Northern Iowa Student Government

Events of the Week 4/9 to 4/15

By: mojohn on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 07:23

Monday, April 9 - 9/11 Fllm Series: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
7 PM - Center for Multicultural Education
Screening of the film Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero will be followed by a panel discussion of local faith leaders.

Tuesday, April 10 - UNI Student Composers' Concert
6 PM - Davis Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital.

Wednesday, April 11 - NISG Panther Bash
11 AM to 1 PM - Campanile
Come to the Campanile to enjoy some FREE FOOD and end-of-the-year fun! Representatives from the Northern Iowa Student Government will be on hand to serve the student body FREE burgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. (A vegetarian option will be available.)

Wednesday, April 11 - Spotlight Series: UNI Singers, Women's Chorus, and Concert Chorale
7:30 PM - Great Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Under the direction of UNI School of Music conductors John Len Wiles and Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers, Women’s Chorus and Concert Chorale will offer a shared spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series.

Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 - Made to Order: Gender, Consent and Pop Culture (SAVE Forum Actors Performance)
7:30 PM - Interpreter's Theater, Lang Hall 40
Explore the complexities of relationships and the power of bystander intervention with the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors. This performance allows for your own thoughts about gender stereotypes, consent and the roles of violence in our community, to be highlighted through audience participation.

Bat Boy: the Musical
Thursday, April 12; Friday, April 13; and Saturday, April 14 - 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 14 - 2;00 PM
Based on events as chronicled in Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley.  In between the howls of laughter and using virtually every style of music, Bat Boy: The Musical tackles American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, genetic engineering, and lots more.

Senate Agenda for the 27th Regular Meeting

By: mojohn on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 19:01

I. Call to Order – 7:00 PM
II. Roll Call
III. Identification of the Press
IV. Student Forum and Announcements
V. Call for Changes to the Orders of the Day
VI. Approval of the Consent Agenda
     1. Consideration and Approval of the Minutes
          a. 26th Regular Senate Meeting Minutes
     2. Approval of University Committee Appointments
     3. Approval of Senate Standing Committee Appointments
VII. Say Hello to Lisa
VIII. Special Business
     1. Jeff Funderburk- Faculty Senate
     2. Spencer Walrath- Presentation on FY 2013 Recommendations for Student Service Fee
IX. Reports of the Executive Officers
     1. President- Spencer Walrath
     2. Vice President- Ian Goldsmith
     3. Director of Administration and Finance- Dakotah Reed
     4. Director of Public Relations- Morgan Johnson
     5. Director of Diversity and Student Life- Skylar Mayberry-Mayes
     6. Director of Governmental Relations- Rhonda Greenway
     7. Chief of Staff- EmilyAnn Brueck
X. Reports of the Standing Committees
     1. Organization & Finance – Givens and Trampel
     2. Government & Legislative Affairs – Parker and Derringer
     3. Public Relations & Programming – Koss and Lunn
     4. Student Affairs – Konrardy and Findley
     5. External Relations –Bancroft-Smithe and Gibbs
X. Report of the Speaker
XI. Old Business
     1. SSB 2012-60 One Iowa at UNI
     2. SSB 2012-61 UNI Green Life
     3. SSB 2012-63 UNI College Republicans and Democrats
     4. SSB 2012-64 Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities
XII. Non-Controversial Docket
XIII. Controversial Docket
XIV. Report of the Speaker
XV. Swearing of 2012-2013 Speaker of the Senate
XVI. Adjournment

Events of the Week - 4/2 to 4/8

By: mojohn on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 07:43

Monday, April 2 - CROW (Current Research on Women) Forum
12 PM - Center for Multicultural Education
Kristen McNutt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender, will present “We're Taking Slut Back: SlutWalks, the Rape Script and the Linguistic Reclamation of Slut.” McNutt is a graduate student in Women's and Gender Studies. The WGS program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for informal presentation and discussion.

Tuesday, April 3 - UNI Proud's Annual Drag Ball
8 PM - Maucker Union, Coffeehouse
Come for the most exciting night of the year! See the drag kings and queens, ready to rock your socks off! Be sure to bring your $1 bills to show your appreciation!

