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Monday, Oct 22, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCING THE PANTHER CAUCUSNEW

Panther Caucus is a new program including alumni, students and friends working to increase public and legislative support for UNI. Regular emails highlighting UNI's programs, impact to Iowa and other university highlights will be posted on the alumni website. http://www.unialum.org/panther-caucus

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING THIS WEEKNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City, Oct. 24-25. Agenda items include the universities' Economic Development and Tech Transfer Reports, proposed 2013-14 tuition and fees, strategic plan progress reports and more. To see the full agenda, visit the BOR website. http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings/DocketMemos/12Memos/October2012/october2012docket.htm

UNI ALERT TEXT-MESSAGE SOFTWARE UPDATENEW

UNI Alert text messages will now come to your cell phone from one of two phone numbers: 23177 or 63079. Please take a moment now to add "UNI Alert" as a contact with those phone numbers in your cell phone address book.

JAMES LEACH WILL DISCUSS CIVILITY OCT. 26NEW

UNI will host James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the Commons Ballroom. He will present "Civility in 2012 and Beyond" in conjunction with UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground series. Read the news release for details. 

http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/james-leach-to-visit-uni-as-part-of-reaching-for-higher-ground-series

MAJORS IN MINUTES, OCT. 23NEW

Changing your major? Want to learn more about your current major? Looking for a minor? Majors in Minutes is a speed-dating approach to learning about the various programs at UNI. Students interested in a major will visit with senior students in that major for seven minutes. Visit as many or as few stations as you like. This come-and-go event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 23, in the Ballrooms, MAU. http://www.uni.edu/advising/majors-minutes

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTHNEW

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. The second of two videos from "Securing the Human," is now available. https://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/ncsam It offers tips on securing your home WiFi setup. Please take five minutes to watch and learn.

INSIGHTS FOR EFFECTIVENESS: STEREOTYPES, PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATIONNEW

Kim and Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss the basis of stereotypes and prejudice from neuroscience and social psychological perspectives from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 and from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The focus will be on understanding stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination processes, and reflecting on aspects of those processes that are under our direct control in personal, work and social settings. Register online by noon, Oct. 26.  http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/insights-fall2012

STATISTICAL HELP AND SPSS SHORT COURSENEW

A free hands-on course on using SPSS will be held at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct 25 and at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in 110 WRT. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL Contact Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu to RSVP or to schedule appointments.

A LOOK AT UNI'S FINANCIAL STATUSNEW

David Vaudt, state auditor, will discuss UNI's finances at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Maucker Union. His presentation will cover how to read and understand a university budget. The presentation is hosted by NISG, and is open to students, faculty and staff. 

A PEEK AT THIS WEEK'S CAMPUS EVENTSNEW

This week's events include everything from the Clothesline Project to a Halloween Dance to a football game. Check out this week's events on the University Calendar of Events.

http://www.uni.edu/unicalendar/calendar/2012-W43
GOV. BRANSTAD WILL ATTEND BLUE ZONES PROJECT CAMPUS KICKOFFNEW

Gov. Branstad will attend the UNI campus kick-off event for the Blue Zones Project™ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, outside of Maucker Union near the fountain. Exhibits will promote awareness of healthy habits. Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, giveaways and entertainment. This event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Rain location is the Ballroom, MAU.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOV. 2NEW

Fall 2012 Commencement will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15. Degree candidates for December 2012 must complete an application for graduation and the commencement RSVP by Friday, Nov. 2, to ensure inclusion in the commencement program. Learn more about graduation and commencement on the registrar's website. http://www.uni.edu/registrar/graduation-and-commencement

LAST DAY TO CHANGE FULL-SEMESTER COURSE TO OR FROM PASS/FAILNEW

Friday, Oct. 26 is the last day to change a full-semester course to or from a pass/fail grading basis. Students wishing to make this change can fill out and submit the Audit and Pass/Fail Request form, found on the registrar's website. http://www.uni.edu/registrar/registration-audit-and-pass-fail-request

LAST DAY TO DROP A FULL-SEMESTER COURSE WITHOUT AN "F," "W"

Friday, Oct. 26 is the last day to drop a full-semester course without an "F." Tuesday, Oct. 23 is the last day to drop a second half-semester course without a "W." Both must be completed by 5 p.m.

LAST DAY TO FILE A CHANGE OF REGISTRATION WITH NO CHARGE NEW

Tuesday, Oct. 23 is the last day to file a change of registration with no charge for a second half-semester course. This must be completed by 5 p.m.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.

REGISTRAR

Academic information and deadlines.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT CENTER

Student Involvement Center - Information about student organizations, events and service opportunities.