The University of Northern Iowa community is beginning the selection process for our "common read" for the 2014-2015 academic year. This book will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone class, provide inspiration for a Strayer Wood Theatre production, and bring together the campus and municipal communities in discussion around critical issues.
In the spring of 2013, Rod Library conducted the LibQUAL+ survey, better known as "You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!" We asked the campus community to tell us how well we are doing as a library, what we could improve upon, and to give us insight into what the UNI campus community expects from Rod Library. We are happy to share the results with all of you. You can find a summary report, a full report, and a spreadsheet of the comments we received at https://www.library.uni.edu/assessment/survey-results
The deadline to turn in registration forms for the Library Hunger Games event has been extended. Participants and volunteers now have until Wednesday, September 18th to turn their forms in.
People can sign up as individuals or in teams (maximum of 4 people on a team). It's a great opportunity for people to get to know our library space, some of our library staff, have fun, and meet new people.
Forms and more information can be found at www.tinyurl.com/CVHG3. Come join us for fun, games, free food and prizes!!!! If you are on the fence about volunteering, there's still time to volunteer as we need people the night of the games from 4:30-9 pm.
Are you looking for tutoring or feedback in some of your courses? Visit the A-Team on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., in Rod Library, starting Sept. 8. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, writing, Spanish, and college reading and study strategies for humanities, business, and all your other courses.
Have you ever wondered what good 'ole mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa looked like as a student here at UNI? Well now you can find this and many more interesting historical facts and pictures at our newly-completed UNI Yearbook digital collection! Starting with the 1905 Normal Eyte to the 1997 Old Gold you can see many unique pictures of life on campus. You might just be able to surprise your parents or grandparents with some interesting or "entertaining" college photos, so check it out!!
Today Porter and Porter Construction and their sub-contractors will begin renovating rooms 378, 379, 380 and 381 on the third floor of the Library. At the end of the project the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning/Liberal Arts Core offices will be located in these spaces. Look for more information on CETL/LAC in the next few weeks.
They will be painting the rooms, installing new ceiling tile, adding electrical and data connections, and installing a service point just outside the offices. We are very excited to have the CETL/LAC offices and staff in the Library soon!
Join Cornerstone students in reading this year's common read book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan.
In 2009 Tracie McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters.
The book's author, Tracie McMillan, is scheduled to visit UNI on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7pm in Lang Hall Auditorium.
A Strayer-Wood Theatre production, American Way of Eating, based on the book of the same title by Tracie McMillan is scheduled for October 10-12, 16-19 at 7:30 pm and October 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm. The show is free to all UNI students. Non Cornerstone staff and faculty will need to purchase tickets at the Box Office or through UNItix.