Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
It is an exciting time for the Center for Educational Transformation

Lisa M. Hooper, Christen Opsal and Holly Boehmer from the Center for Educational Transformation look forward to connecting with UNI colleges, faculty, staff and students. The CET work—i.e., P-20 research and development on critical and emerging issues in Iowa’s schools and communities—will be culturally-responsive, transdisciplinary and whole-child oriented. Visit the CET website to learn more.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
Counseling Center group offerings

The Counseling Center will offer the following groups this semester: Self Care for Anxiety, 3 to 4:15 p.m., Thursdays, four-week groups in Sept., Oct. and Nov.; Mindfulness Mondays, a four-week workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., beginning Sept. 17; Adjustment to College, a six-week group from 1 to 2 p.m., Fridays, beginning Sept. 14; and RA Caring for Self, Caring for Others support group from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 12. Call 273-2676 to sign up for any of these groups.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
Free tickets for "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

The United States Marine Band “The President’s Own” will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, GBPAC. "The President’s Own" has appeared at presidential events, including inaugurations, holiday concerts and other White House celebrations. Tickets, limited to four per person, are free and available to the public. A sold-out crowd is expected, so grab your tickets early! Call 273-4TIX or visit the box office.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
6th Annual UNI Harvest Festival

The UNI Panther Plot Student Garden will host the UNI Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. The festival will feature free food prepared fresh from the garden as well as live music. The event highlights the work of students over the last year and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Eating well

Student Wellness Services offers free individual appointments for students that would like support in creating and maintaining healthy eating behaviors. For more information, visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
UNI Volleyball opens the home season vs. Iowa State

In-state rival Iowa State comes to the McLeod Center at 7 p.m. tonight. This game is a purple out so wear your purple, get loud and cheer the volleyball team on to victory! "Beat State" shirts will be given to the first 100 students. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
5 Sport Passport kicks off tonight

Introducing the 5 Sport Passport! Any student who attends the five selected home games will be entered for a trip for two to St. Louis for the 2019 MVC Arch Madness Tournament. The trip includes flight, hotel and tickets to the games. The first passport event is tonight as UNI takes on Iowa State in volleyball at 7 p.m., MCL.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Wellness coaching

Time management, stress management, goal-setting and utilizing your strengths can be done with wellness coaching. Visit the Student Wellness website to make an appointment. Create the life you want and become the best version of yourself.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Make the Change meeting

Make the Change is a new student organization set to uplift others and spread positivity through acts of kindness. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Oak Room, MAU. Join us to make UNI a better place.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Study Abroad Speed Advising

Learn about study abroad programs from students who studied abroad, as well as faculty-led program leaders, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, in the University Room, MAU. Representatives will visit with students who are unsure of where or if they want to go abroad.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Open melt night

Join the hottest club on campus for a night of metal bending and free pizza from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, ITC. Full length jeans and closed toed shoes are required to participate. Email for additional information.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Date correction for Volunteer Fair

The correct date for the Volunteer Fair is Wednesday, Aug. 29, not Thursday, Aug. 30, as published in the Aug. 23 Inside UNI. For more information or questions, email Community Engagement.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Theatre UNI presents "American Spaces"

Theatre UNI presents "American Spaces," based on “I Used to be a Human Being” by Andrew Sullivan and "Maximum Sunlight" by Meagan Day, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. This devised work explores the virtual and real-life ways that we, as American citizens, interact with (and avoid) each other. Admission is free but tickets are required. For more information, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
2017-18 community engagement hours

Please report your 2017-18 community engagement work to the CE database if you have not already done so. Reporting for the 2018-2019 academic year is now available. Contact Kristina Kofoot with questions.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley new campus hours and location

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV), in partnership with Student Life and Event Services, has a new location and hours when on campus. The VCCV is on campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, at the Guest Services Desk on the main level, MAU. For more information on how to connect with more than 160 community agencies and hundreds of volunteer opportunities, visit the VCCV website.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
UNITix outlet available in Maucker Union

UNITix and Student Life and Event Services announce the opening of a new campus ticketing outlet in Maucker Union. The outlet is located at the Guest Services Desk at the former Veridian Credit Union location. Ticketing hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. For a schedule of upcoming UNITix events, visit the UNITix website.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Library hours for Labor Day weekend

The Rod Library hours for the Labor Day weekend are posted on the library website.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
FRC mentor and partner recruitment open house

There will be an open house from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, ITC, for students, faculty and staff to learn about the FRC regional competition. Learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy free pizza. The competition is in March 2019. For more information, contact Marcey Seavey.

