The Center for Violence Prevention will host a Victim Service Institute. Roger Canaff, anti-violence advocate and legal expert, will present “Balancing Victim Services with Threats Posed by Repeat Offenders: Best Practices for Keeping Your Campus Safe” and “Understanding and Working with Counter-Intuitive Victim Behavior." Kristina Korbov, director of prosecutor education, Indianapolis, will present “Did Yardley Love Have to Die: College Dating Violence, Institutional Response, and Victim Blaming” and one break-out session titled “Laying the Groundwork for a Winnable Case."
On Monday, October 3, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Cedar Valley community in showing support for all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by wearing purple clothing or purple ribbons. Many are touched, directly or indirectly, by this epidemic. You can give voice to this issue on Go Purple Day. For assistance and support, visit: http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices.
Help Alpha Xi Delta raise awareness and research funds for Autism Speaks. Events include a basket auction, carnival games, food and more. Form a team of up to five people to compete in the Puzzlepalooza Challenge, a puzzle competition. Cost is $5 per person to participate and all funds raised will benefit Autism Speaks.
You may choose to visit the UNI campus on a Saturday morning when you and your family can attend a group presentation and a campus tour. There will be information sessions for both high school and transfer students. This option is intended for students who do not need individual counseling, but instead want an overview of admission requirements, academic majors, costs and campus life. After the presentation you and your family are invited to be our guests for lunch at the Piazza, one of UNI's recently renovated dining centers.
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.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy Pop-Tarts pastries ice cream creations thanks to UNI freshman, Karelyn Phol, who entered Kellogg's online Pop-Tarts Pop It Forward contest. Outdoor campus festival will feature entertainment and games.
Attend college open houses, athletic events, the Family Feast Tailgate and many special activities for the entire UNI family!
Wellness and Recreation Services hosts the UNI Alcohol Screeing Day for prevention of alcohol abuse and dependency. Complete the alcohol screening and your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes from Taco Johns, Pizza Ranch, Coldstone and I-tunes. The screening is confidential and takes only 10-15 minutes. For more information contact Mark Rowe-Barth at 319-273-3423.
Employers will conduct interviews that will be scheduled during the UNI Fall Career Fair.
News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist and lecturer Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach, and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination. The essential coalition for an American political power base of color is unity and cooperation between brown and black peoples, Luciano argues. A new united front is needed that will shift the balance of power by building a lobby for education, housing, jobs and culture.