Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
The Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project

Brice D. Smith will speak about the Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project and Collection at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in 301 LIB. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Election 2018: what did it mean?

What do national level results mean? What impact might state results have? How did the polls perform? How did candidates communicate to the public? Faculty from the political science department will address these issues and answer your questions from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. For more information, contact Scott Peters.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Professional development opportunity: spring read

The Professional Development Committee is offering a spring read for students, faculty and staff. The book will be "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious" (ttps://www.amazon.com/Faitheist-Atheist-Common-Ground-Religious/dp/0807014397) by Chris Stedman. Sign up to participate by Tuesday, Nov 27. Participants will receive an email to sign up for a facilitator group of their choice. For more information, email Steven Sajkich.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Food and Essentials Pantry drive, Nov. 15-Dec. 7

Help support the new UNI Food and Essentials Pantry opening soon in Maucker Union. Donated items will be used to support students who experience food insecurity. Suggested items include food (cereal, canned fruit or vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, rice, beans amd canned meat), cooking essentials (can openers, pots, pans, strainers and cooking utensils) and everyday essentials (shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and soap). Donation sites are 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Book Bistro, Chats, Essentials, MU Food Court and Schindigs.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

V.I.D.S. training sessions will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in 009 CME. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of survival during an active shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Please register in advance. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Walk the Labyrinth

Experience a relaxing meditation by walking the labyrinth, a large canvas with patterns leading to the center and back out. Stop in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, Old Central Ballroom, MAU. It's free and no registration is required. For more information, email Joan Thompson.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Muslim Student Association presents Islam 101

The Muslim Students Association will host Islam 101, with Dema Kazkaz and Miriam Amer, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Attendees will have the opportunity to broaden their perspective and knowledge of Islam. For more information, visit the group's Facebook  page.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Security awareness: am I hacked?

Just like driving a car, sooner or later you might have an accident, no matter how careful you are. The sooner you identify something bad has happened, the more likely you can fix the problem. This month's OUCH! newsletter from SANS has helpful information.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Speculative poetry reading by Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra, internationally renowned Lao American speculative poet, will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov.12, in 1017 BAR. He is the president of the international Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Karen Bovenmyer, Vince Gotera and Robyn Groth will read two-three poems before Worra's reading.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
UNI Orchesis Dance Company spring auditions

UNI Orchesis Dance Company will hold spring semester auditions from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in 185 WRC. Please arrive at 6 p.m. to warm up. Bring any dance shoes you have, including ballet, tap and jazz, and wear form-fitting clothing such as a leotard and tights or leggings.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
UNI Military and Veteran Annual Photo Exhibit

A program to honor Panther veterans will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in front of the UNI Military and Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, LIB. The exhibit honoring UNI's service members and veterans will be on display through November. The photographs depict students, faculty, staff and family members who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Film Appreciation Club presents "Sunset Boulevard"

The Film Appreciation Club will screen the 1950 movie "Sunset Boulevard" at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in 111 KAB. There will be a discussion following, and all are welcome. For more information, visit the Club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Philosophy Club lecture

The Philosophy Club will host a public lecture for papers by Caleb Stekl and Cade Olmstead that were accepted to The Liberal Herald Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in 115 SRL.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Watch out for deer

The Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety reminds everyone that this is deer season for cars. Be extra alert at dusk and dawn; if you see a deer, brake firmly and honk your horn. Do not alter your course. Swerving will make a bad situation worse.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in painting flower pots and picture frames for NewAldaya Lifescapes from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in Ballroom C, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Sports Business Club speaker

Ethan Crawford, associate director of athletics at Hawkeye Community College, will speak at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in 126 CBB.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
UNI Fitness food drive

Bring a non-perishable food donation to your favorite fitness class Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16. Not a Fit Class Pass holder? Use your donation as a ticket into a class for a trial session. For more information, email Dana Foster.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement

The Koob Fund is a scholarship supporting students completing internships at Iowa nonprofits. For more information and to apply, visit the Community Engagement website.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Student tech tips

Professors can now add free-hand comments and comment bubbles to blackboard assignments by annotating PDFs. If your professors are taking advantage of this feature, follow suit and download the annotated PDF file. Don’t know how? Visit this elearning FAQ.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Armistice at GBPAC

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the School of Music presents "Armistice" at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, GBPAC. Featured artists are the Wind Ensemble, Varsity Men’s Glee Club and soloists from the School of Music faculty. Request your student ticket at the ticket office. For more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Are you a true Panther?

