Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Media representation of female athletes

Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota, will discuss media coverage of women's sport and dispel the myths that no one is interested in women's sport and that "sex sells" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Ed Snowden, NSA leaker, patriot or traitor?

A panel will discuss Edward Snowden, the leaker of NSA documents, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in 002 SAB. Panelists include a former intelligence and counterterrorism expert, civil liberties scholar and organizational communication scholar. For more information, contact the American Democracy Project at 273-6898.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
'How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library'

Lee Van Orsdel, dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the University Room, MAU. Van Orsdel will discuss her library’s new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship and enrollment.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Depression screening

The screening is free, anonymous and open to UNI students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning about depression. The screening is Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the UNI Counseling Center (second floor of the Student Health Center). Session times are 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. Email Gretchen Honsell or call 273-2676 with questions.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Step It Up 5K for Autism Speaks

The Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will host its annual 5K to raise money for Autism Speaks. Step It Up is a 3K or 5K walk/run that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls. Register or donate online. For more information, contact Whitney.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A-Team academic assistance

The A-Team, sponsored by the Academic Learning Center and Rod Library offers tutoring in math, science, writing feedback and study strategies for any class. Drop in from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, in the Digital Media Hub, 282 LIB.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Study Abroad in Tanzania

Are you interested in studying in Tanzania? Attend an information session with the course leader about short-term programs at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in 25 GIL; noon, Monday, Oct. 6, in 009 GIL; or 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 009 GIL.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
UNI Teaching Educators About Mathematics (TEAM) meeting

The UNI Teaching Educators About Mathematics will have its first meeting at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 205 WRT. All students who wish to learn more about teaching mathematics are welcome. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Sign a banner in support of sexual assault survivors and learn about Project Unbreakable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union (next to Chats). This event is in honor of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Day.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Policies for review and comment until Oct. 13

The following policies are available for feedback and review until Monday, Oct. 13: Review Policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property, Review Policy 3.09 Career Services, Review Policy 3.07 Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Review Policy 2.08 Extension/Continuing/Distance Education Services.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Film screening: 'Precious Knowledge'

See the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about attacks on ethnic studies programs, at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in 002 SAB.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Critical studies of religion fosters inter-religious understanding

Thomas Thangeraj, Emory University, will discuss how departments of religion in colleges and universities in India helped create mutual understanding and acceptance in the context of inter-religious conflict in India at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in 115 SRL. For further information, email or call Jerry Soneson at 273-6221. 

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
UNI Dance Marathon Foam 5K

You've heard of Color Runs, but have you ever heard of a Foam Run? Come prepared to run for the kids while running through foam, slip 'n slides, water balloons and sprinklers. Race date is 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. The registration fee is $20.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014
Resume workshop

Prepare for the upcoming Career Fair by attending the annual Resume Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in 007 GIL. Bring copies of your resume to be critiqued by professional staff.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Book Bistro grand opening

The new Book Bistro inside Rod Library will celebrate its grand opening from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.1. There will be a ribbon cutting, a short presentation and a special appearance by TC. The Book Bistro officially opened on Monday, Sept. 15. It specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato bisque soup and hot and cold tea as well as Starbucks coffee.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Mark your calendar - Oct. 6 TIER Town Hall

A Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review (TIER) Town Hall meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the Ballroom, MAU. Deloitte will present the final administrative business cases and seek input. Live streaming of the forum will be available directly from the efficiency Web page. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Participants needed for research study on stuttering

Student researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are seeking adults who stutter to participate in a research study. Participants will learn to control a computer game environment by producing voice. For more information, contact Carlin Hageman. Opportunities to enroll in speech-language pathology services will be available to participants.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Campus political activity

With the increase in political activity leading up to the election, faculty, staff and students are reminded of the university policy on political activities. The American Council on Education has further guidance on campus political activity.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
IRB training

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will offer human subjects training from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, and Tuesday, Sept. 30. All are welcome. Certificates of completion will be provided. Register online

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Study Abroad in Italy

Are you interested in studying abroad in Italy? Attend an information session with the course leader at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 25 GIL.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Donate books to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. Drop off textbooks/books you no longer need at the new Book Bistro Café in Rod Library in the green cardboard bins from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Study Abroad in India

Several information sessions are scheduled for a Capstone in India: from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 22 in 009 GIL; from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 10 GIL; from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 8 in 009 GIL; and from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in 25 GIL.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Coffee & Kisses at the Book Bistro

A new event has been added to this week's Homecoming lineup. Students can attend Coffee & Kisses at the Rod Library's new Book Bistro from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. Free coffee, donuts, and purple and gold kisses will be served following Campaniling. For the full list of this week's activities, visit the Homecoming website.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Fall Career Fair is Sept. 25

The Fall Career Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the McLeod Center. This event is open to all students and majors. Don't miss this opportunity to network with the 160+ organizations to learn more about their opportunities. A list of participating organizations and event details are available online.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
UNI swimming and diving operations staff needed

The UNI Swimming and Diving program seeks 10-12 students to assist with pool set up and operations during the 2014-15 home meet schedule. Staff will be provided with a T-shirt, a front row seat to all home swimming and diving meets and volunteer hours. No prior experience with swimming, aquatics or pool maintenance is necessary. If interested, contact Chelsea Hartman by Sept. 19.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Study Abroad in England and Ireland

