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Division of Student Affairs staff - Paul Sapp, Kathy Green, and Bryant Dowd - were among those honored with the 2014 Diversity Matters Award.

Students play life size boardgames in celebration of their return to UNI.

TC poses with students at the annual Welcome Week Picnic.

First year students take it all in at first-ever Panther Kick-Off in McLeod Center.

Director of Admissions Christie Kangas enjoys a moment with colleagues at her recent retirement reception.

Director of University Health Services Kathy Green celebrates with colleagues at her recent retirement reception

The UNI Admissions Office took the plunge for baby Landon in the fountain outside of Maucker Union.

President and Mrs. Ruud join NISG leaders and staff from Recreation, Facilities and Student Affairs to "Flip the Switch" on newly lighted recreation fields during Welcome Week.

Vice President Terry Hogan recognizes Assistant Director of Financial Aid Juanita Wright for almost 40 years of service to UNI students.

Students explore downtown Cedar Falls at "Panthers on Main."

Rainbow Reception welcomes LGBT* students

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The fourth annual Rainbow Reception was held on September 11th, 2013. The event featured 20 resource tables and attracted approximately 60 participants. Dean of the Students, Leslie Williams, spoke at the start of the reception about UNI’s success in opening the first LGBT* Student Center on campus and highlighted the updates to the Safe Zone Ally training program, which will now include an in-person component. President Bill Ruud also welcomed the LGBT* community back to campus saying that UNI is a place where you come to be you.

UNI hosts Iowa's Statewide Military and Veterans Conference

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

On Monday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., UNI hosted Iowa’s Statewide Military and Veterans Conference for the first time. The title of this year’s conference was “Uncamouflaging Campus Diversity: Creating Transparency through Cultural Competence." Breakout sessions covered issues such as how to best serve those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, how military culture brings diversity to our campus and community, how to support military family members on campus, and several other topics.  Over 200 people attended the conference.

Rialto, Piazza, and Prexy's receive Blue Zone Restaurant Certification

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

UNI’s dining centers, the Rialto and the Piazza, as well as Prexy's restaurant in Maucker Union, were awarded the Blue Zones Restaurant Certification. This designation is given to restaurants that complete a specific set of criteria by implementing changes that create a healthy dining environment. Some of UNI’s efforts include serving healthy sides with entrees, making half portions available, and providing nutritional informational as a part of the online menus.

Counseling Center staff receive training on working with military and veteran students

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Veteran Student Services Coordinator Julia Heuer and six members of the Counseling Center staff -- Priscilla Villarreal, Jennifer Murra, Stephanie Germann, Stephanie Harken, Gretchen Honsell, and David Towle -- traveled to Illinois State University in May to attend a training session on working with military service members and veterans on campus.

Connolly named Rising Star by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Jenny Connolly, Assistant Director of Admissions, was named an Iowa Rising Star by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling during the May 19-21 state conference held in Sioux City, IA.  The award recognizes and encourages the work of admission counselors in their first five years in the profession who are impacting and creating new programs for students in transition.

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