Northern Iowa Student Government

UNI I Am A Hero - Josh Wilson

By: Spencer Walrath on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:52

This week's UNI I Am A Hero is Josh Wilson!

"There are so many reasons Josh deserves these accolades that it would not be possible to list them all in one email. Here are a few reasons why:

1. He is a mentor and a role model to students of all ages at UNI. His network of friends is incredible, and he goes out of his way to help anyone and everyone who has probably never done a thing for him.

2. His work for Colleges Against Cancer has raised thousands of dollars. He works endlessly to promote this cause on campus, and never settles for complacency.

3. Josh knows a great deal of people around campus including faculty, Deans, and politicians outside of campus who can make a difference for students on campus. Josh has made it his duty to work tirelessly for his fellow students by pushing the changes his fellow classmates desire, but lack the power to change.

4. His presence on campus makes this school so much more than it actually is. He has devoted his life to helping others, and is truly a hero in not only my eyes, but literally thousands of people around the Cedar Valley.

Josh Wilson has done more than enough to deserve this award." - Brendon Brauer

Congratulations Josh on your nomination!

Don't forget to nominate your friends and co-workers to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Write a brief statement that details why they are a hero, including their name and email address, and email it to

Go Panthers!

Events of the Week - 10/24 to 10/30

By: mojohn on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 08:44

Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 - Satellite Voting
9 AM - 3 PM, Maucker Union Coffeehouse
Come to the Maucker Union to vote in the 2011 general election and remind your friends to stop and vote, as well!

Wednesday, October 26 - Building Capacity For Men's Violence Prevention Conference
8 AM - 4:30 PM, Commons Ballroom
The purpose of the Men's Institute is to stimulate thought and discussion around mentoring, being a role model for others, and to offer and present innovative and cutting edge approaches to engaging men in violence prevention strategies on college/university campuses and in communities across the state of Iowa.Learn more here:

Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27 - Board of Regents Meeting
The Board of Regents of the State of Iowa are meeting at the University of Northern Iowa this week. To view the agenda, click here

Friday, October 28 - ISA "Night of the Living Dead" Halloween Dance
7 - 11 PM, Commons Ballroom
The International Student Association is putting on their annual Halloween dance. This event is open to everyone. ISA will accept donations for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The first 100 attendees will be entered into a raffle and there will be a prize for best costume.

Apply for the Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 21:54

Are you planning to take an internship position in Iowa? Apply for the Koob Fund! It provides financial support ranging from $1,000 - $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students in any academic discipline at UNI.

Learn more an apply at

Applications are due by November 14th and are to be submitted jointly by a student and the host organization. Internship applications will be selected for their potential to benefit the student, the sponsoring organization and the community. Internships may serve throughout Iowa at non-profit organizations, city, county, state federal government agencies or UNI outreach programs.

UNI I Am A Hero - Julianne Gassman

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 07:30

This week's UNI I Am A Hero is Julianne Gassman!

Dr. Gassman is an Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and Associate Director of Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services.

"Julianne is truly a hero. She is a hero for her students when she makes time to meet with each of them and give them advice and guidance to prepare them to reach their own goals. Dr. Gassman is a hero when she transforms over 50 students into nonprofit professionals annually through her tireless work with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Lastly, Julianne is a hero when she engages in our community by serving on the Volunteer Center board and leading nonprofit trainings. Dr. Gassman also plays an instrumental role in local, state, and national nonprofit associations and organizations.

Dr. Julianne Gassman has changed the lives of students on campus, helped better life for people in our community, and led improvements for organizations in the Cedar Valley and throughout the State of Iowa. I know she is my hero and I am only one of the hundreds of students who have known her and admired her throughout her time here at UNI." - Amy Costliow

Congratulations Julianne on your nomination!

Don't forget to nominate your friends and co-workers to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Write a brief statement that details why they are a hero, including their name and email address, and email it to

Go Panthers!

Events of the Week - 10/17 to 10/23

By: mojohn on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 08:06

Tuesday, October 18 - Majors in Minutes
7:00-8:30 PM - Maucker Union Ballroom
“Majors in Minutes” is a speed-dating approach to learning more about majors or careers of interest to you.  At this event, you, or a group of students, interested in a major will visit with junior or senior students in that major for five minutes.  After five minutes, you can remain at that station or move to another station of your choosing. You can visit as many stations as you like or as few as you like.

Tuesday, October 18 - Spotlight Concert Series: UNI Singers and Women's Chorus
7:30 PM - Great Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer the UNI Women's Chorus will join together with UNI Singers, conducted by professor and conductor John Len Wiles, to offer a shared fall concert. This event is ticketed; students admitted free.

Wednesday, October 19 - Presidential Lecture Series: Robert Waller
7:30 PM - Lang Hall Auditorium
Robert Waller, former dean of CBA and best-selling author, will visit UNI as part of UNI's Presidential Lecture Series. Waller will deliver a public lecture titled "What the Rivers Taught Me." The lecture is free and open to the public. His best-selling novel, "The Bridges of Madison County" sold more than 12 million copies and was made into a major film and theatrical productions in a number of countries.

Friday, October 21 - SAACS Halloween House
4:30-7:30 PM - 2nd Floor, McCollum Science Hall
The UNI Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society are hosting a Halloween House, free and open to the public. People of all ages will enjoy watching witches make Gummy Bears scream, pirates who turn pennies to gold, imps who breathe fire and Dr. Frankenstein channel electricity. Guests are also welcome to make their own gak, slime and liquid nitrogen ice cream!