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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.
Dec 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in the McLeod Center. This year’s Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Megan Kennedy, a senior psychology and family services major. Approximately 560 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre. Following the ceremony,...
Dec 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa industrial technology students, in collaboration with the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, are helping children across the state "scale up" their skills as part of Ramps & Pathways by creating the materials needed for more than 250 pre-made kits. Ramps & Pathways is an integrative STEM activity that fosters children's understanding of force and motion and challenges...
Dec 4, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and University Book & Supply, Inc. (UBS) have signed a letter of intent for the university to purchase the bookstore. Kathleen Hesse, UBS president, said “UBS has had a great relationship with UNI for 80 years. When it came time to sell the business, all the stockholders agreed that the university would be the best buyer to continue serving the students, faculty and community.” Michael...
Nov 29, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Children’s Choir will perform a fall concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, in the Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. The UNI Children’s Choir (UNICC) is sponsored by the UNI Community Music School and the UNI School of Music. The group includes students in grades 3 through 9 from throughout the Cedar Valley. The choir is directed by UNI School of Music faculty member,...
Nov 29, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- It may be blustery outside, but the cozy Marshall Center School will warm your toes and hearts with holiday festivities, and we will party likes it’s 1899. The magical world of Victorian Christmas traditions comes alive in the historic one-room school at the University of Northern Iowa on Dec. 3. The Friends of the UNI Museum invite you to celebrate the holidays in our historic schoolhouse. Spend your Sunday afternoon...
Nov 29, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Interpreters Theatre will present “An Evening of Text Messages” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. See the “best of the best” from our beginning and advanced performance classes. Experience all kinds of texts in this one-hour celebration of performance. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. This production contains mature...
Nov 20, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- On Nov. 8, the McNair Scholars Association hosted First GEN First, an event commemorating the anniversary of the birth of TRiO programs. TRiO programs assist first-generation students meet college graduation goals through preparation, advising and mentoring. Many of the UNI personnel attending the event revealed they were also first-generation college students. Six first-generation McNair Scholars served as panelists for a...
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...

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