Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
Live Purple Give Gold

There will be a PAW drop-off in Maucker Union for Live Purple Give Gold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 4. This is an annual philanthropic event to raise money for the student emergency fund. For more information, email Jennifer Zehner.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Forum: economic impact of refugees in Iowa

A forum on the economic impact of refugees in Iowa will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Panelists include Loren Bawn, Department of Human Services; Bram T. Elias and Hannah Shirey, University of Iowa College of Law; Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration; and Mallory Petsche, EMBARC.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
R.J. McElroy Scholar Lecture

The R.J. McElroy Scholar Lecture will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in 252 WRC. Robert F. Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University, will present "Youth Development in an Age of Disruption: What's Past is Prologue." Register now to secure your seat. For more information, visit the Institute for Youth Leaders website.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
LGBT(ea) Time: Trans Day of Visibility

The LGBT* Center will host a facilitated discussion about the importance of trans(gender) visibility at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, in 111N MAU. Trans Day of Visibility aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. For more information, email the LGBT* Center.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Radiation safety training

Environmental Health and Safety will offer radiation safety training from 3 to 5 pm, Monday, April 2, at 3219 Hudson Road. The training is designed to give a broad understanding of basic radiation safety principles, techniques and regulatory responsibilities. It is open to all students, faculty and staff. Registration is not required.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Refresh your wardrobe clothing closet

As part of Pride Week, the LGBT* Center will have a professional clothing closet April 2-4 at Threehouse. Everyone is welcome to shop the closet for free clothing in a gender-neutral environment. Donations of laundry supplies, as well as gently-used, current-style business casual and formal clothing of all sizes, will be accepted. For more information, email Dante Miller or visit the website or Facebook page.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
UNI Proud presents Pride Week 2018

Pride Week is April 2-6 with a week full of LGBTQ+ themed events. Events include a drag ball, queer monologues, keynote speaker (to be announced), lecture on homosexuality and the bible, film screening and a progressive prom. For event details and more information, visit the group's Facebook page.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Tuesday, April 3. Poster presentations will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Creative performances will be from noon to 2:30 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting rooms, MAU. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. For more information, visit the symposium website.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Exhibit: What Were You Wearing?

This exhibit will display replications of outfits from the stories of student survivors. The installations ask viewers to recognize that it was never about the clothes and the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors. For more information or the survey, visit the Safety at UNI  website.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Hiring water safety instructors and lifeguards for summer

Recreation Services is accepting applications for water safety instructors and lifeguards for this summer. For more information, email Meredith Gregg.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Mock law school class

Brent Pattison, Drake Law School, will teach a mock pre-law class and answer questions about law school at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in 25 SAB. Get a glimpse of what law school might be like. Everyone is welcome. For more information, email Scott Peters.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
CANCELLED: Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Melissa Beall, communication studies, will present "Donald J. Trump and the First Amendment" from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in 287 LIB. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
TPC hosts Restoration and Management Seminar

Pete Berthelsen, Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund, will present “The Three Pillars of High Quality Habitat Management Success” at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29, TPC. This will be an overview of critical factors that determine success or failure of planting habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Sign up for wellness coaching

Student Wellness Services is offering wellness coaching, a way for students to create the life they want by exploring their strengths and focusing on their health and wellbeing. Visit the Student Wellness website for more information.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Wellness Wednesday: Coping with Stress

This interactive session, today, at 2 p.m., in SHC, will assist participants in identifying the causes of stress in their lives and become aware of positive coping strategies that may be helpful in reducing stress. No registration required. For more information, visit the Student Wellness website. The topic for March 28 will be sleep.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making school supply kits from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 26, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Black Hawk County legislative update

Join the NI Democrats and five Iowa representatives from Black Hawk County to discuss current happenings in the Iowa legislature from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Learn how the Iowa legislature works, which bills will be voted on soon and ask your representatives questions. For more information, email Deann or see the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Boxes and Walls

