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1 International Education Week kicks off
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.01
11/14/2022 International Education Week, November 14-18, will celebrate the stories of international students, faculty, and departments across UNI's campus. Caroline Christensen lists out the different events that will be held throughout the week.
2 Comité de enseñanza de español
Villanueva--Mayra (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:22, p.01
11/10/2022 Mayra Villanueva writes an article in Spanish titled "Spanish Teaching Committee" invited students who are focusing on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and alumni of the program to a Spanish teaching committee at Rod Library on November 8th. It was led by the Department of Languages and Literatures, specifically Heather Jerónimo; photo.
3 Tales of the Bulgarian Rose
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:22, p.05
11/10/2022 Journalism professors Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova share their photo story of their trip to Bulgaria after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1997. They documented the rose industry after the rise of democracy in their country. The exhibit will be on display in Rod Library until January when they will be moved to the Hearst Center For the Arts; photo.
4 DigUNI showcases archaeology program with campus excavation
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.04
10/20/2022 For Family Weekend, DigUNI is hosting an open house for anyone to come and experience an excavation site firsthand. Aubrey Schafbuch interviews Donald Gaff who shares the benefits of having events like this and invites everyone to join; photo.
5 Panther families celebrate Family Weekend
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.04
10/20/2022 Caroline Christensen gives details of the upcoming festivities occurring during Family Weekend and also interviews Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students Allyson Rafanello; photo.
6 UNI celebrates National Transfer Student Week
Meyers--Trevor (Student-2021)
Northern Iowan 119:15, p.01
10/17/2022 Trevor Meyer interviews Olivia Umbaugh, a transfer coordinator, who explains the importance of advocating for transfer students and shares the resources that UNI's Transfer Center in Gilchrist Hall has to offer; photo.
7 UNI campus goes bananas
Brunsting--Olivia (Student--2021), Greenwell-Sherman--Mia (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:14, p.01
10/13/2022 Olivia Brunsting reports on the new so-called "banana week" phenomenon during homecoming week. Students known as the banana bandits have placed over 40 bananas in weird places around campus such as the panther statue near Maucker Union, UNI Dome, and on window sills; photo.
8 Do you have access?
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.03
10/10/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece featuring UNI students Caleb Gahle and Nick Johnson. Gahle, who has cerebral palsy, is creating a new student organization called Awareness, Community, Collaboration, Empowerment, Support, and Success (ACCESS) which will allow students with disabilities to share their experiences and raise awareness; photo.
9 Rod Library program strives to make course materials accessible
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.01
10/10/2022 Rod Library's Textbook Equity Program, founded in 2016, continues to strive towards making textbooks free and accessible for students. This program allows faculty to fill out a form a then meet with a faculty librarian to find free and affordable course materials. Bailey Klinkhammer interviews Rod Library's liaison Anne Marie Gruber about the program; photo.
10 Panthers get ready to growl and groove
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:12, p.01
10/6/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer reports the upcoming homecoming campus events such as the launch of the Our Tomorrow Campaign, campaniling, and the Homecoming Parade; photo.
11 A night out on campus
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:3, p.04
9/1/2022 Caroline Christensen gives students cute date spots around UNI's campus. Some of the activities include hammocking, doing a photoshoot in the UNI Greenhouse, and checking out bikes from Rod Library and going for a bike ride; photo.
12 Panther Esports levels up
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:3, p.01
9/1/2022 Panther Esports, one of the biggest student organizations with 235 members, struggles to find the funds and physical space for their club. For the fall semester, the club will temporarily meet in the old Health Beat gym near the tunnel that connects Maucker Union to Lang Hall; photo.
13 ¿Qué hacer en campus de UNI en tu tiempo libre?
Villanueva--Mayra (Student--2022), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:3, p.01
9/1/2022 Mayra Villanueva writes a Spanish column on things to do during your free time on UNI's campus. She suggests things such as playing board games at the library, swimming at the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC), and exploring the Botanical Center; photo.
14 Construction in motion on campus
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:2, p.01
8/29/2022 Caroline Christensen writes about the various construction that will continue throughout the year. Buildings including ITTC, Redecker Center, and the Campanile will all have maintenance work done; photo.
15 Best places to cry on campus
Brunsting--Olivia (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:1, p.07
8/25/2022 Olivia Brunsting lists some of the best places to cry on campus including Botanical Center, Rod Library, and music practice rooms.