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018
Warmer temperatures week of Aug. 27

The temperature highs early next week will be in the upper 80s, and we are asking you to do your part in reducing electrical use. This directly affects the peak demand that is set about this time every year, which in turn sets our cost of electricity. For more information, visit the Facilities Management website.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
College Hill Farmers Market

The market is open weekly on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to Octopus. The market features seasonal local produce, honey, baked goods, healthy snacks, fresh meats, crafts, popcorn, flowers and more. Various payments methods, including EBT and FMNP vouchers, are accepted. For updates like/follow us on Facebook at College Hill Farmers Market and Instagram/Twitter (Collegehillfm)

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
R.A.D. self-defense class

Join the Public Safety department for a discussion on women’s self-defense. University police officers will lead a discussion on sexual assault and practice self-defense techniques the student can use when faced with an attack. Register online for the Sept. 2018 class. The cost is $25, payable the first night of class. Open to students, staff and faculty. Questions can be emailed to Stacy Davis.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Audition for "Aut Is Love"

Auditions for "Aut Is Love," written and directed by graduate student Nathan Selove, will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22-23, in 040 LNG. "Aut Is Love" is a romantic comedy based on the true story of a young couple who both fall on the Autism Spectrum. Those auditioning can bring a prepared monologue, but it is not required. Production dates are Oct. 11-13. For more information, email Nathan Selove or Danielle McGeough.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Colleges Against Cancer information open house

Colleges Against Cancer will have open houses from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Oak Room, MAU. Learn about the organization and various committees. Come when you can and leave when you want.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Student tech tip

Did you know you can clean up and organize your “My Courses” clutter with the “Group by Term” option? Select the gear in the top right corner of “My Courses” and check the first available checkbox “Group by Term” to sort your courses quickly and easily. Questions can be submitted to ServiceHub.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Philosophy Club: Let's get acquainted!

Join the Philosophy Club from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in Thompson Commons, BAR. We will discuss what the club looks like, changes made from last year and how to move forward. For more information, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Volunteer Fair Fall 2018

The Volunteer Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Network with more than 50 local nonprofit organizations, and discover volunteer experiences and internship opportunities. For more information, email Community Engagement or Kristina Kofoot.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Conversation partners needed

The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking conversation partners for new international students studying English at UNI. Meet a student from Japan, China, Saudi Arabia or other countries. Friendly and patient volunteers with an interest in different cultures are needed. Apply online .

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Pre-Law Club meeting

The first meeting of the Pre-law Club will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, in 025 SAB. Discussion topics include activities of the group, as well as scheduling the next meeting. Pre-law advisors will give an overview of law school preparation and the support offered.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Movie: "Life of the Party"

Check out "Life of the Party," showing at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Snacks and drinks will be provided, as well as trivia and prizes before the movie. This is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Meet Jason Kander of Let America Vote

Jason Kander, president of Let America Vote, has been leading the fight for voting rights with his organization. His college campus tour is in partnership with the March for Our Lives Cedar Valley organization and the UNI Democrats. Meet Kander at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Elm Room, MAU. This is also the kick-off for the Youth Vote campus movement. For more information, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
Request a sexual assault prevention presentation

The Office of Compliance and Equity Management and the Riverview Center, our sexual assault advocacy agency, are working to raise awareness to prevent and end sexual assaults on our campus. Submit a request to have a sexual assault-related presentation for your department, organization or class.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
Retirement reception for Joe Wilson

The Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services will host a retirement reception for Joe Wilson from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, in the lobby behind the welcome desk, WRC. Join us in celebrating Joe's 32 years at UNI.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
Free fitness classes

Check out some great fitness classes for free Aug. 27-31. Bring a friend, try something new and then purchase your Fit Class Pass for $35 for students and $50 for employees. Check out the Recreation Services website for more information.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Women's volleyball open tryout

UNI women's volleyball will have an open tryout for full-time female students at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, MCL. For more information and to RSVP, email Kalani Mahi.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Payroll direct deposit changes through e-Business self service

