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President Nook welcomes students Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa and congratulations on your acceptance to UNI. We are excited that you will be joining the Panther family this year. UNI is committed to helping each student reach their educational, professional and personal life goals. Faculty and staff know that to be successful in your life after UNI, it is important that you learn to set high goals for yourself and then develop a plan for reaching those goals. We will set high expectations for your education and surround you with people to help you reach those expectations so that you will be able to reach your professional and personal life goals. As you work to meet these expectations and reach these goals, you will be supported by faculty, staff and your fellow UNI students. This process of setting and reaching your educational, professional and personal life goals begins at new student orientation. You will meet students, faculty and staff mem-
bers who will help you begin to understand what it takes to be successful at the University of Northern Iowa. You will also meet some of the people who will support you in educational, professional and personal development. New student orientation is all about helping you learn to be successful at UNI. You will learn about our academic programs, how to register for classes, where to find academic and social services on campus, about opportunities to get involved in your residence halls and numerous student organizations, as well as about the coolest places to just hang out (my favorite is the Purple and Gold Adirondack chairs near the Campanile). As a student success-focused university, UNI faculty and staff members put the long-term success of our students first. Faculty bring their experiences and expertise to the classroom and supplement their courses with knowledge gained through intensive research and discovery, as well
as service and engagement. You will have opportunities to engage directly with faculty in their research, scholarship, creative work and professional activities. Staff bring their experiences and expertise to the residence halls, Academic Learning Center, academic advising, the Center for Multicultural Education, Wellness and Recreation and many more student support services. These experiences with faculty and staff members help you develop the professional skills and abilities to be professionally successful immediately after graduation, and it all starts with new student orientation. Be prepared to meet new people and make new friends at orientation; it is your chance to show everyone that you are Panther Proud! We look forward to meeting you this summer! Panther Proud, — Mark A. Nook, UNI President
President Mark Nook pens a welcome letter to new students, urging them to set high goals for themselves, both inside and outside the classroom.
Welcome from NISG president & vice president Dear Panthers,
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Iowa. We applaud you for making the decision to see what our campus has to offer you. We hope that after your orientation today, you will witness some of the great oppor-
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tunities that await you in a few short months. Here is a little bit about us. I (Drew Stensland) am a rising senior, double majoring in political science and public administration. I have been involved in many organizations on campus, such as the Student Life Team and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, as well as serving in multiple roles within NISG. I grew up in Cedar Falls and enjoy going to UNI sporting events whenever I can. I (Kristen Ahart) am a rising senior, double majoring in English education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I am involved in a variety of organizations on campus, such as Connecting Alumni To Students (CATS), UNITUBA and being a Resident Assistant (RA) and Peer Mentor. I have also served in a variety of roles within NISG. I grew up in Denison, Iowa and enjoy reading my favorite books and walking my dog, April. Our main objective as your President and Vice President is to provide you with the best experience possible from the time you step foot on this campus to the time you walk across the stage at graduation. We consistently work to
Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) President Drew Stensland and Vice President Kristen Ahart welcome new students to campus.
support all student endeavors from lobbying at the state capitol to funding student organization events. The entirety of NISG’s role is to report directly to students while also hearing ideas and concerns so we can address them accordingly. NISG is divided into three branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The Executive Branch is composed of seven positions that include us as President and Vice President. The other five positions are Director of Finance, Director of Government Relations, Director of Diversity, Director of Public Relations and Chief of Staff. All members of this branch
work with university administrators to help determine and complete long-term initiatives that will benefit Panthers for years to come. This branch also works directly with all 260-plus student organizations to provide them with the tools they need to give their members the best experience possible. The Legislative Branch consists of 21 Senate seats, with a certain number of seats representing each college. Each senator is constitutionally required to meet with students in their college periodically to share any concerns they may have throughout the school year. See NISG, page 4
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Welcome from the Dean of CHAS On behalf of the faculty, staff and returning students of the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS), welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! We are excited that you are joining our campus and community. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in achieving your educational, professional and personal goals. Think, Create, Discover — CHAS students are actively engaged in experiential learning! Our students conduct scientific research, write poetry, create works of art, perform in plays and music ensembles and are award-winning leaders in campus-wide student organizations. This year, students presented research at state conferences in Iowa, the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, performed and presented research in Brazil and Japan. CHAS undergradu-
ates received international awards for research and performed valuable service to the Cedar Valley. CHAS is host to a broad range of academic interests. Students in CHAS can choose from majors in the departments of Art, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, Philosophy and World Re l i g i o n s, P hy s i c s, Technology, Theatre and the School of Music. Available minors include Ethics, Professional Writing, Women’s & Gender Studies and Statistics. You also will find outstanding faculty committed to student success. CHAS faculty regularly receive national recognition for their teaching, community service, research, scholarship and creative activity. In the past year alone,
for example, CHAS faculty received prestigious awards for service, teaching and research from the American Forensics Association and from the Iowa Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Please take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you at UNI, both inside and outside the classroom. And, most importantly, welcome to UNI!
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Dean of CSBS urges students to explore UNI On behalf of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS), I want to welcome you to the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Our faculty and students focus on studying and solving real-world problems, from integrating immigrants in Iowa and the causes of war in Africa to effective crime prevention strategies and how natural disasters impact communities. We have programs that address family relations and the psychology of person-
ality, pre-law, the role of gender and race in society, globalization and the history and politics of every region in the world. With most people changing careers several times over the course of their lives, we provide students with the skills to succeed and adapt to changing markets, not just for a job. Our students learn from faculty using innovative teaching techniques and classrooms equipped with the latest technology. CSBS is committed to providing student experiences such as internships, field experiences, faculty-student research opportunities and international study abroad programs that enhance the value of a UNI education and prepare students to succeed in a global society and economy.
