Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
UNI Up Close

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Please smile and say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 27. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Career Night with UNI Ad Club

Prepare for the Career Fair at a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in 115 SAB. Get LinkedIn tips, resume critiques and a professional headshot (for only $5). For details, check out the Facebook event page. 

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
RHA's Extreme BINGO is back

Win iPads, Beats, PS4, Xbox One, Jason Aldean tickets and more. Come play Bingo at 7 or 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion

A "Leadership for Diversity Inclusion" workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the CME. This workshop is part of a campuswide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a positive, interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Register soon to confirm your participation and meal needs.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
CAB will show 'Dear White People'

The Campus Activities Board will show the film "Dear White People" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. Free refreshments include popcorn, soda and trail mix.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
'Sister Act: The Musical' at Gallagher Bluedorn

See "Sister Act: The Musical" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, in the Gallagher Bluedorn. Sister Act tells the tale of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and holes up in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Get your tickets here.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
UNI BSU 90s skate party

Black History Month will kick off with a skate party from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in the lower level WRC gym courts. Wear 90s inspired clothes and skate to your favorite 90s to present-day music. Glow sticks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own glow-in-the-dark gear. Prizes will be given to best dressed in 90s clothing and the best skater!

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Study Abroad speed advising

Learn about study abroad programs from students who studied abroad, international students and program leaders at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 009 GIL. The format will be like speed dating with program representatives chatting with students who are unsure of where or if they want to go abroad.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Provost candidates scheduled for campus interviews

Candidates for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs will be visiting campus. The open forum for each candidate will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium on the following dates: Feb. 2, 4 and 9. Candidate names and vita, feedback instructions and the taped open forum sessions will be posted online approximately one week prior to each visit.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Art from the Heart fundraiser

Celebrate the arts and raise money for children in Caserio Mediagua from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Ballroom, MAU. The third annual Art from the Heart will include a silent auction, art sale, variety show and children's activities. A talent show will feature the Brazilian 2wins and Christopher the Conquered. All free-will donations will support renovating the elementary school in Caserio Mediagua.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Darwin Week 2015

UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers will host its annual Darwin Week Feb. 9-12 to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Feb. 9 and 11; and at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 12. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, diversity and religion. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Leader in Me Symposium

The Leader in Me Symposium will focus on instilling leadership as a vital component in education and unleashing the greatness of every child. Unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education, April 22 - 24. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Registration deadline extended for the Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 8th annual Graduate Student Symposium has been extended through Friday, Feb. 27. Papers and projects do not need to be completed at the time of registration. Register via the Web form available at the symposium Web page. 

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Remember the win over Wichita State

Remember the win over Wichita State with an exclusive panorama of the sold-out attendance at McLeod Center. Use code UNI20 through Friday, Feb. 6 for 20 percent off.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
BOR public hearing scheduled

The next Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
UNI DM dancer appreciation week

This week is dancer appreciation week for UNI Dance Marathon. Beck's Karaoke Benefit Night is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Beck's on the Hill. The cover charge is $5, 18+. A Black Tie Affair is from 9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Jan. 29, at Threehouse Wesley Foundation. Cost is $5 per person or $7 for couples. A dance benefit featuring nine dance teams from across Iowa will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at the GBPAC. UNI students get in free.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Film Screening: 'I Am Eleven'

A screening of the documentary "I Am Eleven," which explores the lives and thoughts of children from around the world, will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the College Square Theatre. Purchase tickets for $10 online.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Kappa Delta Pi's COE clothing sale

Kappa Delta Pi will offer College of Education apparel for sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5, in the SEC Lobby. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Gamma Phi Beta pancake breakfast

Gamma Phi Beta will host a pancake breakfast benefiting Girls On The Run from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 7, at College Hill Lutheran Church. Tickets are $5 before and $7 at the door. 

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Live Like a Student Seminar

Live Like a Student is a free, non-credit three-week course offered at a variety of times, Feb. 9 through Feb. 26, in 324 LIB. Students will explore the concepts of budgeting, financial aid, credit/credit cards and identity protection. The course includes a free T-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Register online today. 

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
CROW (Current Research on Women & Gender) Forum

The next CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 2, in 109A CME. Lisa Jepsen, economics, will present "Women and Law School" discussing the factors that influence success in the first year of law school with a special emphasis on race and gender. Jepsen will also provide aggregate statistics about UNI students who take the LSAT and apply to law school.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Join the Fight Against Cancer

If you're interested in helping plan this year's Relay For Life of UNI, attend an informational meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27 or Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Elm Room, MAU. Contact for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Cyber Security Awareness

Security awareness courses are available to all faculty, staff and students via UNI eLearning. Look for "ITS-Security: Securing The Human - Security Awareness Training 2013-2015" in your courses available list. The material is no cost to participants. Courses are optional, but highly recommended.

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
CIEP International Panther newsletter now available

The newest addition of the CIEP International Panther is now available. Read about current students, new projects, CIEP alumni, activities, special programs and more.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
MGSA Mixer

The Multicultural Graduate Student Association will host its first social mixer of the semester at 8 p.m., Jan. 27, in 009 GIL. Meet other diverse graduate (masters and doctoral) students, staff and those who support the presence of a more inclusive culture at UNI.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Register for spring fitness classes now!