Team TC/TK will have tryouts for TC Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 15. We are looking for spirited individuals to join our team. If you believe you have what it takes to be a true Panther, email tcpanther@uni.edu or visit the tryout webpage. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Panther Push Day prizes available

Panther Push Day is your chance to share your Panther pride with family and friends who are seeking an engaging and challenging education. Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in Maucker Union or go to pantherpush.uni.edu  on Nov. 8 to share names of prospective students that you believe would be a good fit at UNI. Prizes will be available, and one student will win a $500 scholarship.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

UNI Dining Services is conducting a customer satisfaction survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, Essentials, MU Food Court, Piazza, Rialto and Schindigs. For each location you survey, your name will be entered in a drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey using login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open through Monday, Nov. 12.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
International Games Week

Join us for Thursday game nights from 6 to 11 p.m., each Thursday during the academic year, beginning Nov. 8, near the Book Bistro, LIB. Meet new people, play games and have fun.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
Bartlett concrete repair

Facilities Management will be removing and replacing the existing concrete sidewalk on the southeast side Bartlett Hall Nov. 5-12, weather permitting. Please use alternate routing during this time. For more information, call Tony Hanson at 273-3126 or Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
Transgender Awareness Week activities

Gender and Sexuality Services will host events as part of Transgender Awareness Week. Events include LGBT(ea) Time-Social Justice and the Transgender Community, LGBTQ+ Town Hall, Safe Zone Ally training sessions, Transgender Remembrance Candlelight Vigil, Self Care at Home session and Brice D. Smith Trans Masculine Talking Space. For time, date and location of these events, email lgbt@uni.edu or find UNIGSS on Facebook.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
"The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown:" Newspapers, Op-Eds and American Responses to Antisemitism

This illustrated presentation, by Eric Schmalz of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in 002 SAB. Schmalz will explore how newspapers reported on the intense struggles in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s over arguments promoting racism, discrimination, antisemitism and isolationism.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
#StudentsToo

The university community is invited to view and participate in an exhibit that examines the reality of sexual assault on college campuses. Take this opportunity to become aware of the facts, share your story anonymously or leave encouraging words for those impacted by sexual assault. The exhibit is displayed inside the east doors of Rod Library. Notecards and a ballot box will be provided. For more information, email equity@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
Newman Civic Fellowship nominations open

The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, an advocate of higher education’s civic and public role. Nominate an undergraduate or graduate student that engages in collaborative action with others to create long-term social change, acts to address inequality and polarization, and demonstrates the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. Submit nominations to Kristina Kofoot.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
Taste of Culture Fair

The International Students and Scholars Office will host a Taste of Culture Fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, LIB, to celebrate International Education Week. Learn about different countries, try food samples, see live performances and win door prizes. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Make the Change meeting

Make the Change is a student organization focused on uplifting others and spreading positivity through acts of kindness. The group will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Oak Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Housing fair and residence hall open house

Join us for a housing fair and open houses from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, as we kick off recontracting season. Trying to decide where you want to live next year? Visit the housing fair in Redeker Center to compare on- vs. off-campus living, find out what's new for 2019-20, let us help you set roommate groups and more. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. You can also tour Lawther Hall, Panther Village and Roth Apartments (go directly to the hall for a tour).