See CSBS, page 5
Sincerely, — John Fritch, Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Science
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The Speaker of the Senate leads every Senate meeting on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. All branches are invited to attend and to make progress reports on any activities or projects they may be working on. The Judicial Branch contains nine Supreme Court Justices that hold their seats throughout their college career. This group of individuals review all amendments and ensure that no violations of the Constitution or By-Laws have been made. They also lead the Election Commission and propose any changes that need to be made to the election rules after the campaigning period has passed. You’ll probably see many NISG members actively involved all over campus while you attend UNI. You might be in a student organization with them, sit by them in your class or even live right down the hall from them. But the thing that makes NISG great is not the Senators and Upper Cabinet officials; it’s the privilege of being able to work alongside prominent campus leaders who also want to make a difference. UNI has a close-knit com-
munity that offers a multitude of opportunities for students to excel and perform far beyond their expectations. Our pursuit to provide a life-changing experience is only possible by working side-by-side with the students. This combined effort is what puts NISG above any university student government. As you undergo your orientation today, please be sure to check out all of the student organizations and find the ones you might be interested in getting involved with. You will quickly come to find that UNI is not just a “suitcase college” where you come in, get your degree and leave. There are ample amounts of opportunities to get involved and positively impact this campus. At the same time, if you have any questions about NISG and what we do, please come stop by our table and talk with us! Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! We look forward to seeing you in the fall! — Drew Stensland, Student Body President — Kristen Ahart, Student Body Vice President
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Dean of College of Education greets new UNI students Welcome freshmen students! I’m excited you have joined the UNI community. As dean of the College of Education, I’m glad to serve with a dynamic group of faculty and staff. Our faculty are committed to student learning in the classroom and beyond. They also are engaged with scholarly and practice-oriented research with a focus on the application of theory to the real-world. What you will experience
is that faculty strive to graduate students who are interested in what an education enables them to be and not just what it prepares them to do. Our staff are also committed to providing consistent, high-quality and appropriate academic advising, mentoring, nurturing and coaching to ensure your academic and personal success. Further, the range of services available at the university are there to help you be successful. We will do all that we can to ensure that you are successful — but you must do your part as well. During your academic studies, you may have the opportunity to take classes in the newly renovated Schindler Education Center, which is designed with new technologies to improve teaching and learning, including a one-stop shop GAETANE JEAN-MARIE/Courtesy Photo for student ser-
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vices for teacher education majors (i.e. Advising Office, Teacher Education Office & Department of Teaching for field experience and student teaching). In the College of Education, our undergraduate and graduate students are prepared for careers that range from elementary, middle-level and special education teachers to school psychologists, educational leaders, environmental health specialists, athletic trainers, nonprofit professionals, early childhood education providers, college faculty members, health education specialists, physical education teachers and beyond. I hope you’ll explore our website to learn more about the College of Education — the departments and their programs, as well as our faculty and staff. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and wish you a wonderful start to your college experience at UNI! — Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Dean of the College of Education
Welcome to UNI! You have chosen a great institution — one that has earned numerous accolades across the entire university. At the College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) we are proud to hold AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation — an honor achieved by only five percent of business schools worldwide. This accreditation is a symbol of our dedication to your success. Our faculty delivers a topnotch education that includes professional development inside and outside the classroom. UNIBusiness students have been known to participate in over 31,000 client project hours for over 100 different national and international companies! This hands-on, realworld learning experience, combined with our unique Professional Readiness Program®, will arm you with the confidence, assertiveness and professionalism
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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences teaches heavily in the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) because we are committed to the idea of a quality undergraduate education as the key to a lifetime of learning, whatever careers students pursue. At the same time, our faculty members engage in world-class research, receiving funding from government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Justice and the Fulbright Commission, among others. We invite you to explore the people and programs of CSBS! — Brenda Bass, Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Welcome from the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! We are excited you have chosen UNI as your new home away from home. This is a phenomenal campus with awesome students, faculty and staff. We want to help you make the most of your experience at UNI both in and out of the classroom. Our close-knit community will give you the opportunity to get to know your peers, your faculty and staff both as individuals and as a part of the Panther family. Now is the time for you to start making the most of your UNI experience. What do you want to accomplish during your time as a UNI student? New opportunities await you around every corner; you just have to decide which ones to pick. Will you run for a position in an organization? Rock climb in the WRC? Do research with a faculty member? Volunteer your
time with friends by dancing your way through Dance Marathon? Start a new organization? Apply to be an RA or a Peer Mentor? Join a fraternity or a sorority? The opportunities in this new adventure are endless, but if you cannot figure out where to get started, let us know and we will help you get there. UNI is the place for you to make your mark, and we cannot wait to see what you are going to do. College is a unique adventure that will look different for everyone. New friends and new experiences await you. We want to help you make the most of those new experiences so that, as a part of the Panther family, if you hit a bump in your adventure, we are here to help. Know a listening ear and support is always available to you. As our paths connect on campus, do not hesitate to stop us and introduce yourself. Friendly faces and
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come visitors and students to stop by, send an email or give us a phone call. Welcome to the Panther Family!
— Paula Knudson, Vice President for Student Affairs — Allyson Rafanello, Dean of Students
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Rod Library offers new, unique resources to campus community NICOLE BAXTER Staff Writer
From the great collection of books to the grilled cheese sandwiches, UNI’s Rod Library provides students with the tools for success. With over 1.2 million volumes, private study rooms, 3D printing and research assistance, students looking for resources and support can turn to the library. Open daily during the academic school year, Rod Library is not only a place where students can go to study and check out books, but also somewhere they can seek guidance for personalized scholarly aid. With a staff specializing in everything from digital media, cataloging and archiving, those in need of assistance can find it at the library, or online through their website.
