Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

Visit the MyUniverse News archives for information published prior to January 2013.

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Holiday pottery sale

Purchase unique holiday gifts from UNI ceramic students at the Holiday Pottery Sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, in 126 KAB. Students will use proceeds from the sale to attend the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
November public hearing at UNI

This month's Board of Regents public hearing at UNI is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in 030 BCS.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Cards for Kids drive

Donate used greeting cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, a part of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, from Nov. 25 through Jan. 15. All types of greeting cards are accepted. Look for drop boxes at: Maucker Union, the WRC, CEEE, Schindler Lobby, Gilchrist Hall and Rod Library.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
UNI Interpreters Theatre to hold auditions for 'Wasted'

Auditions for the spring 2014 Interpreters Theatre/Reaching for Higher Ground production of "Wasted" will be at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4, in 040 LNG. "Wasted" is an ensemble e(co)-production that explores and criticizes our "throw-away culture." All students are welcome to audition; scripts will be provided. For more information, contact Danielle Dick McGeough.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Diversity panel

The Inclusive Communities Team from the Department of Residence will sponsor a diversity panel at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the CME. Learn about fellow UNI students and their experience on campus in a supportive setting.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Celebrate creativity at UNI on Dec. 3

Register now for The Creative UNIversity Conference & Celebration to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Maucker Union. Hear a panel of experts, and see student and faculty exhibits, performances, research posters, presentations and demonstrations.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation

Rod Library hours during Thanksgiving vacation are posted online. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 16, are due Monday, Dec. 2. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
November Health, Wellness, Fitness news available

November issues of Student Health 101 (SH101),  the WRS E-Newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness are now posted online. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests. The WRS newsletters focus on WRS activities and topics of the month.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Report safety concerns

The Health and Safety Committee has a form for submitting concerns regarding infrastructure at UNI. The form is on the Health and Safety Committee site and may be completed anonymously.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Watch for snow storage signs

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, "No Parking" signs will be erected to indicate snow storage areas in the following locations: ROTH on the north end and middle of the lot near the motorcycle parking area, "M" parking at the Jennings Apartments and the north "F" street overflow. Do not park in these areas during snow season. Please be sure bicycles and motorcycles are stored off campus if not used during the winter. For questions, call 273-5374.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Library hours During holidays & semester break

Library hours for the holidays and semester break are posted online. There will be no special loans during the holidays and semester break. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
A night of poetry with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, who teaches at York College in NYC, will read from her work at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, in 002 SAB. Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art. Her first book, "Karma's Footsteps," will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award nominations due soon

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Please consider nominating a student affairs' staff member who continually works to carry out the mission of student affairs by helping students succeed. Award information and the nomination form are posted online. Nomination forms are due Monday, Nov. 25.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Read&Write GOLD workshop

Student Disability Services will offer a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to use Read&Write GOLD, a software program that assists with reading and writing. The workshop will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in 102 SAB.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Up for a challenge of cultural norms?

Help work towards a solution where equality is essential, consent is expected and victims aren't blamed for perpetrator's actions. Create a supportive campus by joining SAVE at 4 p.m., Mondays, in 040 Lang. For more information, contact

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
Advertising competition

The UNI American Marketing Association has partnered with the College of Business Administration to develop an advertising competition for all UNI students. Participants could win a $500 cash prize and have their advertising scheme implemented in the UNIBusiness recruitment campaign. Additional information is posted online.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Mobile print capability in Maucker Union

Students, faculty and staff can print from their own computers to Maucker Union Student Computer Center printers. Details are posted on the Information Technology Services website

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Open forum at UNI on the College Affordability Initiative

An open forum on the Obama administration's college affordability initiative will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. It will also be streamed online at Those who wish to present comments at the forum must register three days in advance. Register by email at with the subject "Open Forum Registration."

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Conversation on UNI community engagement

Committed to community engagement at UNI? Faculty, staff and students are invited to a campus conversation on Nov. 19, sponsored by the UNI Community Engagement Committee. Registration and more information are posted online. Register soon; spaces are limited.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Know your mental health

Check out ULifeline, an online magazine that offers information, resources, suggestions and stories by college students about mental health and college life. There is a self-evaluator that can help identify possible mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. 

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
What's gender got to do with it?

Ever wonder why pink is for girls and blue is for boys? Or how women make 77 cents to men's $1 in 2013? Then come hear Marybeth Stalp, sociology, present on gender issues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in 109 CBB. 

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Public lecture on the Affordable Care Act

"Death Panels, Soaring Costs and the Nanny State: Separating Truth from Fiction in What Obamacare Means to You," a presentation by Francis Degnin, philosophy and specialist in bio-medical ethics; at 4 p.m., Nov. 15,  in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Call for nominations & save the date

The Diversity Council is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diversity Matters Award. This award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to UNI in advancement of its diversity-related goals. Those eligible include faculty, staff, students and community members. Recommendations for the award are made to the president who makes the final selection. Additional information and the nomination form are available online. Deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, Dec. 12. Awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m. Both events will be at the Old Central Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Walk the labyrinth

Enjoy some quiet time walking the labyrinth from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Central Ballroom, MAU. Labyrinths have been used as a tool for reflection, relaxation, meditation or prayer for many years. This walk is done on a walk-in basis and will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Workshop on attending a professional conference

Learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions and tips on networking at the Attending a Professional Conference workshop from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the State College Room, MAU. Register online under News & Announcements.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Resume workshop

Thinking about jobs and internships? The Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association will host a resume workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 007 GIL. Bring a copy of your resume and have professionals review it with you. This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive helpful suggestions, learn more about the field of student affairs and improve your resume.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' continues

Theatre UNI still has seats available for this exciting musical about the struggles, frustrations and thrills of the teen years. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 10. 

