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Monday, Oct 29, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPRING 2013 COURSE CATALOG AVAILABLENEW

The spring 2013 Course Catalog is now available. You can link to it from the Registrar's website http://www.uni.edu/registrar/schedule-of-classes or find it in MyUNIverse. 

IMPROVEMENTS TO MYUNIVERSE NAVIGATIONNEW

Changes have been made in MyUNIverse to allow easier navigation for students. The Student Center pagelet has been moved to My Page and the tab has been eliminated. The Academics and Finances tabs have been consolidated into the new Resources tab. The Forms & Requests links are now available in the Student Center pagelet on My Page. The What's New box has been moved to My Page and renamed What's New in MyUNIverse. Instructions for customizing MyUNIverse are online. http://www.uni.edu/sis/sites/default/files/Customizing_your_My_Page_JOBAID.pdf  Read more on the SIS websitehttp://www.uni.edu/sis/content/f5clearcache

VIOLENT INCIDENT DEFENSE STRATEGIES (V.I.D.S.)NEW

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions starting Nov. 1, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/vids.shtml Contact Lt. Joe Tyler joseph.tyler@uni.edu or Officer Chad Walderbach chad.walderbach@uni.edu for additional information.

SENATOR HARKIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAMNEW

Katharine Jones will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in the Old Gold Room, MAU to discuss federal internship opportunities in Sen. Harkins's state and Washington, D.C. offices.

CAMPUS COOLINGNEW

Physical Plant staff will begin shutting down building cooling systems on Thursday, Oct. 25. Due to the warmer than normal weather, this transition has been delayed from the normal timeframe. Once this work is complete, cooling will no longer be available. Contact Mike Zwanziger or Ron Hall at 273-4400 with any questions.

WEBINAR ON HAZING WILL OFFER PREVENTION STRATEGIESNEW

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and HPELS will host a webinar "Hazing: Leading and Responding with Solutions," from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7. Participants will gain valuable tools and strategies to confront and prevent hazing. The cost of the webinar is $25. To register, visit the CVP website.  www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/cvp/register.asp

CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD SPEAKERNEW

In 2010, Ginny Carroll founded the Circle of Sisterhood, a charity with a mission to uplift girls and women from poverty and oppression through education. The Panhellenic Council will host Ginny Carroll at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Lang Auditorium.

STUDY ABROAD RANKINGNEW

UNI's Study Abroad Center's Capstone in Southern Italy was named a Top Pick in the 2012 Abroad101 Study Abroad Rankings. The rankings were determined based on the 16,000 student reviews hosted on Abroad101. http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/

STOP & SERVE

Everyone has five minutes to give. Stop & Serve, a new program sponsored by the Student Involvement Center, provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities for students. Stop by Maucker Union for however long you have to give. There is no time commitment required. All projects are easy and fun, so bring friends, enjoy free treats and do some good for the community. Click here for details.

WINTER SEASON AND CYCLINGNEW

As Thanksgiving break approaches, motorcyclists are reminded that during snow season, motorcycles must be stored off campus. Cycles left on campus hinder the snow removal process. Bicycles should be secured to racks, not to hand rails, trees or poles. The best practice is to take your bike home for the winter season.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

LAST DAY TO DROP A SECOND HALF-SEMESTER COURSE WITHOUT AN "F"NEW

Friday, Nov. 9 is the last day to drop a second half-semester course without an "F." This must be completed by 5 p.m.

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

Friday, Nov. 9 is the last day to change a second half-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.

GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOV. 2

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

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.