I would say the research librarians are one of the most underutilized services at the library. Tia Chafa
Senior Spanish major
Providing users with orga nized databases, research consultation and a chat system to ask questions, Rod Library’s website allows students to utilize library resources anywhere. Additionally, the library gives students the option to check out supplies and materials they may be in need of. “The library has things students might not think we have, such as laptops, video cameras and lighting kits [...], and a green screen video recording room,” said Chris Cox, dean of library services. “Students can also check out items like phone chargers, umbrellas and now bikes!” Molly Daugherty, senior finance and real estate major, discussed the student resources offered at the library. “I love going to the library to study because it is comprised of so many resources that I might need on a daily basis or on those rare occasions,” Daugherty said. Beyond the traditional library resources, Cox said students can find unique materials for research in the Special Collections and
University Archives and Museum. Committed to encouraging student scholarship on campus, the library offers one-on-one assistance for every field of study at UNI, according to Cox. “Each major on campus has an assigned liaison librarian who knows your professors and the subject matter, providing you with individualized expert assistance,” Cox said. According to Tia Chafa, a senior Spanish major who works as a student desk assistant at Rod Library, the research assistance services are not commonly used by many students. “I would say the research librarians are one of the most underutilized services at the library,” Chafa said. “They can help with any question, and if they can’t answer it right away, they won’t stop looking until they find an answer.” Chafa continued, saying, “They love to get to know students and work with them on a personal level, but I don’t think many students realize how much they are able to help.” Apart from the academic resources available to students regarding their scholastic work, the Rod Library can be a place for students to relax and socialize, as well. Hosting annual events that invite students and community members to join in on a good time, the library sometimes acts as a social hub. “Each year, we welcome new students with a Bash in the Stacks including food and fun activities,” Cox said. “Rod Library is also well known for Rod Con, a free, local Comic Con which brings in over 3,500 guests, speakers and vendors to UNI each year to celebrate comics and graphic novels.” Throughout the year, the
library can serve many purposes for students, ranging from a study spot to a hangout area. Whenever students find themselves in need of support, supplies or sustenance, the library provides. “You can grab a coffee at Book Bistro, use a computer, get research and technology assistance and print, all in one location,” Cox said. As the library motto goes, UNI students have the ability to “Discover, connect and succeed” at Rod.
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GBPAC brings the entertainment SKYLER SCHRUM Staff Writer
Its sweeping facade of glass, brick and steel is one of the first things visitors to the University of Northern Iowa see as they enter the university proper. The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) plays host to several events throughout the year, serving students, faculty, staff and the community alike. The GBPAC, at the time of its opening in 2000, was the first major performance center in Iowa that had been opened since 1980. The GBPAC is a 100,000 squarefoot building which has three state-of-the-art concert halls — the Great Hall, Davis Hall and Jebe Hall — according to the GBPAC website. According to the GBPAC website, the Great Hall was built to hold up to 1,680 people and was designed to mirror European opera houses. Davis Hall is a rehearsal hall by day and a concert space at night. Davis Hall was designed with retractable seating based on whether space was being used as a rehearsal hall or concert hall.
Jebe Hall serves as a resource for the UNI organ program and chamber concerts. The GBPAC also has the opportunity to host a variety of incredible shows. Upcoming events include Air Supply, Kansas, Giggle Giggle Quack, Letters Home, Arcattack – Engineering, The Rainbow Fish, Charlotte’s Web and Diary of a Worm. The GBPAC not only strives to provide an experience with the shows and events that they hold, but also to provide the best possible experience for every individual who comes to see shows in the GBPAC. This is one of the central goals for Kelli McCarthy, the special events coordinator at the GBPAC. “We like to make sure that our patron’s experience is good from the minute they walk in until the minute they leave,” McCarthy said. “If we have a concert going on in the hall, we might try to do something outside, such as a beer garden or some kind of event in the lobby that actually pertains to the same thing — so that people can start experiencing the show before they actually go in.” Leia Lensing is current-
ly a graduate student here at UNI who works at the Gallagher Bluedorn as a backstage student supervisor. Lensing majored in music education as an undergraduate and is currently majoring in vocal performance as a graduate student. As the supervisor, she oversees stuDYLAN PADY/Northern Iowan dents who are The GBPAC is one of the first buildings visitors see upon arrival to UNI, hosting events from working back- dance troupes to charity galas. stage at events on campus. The students are always work together and get Deppe said. charged with making sure the job done as best, cleanly Deppe was also intrigued that these events run smooth- and efficiently as possible.” by the emotional impact the ly, including everything from Alec Deppe is a sopho- musical had on him. music tours to UNI Up Close. more deciding major who had “My favorite part of the “The biggest thing that I attended the show RENT, show was the emotions that can always say is the people which was shown at the the show was able to capthat I work with are the best; Gallagher Bluedorn this past ture,” Deppe said. “For me, they make the work not seem season. it was those emotions within like work,” Lensing said. “I’ve “The show was about peo- the play that were able to developed a lot of friend- ple who were just out of col- keep my interest though the ships here over the six years lege and were trying to make entire show.” that I’ve worked here. So, just it in the music business, and For event dates and times, the people that are here are they couldn’t pay rent. The visit the GBPAC website. such a wonderful community entire show was about how UNI students receive two of workers backstage that they were going to pay rent,” free tickets per semester.
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Students find more than just money in on-campus jobs ANNA FLANDERS
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When first coming to campus, looking for a job is usually a big concern for students. A common place to look for jobs is the UNI Job Board, which can be found on MyUniverse under the “Work at UNI” tab. As soon as students register for classes, they have an account on the job board. If they aren’t yet enrolled, they can log in as a guest instead. Other popular ways to find job openings include word of mouth or at the campus offices themselves. Another good place to start is Career Services in Gilchrist, which runs UNI’s job board. Some places that might have job openings but are often overlooked include Physical Plant and the Metal Casting Center at the Industrail Tech Center (ITC). Some incoming freshmen might be hesitant to get involved right away but getting a job as a student can expand your social network and teach you time management.