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
5 under 35 alumni event

This virtual panel will connect five alumni under the age of 35 with students at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Elm Room, MAU. Education, business, biology, graphic design/sports marketing and student affairs will be represented.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Wellness in Rod Library

Wellness Wednesdays and Take Time Thursdays are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the semester in the Makerspace, LIB. Experience rejuvenating and interactive activities. Visit the Student Wellness Services website for more details.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Parking at Gilchrist Hall for general election voting

Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only for the Gilchrist Hall polling location during the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Questions can be directed to Joseph Tyler at 273-2712.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Decisions with Data: The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Data

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness hosts an open lab the second Thursday of every month to answer your questions. The next session will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 8, in 109 SAB. Come and go as you are able. For more information, email the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
The Ten Tenors at GBPAC

The Ten Tenors present a feel-good journey through some of the world’s greatest hits at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, GBPAC. Request your student ticket at the ticket office. Visit the GBPAC website for more information.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

A free AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop for college students will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in 287 LIB. Why is negotiation important? Research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Those lost potential earnings add up over a lifetime. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
"Inspired by Nature, Influenced by Trade" exhibit and gallery talk

"Inspired by Nature, Influenced by Trade" will open at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the UNI Museum (first floor of Rod Library) with a gallery talk by Emily Shroeder, student curator. The exhibit explores Sioux and Meskwaki identity in material culture.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Nightmare in Piazza

There will be a fright-filled lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Piazza Dining Center. Enjoy a special Halloween-themed menu while dining among ghouls and goblins. This annual tradition is a must-see! (CAUTION: This event contains strobe lights and disturbing elements that might be too intense for some audiences; please consider dining at Rialto.)

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
WRC sidewalk repairs

Facilities Management has been notified of the removal and replacement of the existing concrete sidewalk on the west side of the Wellness Recreation Oct. 29-Nov. 5., weather permitting. During this time, the area will be closed and barricaded off and the new area of travel for patrons will be marked. For more information, call Tony Hanson at 273-3126 or Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Walt Whitman Live 20th anniversary performance

For 20 years, Bill Koch has performed his one-man show "Walt Whitman Live" at venues across the Midwest. Dressed as Whitman, Koch presents one of America’s most important poets, explaining Whitman’s poetic heritage as well as the troubling times he witnessed, including the Civil War. See his 20th anniversary performance at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the auditorium, LNG.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Pop-up concert

Rod Library will host a pop-up concert, featuring John Radenbaugh on guitar and Ryan Frank on vocals, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, under the dichotomy in the Learning Commons.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
UNI Alert test scheduled for Nov. 1

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1. Make sure your emergency information is updated and correct.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be offered at 11 a.m., Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military-affiliated student experience. Participants will be trained to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to support them. Please register.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “PAT”

"PAT" will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 1-3, in 040 LNG. Conceived, written and directed by Laney Kraus-Taddeo, “PAT” tells the story of Lizzie and her love for her mom and the 1980s game show Card Sharks. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5th Annual Professional Development Conference: Breaking Barriers

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend the 5th Annual Professional Development Fall Conference from 8:15 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, MAU. The morning includes keynote speaker Susan Hill and World Cafe roundtable discussion. The breakout sessions will cover diversity and inclusion, smart meal prep and self-defense (SAFE). Please register in advance.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Students saved $220,388 on textbooks at UNI

One of the Open Access initiatives at UNI is the Open Textbook Network. Classes can adopt textbooks that are freely available online, benefiting students and faculty. UNI students saved $220,388 in textbook costs during 2017-18 from textbook adoptions. View this video  about what students had to say about the concept.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Check out the new Health Center newsletter

Stay up-to-date on everything that is happening at the Counseling Center, Health Clinic and Student Wellness Services through the monthly Health Hub newsletter.

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Leadership scenario roundabout

The Service and Leadership Council will host multiple UNI leaders discussing common leadership scenarios that can happen in any leadership position from 8 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. This roundabout-style event allows attendees to hear from all speakers and ask questions. Snacks will be provided, as well as opportunities to win door prizes. Please register in advance.

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