Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Up Close--a day for admitted students

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. Say hello to our guests on Friday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 21. The day's agenda is posted online. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards

Consider nominating a deserving undergraduate student for the 2014 Lux Service and Outstanding Student Leader Awards. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.   

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Sustainability Book Club registration now open

Register online to participate with UNI faculty in reading Histories of the Dustheap by Friday, Feb. 14. The first 25 registrations received before Feb. 1 will receive a free copy of the book.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Become a fitness instructor

Want to get paid to work out? Sign up to become a fitness instructor at the Wellness and Recreation Center. Sign up in 101 WRC or online. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Still time to register for fitness classes

Fitness classes have started, but it isn't too late to sign up. Try something new or an old favorite. Sign up online or in 101 WRC. 

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Leadership for Diversity Inclusion NCBI Workshops

Participate in a community building workshop with students, staff and faculty. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online for sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, March 12 or April 11. For more information, contact Victoria DeFrancisco or 273-3210.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

The Campus Activities Board's Film Committee will show "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn and pop provided.  

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Hands-on Qualtrics workshop

A Qualtrics workshop will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in 113 CBB. This interactive session will provide the basics for creating and distributing on-campus surveys. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lori Miller

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Diversity Inclusion lectures

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt will show two of his films in Lang Auditorium. "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a documentary on gender roles in hip-hop and rap music will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11; "Soul Food Junkies," which explores the food and culture of the American South, will show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12. A lecture and discussion will follow each film. For more information, contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers host Darwin Week

Darwin Week is a free annual event dedicated to science, reason and critical inquiry. Faculty and keynote speakers will present on skepticism, science, activism and sexuality Feb. 10 through 13 in the CME.

Monday, Jan 27, 2014
Pay It Forward: 2014 Spring Break Tour

Students Today Leaders Forever will host a spring break tour. Forty students will serve in six cities across the United States. Build leadership, see places and meet friends. Information meetings will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the University Room, MAU, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the College Room, MAU. Email with questions.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
UNI legislative update

UNI state relations officer Jeneane Beck will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in the Elm Room, MAU. Topics include the state budget process and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
CME Voices newsletter

The January "VOICES" newsletter is now available at the CME and on its website. Correctly answer trivia questions in the newsletter to win a prize. 

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Pi Sigma Epsilon Bags Bowl

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host Bags Bowl, a single-elimination bags tournament, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Nielsen Field House. The fee for a two-person team is $10. First place wins $100.  Register online or email  Haleigh for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Personal/baby care items donation drive Jan. 27-31

The UNI United Way committee will collect personal care (shampoo, soap, deoderent, shaving items, etc.) and baby care (diapers, wipes, baby soaps, lotions, etc.) items Jan. 27 through 31 to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: COE main lobby, 2nd floor; 5 CBB; 027 GIL; Essentials in MAU; 010 RDC; and the Alumni House. Donations also will be accepted at the UNI men's basketball game on Jan. 29. To arrange for a pick up of donations, call Jess Betts at 273-3851.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
Opportunity to apply for/renew passports

Need to renew or apply for a new U.S. Passport? Come to the UNI 2014 Spring International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU, to fill out your application. The Black Hawk Recorders Office will be there to process passports.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
WRS Personal Training

Kick off the new year with a UNI WRS personal trainer. Visit the WRC website and fill out the "Pre-Training Information Form" under the "How Do I Get Started" tab. For more information, call 273-7167.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Health Beat lockers available

Is the frigid cold making it hard to haul your workout attire? Health Beat, MAU, has lockers for rent. Call 273-7167 or talk to the Health Beat desk supervisor for details.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
Violent Incident Defense Strategies

UNI Police will host evening Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions starting Jan. 28, in 109 CME. 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 encouraged to attend. Register online

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event

The Service and Leadership Council is hosting a meal-packaging event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 20, in Maucker Union. The meals will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Volunteer at the event or make a donation; $1 buys four meals. Find more information and register to volunteer online. To make a donation, visit the donation page

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall

The 6th Annual Diversity Town Hall will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Commons. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1:30 to 2 p.m., and the 2014 Diversity Matters awards will be presented at approximately 4:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Regina Dixon-Reeves, the faculty diversity/development specialist at the University of Chicago. More information is posted online. 

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
January Health, Wellness and Fitness News now available

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

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Library hours for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend

Rod Library hours for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend are posted online. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Become a UNI WRS personal trainer

Personal trainers provide motivation and direction for individuals wanting to attain their health and fitness goals. Attend an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in 150 WRC. For more information, call 273-7167.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Transfer student welcome lunch

All new UNI transfer students from fall 2013 and spring 2014 are invited to the Transfer Student Welcome Lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Ballroom C, MAU. Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to connect with other new transfer students. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be provided. Contact Kristin Woods with questions.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Residence hall open houses, Jan. 14 & 15

Tour the residence halls for a look into on-campus housing options as you decide where you want to live on campus next year. Enjoy refreshments and cookies while viewing all that on-campus housing has to offer. Open to all UNI students and their families. For locations and hours, visit the DOR website

Monday, Jan 13, 2014
2013 W-2s

Electronic W-2s were made available Jan. 10 for current employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees should be mailed approximately Jan. 17. See the Business Operations-Payroll website for information on changing your election to view your W-2 online in the future. 