It’s important to set aside time that is just for you — not even for studying. Sierra Depping
Junior Spanish/TESOL major
“If you’re not used to balancing work [...] then maybe take a semester [off from work],” said Sierra Depping, a junior Spanish/TESOL major. “I didn’t work my first semester as a freshman, and then I started. I actually started at Rialto. I worked at Rialto for a semester and then I transferred to the Union, because it was just a better location for me.” Getting a job right away as a freshman can have its benefits, as there are typically more job openings in the fall. “If you get more involved and you have more time commitments — whether it be a job, or an organization — you are more likely to manage your time better,” said Alexis Scharfenkamp, media coordinator and project manager. “If you’re gonna write a paper, if you know you have work the next day, you
might be more motivated to just get it done, whereas if you don’t ever have anything going on, it’s easy to just push stuff off. “So, I’d say know the healthy balance, because also on the opposite side of that, there’s people that do a million things and don’t have any time for anything. I just say especially at first don’t be afraid to get involved.” Some students hold more than one on-campus job. Depping works as a student lead at Chats and as a student peer advisor for Study Abroad. Between the two jobs, she averages 18 hours a week. “I like working at Chats and in the Union, because I get to see people,” Depping said. “The people I work with are super friendly and talkative, and that’s a really cool environment of getting to hang out with your friends basically while you’re working. But then I like working in Gilchrist, because it’s a little more in what I want to do with my life. It’s a little more focused on my actual career path that I want to go towards.” One of the big benefits of student employment is that it expands your social circle. Abby Hill, a sophomore majoring in art education, works at Rialto and describes her coworkers as family. “Students who work on campus have higher GPAs than those that don’t,” said Katie Ledtje, a Clerk III in Career Services. “They may not make as much money, but working on campus, you get more flexible schedules,” Ledtje said. “So, if you have a big test coming up, and you can’t work, a lot of offices are really forgiving about that, whereas if you worked at a restaurant or a retail place, you may not get those flexible schedules.” Students can work as few as four or as many as 20 hours a week. Often times,
these are in smaller shifts spread across a larger number of days. Another benefit of working on campus is not having to worry about transportation. There can be times when working, going to classes, studying for tests, finishing homework and maintaining a social life can be overwhelming. “It’s going to get hard at times. You’re going to be very stressed out,” Hill said. “I would just say if something goes wrong, you
should just keep moving on and realize that those things are gonna happen. You just gotta be like, ‘Okay, this is what’s happening, and I’m just gonna move on with my life.’” “It’s important to just set aside specific time that is for you — not even for studying, just for doing something that you enjoy to do,” Depping said. “I’m not saying it should be every night for three hours. But you have to find a time where you can sit down and do something that
makes you happy that isn’t school work, that isn’t work, because if you don’t have that thing to look toward to, it can become really overwhelming.” According to Ledtje, one of the biggest mistakes incoming students make is forgetting to bring the correct identification documents. These might include a driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate and/or a passport. Career Services cannot accept copies of those documents.
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Campaniling: dodge bricks with a kiss GABRIELLE LEITNER/Northern iowan
SHELBY WELSCH Staff Writer
“Campaniling” has been a UNI tradition since the Campanile, otherwise known as
the big bell tower in the middle of campus, was constructed back in 1926. This tall, brick centerpiece of UNI was built when UNI was still known as the Iowa State
Teacher’s College from 1909 to 1961. According to the UNI website, the tradition claimed its fame years ago when young men would call random numbers in the female dorms and request to meet under the Campanile at night for a secret rendezvous. When the time came to meet up, the men would hide in the bushes by the Campanile and wait for their secret “date” to appear so they could scope out their prospect. If the woman was to the man’s standards, he would pop out of the bushes and introduce himself. If the young lady’s looks weren’t up to par, he would turn around and go home, leaving the poor damsel alone at the Campanile. Times have definitely changed since 1926, and this tradition has evolved into a fun and innocent way to get a midnight kiss under the Campanile on Homecoming night. There is an ancient UNI tale that if you don’t kiss anybody under the Campanile during Homecoming at least once during your college career, a brick will fall from the campanile and hit you on the head before you graduate. So every year, hundreds of students huddle around the Campanile on Homecoming night either
waiting for a special somebody to meet up with, or simply in hopes of kissing a stranger. A male UNI student, whose identity chose to remain anonymous, once approached a girl under the Campanile 15 minutes before midnight, requesting that since they were both there alone, they should just go ahead and kiss to avoid that dreaded brick falling on their heads. “I told her it was for public safety that we kiss,” the student shared with a laugh. “Sadly, she told me that she was waiting for her boyfriend.” However, that didn’t stop him. He proceeded to make a deal with the girl. “I told her that if her boyfriend didn’t show up by 11:59, I would fill in as her boyfriend for the night and be her Homecoming kiss,” he continued. “And she agreed!” So, at 11:59, sure enough, the young lady’s boyfriend did not show up to retrieve his kiss, so the student swooped in, and lo and behold, no bricks fell that night. “And we’ve been dating ever since,” he said with a smile. Some Campaniling experiences, however, do not have such a happy ending. Junior communications
major Maddie Baetsle warned students not to turn around if somebody calls your name. “He might grab you by the face and make out with you using too much tongue,” Baetsle shared. “It was bad.” Although sharing a Campanile kiss is an exciting and memorable experience that many UNI students decide to partake in, senior communications major Veda Largent stressed that you should not feel pressured into kissing somebody if you don’t want to. In fact, many students choose not to participate in the event at all, and they’ve graduated with very few abrasions from random bricks falling from the sky. “It’s okay to tell somebody no if you don’t want to kiss them,” Largent said. If you’re not in the mood for a kiss, sophomore communications major Hannah Oakie shared that you could also opt for the equally fun “creep-aniling,” where you stand in the background and watch everybody scramble to find their kisses. “My freshman year, I just stood and watched everybody make out,” Oakie said. “It was actually very fun and gave me a sense of fulfillment.”
