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Joseph Tibbs
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.
Aug 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "The Many Voices of Art," which will be open to the public on the following dates: Aug. 19 – Oct. 5; Oct. 16 – Nov. 16; and Dec. 5 – 19. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. According to Charles M. Adelman, "In examining art...
Jul 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES –In a recently released study, the University of Northern Iowa has for the first time estimated the amount of lawn pesticides applied in four Eastern Iowa communities as part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of harmful pesticides applied to urban landscapes. The study estimated that about 37,000 pounds of weed-killing products were applied to residential lawns in Cedar Falls and Waterloo in 2018, a troubling figure due...
Jul 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa's Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC), located at the TechWorks building in Waterloo, just completed hosting a three-day camp for Cedar Valley students interested in STEM. Panther Park 3-D was one of many camps offered by the STEM program at UNI. Focusing on a "Jurassic Park" dinosaur theme, the camp granted students the opportunity to broaden and develop their STEM interests and skills with an...
Jul 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – This summer, the University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is partnering with Waterloo West High School for a one-of-a-kind program that will incorporate English instruction with career and educational opportunities for high school students. The English Language Learners College Preparatory Summer Program is available to students who are learning English as a foreign language. In addition to...
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...

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