Tear down walls and break down boxes that hold stereotypes. Join DOR’s Inclusive Community Team from 5 to 8 p.m., March 27-29, in Dancer Hall. For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Government ethics vs. business ethics

David Surdam, economics, will share ethical aspects of social security and state lotteries while comparing them with business ethics from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in 223 CBB. He will also discuss the role government officials play in overseeing business practitioners. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Film Appreciation Club: "The Big Lebowski"

See the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" at 7 p.m., Friday, March 23, in 111 KAB. This is the 20-year anniversary of the comedy. There will be an optional discussion following the screening regarding the film's lasting impact. For more information, visit the club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Ask your psych provider about medication treatment options

Have questions about how medication works with various mental health diagnoses? Check out a workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in 287 LIB. Psych providers from the Student Health Clinic will answer questions and provide information about medications, side effects, myths/facts, common uses, how long you need to be on medication and more.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Invite, Inform, Inspire: apply for SAA

Student Admissions Ambassadors is now accepting applications for fall 2018. SAA is a volunteer group of students who help guide prospective students and visitors across UNI while leading and participating in tours, lunches and visit days. Applications are due by 5 pm., Friday, March 23.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Discussion: Hot Wings, Hot Topic: Religion and the LGBTQ+ Community

Join in the discussion of how religion and the LGBTQ+ community intersect from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 29, CME. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Full-time, on-campus summer positions available

The Department of Residence facilities team has a number of custodial, painter and maintenance assistant positions available this summer. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning mid-May through mid-August. Take advantage of a full-time, on-campus job this summer. Learn more and apply online at the DOR website.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Film screening: "Iowans Return to Freedom Summer"

Join Rod Library for a screening of the documentary "Iowans Return to Freedom Summer" and a discussion led by filmmaker Patti Miller and David McCartney, University of Iowa archivist, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in 301 LIB.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Live on campus this summer for as little as $115/week

If you are planning to stay in the area this summer, consider the convenience and affordability of staying in the residence halls. Summer housing is available in Panther Village, Roth and Jennings Court Apartments (hall restrictions apply). All rooms are air conditioned. Students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to live on campus during the summer. Visit the Department of Residence Summer Housing page for rates and more information.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Philosophy Club meeting

The Philosophy Club will discuss "Pints, Profs and Philosophy: Bad Sex?" at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, at The Octopus.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
Take courses this summer @ UNI

School’s IN for the summer! Online and on-campus summer course offerings for current students, faculty and staff are now available. Visit Summer@UNI and see how you can accelerate progress toward your degree. Course details and financial aid information are also available on the website.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Everyone can attend the FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional

Sport plus science and technology, more than 60 FRC teams will compete in the McLeod Center March 22-24 with finals and awards on Saturday. Open and free to the public; $5 for parking. For more information, please go to the FIRST Robotics website

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Upcoming support groups

The Counseling Center is offering more support groups. The Transitions Support group for students preparing to graduate or transition away from UNI will be held Mondays at 4 p.m. starting on March 26. The next Anxiety Support group will be held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning on March 22. The next Grief Support group will be on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. starting on March 21. Call the UNI Counseling Center at 273-2676 to schedule a brief orientation and register. All groups will be held in the Counseling Center, 103 SHC.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
UNI SAVE and the Interpreters Theatre presents “(In)Visibility: A Workshop for Change”

UNI students invite you to participate in a workshop this April to learn from one another and to develop action steps to better our communities. Registration is required at https://www.uni.edu/save.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Diversity Colloquium: "Child Maltreatment, Race and Internalizing Problems: Evidence of a Mental Health Paradox?"

