Northern Iowa Student Government

Special Event - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Fundraiser

By: mojohn on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 15:08

Attention Panthers! Extreme Makeover: Home Edition started construction on a house in West Union, Iowa for Audrey Gibbs and her six children.  Thursday, October 6 from 6:30-8:30 PM there will be a fundraiser for the Gibbs family.  The event will be truck sled pulling exhibition by the Fantasy Truck Pullers, a lawn mower racing exhibition by the Central Iowa Lawn Mower Racing Association, and a demolition derby exhibition put on by Chad Oldenburger. Following the event, a local band will perform. The event will be hosted by one or more of the show’s designers: Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson, Sabrina Soto and Jeff Dye, along with special guest, Brett Michaels.

Tickets are $10 for bleacher seating or $100 for the VIP section. The VIP section will allow guests to watch the event from a special area and meet the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designers and special guest, Brett Michaels. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

We hope you take time out of your busy Homecoming Week to support this cause!  If you are unable to attend the event, the public can help by making a monetary donation through the website or make checks to Family/Build Fund, c/o BankIowa, PO Box 229, Independence, Iowa 50644. Funds raised will help pay for items for the family home, ongoing medical expenses and other costs.

UNI Am A Hero - Pam Creger

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 18:25

This week's UNI Am A Hero is Pam Creger!

Pam Creger is a UNI hero because she puts countless hours in each and every week tending to the needs of students and student organizations. She is the glue that holds the Student Involvement and Activities Center together, keeping all of us on track and providing us with answers to any question we could ever have. She is the face of the SIAC, making it feel like a welcoming place for students and student organizations to come to for questions or concerns, and she helps students develop ideas for their organizations. She works so hard at her job at the SIAC while also working on the new Student Informationi System - she is an inspiration to me through her work ethic and cheerful attitude. - Dakotah Reed

Congratulations Pam 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, include their name and email address or phone number, and email it to

Go Panthers!

Events of the Week

By: Spencer Walrath on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 08:19

It's finally HOMECOMING!!! Be sure to check out a list of all the Homecoming events at

Wednesday, October 5 - Panther Pride Lunch
11AM-1PM - Campanile Plaza
Enjoy a free meal co-sponsored by NISG and CAB, served to you by members of your student government! You can also vote for your favorite chalk drawings from the residence hall competition.

Thursday, October 6 - National Student Day
4-6PM - University Book and Supply
It's party-time at University Book & Supply as we celebrate UNI students and their community service. We'll have music, games, prizes and FREE food for UNI students and will announce the winners in the Community Service hours contest that ran throughout September.

Thursday, October 6 - Second Annual Homecoming Traditions Challenge Amazing Race
5:30PM check in, race3 starts at 6PM - Alumni House
Teams of five will compete in an amazing race challenge across campus. Teams will receive picture clues that point them in right direction of where to go. When teams make it to the correct destination, teams will take a group picture to complete a challenge in the Traditions Challenge. This year be prepared to only have a minute to win it at designated locations! Regiester at

Saturday, October 8 - Panther Festival
11AM-1PM - Corner of College St. and W 23rd St.
A family friendly event featuring UNI student organizations, inflatable games, food and fun! Be sure to stop by the NISG booth for cookies and punch!

Saturday, October 8 - UNI Football v. Indiana State

UNI Am A Hero - Celeste Bembry

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 06:55

Our first ever UNI Hero is Celeste Bembry!

"Celeste is a positive, very upbeat staff member (Student Recruitment & Retention Coordinator in the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences)

Her engaging personal style makes recruits and their families--as well as current students, faculty and staff--feel valued and engaged in campus life. She is always cheering others on, injecting her faith-filled, natural ray-of-sunshine personality into everythign she does, particularly including her involvement with fellow musicians.

The impact of her interactions on all students, faculty and staff--particularly students of color--is profound, energizing and consistently uplifting.

She's one of my heroes, that's for sure!" - Drake Martin

Congratulations Celeste 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, include their name and email address or phone number, and email it to

Go Panthers!

Events of the Week - 9/26 to 10/2

By: mojohn on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 10:03

Tuesday, September 27 - Power of the Purse
12-1 PM - Maucker Union Ballroom
The Power of the Purse is a free financial seminar for women.  Presentation and discussion topics will include financial aid, purchasing a house, purchasing insurance, budgeting, and basic investing.  (Registration for this event has passed.)

Thursday, September 29 - Elevator Pitch Competition
4 PM - Business and Community Services
Come watch UNI students in the Fourth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition as they compete for a chance to move on to the national competition in Forth Worth, TX! These students will be giving the sales pitch in the amount of time it takes to ride a skyscraper elevator.

Thursday, September 29 - Mooz-lum
7-10 PM - Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union
Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil and Dorian Missick star in a groundbreaking new film about a Muslim boy who comes of age while in college against a politically charged 9/11 backdrop, with deep personal and familial traumas to overcome, and a search for identity that must reconcile his own difficult history with his new changed reality. The film's writer/director, Qasim "Q" Basir, will lead a discussion following the showing. Hosted in part by the Northern Iowa Student Government, Campus Activities Board, and the Center for Multicultural Education.