Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Hot weather continuing this week

The temperature highs this 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 at this time every year, which in turn sets our cost of electricity. For more information, visit the Facilities Planning energy webpage.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Apply for or renew your passport at the Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Representatives from the Black Hawk County recorders office will be present to help attendees apply for or renew a passport. Passport application requirements are posted online. Information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and more will be available. Past participants, faculty and staff will be there to answer questions.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Faculty/staff tech tips

Do you want Google Drive to convert your Microsoft Office files to the appropriate Google Drive format? Or do you just want to store your Office documents in Drive without converting? You have a choice in Google Drive Settings. Learn more at DocumentSnap.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
2017 UNI Homecoming t-shirts for sale

UNI Homecoming t-shirts are on sale. The cost is $15. Shirts will be available for pickup or purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 2-4, outside of Maucker Union.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Last chance to register for Common Read

This is the last chance to sign up for the President's Diversity Common Read. A list of open groups can be found on the CETL website. The registration deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Grand opening: "Right Side Up: The Life and Art of Herb Hake"

The UNI Museum invites you to “Right Side Up: The Life and Art of Herb Hake" exhibit grand opening at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, in the UNI Museum, LIB. There will be speakers who knew Hake to share their impressions of his life's work.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Graduate College student awards deadlines

Nominate your student for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Outstanding Master's Thesis, Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis and Outstanding Master's Research Paper awards. The deadline for the nomination is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. For more information, visit the Graduate College website.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Q&A with Jeff Tamplin

Rod Library and Jeff Tamplin, turtle expert and illustrator, will host a Q&A session from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in 287 LIB. Bring your questions and have a conversation with the artist of "Point of Pointillism" displayed on the art wall in the library. For more information, visit the library website.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Addition to facilitators for President's Diversity Common Read

Additions to the facilitators for the President's Diversity Common Read are Elise Dubord and Sarah Vander Zanden from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 11 and 25, and Nov. 8, CME.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Immigration 101: DACA, Documentation and the Importance of Immigrants in Our Communities

Join us for a panel presentation of faculty, students and community experts who will help us understand the role and importance of immigration in the U.S. and Iowa at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. For more information, visit the CETL website.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Reminder: President's Diversity Common Read

The deadline to sign up with a facilitator for the President's Diversity Common Read is Monday, Sept. 18. Please refer to the Sept. 8 email regarding facilitators and other information.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Iowa Ideas Conference

The Iowa Ideas Conference 2017 will be Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 20-22, in Cedar Rapids. The conference will mix panel discussions, interviews with state leaders and thought-provoking experiences to help move complex issues forward. Students can attend this event for free. Use code IdeasStudent when you register and the conference fee will be waived. The code expires Friday, Sept. 15. For more information and to register, visit the Gazette website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Mock Trial kickoff meeting

Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself, make friends and have fun? Come to our informational meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in 229 CBB. For more information, email mocktrialclub@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Narrative Explorations of Resistance, Racism and Pedagogy

Join the CETL from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in 301 LIB, for Kyle Rudick's talk addressing the ways in which (un)intentional racism permeates higher education and the ways that students of color narrate navigating it.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Update gender identity in MyUNIverse

As part of our efforts to make UNI more inclusive, all students now have the opportunity to self-identify their gender in addition to their legal sex through the Update Personal Information portlet in MyUNIverse. Students can continue to request name changes as well. For more information on options, visit the LGBT* Center website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
UNI Council of Teachers of English (UNICoTE) meeting

UNICoTE will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in 1039 BAR. This meeting will discuss financial issues teachers face in the professional world such as having second jobs and understanding what a "good" teacher salary truly is. Join us in this important discussion.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: "United 93"

In memory of the victims of 9/11, the Film Appreciation Club will screen "United 93" at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, in 111 KAB. The film, directed by Paul Greengrass, presents the events aboard the titular flight in real time. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
UNI Dance Marathon dancer registration open

Registration is open for UNI Dance Marathon 2018. Register online. For more information, email director@unidancemarathon.com.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Participate in the UNI Homecoming Parade

Participate in the 2017 UNI Homecoming Parade Saturday, Oct. 7. Build time will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Groups can join the parade by walking, building a golf cart float or entering a decorated vehicle. Win $100 for your organization by entering the golf cart decorating contest. For more information, visit the Homecoming Parade webpage.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Philosophy Club meeting

Join the Philosophy Club from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in 2089 BAR, to discuss virtue. All majors are welcome; food and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
How to change payroll direct deposit information

For increased security, Manage Direct Deposit (Payroll) is no longer available on ebusiness Employee Self Service. To change direct deposit information, complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form available on the forms repository and bring to Business Operations-Payroll with a photo ID.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Security Awareness: avoiding ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt users’ files or lock their operating systems so attackers can demand a ransom payment. You can avoid falling victim by deleting suspicious email messages and avoiding clicking on unverified email links or attachments. Read more at the Educause Review website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
UNI Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in the McLeod Center. All students are encouraged to attend and connect with more than 180 employers, non-profits and graduate schools. To view the organizations attending, visit the Career Services website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Forum and panel on white supremacy beliefs

The Chief Diversity Officer and the Center for Multicultural Education will host a forum and student panel on white supremacy beliefs from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, in 115 SRL. The speaker will be Abraham Funchess, director of the Human Rights Commission. For more information, contact the Chief Diversity Officer at 273-2820.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Field days promote Prairie On Farms

