Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
The solution to summer heat: water, rest and shade

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. With high summer temperatures expected this week, the Environmental Health and Safety Office would like to remind everyone to stay safe in the heat. Heat related first aid information can be found on the OSHA website.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Symposium

The McNair Scholars Summer Research Symposium will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug. 4, in the CME. The symposium will feature UNI students from several disciplines who will present their undergraduate research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website (https://web.uni.edu/mcnair/about).

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Security awareness: Think you’ve been hacked? Here’s how to shake it off

Compromised accounts happen. Quick identification and response can reduce the harm done to your account and your personal information. Read this Educause Review blog for clues to look for and steps to take when it happens.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation for students enrolled in on-campus programs will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. For more information, contact Susie Schwieger.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Cedar Hills prairie walk

Daryl Smith and Bruce Stiles will lead a prairie walk at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Cedar Hills Sand Prairie. Participants should meet at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to car pool/caravan to the prairie. If driving to the prairie directly, it is located at the intersection of Butler and Mark roads. Park on the east side of Butler Road south of the intersection near the west entrance.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 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. programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
UNI safety everywhere

From Lang Hall to Panther Village, safety is everywhere on campus. The Environmental Health and Safety office recently released a new map that details safety features across campus. The map can be found on the department's webpage.

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
Sidewalk closings: Begeman Hall and ITTC

Effective Wednesday, June 28, the sidewalk on the north side of Begeman Hall will be closed from the east end of the building to the East Bartlett Courtyard sidewalk on the west for storm sewer upgrades. The north entry of Begeman Hall will be closed except for emergency exiting. The sidewalk will be closed until the end of July. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
Capstone presentations on vampires, zombies and cyborgs

Capstone projects on young adult novels will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, June 27 and 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. "Warm Bodies and Thirsty" will be presented Tuesday and "Being and Coldest Girl in a Cold Town" will be presented Thursday. Favorite refreshments of the undead will be served.

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
June is PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Day is Tuesday, June 27. Military and Veteran Services and Student Disability Services will have a table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Maucker Union. There will be handouts on PTSD, teal ribbons and information about how fireworks can be a trigger for veterans with PTSD.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
Security awareness: Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Follow these six National Cyber Security Alliance recommendations to better protect yourself online and make the Internet more secure for everyone.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
CIEP Chicago trip

The Culture and Intensive English Program will host a trip to Chicago Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, for any UNI student. Sign up and pay in the CIEP office, 3025 Bartlett Hall. The cost is $120 for transportation and lodging. It does not include the cost of meals and tourism.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
Host families needed for students from South Korea

The Culture and Intensive English Program is looking for families to host students from South Korea Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2. Students can be picked up from campus at 9 a.m. Saturday and returned to campus at 3 p.m. Sunday. A stipend will be provided to cover the cost of meals. Families must be willing to provide reasonable sleeping arrangements for the students. For more information, contact Sally Roos.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the corner of College St. and W. 22nd St. Customer rewards cards are back; shop at the market and earn rewards to use at participating College Hill businesses. Follow us on social media for updates on produce available, vendors, live music and more. Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market), Twitter (@collegehillfm) and #collegehillfm.

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017
Prairie Walk at Bennington Township Cemetery

A prairie walk at Bennington Township Cemetery will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 17. Bruce Stiles and Daryl Smith will lead participants through this “old settler” cemetery, a mesic prairie remnant with a wide variety of native plants. The cemetery is at the intersection of N. Elk Run Road and E. Mt. Vernon Road, next to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (4110 E. Mt. Vernon Rd., Waterloo).

Tuesday, Jun 13, 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, Jun 13, 2017
New "Release for Publication" privacy option in MyUNIverse

A new Release for Publication option allows students to opt in to publicized Dean's lists, graduation lists and announcements of other awards even if they choose to restrict release of their directory information to third parties for other purposes. Students can view their current settings, review available options and make any desired changes in MyUNIverse by accessing the Privacy tab of Update My Personal Information. For more information, email Patti Rust or call 273-2113.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017
IRB online training

An Institutional Review Board (IRB-human subjects) online training will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. Some in-person seating is available. For information and to register, visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website or email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
College Hill Farmers Market

The first College Hill Farmers Market of the season will be Thursday, June 1. The market is open every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the corner of College St. and W. 22nd St. Customer rewards cards are back; shop at the market and earn rewards to use at participating College Hill businesses. More information is available on Facebook (College Hill Farmers Market), Instagram (College Hill Farmers Market), Twitter (@collegehillfm) and #collegehillfm. Questions can be sent to Jodie Huegerich or call 273-7883.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Conversation volunteers needed

CIEP is seeking volunteers to help international students practice conversational English skills. Meetings will be at 2:15 p.m., every Wednesday, at the College Hill Lutheran Church. For more information, email Sally Roos.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Interim revised policy

An interim revised policy, 7.04 Fire Safety, has been uploaded to the policies website, with the revisions approved on that basis by the president and Executive Management Team on May 22. The revisions relate to pyrotechnics/fireworks. The policy will be reviewed according to the prescribed process during the fall 2017 semester.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Conversation volunteers needed

The Culture and Intensive English Program is looking for volunteers for a conversation hour at 2:15 p.m. each Wednesday beginning June 7 at College Hill Lutheran Church. CIEP students are studying English as a second language, and volunteers provide conversation practice for students at a variety of levels. Language activities and coffee are provided. Email Sally Roos to be added to the email list for weekly updates.

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.

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