Employees can change their payroll direct deposit information through e-Business UNI Employee Self Service. A Quick Reference Guide is available under Employee Self Service ( For more information, email Sherri Baldwin ( or call 273-2656.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Men's soccer tryouts

The men's club soccer team will have tryout sessions at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24; 1 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26, on the soccer fields west of the McLeod Center. All current students are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the soccer club website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Student Patrol job openings

UNI Student Patrol is hiring six to eight individuals with an interest in law enforcement and public service. The starting pay rate is $8.35 per hour. Applicants must be available to work nights and weekends. For more information, email Bailey or visit the Public Safety website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Theatre UNI auditions

All students are invited to audition for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "She Kills Monsters," beginning Sunday, Aug. 19. For full details, visit the Theatre UNI website.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Women's club soccer information meeting and tryouts

Information sessions for the women's soccer club will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, and 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the fountain by Maucker Union. Tryouts will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24 and from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information, email Andrea Reutzel or Katy Larson.

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
New Recreation Services registration software

Recreation Services has launched a new registration software. To register for programs and services, visit the Recreation Services member services webpage. Fusion login will be your CatID user name and passphrase, those without a CatID need to create a user name and password. For questions, please call Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
Security Awareness: Smart Home devices (IoT)

Traditionally only a few of your devices at home could connect to the Internet, such as your laptop, smartphone or gaming console. Today more and more devices are connecting to the Internet, from lightbulbs and speakers to a TV, door locks and a car. These connected devices are knows as Internet of Things (IoT) or Smart Home devices. While these connected devices bring a great deal of convenience, they also bring unique dangers. Read more at SANS Security Awareness.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018
Campus prairie walk

See what’s blooming at the Campus Prairie Preserve. TPC staff will lead this walk Wednesday, Aug. 1. Walkers should meet at the Botanical Center at 11:30 a.m. and will walk to the campus prairie located off West 29th Street.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
College Hill Farmers Market

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 26, for Kids Day. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt and receive CHFM bucks to spend at the market. Other activities include face painting by the Hearst Center for the Arts and a selfie station for all ages. For updates, like/follow CHFM on Facebook at College Hill Farmers Market and Instagram/Twitter (Collegehillfm).

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
No access to Blackboard courses Aug. 2-7

This is a reminder that there will not be access to Blackboard courses Aug. 2-7 due to the cloud migration. If the timeline changes, the university community will be notified as early as possible. More information, including other systems affected, is available at UNI eLearning.

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Storm water management

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was established under the authority of the Clean Water Act in 1972 and is responsible for controlling and regulating point sources of discharge of pollutants to waters within each state to maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has designated UNI as a qualifying site, which requires the university to comply with certain storm water regulations. For more information, visit the storm water management webpage.

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
President's Diversity Common Read

The fall 2019 President's Diversity Common Read will be "Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be A Man Among Men," by Brice D. Smith. Smith will present an address at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. More information about the common read will be announced in August. For more information, email Gwenne Berry or call 273-2820.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Hudson Road overpass closure

The Hudson Road overpass will be closed for repairs Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 30. The bridge will not be accessible during this time. Patrons are asked to use the W. 27th St. crosswalk. For more information, call Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Sidewalk closing between Maucker Union and Rod Library

The paver sidewalk at the northwest corner of Maucker Union and northeast corner of Rod Library will be partially closed from Monday, July 23, through Friday, Aug. 3, to rework the existing paver area. Wet weather could possibly delay the completion. The area will be marked for the accessible route patrons will need to take. For more information, call Facilities Management at 273-4400.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Sidewalk closure

Beginning Monday, July 16, the sidewalk on the west side of Lawther Hall to central campus will be closed for construction. The new sidewalk is expected to be accessible by Monday, July 30, weather permitting.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
2018 NSF REU IDREHSI Student Research Conference

The NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program housed in the geography department will host the 2018 NSF REU IDRESHI Conference from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in 234 ITTC. Nine students from across the country will present the results of their 8-week long UNI-based summer research in using spaceborne-, airborne- and lab-based hyperspectral imaging for various applications. The conference will include oral and poster sessions. Posters will be displayed in 205 ITTC July 10-11.