Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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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 the 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.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
2017 Student Leadership Awards recipients

Recipients were announced at the 2017 Student Leadership Awards Tuesday, April 11. The ceremony recognized outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Awards included the Lux Service Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award and Servant Leadership Award. The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students to acknowledge their outstanding involvement and lasting legacy. To see a full list of the awards and recipients, visit the student leadership awards website.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Women's self-defense course

Join the Public Safety Department for a discussion on self-defense. Police officers will discuss sexual assault prevention and reduction techniques as well as demonstrate physical techniques for self-defense. The course will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, April 18, 20, 25 and 27, in 204 WRC. Cost is $25, payable the first night of class. The class is limited to 15 female students. For more information and to register online, visit the RAD webpage.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement applications due April 19

Applications for the Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement are due Wednesday, April 19. For more information, visit the Community Engagement website.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Free sexual health screenings

The Student Health Clinic will provide free sexual health screenings from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 13, and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Call 273-2009 to schedule an appointment. Participating students will receive a $10 gift card to Jimmy Johns or Kwik Star, while supplies last.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
#MauckerMovie

CAB will show the hit thriller "Split" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be a banana "split" bar, popcorn bar and other refreshments.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Online medical terminology course added for fall

Medical Terminology (HPE 2160, 2 hours) has been added to the fall schedule of classes as an online course. HPE 2160 covers basic terminology and vocabulary used in medical fields and is often a pre-requisite for students entering PT, OT or medical school.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
April 'Let's Talk' sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can briefly be addressed. Sessions will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, and 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 14 and 28, in 311/312 LIB.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Security awareness - don’t be fooled! Protect yourself and your identity

Identity theft is a real threat. It can happen to anyone, and it can be challenging for victims to deal with the fallout. Help yourself by taking precautions to reduce the risk of identity theft and protect yourself and your identity with these tips.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Rod Library seeks Library Ambassadors

The Library Ambassadors Program is accepting applications. Rod Library is seeking five undergraduate students who love the library and are interested in becoming part of a pilot program. Apply online.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
'Politics in the Classroom: Teaching in Challenging Times'

The 2016 election exposed particularly deep divisions between people in the United States. Disagreements about the meaning and importance of gender, class, regionalism, race and religion were - and continue to be - front and center in the news, on college campuses and maybe even in our classrooms. Join our panelists to hear how they talk about controversy and politics in the classroom at noon, Wednesday, April 12, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making greeting cards for the Senior Center from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 17, in the Oak Room, MAU. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Register for the Safe Zone Ally training sessions. Phase 1 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18. Phase 2 will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 20. To register, visit the LGBT* Center's website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Board game drive

Rod Library is accepting donations of gently used card and board games. Your donations will allow others to share the fun in the library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Immigration Forum: A Conversation About Immigration in Iowa

The UNI Immigration Working Group will host a moderated discussion about immigration issues in Iowa from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, in 002 SAB. Panelists include: Ali Alnasser, UNI international student; Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Edis Beganovic, Bosnian immigrant; Brook Boehmler, mayor of Hampton; Juan Carlos Castillo and Elise DuBord, languages and literatures; and Tony Thompson, Black Hawk County Sheriff. The presentation will end with a Q&A session and refreshments. The forum is open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Earth Day Celebration booth registrations due April 14

The deadline to register for a booth at the UNI Earth Day Celebration is Friday, April 14. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the northwest courtyard, MAU. Organizations that are environmentally themed are encouraged to participate, and tables will be provided. Organizations are not allowed to sell any items.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Free professional portraits for students, faculty and staff

Need a new headshot? Stop by the University Relations photo studio from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, for a free professional head and shoulders portrait. You will receive your photos afterward via Google Drive. The Office of University Relations is located in 125 East Bartlett.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Alumni in Residence speaker: Susann Ahrabi-Fard

Join the Department of Biology in welcoming communicable disease specialist Susann Ahrabi-Fard for the biology Alumni in Residence at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in 001 MSH. She will speak on "Public Health, Outbreaks and Tales from the Field: 20 Years of Communicable Disease Surveillance," particularly meningitis, rabies, monkey pox, zika and ebola.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
"The Story of 'Shelley v. Kraemer'" documentary film

The UNI premiere of the documentary film "The Story of 'Shelley v. Kraemer'" will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in 108 CAC. The showing is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Changing Perspectives: Dementia and the Senses

Have you ever wondered how people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias experience the world? Elaine Eshbaugh will discuss changes in sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in 220 SEC. Family caregivers, professional caregivers, students and the public are welcome.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
Library hours during Easter weekend

The library hours during Easter weekend are posted on the library website. Patrons can check out material and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
KULT-LP director application available

UNI's student-run radio station KULT-LP is seeking directors for 2017-18. If you enjoy music and want to get involved in the radio industry, this is a perfect opportunity. Applications are available on the KULT website. For more information, contact Rachel Larsen.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Green Zone training

Green Zone training will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the State College Room, MAU. The training is for faculty, students and staff who want to learn more about the military-affiliated student experience. To register, contact Norman Ferguson.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
UNI volleyball hosting male practice player tryout

The UNI volleyball team will host open tryouts for male practice players (for next fall) from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in WST. Candidates must be current, full-time students and have health insurance. For more information, call 273-6480.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Policy available for comment

Review policy 9.46 Technology Allowance is available on the UNI policies website.

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