Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Prairie Walk at Wolter's Prairie Preserve

The Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, the Iowa Prairie Network and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a prairie walk at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Wolter's Prairie Preserve, Clarksville. Participants should meet at 9:30 am at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot to car pool/caravan. Wolter’s Prairie Preserve is a wet mesic prairie with a wide variety of native plants. Daryl Smith will talk about prairie and plant identification. For those who want to join the group at the prairie, it is located 1.5 miles southwest of Clarksville, just north of 195th Street at 19155 Quail Avenue.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Red Cross blood drive

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1, in the lobby, WRC. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the Red Cross website. Donors will receive a $10 Visa gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Security awareness: step up to stronger passwords

Weak and reused passwords continue to be a common entry point for account or identity takeover and network intrusions. Simple steps and tools exist to help your end users achieve unique, strong passwords for their dozens of accounts. Help your community members improve their individual and collective security by sharing the tips at EDUCAUSEreview.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Check out summer fitness classes at the WRC

Register for Rec Services summer Fit Class Pass! The cost is $35 for students, $40 for employees and $45 for affiliates for 11 weeks. Classes will be posted online. Registration begins Monday, May 8. Classes begin Monday, May 15.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Camp Adventure fall and spring internships

Camp Adventure is interviewing for internships for fall 2017 and spring 2018. The internships are in child development centers and school-age programs on U.S. military bases in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the U.S. For more information, email Camp Adventure.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Rod Library hours May 6-7

The Rod Library hours for the weekend prior to the beginning of the summer session are available on the library's website.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Inside UNI summer schedule

Inside UNI will be published during the summer each Tuesday beginning May 9. The deadline for submitting announcements is noon on Monday. The student edition of Inside UNI will not be published during the summer.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Hillbenders' Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry at Gallagher Bluedorn

The Who + Bluegrass = a great show! See The Hillbenders perform “Tommy” by The Who as a Bluegrass Opry at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5, in GBPAC. Student tickets can be requested at the ticket office. For more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Panther Pick Up

A number of charitable organizations will be on campus Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, accepting donations. Trucks will be stationed at four residence hall locations on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Donations from faculty and staff are welcome in addition to move out materials from students. For a list of times, locations and items accepted, visit the Panther Pick Up website.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Iowa Meets China

Rod Library is honored to host the artwork from renowned Chinese artist Xiaoting Wang through mid-May. The five pieces on display are part of a series painted in China and brought to the United States to share with his new Iowa friends. For more information, contact Julieann Beddow.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The Academic Learning Center is offering GRE preparation courses. GRE Analytical Writing will be May 15-25, Quantitative Reasoning May 30-June 15 and Verbal Reasoning June 19-29. All courses meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in 035 ITTC. For fee information and registration, visit the GRE Preparation webpage.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
WRC summer pass

Effective, Monday, May 1, the cost of a WRC pass for employees will be reduced to $50. The pass can be used until classes begin in August. Students not enrolled for summer classes or students that graduate in May but will be in the area can also purchase a summer pass for $50. For more information, call Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Community Engagement Database: Report a Project

Please report your 2016-17 Community Engagement projects on the Community Engagement website. This includes, but is not limited to, service-learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. For more information, email Kristina Kofoot.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Dining hours for finals week

Dining Services will operate with adjusted hours during finals week, April 30 through May 6. Some locations will offer extended hours (such as Book Bistro) while other locations will have reduced operations or will be closed. Check out the dining hours online for the most up-to-date schedule, as well as a look at summer hours.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington, director of federal relations, will give legislative updates at noon, Friday, April 28, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
De-Stress Days

Student Wellness Services will hold De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, May 1-3, in the lobby and Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Activities include mini massages, Purple Panther Punch and tea, walk the labyrinth, coloring, puppies and more.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
Unity Prayer on Lawther Field

Unite with students from any or no campus ministry to pray for our campus and world from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 28, on the Lawther Field. Come and go as you are able. There will be a large group prayer and live worship from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit Unity Prayer on Facebook.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
Senior Interior Design Portfolio Show

The interior design graduating class is having a portfolio show from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, in 217/218 SEC. The show will be a celebration of their success at UNI and will connect them with design professionals in the area. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'

