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1 Rod Library hosts INSPIRE conference
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 119:47, p.05
4/3/2023 The INSPIRE conference will be held in Rod Library on April 3, 2023. This conference, sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Graduate College, lets students show off their research or experiences (internships, study abroad, etc.) to their peers; photo.
2 Woman crush Wednesday at the UNI Museum
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:44, p.04
3/23/2023 The UNI Museum located in Rod Library is posting historical photos on "Women Crush Wednesday" to celebrate important women throughout UNI's history for Women's History Month; photo.
3 Resources on campus to help students finish strong
Guthrie--Peyton (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:41, p.01
3/6/2023 Peyton Guthrie writes about the services that The Office of Academic Advising, Student Life, The Learning Center, Student Accessibility Services, and The Counseling Center offer to help students finish the spring semester strong; photo.
4 Free headshots for UNI students
Grove--Meg (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:34, p.05
2/6/2023 Meg Grove shares everything students should know when it comes to getting a professional headshot. The Career Readiness Headshot Day will be in Rod Library on February 8, 2023 from 10-2pm; photo.
5 Panther Preview
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:30, p.05
1/23/2023 A timeline of events happening on campus next week. Some of the events include a men's basketball game, International Student Coffee Hour, and the launch of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) Engagement Week.
6 Remembering Julie Ann
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:30, p.01
1/23/2023 Rod Librarian Julie Ann Beddow passed away unexpectedly in late 2022 due to diabetes related complications. Caroline Christensen shares details about Julie Ann's career here at UNI and coworkers share memories; photo.
7 Laptops versus desktops
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:29, p.04
1/19/2023 Aubrey Schafbuch interviews students Emma Criswell, Macey Reed, Grant Wulfseng, and IT Director of Client Services Ben Arnold about the declining uses of campus PCs. More and more students are using their own laptops now that certain software and printing abilities can be used on personal devices; photo.
8 NISG November updates
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:28, p.02
12/8/2022 A list of accomplishments and actions taken by the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) during the month of November.
9 Rod Library sells books for a bargain
Meyers--Trevor (Student-2021), Parr--Sam (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:28, p.01
12/8/2022 Rod Library sold over 8,000 books, music, and LPs to education students and/or teachers. This book sale was put on in efforts to help support the Teacher Education and Collaboration Hub (TEACH) project; photo.
10 Panther Preview
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:27, p.05
12/5/2022 A timeline of events happening on campus next week. Some of the events include De-Stress Days, UNI basketball games, and UNI Interpreters Theatre Presents.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 Panther Preview
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.04
10/24/2022 A timeline of events happening on campus next week. Some of the events include workshops, coffee with the dean, and discussions.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 Do you have access?
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
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.
20 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.
21 Panthers get ready to growl and groove
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
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.
22 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.
23 Panther Esports levels up
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
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.
24 ¿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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 Panther portrait: RodCon
Crow--Catherine (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:48, p.05
4/11/2022 Four photos from RodCon 2022; photos.
29 Warlocks, aliens and superheroes welcome at Rod
Alder--Theo (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:46, p.01
4/4/2022 The Rod Library hosts this year's annual RodCon; photo.
30 Spring has sprung on UNI's campus
De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:42, p.05
3/21/2022 The Spring season is beginning on campus; photos.
31 Panther Portrait: Speaking Graffiti exhibit
Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.04
12/6/2021 The photos show the Speaking Graffiti art exhibit in Rod Library; photos.
32 Surviving finals week
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021), Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.03
12/6/2021 Abigail Saathoff gives pointers on how to survive finals week; photo.
33 Panther Portrait: Tree painting
Crow--Catherine (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:22, p.05
11/11/2021 Rod Library hosted a craft hour where student could create a painting of a tree with broccoli; photos.
34 Rod Library pursues textbook affordability for all
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:18, p.01
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.
35 Rod Library promotes equity
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.01
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.
36 "Whose Voice" museum exhibit
Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.04
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.
37 UNI Now! and Welcome Week: Back and better than ever
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 118:2, p.01
8/30/2021 UNI's new orientation coordinator Joellen Hatchett kept old traditions while creating new ones for this years Welcome Week and UNI Now! for both old and new students. Lauren McGuill gives more details of the specific events held throughout the week; photos.
38 Extreme weather leads to reduced operations
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
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, which caused campus to move to reduced operations for the day; photo.
39 Blizzard conditions cancel classes
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/8/2021 Due to the winter weather conditions, UNI cancelled classes on February 4 and moved to reduced operations; photos.
40 Recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance at UNI
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
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.
41 Bringing pandemics to life across all generations
Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.04
11/12/2020 Departments across the Rod Library curated a display about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
42 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.
43 New procedures keep campus clean
Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
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 training 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.
44 Women's History Month events coming up at UNI
Mitchell--Cecilia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:40, p.05
3/2/2020 Events will be held throughout March to celebrate Women's History Month. Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWAG) will host the forum "Jackie and Jill Robinson: Women and the Need to Be Better at Politics" on March 2 in Rod Library. The Women's History Month Kickoff and Art Expo will be on March 3 in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), and there will be a documentary screening on Carrie Chapman Catt followed by a panel on the same date. On March 5, Col. Beth Behn (Chief of Staff, Army Sustainment Command) will give the lecture "A Rising Tide: The Final Victorious Wave of the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1916-1920." The Philosophy and Religion 50th Anniversary Lecture will be held on March 6, given by Tracy Bonfitto, Curator of Art at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin: "A Visible Scar: Loss and Memory in the Works of Zarina Hashmi and Rummana Hussein." Future events will include Women in Red: Wikipedia Editathon in Rod Library, Bingo Night in Curris Business Building, communication studies professor Catherine Palczewski's lecture "Bodies that Argue: How Suffragists Constituted White Women's Citizenship During the 1919 Prison Special Tour" as the last installment of the Phi Alpha Theta lecture series, the even "Women of War: Stories of Veteran Women," a movie night and RodCon keynote speaker Gabby Rivera in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The month will conclude with Women of Excellence on March 27.
45 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; photo.
46 UNI observes inaugural 'Arctic Day'
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.01
2/3/2020 UNI's first "Arctic Day" was held on January 31 in conjunction with the launch of University of the Arctic (UArctic) and the ARCTICenter on campus. The center held a launch and information in Rod Library followed by scholar Tatiana Egorova's presentation "The Peoples of Frozen II: the Saami Culture in the Arctic" in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC). Its goal is to provide research and education about the North. UArctic president Lars Kullerud spoke about the organization, and Mary Youngbear, registrar for the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum in Tama, Iowa, spoke about indigenous tribes in North America; photo.
47 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.
48 Library exhibit explores WWI impact
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.05
1/16/2020 The exhibit "World War I: Lessons and Legacies" is on display in the Rod Library Learning Commons through February 15. The exhibit is courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the National Museum of American History, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, and Smithsonian Women's Service. It includes artifacts from the UNI Museum and documents and photos from the Special Collections and University Archives. Two lectures will happen in conjunction with the exhibit: "Warriors, Caregivers, and Patriots: Women's Experiences in the First World War," by associate history professor Emily Machen, and "For the Fallen: Military Cemeteries of the Western Front," by associate history professor Thomas Connors; photos.
49 Students de-stress before finals
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.01
12/12/2019 Student Wellness Services hosted De-Stress Days from December 9-11 in the Maucker Union ballrooms. Activities included crafts, therapy animals, hot chocolate and eat, and "Walk the Labyrinth," among others. More upcoming events include P.E.T.P.A.L.S. in Rod Library and Student Wellness Wednesdays in the library's Makerspace; photos.
50 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.


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