Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
Rod Library's new OneSearch!

Rod Library’s new search box for books, articles and journals is now live. OneSearch! offers improved ways of narrowing search results and more. Questions? Use the Ask Us! chat, email or phone number.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016
West 31st Street construction closure

Effective Monday, June 6, West 31st Street at the intersection with Hudson Road, is closed due to construction activities related to the Southwest Campus Storm Water Management project. This construction closure will remain in place until Monday, Aug. 1. Through traffic on West 31st Street between Ohio Street and Hudson Road will not be available during the construction closure.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
UNI Food Box Program

Subscribe to a weekly delivery of fresh, locally-grown food, delivered right to Gilchrist! You can sign up using a PayPal account, and you can cancel or postpone your subscription at any time. Pick up your weekly deliveries in Room 007 between 4-5 p.m. each Friday. Questions: Contact Jodie Huegerich

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Community Engagement database deadline

The new system for inputting community engagement activities is now open. Please input community engagement activities for this academic year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) by Wednesday, June 1. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Library hours for Memorial Day holiday

Rod Library hours for the Memorial Day holiday are posted on the library website. Patrons can check out materials 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, May 10, 2016
CAC north plaza entrance closed

The Communication Arts Center north plaza entrance will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 10. The concrete sidewalk, paving, curb and gutter will be removed. Patrons should use the southeast entrance to the building. The work should be completed by fall 2016. For more information, call 273-4400.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Fraternity life at UNI

The first edition of the IFC Quarterly is available. Fraternity members are active in university organizations and perform community service. Check out the newsletter to learn more about their activities.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
GRE preparation courses

The Academic Learning Center will offer intensive preparation courses for GRE quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, May 16. Fall courses from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays will begin Tuesday, Aug. 30. See the GRE prep page on the Continuing Education website for the full schedule, fees and registration information.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Panther Pick Up

Panther Pick Up will be from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 5, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 6. Trucks will be situated between Shull and Rider Halls, the northwest corner of Campbell Hall and near the Towers. Donate usable items such as running shoes, mattresses, furniture, books, clothing and more. Please consider donating your unwanted items to those in need in our community. Think twice before tossing your items in the dumpsters!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
UNI apparel is back at Essentials

Just in time for the end of the semester and summer, Essentials is selling UNI apparel. Stop in the store in Maucker Union to purchase UNI shirts, water bottles, hats and more. Thanks to University Book and Supply for partnering with Essentials to provide a convenient on-campus location to purchase UNI apparel.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Summer group fitness classes

Summer group fitness classes will begin Monday, May 9. The new price for the Fit Class Pass will be $25 to $30 for eight weeks of class. The online brochure will be available Friday, April 29; registration begins Monday, May 2. There are many classes to choose from, including cycle core, cycle blast, RIPPED, jazzercise, TRX, sculpt and tone, yoga synergy and Pilates.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Imagine Iowa

The presentation and unveiling of Imagine Iowa will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in 301 LIB. Imagine Iowa is a fully developed website, created by students in the interactive digital studies practicum course, about Iowa’s rising emissions, harmful fossil fuel consumption, threats to Iowa’s landscape and how we can start to change it all. The presentation is open to the public.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Phone scam targeting UNI students

ITS-Information Security has become aware of ongoing phone calls to UNI students purporting to be from law enforcement regarding unpaid UNI tuition. These calls are not legitimate. The scammer tells the victim that they will be subject to arrest if they do not make a payment immediately over the phone. UNI does not seek payments in this manner. Contact the UNI Police at 273-2712 if you have received a similar phone call.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Finals week De-Stress Days

Enjoy stress relievers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 2 through 4, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be free mini massages, coloring, arts and crafts, dog therapy, walk the labyrinth, free hot tea, chair yoga and more.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host CABapalooza, their biggest event of the year, from 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 28, on Lawther field. There will be a Ferris wheel, spin art, glitter tattoos, inflatables, karaoke, DJ, photo booth, dunk tank and more.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Dining hours for finals week

