Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Film screening and panel discussion on Bosnian resettlement

UNI RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Support and Empowerment) will screen "A Home in the Heartland" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, in 109 CBB. The film is by a UNI graduate about Bosnian resettlement in the Cedar Valley. A panel discussion with faculty and immigration experts will follow the screening. This event is in conjunction with a Grout Museum exhibit titled "Bosnian Portraits: At Home in the Cedar Valley."

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Upcoming Workshops on R Statistical Software

Mark Jacobson of UNI's Statistical Consulting Center will hold three workshops on the statistical software environment R on March 6, 20 and 27. The workshops will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 202E SEC, and are co-sponsored by the Department of Educational Psychology & Foundations and the Center for Educational Transformation.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Film screening and panel discussion on Bosnian resettlement

UNI RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Support and Empowerment) will screen "A Home in the Heartland" at 7 p.m.Tuesday, March 6, in 109 CBB. The film is by a UNI graduate about Bosnian resettlement in the Cedar Valley. A panel discussion with faculty and immigration experts will follow the screening. This event is in conjunction with a Grout Museum exhibit titled "Bosnian Portraits: At Home in the Cedar Valley."

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Making Professors’ Implicit Expectations Explicit to their Students Through More Transparent Assignments: A Micro-Workshop

Are you interested in trying a new strategy that helps make your expectations more explicit in your assignments? Please join Elana Joram, ed psych & foundations; Shuaib Meacham, curriculum & instruction; and Susan Hill, CETL, for this brief 30-minute workshop at noon, Wednesday, March 7, in 218 SEC, to be be introduced to this new strategy, based on the award-winning "Transparency Project." Please bring an assignment with you to the workshop, if available.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
How Can I Incorporate Service Learning Into My Course? Lessons from our colleagues

UNI’s Service Learning Institute offers faculty an opportunity to incorporate service learning activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. Come hear from your colleagues about course projects they have developed in partnership with community organizations, and learn how you can become involved at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, in 301 LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Call for submissions for the CSBS Research and Engagement Conference

The annual CSBS research conference is changing its name and format. Monday, April 9, will mark the inaugural CSBS Student Research and Engagement Conference. The conference is now open to majors across campus, and new project categories include research projects, volunteer/internship experiences, club activities and creative performances. Submissions are due Friday, March 23. For more information and project submissions, visit the conference website.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Counseling Center director candidate campus presentation

The university community is invited to attend a presentation by Veronica Warren, a candidate for the Counseling Center director position, at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 002 SAB. Warren will speak on the topic of “Creating meaningful initiatives to enhance student utilization in the Counseling Center.”

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
2018 Local Food and Film Festival

The 2018 Local Food and Film Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. Admission is free. For more information and a schedule of events, visit the CEEE website.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Red Cross Club blood drive

The UNI Red Cross Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 2, upper lounge, WRC.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Changing the Station: Women in the Golden Age of Broadcasting

In honor of women's history month, the UNI Museum presents "Changing the Station: Women in the Golden Age of Broadcasting." The student-curated exhibit tells the changing narrative of women in the 1920s. The exhibit opens at 3 p.m., Friday, March 2, with a short talk by Ellie Akers, exhibit curator.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
March CROW Forum

Elizabeth Lefler will present "Sex and Gender Differences in Mental Illness: An Examination of DSM-5 and Recommendations for Research" at noon, Monday, March 5, in the ScholarSpace, LIB.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Red Basket Project

In recognition of Women's History Month, Northern Iowa Feminists will have a feminine product drive in March called the Red Basket Project. Donations of all types of products will be accepted. Donations will benefit EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center). Collection baskets will be located in the main entrance, LIB; CME; LGBT* Center; Noehren, Dancer and Bender Halls; atrium, KAB; and in the department offices of social work, philosophy and world religions, psychology, sociology, women's and gender studies, and COE dean's office, SEC.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Spring 2018 Graduation Fair

Are you graduating this semester or student teaching in the fall? The Spring 2018 Graduation Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in Old Central Ballrooms B and C, MAU. Stop in and take care of your graduation checklist.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Robyn Ochs: The Changing Landscape of Identity Workshop

