IndexUNI: Database of University Articles

Department of Public Safety

Displaying 1 - 50 of 120
Title Date Summary
1 Blue safety phones to be removed
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:47, p.01
4/3/2023 UNI is introducing the Rave Guardian app that will take place of the blue safety phones located sporadically on campus; photos.
2 Students spark concern about CP parking
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022), Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:8, p.04
9/22/2022 Aubrey Schafbuch interviews Madison Langford, a junior elementary education major, about the complications of finding parking in CP. Langford and other students are frustrated that they paid more money to have a CP pass but often times have to park in the C lot; photo.
3 Cedar Falls mayor responds to shooting
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 118:35, p.01
2/17/2022 Cedar Falls mayor Rob Green responded to the shooting on College Hill that resulted in one dead and another severely injured. He stated that it was an isolated incident and does not reflect the College Hill neighborhood; photo.
4 Students v. campus parking
Warrick--Mikayla (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:33, p.03
2/10/2022 Mikayla Warrick discusses the issues with the campus parking lots; photo.
5 Car thefts and burglaries reported on campus
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:24, p.01
11/18/2021 The Department of Public Safety (UNI PD) offers advice on precautionary measures in the wake of campus reports of burglarized and stolen vehicles; photo.
6 UNI cancels international travel, COVID-19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.01
3/9/2020 Due to COVID-19, UNI has cancelled all university-sponsored international travel. The university first cancelled travel for the next 30 days, then for all summer 2020 study abroad courses. UNI implemented travel restrictions in stages, beginning in January with a temporary moratorium on travel to China, extending it to South Korea on February 29, Italy on March 2, and Iran on March 3. Students in UNI Camp Adventure were recalled or transferred from affected areas. On March 5, the Board of Regents issued a statement for all three public universities cancelling university-sponsored travel for all faculty, staff, and students for the next 30 days, which included spring break. UNI absorbed the cost of cancelled study abroad programs. Although the threat of the virus remained low for Iowa and campus, the university began preparations for the unlikely event of a campus shutdown with information posted on A panel on the virus and combatting its spread was to be held March 11 in Lang Hall Auditorium; photo.
7 Special election raises issues of PSO
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.01
3/5/2020 In the wake of council member Rob Green's resignation to serve as the mayor of Cedar Falls, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to have Nick Taiber fill the vacated seat. Cedar Falls residents petitioned to fill the at-large seat by special election; the petition was approved and the election will take place on March 24. Those on the ballot include Kelly Dunn, T.J. Frein, Fred Perrymann, Penny Popp, and LeaAnn Saul, but not Taiber. Taiber decided not to run due to controversy about potential implementation of a public safety officer (PSO) program. The PSO program, implemented in 2015, is a paid on-call proram to cross-train staff to assist police and fire safety efforts. Members of the community have argued against or in favor of the program based upon their views of its safety training. Taiber had led the council's decision to eliminate firefighter positions and replace them with PSOs; photo.
8 Shifting gears: UNI bike patrol officer changes routine
Weber--Colby (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.04
10/21/2019 Jeff Tiedt, a UNI police officer, speaks on his experience serving on UNI's bike patrol, a division of the Public Safety Department that began in 1994; photo.
9 Sexual assaults reported on-campus
Northern Iowan 114:30, p.02
1/22/2018 Two sexual assaults occurred over the weekend. These are the first two sexual assaults reported this semester and the fifth and sixth assaults reported this year.
10 Despite renovations, students feel unsafe
Duax--Amelia (Student--2017), Dickerson--Andrew (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:10, p.02
9/28/2017 Summer renovation projects included drainage and turf work as well as new street lighting. Physical plant director Michael Zwanziger discusses completed and future renovations, including the Industrial Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC). Students comment on the lighting as a safety improvement but seek further initiatives; photo.
11 Safe decisions during Homecoming
Northern Iowan 114:9, p.03
9/25/2017 Student Wellness Services gives tips on how to stay safe during Homecoming Week; photo.
12 Former UNI student arrested for sexual assault
Madden--Jacob (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:2, p.02
8/28/2017 Former UNI student Donghyuk Kim was arrested for sexual abuse in the 3rd degree on August 15.
13 Parking insufficient at UNI
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:45, p.1
3/27/2014 There are about 9200 parking spots available on the UNI campus. However, parking permits for A and B lots are oversold. This means that not everyone with a permit is guaranteed a parking spot; photo.