Dining Services will operate with adjusted hours during finals week, May 1 through 7. Some locations will offer extended hours (such as Book Bistro) while other locations will have reduced operations or will be closed (such as Crunch Break). Check out the dining hours online for the most up-to-date schedule, as well as a look at summer hours.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
UNI mascot program transition

UNI's mascot program will transition to the Office of University Relations on May 9. The process to request an appearance will remain the same - fill out the form on the TC/TK website. For questions or additional information, contact Beth Bruns or call 273-2761.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Emily West at Gallagher Bluedorn

See singer Emily West at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the GBPAC. West, a finalist from 2014 America’s Got Talent, returns to her hometown to perform. Present your UNI ID at the ticket office to reserve your student ticket. Visit the GBPAC website for more information.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Interest meeting for Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (ΚΑΨ), Inc. will have an informational meeting open to all interested men attending UNI at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the State College Room, MAU. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is a historically African-American collegiate social fraternity. It has chartered more than 400 undergraduate chapters in the continental United States and has more than 150,000 members worldwide.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
"Broke, Busted and Disgusted" documentary

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the UNI Entrepreneurs will host UNI graduate Calvin Johannsen for the viewing of his documentary film about the true cost of college at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in Old Centrall Ballroom, MAU. The screening of the documentary is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
Library hours for final exam week

Library hours during finals week are posted on the Rod Library website. Patrons can check out materials 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.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
UNI Veterans Association grill out

The UNIVA will host an inaugural grill-out/chill-out from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Island Park, 760 Center St., Cedar Falls. Hamburgers and bratwursts will be served; attendees are asked to bring a side dish. There will be a bean bag tournament with UNIVA gear awarded to the winner. There will be other games and activities for a fun, family environment. All are welcome.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Iowa Public Radio open house

Iowa Public Radio will host an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Iowa Public Radio KUNI/KHKE studios on the third floor, CAC. See where IPR Classical, Studio One and IPR's All Things Considered are produced and meet news reporters, hosts and staff. Complimentary refreshments will be served; door prizes will be awarded and vintage IPR swag will be available for sale. There will be a live performance by The Well Pennies at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
James Hearst as Songwriter: Poetry as Lyrics

​​Scott Cawelti will perform at noon, Wednesday, April 27, in the Learning Commons, LIB. He will share and discuss James Hearst's poems that he has put to music on his CD "Landscape Iowa." Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to attend.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, on the rooftop, MAU. There will be an opening ceremony, followed by a march through campus and down College Hill to protest against sexual violence.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Half-Masted improv comedy

Half-Masted will host Micetro, a light-hearted competition where a large number of improvisors play together, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. A troupe from Algona will be a special guests, as well as other guests. For more information, go to the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Geocache for College Cash 2016

Rod Library will host GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, April 25, in the east lobby. To play, students are invited to read seven posters on personal finance topics and answer seven quiz questions using their smart phones. Participants will compete statewide for a $1,000 scholarship. The posters will be available all week if you can't make the kickoff on April 25.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Eastern Iowa StrengthsFinder Network Meetup

The first Eastern Iowa StrengthsFinder Network Meetup will from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in BCS. The free event will focus on professional and personal development, and meeting others who are investing in their strengths. Pizza will be served. Visit the Eastern Iowa StrengthsFinder Network MeetUp website and RSVP by noon, Thursday, April 21.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
UNI Opera showcase

UNI Opera will present a program of scenes and arias on the theme of "Waiting" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. There will be English supertitles. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
"Flow is Good Business:" Meet a Serious Gaming Developer

The Creative Life Research Center will host a chat with Zad Vecsey about serious gaming for leadership development at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 30 BCS. There will be a demonstration of FLIGBY (Flow is Good Business), winner of the 2012 top international award for serious games. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, whose pioneering work on flow built the foundation for FLIGBY, will participate via live videoconference. Learn more at the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
The Illusionists at Gallagher Bluedorn

See The Illusionists at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the GBPAC. Direct from Broadway, this high entertainment show will leave you in awe. Show your UNI ID at the ticket window for your student ticket. For more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Ask about academic ethics

The Center for Academic Ethics will host a drop-in session from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, near the second floor lounge, LIB. Students can ask faculty questions about plagiarism and academic integrity. Bring an electronic copy of your paper for a TurnItIn demonstration. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Summer Leadership Academy instructor and program assistant needed

