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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


 

Success rate of UNI Vocational Rehabilitation office earns statewide recognition

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services works with individuals with disabilities who want to become employed. Receiving an education at UNI is one important factor in securing employment.

 

The Vocational Rehabilitation office at UNI is located in Gilchrist Hall with Career Services and Academic Advising.  More than 200 students access vocational rehabilition each year at the UNI office which is under the leadership of Chris Crews-Larsen.  The UNI office has the second highest success rate in helping students gain employment in the state for the past year.

 

Staff members honored with 2011 Regents Staff Excellence Awards (with photo)

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Congratulations to two Student Affairs staff members who recently received the Regents Staff Excellence Award.  The recipients are Phil Patton, University Registrar, and Cheri McDivitt, Food Service Supervisor at Fresh Beginnings.  The awards are presented annually to professional and scientific staff, and biennially to supervisory/confidential merit personnel who have demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to UNI during their careers. 

Wellness fair information is useful to campus community (with slide show)

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The autumn wellness fair is a collaborative effort between Wellness and Recreation Services and Human Resource Services. Numerous businesses and organizations from the campus and community showcase their pertinent health and wellness information for students, faculty and staff. 

 

The event includes useful information covering all of the areas of wellness including social, physical, environmental, career/intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. It was held at the WRC North Gym October 19.

Panther Peek visit days continue through November 18

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Prospective students and their families get more than a peek at Panther Peek visit days hosted by Admissions.  Nine events are scheduled through November 18.  The single-day visits include a campus tour, an optional financial aid session, introductions to majors and careers, and lunch on campus.  October 24 is dedicated to introducing the College of Business and October 31 is dedicated to introducing the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. 

 

Marian Wright Edelman gives audience context for plight of children in poverty

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The Center for Multicultural Education hosted Marian Wright Edelman, who is known as the "greatest child advocate in the world," October 14.  Her presentation included success stories that are having a positive impact on children in poverty. Edelman's visit is part of campus-wide initiative "Reaching for Higher Ground: Community after 9/11."

For more information on the Edelman presentation, link here.

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