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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two, no partner needed. Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program in participating in the Clothesline Project. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WGS will host t-shirt decorations to raise awareness for violence against women. People who have been affected by violence, be it first-hand or otherwise, are invited to decorate a t-shirt with their thoughts, feelings and supportive messages surrounding the subject. These shirts will then be hung on a clothesline for all to see.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The UNI Museum will host "Rock the Stacks!," the second concert in the series featuring Clayton Ryan, Ladyspade and Amelia and Melina. This concert is part of the current exhibit "Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy." Stop by, rock out and learn more about how Iowa has rocked through the decades. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Visit the Rod Library with your families on Family Weekend to enjoy these great activities: "Vinyl Friday" on a Saturday, listen to rock 'n' roll selections on vinyl in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection (4th floor); for kids of all ages (including actual children): self-directed activities and story sharing in the Youth Collection (3rd floor); coloring and Lego building in the Makerspace, room 286.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm

By participating in this 40-50 min. screening, students can learn more about depression in its different forms and determine if they might be experiencing it. However, there is no requirement that someone be depressed in order to attend the screening. The screening also offers the opportunity for students to visit the Counseling Center and meet some staff members without necessarily starting counseling. The screening is free, and no registration is needed. Students will be provided with information about depression, complete the screening form and meet individually with a counselor to review the results.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“What’s the biggest regret of your life?” – It’s a question that millions of people have pondered on the popular website. Kevin Hansen, website founder and author of the bestselling Secret Regrets book series, will share the shocking things we regret, why we regret and how we can ultimately learn to let go of the regrets that might be holding us back in life. Presentation attendees will even have a chance to anonymously share their own secret regrets – and hear the secret regrets of others who attend. Hansen and his Secret Regrets project have been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, international documentaries, as well as media outlets and websites worldwide including Cosmopolitan, CNN and Psychology Today. You can read Hansen’s featured articles about regrets on The Huffington Post. His bestselling book, Secret Regrets Volume 1: What if you had a Second Chance? features hundreds of the most shocking yet heartfelt regrets that we all can relate to, and walks people through the true healing that comes from revealing. His latest book, Secret Regrets Volume 2: Moving Past Your Past, continues to tell the unheard stories of real people, real regret, real resolution, perseverance and redemption.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Students will have the opportunity to participate in several de-stressing activities including walking the labyrinth, coloring, crafts, writing notes of gratitude and engaging in the #throwlightUNI movement. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Listen to a panel of students share their stories and continuing journey with mental health. Ask questions. Talk to an expert. Learn about campus resources.  

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us in recognizing the efforts of the many students, faculty and staff who contributed to the You Matter at UNI activities. There will be give-aways! 

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Let’s Talk is a free program that provides students with easy access to informal and confidential consultations with licensed mental health professionals from the UNI Counseling Center. All sessions are drop-in; no appointment is necessary.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Graduation Fair offers the opportunity to apply for graduation and meet with other resources to ensure that you are ready to graduate. This is a great way to cap your experience at UNI and get ready for the next step.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm

The P&S Council will have a fall social. Jim Wohlpart will speak and recipients of the 2016 Regents Staff Excellence Award will be recognized. Bring your lunch; desserts and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm

This event will include a panel of UNI faculty from curriculum and instruction, geography, math and computer science sharing how they have involved undergraduate students in education research. They will discuss the projects the students worked on, the roles they assumed and the tasks they performed, and the conditions of the undergraduate research arrangement (e.g., hourly pay, stipend, academic credit). Several students will also be present to provide their perspectives on being involved in education research.

Friday, December 2, 2016 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester-long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Monday, February 13, 2017 (All day)

The UNI Job and Internship Fair will feature more than 120 organizations including employers and non-profits. All majors and grade levels are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High School FRC Teams from across the midwest and the world will design and program robots to compete. The FRC Iowa Region is free and open to the public. Students, facultys and staff are welcome. Concessions will be open. The event is open Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. through the finals and award ceremony ending at approximately 6:30 pm.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rod Library's fouth annual mini comic con will feature artists, panelists, games, crafts, comics and more. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day)

The Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium showcases the research and creative works of the graduate student community. The event includes poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. 


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