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Top scenic ‘pics’ on university campus GABRIELLE LEITNER Art Director
Hello all, and welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! College is one of the most exciting and memorable times of our lives, and what better way to document your time as a Panther than taking photos? Campus has no shortage of great places to take photos, as the university expresses its beauty year-round. As art director of the Northern Iowan, my job is to document the happenings around the school through photography. While there are too many great places around campus to name, here are my top pics (Get it? Pics?) for the best places to take pictures at UNI: 1. The Campanile As the center of UNI’s campus, the Campanile is one of the university’s most recognizable icons. The Campanile is photogenic from nearly every angle. From Campaniling during Homecoming to hearing the carillon playing at the top of the brick beauty, lots of events occur revolving around the centerpiece, making it a great piece to incorporate in your photos. 2. The large UNI Sign The large UNI sign gives you two great university staples in one memorable photo,
as the Campanile towers over the background. This area is great for photos in all seasons. 3. UNI entrance What better way to celebrate the beginning of your college years than taking a photo at the UNI entrance! This spot is especially scenic during autumn when the leaves start to turn colors and fall. I like it because of the arch and the brick sidewalk. 4. Maucker Union fountain The Maucker Union fountain is one of my favorite sculptures on campus because it is so colorful and ties together all of the surrounding buildings. Photos are especially nice at the beginning of the fall semester and end of the spring semester when the fountain is full. 5. Second floor of Maucker Union This is my hidden gem of places to take photos, especially if you are looking to get a headshot taken. The main hallway by Student Life has a lot of big windows that let in a lot of natural light, making it a great place to take photos. Honorable mentions: • Panther statue outside of McLeod Center: The Panther statue greets
UNI Athletics patrons as they enter the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center. This spot is great for a game day photo! • Photos with TC and TK: The lovable feline sibling duo can be found at so many events, and I can speak from experience when I say they love their photos taken! • The staircase in Schindler: The big staircase in the Schindler Education Center is another great place for portraits, especially for an education major. In my experience at UNI, I am so glad I have photos to remember all the great times that I’ve had so far in my college career. I know that, further down the road, I will appreciate
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WELCOME TO PANTHER NATION
The UNI Panthers are excited to welcome you to another great year of sports action. In the 2017-2018 school year, the Purple and Gold set new standards, engaged the competition and brought fans to their feet in excitement. This year, they look to go beyond that and deliver more fantastic performances that will live in the minds of Panther fans for years to come. So whether you’re going to a football game in the UNI-Dome, a basketball game in the McLeod Center, a swim meet in the Wellness-Recreation Center, a soccer match in Waterloo or any sporting event, be sure to rep your purple and gold attire and cheer our school on to victory. GO PANTHERS!
PANTHER SPORTS - A YEAR IN REVIEW JOEL WAUTERS
The 2017-2018 sports season at the University of Northern Iowa kicked off with a bang. After a rough 2-3 start, the football team, led by quarterback Eli Dunne, running back Marcus Weymiller and wide receiver Daurice Fountain, rallied to end the season 7-4 and clinch an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs. In the first round, UNI hosted routed the Monmouth Eagles 46-7 in the confines of the UNI-Dome. The volleyball team, led by head coach Bobbi Petersen, went 14-3 in conference play and finished second at the conference tournament to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis, where they swept the Louisville Cardinals in the first round of play. The women’s soccer season was one for the ages. The Purple and Gold won a team record 14 games and finished a conference tournament runners-up. In cross country, six Panthers finished in the top 25 on the women’s side, while seven finished in the top 50 for the men at the conference cross country championships. As the weather turned
cold and games moved inside, the competition only intensified. The men’s basketball team, under the leadership of 12th year head coach Ben Jacobson, UNI started the early portion of the schedule off strong going 8-2, which featured a run to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament championship game, where the Panthers fought but ultimately lost a tight game to eventual national champion Villanova. The Panthers rallied hard to the end of the regular season to finish 15-15 and clinch the ninth seed in the conference tournament. UNI managed to win a first round game against the Evansville Aces, but then fell to the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, a team that would make a cinderella run to the Final Four. In women’s basketball, the Panthers put together another stellar season. Facing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation, the Panthers recorded major wins over Iowa State, WisconsinParkside, and Kansas State. A strong performance in conference play gave the Purple and Gold the third seed in the MVC Tournament in Moline, Illinois. After handling Illinois State, and upsetting second seeded Missouri State, UNI earned a trip to their third straight
UNI FIGHT SONG Hail our Panthers, we are ever loyal showing strength and unity (Go Cats!). As we rise, we firmly stand behind you, urge you on to victory. Rah! Rah! Rah! As you lead us on to fame and honor, Fight! Fight! Fight! Will be our cry. So, give us a yell, Ho! The purple and the gold, Victory for UNI!
