Kari Dirksen, a University of Northern Iowa junior studying leisure, youth, and human services, was named the spring 2010 recipient of the $500 Wellness and Recreation Services Scholarship. Dirksen, from Le Mars, is a student employee with UNI's Wellness and Recreation Services working as a facility manager, rock wall supervisor and outdoor recreation office assistant.
The Dean of Students Office is seeking nominations for the 2010 Lux Service award. The Lux Service award is an honorary award presented to three undergraduate students each academic year. The award represents the outstanding dedication and service students have given to the University. The Lux is the official University seal; it illustrates a burning lamp of knowledge and the Latin word Lux, meaning light. It is conferred in the spirit of keeping the light of service to others burning brightly at the University of Northern Iowa. This award is sponsored by the UNI Alumni Association.
One of UNI's institutional priorities is to value, promote and teach about diversity. An appreciation of diversity is an essential component of an excellent education. The recent Diversity Town Hall meeting brought the campus community together to assess progress on campus diversity initiatives.
Sue Follon Exemplary Service Awards were presented to four Student Affairs employees at the Student Affairs Division annual luncheon in January 7. The award recipients are nominated by their peers and exemplify high ideals for job performance and service to students. Each has had a positive influence on co-workers and elevated the reputation of their work group, their department and the Student Affairs Division. The award is named for Dr. Sue Follon.
A hallmark component of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Placement Service for Educators, took place February 5-7. Representatives of international schools recruiting teachers and educators seeking international placement gathered for the UNI Overseas Recruitment Fair.
The annual recognition luncheon for staff in the Division of Student Affairs will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2010.
The Department of Residence staff at the University of Northern Iowa hosted the 20th Annual Resident Assistant Conference January 29 - 31, 2010.
One thousand five hundred doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine were available to University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff and students age 24 and younger and students of all ages with chronic health conditions.
Services of the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic, Counseling Center and Wellness and Recreation Services have been summarized in annual reports.
More than 100 members of the University of Northern Iowa community gathered at the central campus fountain plaza November 19 to protest acts of vandalism and harassment.