Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Recreation Services fitness class pass

Fitness classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. Registration is required. Pay one fee and attend any class, excluding TRX and Fit Club. Each room has a limit of 20-25 participants. Pay by U-Bill, payroll deduct, credit card or cash. Classes with low attendance after Feb. 15 might be cancelled. No refunds. There are 40 different sections; check out one class for free. Prices: students, $50; employees, $60; alumni/affiliate, $70.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
UNI-CUE tutors needed

The UNI-CUE tutoring center is in need of tutors for the 2016 Spring semester. Applications are being taken for tutors for all grade levels and subject areas. For more information, contact Megan Holbach or call 273-4771. megan.holbach@uni.edu

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
Cards for Kids deadline extended

The deadline for used greeting cards for St. Jude's research hospital is being extended to Wednesday, Jan. 20. Check the drop boxes on campus to help fund research for St. Jude's.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Calling all artists!

Rod Library will host the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to submit entries to the student-juried show. Artwork submission deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Stress and anxiety management group

The Counseling Center is offering a four-week stress and anxiety management group for students. Two one-hour sections will be offered at 4 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26, and at 3 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 to register or for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Pi Sigma Epsilon wing fling

Pi Sigma Epsilon's first wing fling will be at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at Ginger's Pub. See if you have what it takes to be known as the fastest wing eater in the Cedar Valley.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
2015 W-2s

Online W-2s were made available Friday, Jan. 8 for active employees previously electing to not have a paper W-2 mailed to them. Paper W-2s for all other employees are anticipated to be mailed on Wednesday, Jan. 20. See Business Operations-Payroll for information on changing your election to view your W-2s online in future years. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Farewell reception for Ashley Brickley

A reception honoring Ashley Brickley will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Student Health Center conference room. A brief program will start at 4 p.m. After more than eight years at UNI, Brickley has accepted the position of assistant director for the Disability Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
New policies and policies for review

The following policies have been approved and posted on the UNI Policies website: 4.12 Safety and Health for Employees, 7.04 Fire Safety, 9.24 Casualty Loss Claims, 10.12 Financial Fraud, 11.04 Laboratory Clean out Prior to Reassignment, Renovation or Demolition, 12.03 Merit System Grievance and Appeals Procedure and 13.23 Mobile Device Encryption Policy. The following policies are available for comment: Review Policy: 13.17 Preparation and Service of Food and Beverage on Campus, Review Policy 13.18: Alcohol and Drugs, and Review Policy: 13.19 Student Employment. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
UNI-NCBI: Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop

UNI-NCBI Leadership for Diversity Inclusion workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the University Room, MAU. This is part of a campuswide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Registration required; must be able to attend the full day. Lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Reaffirmation statement

President Ruud has published a reaffirmation statement of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Transfer student welcome lunch

Transfer students who started in fall 2015 or spring 2016 are invited to the transfer student welcome lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the University Room, MAU. Connect with other new transfer students over lunch; pizza, cookies and drinks will be provided. Contact Kristin Woods for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Leadership training: Elect Her - Panther Women Win

UNI will host Elect Her - Panther Women Win from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Elect Her is a leadership training opportunity that cultivates the skills young women need to run for student government and excel in leadership positions. Students will learn how to craft a message, gain networking skills and hear from inspiring speakers, including elected officials. A networking reception will follow the event. There is no cost to attend; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016
Sale of surplus furniture & equipment

UNI holds a public sale of surplus equipment from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. An early sale will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for UNI students, faculty and staff. You must show a UNI ID to make a purchase during the early sale. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Winter clothing drive

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is coordinating a winter clothing drive now through Dec. 18. Winter coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters in good condition are needed. Collection boxes are located in the ROTH office, Piazza, Rialto, Essentials in Maucker Union and Rod Library. Contact ISSO for more information. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Wellness/Recreation Center holiday break hours

The Wellness/Recreation Center holiday break hours are posted online.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
A Big Band Christmas at Gallagher Bluedorn Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

A Big Band Christmas promises loads of great holiday music and celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Get tickets online. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Calling all artists!

Rod Library will host the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI students, faculty, staff and community are invited to submit entries to the student juried show. Artwork submission deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. 

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Early processing of timecards over holiday break and Jan. 6 payday

Due to the holiday, timecards for the week ending Dec. 19 will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23. Saturday, Dec. 26 is the pay period end date for the Jan. 6 biweekly payday. Student timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 to be included in the Jan. 6 paycheck.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Reduced dining hours for finals week & winter break

Dining and retail locations on campus will have reduced hours on Thursday and Friday of finals week. Additionally, certain venues will be open with limited hours during winter break.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Inside UNI holiday schedule

The final fall semester Inside UNI newsletter for students will be emailed Wednesday, Dec. 16. The first 2016 student newsletter will be emailed Wednesday, Jan. 13. The last 2015 Inside UNI for Faculty and Staff will be sent Tuesday, Dec. 22. The next faculty and staff newsletter will be emailed Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Cyber-bullying play at Gallagher Bluedorn

"Out of Bounds," a play and conversation about cyber-bullying, will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the GBPAC. This is a free, non-ticketed event. The play weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. A panel discussion will follow.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Potluck brunch with Retrieving Freedom

Retrieving Freedom, a nonprofit corporation that trains service dogs, will bring some dogs to campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Veterans Center, 111-G MAU. There will also be a potluck brunch; bring something to share if you can.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Milk and cookies with President Ruud

President Ruud will pass out free milk and cookies to students studying in Rod Library at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13. 

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Stress busting for finals at Rod Library

Finals week stressing you out? Rod Library has scheduled the following stress-relieving activities: a graffiti wall, stress-free zones, chair massages and visits from the fury friends at P.E.T.P.A.L.S. 

