UNI Student Reading Association will be hosting its bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair in the Schindler Education Center 2nd Floor Lobby beginning Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3 daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
The new Book Bistro inside Rod Library will celebrate its grand opening. There will be a ribbon cutting, a short presentation and a special appearance from TC. The Book Bistro officially opened on Monday, Sept. 15. It specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato bisque soup and hot and cold tea as well as Starbucks coffee. The Book Bistro is a welcome addition to dining on campus as well as a highlighted feature inside Rod Library. Please join us to celebrate!
The screening is free, anonymous and open to UNI students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning about depression. Session times are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. No registration is required. Contact Gretchen Honsell at 273-2676 or at Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.
Join UNIFI for a blanket drive as part of Out Week. Participants will make fleece tie blankets for a program called From Cover to Cover in the lobby outside the ballroom. This organization provides blankets and books to kids in need.
The Multicultural Leadership Retreat is a conference geared towards helping student leaders, in multidisciplinary aspects of campus life, become better, passionate, and more effective leaders. Conference participants will engage in half a dozen workshops that will: challenge their perception of a leader; help them understand their recruitment and retention issues; learn to be more inclusive for diverse, multicultural populations; and re-ignite that passionate leader flame that is dimmed. The Multicultural Leadership Retreat is for all levels of leadership, ranging from beginner to advanced. It is FREE of charge to all who are interested. (This includes: student organizations and community groups, sororities, and fraternities; participants must be at least a junior in high school.) Breakfast/Lunch is also included. Sign-up TODAY to guarantee your shirt and lunch!
Graduating this year? The Office of the Registrar will host the Fall 2014 Graduation Fair. Take care of purchasing a cap and gown, commencement ceremony information, graduation checks, financial aid exit counseling, resume critiques, graduate school information and much more.
UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers will host the Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner and Charity Raffle. There will be a table in Maucker Union to sell raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank as a part of Out Week. Dinner is free. Need not be present to win.
Liz Funk will discuss topics focused on women including stress reduction, how to feel empowered in today's society and how to achieve goals for the right reason. She has written many books on women's issues.
The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.
This evening Panopticon: The Documentary about your Privacy will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us. The film was made in Holland and uses local examples such as their train system. The Rotterdam tram, face recognition cameras scan passengers before they can board. The purpose is to identify “unwanted” passengers but most people boarding the trolleys are completely unaware of that this invasive system not only exists but can even record your conversations. Other Dutch examples include: highways lined with cameras as part of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Then there’s Deep Packet Inspection that analyzes electronic traffic, and keeps tabs of your Internet activity.“
The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library. All series events are free and open to the public.