Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Reaffirmation Statement

Jim Wohlpart, interim president, has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found online.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Audrie and Daisy screening

A screening of “Audrie and Daisy,” a Netflix documentary about sexual assault, will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in GBPAC. The film includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, who were sexually assaulted and subjected to abuse and cyber-bullying following the assaults. The documentary covers the outcomes of the cases through time, social media, court documents and police investigations. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alan Heisterkamp or call 319-273-3545.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Ask a Muslim

Learn the impact of the political climate on American Muslims and ask questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 287 LIB and the corridor, MAU. This is in collaboration with International Education Week. Informational brochures and snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
National Student Exchange information meeting

Interested in participating in NSE? There will be an informational meeting at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Presidential Room, MAU. For more information, visit the National Student Exchange website.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
On-campus Veterans Day specials

U.S. Military Service personnel and veterans can receive free brewed coffee and fountain beverages and half priced bakery goods Friday, Nov. 11, at 23rd Street Market in Commons, Book Bistro in Rod Library and Biscotti's in Redeker Center.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Residence Hall open houses

Trying to decide which hall you want to live in next year? Take a look at upperclass housing options in Panther Village, ROTH and Shull from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9. View traditional hall living options in Bender, Campbell, Dancer, Hagemann, Noehren and Rider from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Taste of Culture Fair

“Taste of Culture Fair” will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Visitors can learn about more than 25 countries. There will be food samples, activities, live performances and prizes. For more information visit the International Services website.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Doggone it; I hate cancer

Relay For Life of UNI will host a dog-themed cancer prevention event from 6 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Puppy chow will be served, dogs will be available to pet and adopt, as well as dog toy-making stations, crafts and the showing of "The Secret Life of Pets." Admission is free.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Trans Remembrance and Awareness Week

Trans Remembrance and Awareness Week will be observed Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18. This week honors the 23 lives lost to anti-transgender violence this year in the United States. Stop by the LGBT* Center to see the window display or donate to a clothing drive. Other events include a panel on supporting trans students at noon, Monday, Nov. 14, CETL; a discussion on anti-trans and anti-black violence at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, LGBT* Center, MAU; and a vigil at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, CPL. For more information, email Emily Harsch.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Film Appreciation Club presents: Fight Club

Join the Film Appreciation Club in watching "Fight Club" at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in 111 KAB. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
International Education Week

International Education Week is Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18. This week celebrates the richness that international education brings to the campus and community. For a full list of events, visit the International Services website.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Stop the Hate

Stop the Hate is a national program that educates people about the impact hate and bias have on college campuses. The DOR Inclusive Communities Team will host sessions to learn how hate impacts our campus and how we can be allies to make it an inclusive and safe place. The meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in 112 SRL; from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 301 LIB; and from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the west lounge, TOW. For more information, contact Jamal White.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Professional Development Conference

The Professional Development Committee's fall conference "Collaborative Partnerships" will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 16, MAU. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer, will open the conference and Jim Wohlpart, interim president, will gove closing remarks. There will be a variety of speakers and topics during the conference. For more information, visit the conference website. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
#MauckerMovies: Secret Life of Pets

Enjoy a free showing of the movie "Secret Life of Pets" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, MAU.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
McNair Scholars Program openings

The McNair Scholars Program is a multi-semester graduate school preparation program designed to inform, support and motivate qualifying first generation or underrepresented students who plan to pursue a doctoral-level degree. The new director is Nievita Bueno Watts. The program is located in rooms 109 and 110, Honors Cottage. Recruitment for new McNair Scholars is underway. For more information, email the program.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Election 2016: What did it mean?

Join members of the Department of Political Science for analysis of the 2016 election results from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 115 SRL.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Women's fitness night

ISSO will host a women's fitness night from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, in the WRC. Join us for a night of fitness and food for women by women. The pool, climbing wall, workout areas and courts will be available. Volunteer instructors will offer free classes such as Zumba. Attendees can bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Film Screening: Paper Tigers

The MSW Student Association will host a screening of the film "Paper Tigers" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in 109 CBB. The movie follows several students throughout their education while a new trauma-sensitive program is implemented. A discussion will follow. A trailer for the movie is available on YouTube. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Policy available for comment

Review policy 4.09 Faculty/Staff Use of University Housing is available for comment on the policies website.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
UNI Leaders in Education Lectures Series

Debbie Reese will present a lecture titled “'Teachers teach, but what will you teach?': Using Children’s Literature to Teach About the United States" at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. For more information, visit the College of Education website.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Global alumni panel

A panel of former international and U.S. UNI students will discuss how global experiences impact future opportunities at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 301 LIB. They will describe how their experiences studying in a different culture, other than their own, have helped them gain advantages in their professional and personal lives. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Meet and greet with Thomas R. Jones

There will be a meet and greet with Thomas R. Jones from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in 111-G, MAU. Jones is a Vietnam War veteran and author of the book "Lost Survivor: The Novel of a Black Soldier's Journey to Vietnam and Back." He will also be the guest speaker at the Military Ball.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
Veterans Day Program

There will be a Veterans Day program at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in front of the UNI Military and Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, LIB. It will be a time for reflection, camaraderie and support for those who are an important part of the UNI family. UNI Military and Veteran Student Services will host the program. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
UNI volleyball open tryouts

The UNI volleyball team will host open tryouts for current full-time students (for the fall 2017 roster) at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in the McLeod Center. Enter at the northeast or northwest doors. Interested students should arrive at 1 p.m. to complete paperwork. For more information, contact Kalani Mahi at 319-273-6480.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Teach UNI presentation

