Northern Iowa Student Government

ESPN and HP Encourage UNI Fans to be "Amazing"

By: Student on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:56

Most "Amazing" Fan Base Could Win $100,000 for Their School

As the University of Northern Iowa competes for a slice of the national championship title in NCAA Men’s Basketball, fans have the chance to rally the fan troops and put Northern Iowa in the top spot of ESPN and HP’s “Amazing 16” contest.

What? ESPN is teaming up with HP to challenge fans of the Sweet 16 schools to prove their school spirit and show just how amazing their fans are.

How? Fans go to and by sharing photos, posting messages and answering poll questions; they accumulate points for their favorite Sweet 16 school. The top two schools with the most fandom points (no matter their NCAA tournament ranking) will be announced on Sunday, April 4 and will battle for the ultimate fan bragging rights.

Why? The college or university generating the most participation in the “Amazing 16” will win a contribution of $100,000 in cash and technology products for their school.

Who? FANS!

When? The “Amazing 16” race kicks off Tuesday, March 23 at noon EDT.

Details? ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt will offer insights throughout the contest. The program is a part of HP’s “Let’s Do Amazing” campaign, which celebrates the amazing things people do with technology in collaboration with the world’s largest technology company.

NCAA Student Tickets and Free Transportation

By: Student on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 14:15

A pool of 150 tickets are reserved for students for the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Louis on March 26-28. Free transportation to those students who receive tickets will be provided compliments of Panther Athletics.

Students must apply for a ticket no later than 5 p.m. on Monday and will be notified on Wednesday if they will receive one of the 150 available tickets. Tickets will cost students $166 and include both Friday and Sunday games.

Transportation will be provided leaving Friday morning and returning after Friday's game. If the Panthers win, transportation will be provided again on Sunday. (If the Panthers do not win, students wanting to attend the Sunday game would have to provide their own transportation.)

For game tickets, call 273-4TIX no later than 5 p.m. today.

Applications for Executive Branch Due March 22 by 5 PM

By: Student on Sun, 03/21/2010 - 22:33

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please apply here:

Executive Branch 2010-2011
Director of Administration and Finance
Director of Public Relations
Director of Diversity and Student Life
Director of Governmental Relations

Executive Cabinet 2010-2011
Director of Academic Initiatives
Director of Campus Involvement
Director of Diversity Affairs
Director of Environmental Affairs
Director of Graduate Student Affairs
Director of Greek Affairs: Fraternities
Director of Greek Affairs: Sororities
Director of International Student Affairs
Director of New Student Initiatives
Director of Residence Hall Relations

Director of Administration and Finance—The Director of Administration and Finance shall manage and coordinate the spending of allocated funds in cooperation with the Organization and Finance Committee. The Director of Administration and Finance shall also oversee the recognition of new student organizations approved by Senate.

Director of Public Relations—The Director of Public Relations oversees the Public Relations and Programming Committee. The Director of Public Relations also shall be responsible for all press relations for Northern Iowa Student Government.

Director of Diversity and Student Life—The Director of Diversity and Student Life shall be responsible for the enhancement of student life through academic and social venues and shall promote the recognition and appreciation of diversity at the University of Northern Iowa.

Director of Governmental Relations—The Director of Governmental Relations shall meet regularly with members of the state legislature and city officials to promote student interests. The Director of Governmental Relations shall keep the student body updated on activities of the state and local government.

Apply here: For more information, contact Student Body President-Elect Joel Anderson ( or Vice President-Elect Emma Hashman ( with questions.

NOTE: All applicants must supply two references (preferably people on campus; include name, position, office phone number and e-mail address). In addition, Director of Public Relations applicants must submit a writing sample, and an example of a press release for a Web site. Please e-mail these items separately to Student Body President-Elect Joel Anderson ( and Vice President-Elect Emma Hashman ( Use “Position_Name” for the subject-line.

Applications are due March 22, 2010 (TODAY) no later than 5 p.m.

Diversity First Newsletter

By: Student on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 08:45

Attached is the March 11, 2010 edition of the Diversity First Newsletter. Please contact NISG if you would like a printed copy.

Weatherization Blitz Day Workshop

By: Student on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 08:40

Learn techniques to make your home energy-efficient.

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps on Saturday, March 13 at 9 a.m. Meet at St. John's Lutheran Church. RSVPs are welcome to (319) 273-7233 or