Three of the four recipients of this year's Regents Staff Excellence Awards are from the Student Affairs Division:Tim Bakula, associate director of the Office of Student Financial Aid; Rosanne L. Lang, dining unit manager, Rialto dining; and Lyn Redington, director of residence life.
NOH8 (No Hate) Campaign is a photographic silent protest which resulted from the Proposition 8 passed in California amending the state Constitution ban same-sex marriage. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced. The University of Northern Iowa, UNI Proud, ONE Iowa, UNI Feminist Action League, and the Northern Iowa Democrats are joining together to provide a free NOH8 photo shoot at UNI. The photo shoot is set for December 6th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballrooms.
The Division of Student Affairs annually recognizes exemplary performance of its staff with the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. The award honors division employees who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations.
Nominations are now being sought for the Diversity Matters Awards which are given annually at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity held in the spring of each year. The awards recognize the dedication and service to the University of Northern Iowa in advancement of its diversity-related goals. All faculty, staff, students and community members are eligible to be nominated. Nominations may be made by students, staff, and faculty; self-nominations will be accepted. Nomination forms can be downloaded here and are due by December 11, 2012.
Graduate students from the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs Program at UNI found themselves in Madison, Wisconsin November 4-6 for the NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Region IV-E Conference. Students were afforded the opportunity through the partnership the PSE program has with the student affairs division at UNI. NASPA was founded in 1919 and since then has more than 13,000 members, in all 50 states, and 29 countries.