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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.
Jun 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) and the Study Abroad Center have been selected to receive a $25,000 grant this fall to develop a program between UNI and Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. The funds will be used for the Ulatina and UNI programs in April and May of spring 2018. The Marlene M. Johnson Innovation Challenge grant is part of the 100,000 Strong initiatives from the U.S...
Jun 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center proudly reached 500,000 students experiencing the arts through the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth during the 2016-17 season since opening its doors in 2000. The Kaleidoscope Series strives to provide youth with multiple opportunities to experience a wide range of performing arts. Students have the option to participate in a play, music or dance based...
Jun 14, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa professor and mental health therapist Rodney Dieser's research on patient stress and physician/medical workforce burnout has led to a manuscript he co-authored to be published in the prestigious medical journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dieser co-authored the manuscript with UNI colleague Dr. Christopher Edginton and Renee Ziemer of the Mayo Clinic. The article, titled "Decreasing Patient Stress...
Jun 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A memorandum of agreement between the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University Law School has been signed to create a joint program where UNI students can earn a bachelor's degree from UNI and a law degree from Drake Law School on an accelerated schedule, or 3+3 Program. The 3+3 Program in Law will allow students to receive their bachelor's degree and their Juris Doctor degree in six years rather than the traditional...
Jun 5, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa received a more than $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to support the "Building Capacity and Culture of Care at UNI" project. The university will receive $102,000 each year for three years. The goals of the "Building Capacity and Culture of Care at UNI" project are to: - Build collaborations by developing a networking infrastructure with campus and community...
Jun 5, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa one-credit-hour graduate course, "Secret Lives of Stuff," begins Monday, June 12, for K through 8 educators. The course is online and is offered in two parts. The first part runs until Tuesday, July 25, and part two, which involves educators teaching about the topics in their classrooms, ends on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The course has a $100 tuition and technology fee. Due to grant support, educators...
May 26, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Friends of the University of Northern Iowa Museum will present the second part of a new lecture series, the Rural Schoolhouse Speakers. The lecture will begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the Marshall Center School at 2301 Indiana St. on the UNI campus.  The Rural Schoolhouse Speakers Series explores the era of the one-room schoolhouse in Iowa, including the history of rural schools, the teaching and learning...
May 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Instructional Technology degree program scheduled to begin August 2017. This program is designed to prepare professionals to be leaders in instructional technology in the classroom, district and beyond. This program focuses on integrating technology into the classroom, and graduates focus on bringing progressive change to Iowa and beyond....
May 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Tallgrass Prairie Center will demonstrate the practical use of prairie on working farms at field days slated for Tuesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 22. The field days will focus on the applied use of prairie for water-quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include stand evaluation, first- and second-year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix...
May 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa, in collaboration with the City of Cedar Falls and the Cedar Falls School District, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new tennis complex at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, on the corner of 19th and Campus Street, just east of the Nielsen Fieldhouse. The new tennis courts will cost $1.5 million. The project received a $500,000 grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association, and the...

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