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Fall 2012 Student Organization Fair

The Student Organization Fair is hosted by the Student Involvement Center, home to more than 300 student organizations on campus, NISG, Fraternity/Sorority Life, the Campus Activity Board (CAB), Service and Leadership programming, student radio and the Northern Iowan! Come stop by the 50+ organizations who will be hosting tables and giving out information about their organizations. Whether you are interested in sports, academics, or service, we have a group for you! Rain location will be in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union.

Stop & Serve

NEW! Everyone has 5 minutes to give!

Stop & Serve, a new event sponsored by the Student Involvement Center, provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities for students. Students have the opportunity to work on service projects focused on a variety of social issues in the community, region and nation.

Students are welcome to stop by Maucker Union for however long they have to give. There is no time commitment required. All projects are easy and fun, so bring some friends, enjoy free treats and do some good for your community!

Volunteer Tuesday

Every Tuesday, the Student Involvement Center sends students out into the community to volunteer at various service agencies. A great way to meet new friends and make a difference. Free transportation, snacks, and shirt provided. Free shuttles leave from Maucker Union - first shuttle: 2 p.m., second shuttle: 5 p.m. Sign up online.

Communication Student Association (CSA) meeting

The Communication Student Association will hold its first meeting of the fall semester. Learn about getting involved on campus, building your resume, networking opportunities and meeting other students who are searching for jobs and internships. All majors and minors are welcome, however this is a communication based student organization. CSA's mission is to prepare students with careers in communication, build potential leadership roles in various organizations and present opportunities for success. Please email unicsa2@uni.edu if you have any questions!

Hope to see you all there!!

How Inalienable Are Your Rights?

International Philosopher Fr. Nathan Cromly will challenge those in attendance to ponder the basis of human rights, and recognize how differing philosophies of lawmakers directly affect their own lives. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Cedar Valley community are welcome. This event is being sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and is being hosted by the student organization UNI Right to Life. 

Sorority House Tours

This program allows women to get a glimpse of what sorority life is like at UNI. Chapter houses will be open for tours with informal sessions at each house. Meet at Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom and recruitment guides from Rho Gamma will lead participants to each house.

QUASH (Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt)

Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt (QUASH) is a part physical, part mental, campus-wide scavenger hunt that raises awareness and funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Teams of 2-4 compete against one another and the clock to complete challenges and solve clues in an effort to be crowned the “QUASHmasters." Registration, required, begins at 5 p.m. with the event kicking off at 6 p.m.

"Homo Applicans: On Being Human in a World of Disappearing Things"

The Philosophy Club and Computer Club will host Diane Michelfelder of Macalaster College. Her lecture is titled "Homo Applicans: On Being Human in a World of Disappearing Things." The focus is on the philosophy of technology. The abstract of her lecture is as follows:

While the development of one technological artifact does not have to lead to the disappearance of another—witness the continued endurance of the acoustic guitar despite the invention of its solid-body electric cousin in the 1950s—it is often the case that one technological innovation (think digital cameras) eventually replaces another (think Kodak film or the Polaroid). What distinguishes technological development in this century, though, is less the replacement of one innovation by another but more the replacement of material things themselves by applications.

Looking at the ethical impacts of technological artifacts has long been a central concern for the philosophy of technology, but generally (as in recent debates over whether it is ethical to “moralize” technology by intentionally designing artifacts so as to privilege particular moral outcomes over others) the focus of this concern has been on material objects themselves. But what if we shift this focus of concern to the loss of physical objects and the rise of applications? What might the impacts of this transition be on our abilities to sustain ethical relations with those others in our midst?

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