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Office and departmental directory information is online

University directory information is available online in several formats. The link to the directory is located in the header at the top of UNI Web pages. On this site are links to listings of campus offices, including phone numbers, mail code and address; a listing of personnel by office/department; and an interactive university organizational chart. To update an organization or department's name, location, phone/fax number, etc., email changes to

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
Apply/renew U.S. passports at International Opportunities Fair

Learn about programs in more than 60 countries at the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Ballroom, MAU. The Black Hawk County Recorders Office will process new passports and renew old ones. Details about passport applications are posted on the study abroad website

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
UNI goes mobile

Take UNI with you on your smartphone with our new mobile apps. The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones via mobile Web.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
Auditions for spring 2014 Theatre UNI shows

Auditions for the spring shows "Mauritius" and "August: Osage County" will begin at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Requirements include one 90-second contemporary monologue for theater majors. Others will read from material provided from "August: Osage County."

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
Dress for the weather

UNI experienced some frigid conditions the last couple of days. Even though temperatures are expected to rise, remember to take necessary precautions to stay safe and warm during the winter months. Visit UNI's Weather Information  website for details about class/university cancellations, snow removal, campus storm shelter locations and road conditions.

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014
'The Vagina Monologues' casting call

Seeking woman-identified students, faculty and staff for "The Vagina Monologues" performance. A casting call will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 15 and 16, in 108 CAC. No acting experience is necessary. If unable to attend, email Beth Dehne to schedule another time.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Panther home games during holiday break

The UNI men's basketball team has three home games scheduled during break. The Panthers take on Iona Dec. 28, Bradley on Jan. 1, and Drake on Jan. 11.  All three games are at 7 p.m., in McLeod Center. General admission tickets are just $5 for these games.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
UNI Financial Literacy Club event

Attend the UNI Financial Literacy Club event for a chance to win $1,000 and gain financial enlightenment at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. For more information, contact Mike Finley at 580-483-5811 or visit his website.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Diversity Matters Fair

The Diversity Matters Fair will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Georgian Lounge. The Diversity Town Hall Meeting will follow from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Slife Ballroom. Departments, programs, student organizations and other campus units will showcase their diversity-related initiatives. To participate, contact Amy Petersen

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Apply for McElroy Fellowship

The McElroy Fellowship is for students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. and must have graduated in December 2013 or will graduate in May 2014 with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help with education costs. Application details are posted online. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, contact Bryce Kanago

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Commissioning ceremony will be Dec. 20

The Department of Military Science invites you to the Commissioning Ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL, in honor of Senior Cadets Erin R. Boyd and Wesley R. Gudenkauf. 

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Inside UNI holiday schedule

The final Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff newsletter for 2013 will be Thursday, Dec. 19. The final Inside UNI student newsletter will be Wednesday, Dec. 18. Inside UNI emails for faculty and staff will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7; Inside UNI for Students will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Monday, Dec 16, 2013
De-Stress Days

Come de-stress in the Maucker Union Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of finals week. Enjoy mini-massages, do crafts and walk the labyrinth. On Monday, pet puppies from the Cedar Valley Humane Society. 

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Shop and support UNI Museums

Saturday, Dec. 14, the Friends of UNI Museums are having a book fair at the Waterloo Barnes and Noble and at University Book & Supply. A portion of your purchase will be donated to the museums. For more information, visit the the Rod Library website

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Resources available to ensure Web accessibility

Resources on Web accessibility are available to make websites accessible by everyone regardless of ability or disability. If you have questions about creating accessible pages on your UNI website, contact Carolyn Dorr at 273-2761.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Library hours for finals week

Library hours for Dec. 11 through 17 are extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Milk and cookies with President Ruud during finals

Join President Ruud and his wife Judy for milk and cookies at the Rod Library at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
De-stressing for finals at Rod Library

Feeling stressed about finals and papers? Take a break while you're studying at the library. Special tables with be set up with activities to help you relax such as puzzles, games and art supplies.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Math and Science Services tutoring hours for finals week

Math and Science Services, located in 008 ITTC, will not offer one-on-one math and science tutoring appointments during finals week. Walk-in hours have been extended to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19. A-Team will be held during its regular hours from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Rod Library's Browsing Room. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at 273-2361.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Early processing of student timecards for Dec. 23 payday

Dec. 14 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 23 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to be included in the Dec. 23 paycheck.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Revised policy on accommodations of disabilities

The policy on Accommodations of Disabilities is available for public comment before being presented to the Executive Management Team for final approval. You may review the proposed revisions on the policies website.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Third Annual Conference on African American Children and Families

 The Third Annual Conference on African American Children and Families will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the SEC. The pre-conference and conference are free for UNI undergraduate students and faculty. Course credits are available. Registration and more information are posted online or contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.  

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.