Northern Iowa Student Government

UNI Am A Hero

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:54

I'm very pleased to announce that we are going to be starting a new series of posts that will be updated on this website every Tuesday.

We're calling this segment "UNI Am A Hero" and it will recognize UNI students, faculty, and staff who have taken it upon themselves to make a positive difference in their community. Whether it's picking up litter after a football game, tutoring a struggling high school student, or even warning your neighbors that their house is on fire (which a UNI student actually did this summer), Panthers are making a positive difference in the lives of their friends, family, and neighbors.

So, if you see a fellow student, faculty, or staff member stepping up to help others in their community, nominate them to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Simply send their name and phone number or email (so that we may contact them to let them know they've been named a UNI Hero) in an email to, along with a description of what makes them a hero.

Each week the NISG Executive Branch Upper Cabinet will select one of the nominees to be named a UNI Hero and post their story on our website. If we don't pick the person you nominated to be that week's hero, don't worry! We'll keep all the nominations in a pool and review them each week.

We're very excited to read about everything the Panther Nation is doing to help out their communities and families, so be sure to send a nomination to right away! And don't forget to check back on Tuesday next week to see who our first UNI Hero is!

Go Panthers!

Spencer Walrath, President