Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
On-campus dining options for Thanksgiving break

UNI Dining Services will have limited hours during Thanksgiving break. The dining centers will be closed Nov. 21 through 29. Visit the Department of Residence website for a full listing of dining hours.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Lawther Hall renovation

A construction site security fence is being installed in front of Lawther Hall. Parallel parking and the sidewalk in front of Lawther are not accessible. Parking in the east half of the Student Health Center parking lot will also be unavailable. The fence will stay in place until approximately July 1, 2017, when the project is completed.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
CSA hosting Interview and Networking Workshop

Want to practice your interview skills? The Communication Student Association is hosting an Interviewing and Networking Workshop at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in 345 LNG. Email rossieab@uni.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Flu shots available

There will be a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Center. The cost for the vaccine will be filed to your health insurance company or the $30 can be charged to your U-bill.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Face to Face with HIV, Dec. 1

In recognition of World AIDS Day, attend Face to Face with HIV at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the CME. Listen to the personal struggles and successes of an Iowa woman living with HIV and learn about current HIV-related issues. If you have questions, contact Joan Thompson

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement- spring internship

Are you doing an internship this spring? Apply for the Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement by Wednesday, Dec. 2. You could be awarded up to $2,000 (undergraduate) or $3,000 (graduate). Apply online or if you have questions, call Kristina Kofoot at 273-4507.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Apply to be an RA!

There's still time to submit your application to be a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2016-17 academic year. To apply, all applicants must complete an online application by Friday, Dec. 11 and attend a mandatory information panel. Eligible applicants will be contacted for interviews in January. For questions, contact reslifejobs@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 19 is a day devoted to encourage Americans to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping that this decision to not smoke will last forever. Sign up for Relay for Life at its table in Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Counseling services available 24/7

The UNI Counseling Center has launched an after-hours service to make counseling assistance available to students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 after normal office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), you have an option to "press 2" to speak with a mental health counselor immediately. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Travel around the world with Andy Stoll

At 26, Andy Stoll set off on what became a four-year, 40-country trip around the world. Stoll's stories and strategies will encourage all to pursue their biggest dreams. Hear him at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, in the Auditorium, LNG. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
New smoking policy approved

Policy 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use has been approved and is available on the UNI policies website. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Minnesota Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" has become a Cedar Falls holiday tradition. Experience the acrobatics and nostalgic music that makes "The Nutcracker" an essential part of Christmas at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Food drive to support the NE Iowa Food Bank

UNI Dining is holding a food drive during November with all proceeds to be donated to the NE Iowa Food Bank. Non-perishable and monetary donations can be dropped off at 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's or Essentials. You can also email Shelley Pruess to schedule an on-campus pick-up or if you have questions. 

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Mindful eating lunch and learn

Bring your lunch and listen to a variety of tips and strategies on eating with intention and attention this holiday season. Join Joan Thompson, health educator with Student Wellness Services, at noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, in the State College Room, MAU.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Be a buddy! - UNI Spectrum Project

Applications are now being accepted to be a UNI Buddy for the UNI Spectrum Project. The project will take place on Saturdays during the spring semester and combines music, drama, movement and art for children with different abilities. Find more information and apply online. 

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
American Red Cross blood drive

SAE and the Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballrooms, MAU. Students can sign up online or Nov. 12, 13 and 16 in the Union. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
International Education Week is Nov. 16-20

International Education Week events start Monday, Nov. 16, in Maucker Union featuring world languages, international foods and a reception hosting distinguished guest Ms. Guadalupe Sanchez from the Mexican Consulate in Omaha.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrate International Women's Entrepreneurship with the inaugural Cedar Valley Women's Entrepreneurship event from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Ballroom, COM. This event will unite networking and business groups for women in the Cedar Valley, empowering and celebrating women entrepreneurs in our community. Men and women are encouraged to attend. RSVP online.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Residence Hall Open Houses, Nov. 11 and 12

Trying to decide which hall you want to live in next year? Take a look at upperclass housing options in Panther Village, ROTH and Shull from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. View traditional hall living options in Bender, Campbell, Dancer, Hagemann, Noehren and Rider from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
UNI students invited to SOS conference at Drake

The Students Originating Solutions (SOS) Summit will provide an open forum for student representatives from colleges across Iowa from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Discussion topics include race relations, mental health, sexual assault/ interpersonal violence and LGBTQ issues. This will be the first student-led conference of its kind. Admission is free. Register online.  

