College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

April 27th, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Dear HIST majors,

I know you're being inundated with emails during this busy stage of the semester, but I urge you to pay particular attention to the message sent out from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships about the anticipated funds to be made available to UNI students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These monies are intended to assist students with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, child care, healthcare, and other related costs incurred after the shift to remote coursework due to COVID-19. 

I strongly encourage you to complete the brief, 2-minute CARES Act Fund application by the May 8 priority date. Both undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester and have completed a 2019-20 FAFSA will be eligible for CARES Act Funds. The university intends to prioritize students with the greatest needs while also distributing funds to as many students as possible. Please do make the completion of this application a priority. If you have questions or need additional information, see the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships homepage.

There's still time for professional development this spring semester. If you missed the History session with TJ Warren, you have another chance to participate in a live session with TJ this Friday. Here are the details: 

T.J. Warren from UNI’s Career Services is offering a professional development session via Zoom for soon to be graduates in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences on May 1 at 9:00 am. Topics of discussion include resumes and networking, online job interviews, and helpful resources for employment searches and career planning.  Bring your questions! Once you RSVP to Jenny Becker at, you will receive the Zoom link to join the session. 

Finally, if you need a break from end-of-semester preps, I recommend having a #Shakesperience, in celebration of William Shakespeare's birthday last Thursday. See this page for a list of how you can still get your Shakespeare fix, even in a time of social distancing. 

Enjoy Week 16, and good luck as you prepare for your final exams. I send you my best wishes for success!

Take care, and be well,

Dr. McNabb