Wednesday, April 4 - UNI Proud presents Loren Cameron
Join UNI Proud for two presentations by Loren Cameron, a photographer known for his photos of transsexual people during their gender transition. His presentation is a relaxed and informative way to introduce the topic of transgender. There will be a mini-lecture from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU that will focus on gay/bisexual transmen and Cameron's own experiences. His main presentation, focusing on his journey and his models, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

Thursday, April 5 - Observatory Show
9 PM - McCollum Science Hall, Room 137
Visit the UNI Observatory to learn about the objects in the night sky and view the planets through the Earth Science telescope. Free and open to the public. Meet near the polar bear outside of 137 McCollum Science Hall before 9 p.m.  Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Thursday, April 5 - UNI Earth Hour
Participate in UNI's Earth Hour by conserving energy. Make the choice to turn off lights in your dorm, apartment or at work for one hour and make a difference. For more information, check out Earth Hour’s official website. Sponsored by: Northern Iowa Student Government, GreenLife, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Green Project UNI, Northern Iowa Energy Corps, UNI Cycling Club and Student Nature Society.

Friday, Aprll 6 - Spotlight Series: UNI Jazz Band One
7:30 PM - Russell Hall, Bengtson Auditorium
Under the direction of conductor Chris Merz, the UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. Repertoire, guests and soloists will be announced at the event. This event is ticketed (free for students)

2012 Regents United Day at the Statehouse Participants

By: Rhonda Greenway on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:00

Please note: Teams are chosen based first on hometown representative, then by hometown senator and then by last name. Bolded names indicate the student did not attend Regents United Day on March 29th, 2012.

Rhonda Greenway
Stef McGraw 
Rielly Zlab
Tiffany Koss
Greta Johnson
John Anderson
Orijit Karr
Tyler Campbell
Audrey Cummings
Joel Anderson 

Glee Club Participants
Logan Mundt
Michael McAndrew
Evan O'Leary
Jaime Yowler

Team 1
Chris Apling
Eric Sylvester
Julia Anderson
Francesca Andriolo
Megan Johnson

Team 2
Chris Bowden
EmilyAnn Brueck
Ann Echelmeyer
Victoria Hurst
Heather Mulrooney

Team 3
Elisa Cohen
Paige Leytem
Michael Lunn
Dakotah Reed

Team 4
Theresa Luensmann
Katie Pauk
Beth Sullivan
Eric Boisen
Alicia Jessip

Team 5
Ann Dvorsky
Megan Kingery
Bridget Nulty
Jessica Garraway
Dylan Keller

Team 6
Kelsey Kraus
Spencer Walrath
Anna Werner
Kyle Woollums
KaLeigh White

Team 7
Kristen Meyers
Jordan Bancroft-Smithe
Andrew Sorge
Wynne Johnson
Chase Aunspach

Team 8
Ian Goldsmith
Patrick Gibbs
Megan Kammarmeyer
Leanna (Tuesday) Schreur
Sarah Crim

Team 9
Emily Cohen
Jared Parker
Adam Beaves
Mallory Riffel
Liz Mastalio

Team 10
Amy Ahmad
Majda Sarkic
Holly Botzum
Ziyue Liu
Parash Upreti 

26th Regular Senate Meeting

By: mojohn on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 18:27

I. Call to Order – 7:00 PM
II. Roll Call
III. Identification of the Press
IV. Student Forum and Announcements
V. Call for Changes to the Orders of the Day
VI. Approval of the Consent Agenda
      1. Consideration and Approval of the Minutes
           a. 25th Regular Senate Meeting Minutes
      2. Approval of University Committee Appointments
      3. Approval of Senate Standing Committee Appointments
VII. Say Hello to Lisa
VIII. Special Business
IX. Reports of the Executive Officers
      1. President Walrath
      2. Vice President Goldsmith
      3. Director of Administration and Finance Reed
      4. Director of Public Relations Johnson
      5. Director of Diversity and Student Life Mayberry-Mayes
      6. Director of Governmental Relations Greenway
      7. Chief of Staff Brueck
X. Reports of the Standing Committees
      1. Organization & Finance – Givens and Trampel
      2. Government & Legislative Affairs – Parker and Derringer
      3. Public Relations & Programming – Koss and Lunn
      4. Student Affairs – Konrardy and Findley
      5. External Relations –Bancroft-Smithe and Gibbs
XI. Report of the Speaker
XII. Old Business
      1. SSB 2012-54 FY13 Student Organization Budget Request
      2. SSB 2012-56 Funding and Recognition Guidelines Overhaul 2012
      3. SSB 2012-57 NISG’s Panther Bash
      4. SSB 2012-58 MTA and UNI Proud
XIII. Non-Controversial Docket
      1. SSB 2012-59 UNI Panther Allied with Local Schools
XIV. Controversial Docket
      1. SSB 2012-60 One Iowa at UNI
      2. SSB 2012-61 UNI Green Life
      3. SSB 2012-62 Student Nature Society
      4. SSB 2012-63 UNI College Republicans and Democrats
      5. SSB 2012-64 Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities
XV. Adjournment