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A University of Northern Iowa junior received the Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics this week, a nationally competitive award that was granted to less than 500 students across the country.
Jun 25, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – A University of Northern Iowa professor has been offering free online courses for teachers to learn "Scratch," a graphical programming language that runs completely in a web browser. Students can use Scratch to create interactive artwork, tell digital stories and create games. Ben Schafer, an associate professor in the computer science department, developed this free course geared toward elementary and middle school teachers...
Jun 11, 2019
UNI’s Alan Heisterkamp would tell you he’s not providing training to be a good father, but he will argue he has a hand in it on campus and statewide. Heisterkamp is the director of the Center for Violence Prevention, a program housed on the UNI campus created to support schools and organizations with implementing violence prevention and evaluation strategies. Heisterkamp and Wm. Michael Fleming, an associate professor at UNI, are aiming to...
Jun 5, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The North American Review, housed at the University of Northern Iowa, is celebrating American poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday with "Every Atom: Reflections on Walt Whitman at 200." Over the next 200 days, 200 prominent poets, writers, scholars, historians, artists, public figures and citizens will offer commentary on different passages of Whitman's most famous poem, "Song of Myself." In addition to celebrating the poet's...
May 22, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law last Friday a bill that will provide $400,000 in economic development funding to the University of Northern Iowa, increasing the college’s capacity to work with manufacturing technologies that will both benefit crucial industries in the state and provide additional training and opportunity for students to become employees in high-demand fields. UNI's Additive Manufacturing Center is the...
May 21, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting enrollments in two music education workshops this summer. Each workshop is designed for teachers to enhance learning and instruction in their music classrooms. One hour of undergraduate credit is available for each. In the RockShop! Modern Band Workshop, teachers will learn to play a variety of instruments and discover the tools and resources necessary to bring student-centered...
May 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Educational Talent Search, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), is sponsoring the second annual Men of Change conference on Friday, May 17, at UNI-CUE, 800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, Iowa. The conference will host 50 minority young men in grades 7 through 10 from the Waterloo middle and high schools who participate in the Educational Talent Search program. These young men will be...
May 3, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Mrs. Bush is an advocate for literacy, education and women's rights. As First Lady, she advanced literacy education to support America's young people. Today, as the chair of the Woman's Initiative at the George W....
May 2, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Two University of Northern Iowa community engagement projects will be awarded with Engaged Campus Awards this month in recognition of their civic contributions to students and communities. The awards will be presented at the Iowa Campus Compact’s annual Awards and Summit on Monday, April 29 at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens. The organization selected UNI's partnership with EMBARC as the Community Partnership Award winner...
May 2, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) has opened up ticket orders for the 2019-2020 season of the Kaleidoscope Series beginning Oct. 17. The first day of orders broke program records with 44,000 students scheduled to attend a live performance through the Kaleidoscope program this coming year. "Art has the capacity to unite people," said Amy Hunzelman, education and special...
Apr 15, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition along with a Master of Arts (M.A.) group exhibition from Monday, April 29, through Saturday, May 11. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 29, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Anastasia Chloe of Charles City will present an exhibition titled "Interior." Chloe is a...

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