Robyn Ochs, the keynote speaker for Women's History Month, will facilitate a workshop on her work with teens and young adults from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 2, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. She will share some of her observations and the lessons she has learned about the exploration, discovery and growth in non-heterosexual students. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Women's History Month keynote speech

Robyn Ochs, the keynote speaker for Women's History Month, will present "Beyond Binaries" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. She will discuss how we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences of sexuality. The lecture is open to the public.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Special Education information session

There will be an information session for students to learn more about the special education minor, pathways to endorsement, inclusive education and registration information (tips, instructions, course numbers and essential guidance) from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 166 SEC. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Let's Talk Psychiatry

What is psychiatry? How does medication play a role in mental health? What should I know about counseling services? What other alternative treatments are there? Learn more about mental health resources from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 324 LIB. For more information, email the Health Center.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Roy J. Carver Scholarship

If you will be junior standing in fall 2018, apply for the Roy J. Carver Scholarship. This $5,200 scholarship is awarded to 20 UNI students each year. Learn more and apply online by Sunday, April 1.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Join the Spring Break Pay it Forward Tour

Looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your spring break? Travel to six different cities with a destination of San Antonio. Experience service, tourism and have a spring break you'll never forget. For more information and to register, visit the Students Today Leaders Forever website.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Toast for Change: Black Gala

Toast for Change will be from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. This formal reception will recognize those who helped make Black History Month a success. Speakers will discuss the importance of African-American heritage.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Philosophy Club meeting: Let's Talk About Hospitality

Marie-Eve Morin, University of Alberta, will discuss the ethics of hospitality focused on immigration at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the Thompson Commons, BAR.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
UNI Dance Marathon dancer registration closes Feb. 25

UNI Dance Marathon dancer registration closes at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25. The DM Big Event is Saturday, March 3.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Intercollegiate Academics Fund deadline is March 1

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for UNI students through a travel fund for students who participate in intercollegiate academic competitions and presentations at professional conferences and through a research and creative activity fund, which supports student research and creative activities. For more information, visit the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs website.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
STLF Coldstone Giveback Night

Learn about Students Today Leaders Forever and our Spring Break Pay it Forward Tour while we scoop your ice cream from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Coldstone Creamery. All proceeds will help fund the trip. Participants will gain experience through service, tourism and community. For more information, check out our Facebook page.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

Panelists will discuss key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 287 LIB. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Stop and Serve event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making hygiene and laundry kits for the local nonprofit Friends of the Family from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Workshop: Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student

Leila Rod-Welch will facilitate the Using Rod Library as a Graduate Student Workshop from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 373 LIB. Participants will learn how to find quality books and scholarly articles using Rod Library online, use advanced search capabilities to access specialized databases, explore features of Google Scholars and identify your departmental liaison librarian and how they can help.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Wellness Wednesday: Sleep

Sleep is vital for our health and overall quality of life. Learn the importance of sleep and tips for good sleep habits from 2 to 3 p.m., in the conference room, SHC. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Student Wellness website. The topic for Feb. 28 will be Facts on Tap.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Student Art Education Association: Shine the Light on Puerto Rico

The Student Art Education Association and the Spanish Honors Society will have an art drive to support an elementary school in Puerto Rico from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Octopus on College Hill. Music will be by Jose Saveedra, a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Art supplies needed include crayons, tempera, acrylic and oil paint, paint brushes, sketch and drawing pads, drawing paper, construction paper, white glue, colored pencils, pony beads, chalk, yarn and basic school supplies. Monetary donations will be accepted. Donation boxes will be located around campus.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Study Abroad summer programs

Earn credits and go abroad this summer. All UNI students can participate in a study abroad summer program. Programs run two-eight weeks and scholarships are available. Applications are due Thursday, March 1.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
10-minute play auditions

The theatre department will hold auditions for student-directed, 10-minute plays from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. Please bring a one-minute monologue or one will be provided at the audition. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. The performance will be Tuesday, April 17. Questions can be emailed to Amy Osatinski or see the audition information form.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
CAB Film presents "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

