Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Abandoned bicycle round-up

The UNI Police Division recovered a number of abandoned bicycles Tuesday, June 12. Call 273-2712 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, to inquire if your bike has been recovered. Please have the serial numbers (if known), make, model numbers, color and the area the bicycle was parked. A $5 impoundment fee will be assessed for retrieval.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Environmental Health and Safety newsletter

The June issue of the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety newsletter is available.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
American Red Cross Club blood drive

The American Red Cross Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, WRC. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors will receive a pint of Culver's ice cream.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Recreation Services program/service software transition

Recreation Services is in the process of transitioning to a new program/service software. The new software will enhance and streamline your ability to do a number of transactions online for our various programs. You will still be able to see program and service information on the Recreation Services website and then be prompted to use a link to the new software site for registration or purchase transactions once those are available. This transition will occur in phases during the summer.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Security awareness: beef up your physical security

Employing good physical security practices does not have to include hiring a detachment of the queen's guard for your campus. Instead, just getting the word out about the importance of a few basic physical security tips can substantially improve your security risk profile. Read this EDUCAUSE Review blog for effective tips.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
College Hill Farmers Market

The College Hill Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, at 22nd and College Streets. Enjoy local seasonal produce, local meat, honey, homemade bread, jam, jelly and more. For more information, visit the CEEE website. Also look for College Hill Farmers Market on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference

The social work department's Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The $40 registration fee has been waived for UNI students and staff. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018
Fireworks policy

As the July 4 holiday and legal sales of fireworks in Iowa approaches, the Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety reminds the university community that the use of pyrotechnics, including fireworks, is prohibited unless approved by the safety officer or designee. Information and an open flame request are available on the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety website. For more information, email Jason Kayser.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ethics in Scholarship workshop

A workshop on Ethics in Scholarship will be from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, in ITTC 228. The session is geared toward undergraduate students but all are welcome. Topics include ethical issues in data management, authorship, collaboration, managing conflicts of interests and avoiding research misconduct. For more information or to register, email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Dangers of working in heat

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds the university community that working in heat can be dangerous. Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become sick while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are ranges of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. For more information, visit the OSHA website.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Question Persuade Refer suicide prevention training

Summer sessions of Question Persuade Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training have been scheduled. Take time to learn the basis of preventing suicide at UNI. Register online. Training for groups and departments is available by submitting a request. Training is free to all students, staff and faculty.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
University Avenue pedestrian underpass closure

Due to the Missouri Street/Dakota Street reconstruction project, the University Ave. pedestrian underpass will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 10. Please follow the pedestrian detour signs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Missouri Street/Dakota Street reconstruction notice

Missouri Street (east of Campus Street) and a portion of Dakota Street (south of Latham Hall), will be closed for reconstruction beginning Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 10.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Warning about ticks

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds the university community that with the spring rains and warmth come an increasing number of ticks. Ticks can carry several illnesses, including Lyme disease. For more information on ticks and how to protect yourself, visit the CDC website.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MMTC parking deck closed for power washing and striping

The MMTC parking deck will be closed Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, for power washing. The deck and adjacent lot will be re-striped after 5 p.m., Friday, May 25.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Library hours for Memorial Day weekend

The library hours for the Memorial Day weekend are posted on the library website.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Security Awareness: use strong passwords and passphrases to lock down your login

Your passwords are the key to a host of information about you and, potentially, those close to you. If someone can access your personal information, it can have serious long-term effects, and not just online. Follow these recommendations from the World Password Day (https://www.passwordday.org/) website to protect your identity while making the Internet more secure for everyone. Read more on this topic at Educause.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Summer group fitness classes

Group fitness classes for the summer have begun. The registration fee is $35 for employees and $25 for students. Classes continue through Friday, July 27. Popular summer classes include cycle blast, Zumba, aqua Zumba, yoga, Pilates, SWOLE strength and morning boot camp.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Hillside Courts surplus equipment for sale

UNI is in the process of demolishing the Hillside Courts apartments. Surplus equipment, including refrigerators, ranges, washer/dryer units, yard tools, mailboxes and retaining wall blocks, is being sold "as is" with no implied warranty or guarantee. For more information, email Don Seymour or call 515-288-2000.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
AmeriCorps positions available

AmeriCorps positions are available in improving community food security in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Members receive a living stipend of approximately $12,300, plus a $5,900 education award. The work period is June 2018 through May 2019. Requirements include a completed undergraduate degree and commitment to community service. For more information, email Kamyar Enshayan.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Annual testing and inspections

Annual testing of water hydrants and fire alarms will begin the week of May 7. Buildings may experience temporary discoloration of tap water; run the tap until the water clears up. Facilities Management will notify building occupants when to expect fire alarm testing. If an event is scheduled in a building when inspections are scheduled, contact Steve Pavelec at 273-6165 to reschedule or minimize disruptive events.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
TheatreUNI auditions for fall 2018

All students are invited to audition for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "She Kills Monsters." Auditions for returning majors will be Sunday, Aug. 19. An audition workshop for news students and non-theatre majors will be at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Auditions for news students will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20. For more information, visit the TheatreUNI  website.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summer construction

Summer construction will begin Tuesday, May 1. Please view the construction map for construction areas that might impact you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summer group fitness classes

Purchase a Summer Fit Class Pass and pay one fee to attend all group fitness classes offered. The cost is $35 for employees and $25 for students. Summer session classes will be Monday, May 7, through Friday, July 27. Register online or in Recreation Services, 101 WRC.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Library extended access to UNI alumni

Rod Library and the State Library of Iowa have negotiated contracts with several providers of electronic journals, movies and other resources that extended access to UNI alumni. A complete list is available at the library's A-Z databases webpage. For CatID and passphrase assistance, contact the IT service desk at 273-5555.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
UNI Museum student curated gallery walk

The UNI Museum will have a gallery walk from 1 to 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, Learning Commons, LIB. There are three exhibits curated by students on display: "Dolls of the Americas," "A Century in Progress: UNI Student Life 100 Years Ago" and "Baubles, Bling and Other Things: Jewelry from Africa."

