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1 Student org 'makes a change' with supportive letters
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:26, p.01
12/1/2022 Make the Change's president Paige Parma talks about the student organization's purpose and projects such as their letter bundles project. UNI students can nominate others through the Make the Change website and the students in the org will write letters to the nominees to spread kindness and positivity; photo.
2 Panther Portrait: Job & Internship Fair
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.02
2/20/2020 UNI's semi annual Career Fair took place in the McLeod Center. Students were able to meet with over 170 potential jobs, internships, graduate opportunities and job opportunities. Some job recruiters give insight on how to present yourself to a potential employer. UNI Career services provides resources for students seeking employment; photo.
3 The importance of volunteerism
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.03
2/17/2020 Opinion Columnist Abigail Bennethum discusses her experience with the UNI Wishmakers and why she believes volunteerism is important.
4 Packing the Dome for MLK Day
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.01
1/23/2020 Around 1,500 volunteers gathered at the UNI-Dome on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. The year before Northwest Iowa Food Bank packed and provided over 125,000 bags, this attendance is double of what last years was. All of the UNI athletics joined in on the volunteer day. The event was held in the UNI-Dome rather then Maucker Union due to to John Deere sponsoring the event; photo.
5 RRTTC to host wetland clean-up
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.01
10/17/2019 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) met in the northern Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) parking lot to clean up the ponds north of the WRC. This was in an effort to clean up trash from the local wetlands before winter arrives. This event has been going on for 14 years now and is one way for give back to the planet.
6 Community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:28, p.05
1/11/2018 Students have the opportunity to package meals for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank as a part of a service day for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; photo.
7 UNI grad wins Americorps award
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:22, p.02
11/9/2017 UNI Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Kristina Kofoot, received an award from AmeriCorps for her outstanding service to the organization. Kristina started working with the organization when she was a student at UNI and continued working with them after she graduated from UNI.
8 SLC puts on Stop and Serve for UICH
Turn--Kayleen (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.1
9/24/2015 The UNI Service and Leadership Council held a "Stop and Serve" where students could take a moment to decorate small canvases for children at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital; photo.
9 Volunteer Tuesdays
Northern Iowan 111:52, p.3
4/23/2015 "Volunteer Tuesdays" is a UNI program aiming to make a difference in the community.
10 Companionship for the elderly
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:50, p.1
4/16/2015 The UNI Service and Leadership Council spent time keeping residents of a nursing home company.
11 A spring break of service
Alrubh--Fatimah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:43, p.2
3/12/2015 Students Today Leaders Forever will be taking a "community service road trip" across the United States.
12 Actions mean more than words
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:31, p.1
1/29/2015 Renae Beard promotes actually making changes in the world instead of just buying products that claim to do it for you; photo.
13 Students get creative for a cause
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:31, p.2
1/29/2015 Art for El Salvador is a student run organization focused on raising money to build a school in El Salvador through fundraising with arts and crafts; photo.
14 MLKJ Day of Service
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:29, p.1
1/22/2015 Many UNI students and faculty worked together to remember and honor Martin Luther King Junior; photo.
15 Union volunteers
Wagner--Amanda (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:27, p.2
12/11/2014 UNI's Residence Hall Association and Service and Leadership Council teamed up to pull students into the Maucker Union Ballroom to volunteer their extra time; photo.
16 Students making a difference through volunteering
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:17, p.4
10/27/2014 Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, in which UNI has participated since 2009.
17 Letter to the editor
Northern Iowan 111:16, p.5
10/23/2014 Gabbi DeWitt of the Pink Ribbon Run Committee writes to the Northern Iowan thanking Gamma Phi Beta and the Student Alumni Ambassadors for their help with the Pink Ribbon Run; photo.
18 Red Cross looking for blood donations
Northern Iowan 111:8, p.2
9/25/2014 The Red Cross has set up thirty-three blood drives in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area; photo.
19 Green Iowa AmeriCorps continues into sixth year
Public Relations News Release 2014:6, p.1
7/21/2014 The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service has approved funding for the University of Northern Iowa's sixth year running of the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Green Iowa AmeriCorps offers comprehensive energy services to underserved communities in Iowa.
20 Students quest for a cure
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.1
4/28/2014 Over 150 UNI students competed in the annual Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt. Twenty teams raised $10,064 for the Alzheimer's Association; photo.
21 Greek chapter of the week
Shultz--Jacob (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:49, p.7
4/10/2014 The featured Greek chapter of the week is Gamma Phi Beta. Gamma Phi Beta values love, labor, learning, and loyalty. They host philanthropy events throughout the year.
22 UNI to celebrate Earth Week April 21-25
Public Relations News Release 2013:246, p.1
4/10/2014 UNI will celebrate Earth Week on April 21 through April 25. There will be several events around campus to raise awareness about protecting the environment. There will also be an Earth Day Highway Cleanup where students can volunteer their time.
23 UNIBusiness students to plant 6,500 trees in Cedar Falls
Public Relations News Release 2013:240, p.1
4/8/2014 Student organizations in the UNI College of Business Administration are teaming up to plant 6,500 trees in Cedar Falls. This is made possible through the Living Lands and Waters Million Trees Project.
24 Are altruistic acts truly selfless?
Wolfe--Parker Joseph (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:44, p.3
3/13/2014 Wonders if volunteering is truly a selfless act. People receive gratification for it. So how can it be completely selfless?
25 Spring break: beaches or community service?
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.2
3/10/2014 Several UNI students will be traveling across the U. S. volunteering over spring break. This is the second year that the Students Today Leaders Forever STLF group is going on the Pay It Forward Tour. UNI will be teaming up with Iowa State University.
