This year's Diversity Book Read will be, "How To Be An Anti-Racist," by Ibram X. Kendi. Multiple external organizations and institutions have joined UNI in this read, making it a "community read." More info is coming, but some facilitators are still needed for the UNI groups. The facilitators will lead groups of UNI faculty, staff and/or students. Write to Diversity@UNI if you would like to be a facilitator.
Faculty & Staff Announcements
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, "The Social Network" follows the true story of Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg as he founds the social media site Facebook. Come see it this Friday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111. For more information see the Film Appreciation Facebook site.
Do you know of any outstanding students? We ask that you encourage them to register for Sorority Primary Recruitment by noon on Tuesday, September 8. We are seeking leaders, doers and creators to be a part of our organizations. There are many benefits available to students when they join a sorority. Check out a few of them at the Sorority Life website.
Some UNI account passphrases were temporarily extended and will now expire on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Emails will be sent on Tuesday, September 8 for the affected accounts. For more details, visit the Information Technology website.
The UNI Prelaw Club will meet at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom on Monday, September 14. The group will discuss activities for the year, and pre-law advisors will discuss preparing for and applying to law school. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Email Scott Peters or call 273-2727 for more information. Register at the Pre-Law Club registration link.
University Relations will offer headshots for faculty and staff on Wednesday, September 23. Please sign up in advance to reserve a time. Headshots will be held in the new UR photo studio, 105 East Bartlett. More information can be found at the sign up link. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Readiness Day will be on Friday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sign up for headshot appointments at the sign up link. No drop-ins allowed. Students are required to wear masks and socially distance.
Students can plan their study abroad experience on Wednesday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Explore programs and scholarships and meet past participants and course leaders. Enter to win a drawing for a waived application fee. Must register HERE to participate.
Kids' lives are online more than ever, from socializing with friends and interacting with family to online learning and education. As parents, we want to make sure they are online in a safe and secure manner. This can be hard as many of us never grew up in such an online environment like this. The Online Security for Kids article covers key steps on how you can help kids make the most of online technology safely and securely.
Completed IAF applications are due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 10 for any trips occurring between September 21 and November 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. Specifically, the IAF supports students in two ways:1) through a travel fund for students who participate in intercollegiate academic competitions and presentations at professional conferences; and 2) through a research and creative activity fund which supports student research and creative activities. See the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs website for more details.