Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 12, in 109 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. Register online. For more information, email Joe Tyler.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Valentine's Day movie: "A Star is Born"

Don't have plans for Valentine's Day? Campus Activities Board will show "A Star is Born" at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Bring your valentine, galentine or palentine. Valentine's Day treats and drinks will be served. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Make peace with food

Student Wellness Services provide individual appointments to focus on intuitive eating. Contact Joan Thompson for more information or to make an appointment.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Security awareness: how to stay safe from tax scams

As people file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. Read more at the Center for Internet Security website.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Win up to a $300 Target gift card

Check your email messages to see if you received a message from the American College Health Association inviting you to take the ACHA-NCHA survey, sponsored by Student Wellness Services. The confidential survey will assist various departments by providing a better understanding of your health habits, behaviors and perceptions to create helpful services and programming. The survey was sent out earlier this month, and participants will be eligible to win Target gift cards up to $300.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Art Can Help open to new members

Art Can Help, a group using art for emotional support, is open to new student members. Learn calming art practices that promote emotional well-being in a safe space. For more information, email Alex Dooley.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Don't miss your chance to thank a UNI donor

Students are encouraged to write a short thank-you card to UNI donors during Love a Donor Week. Stop by one of the locations listed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to write a note and receive a sweet treat for your time. Wednesday, Feb. 13, extended hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MAU and LIB. Thursday, Feb. 14, MSH and SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Attending a professional conference workshop

Kathryn Wohlpart and Sarah Elm, graduate college, will share tips on attending a professional conference from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in 301 LIB. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Wellness coaching available

Wellness coaching is a way for students to create the life they want by exploring their strengths and focusing on their health and wellbeing. Coaches work with students to set goals to become the best version of themselves. Visit the Student Wellness website for more information.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Philosophy Club meeting: Incredibles 2: Is Ethics Dead?

The Philosophy Club will show "Incredibles 2" followed by a discussion of ethics, political philosophy and technology in relation to Hollywood at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 111 KAB.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
UNI Women's Club Volleyball tournament

The UNI Women's Club Volleyball team will host a public volleyball tournament on Sunday, March 10, in the WRC. Co-ed and all-women teams are accepted. The entry fee is $30 per team; champions win their money back. For more information and to register, email uniwomensvbk@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
A student voice for student health

Looking to be a voice on campus? Want to build your resume and leadership skills? If so, join the Student Health Advisory Committee. There will be an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Film Appreciation Club presents "Annie Hall"

The Film Appreciation Club will show "Annie Hall" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in 111 KAB. A discussion will follow the film. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Coca-Cola tasting event featuring Dunkin Donuts Shot In the Dark

Morgan Zebuhr, the Coca-Cola campus ambassador, will host a free sampling event for students, staff and faculty at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Book Bistro, LIB. Featured samples will be Dunkin Donuts Shot In The Dark flavors vanilla, mocha and caramel. Shot In The Dark is a great pick-me-up for the middle for the day. Email questions to Morgan Zebuhr.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
UNI Colleges Against Cancer Hope Week

Join UNI Colleges Against Cancer in the fight against Cancer during Hope Wee, Feb. 17-23. Sign up for a $10 registration fee with code HOPE2019.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
Lawther game night

Lawther Activities Board and Residence Hall Association invite you to a fun evening of friendly competition from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in Lawther Hall. Enjoy free popcorn, board games, card games and Xbox video games. All are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Register for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The registration deadline for the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Friday, March 1. The symposium will be Wednesday, April 3, MAU, featuring poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Teaching international students: challenges inside and outside the classroom

Isabela Varela, international students and scholars office, and faculty will discuss how to handle challenges such as classroom etiquette, different standards for writing and plagiarism, and facilitating productive interactions between international and U.S. students at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 378 LIB. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Protection from prosecution: privilege and illicit substance use in reality TV

Criticisms of the war on drugs have focused primarily on how minoritized people and those who are poor end up in the criminal justice system, while white, middle class and wealthy drug users are able to bypass jail time by entering expensive rehab programs. Kim Baker, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will examine the way reality TV shows shape the public perception of substance abuse and our responses to it at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Final week to nominate or apply for the 2019 Student Leadership Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Professional development opportunity

"Faitheist: Building Bridges Between Believers, Nonbelievers and Everyone in Between" will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the west lounge, TOW. Chris Stedman, former evangelical Christian and current humanist community builder, will share his story, discuss what theists and nontheists can gain from being in dialogue,and reflect on how we can come to better understand one another and work together to improve the world we all share.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Security awareness: personalized scams

Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam gaining popularity is personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. See how these scams work in this common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
To Write Love on Her Arms charitable art benefit

Bid on art made by community members at a silent auction from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Proceeds will benefit Covenant Clinic Psychiatry. Refreshments and entertainment provided by the SingPins.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Join Ethnic Student Promoters

Ethnic Student Promoters (ESP) is a distinguished group of students from multicultural backgrounds who promote UNI through admissions. ESP assists during multicultural visit days, guiding prospective students on campus tours and presenting "life as a UNI student." Applications for new members are accepted year-round. Questions, comments and/or concerns can be emailed to esp@uni.edu or via Facebook (University of Northern Iowa Ethnic Student Promoters).

