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Affinity Groups

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce the formation of several Affinity Groups.  An Affinity Group is a group formed around a shared interest or common goal to which individuals formally or informally belong. An affinity group can last as long as the group is active or until a specific activity is done.  Keep an eye out for new Affinity Groups that you may be interested in joining on our web site:  If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please contact the person(s) listed for that group.  If you are interested in forming an Affinity Group, please complete the following survey:


For more information, feel free to contact Tim Klatt ( or Carol Fletcher (


Affinity Group:  New Professionals, faculty or staff in their profession from 1 - 5 years

Contacts:  Ashley Minishall and Britt Hudson

email: or

Phone number:  319-273-6849 or 319-273-2552


Description:  A great way to meet other new professionals at UNI in all areas of campus in a social atmosphere.  


Time Commitment:  Starting mid-July and meeting through fall semester or as long as there is interest.


Affinity Group:  Leadership Book Club


Contact:  Mike Weiglein

email (preferred method):

Phone Number:  319-273-2784


Description:  Mike Weiglein, Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker of the John Maxwell Team will lead a book discussion on leadership.   If interested contact Mike.  As a group, you will determine what leadership book you want to discuss and timeline that works best.


Time Commitment:  Proposing starting in October - December.  One day per week.


Affinity Group:  Working Mothers

Contacts:  Jenny Connolly


Phone number:  319-273-2281


Description:  Being a working mother definitely has its challenges and its rewards.  Find practical support, as well as inspiration, motivation and fun with other working mothers.


Time Commitment:  Starting fall semester as a bag lunch gathering and meeting through fall semester or as long as there is interest.