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Sep 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – 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 2018" guidebook. UNI was also ranked No. 25 overall on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities. "Consistently being honored as one of the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest is a tremendous...
Sep 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with the YWCA of Black Hawk County, Infiniti Enterprises and Legacy Branding & Event Services, will host “Engage, Empower, Act: A Cedar Valley Conference on Diversity and Inclusion,” Friday, Oct. 13. In a unique twist that emphasizes collaboration between the community and the university, the event is divided into two related sections at two different sites. Part I, The...
Sep 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "The Aliens" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 28, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 29. Performances will take place in the Bertha Martin Theatre located in the Strayer-Wood Theatre complex on the University of Northern Iowa campus.   The show features three actors; the lives of three young outsiders...
Sep 11, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI is accepting entries for one of its oldest traditions, the Homecoming Parade, which will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. This year's Homecoming theme is "Panthers Awaken." The parade is a great way to bring together the Cedar Valley community as well as UNI alumni to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. The Office of Student Life will provide golf carts and various decorating supplies to student...
Sep 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has released the official enrollment figures for fall 2017. Enrollment numbers are determined at the end of the 10th day of classes. UNI's total fall enrollment is 11,907. Officials report that more UNI students are graduating on time with a record four-year graduation rate of 43.28 percent, which is 3.28 percentage points more than last year's record. UNI's six-year graduation rate also went...
Sep 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three Diversity Colloquiums this fall. The first colloquium is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the ScholarSpace in Rod Library. Niria White, a UNI junior majoring in history and a McNair Scholar, will present "African-American Labor History in Waterloo." The second colloquium is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the ScholarSpace. T. Elon Dancy, a...
Sep 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its first Diversity Colloquium of the fall semester from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the ScholarSpace in Rod Library. Niria White, a UNI junior majoring in history and McNair Scholar, will be the featured speaker with a presentation titled "African-American Labor History in Waterloo." White is currently working on a research project and a Grout Museum exhibit that narrates...
Sep 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – "Home Grown" will be the theme of the 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the UNI School of Music. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22,in the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, including UNI alumni flutists Rebecca Johnson and Nicole...
Aug 25, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project and ISU STRIPS will demonstrate the practical use of prairie on working farms for water quality improvement and pollinator habitat at two upcoming field days. The Sept. 20 field day will feature the installation of an in-field prairie strip in a state identified watershed at Renewable Farm, located at 1527 S. Union Rd, Cedar Falls. Participants will...
Aug 15, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa was just announced as an Excellence and Innovation Award winner by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). This awards program, now in its fourth year, honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership. Leadership in regional and economic development; student success and college completion; sustainability...

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