14 UNI Student Patrol offers services to promote a safer campus
Meng--Ethan David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:20, p.8
11/2/2012 Assists law enforcement personnel with presence on campus. Responsibilities include general patrol, maintaining order across campus, and the security of buildings. The escort service they provide is the most visible to students at UNI.
15 Haire steps into role as director of public safety
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:10, p.1
9/28/2012 Director Helen Haire to confirm department has necessary staffing, training, and tools to do job. Scale is the biggest difference between previous position at LSU and current position; photo
16 Haire named chief of UNI police and director of Public Safety
Grimes--Cody Martin (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.1
8/24/2012 Helen Haire, from Louisiana State University, has been named to replace Dave Zarifis.
17 Scam alert--UNI name used in apparent check scam
Public Relations News Release 2012:19, p.1
8/7/2012 Milissa Wright warns not to cash the check, enclosed in an envelop with a UNI return address.
18 Haire named UNI chief of police and director of public safety
Public Relations News Release 2012:10, p.1
7/24/2012 Helen Haire from Louisiana State University has been named to replace Dave Zarifis as director.
19 UNI Public Safety reminds students about abandoned bikes
Northern Iowan 108:55, p.2
6/8/2012 The department has recovered a number of abandoned bicycles over the past two years. Students are advised to contact Officer Andrea Jennings to determine if their bike has been recovered. Serial number, make, and model are needed for ID.
20 Fast Facts about UNI
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 8
4/27/2012 Fourteen facts about the university; including four photos from events; photo.
21 Zarifis retiring after 40 years at UNI
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:53, p.1
4/24/2012 Director of Public Safety David Zarifis has seen many changes in his job description. He is looking forward to new challenges and "doing what his wife says" in retirement; photo.
22 Proposed budget cuts
Matern--Lavonne (Student--1958)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.5
2/28/2012 Questions asked concerning UNI's future role in teacher education and public safety.
23 Budget talks require communication, not blame
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.4
2/24/2012 Communication among the administration, faculty, students, and the Cedar Valley is needed during this time of restructuring. People need to know what the plans are for the future. More input has been requested by several parties.
24 Cuts possible for upcoming school year
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 President Ben Allen announced that declining support from the Iowa Legislature may cause cuts in funding to Price Laboratory School, UNI Museum, Panther athletics, and academic programs; photo.
25 Clery Report reveals 2010 crime statistics for UNI
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:13, p.1
10/11/2011 Clery Report tracks a wide variety of crimes, including violent crimes, sex offenses, hate crimes, robberies, burglaries, and drug, liquor and weapons law violations; photo.
26 School of Music's new hours create controversy
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:12, p.1
10/7/2011 New building hours have been put into effect with students trained and hired by the Department of Public Safety monitoring each building. Other alternatives are being investigated; photo.
27 Study examines how to best use parking space
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:12, p.1
10/7/2011 Metered parking in the Multimodal Transportation Center was at 2.5 per cent of capacity during the fall of 2010. This has led to a parking consultant undertaking a parking study. In the future, the dynamics of parking could change; photo.
28 Warning: This article is definitely not about what you already know about Homecoming
Goldsmith--Ian Thomas (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.4
10/4/2011 Homecoming activities covered. Safety is of upmost importance, including drinking and driving; photo.
29 Close to 30 bike tires damaged
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:10, p.1
9/30/2011 Bike tires were slashed in bike racks near Noehren Hall last week. This much damage has not been reported in several years. Bikers urged to be vigilant and observe the bike racks for anything strange; photo.
30 Oversold parking passes cause problems for students, staff
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:6, p.1
9/16/2011 There are 8300 parking spots on campus with over 16,000 students, staff, and visitors. Parking passes allow the owner to park in designated areas. The beginning of each new year brings some confusion.
31 Skateboarding policy suspended
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:6, p.1
9/16/2011 A temporary suspension of the ban on skateboarding on campus has been put into effect. Students will continue to be ticketed if they are damaging property or injuring people.
32 Skateboarding policy under review
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:4, p.1
9/9/2011 Skateboarding is not allowed on campus. This policy took effect six years ago. Some have continued to skateboard and have been taken into custody and fined. Dave Zarifis is reviewing the policy.
33 UNI faces possible fines for crime reporting violations
