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Induction of future teachers at UNI is April 2

March 26, 2014

Kathy Oakland, chair, convocation committee, 319-273-2591,

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the biannual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The event will be followed by a reception in the lobby.

More than 200 students have met the requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the induction ceremony. DeWitt Jones, associate professor of educational leadership and postsecondary education, will deliver the convocation address; Becky Wilson Hawbaker, coordinator of student field experiences, will present and affirm the candidates; and Bill Ruud, president of UNI, will grant admission to the program.

Parents and friends of the candidates, along with UNI faculty and administrators, are invited to attend the free event. For additional information, contact Kathy Oakland, chair of the convocation committee, at 319-273-2591 or