Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Spring powerlifting competition

Recreation Services will host the 2nd Annual Powerlifting Competition at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in the athletics weight room, WRC. The competition is open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. The cost is $25. The lifts will include max squat, bench and deadlift. For more information, visit the Recreation Services website or email Rochelle Koehnen.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Security awareness: learn what it takes to refuse the phishing bait

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to UNI’s sensitive data. In most cases, it doesn’t involve hackers rappelling from a ceiling’s skylight and deftly avoiding a laser detection system to hack into your servers; instead, they simply manipulate a community member. According to IBM’s 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, human error is a factor in 95 percent of security incidents. Read more at EDUCAUSEreview.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Create the official UNI sandwich at Erbert & Gerbert's

Enter for your chance to create the "Campy Neil," the official UNI sandwich at Erbert & Gerbert's in Maucker Union! Build your sandwich any way you want it, then submit your recipe. The submission deadline is Friday, March 3. Three finalists will be chosen for the campus community to vote on at the end of March.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Love Your Major

Visit the Office of Academic Advising table from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, MAU, and fill out a heart sharing why you love your major or loved your major as an alumni or staff member. Share a Snapchat video of why you love your major for a chance to win a gift card.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon and nominations

Save the date for the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon Thursday, April 6. The contributions of local nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leaders will be recognized. For more information and nomination forms, visit the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance website.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Center for Social and Behavioral Research 50th anniversary celebration

Join the Center for Social and Behavioral Research faculty, staff and students for a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Jim Wohlpart will give opening remarks at 3:30 p.m., followed by a brief keynote by Gene Lutz, CSBR director emeritus. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Nominations open for Engaged Campus Awards

Nominations are open for the Engaged Campus Awards through Iowa Campus Compact. For more information, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website. Please notify Julianne Gassman if you nominate someone.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
CIEP receives 10-year reaccreditation from CEA

The Culture and Intensive English Program has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). They are the premier accrediting body for post-secondary intensive English programs and are known nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the CEA website.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, UNI state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 10, in the State College Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Love a Donor

Stop by Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, to write cards to university donors thanking them for their contributions to your UNI education. Students writing a card will receive free cookies and a button.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Tuesday beginning Feb. 14, in 185/187 WRC. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free, and no registration is necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
One-minute film contest

The Digital Media Program and the Department of Communication Studies is having a one-minute film contest (not including main title and end credits). The deadline for submission is Thursday, March 9. First prize is a GoPro Hero. For more information, contact Philip Hopper.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Love your major?

Come to Maucker Union, Tuesday, Feb. 14, to show your love for your major. This is an event that promotes why students take pride in their chosen major and promotes the love UNI students have for the majors offered.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
ISA Valentine dance 'Midnight Under the Moon'

The International Student Association (ISA) will host a Valentine dance, "Midnight Under the Moon," from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Join ISA for a night of dance, music, food and prizes. Admission is free and open to all students.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Check out the February issue of Student Health 101

The February issue of Student Health 101 is available on the Student Wellness website.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
"Empty Bowls" work day

Everyone is welcome to come to the ceramics lab, 126 KAB, Friday, Feb. 10, to make a soup bowl to donate to the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Cedar Valley Food Pantry, a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Work sessions will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Clay for the bowls and assistance will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Registration is open for the Out of the Darkness campus walk on Saturday, April 1. The walk supports the research, education and prevention of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more information, contact OutofthedarknessUNI@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Darwin Week 2017

Darwin Week, hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers, will be observed Monday through Friday, Feb. 13-16. The event promotes skepticism and reasoning on various subjects such as religion, politics and science. There will be faculty speakers throughout each day beginning at noon with a keynote speaker each night at 7 p.m. The lectures will be in the University Room, MAU.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
CAB concert

Campus Activities Board (CAB) will have a free concert, featuring the Maine, for all students, faculty, staff and the public at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Student Life website.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser in Residence

Apply to be a PAiR and work in the residence hall where you live as well as the Office of Academic Advising. Learn more and apply at the Academic Advising website. Applications are due by Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information, contact Heather Asmus.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training sessions

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 30 BCS. 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. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Friends of the UNI Museum Valentine's Day sale

Stop by and show your love for the UNI Museum by purchasing something for a loved one from the Friends of the UNI Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, on the main floor of Rod Library. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
New Oxford Shakespeare Online trial subscription

Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online, a dynamic, interactive resource presenting new considerations of Shakespeare's works, edited from the base-texts and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Please provide feedback by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Cheating at UNI: Faculty and Student Perspectives

Helen Harton will present a brown bag lecture sharing results from a student and faculty study regarding ethics and cheating behaviors from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in 287 LIB. The presentation fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Darwin Week Lecture: 'The Reproducibility Crisis in Science'

This Darwin Week lecture by Helen Harton will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the University Room, MAU. The presentation fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Ethics website.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
5th Annual Art From the Heart Benefit

The 5th Annual Art from the Heart Benefit, sponsored by Art for El Salvador, will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. All proceeds will provide educational opportunities for children in El Salvador. The Brazilian 2wins, Tropicante and Eric the Magician will perform. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Mental health website

