Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

Visit the MyUniverse News archives for information published prior to January 2013.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
BOR agenda is available online

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Oct. 23-24 at the University of Iowa. The agenda is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cedar Valley Small Business Expo

The Cedar Valley Small Business Expo and Pitch Off will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Event details are posted online.  Free exhibitor booths are available for student and community business owners. Call 273-4335 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Violent Incident Defense Strategies V.I.D.S.

UNI Police are hosting multiple day and evening V.I.D.S. training sessions this semester.  V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Register online. Contact Lt. Joe Tyler or Officer Chad Walderbach for additional information.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
CETL and LAC open house

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Liberal Arts Core office invite all faculty, staff and students to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 379-381 Rod Library. Come see the newly renovated space and enjoy light refreshments.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Need help kicking the tobacco habit?

A one-hour workshop will be offered for students, faculty and staff to assess their readiness and identify strategies for kicking the tobacco habit from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in 175 WRC. Register by calling the UNI Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
UNI Diplomat Series

The speaker at the fifth installment of the UNI Diplomat Series to be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Lang Auditorium will be Peter Jahr, member of the European Parliament. Jahr will lecture on the subject of renewable energy and conservation in the European Union.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Kate Pullinger: How the Internet is Transforming Fiction

The Digital Turn begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22,  in the Slife Ballroom, COM with a lecture by Kate Pullinger, an award-winning novelist and co-creator of the young adult digital novel, "Inanimate Alice." Follow the series online and join The Digital Turn on Facebook. 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Conference on African-American Children and Families

Save the date for the 3rd Annual African American Children and Families Conference sponsored by the UNI College of Education on Feb. 27 and 28. This conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Conference is free to UNI faculty and students (registration is required). 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Study Abroad information sessions

Information sessions will be offered regarding several different Capstone programs for summer 2014: Biology & Psychology Research in Taiwan; China Camp: Capstone Global Skills in Brazil; and Six Sigma in Dublin. Visit the study abroad website for session times, dates and locations. 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Notice of public hearings at UNI

In accordance with the transparency measures adopted by the Board of Regents (BOR) at its August 2013 meeting, public hearings will be held at each of the Board's five institutions, and the Board Office, prior to each BOR meeting. The public hearing at UNI is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Business and Community Services Building, Room 030.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Art for El Salvador art night

Help make crafts and art projects to benefit Art for El Salvador at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 122 SEC. Materials and food will be provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you have any ideas.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Free flu shots for students

Free flu shots will be available to all registered UNI students at a walk-in clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the UNI Student Health Clinic. It takes about two weeks after a vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the influenza virus. For more flu prevention tips, visit the student health center website.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
Majors in Minutes Oct. 22

Majors in Minutes, an opportunity for students to learn more about the various majors on campus, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU. Similar to speed dating, students have seven minutes to visit with upperclassmen. After the bell rings they have the choice to either move to another major or continue discussion. For more information, call academic advising at 273-3406.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Intuitive Eating Workshop

This six-week workshop is especially helpful to the chronic dieter and helps to create a healthy relationship with food. The workshop is from 4 to 5 p.m., on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 24. More information is posted online. 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Lecture on Japanese religion

Professor Steven Heine, Florida International University, will partner with Martha Reineke, philosophy and world religions, to deliver a joint lecture on "Japanese Religion: A View from the Streets of Tokyo" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Face-to-Face - A panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS

Panel members will share personal stories about their successes and struggles living with or helping those who live with HIV/AIDS in Iowa from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 252 SEC. Sponsored by Wellness & Recreation Services and the Cedar AIDS Support System.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Inclusion and Accessibility Resources Fair

The Office of Student Disability Services will host an Inclusion and Accessibility Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Ballroom A, MAU.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Participate in The Creative UNIversity

Showcase your research and creative work at The Creative UNIversity: Annual Conference and Celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 3, in MAU. Proposals are welcome in five areas: research posters, research presentations, performances, exhibits and maker demonstrations. Proposals are due by Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Author Tracie McMillan to visit UNI

Tracie McMillan, author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table," will give the Reaching for Higher Ground keynote lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in Lang Auditorium. A reception and book signing will be held from 3 to 4:40 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend both events.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Panther Push

Panther Push is an outreach program where UNI students return to their high schools to talk to prospective students about what UNI has to offer. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. More information is posted online.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
Study abroad information sessions

Information sessions will be offered regarding several different Capstone programs in the UK, Ireland, Greece, China, France, India and New Zealand. Information sessions also will be offered on programs in London, Puerto Rico and Tanzania. Visit the study abroad website for session times, dates and locations.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
We want to hear from you!

UNI is developing a new recruitment marketing campaign and your feedback is important! We want to hear your thoughts and opinions about what makes UNI a compelling choice for students. We want to better understand what about UNI appealed to you when you made the decision to apply, and what factors influenced your final decision. This confidential survey should only take about 10 minutes. The survey will be open from Oct. 7-13.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Diversity mini grants available

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 online. 

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Adobe home-use program - students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff may purchase the entire Adobe Cloud or just Acrobat Pro separately. ITS recommends purchasing the entire Adobe Cloud as Acrobat Pro is included in the Cloud. Students only have the option to "subscribe" to the Adobe Cloud software for a recurring monthly charge. University Book & Supply is an authorized reseller for Adobe software for personal use. A valid UNI ID card is required for purchase.

