Forward Together Update—10/1/10

Personal connection in the era of COVID-19

Staying engaged is always important - especially during a pandemic that forces some degree of separation. Whether on campus or not, Panthers have access to a wealth of opportunities to connect and learn this semester while remaining safe and physically distanced.

Numerous groups on campus are working hard to support and engage students, faculty and staff. Free outdoor concerts, socially distanced cycling, a campus scavenger hunt, film screenings and even a short-movie competition are all happening at UNI in the coming weeks. Panthers also have opportunities to help - including by welcoming our international students or making their voice heard on the future of College Hill.

You can find these opportunities and more in the InsideUNI announcements page and through groups like the Campus Activities Board.

Remember, taking care of yourself during these times is about more than wearing your mask and keeping your hands clean - a connection with others helps your mental health, as well.

Connect with a New Friend
UNI’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) invites the university community to participate in the Family Friendship Program (FFP). This fall, many of our new and returning students were not able to come to the U.S. and UNI. We are looking for volunteer families who want to reach out to our new international students using Zoom, Skype or Facebook, several times per month. If you are interested, please complete the Family Friendship Form

"Psycho" Screening
Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock, the classic horror "Psycho" has made people afraid to take a shower for generations. Join the Film Appreciation Club in their kick-off screening for the Month-of-Horror celebration beginning Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. Find more information at the Film Appreciation Facebook site

FREE Outdoor Cycling Event
UNI Group Fitness is hosting a free outdoor cycling event Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m. outside near the Campanile lawn. Receive a free t-shirt and a great mask-free workout. Sign up on the UNI Recreation Services website

Imagine College Hill is looking for student feedback
Imagine College Hill is a long-range planning and zoning project that is looking to engage students in considering goals related to development/ redevelopment, walkability, sustainability and more. The City of Cedar Falls will be hosting a virtual meeting to specifically talk with students on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. The links to engage in the various opportunities will be posted at

Latinx Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt
The Center for Multicultural Education is hosting a scavenger hunt on Wednesday, October 14. Prizes will be gifted to the winners, including gift cards. More information can be found on the CME website or on their social media @uni_cme.

Tick Tock: Time to Shock
The Department of Communication and Media announces open submissions for “Tick Tock: Time to Shock - A one-minute horror film competition.” Submissions are due by Monday, October 26 at midnight via QR code on posters around campus or go to the sign up form. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries.

Have questions? Reach out to us

Students seeking answers to questions about COVID-19-related issues should email us at You can also find resources and information about COVID-19 on the Forward Together website