MVC Tournament championship game. In a hard fought game, the Panthers fell short as in-state rival Drake won back-to-back tournament titles. Still, the Panthers earned a bid to play and host a game in the WNIT Tournament against the University of Milwaukee. In their first season as an associate member of the Big 12 Conference, the UNI wrestling team brought the pressure. Notable moments included a wild 17-16 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels at home, a 3-1 dual record at the Virginia Duals with wins over Kent State, Chattanooga and Oklahoma, and a thrashing of Iowa State 31-7 on the mats of the West Gym. UNI crowned two conference champions at the Big 12 Championships in Tulsa and finished second as a team. The Purple and Gold also sent six wrestlers to the national championships in Cleveland with Jacob Holschlag taking fifth at 197 pounds and earning All-American honors. Under new head coach Nick Lakin, the UNI women’s swimming and diving team continued to make its mark on the competition in the Missouri Valley Conference. Behind wins against Sioux Falls, Nebraska-Omaha and South Dakota State, the Panthers finished third at the MVC Championship in Iowa City. As the near endless winter turned to spring, the Panthers returned outdoors again to represent their school on the regional and national stage. On the oval and in the field, the UNI track and field teams had 16 Panthers honored with all-MVC honors in the indoor season. As the outdoor season began, the excellence continued. Victories at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City and the Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana have given UNI momentum as the outdoor season stretches in the early summer. On the diamond, the Panthers softball team got the chance to play many of their home games indoors in the UNI-Dome due to weather, the perfect venue for softball.
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Dealing with homesickness SOFIA LEGASPI
Associate Campus Life Editor
Coming to college is a massive adjustment for every incoming freshman. Once the chaos of move-in day has passed and parents have said their goodbyes, some students might feel the ache of homesickness begin to settle in. It’s more common than one might think, according to Kaycee Miller, junior graphic technologies major and a resident assistant (RA) in Hagemann Hall. “I got homesickness pretty frequently [as a freshman],” said Abigail Frommelt, a sophomore majoring in music education. “But I had a lot of friends here, both old and new. I made friends with my roommate pretty quickly and some of the other girls on my floor.” Homesickness doesn’t always set in right away. For Miller, the excitement of moving to a new place with so many people meant she didn’t feel homesick until her second semester. “I got involved with things right away, like the Salt Company and Grafx Club and
hall activities,” Miller said. May Ho, a senior social work major, said she rarely experiences homesickness. “My strategy is just to get involved with a lot of things. I think that’s really how I combat it,” Ho said. “Just to be involved in a lot of things and to make friends because your friends really make you forget that you miss home.” During her time at UNI, Ho has been involved with theater, the Veterans Association and IDT Dance Company. Students at UNI can explore over 250 student organizations, ranging from volunteerism and college ministries to the fine arts and major-related clubs. “[College] is what you make it,” Miller said. “No one can make friendships for you. If you stay in your room all the time or just go back home, you’re never going to meet people. So put yourself out there and get to know people.” Although UNI has been nicknamed a “suitcase college,” due to a percived tenedency of students to go home on weekends rather than stay on campus, Miller, Frommelt
and Ho each stressed the importance of staying on campus during the weekends instead of heading home. “Even if you live 45 minutes away, you’re at college for a reason,” Ho said. “Being at college and being away from home lets you grow as a person, and it makes you realize the moments that you have at home are more special than the times you come home every single day.” Staying on campus doesn’t mean that students should forget their roots entirely, however. “Don’t feel like you have to cut your family out in order to stop missing them,” Frommelt said. “Everyone gets homesick from time to time,” Miller said. “But it’s not bad. I think it’s good to be homesick because you need to stay in touch with your home. Don’t forget where you came from, but also know where you want to go.” When they are feeling low, students are always encouraged to reach out to others and utilize resources on campus. “It is very hard and I
struggle with homesickness all the time, even as a second-year student,” Frommelt said. “But it does get easier. And don’t be afraid to talk to your friends about it because they can be very beneficial.” Miller noted the free counseling available at the student health center, as well as RA’s who are always willing to be there for their residents. As an RA, Miller provides a listening ear — as well as many tissues and chocolate bars. “Try to make UNI as much of a TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE home as you can,” Homesickness is more common than most Miller said. The students think. more familiar with years, but these also can be campus a student becomes, some of the best years of the more like home it will feel. your life,” Miller said. “I know “When you come to col- for me, college has been the lege, it’s a different experience best few years of my life so than [your] hometown,” Ho far. There have been really said. “So just be open to the hard days, but I’ve learned a fact that your life is going to lot and I’m thankful that I got change.” out of my comfort zone and “It’s just lots of peaks and came to college and had new valleys during your college experiences.”
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Even though students cannot add more hours to the day, some students on UNI’s campus have figured out a way to crunch their daily routines together to make time. “When I wanted to relax but also study for my forensics class, I’d put on an episode of ‘Bones’ and try to name the bones or type of fracture or post-mortem interval before the show did,” said Jamie Crispin, senior anthropology and criminology double major. “It was the easiest way to kind of study, but also binge watch Netflix.” For students like Crispin, it is really important to be able to save as much time as possible. Crispin said her involvement in activities and clubs all over campus makes her feel passionate about finishing what she needs to do, while still leaving time for herself. On a less extreme scale than Crispin, Amela Osmic, senior economics and philosophy major, also finds it
saves time to do what she is required to do while watching Netflix. “I read a lot of my emails while I’m watching Netflix,” Osmic said. Another student with a similar time-crunching schedule as Crispin and Osmic is Elizabeth Martin, senior quantitative economics and political science double major. Martin does everything to save time in her busy schedule from common tricks, such as finishing her online courses as quickly as possible, doing homework in class or studying her notes while walking around campus. However, Martin also has some time saving ideas that are a little more abstract. “I use voice text on my phone to write papers while in the bathroom, whether in the shower or on the toilet,” Martin said. “I also eat in class and refuse to take classes with professors that will not let me eat. I even learned a new way to tie my shoes to save time!” See TIME-SAVING, page 15
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Parking tips for new UNI students NORTHERN IOWAN ARCHIVES
When it comes to parking, there are certain things incoming freshmen should know, such as ways to avoid tickets, which can only pile up more debt for them. The parking division in the Department of Public Safety have stressed the importance of freshmen getting a parking pass if they plan on bringing a car with them to school, as well as knowing how to avoid getting tickets. This information also applies to any sophomores and upperclassmen planning on bringing up a vehicle for the first time.