See the cult classic comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at 7 p.m., Friday, April 28, in 111 KAB. There will be a brief, optional discussion following the movie. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit the club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
I Spy UNI Scavenger Hunt

Join the Special Events Planning class for a campus-wide photo scavenger hunt on Wednesday, April 26. Participants will have one hour to solve UNI riddles and upload their pictures to Twitter using #ISpyUNI or by tweeting at @ISpyUNI. The first place winner will receive a prize worth more than $70 and the second place winner will receive a prize worth more than $30. The first 28 people to register get a free t-shirt. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. by the fountain in front of the Maucker Union, and the event will begin at 7 p.m. The registration fee is $10 per person or $32 for a group of four. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. For more information, contact Carly Hanson.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Panther Parkway closing for water main installation

Panther Parkway will be closed at its intersection with W. 30th Street from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, May 5, for installation of a new water main. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated ​undergraduate ​students ​from​ first generation​ and ​low income​ backgrounds, or ​those from ​ populations​ underrepresented​​ ​in graduate programs, ​to help ​them prepare​ for ​admittance to Ph.D. program​s. ​For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
UNIversitas volume 12 published

UNIversitas is UNI’s journal of research, scholarship and creative activity. It features contributions on UNI’s leadership in responsible and humane ecological living, studies of language learning later in life and fragments of music manuscripts in Iowa, reviews of studies observing barriers to breastfeeding and of books on Virginia Woolf and Frank Lloyd Wright and more.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Order your parking permit now and avoid the lines in August

Now is the time to order your 2017-18 parking permit via the online parking permit application. For more information, call 273-2710.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Death By Aria concert

UNI Opera presents a gala concert of arias and surprises at 6 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Tickets are available through UNItix (https://unitix.uni.edu/) and at the door. Seating is limited, so come early and mingle with the cast at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Policies for review

The following policies are being included on the UNI policies website for campus comments: 6.10 Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, and Academic Responsibility 9.43 Reimbursable Expenses 4.18 Terminations & Terminal Vacation Pay 4.50 Fringe Benefits 4.63 Vacation Leave and Paid Holidays 4.15 FLSA, Overtime and Compensatory Time 5.15 Merit Staff Discipline and Dismissal 12.03 Merit Staff Grievances and Appeals 4.57 Sick Leave As part of the revision process, the following policies are being proposed for deletion because relevant language will be included in one of the revised policies. They can be viewed at the policies website under the Policies Considered for Deletion link. 4.51 Insurance Programs 4.52 Long-Term Disability Insurance 4.53 Life Insurance 4.55 Health and Dental Insurance Plans 4.70 Worker's Compensation Coverage 4.73 Retirement Protection Plan 4.56 Leaves, Vacations, and Holidays 5.14 Merit System Disciplinary Letters

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
Geocache for College Cash 2017

Rod Library will host GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event. To play, students are invited to read seven posters on personal finance topics and answer seven quiz questions using their smartphones. Participants will compete statewide for a $1,000 scholarship. The posters will be available Monday through Friday, April 24-28. For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
UNI Orchesis Dance Company spring auditions

Interested in becoming a member of the UNI Orchesis Dance Company? Auditions will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, rooms 185/187, WRC. The audition will include combinations in ballet, modern, jazz and tap (optional). Bring appropriate shoes. If you do not have specific shoes, socks or bare feet are acceptable. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
De-stress with Rod Library

Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Join us April 24-May 4 for stress relieving activities such as La’ James International College reflexology, a Graffiti Wall and P.E.T.P.A.L.S.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Book launch and reading

One hundred years after the United States formally entered the Great War, Cara Burnidge reflects on religion and President Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy by reading from her recent book, "A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion and the New World Order" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 287 LIB. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
UNI Interpreters Theatre to present Performance Power Hour

Each semester the performance studies faculty make space for student performers to showcase their work. Come see the best of the best at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Interpreters Theatre, 040 LNG.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Buchanan County farmer Richard Sloan at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Sloan has established prairie strips in some of his fields to save soil and support wildlife. He will share his experience with prairie strips and how 21st century farming is much more than maximizing production of corn and soybeans. The Tallgrass Prairie Center is located at 2412 W. 27th Street. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: 'Mulholland Drive'