Melissa Dobosh, communication studies, and Heather Jeronimo, languages and literatures, will present “#OrgCommUNI: Using Twitter to Promote Reading and Engagement" from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Safe Zone Ally training

Do you identify as an ally or want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Registration is open for the revamped Safe Zone Ally training sessions. Phase one sessions will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7; 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. Phase two classes will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. For more information, contact the LGBT* Center.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Let's Talk sessions

“Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for students to drop in and have a brief, informal consultation with a counselor. It is meant for students who are curious about counseling and for students with specific concerns that can be briefly addressed. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3; 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 7; 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Dec. 5; and 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, in 311/312 LIB.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Summer Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Center will have a summer study abroad fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, near Biscotti's, RDC. Many capstone programs are still accepting applications.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity, an event to bring varied communities together, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, at the Wesley Foundation. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making Thanksgiving cards and door hangers for a local nursing home from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in the Oak Room, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
UNIVA Bake Sale

UNIVA will have a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in front of Chats, MAU. Proceeds will benefit the UNI Veterans Association.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Country Unplugged at Gallagher Bluedorn

Country legends Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan and Mark Chestnut will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in GBPAC. See them perform some of their biggest hits live and unplugged. Reserve your free student ticket at the box office. For more information, visit the GBPAC website.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Military challenge

Participate in a military challenge, either trivia or a physical challenge, from 11:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, near Chats, MAU. Prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
It’s time to decide where you’ll live on campus next year!

The recontracting process is going on now for students returning to the residence halls for the 2017-18 academic year. Take a moment to visit the Department of Residence’s recontracting page. Review the timeline, flowchart and FAQs and then reserve your room on campus and select a meal plan by logging in to the housing and dining contract.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Funding Your Future

This free, non-credit course is open to all UNI students. The class will meet six times. Discussion topics include “What do I stand for?," "Who/What influences my values?," "Do priorities match my present actions?.” Paid internships will be available for students starting at $10 an hour. For more information, contact David Glenn-Burns or visit the Center for Vocational Reflection website.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Photo scavenger hunt

There will be a photo scavenger hunt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in room 111-G, MAU. Stop by the office in the morning to pick up the target list. Return the list by 4 p.m. showing photos of the targets. The team or individual with the most points is the winner. A trivia question will be the tiebreaker. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. For more information, email military@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Apply to be a member of CATS

Are you interested in being a member of CATS? There will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Elm Room, MAU. Applications are due at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Group interviews will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. The application form is available on the CATS website.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Tell us what you think about campus dining services

The Department of Residence is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey to rate these campus favorites: 23rd Street Market, Biscotti’s, Book Bistro, Chats, MU Food Court, Piazza and Rialto. For each location you survey, your name will go in to a drawing for one of five chances to win $50 worth of dining and retail purchases on campus. Complete the survey online and use login code 124 plus your UNI ID#. The survey is open now through Friday, Nov. 11.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
A Place to Play Park presentation

Amanda Weichers, founder of Beau's Beautiful Blessings, will discuss "A Place to Play Park," at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in 220 SRL. She will share her story and talk about an inclusive park that is being built in the Cedar Valley for children with or without disabilities and their families. Free pizza will be served. For information, contact Emily Mujica.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Popular Protest and the American Radical Tradition: From Abolitionism to Black Lives Matter

Wallace Hettle, history department, will host a lecture on African-American protests including abolitionism, black nationalism, trade unions and the civil rights movement at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the University Room, MAU. A panel of students who have been directly involved in dissent or protest will also present their experiences. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
CROW Forum

The next CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 7, in 287 LIB. Elizabeth Sutton, art, will present her research: "Toward an Ethics of Care: Ecofeminism, Taxidermy and Animal Portraiture in Contemporary Art."

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Policies available for comment

Review Policy 8.10 Smoking and Tobacco Use and Review Policy 4.xx Catastrophic Leave are available for comment on the policies website.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
First Friday: Native American Heritage Month

The Center for Multicultural Education will host First Friday at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. Filled with food, crafts, friends and fun, the First Friday events allow attendees to gain insight and knowledge of a specific culture. Native American culture will be recognized at this event.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the labyrinth anytime from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. Walking the path of the labyrinth allows for relaxation, reflection, meditation, creativity and inner peace. It's free and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Military Ball

UNI's 4th Annual Military Ball will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Thomas R. Jones, Vietnam War veteran and author of the book, "Lost Survivor: The Novel of a Black Soldier's Journey to Vietnam and Back," will be the guest speaker. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 4. Admission is free. Elegant attire or dress is requested. For more information, contact Chris Kennedy.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
Educating Educators 2016 conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance's Educating Educators 2016 Conference, "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics," will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the CEEE. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
Koob fund for student community engagement

The Koob fund is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships at a nonprofit in Iowa. The application form for 2016-17 is available on the Community Engagement website. Awards up to $2,000 for undergraduate students and up to $3,000 for graduate students will be given. The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
Focus on Middle America

Join Global Associates in learning about the culture and diversity of Middle American countries including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Mexico from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the first floor lounge, CBB. There will be food and activities.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
National Student Exchange information meeting

Interested in participating in NSE? Stop by the next meeting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, in 287 LIB to find out where you can go during 2017-18. For more information, visit the National Student Exchange website.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
#MauckerMovies: Suicide Squad

The movie "Suicide Squad" will be shown at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU, following Campus Activities Board's CABtoberfest. Free food and refreshments will be served.

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