The Walrath-Goldsmith administration officially took office today! Everyone is already getting busy ingesting massive amounts of coffee and tea, decorating their desks, coordinating their schedules, and taking periodic dance breaks. The executive team couldn't be more excited to get down to work and serve students during the duration of the coming year. Be sure to stop by the NISG office and say hi! We can't wait to see you all.
Fall Registration for current UNI students starts on Tuesday! Full information about how to register is available on the Registrar's website: http://www.uni.edu/registrar/. Your registration date and time is listed online in the MyUNIverse Student Center: http://myuniverse.uni.edu In addition, many students have found it helpful to use the new planner and shopping cart features of the system. These features allow students to set an entire example academic career instead of a single semester. In addition, students can add courses from their planner to the shopping cart easily.
As with any new system, students may need help adjusting to the changes. Students can go to open labs where registrar staff are available to answer any questions. Open lab times are posted here: http://www.uni.edu/registrar/fall-2011-registration-open-lab-sessions Open labs will be located in Gilchrist throughout the registration period and in Maucker on the first day of registration for each classification (April 5, April 7, April 12, and April 18). There is also help available online: MyUNIverse > Student Center > Help
As part of the process of preparing for advance registration in the new SIS, the project team recently performed a series of "stress" tests to see how the new system would handle demands placed on it. The most recent tests show that the new system will handle up to 4,000 concurrent users; the current SIS handles 300. In addition, registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that first lady Michelle Obama will speak at UNI's spring commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, in the UNI-Dome. The university will consolidate three ceremonies into one to provide all graduates the opportunity to be addressed by the first lady.
The Northern Iowa Student Government Senate will meet this Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00PM in the Maucker Union University Room. On the agenda this week are a number of bills including the FY 2012 Budget. The allocations listed on the Budget are just proposed; they are not final until voted on by the NISG Senate next week.
If you have concerns about the proposed allocations, please contact your Senator so he/she may bring up your issues on the floor of the Senate. A list of Senators is available on the Legislative page. http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/legislative-branch
The Sustainability Council is seeking nominations for the UNI Creating a Responsible Environment (CARE) awards. You are encouraged to nominate a student, faculty, staff, student organization or department for their efforts in demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability. Nomination information can be found at
Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 8, 2011. Award winners will be recognized at the annual Sustainability Forum on Thursday, April 21, 2011. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.