Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Campus Events: International Opportunities Fair

Thinking about Study Abroad? At the International Opportunities Fair, you can learn about study abroad opportunities and meet past participants, faculty, and staff. Information about financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, and international travel will be there. Some of the trips represented are short 2-4 week trips or semester long. Start thinking about study abroad now and attend the fair!

Who: You!
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Date: Wednesday, September 17th (Tomorrow!)
Where: Maucker Union Ballroom
Be sure to check it out!

Monday, September 15, 2014

{Homecoming Week}

Guess what today is the start off? Homecoming Week! All week long the campus will be busy with activities and events for students. It all starts tonight with the Kickoff/Pride Cry event. Come to Lawther Field at 5:30 to kickoff Homecoming! After Pride Cry, make your way to Bender Field for an Outdoor Movie starting at 9:00.

Check out the rest of the great events on the Homecoming website here!

{Major Mondays: Family Services}

What is Family Services? Family Services is an area that looks at patterns of family functioning and how these influence individual behavior. This includes looking at family relationships and other contextual factors and how those influence us as people. 

What do you do with a major in Family Services? Individuals in this field may go on to work in human services type fields or attend graduate school. You may work in prevention and early intervention areas. Some specific areas include child abuse prevention programs, hospitals, family life education programs, child and adolescent treatment facilities, social services specialist, teen pregnancy prevention program assistant and many others.

What classes would you take? You would take a variety of family services courses. Human Identity and Relationships, Family Relationships, Family Life Education and Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics are just some of the courses you may take.

You can gather more information on their website here! Their website contains information regarding possible careers, grad school options, major and minor requirements, the advisors, faculty and staff, and much more!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Start Studying!

If you haven't had your first test of the semester, the odds are that it's coming up in the next couple of weeks. Learn from this student's mistakes and start studying now! Even just half an hour each night makes a big difference on test day. If you're struggling with figuring out the study strategy that is best for you, try a free workshop offered through the Academic Learning Center. You can learn more here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Volunteer Fair

It is the time of year for having a few fairs on campus. Today  we have the UNI Volunteer Fair! This semester the fair will be bringing more than 50 local nonprofit organizations to be at the fair.

        Who: You!
        What: UNI Volunteer Fair
        When: Wednesday, September 10th 10:30-1:00
        Where: Maucker Union

Volunteering is a great way to get involved on campus. It's great for the Community and great for you! Some benefits include:

  • Meeting new people
  • Helping the community
  • Resume building & networking
  • You may even discover a major you hadn't considered!
 There are many great ways to volunteer in the community and the best way to learn about them is by going to the Volunteer Fair. Stop on by between classes and check it out!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Get involved!

Looking to get involved but don't know where to start? Check out the Student Organization Fair!

        Who: You!
        What: Student Organization Fair
        When: Wednesday, September 3rd 10:00-2:00
        Where: Outside of Maucker Union

Getting involved on campus has many great benefits for you:
  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Being involved helps with time management skills
  • Helps you discover passions and strengths
  • Feel connected to UNI
  • Typically, being involved helps you get better grades
As you can see, the benefits are wonderful. Just go check it out because you never know what amazing Student Organization you might find!

Benefits extracted from usnews.com article by Julie Mayfield and Lindsey Mayfield