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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.
Mar 23, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Presidential Scholars are hosting the Panthers for Pages book drive through Monday, April 3. The goal of the drive is to collect books and funds to purchase books for the Waterloo Community School District through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Waterloo. Drop-off locations for the book drive include: Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls Farmer’s State Bank, West 1st St. & Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls...
Mar 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – “The Voiceless,” a documentary that features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence, will be screened at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Vanessa McNeal, a graduate student in the UNI Department of Social Work, produced the film. The documentary explores taboos, stereotypes, intersectionality and the impact of sexual...
Mar 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Technology will host Kia Spande as part of the Alumni In Residence program from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 24, in Room 3 of the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center on the UNI campus. Spande is a UNI manufacturing technology alumnus who has worked with General Motors for the past 25 years and currently serves as the plant manager for the Corvette facility. He will discuss...
Mar 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Upsilon Nu Iota chapter of Chi Sigma Iowa (CSI) international counseling honor society will hold its third annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1. The event will start and finish at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The monetary donations collected for this event help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention allocate money toward...
Mar 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Graduate College will host its 10th annual Graduate Student Symposium on Tuesday, April 4. The symposium provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase innovative and diverse research and creative performances. Eighty-one graduate students and 35 graduate faculty judges are participating in this year's event. 2017 Graduate Student Symposium schedule: - 9 a.m., Welcome from President...
Mar 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. “Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is the fourth offering of TheatreUNI’s 2016-17 season. Jay Edelnant, professor of theatre, directed the production. Casting was...
Mar 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Communication Studies will host a launch party to commemorate the new digital media program from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium and the Digital Media facilities in Lang Hall on the UNI campus. “The decision to launch this new program arose from recognizing the significant changes in the media industry, in the media production, journalism and media...
Mar 15, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are joining forces to impact current and future UNI students by participating in the #LivePurpleGiveGold Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 5. This is the third year UNI has hosted a day of giving. This year's initiative will last 24 hours, beginning at midnight on Wednesday, April 5. Participation-based challenges will be announced throughout the day on...
Mar 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host an open house to reveal the renovated building and welcome the new director of the CME, Jamie Butler Chidozie, from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at the CME on the UNI campus. Chidozie received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and teaching and master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Indiana University...
Mar 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa will present the 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. This year’s lecture is titled “Fluid Adventures: Where Mathematics Meets Art” and will be presented by Rachel Levy, associate dean for faculty development and professor of math at Harvey Mudd College in...

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