Northern Iowa Student Government

UNI I Am A Hero - Catherine Palczewski

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 08:33

This week's UNI I Am A Hero is Catherine Palczewski!

"Beyond being an extraordinarily dedicated faculty member, Cate is the most brilliant, passionate and loving woman we have encountered in our last four years at the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to teaching classes which range in focus from gender issues to social protest to research methods, she is also a former debate coach. We are both fortunate to be products of her coaching and academic, professional and personal advising.

Through interacting with her throughout our tenure at UNI we have learned that while seeking Cate's advise on professional or academic pursuits may not result in getting an easy answer, we will always be infinitely more enriched if we follow her advise (e.g. Any student at UNI: Cate, I'm writing a research paper on ANY SUBJECT IN THE WORLD, have you read anything or could you suggest any literature or resources? Any given student will leave her office with either a stack of books or a list of resources to utilize).  

Her contributions to UNI are perhaps only matched by her legendary or perhaps mythical status to those in the debate community. She is consistently called upon to aid in the facilitation of the National Debate Tournament due to her expansive knowledge of debate and her ability to ensure order is maintained.

Cate's enduring passion and devotion to knowledge and societal progress is genuinely remarkable and worthy of hero status. It should be also noted that she is a 4.6 in overall quality on Rate My Professor AND is the recipient of the coveted chili pepper for hotness. While we believe she deserves a 4.9/5 (5's don't exist), we wholeheartedly support her as a chili pepper." - Rhonda Greenway and Allie Chase

Congratulations, Cate, on your nomination!

Don't forget to nominate your friends and co-workers to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Simply go to the UNI I Am A Hero page located on the left side of our site ( and fill out the form.

Go Panthers!

Missing Something?

By: Spencer Walrath on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 19:32

Did you leave something on the Safe Ride this weekend? Perhaps a backpack, keys, and/or phone? If so, be sure to call MET Transit, operators of the Safe Ride, at 319.234.5714.

Events of the Week - 1/23 to 1/29

By: mojohn on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 08:54

Monday, January 23 - 9/11 Film Series - Free Speech in Times of National Crisis
7 PM - Center for Multicultural Education
As part of an ongoing 9/11 film series, there will be a screening of the film Watch What You Say: Free Speech in Times of National Crisis will be followed by a discussion of free speech rights.

Thursday, January 26 - Gay/Straight Alliance Improv Troupe
8 PM - Maucker Union Coffeehouse
Come to the preview of Unity Week this Thursday! Two men from Minnapolis, one gay and one straight, will bring you a night full of fun improv and educational interactions with a Q and A as a follow up.

Friday, January 27 - Campus Forum on the State of Higher Education in America with Bruce Braley
1-2 PM - Center for Multicultural Education, Maucker Union
Congressman Bruce Braley will be on campus to hold a forum on the current state of higher education.  Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend to address questions like What are the greatest challenges facing US colleges and universities?, How can student aid programs be improved?, Is Congress making wise investments in university research and campus infrastructure?, and Is the content in the classroom and research on campus keeping up with global demand for graduates with specific knowledge and skills?

Friday, January 27 - The Magic Flute with UNI School of Music
7:30 PM - Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Mozart’s Masterpiece, first performed just two months before his death the Magic Flute contains High nobility and some of the most soprano arias of all time.  Mozart’s combination of Masonic subtexts and comic buffoonery made this one of his most popular opera’s. Featuring the remarkable talents of the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music, this production will stir your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Saturday, January 28 - UNI Dance Marathon Dodgeball Tournament
Noon to 6 PM - Upper Level WRC (Gyms 5-7)
UNI Dance Marathon will host its first Dodgeball Tournament this weekend. The tournament will consist of teams of six and cost is $5 per person, due at arrival. Registration forms can be picked up in the Student Involvement Activity Center, in the upper level of Maucker Union, and are due no later than Thursday, Jan. 26.

Events of the Week 1/16-1/22

By: Adam Shannon on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:20

Friday, January 20thNorthern Iowa Legislative Update

Please join NISG in welcoming State Relations Officer Jeneane Beck! This Friday she will host the first legislative update of 2012 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM in the Center for Multicultural Education.


Friday, January 20th Cedar Valley Legislative Forum
Once again your local senators and representatives will be participating in legislative forums throughout the legislative session. This first forum, held this Friday from 4:30-6:30 PM will cover the topic area of human services. Additional information on this forum and/or future forums is available under the lobbying tab. All forums will be held at AEA 267 on Cedar Heights Drive in Cedar Falls.


Apply to be the Chief Justice of the NISG Judicial Branch

By: Spencer Walrath on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 15:03

Chief Justice Clopton will be stepping down as the current Chief Justice on the Judicial Branch of NISG. With that, it means that NISG is looking for someone to fill his spot. If you wish to apply, simply fill out this form. The application is currently closed, contact Spencer Walrath for further information.

The NISG Justices are appointed to office by the President and approved by a two-thirds vote of the Senate. Justices serve for the duration of their enrollment at the university unless they resign at an eariler time. The Supreme Court meets as necessary to deal with matters related to constitutional descrepencies of the NISG executive or legislative branches and student organizations recognized by NISG.

During the application process, you might want to familiarize yourself with some previous documents or contact any of the justices.