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Monday, Sep 17, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGSNEW

UNI maintains its rank among the top Midwest public universities on the U.S. News & World Report list. UNI is ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, and is ranked No. 22 on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities. The news release is available in the UNI Newsroom

UNI CAREER FAIR AND INTERVIEW DAY

Students are encouraged to attend the UNI Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the McLeod Center. More than 120 organizations and graduate/professional schools will talk with UNI students. The UNI Interview Day is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Students need to arrange interviews at the Career Fair.

PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSION MONDAY, SEPT. 17 NEW

The Peace Corps offers the experience of a lifetime. Attend the information session at 4 p.m., Sept. 17, in 15 SAB and learn about life on the ground as a volunteer, the benefits of Peace Corps service and the application process. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

OUT WEEK 2012NEW

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers is hosting its annual Out Week starting Sept. 17. The purpose of the event is to encourage student atheists to “come out,” as well as raise money for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. For more information and a complete list of all Out Week events, visit the Out Week website.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIRNEW

The UNI Study Abroad Center will host the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the ballroom, MAU. The U.S. Department of State will assist with passport application, both new and renewals. Humble Travel Services will take free passport photos. Visit the study abroad website for details. 

STOP & SERVE - EVERYONE HAS 5 MINUTES TO GIVENEW

Stop & Serve, a new event sponsored by the Student Involvement Center, provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities for students. No time commitment is required. Examples of projects include making fleece blankets for the Stork's Nest, hats for newborns at the hospital, bracelets for deployed troops and more. The next service date is Sept. 19. For more information, visit the Stop & Serve website.

FREE FLU SHOTSNEW

UNI Employee Wellness and the Student Health Clinic are sponsoring free flu shots for all UNI employees and students. The vaccine will only be available while supplies last. Spouses and dependents aren't eligible to receive a free flu shot. Visit the HRS website for flu shot dates and locations.

DIVERSITY MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLENEW

Diversity grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. For more information or to access the application, visit the Diversity Matters website.

NEED A DIGITAL TUTOR?NEW

Need a digital tutor in Photoshop, video, Web design or Facebook? Members from the Digital Collective, a new student organization at UNI devoted to maximizing your digital savvy, can come to your office or your house and assist with digital projects. If you want a digital tutor, visit the digital collective website or contact Valyn Reinig.

STATISTICAL HELP - SPSS SHORT COURSENEW

A free hands-on course on using SPSS will be held at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 and at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in 110 WRT. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. Contact Mark Jacobson to RSVP or schedule appointments.

DIPLOMAT FROM TAIPEI WILL VISIT UNINEW

The Office of International Programs will host the director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago. Baushuan Ger will lecture from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in 109 CBB. For more information, visit the international programs' website.

BEAT CANCER SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLENEW

Beat cancer shirts are now available to order for $10 each, in black or pink. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For an extra $5, you can have the shirts mailed to you; otherwise pick them at the Alumni House on Oct. 3 or 4.

FAMILY WEEKENDNEW

UNI Family Weekend is Sept. 28-30. Families can visit college open houses, attend a tailgate, see a chemistry magic show, watch world class jugglers and cheer on the Panthers.

THE LATEST INFORMATION AND EVENTS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEINGNEW

Latest issues of the Student Health 101, WRS e-newsletter, and Personal Fitness e-newsletter are now posted at the WRC website. Student Health 101 is a new interactive magazine for UNI students, filled with information for a great college experience.

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.