Join Ashleigh Kysar-Moon for a discussion on diversity, child maltreatment and mental health from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Security Awareness: How to Protect Your Data and Devices While Traveling with Tech

Due to enhanced security measures in most countries, travelers with tech should be prepared for possible disruptions or additional wait times during the screening process. Here are some steps you can take to help secure your devices and your privacy.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
UNI Meals from the Heartland food packaging

You are invited to participate in a food packaging event with Meals from the Heartland to benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Students will be packing more than 30,000 meals to be distributed throughout 16 counties impacted by food insecurity. RSVP to Paige Cowing by Friday, March 23. You can register as a team or individually. Teams should be eight to 12 people. If registering as part of a team, please put your team name in parenthesis after your first name. For example: Paige (Team Name), Cowing.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Dimensions of Wellbeing classes

The Dimensions of Wellbeing classes can now be found under the KAHHS prefix. The lectures will be listed under KAHHS 1020 and the labs will be listed under KAHHS 1030. You will no longer be able to find them under HPELS.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Federal and state legislative update

Mary Braun and Andrew Morse will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, March 23, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Health and tech tip

Shared keyboards are known to be extremely germy. With flu season not quite over, remember to practice good habits when sneezing and coughing. In addition to washing your hands often, watch this Mythbusters video for good advice on how to minimize germs.

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
Open Education Week, March 5-9

This week is Open Education Week, a yearly celebration designed to raise awareness about open educational resources. Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are free to read and reuse. 

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Library Strategic Plan feedback

Rod Library is developing our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. We are interested in feedback from students, staff and faculty campuswide. Please see the website for details, times to drop in and chat, and a survey link. The deadline for feedback is Sunday, March 18.

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at RodLibrary

Mark your calendar! Rod Library and LIB 3159 are hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Scholarspace. No experience necessary; free childcare provided and open to the public. 

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Wellness Wednesday: Sexual Health

Learn about condom use and safer sex during this fun, interactive session from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the conference room, SHC. No registration is required. For more information, visit the Student Wellness website. There will be no workshop on March 14. Have a fun and safe spring break!

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Spring break safety

Time for a break, Panthers, you’ve earned it! We hope you have a fun and relaxing spring break, but before you go make sure to check out the Student Wellness Services website for tips on "Spring Break Safety."

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Rod Library interim hours for spring break 2018

Rod Library interim hours for spring break 2018 are available on the library website

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018
Spring course—Acting for Life

Theatre 1005: Acting for Life is offered MWF, 9 to 9:50 a.m. An on-your-feet, activity-based course focusing on discovering your personal sense of creativity and incorporating the use of acting skills and tools to enrich your personal and professional life through exercises, games, improvisation and scene work. For all majors.

Friday, Mar 2, 2018
Community Engagement Database: report a project

Please report your 2017-2018 Community Engagement projects. A link to the database can be found on the Community Engagement website. This work includes (but not limited to) service-learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. Please contact Paige Cowing with questions. 

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018
Juror lecture: Jamál Currie

The juror lecturer for the UNI Gallery of Art's "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" is Jamál Currie, associate professor of fine arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currie is the recipient of several awards and fellowships in Wisconsin, including a Black Excellence Award in Education from the Milwaukee Times and an Art Futures Individual Artist Grant. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in 111 KAB. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018
Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Rod Library will award Undergraduate Research Awards to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary research, scholarship and creative work of a UNI's undergraduate students thanks to a generous donation by Mary Ann Bolton. See details and how to apply; first prize is $1,000. 

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018
The results are in: students love Rod Library

Rod Library conducted a survey of students to measure the impact that the library has on their experience and success as a student at UNI. The results are in, and they show that students are gaining a great deal from their experiences at Rod Library.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
RHA Netflix and Trivia

On Wednesday, March 7, in Maucker Union Ballroom, join and participate in this game show of TV and Netflix knowhow and win fun prizes! There will be two rounds starting at 8 and 9:30 p.m. Make a team and have a great time. Anyone can play; only on-campus residents can win prizes.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 7. Do not miss out on the opportunity to present your research or creative work in a conference-like environment on Tuesday, April 3. This is a great networking opportunity and resume or CV builder. Visit the symposium website for more information on how to register, and email questions to gradlife@uni.edu.

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