In order to obtain parking passes, people can go online or to 30 Gilchrist Hall. Unfortunately, there are not enough spots for everyone, so it’s important to obtain this pass early. For students living on campus, they can obtain C, CP (C preferred) and R lot passes. CP cannot be obtained by incoming freshmen, and R permits cannot be used for spots in C lots or CP lots between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m. Remember that these passes come at a cost. A C Lot parking pass costs $54.70 for the whole school year. For students living off campus or in the ROTH Complex, a
pass can be obtained to park in the B Lots. The lots are labeled to ensure there isn’t any confusion about which lots students can use. Visitor passes are obtained the same way as the student passes and are free. If a student does receive a ticket, it’s important to know how to pay it. A list of the penalties and fees can be found online, ranging from $5 to $75. That may not seem like a lot to some people, but it can add up very quickly. If the infractions are constant, especially with habitual violators, they could be charged double the original fee. Once the violator receives
the ticket, they have 10 days to do one of three things: pay the penalty (in Gilchrist or one of the ticket drop boxes in the lots outside of the WRC, Latham Field or the Gallagher Bluedorn), make an appointment to present an oral appeal to the appeals committee or file a written appeal online. Failure to pay during the allotted time frame results in additional penalties. The list of specific violations can be viewed online, but as long as people park in their lot, park in a legitimate spot and avoid driving in odd places, such as on the grass, tickets will not be issued.
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Even students with schedules that are not as crazy as others still find ways to save as much time in their lives as possible. “Last year, I would brush my teeth in the shower to shave off a couple of minutes,” said Katie Jerome, senior public relations major. Like Jerome, juniors Annie Palmer and Katie Alger have come up with simple time savers so they have more time in their day to do what they enjoy. “I listen to audiobooks instead of actually reading 90 percent of the time to save hours of my life,” Palmer said. Alger employs a similar method, saying, “I watch videos for my classes or listen to audio books while I work out.” Junior communication disorders major Kate Custis has found the most effective way for her to save time throughout her busy week is by meal planning. “I do a lot of meal prepping on the weekends or make crock pot meals to save time during the week so I just have to heat stuff up during the week instead of cooking,” Custis said Olivia Willoughby, junior biology major, mentioned her professor’s idea of how students can force themselves to study. “My math professor suggested to keep flash cards in the bathroom so you are forced to study them every day!” Willoughby said. “My classes are less memorization, but I thought it was genius.” Shortcuts also prove to be a common way for students to save time, especially those who live off campus. “I cut through Bartlett Hall and use the mobile printing thing!” said Carlotta Dooley, junior marketing and management major. Caroline Hunkele, junior elementary education major, also uses a shortcut to make it home. “I take the bus when I really don’t feel like walking,” Hunkele said. “I live pretty far, so walking takes up a huge chunk of my time.” “I think saving time is so important to me because I would rather be early and have as much time as possible to do my homework and stuff for classes without feeling rushed,” Jerome said. “When I finally do get free time, I try to prioritize my sleep or watch Netflix to relax.”
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CAB welcomes new students
Hello, incoming UNI students! You may be feeling a little intimidated about your first semester of college, especially if you don’t know anyone on campus. Well, student orgs are a great way to connect with people and get involved! What better way to make friends on campus than joining the
Campus Activities Board (CAB)? CAB is in charge of hosting a variety of events on campus, from concerts and comedians to monthly movie screenings. What events will take place this 2018-2019 school year? You can help decide when you join our group! Are you into movies?
Consider joining the CAB Film Committee! Help choose what gets shown in the Maucker Union Ballroom for #MauckerMovies. CAB has exclusive access to the newest movie releases and are always looking for ways to spice up the typical movie-goer’s experience by including tasty food and fun
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additional programming (like prize giveaways, trivia, photo booths, etc.) to go along with the films! Interested in spoken word poetry or comedians? What about concerts? CAB Live! is the combination of our former two committees, Speakers and Concerts, and it may be the perfect fit for you! Last year, CAB brought singers Jesse McCartney and Andy Grammer, and we have brought comedians Bo Burnham and Drew Lynch to campus in the past. Who should CAB bring this fall? Join the CAB Live! committee to give your opinions. Want to show off your Panther pride? Join the CAB Spirit Committee. At the beginning of the year, you can help this committee plan one of CAB’s biggest events: Homecoming! Then, help us wrap up the year with our big semester-end event, CABapalooza! Joining this committee will help you show everyone what big and exciting things come along with being a Panther. If you like event planning and are always willing to try out new and exciting
ideas, consider joining our CAB Variety Committee. In this committee, you can plan events that really can’t be placed in any other category but are still just as much fun! In the past, this has included things like murder mystery, laser tag, escape rooms and so much more, but the beauty of this committee is that anything is possible. Are you into social media or graphic design? Join CAB’s Publicity Committee to strengthen your skills in promotion! One of the greater challenges of event advertisement is working with deadlines. Become a well-rounded student while enjoying all the events CAB is putting on. This committee is perfect for anyone interested in communications and online graphics. Let’s make the 2018-2019 school year a great one. Join the Campus Activities Board! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and come to our first meetings at the beginning of the semester. We’re looking forward to seeing you on campus! — Amanda Jensen, CAB Publicity Executive
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Welcome from Managing Editor Welcome to UNI, incoming freshmen/transfer students/returning readers of the Northern Iowan! My name is Sierra, and I am the Managing Editor of our paper. I wanted to be one of the first people to extend you a warm welcome to what’s going to be the best four (or more, or less) years of your life! There is so much to do here, so I want to give you some tips on how to make your college experience great, as well as share with you some of the different things that our campus has to offer. One of the best things you can do to enhance your experience is join an organization. This does not necessarily have to be a fraternity or sorority like most people think of when they hear the word “organization” — although there are some wonderful ones here that are definitely worth checking out!