CAB Film will show the movie "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in Old Central Ballrooms A and B, MAU. Snacks will be provided during both showings and prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Film Appreciation Club: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

See the critically acclaimed romantic drama "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in 111 KAB. There will be an optional discussion following the screening. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, see the club's Facebook page.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
UNI Table Tennis team makes it to regionals

The UNI Table Tennis Club plays in the intercollegiate table tennis league. Last weekend they played at divisionals in Minnesota and are playing at regionals in Missouri. To join the club, contact Kazek.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Speaker: Jason Sole

Jason Sole, Metropolitan State University, will speak at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 287 LIB. Sole will speak about his experience as an African-American male. He will highlight obstacles and barriers faced through poverty and incarceration while also highlighting how education changed his life and where he is today.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
CATS Cares Classroom

Help support our local Cedar Valley elementary schools by donating school supplies. Donations will be collected until March 2 in 304 COM and participating academic departments. All donations will be gifted to winning classrooms from the CATS Cares Classroom contest.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group meeting

The Cedar Valley Stuttering Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. The group supports any adolescents and adults who stutter, as well as their family members. For more information, contact Lindsey Leacox.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Jessica Setnick: Stop Bullying Your Body

Learn how body image gets its start and how to quiet the bully inside your head at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Jessica Setnick, internationally known dietitian and eating disorders expert, will discuss her own eating disorder and promoting a positive relationship with food and eating as key components of a healthy and happy life. For more information, email Joan Thompson or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Eating Disorder Awareness Week

BIEDA (Body Image Eating Disorder Awareness)), Alpha Sigma Tau and Student Wellness Services will have several events during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 26-March 4. For more information, email Joan Thompson (joan.thompson@uni.edu) or visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.) training

UNI police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Tuesday, March 20, in 109 CME. 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. Register online. For more information, contact Joe Tyler.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
UNI Outdoors spring break trips

UNI Outdoors is sponsoring spring break trips to Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument, Utah, as well as to Georgia and Florida. Both trips are March 9-18. There will be pre-trip meetings at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 174 WRC. For more information, call 273-7163 or visit the Recreation Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Walk the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a walking meditation in the form of a circular path. Drop in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, in 185 WRC. For more information, visit the Student Wellness Services website.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
All call for artists

Wall of Comic Art will be displayed at Rod Library March 25-April 30. Everyone is invited to submit 2-D medium comic artwork. The submission deadline is Friday, March 23.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
UNI Gospel Choir...the music remix of 2018

All UNI students are welcome to get together and sing gospel songs. The group will meet every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19 in the Center for Multicultural Education, MAU.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Register for Community Engagement Celebration Day

Registration is open for the inaugural Community Engagement Celebration Day, Thursday, April 19. Faculty, staff and students are invited to showcase community engagement efforts. For more information, email Kristina Kofoot. To register your project, visit the ScholarWorks website.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Federal and state legislative update

Mary Braun and Andrew Morse will host a state and federal legislative update at noon, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Of Dreams and Memories

Rod Library is honoring Black History Month with artwork and discussion from UNI graduate and community member Cheveevah Banks Ferguson. The art discussion will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in 287 LIB. The exhibit will be available until Sunday, Feb. 25.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Self Care Friday: healthy relationships

Join us Friday, Feb. 16, in the LGBT* Center for Self Care Friday. This interactive session will assist participants in understanding components of a healthy relationship. Participants will recognize types of respect and types of abuse, articulate safety components for online dating and identify resources for more information or for help.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life Hope Week

Colleges Against Cancer's Hope Week is Feb. 18-24. There will be a clothing swap from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Jazzercise with CAC from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Relay for Life will be at 6 p.m., Friday, April 6 to 1 a.m., Saturday, April 7.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, lower level classrooms, LNG. This event focuses on forms of oppression that African-Americans have experienced or are experiencing today. From slavery to discrimination, each classroom will display scenes of various types of oppression.

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