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Stop and Serve and Dance Marathon volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making tie blankets for dance marathon kids from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in Old Central Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Annual Love a Donor event

All students are encouraged to write thank you cards to UNI donors Feb. 12-14. Please take a few minutes to stop at one of the locations listed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to write a note and get a sweet treat for your time. Tuesday, Feb. 12, Curris Business Building, Russell Hall, Schindler Education Center; Wednesday, Feb. 13, Rod Library and Maucker Union (CATS event extended hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and Thursday, Feb. 14, McCollum Hall and Sabin Hall.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Apply to join Team TC/TK

Team TC/TK is currently accepting applications for TC, TK and security members. For more information, visit the mascot program webpage or email tcpanther@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Film Appreciation Club presents "The Gold Rush"

The Film Appreciation Club invites you to a special screening of Charlie Chaplin's 1925 film "The Gold Rush" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in room 111, KAB.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
ISA Valentine's Day dance

The International Student Association is hosting a Valentine's Day dance from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. The theme is "Once Upon a Time." Join us for refreshments and prizes. For more information, email isa@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Student tech tips

With the switch to Ultra Base Blackboard Navigation, you might have seen an increase in emails. To adjust this in Blackboard go to “Your Name” -> "Global Notification Settings" -> “Email notifications." Customize the notifications presented to your own personal preference.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Brotha and sista chat

Black Student Union will host brotha and sista chat, a speed-dating style event addressing controversial topics, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Discussion topics pertain to those of different cultural backgrounds and will help give insight and clarity on topics that we feel are offensive within our community, that are typically not discussed on a regular basis.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Application for graduation and Commencement ceremony reply

Students planning to graduate at the end of the spring 2019 term need to complete the application for graduation by Monday, April 1. Students participating in the Commencement ceremony May 10 or May 11 should complete the Commencement ceremony reply by April 1, as well.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Mary Ann Bolton undergraduate research award

Rod Library annually provides undergraduate research awards to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary research, scholarship and creative work of UNI’s undergraduate students. The first place award is $1,000. The application deadline is Saturday, March 30. Full details and eligibility can be found on the library website.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Spring Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in MCL, with more than 150 employers. All students are encourage to attend no matter where you are in your internship/job search.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Night at the Apollo

Black Student Union will host Night at the Apollo from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the auditorium, LNG, in giving the community a chance to showcase non-academic skills. This event will serve as a stress reliever and as a showcase for various talents.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Out of the Darkness Panera fundraiser

Help Out of the Darkness raise funds for suicide prevention by dining at the Cedar Falls Panera from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. Show the event flyer to the cashier and part of your purchase will benefit OOTD. For information about other events, visit the group's Facebook page.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Register now for Nonprofit Explore-A-Gaza

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association will host the Nonprofit Explore-A-Ganza from 3:45 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Students can connect with Cedar Valley nonprofit organizations needing to fill internship positions, jobs and volunteer opportunities. The format consists of speed interviewing with five to six rotations, providing the opportunity to meet multiple nonprofit organizations for a mini-interview. Register today as spots are limited.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Women in Science and the Arts panel

The theatre department will host a "Women in Science and the Arts" panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in 108 CAC. The panel includes women in science and the arts from UNI and the surrounding communities who will discuss the history and current experience of women in science and the arts.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Love Your Major Month

February is Love Your Major Month. All students are welcome to attend an alumni panel, career readiness appointments, an employer panel, declaration day and more. For a full listing of events, visit the Office of Academic Advising  website.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Culture and Intensive English Program website launch

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) website has a new look. The CIEP offers intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural and social introduction to the United States for international students interested in studying English.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Poetry Slam

Black Student Union will host their annual poetry slam from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Join us as we use spoken word, a form of self expression, to allow individuals the opportunity to reflect and release inner thoughts and feelings. Poetry serves as a form of social activism. This will be an inclusive environment for people to listen, develop and be inspired for change.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
February is Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming 647,457 lives in 2017 (about 1,773 per day). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of Americans experience at least one of the top three risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and smoking. Other risk factors include obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits. Heart Month is a great time to discuss prevention and lifestyle changes you can take to improve health. More information can be found at Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019
"Telling a People's Story" traveling exhibit

"Telling a People’s Story" is the first major museum exhibit devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books. See the strength of a visual narrative of the African-American experience as it rotates through Rod Library, IRTS and the Cedar Falls Public Library from Feb. 4 to March 31.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Win a Target gift card

The National College Health Assessment Organization is inviting a random sample of UNI students via email to participate in the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) Survey. Sponsored by Student Wellness Services, the survey will assist various departments by providing a better understanding of students' health habits, behaviors and perceptions in order to create helpful services and programming. Watch your email to see if you have been selected; participants will be eligible to win Target gift cards up to $300. The survey is confidential and takes about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Questions about taxes?

Nervous about doing your taxes? Wish someone would just do them for you? Join Financial Aid staff and accounting faculty at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in 287 LIB, for an overview on how to file this year and learn bout VITA, a free, on-campus resource that files your taxes for you. Register in advance.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Transfer student welcome lunch postponed

The transfer student welcome lunch has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the University Room, MAU. Please join us anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for free pizza, door prizes, campus resources and meet other transfer students.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Spring Career Readiness

Are you career ready? Make your first impression count! Have a free professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Learning Commons, LIB. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship or participating in social networking opportunities like LinkedIn, a polished look can set you apart from the competition. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Become a group fitness instructor

Are you interested in becoming a group fitness instructor? Come to the informational meeting from 3 to 3:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in 104 WRC. Fitness instructors must be a current UNI student.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Ethical issues in scholarship: gender, ethnicity and power

Panelists in this workshop, from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in 109 CME, will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. Register in advance.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Avoiding plagiarism

This workshop, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in 301 LIB, will focus primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own but will also touch on collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. Register in advance.

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