Are you interested in studying abroad in England and Ireland? Attend an information session with the course leader at noon, Mondays, Sept. 22, in 009 GIL; Sept. 29, in 009 GIL; or Oct. 6, in 10 GIL.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
UNI Dance Team tryouts 2014-15

Interested in trying out for the 2014-15 UNI Dance Team? Contact coach Megan Wolcott.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Thinking About Graduate School, Sept. 23

Thinking About Graduate School is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Ballroom, MAU. The program includes "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School" presentation and a graduate faculty panel. The UNI Graduate Programs Fair concludes the event.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Diversity Council offers mini grants

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. More information and the application are posted on the diversity website

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
UNI to host Rep. Murphy for education forum

UNI will host Rep. Pat Murphy for a Congressional Candidate Education Forum at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the University Room, MAU. Murphy will present his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions from a panel of UNI faculty and students.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Panther Pacer Homecoming 5K

Kick off Homecoming by running a 5K race. The race will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The registration fee is $15 if you sign up online and $20 if you sign up the day of the race.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Visiting artist ceramics workshop Sept. 16 & 17

Visiting artist Erin Furimsky will demonstrate ceramics from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 126 KAB. She will lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Art Auditorium. A hands-on decal workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in 126 KAB. Bring a piece of glazed work or buy a commercial glazed tile for the decal workshop.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Banned Books Week read-out volunteers needed

Rod Library is hosting its annual read-out for Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 - 26. The library is looking for individuals and student organizations to participate in the read-out. Examples of the virtual read-out are posted online. If you or your student organization are interested, email

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
UNI Sparkles T-shirt sale

The UNI Sparkles, an inclusive cheerleading team for students with disabilities, will perform at the beginning of the Tennessee Tech/UNI football game on Sept. 27. T-shirts are being sold to support the UNI Sparkles. To purchase a shirt, contact Ellen Jelinske.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
Sign up for Live Like a Student sessions

Live Like a Student sessions explore the concepts of personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans, financial aid and identity protection. These free, three-week courses (non-credit) are offered at a variety of times, Sept. 15 through Oct. 2 or Oct. 13 through 30, in 324 LIB. Students will receive a Live Like a Student T-shirt as well as the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited; register online today. 

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
International Opportunities Fair

At the International Opportunities Fair you can explore study, work, intern and volunteer opportunities abroad. Get information about credit transfer, health concerns, international travel and even get your passport photo taken. The fair is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
MPP Program fundraiser

The Masters in Public Policy Program is hosting a dinner, silent auction and opera performance to raise funds for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Purchase tickets or donate online.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Free USB thumb drive via buy-back program

Would you like to participate in current research and trade in your old USB thumb drive for a new one? The UNI Lab of Storage and Security Technology is conducting a buy-back program. More information is posted online.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014
BOR agenda

The Iowa Board of Regents will meet Sept. 9 and 10, in Ames. The agenda is posted online.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Peak energy demand reminder

There will be a high demand for energy today with temperatures forecast to reach the 90s. The campus community has been instrumental in keeping the peak low this year; please continue to do so. For more information, visit the energy portal.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
BOR public hearing is Sept. 5

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, in 030 BCS.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Transfer student welcome

All new transfer students are invited to the Transfer Student Welcome Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the University Room, MAU. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be provided. Email Kristin Woods with questions about this event or call 273-2815. 

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Gamma Phi Beta Crescent Classic Par-tee & Par-tea

Gamma Phi Beta will host its Golf Tournament and Tea Party on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. To register to golf or for lunch, contact Kelli Alexander at

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Looking to join PSE?

Pi Sigma Epsilon is a marketing and sales organization that will give you a business advantage for life. If you are considering joining PSE, please attend one of the informational meetings at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 3 or 10, in John Deere Auditorium, CBB.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Multicultural Greek organization - interest session

Learn what it means to be a member of a multicultural Greek organization at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the CME. Meet and speak with current organization members regarding your questions, membership requirements and traditions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Rainbow Reception

The 5th annual Rainbow Reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the GBPAC. This is an opportunity for staff, faculty and students to welcome back the LGBT* community and celebrate the new academic year. Community and campus resources will be available. A brief program will begin at 6 p.m., and appetizers will be served.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Interested in law school?

Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in 023 SAB. Scott Peters, political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss how to prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. Email Peters or call 273-2727 for more information.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
Bring a flag: Remembering 9/11

On Sept. 11 we remember those impacted by the terrorist attacks in 2001. Please join the UNI Veterans Association and Military and Veterans Student Services and bring a flag of remembrance to the Campanile lawn or donate at a table in Maucker Union. Flags should be less than 2-feet tall.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Homecoming Parade deadline is Sept. 5

The deadline to submit an entry for the Homecoming Parade is Friday, Sept. 5. If your department or group is interested in submitting an entry, complete the parade entry form online. If you have questions, contact Connie Hansen.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Celebrate Prairie Heritage Week

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will celebrate Prairie Heritage Week. Meet the new director, Laura Jackson, and hear about the future of the Tallgrass Prairie Center from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6. Tour the facilites and plantings, visit with the staff and enjoy refreshments.