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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.
Apr 14, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Immigration Working Group will present its first public event, “Immigration Forum: A Conversation About Immigration in Iowa,” from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, in Room 2 of Sabin Hall on the UNI campus. The forum will feature a moderated discussion about immigration issues in Iowa. Panelists include Ali Alnasser, UNI international student; Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Edis...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa recognized students during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 11. Awards were presented to students, student organizations and advisors for outstanding student leadership throughout the 2016-17 academic year. The list of awards and award winners include: - UNI C.A.R.E. (Creating A Responsible Environment) Awards. These are awarded to UNI students, faculty, staff,...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 11. The winners include: Megan Kennedy is a senior psychology and family services double major, with double minors in gerontology and women and gender studies, from Ogden, Iowa. Graduating in December 2017 with a 3.96 GPA,...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present the Performance Power Hour at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang 040 on the UNI campus. Each semester, students in the performances studies courses showcase their work at the Performance Power Hour. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. Select pieces may contain mature language and situations. Tickets will...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host a U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. This is the sixth ceremony hosted by UNI, and 100 people from over 30 countries of origin will participate in this year’s ceremony. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S....
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Communication Studies: Communication Education Emphasis program that is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This program is designed for high school educators who wish to teach at community colleges or work in affiliated educational fields, for K through 12 educators wishing to update their skills and increase professional mobility with...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Rachael Johnson, a University of Northern Iowa junior majoring in elementary and middle level education from Sioux City, is one of only 62 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to extraordinary undergraduates in their third year of college who are committed to careers in public service. Johnson is the first student from UNI...
Apr 11, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Casey Hoekstra, a graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa, has been selected as the Student Employee of the Year for the State of Iowa by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administration (MASEA). Hoekstra was submitted to the MASEA for consideration after being selected for the University of Northern Iowa Student Employee of the Year. She was presented with both awards at a recognition event on Monday...
Apr 11, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney will visit the University of Northern Iowa on April 24 and 25 to screen two of her works. “The Armor of Light” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium, and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in Sabin Hall Auditorium, Room 002. Disney will also hold a public lecture at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, in the Rod Library...
Apr 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will sponsor “Sleep Out to Build Hope” with the House of Hope on April 28 at the Bucks Stadium in Waterloo. “Sleep Out to Build Hope” is a homeless night out for campus and community members to reflect on the House of Hope’s mission to provide homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent...

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