College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

August 4, 2020

Jennifer McNabb
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 9:00am

Dear UNI HIST students,

I hope this email finds you safe and well and anticipating the start of the 2020-2021 academic year at UNI. I look forward to welcoming you back for another semester soon.

In anticipation of the coming semester and to help assist you in making your transition back into the classroom, whether in-person or online, the History Department has reopened and will maintain regular hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. That office schedule will be observed throughout our fall semester, August 17-November 25, save Monday, September 7th (Labor Day; please note, though, that Labor Day will be a class day this fall). You are encouraged to call the office (319-273-2097) for assistance during our normal business hours, as many of the most frequently asked questions and frequently filed paperwork can now be easily dealt with by phone. Email is checked regularly, and Zoom appointment sessions are available as well. Please contact History Secretary Cori Martin for details at

By now you have received a number of messages from UNI about the campus and classroom policies and procedures developed to safeguard the health of all members of the UNI community. Please review and observe all policies in preparation for a return to campus. If you have not already done so, please bookmark UNI's Forward Together website; particularly valuable is the FAQ for Current Students and Families. The website is updated regularly and will assist you in making your final preparations for the start of the semester. 

I also encourage you to register for the Virtual Update session for students, taking place this Thursday at 6:00. You can register here, and your parents are welcome to join in with you online.

The History faculty and staff are excited to welcome you to the fall 2020 semester. We will sponsor a number of programs this fall, including lectures and panels as part of our Phi Alpha Lecture series, and you can also find out more about department news and upcoming events by liking the department's Facebook page.

Take care, and be well,

Dr. McNabb