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:60, p.1
7/22/2011 Department of Education audits discover errors in reporting crime statistics, failure to distribute the Campus Security Report, insufficient information regarding timely warnings and sexual assault policy; photo.
34 Abandoned bicycle notice
Zarifis--David J. (Classes of 1983 and 1995; Publi
Northern Iowan 107:57, p.4
6/24/2011 Please contact UNI Police Department if your bicycle is missing. Be certain to have the serial number, make, and model when calling. Many of the bicycles were recovered on June 14.
35 UNI transportation offers multitude of services
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:54, p.supp 17
4/29/2011 Panther Shuttle, Metropolitan Transit Authority, and the weekend SafeRide are bus alternatives to driving on or near campus. Parking passes for cars are available from the Department of Public Safety; photo.
36 Sexual awareness
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.12
4/26/2011 A roommate's personal experience with sexual assault is shared. The emotions and hurt that go along with the attack are mind boggling. Students urged to contact Public Safety and report the crime.
37 Student convinced UNI nameplate is a treasure map
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B4
4/1/2011 Nameplate contains cryptic information detailing the whereabouts of a priceless treasure, according to incoming student; photo.
38 UNI offers tips to keep students safe on spring break.
Public Relations News Release 2010:230, p.1
2/28/2011 Department of Public Safety advises traveling students to notify a family member, check fluid levels and tire pressures, and prepare an emergency kit with water, blankets and food.
39 Message from UNI police
Department of Public Safety
Northern Iowan 107:39, p.3
2/25/2011 Drivers and pedestrians urged to use caution in cross walks on and around campus. Drivers must yield to pedestrians at all times. One out of five killed in traffic accidents are pedestrians.
40 WIU receives six bomb threats
Spory--Karyn Kathleen (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:25, p.1
12/3/2010 Following bomb threats at Western Illinois University, the Department of Public Safety reminds the UNI community of emergency procedures; photo.
41 Don't drink your way to danger
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:15, p.9
10/19/2010 Homecoming weekend is often filled with fun and alcohol. Students urged to be careful of consuming too much alcohol. Being arrested, having your stomach pumped, or being raped are not positive things to remember from the Homecoming weekend.
42 UNI Police participate in national campaign
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:3, p.2
9/3/2010 Increased enforcement on drunk driving will be the focus of area law enforcement units between August 24 and September 6.
43 Variety of transportation options at University of Northern Iowa available to students
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:54, p.supplement 7
4/30/2010 Cars, bicycles, walking, and bus service are the major means of getting around the campus and Waterloo/Cedar Falls area; photo.
44 Panel calls for a more inclusive campus
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:46, p.1
4/2/2010 A panel discussion entitled "Call to Action: a more Inclusive Campus" addressed bias-related incidents on campus and in Cedar Falls. Frustration was evident in the comments; photo.
45 Ku Klux Klan Chapter denies involvement with UNI vandalisms, assault
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:43, p.1
3/12/2010 Brother Douglas, Imperial Wizard of the Fraternal White Knights, states that the Ku Klux Klan has groups of seven or more members in eleven Iowa towns. Waterloo and Cedar Falls are included; photo.
46 Parking lot north of Multimodal Transportation Center to close
Northern Iowan 106:42, p.2
3/9/2010 The "B" parking lot will close on April 5 through mid-August in preparation for installation of solar panels on the Center. The lot will be used to store steel beams and equipment needed to complete the project.
47 UNI Police has abandoned, unclaimed bikes gathered from campus
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:42, p.5
3/9/2010 Bikes at the Department of Public Safety may be claimed. Please call 273-7353 with questions; photo.
48 UNI services aid students with disabilities
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:42, p.1
3/9/2010 Ashley Lerch encourages students with disabilities to register with Student Disability Services. Many times accommodations can be made in regard to classroom attendance during inclement weather; photo.
49 UNI Police respond to false alarm
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:37, p.1
2/19/2010 An assault report proved to be false following investigation by campus police, the Cedar Falls Police, and the Black Hawk County's canine unit. Students concerned about incident slowing response to other reports; photo.
50 Gun incident causes students to question need for armed campus police
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:35, p.1
2/12/2010 Accidental firing of weapon in the University of Iowa's departmental headquarters raises the question of the need for armed officers on campus. Dave Zarifis defends the program; students of mixed opinions.


Questions about this service?

Contact Jaycie Vos, University Archivist | (319) 273-6307


1227 W 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
(319) 273-2838  |