Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Mental health panel

The Student Health Clinic will host a panel of students sharing their stories and continuing journeys with mental health at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 111 KAB. Attendees can ask questions, talk to experts and learn more about campus resources.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble Through Pilgrimage

Experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, exploring the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in 116 RSL. All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June 2015, John Wiles led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following the Wicklow Way in Ireland. Susan Hill will collaborate on this reflective presentation.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Study Abroad fair and passport day

The Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Learn about study abroad opportunities and renew or apply for a passport. Admission is free. Contact Paula Van Zee paula.vanzee@uni.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
Dance Marathon Waterloo Blackhawks hockey night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game at Young Arena in Waterloo. A portion of every $10 ticket purchased will be donated to Dance Marathon. 

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
UNI Opera presents American Opera: Susannah

UNI Opera celebrates its 112th year with performances of the opera "Susannah" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, in GBPAC. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office and online.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
UNI legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, will host a legislative update at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Earn UNI credit in Italy

The Study Abroad Center will host Massimo Coppetti, Florence University of the Arts, from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, in 134 ITTC. UNI's partnership agreement allows students to study abroad for a semester, summer or complete an internship in Florence and earn UNI credit. About 10 students travel to FUA every year.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Spring break pay it forward tour

Students Today Leaders Forever will host a trip to Washington, D.C., during spring break. The week consists of service projects, traveling, new friends and building leadership skills. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. Contact uni@stlf.net for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, in the State College Room, MAU. Topics include open credit, credit by examination, CLEP tests and emergency loans. Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch; soda and dessert will be provided.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Provost's Common Read: The Invention of Nature

Join Provost Wohlpart for his spring common read of The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboltd’t New World. Up to 75 spots are available for UNI students, faculty and staff. Books will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Eric O'Brien for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Bingo night

Campus Activities Board will host bingo night from 6 to 8, Thursday, Jan. 21, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Prizes include an Xbox, TV, GoPro and more. Food and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
DOR to host 26th Annual RA Conference

The Department of Residence will host the 26th Annual UNI Resident Assistant Conference Friday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 31. There are 50 institutions with more than 550 advisors and delegates attending. Delegates will be housed in residence hall lounges and eat meals in the Piazza Dining Center. Visit the DOR website for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon dancer appreciation week

Dance Marathon will host several events during dancer appreciation week. Texas Roadhouse give back night (see information above) will be Tuesday, Jan. 26. A black tie affair will be Thursday, Jan. 28. A Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game will be Friday, Jan. 29. Contact Dance Marathon for more information.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
A-Team tutoring

A-Team tutoring will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, in 282 A/B LIB 282. Tutoring in math, science, writing, humanities, Praxis Core and general study skills will be available for walk-in tutoring. A-Team will be held every Sunday this semester except March 13.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon Texas Roadhouse give back night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night from 4 to 8, Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Texas Roadhouse. Mention Dance Marathon and the group will receive 10 percent of the purchase price. 

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Dance Marathon Sidecar coffee give back night

Dance Marathon is having a give back night and silent art auction from 5 to 9, Thursday, Jan. 21, at Sidecar coffee shop. All proceeds from the auction and $1 from every latte purchased will be given to Dance Marathon. 

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Black History Month celebration

Black History Month will be celebrated at First Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Activities include trivia night, jazz music, soul food and a cultural corner.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Deadline for student grants

Students can apply for up to $500 to conduct research on a topic related to academic or research ethics. Proposals accepted from students in any discipline. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 29. 

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.

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