Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Monday, Dec 9, 2013
UNI PRSSA Toys for Tots drive

UNI PRSSA is collecting donations for Toys for Tots through Dec. 14. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at five campus locations: GIL, LNG, CBB and SEC (2).  More information is posted on Facebook

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Library feasibility study open house

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, OPN Architects will unveil conceptual drawings that outline a 10-year vision for potential space changes to the Rod Library. This open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor behind the Reference Desk; refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
December health, wellness, fitness news now available

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

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
A performance and rant by Tim MIller

Internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller will perform excerpts from his work and speak about the role performance plays in forming identity at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. 

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
Summer aid days

Thinking about taking summer courses? Find out what financial aid is available to cover summer class expenses from Dec. 9 through 11, in the Office of Student Financial Aid, in 105 GIL. Or stop at the financial aid table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 10, in Maucker Union for summer aid information.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
Affordable Care Act forum

Learn what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means to you during an educational forum at 3 and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Ballroom C, MAU. Health and Human Services regional director Stephene Moore will present information on the ACA and how to navigate the health insurance marketplace. A Q&A will follow. These forums are of particular interest to college students who currently don't have or will soon lose their health insurance plan.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
Application maintenance to SIS systems

SIS systems will be unavailable for application and database maintenance from 1 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. This includes the following: My Universe Portal, SIS campus solutions, SIS CRM application, SIS EPM data warehouse applications, the Application for Admission and the online class search. A notification will be sent when the applications are back online Saturday morning. If there are any problems or questions, contact Travis Horvatich

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
2013 and prior year W-2 statements

Effective Jan. 7, 2014, yearend W-2 forms will be available online only to student employees who have made the one-time election to have an electronic W-2 and not receive a paper W-2 in the mail. If you have not previously made this election, it can be made through UNI Student Employee Self Service>W-2 Delivery Preference. Visit the payroll website or contact for more information.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013
Diversity Matters award nominations due Dec. 12

The Diversity Matters Award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to UNI in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Recommendations for the award are made to the president who makes the final selection. Additional information and the nomination form are available online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, Dec. 12. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m. Both events will be at the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013
Open house for new spaces in Maucker Union

An open house to celebrate the completion of the Maucker Union plaza-level renovation project will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Features include the renovated spaces of the Student Involvement Center and the offices of International Programs and International Students & Scholars, as well as the additions of the new LGBT* Center and the Military and Veteran Student Services Center. 

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013
Director, Center for Educational Transformation candidate

The third Center for Educational Transformation director candidate, Scott McLeod, will be on campus Dec. 4. His open forum presentation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the University Room, MAU. More information is posted on the provost's website

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Kappa Delta Pi holiday T-shirt sale

UNI T-shirts and related education-themed items will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Lobby, SEC. Sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Sales support KDP educational and service projects.

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Toys for Tots toy drive

Donate new, unwrapped toys to kids ages 0-14 in Black Hawk County. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will sponsor a Toys for Tots toy drive Dec. 1 through 8. Boxes will be located outside the Student Involvement Center in Maucker Union and inside the main doors of Rod Library. For more information, contact Ashley Larson.

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Holiday pottery sale

Purchase unique holiday gifts from UNI ceramic students at the Holiday Pottery Sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, in 126 KAB. Students will use proceeds from the sale to attend the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
November public hearing at UNI

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Cards for Kids drive

Donate used greeting cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, a part of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, from Nov. 25 through Jan. 15. All types of greeting cards are accepted. Look for drop boxes at: Maucker Union, the WRC, CEEE, Schindler Lobby, Gilchrist Hall and Rod Library.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
UNI Interpreters Theatre to hold auditions for 'Wasted'

Auditions for the spring 2014 Interpreters Theatre/Reaching for Higher Ground production of "Wasted" will be at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4, in 040 LNG. "Wasted" is an ensemble e(co)-production that explores and criticizes our "throw-away culture." All students are welcome to audition; scripts will be provided. For more information, contact Danielle Dick McGeough.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Diversity panel

The Inclusive Communities Team from the Department of Residence will sponsor a diversity panel at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the CME. Learn about fellow UNI students and their experience on campus in a supportive setting.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Celebrate creativity at UNI on Dec. 3

Register now for The Creative UNIversity Conference & Celebration to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Maucker Union. Hear a panel of experts, and see student and faculty exhibits, performances, research posters, presentations and demonstrations.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation

Rod Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation are posted online. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 16, are due Monday, Dec. 2. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
November Health, Wellness, Fitness news available

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

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Report safety concerns

The Health and Safety Committee has a form for submitting concerns regarding infrastructure at UNI. The form is on the Health and Safety Committee site and may be completed anonymously.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Watch for snow storage signs

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, "No Parking" signs will be erected to indicate snow storage areas in the following locations: ROTH on the north end and middle of the lot near the motorcycle parking area, "M" parking at the Jennings Apartments and the north "F" street overflow. Do not park in these areas during snow season. Please be sure bicycles and motorcycles are stored off campus if not used during the winter. For questions, call 273-5374.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Library hours During holidays & semester break

Library hours for 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.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
A night of poetry with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, who teaches at York College in NYC, will read from her work at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, in 002 SAB. Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art. Her first book, "Karma's Footsteps," will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award nominations due soon

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Please consider nominating a student affairs' staff member who continually works to carry out the mission of student affairs by helping students succeed. Award information and the nomination form are posted online. Nomination forms are due Monday, Nov. 25.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Read&Write GOLD workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write GOLD, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The workshop will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in 102 SAB.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Up for a challenge of cultural norms?

