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Accredited athletic training master's program first in state
UNI has become the first institution in the state of Iowa to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for its professional athletic training master’s program.
Sep 13, 2018
UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa ranked No. 2 in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019" guidebook. UNI was also ranked No. 25 overall on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities. "U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized UNI for our commitment to student success," remarked Paula...
Sep 6, 2018
UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa's fall 2018 enrollment is 11,212. The total headcount is down from 11,907 from the previous fall—an anticipated decline that university officials included in the budget. UNI administration has outlined key strategic initiatives and investments the campus will be implementing over the next fiscal year to help attract more students while equipping those students for success beyond UNI. "It is...
Aug 29, 2018
WATERLOO, Iowa — Last week, the Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved a $1.5 million Strategic Infrastructure Program (SIP) grant to the University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Metal Casting Center (MCC). “The funding is an example of Iowa’s commitment to support growth in the manufacturing sector through advanced technologies,” said Jerry Thiel, MCC’s director. “Several equipment manufacturers have already expressed their interest in...
Aug 29, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Athletics is partnering with campus on Elevating Educators, a new initiative that seeks to recognize and elevate professional educators in Iowa, nationwide and throughout the world. "UNI Athletics is excited to have an opportunity to partner with our campus community to honor professional educators," said David Harris, UNI director of athletics. "Elevating Educators is an initiative that will...
Aug 15, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and several area agencies will present "Engage, Empower, Act: A Cedar Valley Conference on Economic Inclusion" from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Diamond Event Center in Cedar Falls. "Engage, Empower, Act" will foster a day of crucial conversations on creating an inclusive community in the Cedar Valley. The conference will...
Aug 7, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Drop Shadow" by UNI professor of art Aaron Wilson and "Visions" by UNI assistant professor of art Noah Doely from Monday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 29. The opening reception is 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Kamerick Art Building south lobby. Artist Doely will present a gallery talk titled "Degrees of Certainty" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the gallery...
Jul 30, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's online master's in secondary education program has been recognized as one of the best in the country for 2018 by BestColleges.com, a leading provider for higher education research and college planning resources. The ranking highlights accredited, not-for-profit institutions, which have developed exceptional academic online programs for students looking to advance their knowledge, skills and...
Jun 26, 2018
The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association has been awarded two bronze awards by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards. The UNI Alumni Association won bronze in both advancement services—donor relations and alumni relations programs—marketing and branding for the work the organization did as part of its transition away from a dues-based membership to a more inclusive model...
Jun 15, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa–The University of Northern Iowa Department of Computer Science was recently awarded a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). A proposal for the grant was submitted last year by three associate professors of computer science—Sarah Diesburg, Philip East and Ben Schafer. This grant is the biggest NSF award the department has received. The three colleagues were looking at ways they could improve the...
Jun 14, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, in partnership with Cedar Valley Chamber Music, will present a concert titled "L.A. Stories: Forgotten Composers of the Silver Screen." In addition, the gallery will offer a one-night-only art exhibition titled "In Sync: Objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." The concert and exhibition will take place in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18;...

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