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Report projects and hours to the Community Engagement database

Please report your 2017-18 Community Engagement projects and hours to the database. This work includes, but is not limited to, service learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. Email Kristina Kofoot with questions.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
RHA Block Party

The Residence Hall Association will have a block party from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, on the Lawther Field. Join us for an evening of fun before finals; play games such as knockerball, lazer tag and RHA pieing. Enjoy refreshments, including cotton candy. This event is open to all. Rain/snow location is the West Gym.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Life Skills Lab: Sewing Machine 101

The next Life Skills Lab, Sewing Machine 101, will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Makerspace, LIB. Learn how to thread the machine, load the bobbin and thread it, and how to do a basic straight stitch. For more information, visit the library website.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
UNI volleyball open tryouts

The volleyball team will have open tryouts for any full-time female student from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, WST. Male practice players interested in helping with team practices next fall can also tryout. You must be a full-time student to qualify. Email Kalani Mahi to sign-up.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Bark for Life

Join Relay for Life in celebrating Black Hawk County's Bark for Life from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, at Gateway Park. For more information and to register, visit Relay for Life.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Fencing Club meeting

Join the Fencing Club for practice from 9 to 10 p.m., Thursday, April 26, court 5, WRC. No prior experience is needed. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. For more information, email the fencing club.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
De-Stress Days

Join Student Wellness Services and Student Life for fun and relaxing ways to de-stress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 30 and May 1-2, in the lower level meeting rooms, MAU. Activities include puppies, coloring, walking meditation and more. Yoga will be offered each day from noon-1 p.m. Mini-massages will be available Monday, April 30. For more information, visit the Student Wellness website.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Finals study nights

Looking for a place to study for finals? Come to Prairie Lakes Church and enjoy free snacks, WiFi, caffeinated drinks and fun study break options from 6 to 11:30 p.m., April 29-30 and May 1. More information is available on Facebook.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Wellness Wednesday: Coping with Stress

This interactive session, at 2 p.m., today, in SHC, will assist participants in identifying the causes of stress in their lives and learn positive coping strategies that might be helpful in reducing stress. No registration is required. For more information, visit the Student Wellness website.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Writing Center summer hours

The Writing Center will be open May term through Friday, June 8, to support undergraduate and graduate-student writers. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in 008 ITTC. Call 273-6023 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit the Academic Learning Center website.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
"The Merge" short film premiere

"The Merge," a short film by Laney Kraus-Taddeo, is about a high school writer trying to find her voice with the help of her story's narrator. The premiere will be at 6 p.m., Monday, April 30, 108 CAC.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
New meal plans beginning fall 2018

New meal plan selections will make their debut this fall. Students can select from the All-Access Plan, a Block 15 or Block 120 Plan, and a Weekly Plan. Students can customize their plans by adding a Booster Pack. The revised plans have been simplified for on-campus students and made more attractive for off-campus students. Visit the Department of Residence in Redeker Center or call 273-2333 to sign up for a meal plan this fall.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Film Appreciation Club: "The Graduate"

The classic comedy-drama "The Graduate" will be screened at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, in 111 KAB. This is the final movie for this academic year. There will be a brief discussion following the screening. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, see the club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Panther Pancake Picnic

Interested in nonprofits? Come to the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's Panther Pancake Picnic from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the sand volleyball court, WRC. Meet students in the organization and see if you're interested in joining in the fall.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
PETPALS therapy dogs coming to the library

De-stress with PETPALS therapy dogs April 26, 27, 30 and May 1-2, LIB. Details are available on the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Library hours for finals week

The hours for Rod Library during finals week are posted on the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
"UNIversitas" 13 launched

"UNIversitas" volume 13 is now published. Featuring a Forum on (Re)presenting (Im)migration that concentrates on Iowa and the films of Luis Argueta, the volume considers representation and humanity. There are essays on chicanery, camouflage and gratitude.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Summer dining

Eat on campus this summer! Maucker Union Food Court, Essentials and Chats, all in Maucker Union, will be open for business this summer (all other dining venues will be closed). Hours have been extended beyond their traditional summer schedule to accommodate conference groups that will be on campus. Summer hours are posted on the DOR website.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Interior design senior portfolio show

Seniors in the interior design program will host a portfolio show from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28, in 218 SEC. They will display projects that they have worked on throughout their college careers. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Love the library? Apply to be a Library Ambassador

Rod Library is seeking student applicants for the 2018-19 Library Ambassadors program. For more information, email Julieann Beddow.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Dining hours for finals week

Dining Services will operate with adjusted hours during finals week, April 29-May 5. Some locations, such as Book Bistro, will offer extended hours while other locations will have reduced operations or be closed. Check out the dining hours webpage for the most up-to-date schedule.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
Reminder: Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting and Awards Ceremony

The Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting and Awards Ceremony for graduate students and faculty will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. More information is available on the Graduate College website or call Rubina Chowdhury at 273-2748.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Performance Power Hour"

See the "best of the best" performances from beginning and advanced level performance classes at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in 040 LNG. Reserve your tickets online.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Final IAF funding deadline for 2017-18 is May 3

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for University of Northern Iowa students. The final funding deadline is Thursday, May 3. For more information, visit the Provost website.

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