Help work towards a solution where equality is essential, consent is expected and victims aren't blamed for perpetrator's actions. Create a supportive campus by joining SAVE at 4 p.m., Mondays, in 040 Lang. For more information, contact

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Advertising competition

The UNI American Marketing Association has partnered with the College of Business Administration to develop an advertising competition for all UNI students. Participants could win a $500 cash prize and have their advertising scheme implemented in the UNIBusiness recruitment campaign. Additional information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Mobile print capability in Maucker Union

Students, faculty and staff can print from their own computers to Maucker Union Student Computer Center printers. Details are posted on the Information Technology Services website

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Open forum at UNI on the College Affordability Initiative

An open forum on the Obama administration's college affordability initiative will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. It will also be streamed online at Those who wish to present comments at the forum must register three days in advance. Register by email at with the subject "Open Forum Registration."

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Committed to community engagement at UNI? Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus conversation on Nov. 19, sponsored by the UNI Community Engagement Committee. Registration and more information are posted online. Register soon; spaces are limited.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Know your mental health

Check out ULifeline, an online magazine that offers information, resources, suggestions and stories by college students about mental health and college life. There is a self-evaluator that can help identify possible mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. 

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
What's gender got to do with it?

Ever wonder why pink is for girls and blue is for boys? Or how women make 77 cents to men's $1 in 2013? Then come hear Marybeth Stalp, sociology, present on gender issues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in 109 CBB. 

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Public lecture on the Affordable Care Act

"Death Panels, Soaring Costs and the Nanny State: Separating Truth from Fiction in What Obamacare Means to You," a presentation by Francis Degnin, philosophy and specialist in bio-medical ethics; at 4 p.m., Nov. 15,  in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Call for nominations & save the date

The Diversity Council is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diversity Matters Award. This award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to UNI in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Recommendations for the award are made to the president who makes the final selection. Additional information and the nomination form are available online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, Dec. 12. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m. Both events will be at the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Walk the labyrinth

Enjoy some quiet time walking the labyrinth from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Central Ballroom, MAU. Labyrinths have been used as a tool for reflection, relaxation, meditation or prayer for many years. This walk is done on a walk-in basis and will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Workshop on attending a professional conference

Learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions and tips on networking at the Attending a Professional Conference workshop from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the State College Room, MAU. Register online under News & Announcements.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Resume workshop

Thinking about jobs and internships? The Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association will host a resume workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 007 GIL. Bring a copy of your resume and have professionals review it with you. This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive helpful suggestions, learn more about the field of student affairs and improve your resume.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' continues

Theatre UNI still has seats available for this exciting musical about the struggles, frustrations and thrills of the teen years. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 10. 

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
UNI to honor veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, UNI will celebrate veterans with several events. Some include: Veterans Ball at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11, in Commons Ballroom; panel presentation "Support our Troops: Beyond the Decal" at 4 p.m., Nov. 13, in State College Room, MAU; and at 6 p.m., a showing of "The Battle for Marjah" documentary with Q&A, CME; student transition panel at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 14, CME. 

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll

The Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll will cover a mile-long course beginning at the UNI Alumni House at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants are asked to bring used articles of clothing. Each article will enter you in a drawing for prizes. Register online.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Graduating seniors: check-in your traditions

Graduating this December?  Check-in your traditions with CATS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Maucker Union. By checking in your traditions, you will be invited to the Traditions Keeper Ceremony on Dec. 12. Any form of pictures or memorabilia you have are acceptable.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
CAB movie night

The Campus Activities Board will show "2 Guns" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
America Recycles Day Scavenger Hunt

Join the RRTTC for a photo scavenger hunt at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, through 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15. Participants will be emailed a list of clues highlighting UNI sustainability initiatives. Twenty winners will be chosen from complete entries received before 5 p.m. Friday. Register by noon, Nov. 14.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences launches ArtReach

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has a new outreach program, ArtReach, a partnership with 220 East, an art incubator in downtown Waterloo. ArtReach provides opportunities for community connections from CHAS, specifically in performance, the arts, humanities and music. Read the ArtReach newsletter for details. 

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover, an Iowa native and top contestant on "The Biggest Losers," will discuss his struggles with weight, how the choices we make affect our future, and the importance of a college education. This Reaching for Higher Ground event will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the CME. 

Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Annual Dining Survey continues through Nov. 11

What is your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores? Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis to visit UNI

Angela Davis, civil and women's rights icon, will lecture on "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the GBPAC. Davis is also the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference on Human Rights on Friday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact Michael Blackwell at 273-2250.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
New policy review process

New and revised policies will be posted for public comment at the UNI policies site before moving to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for approval. The Faculty & Staff International Travel Safety Policy and Student International Travel Safety Policy have been posted on the UNI Policies site for review by faculty, staff and students. They will be available for review until Nov. 15.