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Fun family events planned for UNI's annual Family Weekend

September 3, 2013

Kristin Woods, assistant dean of students, 319-273-2332,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host events and activities for students, parents and family members of all ages during Family Weekend, Friday to Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8.

The weekend will kick off with the UNI vs. Nebraska-Omaha soccer game at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex.

On Saturday, the Family Feast Tailgate will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Rialto Dining Center. Afterward, families can head to the Maucker Union to watch the Dean of Juggling perform at 1:30 p.m. The show features Dean Franzen, a mathematics professor at UNI.

Also on Saturday, the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will present a chemistry magic show in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall. This popular show will be held at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. There will also be mini-sumo robotics and "super cold physics" demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Begeman Hall, Room 114. Later, families can venture to the UNI-Dome where the Panthers will take on the Drake Bulldogs at 4 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, various programs, academic colleges and departments will also host activities, open houses and special tours for students and their families. For more information, contact Kristin Woods, coordinator of new student programs, at 319-273-2332 or A full calendar of events is available at