Northern Iowa Student Government

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

Senate Agenda March 10

By: Student on Wed, 03/10/2010 - 12:10

Attached is the agenda for the 20th regular meeting of the NISG Senate, plus bills for the meeting.

Senate meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the University Room, unless noted.

2010 Census: "We Can't Move Forward Until You Mail It Back"

By: Student on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 09:45

Why is it important to fill out the 2010 Census?

A story on the 2010 Census Web site reads:

Census information affects the numbers of seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. And people from many walks of life use census data to advocate for causes, rescue disaster victims, prevent diseases, research markets, locate pools of skilled workers and more.

When you do the math, it's easy to see what an accurate count of residents can do for your community. Better infrastructure. More services. A brighter tomorrow for everyone. In fact, the information the census collects helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services like:

Job training centers
Senior centers
Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
Emergency services

Participation isn't just important—it's mandatory.

Visit the 2010 Census Web site for more information:

Dalai Lama Events This Week

By: Student on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 12:07

Dinner and a Movie
Tuesday, March 9
Dinner: 5-7 p.m., Piazza Dining Center; 5-7:30 p.m., Rialto Dining Center
Movie: 8 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education
$9.50 for the general public, payable by cash or check; students can use their meal plan, Dining Dollars, cash or check. Tibetan food to be served includes churu soup, a blue cheese and chili soup with Tibetan spices; pork ribs with radishes and spices; and desserts carrot barfi, a pudding-like dessert with carrots and cahsews, and cream cheese barfi, similar to cheesecake. "Kundun" will follow at Maucker Union with Tibetan tea and a light Tibetan dessert. "Kundun" is the incredible true-life story of the Dalai Lama and his daring struggle to lead a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. The movie is directed by Martin Scorsese.

Tibetan Food Samples at Prexy's, Maucker Union
Monday, March 22 - Thursday, March 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A Tibetan food will be offered for sampling each day. Monday features cream cheese barfi, a dessert; Tuesday, churu soup; Wednesday, khir, a Tibetan rice pudding; and Thursday, Tibetan pork ribs.