Northern Iowa Student Government

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.

Graduation Cords for NISG Alumni

By: Student on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 12:04

Attention Spring graduates who have been involved with Northern Iowa Student Government: if you would like NISG graduation cords, please contact Speaker Katelyn Bries at or Director of Public Relations Megan Parrott at

Safety Week

By: Student on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 09:25

In conjunction with UNI Greek Life, the Northern Iowa Student Government is sponsoring Safety Week March 9-11, 2010: “Think Before You Drink.” The following events will take place:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Maucker Union Ballroom
If You’re Cruisin,’ Don’t be Boozin’
Lecture by Mark Rowe
Fatal vision goggles will be available

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.
Maucker Union State College Room
Sexual Jeopardy
Trivia game with topics related to STIs and the effects of alcohol on sexual intercourse and decision-making.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Maucker Union near Chats
Information Tables
Information tables with SafeRide Cards, Fact Buttons, and BAL cards available.

Applications for 2010-11 Executive Team

By: Student on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 09:12

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 no later than 5 p.m.