Next, I want to give you a few simple tips that will make your life so much easier. One of the biggest things I’ve learned from living on campus is that less is more. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re thinking about all of the stuff that you need to pack, which is probably every single thing you currently own and more. The reality is the more you have, the less space you have, and I guarantee you that you won’t use many of the things you bring. Stick to the essentials, and do NOT bring your entire closet. Another quick tip is to set up a budget and to actually stick to it. Getting a job, either on or off campus, will help a lot with this. Putting some money aside is very important so you can save for textbooks, rent and possible emergencies that you may encounter, and then you can use
Spiritual Leaders representing the following: My personal favorite organization on campus is the Panther Marching Band. I have been in this organization for two years, going on three, and it is my favorite part of being here at UNI. I have made so many friends, and this organization is the reason why I have come out of my shell, developed connections and made many, many memories! There are many other great organizations as well, a few examples being Black Student Union, Campus Activity Board, Dance Marathon and Film Appreciation Club. There’s around 250 registered organizations here, so there is definitely something up your alley! You can check out all of what UNI has to offer by searching “UNI organizations.” This is, in my opinion, the best and easiest way to make friends on campus, especially when you’re coming to a whole new world. It can be scary — trust me, I was in your shoes at one point! However, surrounding yourself with people who have the same interests as you really helps you build a social circle and helps you feel like you belong.
the rest of your money on fun activities and food! My general tip is to put half to three-fourths of your paycheck to savings and use the rest for other activities. Finally, one more quick tip is to have fun! As silly as this sounds, a lot of people get so caught up in their work that they forget to save some room for socializing and getting out. Find some friends and take a walk, go to a movie, play some games with people or even just sit somewhere and talk to someone. Socializing and taking a break from schoolwork is important for diminishing your stress levels and developing connections! It will do wonders for you. Of course, don’t let this take up ALL of your time…your main goal is to pass your classes and graduate, after all! To wrap up, something that I think is important for everyone to hear is that it is okay to reach out for help. If nobody else tells you this, I want you to know that it is totally okay to not be okay, but that it won’t be that way forever. See SIERRA, page 18
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Letter from the executive editor
Dear incoming freshman and transfer students, Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! I hope your transition into life at UNI will be a smooth and happy one. Campus may appear intimidating at first, but I assure you that in a few short weeks you’ll have it down like the back of your hand. Students here are extremely friendly and will be more than willing to point you in the right direction. Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t catch on to everything right away. Trust me; it takes time, and you’ll get it. Something I want to stress is the importance of putting yourself out there. When I first arrived at UNI for my freshman year, I had signed up to be a member of the
Panther Marching Band (PMB). I moved into my dorm room in Bender Hall a week early for band camp and was immediately met by a family of 400 other students who embraced and accepted me. Joining PMB was a decision that helped shape the rest of my college career that I am so glad I made. Many of the people I met in marching band are still my friends four years later. What you join when you first arrive on campus can sometimes set the ball rolling for your whole experience. Go to student organization meetings and the student organization fair and find ones that appeal to you. Try new things that you might have never tried before. Go to art, music, theater and sporting events. Use your two free Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) event tickets each semester. Explore the greenhouse and the many buildings on campus. Learn about all of the opportunities that are available
to you. College is a time of trial and error. Having as many new experiences as you can on the road to figuring out who are you are and who you are going to be is essential to the collegiate journey. A beautiful thing about college is the variety of people you’ll meet. There will be so many different people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. There will be many people with viewpoints different from yours that you haven’t even considered yet. Listen to them and consider what they have to say. College is about expanding and challenging your preexisting beliefs and figuring out what you truly believe and stand for. Another thing I recommend is to not immediately run home at the first sign of homesickness. Stay on campus for a while after you arrive. Homesickness is a natural response to moving away from home and being on your own, but it’s important to immerse yourself in campus culture and let yourself feel that. Weekends are when you will meet people and have some of your most fun experiences.
When I was first applying to colleges, I thought I was going to be a dietitian, a dental hygienist or something else in the sciences. Now I study political science, journalism and gender studies. Where I thought I was going to be is entirely different from where I am now. Let new experiences wash over you and be open to change. It is good and healthy and is a part of self-discovery. My involvement at the Northern Iowan has largely helped form my future career goals. When I started as a writer five semesters ago, I would have never dreamed I would become the executive editor. Time passes and things fall into place, and you find yourself in places that you wouldn’t have expected. The growth you have accomplished as a person becomes highlighted as you move forward in your time here. It’s a really beautiful thing. This place has become very special to me. If you have a passion for storytelling, are interested in a journalism career, consider yourself a news junkie or just want to help deliver news to
the people of UNI, email me at email@example.com. We are looking for more writers and photographers for the fall and would love to have you!
— Sydney Hauer, Executive Editor
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If you are feeling stressed, depressed or other bad feelings, take some time to take care of yourself and get the help you need. This ranges from academic tutoring to mental health and everything in between. You are never alone, and you need to put yourself above everything. If you can’t think of anyone else to reach out to, you can contact me at any time and I will be able to point you in the right direction! We’re all in this together! Thanks again for picking UNI as your new home! We are all so glad that you are here, and I hope that this experience is as magical for you as it is for me. Have fun, stay cool and go cats! —Sierra Steen, Managing Editor
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