Northern Iowa Student Government

Events of the Week

By: Spencer Walrath on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 08:19

It's finally HOMECOMING!!! Be sure to check out a list of all the Homecoming events at

Wednesday, October 5 - Panther Pride Lunch
11AM-1PM - Campanile Plaza
Enjoy a free meal co-sponsored by NISG and CAB, served to you by members of your student government! You can also vote for your favorite chalk drawings from the residence hall competition.

Thursday, October 6 - National Student Day
4-6PM - University Book and Supply
It's party-time at University Book & Supply as we celebrate UNI students and their community service. We'll have music, games, prizes and FREE food for UNI students and will announce the winners in the Community Service hours contest that ran throughout September.

Thursday, October 6 - Second Annual Homecoming Traditions Challenge Amazing Race
5:30PM check in, race3 starts at 6PM - Alumni House
Teams of five will compete in an amazing race challenge across campus. Teams will receive picture clues that point them in right direction of where to go. When teams make it to the correct destination, teams will take a group picture to complete a challenge in the Traditions Challenge. This year be prepared to only have a minute to win it at designated locations! Regiester at

Saturday, October 8 - Panther Festival
11AM-1PM - Corner of College St. and W 23rd St.
A family friendly event featuring UNI student organizations, inflatable games, food and fun! Be sure to stop by the NISG booth for cookies and punch!

Saturday, October 8 - UNI Football v. Indiana State

UNI Am A Hero - Celeste Bembry

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 06:55

Our first ever UNI Hero is Celeste Bembry!

"Celeste is a positive, very upbeat staff member (Student Recruitment & Retention Coordinator in the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences)

Her engaging personal style makes recruits and their families--as well as current students, faculty and staff--feel valued and engaged in campus life. She is always cheering others on, injecting her faith-filled, natural ray-of-sunshine personality into everythign she does, particularly including her involvement with fellow musicians.

The impact of her interactions on all students, faculty and staff--particularly students of color--is profound, energizing and consistently uplifting.

She's one of my heroes, that's for sure!" - Drake Martin

Congratulations Celeste on your nomination!

Don't forget to nominate your friends and co-workers to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Write a brief statement that details why they are a hero, include their name and email address or phone number, and email it to

Go Panthers!

Events of the Week - 9/26 to 10/2

By: mojohn on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 10:03

Tuesday, September 27 - Power of the Purse
12-1 PM - Maucker Union Ballroom
The Power of the Purse is a free financial seminar for women.  Presentation and discussion topics will include financial aid, purchasing a house, purchasing insurance, budgeting, and basic investing.  (Registration for this event has passed.)

Thursday, September 29 - Elevator Pitch Competition
4 PM - Business and Community Services
Come watch UNI students in the Fourth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition as they compete for a chance to move on to the national competition in Forth Worth, TX! These students will be giving the sales pitch in the amount of time it takes to ride a skyscraper elevator.

Thursday, September 29 - Mooz-lum
7-10 PM - Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union
Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil and Dorian Missick star in a groundbreaking new film about a Muslim boy who comes of age while in college against a politically charged 9/11 backdrop, with deep personal and familial traumas to overcome, and a search for identity that must reconcile his own difficult history with his new changed reality. The film's writer/director, Qasim "Q" Basir, will lead a discussion following the showing. Hosted in part by the Northern Iowa Student Government, Campus Activities Board, and the Center for Multicultural Education.

Sabin Rededication

By: Spencer Walrath on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 07:58

Hey Panthers!

Be sure to stop by Sabin Hall from 1-3 today for the Rededication Ceremony! Grab a snack, get a tour of the facility, and celebrate the completion of Sabin's renovation.

-Spencer Walrath, President

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