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Survivor Game Night is Nov. 16

Alpha Delta Pi will host a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Ballroom, MAU. Teams of eight people will compete against each other in minute-to-win-it style games. The cost is $5 to participate and $5 to watch. There will be raffle prizes and T-shirts for sale. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Danish String Quartet at Gallagher Bluedorn on Nov. 16

Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music, these Scandinavian musicians are "one of the best quartets before the public today," according to The Washington Post. See them perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Get tickets online. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic'

Xia Liping, dean and professor of the Institute of International and Public Affairs at Tongji University, China, will lecture at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 115 SRL on "Climate Change and China's Strategic Interests in the Arctic." 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
New student employee hiring process

The university has moved to an electronic I-9 system eliminating the need for individual supervisors to handle confidential hiring paperwork. The new step-by-step process is posted online. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, career services, with any questions. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Around the World in 180 Minutes

Celebrate American Education Week with “Around the World in 180 Minutes” from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rod Library. Learn about new cultures, sample free food, win prizes and more. 

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
'We the People: Trust in Public Discourse'

Bill Clohesy, philosophy, will present "'We the People': Trust in Public Discourse," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in 2 SAB. This talk explores the Constitution's secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if citizens choose to accept it. Clohesy will suggest in his lecture that our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
"It's On Us" Week of Action

The "It's On Us" campaign National Week of Action is Nov. 8 through 14. The goal is to raise awareness for the campaign and ultimately foster a culture of consent. There will be multiple events around campus to support this campaign, including two opportunities to pledge and a Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop. Find more information online. 

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
First Friday at the CME

First Fridays is a new component in the Center for Multicultural Education's programming and is modeled after the First Friday events popular in many cities nationwide. The CME will host a free immersive celebration of art, food, culture and community from 7 to 11 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The purpose is for the CME to offer a regular social event for students to participate in cultural appreciation and community engagement, as well as to refocus the CME as a social and cultural hub for students.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Vinyl record blowout sale

Rod Library will offer a vinyl record sale Thursday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 8. A wide variety of musical styles are available, including classical, jazz, popular and musical theatre. All albums are $2; cash only.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Riverview's second annual chili dinner

Riverview Center's second annual chili dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at College Hill Lutheran Church, 2322 Olive St. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 319-939-9599 or email lindsey@riverviewcenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased from any member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Proceeds will benefit Riverview Center, a nonprofit that provides free and confidential services to survivors of sexual violence. There will be yard games as well.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Looking for a new way to get involved on campus?

Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) is a prestigious and diverse group of dynamic volunteer student leaders and is the student face of the UNI Alumni Association. CATS members serve as liaisons between UNI students and alumni by promoting the tradition of annual giving and involvement among the student body, and by hosting various educational and philanthropic events. Apply online. If you have questions, email Clarine Ford.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
CSA resume workshop

Does your resume make a positive statement? The Communications Student Association will host a free resume workshop at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in 346 LNG. Career experts will be available for one-on-one resume critique and advice.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
It’s time to decide where you’ll live on campus next year!

