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Division of Student Affairs

Welcome from the Vice President

Paula KnudsonWelcome to the Division of Student Affairs at UNI!  We provide connections and resources for students to be successful on their educational journey.  We aspire to develop partnerships that build a welcoming, equitable and engaging environment, and connect in-the-classroom learning with out-of-classroom opportunities.  By collaborating with others across the campus community, we challenge students to grow to their full potential.  Join us on this journey as we contribute to the development of students to become better leaders of today and better citizens of tomorrow. 

Please let us know how we can do better at our shared goals for student success.  Departments in Student Affairs include:

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Career Services
  • Center for Multicultural Education
  • Dean of Students
  • Health and Recreation Services
  • Residence
  • Student Life & Event Services
  • Student Success & Retention

In partnership,  

Paula Knudson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs


 

Diversity Matters Award winners presented at Annual Town Hall Meeting

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Five members of the UNI community were recently honored as recipients of the Diversity Matters Award.  President Ben Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson presented the awards at the Annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity on February 1, 2012.  The award seeks to recognize exceptional contributions to the achievement of the university’s diversity-related goals.  Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the President’s Diversity Council, chaired by Vice President Terry Hogan.

 

Student volunteer crews save local agencies $8000 in a single day of service

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

More than 185 UNI students volunteered Monday, January 16, as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Student participation has doubled each year since 2010.  Volunteer crews helped at Country View Nursing Home, Grout Museum, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Hospitality House, Catholic worker House, Stork’s Nest, Angel House and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE).

Accomplishments included:

UNI spring MAP-Works contributes to new student success

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Between January 31 and February 21, 2012, new freshmen at UNI are strongly urged to increase their chances of social and academic success by taking the 15-minute MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) spring survey. Ninety-two percent of UNI freshmen took the Fall 2012 survey. Immediately after taking the spring survey each student receives an individualized, confidential report that includes valuable feedback, recommendations and information related to succeeding in college.

Redeker scheduled to expand

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

With the addition of Panther Village, the Department of Residence is also expecting an increased need for more seating and service at Redecker Center.  To accommodate this need, the Redecker Expansion Project is set to begin at the end of the spring semester.  The project has two phases.  The first phase would expand Biscotti's convenience store and add approximately 75 seats in the Piazza.  Phase I is expected to begin in the spring and be completed by January of 2013.

 

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