16 Places to study on campus
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Raine--Tanner (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:1, p.06
8/25/2022 Various students share their favorite spots to study on campus including the basement of Rod Library, the adirondack chairs, and Maucker Union; photo.
17 Warlocks, aliens and superheroes welcome at Rod
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:46, p.1
4/4/2022 The Rod Library hosts this year's annual RodCon; photo.
18 Surviving finals week
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021), Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.3
12/6/2021 Abigail Saathoff gives their best pointers on how to survive finals week; photo.
19 Rod Library pursues textbook affordability for all
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:18, p.1
10/28/2021 Rod Library was given a grant that allows faculty members to write new textbooks for 15 popular UNI courses in order to achieve more accessible textbooks for students; photo.
20 Rod Library promotes equity
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.1
10/18/2021 Rod Library changed policies to make services more accessible for students. It has abandoned late fees for items in the library, shifting to a different policy; photo.
21 "Whose Voice" museum exhibit
Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.4
10/7/2021 The UNI Museum on the first floor of Rod library opened a new exhibit titled "Whose Voice". This exhibit asks the question who has the authority to tell these artifact's stories; photo.
22 Extreme weather leads to reduced operations
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.01
3/18/2021 In-person classes were cancelled for the fourth time this semester due to extreme weather conditions causing campus to move to reduced operations for the day; photo.
23 Blizzard conditions cancel classes
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/8/2021 Due to weather, the university closed for the second time this semseter ;photo.
24 Recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance at UNI
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.04
11/19/2020 The Women and Gender Studies department hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance; photo.
25 Bringing pandemics to life across all generations
Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.04
11/12/2020 Departments across the library curated a display about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
26 BLM march draws crowd on campus
Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018), Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:3, p.01
8/27/2020 Over one hundred panthers joined in the first Black Lives Matter (BLM) march of the fall semester. Students listened to a speaker during the BLM march and protested outside Maucker Union; photos.
27 New procedures keep campus clean
Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.01
8/20/2020 Before the much debated return to campus, both students and staff had experienced firsthand the expectations and stress the university placed on cleanliness. Every student was required to complete the Protecting Our Panthers COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall. A majority of staff, both full and part-time, were also given additional training that included new university protocol for keeping the campus clean; photo.
28 Preview: Love a Donor Week
Mitchell--Cecilia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.04
2/10/2020 UNI's eighth annual Love a Donor Week is February 10-14 and includes multiple opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to write thank-you notes to university donors at various locations across campus.
29 UNI observes inaugural 'Artic Day'
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.01
2/3/2020 Friday, January 31 marked the debut of "Arctic Day" at UNI as announced by the UNI ARCTICenter. The ARCTICenter held an information session in Rod Library, followed by a presentation; photo.
30 Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.01
1/27/2020 Northern Iowa Student Government has teamed up with Active Minds, Black Student Union, To Write Love on Her Arms and UNI Counseling Services to help coordinate this event. Sarah Rassing, a graduate student and NISG Director of Mental Health helped coordinate the events to hopefully make this annual. Brian Nissen emphasizes the importance of students to the university, as well as Jennifer Schneiderman, director of counseling services at UNI helps students know the help campus provides. Events will be held all week in honor of You Matter; photo.
31 Students de-stress before finals
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.01
12/12/2019 Finals approach UNI and the Student Wellness Services hosted their bi-annual De-Stress Days at Maucker Union. Students have the opportunity to color, do puzzles, write positive notes, etc. At the Rod Library, students have the opportunity to gather at the Learning Commons and meet P.E.T. P.A.L.S. P.E.T. P.A.L.S. is a service that trains emotional support and service animals. They will be bringing service animals trained specifically to relieve stress to Rod Library so that students can interact with them; photo.
32 Students win Regional tax contest, advance to nationals
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.02
12/12/2019 Students from UNIBusiness won first place at the Deloitte National FanTAXtic Competition in Milwaukee, WI. This event is a debate competition where accounting students in teams of five (one senior, one junior, and three other members of the freshman or sophomore standing) prepare a case in three weeks before the competition about taxes and present it. Winners of the Deloitte National FanTAXtic Competition will move on to the national competition in January down in Texas.