Join the Film Appreciation Club at 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, in 111 KAB, to see David Lynch's neo-noir psychological thriller "Muholland Drive." There will be a brief discussion after the screening. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Take Back the Night

UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Waterloo Riverview Center will host a Take Back the Night event at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20, on the roof level, MAU. The purpose of Take Back the Night is to raise awareness of and work toward eliminating sexual violence in all forms.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Service and Leadership Council seeking unwanted shirts

The Service and Leadership Council is looking for unused and unwanted shirts. If your department or student organization has shirts that are no longer needed, please drop them off at the Office of Student Life, 111 MAU, by Friday, May 5. Donated shirts will be used next semester for a stop and serve project to make diapers for infants in Nicaragua. For more information, email Ashley Adams.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Online IRB training

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will offer online training in human subjects protections from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. All faculty, staff and students can participate. The session will satisfy the IRB requirement for training before submitting a first application for IRB review. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
McNair Scholars Program open house ice cream social

The McNair Scholars Program will have an open house ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the University Honors Cottage, 2401 College Street. Learn about the educational programs and services offered, and meet McNair staff and current scholars.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day sale

Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Learning Commons, LIB. Fair trade objects from across the world, including jewelry, textiles and artwork will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Diversity Colloquium: 'Serving our Community, While Learning: Service-Learning and Professional Development at UNI'

In the Public Policy and Evaluation class this semester, students are partnering with the local Waterloo nonprofit organization, House of Hope, which runs a two-year transitional home for single mothers. Students in the class developed evaluation instruments (e.g. take-in, process and outcome) that can be used over a long period of time. Join the students and Lazarus Adua, sociology, anthropology and criminology), for a presentation about their experiences from 7 to 8:30 pm., Wednesday, April 19, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Lavender Graduation is April 26

Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Lavender Graduation is an annual recognition of the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
West African Drum Ensemble performance

In conjunction with Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy, the West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the museum. The performance and lecture will explore the historic origins of Rock 'n' Roll rhythms and beats and how these sounds have evolved over time.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Radical Healing Drugs Not Required

Terry Wahls, professor at the University of Iowa and author of the Wahls Protocol, will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 220 SEC. The food choices we make are the most important factor influencing our health. Radical improvement in health is possible. Learn the steps you, your family and your community can begin making today to improve your health and reduce your reliance on prescription medication.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

The next Brown Bag lecture will be from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in 287 LIB. Audrey Rule, curriculum and instruction, will present "Creativity-Related Research Projects with Graduate Students." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Bark for Life

Join Relay for Life in celebrating Black Hawk County's 4th annual Bark for Life from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, at Gateway Park. There will be a one-mile walk, vendor booths, silent auction, entertainment and pet contests. Register online.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Move-a-Palooza

Move-a-Palooza will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the WRC. Enjoy two hours of blacklight yoga, blacklight Zumba, Partner INSANITY, Virtual Cycling and the UNI Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. Try some 30-minute classes and enjoy free food and door prizes! Admission is free.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Good Neighbor Iowa kickoff event

Good Neighbor Iowa, a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality, will have a kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Seerley Park. Speakers will include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass and more. “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups will be available.

Friday, Apr 14, 2017
Student rush tickets to 'Into the Woods'

Student rush tickets to the Theatre UNI and Gallagher Bluedorn production of "Into the Woods" go on sale Monday, April 17. Ticket prices are $5. For more information, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
RHA Block Party

The RHA Block Party, assisted by ROTC, will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the Lawther Field. There will be an obstacle coarse, inflatables, tie-dye, giant pong, BBQ food, prizes and lots of fun!

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Be The Match 'Cheek Week'

Be the Match is hosting "Cheek Week" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through Friday, April 14, in MAU. Stop by and register as a bone marrow donor. Your bone marrow could be the life-saving connection for leukemia patients.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Alpha Sigma Tau's Women's Wellness Week

Alpha Sigma Tau's Women's Wellness Week is April 17-21. Tater Taus, a tater tot bar, will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the Wesley Foundation. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. There will be a table in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, to donate items for House of Hope. A self-defense class will be held from 8:15 to 10 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in 085 WRC. Donate a dollar to tie a few tassels on blankets for House of Hope Friday, April 21.

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