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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.
Nov 17, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has partnered with RaiseMe, an online platform and mobile app used by over 250 colleges and universities and more than 800,000 students nationwide, that allows students to earn scholarship dollars based on their achievements throughout high school. Iowa resident students who have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above and demonstrate financial need from their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal...
Nov 17, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11, 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 a holiday sing-along led by Abby and Travis Turpin, and selections featuring the UNI Euphonium studio. The UNI Biscotti Brass ensemble will provide pre-concert...
Nov 13, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition from Thursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 16. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Christina Carver of Chicago, Illinois, will present a sculpture exhibition. Carver's artist statement is as follows: "As an African-American woman, my...
Nov 9, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- In celebration of International Education Week, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will host “A Taste of Culture.” This event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, in the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. “A Taste of Culture” allows visitors to try food from cultures all around the world. There will be food samples, music/dances, door prizes, and students representing more...
Nov 9, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education is hosting three AmeriCorps state and national programs this year. Two programs, Land and Water Stewards AmeriCorps and Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps, are new efforts to strengthen Iowans and the environment. Since 2009, Green Iowa AmeriCorps has been helping Iowans become more energy efficient through residential energy efficiency services,...
Nov 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa College of Education has a reputation of preparing UNI students for success in teaching professions. To uphold this excellence, the College of Education will provide UNI students with Leader in Me certification. To achieve this certification, UNI students will learn to empower their future classrooms and become better candidates for teaching positions through a two-day training. The Leader in...
Nov 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present "Mother Courage and Her Daughters," an adaptation of "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht, at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29through Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. "Mother Courage" follows the armies of a never-ending war with her wagon of goods, convinced that she alone, of all people, can survive the conflict unharmed. With her...
Nov 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for the Superintendency Advanced Studies Certificate program scheduled to begin January 2018. The two-year program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator. Courses included in this program are performance-based, minimize student class time and maximize on-site skill development while working with...
Oct 27, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Interpreters Theatre will present “Genuine Cigarettes” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. Ian, a 24-year-old alcoholic and college dropout, sits at the local hole-in-the-wall bar. During his time there he interacts with the various patrons discussing everything from cigarettes and vaping to an existential crisis. Written by Kelso Breitsprecher, “...
Oct 25, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Verizon HopeLine® in support of the organization’s Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program. "This generous gift from Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine Program supports our efforts across the state of Iowa to partner closely with school and community leaders to challenge social norms that support violence and abuse. Our mission...

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