Northern Iowa Student Government

Applications for 2010-11 Executive Team

By: Student on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 09:12

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please apply here: http://www.uni.edu/nisg/government/nisg-open-positions.

Executive Branch 2010-2011
Director of Administration and Finance
Director of Public Relations
Director of Diversity and Student Life
Director of Governmental Relations

Executive Cabinet 2010-2011
Director of Academic Initiatives
Director of Campus Involvement
Director of Diversity Affairs
Director of Environmental Affairs
Director of Graduate Student Affairs
Director of Greek Affairs: Fraternities
Director of Greek Affairs: Sororities
Director of International Student Affairs
Director of New Student Initiatives
Director of Residence Hall Relations
Webmaster

Director of Administration and Finance—The Director of Administration and Finance shall manage and coordinate the spending of allocated funds in cooperation with the Organization and Finance Committee. The Director of Administration and Finance shall also oversee the recognition of new student organizations approved by Senate.

Director of Public Relations—The Director of Public Relations oversees the Public Relations and Programming Committee. The Director of Public Relations also shall be responsible for all press relations for Northern Iowa Student Government.

Director of Diversity and Student Life—The Director of Diversity and Student Life shall be responsible for the enhancement of student life through academic and social venues and shall promote the recognition and appreciation of diversity at the University of Northern Iowa.

Director of Governmental Relations—The Director of Governmental Relations shall meet regularly with members of the state legislature and city officials to promote student interests. The Director of Governmental Relations shall keep the student body updated on activities of the state and local government.

Apply here: http://www.uni.edu/nisg/government/nisg-open-positions. For more information, contact Student Body President-Elect Joel Anderson (joeland@uni.edu) or Vice President-Elect Emma Hashman (hashmane@gmail.com) with questions.

NOTE: All applicants must supply two references (preferably people on campus; include name, position, office phone number and e-mail address). In addition, Director of Public Relations applicants must submit a writing sample, and an example of a press release for a Web site. Please e-mail these items separately to Student Body President-Elect Joel Anderson (joeland@uni.edu) and Vice President-Elect Emma Hashman (hashmane@gmail.com). Use “Position_Name” for the subject-line.

Applications are due March 22, 2010 no later than 5 p.m.

Events to check out this week

By: Student on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 18:29

'LOVE, LIFE AND REDEMPTION' -- rescheduled for March 6 :In "Love, Life & Redemption" poetry comes to life in vignettes that embody the many colors of the human experience. The cast of eight professional actors represent four different ethnic groups and five countries. This play is to promote diversity on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., in Lang Auditorium.

Free and open to the public. Live performance by JasCat Jazz Band and UNI-DE Dance Team.

http://www.gpcollegeentertainment.com/artist_details.php?id=82

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Latino Ball -- March 6th
8 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom
DJ Tony Guzman
Come for music, refreshments, dancing, and fun!

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Kappa Sigma’s 2nd Annual Dodging for Diabetes -- March 7
Help to support Juvenile Diabetes Research by participating in Kappa Sigma's 2nd Annual Dodging for Diabetes event on Sunday, March 7th, starting at 10:30 a.m. With brackets for both competitive and recreational play available, teams of 6 will battle it out through the game of dodge ball! $5 per participant, with proceeds supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Any questions? Contact Colton Christner cchristner08@gmail.com or Brody White (whitebac@uni.edu)

Legislative Update

By: Student on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 18:25

UNI State Relations Officer Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 5, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman

By: Student on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 13:41

Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Thursday, March 4. Kullman will be the inaugural speaker for a new distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders at 2 p.m., in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kullman, 53, is the 19th executive to lead the company in DuPont's 207-year history. She became CEO on Jan. 1, 2009, and chair of the board on Dec. 31, 2009. Also in 2009, Kullman ranked No. 7 on both Fortune and Forbes lists of most powerful women.

"It's a great honor and a rare opportunity to have a world business leader of Ellen Kullman's caliber on campus," said UNI President Ben Allen. "She will be able to share her perspective on the world business climate and the challenges of corporate leadership today. This is an invaluable opportunity to enrich the educational experience for our students, and the broader community."

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

DuPont also is the parent company of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., headquartered in Johnston, Iowa.

Constitutional Changes Results

By: Student on Thu, 02/25/2010 - 10:10

The following changes to the NISG Constitution were approved:

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Cezar updating the Constitution to include the Director of Diversity and Student Life as an Executive Officer? (567 yes - 73 no)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate regarding the impeachment and removal of members of NISG? This change means that the NISG Supreme Court will no longer have appellate jurisdiction in matters of impeachment and removal? This power will be exercised by the NISG Senate. (468-161)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of Executive Orders? This change means that the NISG President will be able to use an executive order to create and appoint people to committees, dismiss NISG executive officers, and call special meetings of the NISG Senate. (497-128)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn updating the NISG Constitution to refer to the NISG Election Rules instead of the NISG By-Laws for matters regarding elections? (544-61)

Do you agree with the NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the changing of the University At-Large Senate seats? This change means that NISG will elect one University At-Large senator for each 2,000 UNI students and will elect two of these senators in the fall. (569-46)

Do you agree with NISG Constitutional changes that were approved by the Senate and signed by President Haselhuhn regarding the creation of a paid Executive Officer in charge of lobbying and external affairs with the state and local government? (473-141)

For more information on these bills, see www.uni.edu/nisg/news/constitutional-changes-ballot/387