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
CAB will screen 'Straight Outta Compton'

CAB will show "Straight Outta Compton" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. Popcorn, Sour Patch Kids candy and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Finals week De-stress Days

Enjoy stress relievers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14 through 16, in two different locations. At the CME you will find an oxygen therapy bar, coloring, five-minute massages (Wednesday only) and light refreshments. In the Maucker Union Ballroom Lobby you can participate in dog therapy (Tuesday and Wednesday only), walking the labyrinth, five-minute hand and back massages, arts and crafts, and more.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Tutoring services offered for final exams

Tutoring services are offered in math, science, writing, reading and study strategies. Walk-in appointments are from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday evenings through Dec. 13, in 282 LIB a/b. For tutoring by appointment, contact the Academic Learning Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 273-6023 or visit 008 ITTC. 

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Summer aid days

Thinking about taking classes during summer 2016? Want to know what financial aid might be available? Stop by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the second floor of Gilchrist before the end of the semester to have the staff provide you with an estimate of your eligible summer aid.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Holiday food drive for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank this holiday season by donating much needed canned and boxed food items now through Friday, Dec. 18. Boxes for donations can be found in all residence halls.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
'Inner Weather' seeks student writing

UNI's student-run literary magazine, "Inner Weather," is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and art. Email questions or submissions to inner-weather@uni.edu. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 11.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Home Free at Gallagher Bluedorn on Dec. 11

Christmas is right around the corner and Home Free has all the carols you could wish for. As winners of NBC’s "The Sing-Off," Home Free is one of the best country-infused a cappella groups in America. Don't miss them at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Get tickets online

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in

UNI's 10th Annual African-American Read-in will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union. More than 500 first graders will participate. TC and TK, students, faculty and celebrity readers will join in the celebration. To volunteer, email Gloria Kirkland Holmes or call 273-2007.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
UNI Conference on African-American Children and Families

The College of Education will sponsor the Fifth Annual Pre-Conference on African-American Children and Families from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, and a conference on Friday, Feb. 5. Keynote speakers are Chad Simmons, Diversity Focus.org., and Tim King, CEO, Urban Academies. Register online. A 1-credit course is free for UNI students.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Beware of IRS scam phone calls

Employees and students have reported receiving phone calls, on personal and work phones, from scammers identifying as IRS employees. These callers accuse individuals of owing back taxes and threatening arrest or legal suit if payment is not made promptly. These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI.These calls appear to be random and are not affiliated with UNI. For additional details on what to look for or to protect yourself, refer to this IRS link or UNI’s tax advisory information.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review

Policy 4.21 Emeritus/a Status is open for review. The review period closes Thursday, Dec. 17.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Voices of Justice

Theatre UNI will present a staged reading of stories of injustices students have experienced. The performance will be March 22, in Lang Auditorium. Share your voice; send submissions (750 words or less) to Eric Lange by Friday, Dec. 4.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
First Friday at the CME

On the first Friday of each month, the CME hosts a free immersive celebration of art, food, culture and community. Celebrate holidays around the world from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 with games, prizes, cookie decorating, crafts plus sample food from Germany. Bring your graduation cap and decorate it to show your pride. The CME and the UNI-VA are adopting a platoon. Bring your donations.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Register for MLK Day of Service

Make Monday, Jan. 18 "A Day ON, Not A Day Off" by volunteering to help package 20,000 meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Register online

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
Student research grant in ethics

Students can apply for up to $500 from the Center for Academic Ethics to conduct spring or summer research on a topic related to academic or research ethics. Applications are due Jan. 29. Find more information online or email Anita Gordon

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI holiday pottery sale

Buy unique gifts at the UNI holiday pottery sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in 126 KAB. All work is created by UNI ceramic students and faculty.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Bill Ruud, Jeff Danielson to be special guests at comedy show

UNI improv group Half-Masted will perform an unscripted comedy show at 7 and 9 p.m.,Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the BMT. President Ruud will be the guest at the 7 p.m. show, and legislator Jeff Danielson will be the guest at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
UNI PRSSA fundraising event

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a fundraising event at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ginger's Pub with live music from Rad Rascal and Goose Town. Doors open at 8 p.m.; the first band begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for age 21 and older; $5 for age 18-20 with a student ID. Come to support PRSSA, stay for a good time.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
'The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation'

The final Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) event for this semester will be at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME. Leisl Carr-Childers, history, will present "The Historical (En)Gendering of Wild Horse Preservation." CROW Forum events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Woodwind chamber concert Dec. 3

Enjoy a Woodwind Chamber Concert at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, under the Dichotomy sculpture in LIB. The free performances are by the Northern Iowa Woodwind Quintet and Omega Winds. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Report infrastructure safety concerns

Report safety concerns regarding the infrastructure at UNI, such as unsafe working conditions, trip/fall hazards, broken safety equipment and other hazards. Reports can be made anonymously and will be reviewed quickly. 

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Local food box program

Missing the College Hill Farmers Market? Sign up to receive a weekly delivery of fresh, locally grown food delivered to campus. Sign up anytime, put your box on hold as needed and cancel anytime.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
McElroy Fellowships

McElroy Fellowship candidates must intend to pursue a Ph.D. and be a December 2015 or May 2016 graduate with a liberal arts degree. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests. Potential applicants should contact Bryce Kanago to express interest and discuss eligibility. The on-campus application deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Return keys to Physical Plant

All keys checked out to faculty, staff and students need to be returned to the Physical Plant before leaving the university. Physical Plant hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p. m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 273-4400.

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