Classes begin Jan. 20 for as low as $24. New classes include Cycle & Core, Kickboxing Butts & Guts, Zumba Tone, Deep Water Cardio. Favorites like Kickboxing, TRX and Yoga are also available. Sign up online or in WRC 101.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

The deadline for on-campus applications for McElroy Fellowships is Friday, Jan. 30. Candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2014 or May 2015 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years. To apply, contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Diversity Town Hall is Jan. 21

The 7th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, COM. The Diversity Fair will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Heather W. Hackman, who has taught and trained on social justice issues since 1992.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
International Opportunities Fair

The Spring 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities, financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. During the event you can renew or apply for a new passport. Details on passport application requirements are posted online or email Paula VanZee

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
CDC reports increase of flu activity

The Center for Disease Control has noted that flu activity continues to increase. If you are exhibiting flu symptoms, please remain home to avoid further spread. Tips to minimize the spread of the flu are posted onlline

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Transfer student welcome

All UNI transfer students who started in fall 2014 or spring 2015 are invited to the Transfer Student Welcome Lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the University Room, MAU. Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to connect with other new transfer students over lunch. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be provided. If you have questions about the event, contact Kristin Woods.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Library hours during MLK holiday weekend

Rod Library hours during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Student tickets now available at GBPAC

Tickets for the spring season are now on sale at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Students receive one free ticket each semester and are encouraged to order early for the best possible seating. Don't miss out on The Beach Boys, Workaholic's Adam DeVine or the Broadway-touring "Sister Act."

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Intuitive Eating four-week workshop

Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body. Meetings will be at 4 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29, in 101 WRC. Check the wellness website for details.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
2014 W-2s

Online W-2s became available Jan. 9 for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed by Jan. 15. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on how to receive your W-2 online in future years. The W-2 reflects Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 earnings. The delay some employees experienced in receiving payment for Dec. 31 payroll did not affect the W-2 totals.

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015
Conversation partner volunteers needed

The CIEP Conversation Partner Program pairs fluent English speakers with students. Partners meet a minimum of one hour each week to practice English throughout the academic year. Students have the opportunity to improve English skills, experience American culture and share their own culture. If interested, visit the CIEP website. For more information, email

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015
Business grant contest begins in January

Dream Big Grow Here is a business grant contest for students, faculty and staff to submit startup ideas for a chance to win $15,000 in total grants. The program is managed by the UNI Regional Business Center. For more information, visit the Dream Big Grow Here website. 

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Wellness/Recreation Center winter break hours

The Wellness/Recreation Center will be open during the winter/holiday break. Visit the WRC website and select Finals Week & Winter Break Hours for details. 

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Library hours during holidays and semester break

Rod Library hours during the holidays and semester break are posted online. There will be no special loans during the holidays and semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Volunteer opportunities with the Spectrum Project

Volunteer opportunities are available with the spring 2015 Spectrum Project, that combines music, movement and drama for children with different abilities. UNI students are needed to volunteer as buddies to the children in the project. More information is posted on the Spectrum Project website.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
23rd Street Market is open during break

Check the Hours of operation for 23rd Street Market through Jan. 10. With each purchase, customers will receive a free fountain drink in their own refillable cup. One refill per visit, no limit on daily visits. Prexy's, Chats & Essentials in MAU will be closed during break. 

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
UNI African American Children and Families course

Are you interested in learning more about educating and supporting African American children and their families while earning college credit? If so, sign up for a 1-credit course. More information is posted online. 

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Electronic Media Student Showcases

Students majoring in electronic media will exhibit their work at two events this week. An Electronic Media Student Showcase of innovative, thought-provoking and moving videos will be shown at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Interpreters Theater, LNG. The UNI-TV Annual Variety Show, featuring student work from an innovative collaboration between journalism and electronic media, will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Performance Studio, LNG. Awards will also be presented to the winners of a video contest.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Return Keys to Physical Plant

Reminder for faculty, staff and students not returning next semester - all keys must be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Danielle Allen will lecture on the MLK legacy

Danielle Allen, author, political theorist and professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit UNI in January. Allen will lecture on "Our Declaration and the King Legacy" at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in Lang Hall.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
African American Children and Families Conference

The African American Children and Families Conference will be Feb. 19 and 20. Participants will hear from scholars and practitioners who will provide expertise in the education necessary to empower and develop the African American community. Details are posted online.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Library hours for finals week

Rod Library hours for finals week are posted online. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015

Save these dates. Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Family Weekend will be Nov. 7 - 9.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Elect Her - Campus Women Win!

UNI will host Elect Her – Campus Women Win from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Participants will gain hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. There is no cost for this event; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Camp Adventure - Washington, D.C. spring internship opportunity

Camp Adventure spring internship positions are still available in the Washington, D.C. area. Students will be enrolled fulltime and gain hands-on experience working in a new child development center while traveling the region. For more information, email