Monday, Oct 7, 2013
UNI Homecoming is a 'Purple Tie Affair'

UNI's Homecoming celebration is underway and continues through Saturday, Oct. 12. Visit the Homecoming website for a full list of events. 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Former Olympian to keynote Hall of Excellence celebration

In celebration of the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence's 10th's anniversary, the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services and the College of Education will welcome Anita DeFrantz. DeFrantz, an attorney and member of the International Olympic Committee as well as the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams, will discuss "Striving for Excellence" at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Slife Ballroom, COM.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Help design the Rod Library of the future

Rod Library and Facilities Planning are conducting a library building-feasibility study. Provide your input by attending a focus group from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the main floor behind the reference desk (follow the signs).

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
GoAbroad bus will be on campus

Visit the bus from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 4, east of Maucker Union on Wisconsin Street. Chat with GoAbroad representatives and receive information about studying, volunteering, interning and working abroad. Ask about scholarship opportunities and other ways to fund your travels. 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Career Services outreach

UNI Career Services has weekly outreach hours at three locations on campus this fall. Students can stop by with questions about resumes, interviewing, Career Services events and any other career-related questions. Outreach locations, days and times are: Maucker Union, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m., Fridays; Rod Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; and Schindler Lobby, Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Disney College Program

The Disney College Program offers a paid internship in Orlando, Fla. or Anaheim, Calif. Learn about the program at an information table from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations/dates: Oct. 9, CBB Hall of Flags; Oct. 11, WRC hallway; and Oct. 14, SEC Lobby. For more information, email Jenna Connelly.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
Compete in UNI SURVIVE

Ten teams will participate in physical and mental challenges including five days and five nights of camping to raise money for charity, Oct. 20 through 25. The team with the most points will be named UNI SURVIVOR. For more information, visit the UNI Survive Facebook page. 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
President's Picnic location changed

Students are invited to attend the President's Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Coffeehouse in Maucker Union. Enjoy free walking tacos while listening to UNI music ensembles and KULT. A short program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Also, remember to show your Panther pride and wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
See 'Despicable Me 2'

Embrace your inner child on Monday, Oct. 7 when the Campus Activity Board shows "Despicable Me 2" at 8 p.m., at Lawther Field.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
So, you want to be a lawyer?

Area lawyers will talk to students about their jobs, the legal profession, employment trends, the law school experience and other issues of interest at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in 319 CBB. 

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Workshops

Participate in this campus-wide skill-building opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 12 and Dec. 5. This positive, interactive approach is facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Builders Institute. Lunch is provided; registration is required. For more information, email or call 273-3210.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
October health, wellness, fitness newsletters available

The October issues of Student Health 101 (SH101), the WRS E-Newsletter and the WRS Personal Fitness E-Newsletter are posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities, events and topics of the month.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Consulting Center assistance in Maucker Union

The Computer Consulting Center will offer wireless connectivity assistance along with other services from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10, in Maucker Union near Chats.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Enter the Traditions Challenge Amazing Race

The Traditions Challenge Amazing Race for this year's Homecoming week is Wednesday, Oct. 9; check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. Sign up online. 

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Q&A with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian and political commentator, will attend a special Q&A session with UNI students at 4 p.m. in the GBPAC. Goodwin will lecture that evening at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Free depression screening

Interested in learning more about depression? Free screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the UNI Counseling Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome; no registration is required. Call 273-2676 with questions or email

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Cyber Security Awareness Month

IT security has expanded the previous offering of an eLearning course devoted to Cyber Security Awareness. This course is now available to all faculty, staff and students. Details are available on the ITS website.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
UNI Latino Fest!

UNI Latino Fest will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Lawther field. Activities include Latin American music, Zumba, Hispanic dancing, the UNI Salsa Band, children's activities and free authentic Latin American food. Rain location is the second floor lobby, SEC.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
IRB training sessions offered

Those planning to do undergraduate research outside of class involving human subjects are required to obtain training either in person or online and must get approval from UNI's Institutional Review Board. A training session for undergraduate student researchers will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the CME. You will receive a certificate of completion following the session, fulfilling the first step of the IRB process. Register online. A workshop for graduate students will be offered Oct. 7. If you cannot attend the Sept. 25 session, you may register for the graduate session instead.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Study abroad in Tanzania or New Zealand

Learn about an opportunity to study abroad in Tanzania on a short-term program during spring break 2014 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in 007 GIL. A session about studying abroad during winter break in New Zealand will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in 009 GIL.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
T2 PAL to host birthday celebration

Technology and Teachers: Promoting Accessible Learning (T2 PAL) will celebrate its first birthday from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in 147 SEC. Enjoy refreshments, meet staff and learn about T2 PAL resources and activities. T2 PAL provides informative presentations and professional development on universal design for learning and assistive technology in K through12 education. For more information, contact or 273-2569.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Common read nominations sought for 2014-15

The UNI community is beginning the selection process for the common read for the 2014-15 academic year. The book must relate to the theme "Media & Social Media" and will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone class, provide inspiration for a Strayer-Wood Theatre production and bring together the campus and community in discussion around critical issues. Please consider recommending a book for this campus-wide project. Submit nominations online by noon, Tuesday, Oct. 1. If interested in serving on the selection committee, contact April Chatham-Carpenter.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

RAINN Day (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is an annual campaign to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. "The Line," a short film that documents real-life stories of victims of sexual assault, will be shown at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in 115 SRL. A panel discussion will follow.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Redeker Center grand re-opening

The Redeker Center grand re-opening and Panther Village Phase II dedication will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9. The program will be in Piazza Dining Center at 2:05 p.m.; refreshments at Panther Village lobby and tours of the new dining and apartment spaces will follow the program.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS), Sept. 25

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) is from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes the presentation "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School," a graduate faculty panel and a UNI Graduate Programs Fair.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
UNI scholarship application available

Complete the UNI Scholarship Application today. This single application allows undergraduate students to apply for scholarships available in specific majors and other university departments. The deadline for most scholarships is Jan. 15. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with any questions at 273-2700.