Northern Iowa Student Government

Senate Agenda Jan. 20

By: Student on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:24

Attached is the agenda for the 18th regular meeting of the NISG Senate. 

Please note: with the new website, all agendas, minutes, bills, resolutions and reports are currently not online. The NISG Webmaster is working on this, and NISG will inform students when they will be available online. 

Should you want or need to read any of this material, please stop in at the NISG office or contact an NISG representative.

Increase in SafeRide Usage

By: Student on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:54

With the Spring 2010 semester underway, the Northern Iowa Student Government is pleased to announce its Fall 2009 ridership for the Weekend SafeRide. Overall numbers reveal an increase in 1,024 participants from Fall 2008 to Fall 2009.

A graph attached shows the increase from month to month.

The SafeRide provides a safe alternative form of transportation for UNI students and community members every weekend during the academic year (including winter and spring breaks). The program promotes responsibility for all members of the Cedar Falls community.

In April 2009, NISG was honored with the Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. This annual award recognizes outstanding traffic safety contributions based on a commitment to traffic safety and service provided beyond routine duties.

The SafeRide route runs from 9:55 p.m. to 2:20 a.m. and is sponsored by UNI Public Safety. For more information on the SafeRide, a PDF download of its schedule and other NISG resources, visit


NISG Election Season

By: Student on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 09:15

The Northern Iowa Student Government campaign and election season will begin soon. 

Information packets complete with petitions will be available this Friday, Jan. 22 for President and Vice President candidates, and Senate candidates. Packets can be picked up at the NISG office. President and Vice President candidates must meet with Election Commissioner Mary Jo Halder in order to receive a packet. 

Packets are due Feb. 5. If an applicant does not turn in a packet by this date, his or her name will not be on the ballot. Campaigning begins Feb. 1. 

Voting will take place on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 on MyUNIverse. Please check back for more details. 

Liberal Arts Core Review Survey

By: Student on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 09:04

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) invites all faculty and students to participate in a short survey on the current Liberal Arts Core. The survey results will be used to help shape campus discussions about whether the current LAC needs to be revised and if so, how it should be improved. The charge of the LAC-RSC can be accessed at

The survey will be available on MyUNIverse for two weeks beginning Tuesday Jan. 19, 2010. Additional comments or questions about the survey may be directed to the committee co-chairs, Susan Hill ( and/or Virginia Arthur ( Your participation in the survey is very important to the work of the committee!

Textbook Tax Credit

By: Student on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 17:49

Save your course materials' receipts -- you may be eligible for a tax credit up to $2,500. The economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama in Feb. 2009 makes the cost of college textbooks and course materials eligible for tax credits. This provision makes these academic tools more affordable for students and their families. For more information, visit