The recontracting process is going on now for students returning to the residence halls for the 2016-17 academic year. Take a moment to visit the Department of Residence’s recontracting page. Review the timeline and then reserve your room on campus and select a meal plan by logging in to the housing and dining contract.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
Maker activity during Family Weekend

Rod Library and UNI STEM will host a maker activity from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, for Family Weekend. Visit the Rod Library, show your family your favorite study spot and make a lighted pom-pom that you can take to the football game later that day.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Islam in Iowa: An American Story

Cara Burnidge, religion, will present “Islam in Iowa: An American Story” at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in 2 SAB. Like many native and naturalized citizens, Muslims around the world viewed the U.S. as a place of opportunity and freedom from religious persecution. This presentation will show that Iowa, in particular, provided such opportunities for Muslim immigrants, which is why it's home to the oldest mosque in the United States, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June, John Wiles, music, led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following The Wicklow Way in Ireland. Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in 116 RSL.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Additional flu shot clinic

The Student Health Clinic will offer a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the main entryway.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
3rd Annual Military Ball

The UNI Veterans Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Military Ball at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Commons Ballroom. All are invited to attend as a veteran, current military or simply in support of our service members in the community and on campus. RSVP online.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
UNI-CUE looking for tutors

The UNI-CUE Tutoring Center is still looking for a few tutors for students in grades K through 4 and high school. Students, faculty, staff and retirees are accepted as tutors for the program. Each tutor meets weekly with a student for a 1.5-hour tutoring session at UNI-CUE in downtown Waterloo. For more information, call 273-4771 or email Nancy Scoggins Rose

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Enter your room in the Panther Palace contest

Your residence hall room is your home away from home, your castle, your palace. Show off your UNI palace for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to University Book & Supply, Dining Dollars, Panther swag AND bragging rights. Email a photo of your UNI palace to ur@uni.edu. Entry deadline is Sunday, Nov. 8. Details are posted online.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
RA application available now

The Department of Residence is seeking qualified applicants for resident assistants for the 2016-17 academic year. To apply, all applicants must attend a mandatory information panel and submit an electronic application. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 11. Eligible applicants will be contacted for interviews in January 2016. Contact reslifejobs@uni.edu with questions.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
“Don’t shave the grizzle, embrace the frizzle!

UNI No Shave is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for men's cancers such as prostate, pancreatic and testicular cancers. UNI Colleges Against Cancer will track the progress of your frizzle and fundraising. The individuals with the Longest Beard, Best Mustache and Hairiest Legs will win as well as the team who has fundraised the most during November. Sign up and enter the promo code UNInoshave. Come to the Ballroom, MAU for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, as well as a Shave Party at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
ISA's Halloween dance party

International Student Association is hosting a Halloween Dance Party from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Ballroom, MAU. The theme is "Carnival Freakshow." Enjoy free food, games, open dance floor, raffles and more.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Mock law class on Nov. 2

Are you thinking about becoming a lawyer? Jerry Organ, a professor from University of St. Thomas School of Law, will host a mock law class from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in 221 CBB. The class will focus on a Missouri case dealing with the issue of adverse possession. Food and beverages will be provided. Those interested in attending should RSVP to dzaboffb@uni.edu to receive the reading materials. Plan on spending 30-45 minutes reading through the materials and come prepared to participate.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
CABtoberfest

Enjoy CABtoberfest from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Oct. 29, in Maucker Union. There will be Zombie Laser Tag, mini games, a scavenger hunt, Halloween-themed crafts, food, drinks and chances to win prizes!

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Gilchrist costume & office decoration competition

Stop by participating offices in Gilchrist Hall to enjoy treats and vote for your favorite decorated office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Enter a drawing for prizes by guessing the theme of each participating office. Pick up your ballot and a list of participating offices Oct. 30, in the first floor lobby and on the ground floor between Human Resource Services and the Study Abroad Center.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
CSA informational mixer event

Looking for networking opportunities? The Communication Student Association will host an informational mixer at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

The Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, MU Food Court, Piazza and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to the drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open Nov. 3 through 13.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
APO Presents 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

Alpha Psi Omega will host a showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the GBPAC. Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission is free for UNI students with ID; $1 or a canned food item for others. Costumes and additional canned food donations are highly encouraged. Food donations benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
UNI to host actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak at UNI's GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Bialik is well known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s sitcom "Blossom" and now appears regularly as neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the "Big Bang Theory."

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