UNI

UNI's Dance Marathon raises a record breaking $278,135.04 for the Blank Children's Hospital

Students putting together meals for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Division of Student Affairs staff - Kristi Marchesani and Heather Place - were among those honored with the 2015 Diversity Matters Award.

Heather Place, graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs, was the selected speaker at recent graduate commencement ceremony

“Exploring Student Engagement” and “Violence Prevention and Support: What’s Your Role?” sponsored by the Student Affairs Professional Development Committee

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is offering two learning opportunities in September.  Nick Rafanello, Assistant Director of Residence Life, will be presenting “Exploring Student Engagement” on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education.  Joan Thompson, Health Educator and Victim Services Advocate, and Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director of Student Wellness, will be presenting “Violence Prevention and Support: What’s Your Role?” on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Weekend to be held on October 17-19, 2014

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

On October 17-19, families of UNI students will come to campus to get a snapshot of their students’ new homes.  Each of the academic colleges will be sponsoring tours, picnics and interactive presentations for the students’ and families.  Additional activities include the Family Feast Tailgate at the dining centers, the Tony Award-winning musical “Camelot,” and UNI football versus South Dakota State.  For a full and complete schedule or further information, visit  Additionally, you may contact Kristin Woods a

UNI-National Coalition Building Institute launches "Controversial Issues"

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

In recognition of its 5th year on the UNI Campus, UNI-National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is launching a new, shorter workshop entitled “Controversial Issues” on October 28, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. The workshop will apply NCBI principles to develop leadership skills to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts. I would encourage anyone available to participate. One need not have attended previous NCBI workshops to participate in this one.

Team attends national institute on learning communities

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A team comprised of ten UNI faculty and staff participated in the National Institute on Learning Communities at Evergreen State in Olympia, Washington. The goal of the team was to create a multi-year plan for the development of academic learning communities that will provide intentional, integrated and transformational experiences that are student-centered, faculty-led and administratively-supported. Team members consisted of:

- April Chatham-Carpenter, Interim Associate Provost & Dean, Graduate College

- Tony Smothers, Academic Advisor


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