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility at UNI. We can all make a difference by caring about the type of community we collectively create at UNI. Visit the mental health website for on- and off-campus resources, crisis resources and campus initiatives.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Information literacy for graduate students

Leila Rod-Welch, Rod Library, will present "Information Literacy for Graduate Students: Everything a Graduate Student Should Know Before Starting a Research Project" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in 373 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair Monday, Feb. 13

The UNI Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and all majors. Plan to attend and network with more than 140 employers and organizations. Learn more about job and internship opportunities. A list of participating employers and event details are available on the Career Services website.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee silent auction

Dance Marathon and Sidecar Coffee are partnering for a community artwork display and auction. The artwork is on display at Sidecar Coffee's Cedar Falls location. A silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Sidecar. The highest bidders will be contacted Wednesday, Feb. 8, to pick up and pay for their artwork. Auction items include artwork, photography, hand lettering from students and an original photo by photographer Tim Dodd.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: 'Casablanca'

The Film Appreciation Club will screen the classic romantic drama "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in 111 KAB. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, visit the club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Differentiating diamonds

How can you make yourself stand out in a group of exceptionally qualified graduate school or job applicants? Join other motivated students for a preparation workshop, and learn to stand out in the crowd. Email Emily Nelson to express interest and complete a short application.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Get your writing in shape for spring

Get the feedback you need to plan it, draft it and make it great! The Writing Center offers one-on-one writing feedback for all majors, undergraduate and graduate students. Schedule an appointment with a College Reading and Learning Association-certified writing coach at 319-273-2361 or in person at 008 ITTC. For more information, visit the Academic Learning Center website.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
#MauckerMovies

Campus Activities Board and the Black Student Union are partnering to show the movie "Loving" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. A student-led discussion will follow the movie.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Live Like a Student begins Feb. 20

Live Like a Student, a free three-week, non-credit financial literacy course, begins Monday, Feb. 20. Space is limited, so register today. Participants will receive a Live Like a Student t-shirt and the chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Deadline approaching for Student Leadership Awards nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Student Leadership Awards is Friday, Feb. 10. If you know of students, organizations or organization advisors that are deserving of recognition, nominate them for an award. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Visit the Student Leadership Awards website for a list of awards and links to the nomination forms.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Register for UNI Dance Marathon

Make sure to register for the Sixth Annual UNI Dance Marathon Big Event. We are one month away, and the registration fee will increase soon. Register online.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Win a free fit class pass

Join a fitness class by purchasing a fit class pass in 101 WRC. Email Dana Foster by Monday, Feb. 6, to be entered into a drawing for free fit class passes. One fit class pass will be given away for every 10 email entries. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Alpha Phi 9th Annual Red Dress Gala

The UNI chapter of Alpha Phi will host their 9th Annual Red Dress Gala to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids. The foundation is a nonprofit, international organization designed to raise funds and awareness on behalf of women’s heart health. Tickets include dinner, live auction, silent auction and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased from an Alpha Phi member or online.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Learn to love your body with BIEDA

Ready to love the skin you're in? BIEDA, a new student organization focused on eating disorder awareness and positive body image, is here to help. Join us from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Elm Room, MAU, to learn more.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Let's Talk February sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to drop in and have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is meant for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can be briefly addressed. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 and 17, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 21, in 311/312 LIB. March session dates and times are available on the Counseling Center website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Writers Talk: Jim O'Loughlin reads from 'Dean Dean Dean Dean'

Jim O'Loughlin, languages and literatures, launches his new collection of flash fiction, "Dean Dean Dean Dean," at noon, Friday, Feb. 3, in the Thompson Commons, 081 BAR, as part of the Writers Talk series.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Getting started with qualtrics

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will offer hands-on workshops from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, and noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 102 SAB. To register, visit the qualtrics training webpage. For more information, email qualtrics@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Nomination for MWONE Academic Advising award

The MWONE award is given to one tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty member employed at UNI for at least three years. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 24, and can be made by faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the provost website.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
CROW Forum

Stephanie Logan will present "Teaching While Black - Oh, and a Woman" at noon, Monday, Feb. 6, in 287 LIB.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art” will be on exhibit at Rod Library on the main floor during the month of March. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to submit any 2-D medium comic artwork by Wednesday, March 1, for the exhibit.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

The Center for Academic Ethics will offer a training session on avoiding plagiarism from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 301 LIB. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Give, Serve, Lead conferences

The Service and Leadership Council will host three free Give, Serve, Lead conferences at 7 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Conferences include a poverty simulation, a service project night and a guest panel of UNI leaders. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Reminder: math tutors needed at UNI-CUE

The Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) is seeking UNI students to become volunteers for their tutoring program. Math tutors are needed for middle school and high school students. Students interested in working with students K-12 and in a diverse setting should contact Megan Holbach or call 319-273-4771.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
Career Readiness

Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, to have a free professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. For more information, visit the library website.

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