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will feature practical uses of prairie for water quality improvement and pollinator habitat at farms near Cedar Falls and Dike Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20-21. For more information, visit the TPC website.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
CAB Film: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Campus Activities Board will show "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. There will be under the sea themed snacks, a prize giveaway and a pirate photo booth.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group

This support group will meet for eight weeks from Oct. 9 to Dec. 4. and provides a safe setting for survivors to connect and share their thoughts and feelings while learning about abuse and healing. Dates and time will be determined based on participants' availability. For more information, contact Kaylee Michelson or call 563-231-1285 by Friday, Oct. 6.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K run/walk

Kick off Homecoming with a 5K run at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. There will be t-shirts, medals and more. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Expanded assistive technology

Rod Library has expanded its available assistive technologies. We now have an Assistive Technology Study Room, 315 LIB, that offers a quieter space than the Assistive Technology Area on the main floor as well as additional assistive technology software and equipment. For more information, visit the library website.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
UNI Alert test scheduled for Sept. 14

A campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Make sure your emergency information is updated and correct.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Training in Human Subjects Protections - Graduate Students

This workshop, from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in 301 LIB, will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures. This workshop targets graduate students, but anyone at UNI is welcom. Registration is required. For more information, email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Training in Human Subjects Protections - Undergraduates

This workshop, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Oak Room, MAU, will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures. This workshop targets undergraduate students, but anyone at UNI is welcome. Registration is required. For more information, email Anita Gordon.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Register for fall Safe Zone Ally Training

Safe Zone Ally training is a campus-wide opportunity offered in two phases that focus on the LGBTQ+ community and the continued growth of our inclusive community environment. Registration for the monthly sessions is free and open to all. Groups, departments or classes can also request a group training of the first phase.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Walk the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a walking meditation in the form of a circular path. Drop in from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, in 176 WRC. For more information, visit the student wellness website.

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Mobile print release stations now available in Maucker Union

Two mobile print release stations are now available in Maucker Union for your on-the-go printing needs. Stations are located in the main level corridor across from Health Beat as well as the lounge across from the Center for Multicultural Education on the plaza level.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
PAWprint crowdfunding tool available to student organizations

Is your student organization looking to raise funds for a project or to attend a camp or conference? The UNI Foundation offers PAWprint, an online crowdfunding platform, to assist student groups in fundraising. Learn more and apply today by visiting PAWprint.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Violent Incident Defense Strategies (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions beginning Monday, Sept. 18, 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. Register online. For more information, contact Joe Tyler.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Campy Neil sandwich tasting

The Campy Neil, the new UNI sandwich, will be officially added to the Erbert & Gerbert’s menu Thursday, Sept. 7, MAU. A brief presentation at 10:30 a.m. will recognize the sandwich creator, Melissa Gevaert, Rod Library. Following that, there will be free samples of the Campy Neil. The first 35 guests to purchase the new sandwich will receive a limited edition Campy Neil t-shirt.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Iowa Civic Action Academy seeks student presenters

Iowa Campus Compact invites proposals from interested students in all disciplines to present at the Iowa Civic Action Academy. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Sept. 29. More information is available at Iowa Campus Compact.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
3rd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement

UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to the 3rd Annual Town Hall for Community Engagement from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Meet nonprofit community leaders to create partnerships that will support faculty research and scholarship, build service-learning opportunities to complement classroom instruction and introduce students to service projects. RSVP online.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: "Rushmore"

The UNI Film Appreciation Club will screen Wes Anderson's classic indie comedy "Rushmore," starring Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in 111 KAB. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Disability After Dark: Shining a Bright Light on Sex, Disability and Intersectionality

Northern Iowa Feminists will present an interactive workshop that shows participants how sex and disability really feels ​from a lived experience perspective at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Using a mixture of his personal experiences as a queer man with disabilities, Andrew Gurza will take the discussion of sex and disability to a whole other level; we’ll talk about ableism, intersectionality, queerness and disability, the realities of sex and disability, and more.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture

Leigh Zeitz will present "The Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education" at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in 324 LIB. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Rededication of Lawther Hall

Join us for the rededication of Lawther Hall at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in the Lawther Hall South Courtyard. A reception and tours will follow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tours of Lawther will also be given from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, during UNI Homecoming.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Mental Health on Campus: What You Need to Know

Join the CETL from noon to 1p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, in 378 LIB, to hear panelists discuss how we can help students in distress and learn about campus resources available for students, faculty and staff to address mental health concerns.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Submit events to university calendar

University departments and organizations are encouraged to submit events to the university calendar. Submissions are limited to 40 words and should include a link to the event, if available. Submit your event online. For more information, email Janis Jehle.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
National Preparedness Month (NPM)

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). This month the focus will be on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school and place of worship. For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit the NPM website and the Environmental Health and Safety website.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Diversity Colloquium 2017: African-American Labor History in Waterloo

The Diversity Colloquium "African-American Labor History in Waterloo" will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. Niria White, undergraduate history major, will present her research and discuss her collaboration with the Grout Museum to create a permanent exhibit on the topic.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
Capacity Building Grants

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a new Capacity Building grant for creative scholarship and research. The application is available on the RSP website. The deadline for a brief Letter of Intent is Friday, Oct. 13, and the final proposal deadline is Friday, Nov. 10. For more information, email Anita Gordon.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Seeking Conduct Board Members

The Office of the Dean of Students is seeking applications from students and faculty members with interest in serving on the Conduct Board as a part of the student conduct process. Individuals will be selected, trained and then serve on Conduct Boards as needed. Detailed information and the application can be found on the Office of the Dean of Students website.

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