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
UNI to honor veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, UNI will celebrate veterans with several events. Some include: Veterans Ball at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11, in Commons Ballroom; panel presentation "Support our Troops: Beyond the Decal" at 4 p.m., Nov. 13, in State College Room, MAU; and at 6 p.m., a showing of "The Battle for Marjah" documentary with Q&A, CME; student transition panel at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 14, CME. 

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll

The Polar Bare Run, Walk and Roll will cover a mile-long course beginning at the UNI Alumni House at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants are asked to bring used articles of clothing. Each article will enter you in a drawing for prizes. Register online.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
Graduating seniors: check-in your traditions

Graduating this December?  Check-in your traditions with CATS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Maucker Union. By checking in your traditions, you will be invited to the Traditions Keeper Ceremony on Dec. 12. Any form of pictures or memorabilia you have are acceptable.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
CAB movie night

The Campus Activities Board will show "2 Guns" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
America Recycles Day Scavenger Hunt

Join the RRTTC for a photo scavenger hunt at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, through 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15. Participants will be emailed a list of clues highlighting UNI sustainability initiatives. Twenty winners will be chosen from complete entries received before 5 p.m. Friday. Register by noon, Nov. 14.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences launches ArtReach

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences has a new outreach program, ArtReach, a partnership with 220 East, an art incubator in downtown Waterloo. ArtReach provides opportunities for community connections from CHAS, specifically in performance, the arts, humanities and music. Read the ArtReach newsletter for details. 

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
Reaching for Higher Ground: Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover, an Iowa native and top contestant on "The Biggest Losers," will discuss his struggles with weight, how the choices we make affect our future, and the importance of a college education. This Reaching for Higher Ground event will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the CME. 

Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Annual Dining Survey continues through Nov. 11

What is your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores? Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Civil Rights icon Angela Davis to visit UNI

Angela Davis, civil and women's rights icon, will lecture on "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the GBPAC. Davis is also the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference on Human Rights on Friday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact Michael Blackwell at 273-2250.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
New policy review process

New and revised policies will be posted for public comment at the UNI policies site before moving to the Cabinet and Executive Management Team for approval. The Faculty & Staff International Travel Safety Policy and Student International Travel Safety Policy have been posted on the UNI Policies site for review by faculty, staff and students. They will be available for review until Nov. 15.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Student Affairs Master's Program preview day

Learn about UNI's Master's Program in Student Affairs Friday, Nov. 15. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. Get information about the application process, the curriculum, financial assistance, etc. Register online by Monday, Nov. 11. For more information, contact Mark Rowe-Barth.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Emergency sirens to sound

Black Hawk County will test its emergency sirens at 11 a.m., Sept. 4. The sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Now taking applications for National Student Exchange

Through the National Student Exchange (NSE) you can attend one of 170+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Learn more at an NSE informational meeting at 3 p.m.,  Nov. 5, in the University Room, MAU. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Important LAC advising announcement for spring 2013

The Liberal Arts Core Committee has approved an experimental course: HPELS 1059 Dimensions of Well-Being for 2 credit hours. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, including both lecture and lab components, students will satisfy the LAC Category 1D Personal Wellness requirement. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit the Dimensions website.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
CAB Halloween movie night

The Campus Activities Board will screen "Hocus Pocus" at 7 p.m. and "The Conjuring" at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Ballroom, MAU.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Does Evolution Undermine Religion? -- a panel discussion

A panel will discuss conflicts between evolution and religion, and whether there are alternative ways of thinking about these matters at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013

The latest bad boy in the Windows-based malware arena is CryptoLocker which will encrypt all "user files" that it can see with professional-grade asymmetric encryption. The ITS Security Office offers information about CryptoLocker and how to defend against it.

Monday, Oct 28, 2013
American Marketing Association costume contest

Join AMA and UNI students for a Halloween party and costume contest Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The Hub. There will be live DJs all night including DJ PEI and DJ TenPoint. Rock your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes including a $50 cash prize. Must be 18 and older to attend. Cover charge is $5 at the door. Kick off the Halloween weekend right with music, costumes, fun and more.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Halloween movie night

The Campus Activites Board will show two movies on Oct. 31, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The first is "Hocus Pocus" at 7 p.m., and "The Conjuring" will be shown at 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
College of Education Film Series

The College of Education's Diversity Team will host a showing of the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids" as part of the Educators for Change Film and Book Series at 7 p.m., Nov. 14,  in the CME. All students and staff are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
My Dark Twisted Fantasy Halloween Dance

All UNI students are invited to the International Student Association's (ISA) My Dark Twisted Fantasy Halloween Dance. There will be refreshments, prizes and a costume contest. The dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, in the Commons Ballroom. Contact for more details.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Legislative forum at UNI

There will be a legislative forum hosted by the Northern Iowa Student Government from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in Ballroom A, MAU. Local legislators will be in attendance to respond to questions from NISG, as well as questions from the audience in an open forum setting.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Study Abroad information sessions

Information sessions are scheduled in Gilchrist Hall on several different Study Abroad Programs for summer 2014: UK/Ireland, China, London/Paris, Taiwan, France, Germany/Austria, Ireland, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania. Visit the study abroad website for session times, dates and locations.