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UNI Impact: Vol. 1, Issue 3-4 2022

UNI Impact: Faculty/Staff Scholarly Publications & Featured Awards Newsletter

The newest bi-annual issue of the UNI Impact: Faculty/Staff Scholarly Publications & Featured Awards Newsletter, which covers the period of April- December 2022.  The newsletter highlights the wide range of scholarship, research, and other scholarly work UNI faculty, students, and staff produced. The newsletter is a joint effort of the Rod Library, Research & Sponsored Programs, and UNI Foundation—the newsletter shares current published scholarly works and recently funded external sponsored awards.   
Mary Ann Bolton first place winner, Lydia Berns-Schweingruber

Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Mary Ann Bolton, class of 1970, never forgot the positive impact of her experience at UNI. After a long and impactful career in librarianship and many endeavors into supporting libraries, she looked back to her academic roots to explore a way to give back. In 2017, she worked with the library to establish an endowment with a specific interest in using her gift to support and recognize undergraduate students’ research projects.

RodCon 2023, Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 10-4pm

Rod Library's 8th Annual RodCon

This mini-comic book convention draws people across the Cedar Valley to share their love of all things pop culture.  Mark your calendar to visit Rod Library on Saturday, April 1!  
Mary Ann Bolton Award Applications are due by April 14, 2023

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award 2023

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award recognizes and celebrates students who have completed undergraduate research. Those who have conducted research using library materials and are approved by a UNI faculty member or mentor can qualify. Full time students from any major must have completed a credit-bearing course or faculty mentored project. Projects must also be original work completed no earlier than spring of 2021.

Man attending Iowa State Teachers College

Blast from the Past - University Archives

Have you ever wanted to dig deep into the archives for research purposes or a trip down memory lane? Special Collections & University Archives now has a new digitized collection of images from the University Archives photo collection.
We all have different financial responsibilities, but we still deserve equal education opportunities

Textbook Equity 101

Register to attend Textbook Equity 101!  Open to the entire UNI community, this session will share recent accomplishments of the campus-wide Textbook Equity initiative. Spoiler alert: we have saved UNI students more than $1 million!
Book and Media Sale, December 2 4 to 6pm. December 3 noon to 4pm in Schindler

Public Book and Media Sale

Help Rod Library make room for exciting new projects – and go home with some great reading and listening! Rod Library is having a huge book and music sale just in time for your holiday shopping. On Saturday, December 3 from noon to 4:00 pm visit the Schindler lobby to choose from a wide assortment of children’s and young adult books, plus hundreds of LP records and a few CDs and music scores. There will be a pre-sale on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for local K-12 educators. 
Patrick Pease holding his Presidential Medallion

Pease nabs first-ever Presidential Medallion

Patrick Pease has played a crucial role in slowing the spread of COVID at UNI. Because of this, President Nook honored him with a Presidential Medallion.
Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.

‘Indigenous students belong here’ UNI crafts close relationship with Native tribes

On Tuesday, a half-day of campus listening sessions to help develop a planned mission stewardship statement acknowledging UNI’s presence on Indigenous land was capped by a presentation and dance performance by Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
New UNI provost Jose Herrera

Changing trajectories

As a first-generation college graduate whose unexpected path led from Chicago’s rough Southwest Side to a career in science and academia, UNI’s new Provost Jose Herrera understands the power of small changes to transform lives.