UNI-CUE has openings for a math instructor and program assistant for the Summer Leadership Academy that will run Monday through Friday, June 13 to July 8. The positions are paid. Resumes can be sent to Megan Holbach or mailed to 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, Iowa, 50703. Visit the seasonal jobs page at Jobs@UNI for job descriptions and application information.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
How To Help workshop

The university community is invited to join in a conversation about changing our culture’s response to sexual assault at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the University Room, MAU. Attendees will learn how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual assault and conversations involving victim blaming. For more information, contact Joan Thompson.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Videatives Streaming Service

Rod Library offers easy access to more than 300 video clips streamed via Videatives Streaming Service. The trial is funded by the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
Senior interior design portfolio showcase

The senior interior design portfolio showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the lobby, GBPAC. Refreshments will be provided and each student will display their work. The showcase is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Iowa Women's Leadership Conference

The Service and Leadership Council will sponsor students attending the Iowa Women's Leadership Conference from noon to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Cedar Rapids. The group will leave at 11 a.m. Transportation and registration fees will be provided. The conference will provide a box lunch. For more information, complete the online form or email Service and Leadership Council. Information about the conference is available at the Iowa Women Lead Change website.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
CHAD's Pizza dodgeball challenge

The sport and event management class will host Chad's Pizza dodgeball challenge Saturday, April 23, in the south gym, WRC. Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. The registration cost is $25 per team and there will be prizes for the winners. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Waterloo. For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Student conduct adviser training

Adviser training will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Elm Room, MAU, for anyone interested in serving as an adviser to students participating in the conduct process. Students, staff and faculty can be trained to serve in this role. The goal is to have volunteer advisers available to students filing complaints under the conduct code as well as to those responding to complaints. No registration or application is required.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Children's author Jill Esbaum to visit campus

The Student Reading Association will host author Jill Esbaum at 7 p.m., Monday, April 18, in 002 SAB. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the Student Reading Association or visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Introspect meeting

Have you questioned your purpose and why you're doing this college thing? Introspect will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in 3 CBB. The focus will be on how we find purpose. For more information, visit Introspect's Facebook group.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Introducing Service Hub for Information Technology Support requests

Faculty, staff and students needing help with technology can visit Service Hub, a new service portal to submit technology requests for assistance or new services. Requests and status can be viewed from one location. For more information, visit Service Hub.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Honors Research Day

The Honors Program will host their annual research day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, in LNG. Graduating honors students will present the outcomes of their honors theses for family, friends, fellow students and professors. The event is open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the Honors Program website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Staged readings of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

UNI and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on 1920s blues music, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the CME, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at Jubilee UMC, 1621 East 4th St., Waterloo.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
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 Rod Library website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Register for Lavender Graduation

The third annual Lavender Graduation will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the CME. Graduates interested in being recognized should sign up on the LGBT* Center's website by Friday, April 15. Lavender Graduation recognizes the importance of the LGBTQ+ community on campus and the accomplishments of members of the LGBTQ+ community by awarding a lavender graduation cord to members and their allies.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Be a voice for campus health services

The Student Health Clinic is looking for focus group participants to increase knowledge of what students want. The meetings will be at 9 p.m., Monday, April 18, and at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 282 LIB. Pizza will be provided. Contact Angela Meeter to register.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
IDT Dance Company spring performances

The IDT Dance Company spring performances will be at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, April 16, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in the auditorium, LNG. Experience all different cultures through Bollywood, jazz, tap, folk dance and more. The performances are open to the public. Admission is $5 for students and $8 general admission. For more information, visit the HPELS website.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Recycled art display

Green Project has created an art display on the main floor of Rod Library to kick off Earth Month and promote environmentally friendly thinking, demonstrating that nature can be cherished for more than just one day of the year.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Guest speaker Najeeba Syeed

Najeeba Syeed, Claremont School of Theology, will present "Towards a Social Justice Framework for Interfaith Cooperation" at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in the University Room, MAU. Syeed will offer examples from her peacemaking work and provide tools for this framework for peace. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.