On Wednesday, March 24 at noon EST, hear Sam Walker, author and founding editor of the Wall Street Journal’s sports section, as she talks about her quest to find out what the greatest sports teams of all time had in common. Sam shares the seven traits of the greatest captains in sports history. Learn to identify and cultivate these same types of people in your organization and partner with them to be a more effective leader. Register for this webinar and check out other online events on the Alumni Association webpage.
Current Student Announcements
Your Future is Golden Series: Science Professions will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Via Zoom. Join the CATS and fellow Panther alums to hear about life after UNI in the Science world. Please register in advance.
Completed IAF applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 for research funds or any trips occurring between June 1 - Sept. 30. The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee monies that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for University of Northern Iowa students. See the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs website for more details.
Pre-service teachers preparing for careers in elementary and secondary education will focus on STEM learning and teaching practices at the 2021 Pre-Service Teacher Conference planned for April 9 and 10. This year’s virtual event, hosted by University of Northern Iowa College of Education and the Northeast Iowa Regional STEM Hub, is entitled “Be Inspired: STEM in Your Future Classroom.” Please register in advance. More information can be found on the STEM event website.
Inclusion and adapted physical education is the focus of several sessions of this year's Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education hosted by the UNI College of Education. Sessions on Tuesday, March 30 include a keynote address, open to all, by Justin Haegele, Old Dominion University, on "Questioning the Inclusiveness of Education." The day also includes a conversation with students, open to all interested students, and a faculty/community forum, on "Listening to the Voices of Individuals with Disabilities to Inform Teaching Practices." Registration information for the two public sessions can be found on the College of Education event webpage. Students interested in the student session can email email@example.com for a registration link.
Richard Osguthorpe, Brigham Young University, will speak on Friday, March 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. on "Dispositions of the Moral Educator: Destabilizing Social Reproduction Through Transformative Teaching," the next virtual session of the Virtuous Educator Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies in the UNI College of Education. More information can be found on the College of Education event page.
Test your wellness knowledge to win prizes worth over $200. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is hosting Wellness Kahoot via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24. Attend session 1 at 7:00 p.m. or session 2 at 7:30 p.m. Email SHAC to receive the Zoom link and participate.
Author Dan Hicks will talk give a talk on The Brutish Museums on Friday, April 16, at 1 p.m., via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join. Please register in advance.
TheatreUNI's Virtual Festival continues when performers speak back to Sophocles from 2020, examining the legacy of the myth of Greek theatre. The film includes actors performing Greek selections and original creative responses. Some mature content. Available, Thursday, March 25. Free to UNI students. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the video link. See the TheatreUNI webpage for more information.
The Men's Volleyball team heads to Ames, Iowa for their first tournament of the 2021 Spring season on Saturday, March 20. The Panthers will take on Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Nebraska and Wayne State University. First match for the Panthers is at 9:30 a.m. vs Nebraska. Follow the Men's Volleyball Facebook page and Instagram for tournament updates.