33 Wellness Services: express gratitude everyday
Student Wellness Services Staff, Social media
Northern Iowan 116:20, p.03
11/7/2019 November is upon us and the season of being thankful and giving is just around the bend and with it comes the stressed-out season of finals and deadlines. The Student Wellness Services would like to remind students that expressing gratitude every day can make for a healthier and more emotionally stable lifestyle.
34 ISSO panel discusses transitions
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2022), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.02
10/28/2019 On October 23, Isabela Varela, director of the International Students and Scholars Office, gave a presentation about teaching international students. The presentation offered advice for teachers to better assist international students in the classroom; photo.
35 UNI hosts Family Weekend 2019
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.05
10/21/2019 UNI Family Weekend 2019 took place from October 18th to the 20th, with an opening reception held on Saturday morning; photo.
36 Top 10 tips for successful midterms
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.03
10/17/2019 Midterms is almost upon UNI and Abigail Bennethum has 10 tips and tricks to help students not get overwhelmed. 1- Create a plan of study. 2- Scheduled set breaks. 3- Don't refuge, go to the library! 4- Get Plenty of sleep. 5- Eat healthy. 6- Utilize campus resources. 7- Track your progress. 8- Keep a positive outlook. 9- Keep your mental health a priority. 10- Treat yourself at the end of the week.
37 Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past
Whitehead--Zyrus (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.01
10/7/2019 Three buildings on College Hill have a new look after a wheat-pasting project was completed last week. Volunteer crews pasted five huge images onto the exterior walls in the district on Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 4. The images were taken from Fortepan Iowa, an online archive of digitized photos based in Rod Library that launched in 2015. Photos in the Iowa archive , all of which are donated, are carefully curated to represent everyday life in Iowa in the 19th and 20th centuries; photo.
38 Keep the light on for Banned Books Week
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.01
9/26/2019 Banned Books Week has returned to UNI with multiple displays around campus. Banned Books are books that are taken out of circulation and off of shelves at public and school libraries when a complaint is made. Usually, these books involve controversial themes or LGBTQ+ themes; photo.
39 Panther Portrait: Get Social @Rod
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:3, p.05
9/9/2019 Rod Library held a building-wide event on September 4, 2019. Each department at Rod held their own information sessions and/or events that highlighted their departments' functions. Students and faculty were welcome to attend; photo.
40 RodCon 2019
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:49, p.01
4/15/2019 The library hosted their sixth annual RodCon with a total of 3,000 attendees.
41 Library prepares for RodCon 2019
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:48, p.04
4/11/2019 The library hosted it's sixth annual RodCon, a mini comic convention.
42 Diversity on display in new exhibit
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:34, p.02
2/11/2019 The exhibit "Telling a People's Story" is displayed in the library. The exhibit displays African American culture through children books.
43 Relax at Rod with Student Wellness Services
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:30, p.05
1/28/2019 Article announces the Student Wellness Services are offering "Wellness Wednesday" and "Take Time Thursday" in the Makerspace at the Rod Library. These wellness days attempt to provide a safe place for students to go to decompress and de-stress. Activities including coloring, bracelet-making, essential oils, and gratitude cards are offered to give students a few minutes to unwind.
44 'Hoodie' exhibit examines implicit bias
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:28, p.05
1/17/2019 'Humanize My Hoodie," an exhibit meant to address police brutality against black males, opens in Rod Library.
45 Cedar Valley gets a 'Taste of Culture'
Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:24, p.01
11/15/2018 The International Students and Scholars Office hosted 'Taste of Culture,' an event that offered food from several countries around the world as well as tables to represent them.
46 ISSO to offer students a 'Taste of Culture"
Ritondale--Sarah (Student--2017), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.05
11/12/2018 The International Students and Scholars Office will host 'Taste of Culture' fair in Rod Library. The represented countries will include Peru, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia and others.
47 Salary negotiation workshop on campus
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.02
11/12/2018 The American Association of University Women is hosting a workshop on salary negotiation.
48 Flash talks address inclusivity in art
Steen--Sierra (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:14, p.04
10/11/2018 Art students gave presentations during "Flash Talks - Inclusive Art Exhibits Power" as part of the Iowa Museum Conference.
49 #PanthersVote kicks off
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017), Anderson--Kati (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:10, p.01
9/27/2018 A non-partisan voting initiative, #PanthersVote, had it's kick off regardless of the predicted rain.
50 Exhibit explores human rights and social issues
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:8, p.01
9/20/2018 The library featured artwork addressed issues like anorexia, suicide, protests, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

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