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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Apr 18, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate National Playground Safety Week from Monday, April 23, through Friday, April 27. Playground Safety Week is a time for everyone to focus on children’s outdoor play equipment, that they spend so much time on and adults who maintain the playground environment. Each year, 200,000 children visit the emergency room from a playground-...
Apr 17, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The band will present a variety of musical selections, including "Slidin’ Saints," featuring the New Horizons trombone section, "The Magnificent Seven" and the "Horns A-Hunting," featuring the New Horizons Horn section. The UNI...
Apr 17, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host a U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. This is the seventh ceremony hosted by UNI, and 100 people from over 30 countries of origin will participate in this year’s ceremony. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Marshals...
Apr 17, 2018
Cedar Falls, IA – The University of Northern Iowa’s Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, is hosting the Inaugural Community Engagement Celebration Day on Thursday, April 19. The public is invited to attend. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., attendees are welcome to browse nearly 70 community engagement projects. UNI faculty, staff, students, centers and institutes and community partners will be showcasing,...
Apr 11, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 10. The winners include: Hunter Flesch is a senior elementary and middle level education major with a minor in K-8 basic science. He has been involved in several organizations on- and off-campus, and has served at the...
Apr 11, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa recognized students during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 10. Awards were presented to students, student organizations and advisors for outstanding student leadership throughout the 2017-18 academic year. The list of awards and award winners include: - UNI C.A.R.E. (Creating A Responsible Environment) Awards. These are awarded to UNI students, faculty, staff,...
Apr 11, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa Academy of Education will sponsor a public forum at the University of Northern Iowa featuring Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the Budke Auditorium in Schindler Education Center. Wise will talk about "The State of Education in Iowa: Challenges, Opportunities and Key State Initiatives." Great teachers inspired Wise to switch his career path to education during...
Apr 9, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration has developed a program that combines a study abroad opportunity with an internship experience. This program ensures that UNI students are equipped with a unique skill set that will allow them to thrive in today’s global economy. The program starts with on-campus classes and concludes with a six-week unpaid internship in Italy. This year, 16 UNIBusiness...
Apr 9, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The University of Northern Iowa is proposing an undergraduate resident tuition increase of $209—or 2.8%—for the 2018-19 academic year. The Iowa Board of Regents will provide the first of two readings on the proposed rates for all three Regent universities on April 11-12 in Council Bluffs. UNI’s proposed rate is below the maximum four percent threshold established by the Board earlier this year. According to UNI President Mark...
Apr 9, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jolene Zigarovich, associate professor of languages and literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her work on the 18th-century British novel that will focus on the historical facts concerning funerary practices in Britain and the culture's overall relationship with mortality. Zigarovich's project title is "Death and Corpses in the 18th-Century British...

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