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Feb 24, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the sixth annual UNI Dance Marathon from noon to midnight, Saturday, March 4, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students in more than 300 programs. Money raised by the schools during the events goes toward their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. UNI Dance Marathon is the top fundraising program...
Feb 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson will lead a discussion of her work and life at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, on the main floor of Rod Library on the UNI campus. Ferguson earned her bachelor’s in public relations and master’s in communication education at UNI and is the owner and founder of BaHar Publishing in Waterloo. The company has published numerous books, including works of fiction, non-fiction, children’s...
Feb 20, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present “Boys Will be Boys” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2; Friday, March 3; and Saturday, March 4, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall on the UNI campus. “Boys Will be Boys” takes a closer look into current issues surrounding the relationship between masculinity and violence. Using a collaboration of dramatic and satirical scenes, “Boys Will Be Boys,”...
Feb 20, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The annual Leland Wilson Lectureship event at the University of Northern Iowa will be presented by Annette Richards, executive director of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and professor of music and university organist at Cornell University, and Catherine Oertel, associate professor of chemistry at Oberlin College, at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus...
Feb 17, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program will commemorate its 40th anniversary with a celebration event from 5 to 8 p.m., March 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) on the UNI campus. The event will feature emerita faculty member and former director Phyllis Baker as a speaker and a performance by alum Terry Stevens in addition to food, music and photo opportunities. The...
Feb 17, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) will present the Cedar Valley Immigrants Culture Talk from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Scholar Space of the Rod Library on the UNI campus. This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about refugees and immigrants in our community. Speakers will include immigration attorney Gunda Brost and RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Community Education...
Feb 16, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – RSM US LLP (“RSM”), the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, raised $1 million to create the first RSM Chaired Professorship at the University of Northern Iowa's College of Business Administration. The professorship will be within UNIBusiness' Department of Accounting and will enable the university to continue to attract and recruit high-quality educators. "For years, RSM US...
Feb 16, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the sixth annual African-American Children and Families Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union. A pre-conference will also take place in Maucker Union from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23. The theme of this year's conference is "Imagine the Impact: Creating a Caring Community Through Vision, Voice and Victory!" This event is designed...
Feb 13, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa faculty member Deirdre Heistad, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, has been selected as a recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates award. The Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate awards are presented by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. Each year, presidents of...
Feb 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) Student Association is now accepting nominations for their annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon. The UNI NLA organization takes the time to recognize the outstanding contributions of local nonprofits and their staff. Anyone may submit any number of nominations by Wednesday, March 1. Nomination information and forms can be found at https://uni-...

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