Inside UNI Student Announcements Archive

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Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Pay by Phone app available for select parking meters on campus

Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, at select parking meters, students, faculty, staff and visitors can pay for parking with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s mobile app for iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones or via a toll-free number. For more information, visit the Public Safety website.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: "Blade Runner"

Before the release of the long-awaited sequel, "Blade Runner 2049," see the original "Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, in 111 KAB. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Club meeting

Are you interested in teaching English as a second language or want to learn more about what the field offers? Join us for our first meeting of the semester from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Thompson Commons room, BAR. For more information, email tesolclub@uni.edu or coatesh@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Provost's Sustainability Series: Majora Carter

Majora Carter will present "Home(town) Security" at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Her pioneering social-enterprise work connects community engagement, diversity and sustainability issues as our communities adapt to cultural pressures. Students are encouraged to attend a meet and greet with Carter at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 301 LIB.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Travel the world with Study Abroad

An African safari, hiking through the Amazon rain forest. Does this sound appealing to you? These are just a few of the activities that study abroad students experience while earning academic credit for their major, minor or LAC. Stop in at the Study Abroad Center, 028 GIL, to visit with us about what your next adventure might be. For more information, call 273-7078 or email study-abroad@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Flu shot clinics

Campus flu shot clinics will begin Wednesday, Sept. 27. The cost of the flu shot for students is $30 and can be filed with your insurance. Please bring current insurance information with you. For clinic dates and more information, visit the Student Health Clinic website.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Philosophy Club meeting: "What is Moral Responsibility?"

Are you curious about free will and determinism? Do you ever wonder if you are responsible for your beliefs? Discuss moral responsibility with Reza Lahroodi, Philosophy Club adviser, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in 2089 BAR. Food and drinks will be provided. You do not have to be member of the club or a philosophy major to attend.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
PAW collection

Bring your PAW banks to the Commons from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, to benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Reminder: Panther Pacers 20th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Join us to kick-off Homecoming with the 20th annual Homecoming 5K run/walk. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. Register online.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Hearst Lecture Series: Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe will discuss her book "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the ScholarSpace, LIB.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
October CROW Forum

The first CROW Forum of the academic year will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 2, in 287 LIB. Alison Altstatt will present "Wilton Abbey in Procession: Women on the Move in Medieval England."

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Avoiding plagiarism

Deanne Gute and Ellen Neuhaus will lead this session, focusing primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others’ work as well as one’s own, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in 301 LIB. They will also discuss collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. Registration is required. For more information, email Emma Welch.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Mary Beth Tinker and Free Speech

Mary Beth Tinker is the "Tinker" behind the pivotal Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Supreme Court case, which established that students' rights to free speech didn't end at the "schoolhouse gate." She will speak at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Maggie Miller.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Friends of Tallgrass Prairie Center sip and paint event

The Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a painting event at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Cedar Valley Art and Wine, 309 Main Street. All painting supplies and snacks are provided. For more information, contact Staci Mueller.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
UNI Qualtrics webpage

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has a new Qualtrics webpage located on the RSP website. The previous Qualtrics access form has been updated; refer to the "Request Access" link on this page to use Qualtrics for future research. The new webpage also has information related to creating and disseminating your Qualtrics survey, how to share your survey and links to other Qualtrics tips and tricks . For more information, email Megan Vogt-Kostner.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Cedar Valley Stuttering Group

Join us as we go beyond stuttering to explore what lies beneath the surface. This campus and community support group meeting is open to any adults who stutter and their family members. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, CAC. For more information, contact Majed Al'Harthi or Lindsey Leacox.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Ethical data management presentation

Helen Harton, psychology, will present and discuss ethical issues in data storage and management, as well as how to ethically author and present your results using various methods of dissemination, from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Oak Room, MAU. This fits Part A of the Ethics certificate. Registration is required.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor webinar

Join the CETL at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 378 LIB, for an online seminar that “will explore the disconnect between teacher and student definitions of rigor and explain how you can bridge the divide in your classroom.” More information is available on the Magna website.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Linkedin Workshop for Digital Professionals

American Advertising Federation will host a Linkedin workshop with adviser Matthew Wilson from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in 138 ITTC. If you don't have a LinkedIn profile and are considering creating one, join us to learn how it will benefit you in online networking with professionals and alumni in your field.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Stop and Serve volunteer event

Join the Service and Leadership Council in making diapers for Haitian infants with nonprofit Many Hands for Haiti from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Oak Room, MAU. Stay as long as you are able. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Animal-assisted therapy speaker

The Masters of Social Work Student Association will host Susan Vallem at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in 134 Sabin. Vallem is a professor of social work at Wartburg College and will be speaking about animal-assisted therapy. This event is open to all students. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
TAPP Association and Uprising magazine hurricane relief drive

The Textiles and Apparel Association and Uprising Magazine will host a clothing and food drive for the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations of clothing and canned goods will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20-21, in MAU.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Film Appreciation Club: "The Princess Bride"

To celebrate the film's 30-year anniversary, the Film Appreciation Club will screen "The Princess Bride" at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in 111 KAB. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit the Film Appreciation Club Facebook page.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club meeting

If you're interested in a career in occupational therapy, join the Pre-Occupational Therapy Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in 101 MSH. We will discuss plans for the year. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP to sellsc@uni.edu or tuchecaa@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
What the Library Can Do For You: Leading Students to Quality Sources in the Information Age

Join the CETL and Rod Library from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in 282 LIB, to discuss how students use the library and how UNI librarians can assist you in making the best use of information resources for your courses.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)

Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. TAGS includes presentations on the application process, financing graduate school, and a Graduate Faculty and Graduate Student Panel. This event is for students who are considering graduate or professional education at UNI or another university.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Give a Spit Week

Want to save a life? Sign up to be a bone marrow donor. UNI Be The Match will hold a donor drive Tuesday to Thursday, Sept. 26-28, in MAU.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Sale of surplus goods

Looking for computer or office equipment and furniture at reduced costs? Sales of surplus goods are held from noon to 2 p.m. the first and third Thursday every month at the UNI warehouse, 2412 W. 27th St. Items for sale include used computer towers, monitors, computer accessories, office chairs, printers and more. The next sale is Thursday, Sept. 21. Items for sale are available on the Public Surplus auction website. UNI-specific items for sale are also posted on Public Surplus.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Bicycle parking

The Environmental Health and Safety Office reminds everyone not to park bicycles in front of building entrances. This presents an egress problem in the event of an emergency. More information on bicycle parking regulations can be found in the UNI Parking Manual.

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.

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