26 Take a social media break, volunteer
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.3
3/10/2014 The author points out how much time people spend on social media that they could use to make a difference. There are many different opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer Tuesdays is a group on campus that helps students volunteer every week.
27 Greek chapter of the week: Alpha Xi Delta
Shultz--Jacob (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:42, p.5
3/6/2014 Highlights the sorority Alpha Xi Delta as the Greek chapter of the week. Says they value sisterhood, leadership, service, and scholarship.
28 UNI dishes up altruism
Northern Iowan 110:30, p.1
1/23/2014 On Martin Luther King Jr. Day over 170 students gathered in Maucker Union to serve the Cedar Valley. The Service and Leadership Council hosted the day of service where students packaged meals for local families in need; photo.
29 Date auction held to support locals affected by breast cancer
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.4
10/29/2013 The Black Student Union sponsored a Date Auction. All proceeds went to Splash of Color, a program that is a part of the Beyond Pink TEAM. This year, the auction raised $420; photo.
30 UNI to host Make a Difference Day
Public Relations News Release 2013:105, p.1
10/23/2013 UNI will participate in Make A Difference Day. This is the largest national day of community service. Students will participate in various service projects in the Cedar Valley.
31 Students make a difference
Nilles--Kellen Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.1
10/22/2013 UNI students are given the opportunity to participate in the annual Make a Difference Day. Students will spend the day volunteering at various locations in the Cedar Valley. This is a great way for students to give back to the community; photo.
32 UNI named a finalist for 2013 Presidential Community Service Honor Roll
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.4
10/1/2013 Cited for volunteer efforts; UNI students volunteered 730,000 hours; named to honor roll five times and two times as a finalist; photo.
33 UNI students build home for families
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:10, p.1
10/1/2013 Habitat for Humanity wants to get more people involved in their organization. People do not need to have previous construction experience to help.
34 It's the most wonderful time of life
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:2, p.5
8/30/2013 The author showcases many different ways to make the most of the college experience at each grade level. She stresses how important it is to get involved and to meet new people.
35 UNI Dance Marathon and Relay for Life receive prestigious volunteer award
Public Relations News Release 2012:318, p.1
6/13/2013 UNI's Dance Marathon and Relay For Life will each receive the 2013 Governor's Volunteer Award during a recognition ceremony at UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
36 Students volunteer across the globe
Schafer--Megan Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:45, p.1
4/2/2013 Several students traveled with BASIC over spring break to go on mission trips. Several students shared their experiences on the trip; photo.
37 UNI students to participate in Pay It Forward Tour
Public Relations News Release 2012:240, p.1
3/13/2013 The UNI chapter of Students Today Leaders Forever will have its first ever Pay It Forward Tour during spring break. This tour will take students to six different cities to participate in various volunteer projects.
38 UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll
Public Relations News Release 2012:224, p.1
3/4/2013 UNI has been named one of the top 14 colleges and universities by the Community Service Honor Roll. This is the fifth year UNI has made the honor roll and the second year it have been named as a finalist.
39 UNIBusiness student organizations unite for local, global causes
Public Relations News Release 2012:208, p.1
2/21/2013 Student organizations in the College of Business are uniting to help out the Legend Golf Course in Parkersburg, Iowa. The golf course was damaged by a tornado in 2008.
40 UNI students serve the Cedar Valley on MLK Day
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:29, p.1
1/25/2013 UNI students volunteer at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Catholic Worker House, Cedar Valley Hospitality House, Ridgeway Place, Country View Care Center, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
41 UNI plans day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:28, p.3
1/18/2013 Student Involvement Center offers an opportunity to volunteer at local agencies. Bus will transport participants to various locations including the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Grout Museum, and the Country View Nursing Home.
42 UNI to host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Public Relations News Release 2012:173, p.1
1/17/2013 There are various service projects available for students to participate in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Michael Blackwell will be speaking at the luncheon.
43 UNI students to help restore Cedar Bend Savanna
Public Relations News Release 2012:145, p.1
11/20/2012 UNI students and staff will be working to restore the Cedar Bend Savanna. This event was planned by AmeriCorps and the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
44 Bernard makes an impact both on and off the field
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:20, p.11
11/2/2012 UNI punter Kyle Bernard comments on playing for the Panthers. He is involved in numerous activities and organizations; awards won for academic achievements. Semifinalist for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team; photo.
45 Cedar Falls Blue Zones hosts UNI campus kickoff
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:19, p.3
10/30/2012 Blue Zone Project is promoted on campus to foster healthy living and environments. Event offered information on getting involved and joining the project.
46 Letter to the editor
Daugherty--Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:14, p.4
10/12/2012 Student expresses concerns regarding financial aid and tuition. Analysis of presidential candidate positions and the reasons to vote for President Obama.
47 Volunteer Tuesdays make it easy to give back
Freese--Brian Paul (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:6, p.6
9/14/2012 Two shifts are available; 2-5 and 5-8. Service projects vary each week. Assisting with a haunted house, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Grout Museum, and Homecoming are some of the activities; photo.
48 Busy students can take five to 'Stop and Serve'
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:5, p.8
9/11/2012 Stop and Serve allows students to help others by making snack bags for a food bank or blankets for new mothers at or below the poverty level. Great satisfaction comes from helping others.
49 Connecting Alumni To Students
Northern Iowa Today 95:2, p.21
6/1/2012 CATS works with the Alumni Association to help spread school spirit; performs volunteer work in community; photo.
50 Random Acts of Kindness Week encourages students to take on volunteer opportunities
Stewart--Jacob K. (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:36, p.5
2/14/2012 Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley joined with UNI in 2008 to promote volunteer events in the Cedar Valley. Iowa is the second largest volunteer state with over 880,000 official volunteers.


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