Northern Iowa Student Government

Events of the Week - 12/5 to 12/11

By: mojohn on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 09:14

Thursday, December 8 - Celebrate the Seasons
7 - 10 PM, Maucker Union Coffeehouse
Kick-start your holiday season by coming to CAB's Celebrate the Seasons! There will be an ice skating rink INSIDE of Maucker Union, there will be stuff-a-pet (penguins, unicorns, bears, monkeys!), an ugly sweater photo booth, crafts, and performances by various UNI organizations.

Thursday, December 8 - Voterpalooza: Iowa Caucus Edition
9 PM - 2 AM, the Hub
Join your Northern Iowa Student Government for their 2nd Annual Voterpalooza Concert on December 8th at the Hub from 9 PM until 2 AM to celebrate the up-and-coming Iowa Caucuses! The event will feature Good Cop/Rad Cop and the Pork Tornadoes and is FREE to all students 19 and older or 18 and up with a UNI ID. Voterpalooza will include a mock election with the various candidates involved in the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, as well as information on registering to vote. The UNI SafeRide will be running Thursday night to take students to the event but will operate on a slightly modified route, skipping its stop on College Street.  The Hub is located on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Please email nisg@uni.edu with any questions you might have regarding the event!

Friday, December 9 - Presidential Candidate Education Forum: Rick Santorum
11 AM, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center lobby
Former Sen. Rick Santorum will be the second candidate to present at UNI's Presidential Candidate Education Forum. UNI and Iowa Public Radio are hosting presidential candidates to speak to "Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Education Today." The forum, moderated by Ben Kieffer, host of IPR's "The Exchange," is free and open to the public. Santorum will speak for 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with the audience.

Events of the Week - 11/28 to 12/4

By: mojohn on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 09:17

Wednesday, November 30 - UNI Presidential Candidate Educational Forum: Michele Bachmann
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
UNI and Iowa Public Radio will host Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as part of UNI's Presidential Candidate Education Forums. The forums include a 30-minute candidate presentation "Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Early Childhood Through Postsecondary Education," followed by questions from the audience. Free and open to the public.

Friday, December 2 - NCAA Volleyball Playoffs vs. Niagara
7:00 PM - McLeod Center
The University of Northern Iowa women's volleyball squad earned the overall No. 6 seed in the 2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. UNI will serve as a first and second round host on Dec. 2-3. Come support the Panther volleyball team during the first round of the tournament!

Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 - UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Show
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM - Great Hall, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer their highly anticipated holiday concerts. These sell-out events feature the Glee Club men performing holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. This event is ticketed - $12 per ticket. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Saturday, December 3 - NCAA Football Playoffs vs. Wofford
4:00 PM - UNI Dome
The UNI football team has earned the No. 5 seed for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The Panthers will host Wofford in the UNI-Dome for the second round of playoffs on Saturday, Dec. 3rd with kick-off at 4 PM.

Senate Agenda for the 15th Regular Meeting

By: mojohn on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 18:56

Agenda of the
Northern Iowa Student Government Senate
2011-2012 Session
15th Regular Meeting – November 16th, 2011

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
          i. 14th Regular Senate Meeting
     2. Approval of University Committee Appointments
     3. Approval of Senate Standing Committee Appointments
          i. Justin Bell: Organization and Finance Committee
          ii. Zach Schriner: External Relations Committee
          iii. Darvel Givens: Organization and Finance Chair
     4. Approval of New Senators
          i. Justin Bell: Off Campus Senator
          ii. Zach Schriner: Off Campus Senator
VII. Say Hello to Lisa
VIII. Special Business
     1. Swearing in of New Senators
     2. Josh Wilson
     3. Resignation of the Recording Secretary
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 SSB 2012-22 Voterpalooza
     1. Organization & Finance – C. Miller and Trampel
     2. Government & Legislative Affairs – Parker and Derringer
     3. Public Relations & Programming – Koss and E. Konrardy
     4. Student Affairs – N. Konrardy and Findley
     5. External Relations – A. Miller and Bancroft-Smithe
XI. Report of the Speaker
XII. Old Business
     1. SSB 2012-22 Voterpalooza
XIII. Non-Controversial Docket
     1. SSR 2012-16 Cigarette Receptacle Placement
     2. SSB 2012-24 Explorers of Religion
XIV. Controversial Docket
XV. Adjournment

Save Student Aid

By: Spencer Walrath on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 18:21

Our nation sorely needs to power up its economic engine. Work force projections show that by 2018, there will be jobs for as many as 22 million new workers with college degrees, but on our current trajectory, we won't make that goal-in fact we'll miss it by 3 million workers. 

Recent budget deals have already cut $30 billion from the student aid programs, sacrificing some students' benefits to pay for others. States across the country are cutting higher education from their own budgets. 

That's why it's more important than ever to preserve, protect and provide adequate funding for the core federal student aid programs-such as Pell Grants and student loan benefits. Together, these programs offer students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills our nation demands for a strong recovery. 

Tough budget decisions in DC have put pressure on all federal spending, but cutting student aid, a long-term investment in our nation's future, doesn't make sense.

I support protecting federal student aid. Keep college within reach for our nation's students and families.

Please join President Allen and me in signing this petition. Over 100,000 students, faculty, and administrators have signed it so far.

Go Panthers!

 

UNI I Am A Hero - John Anderson

By: Spencer Walrath on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 00:13

This week's UNI I Am A Hero is John Anderson!

"It is an honor and a privilege for me to nominate John Anderson for the "UNI I Am A Hero" award. John is the executive editor of the Northern Iowan student newspaper and has done a tremendous job of making it one of the best news outlets in the Cedar Valley. The Northern Iowan does a tremendous job of covering issues important to both students and faculty and does so in an unbiased and professional manner. In order to accomplish both of these qualities, a newspaper must have a dedicated, charismatic, and ethical leader at its helm.

Additionally, John goes above and beyond through his commitment to covering every student government meeting and LIVE tweeting. As a senator, I appreciate his assistance to making NISG a transparent student organization.

John Anderson is a man of character and one of the proudest panthers on campus! He is very deserving of this Award!" - Josh Wilson

Congratulations, John, on your nomination!

Don't forget to nominate your friends and co-workers to be recognized as a UNI Hero! Simply go to the UNI I Am A Hero page located on the left side of our site (www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/hero) and fill out the form.

Go Panthers!