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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.
Jun 4, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Social Work will host its annual Trauma Informed Care Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Maucker Union Ballroom on UNI's campus. This conference aims to create trauma informed care supports, agencies and communities for all. The keynote speaker will be Carl Weems, professor and chair in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Weems...
Jun 1, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Epworth Elementary principal, Dan Butler, has been named the UNI Educational Leadership Legacy Award winner for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dan Butler The Legacy Award recognizes graduates of UNI Educational Leadership programs who demonstrate exemplary practice of their program's Core Values of Leadership of Learning, Service and Change. Butler is a graduate of UNI's principal and superintendency preparation programs and...
Jun 1, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa offers a variety of elementary, middle and high school camps that are designed to keep kids engaged both physically and mentally throughout the summer. These camps range from theatre and robotics to fashion and STEM. Each camp features a unique interactive learning environment through which students can gain hands-on experience while working among other students with similar interests. From...
May 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Fifteen months after commemorating the massive renovation at the University of Northern Iowa Schindler Education Center, university officials, students, faculty, and design and construction team members are celebrating another milestone in the project’s history. In April 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Schindler Education Center LEEDv2009 Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors.  The LEED 2009 Green Building...
May 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Educational Opportunity Association's (EOA) fourth annual Men of Excellence Conference Thursday, May 31 through Saturday, June 2. Inspired by former President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, this conference targets young men from pre-college and collegiate programs. Attendees will work with TRIO/higher education professionals on personal and college planning along with...
May 18, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Friday, May 18, a 77-acre stretch of land northeast of Dysart will begin a transformation. The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa will begin restoring the land to prairie—Iowa’s native ecosystem—at a dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. This new prairie, the Irvine Prairie, was made possible through a gift from Cathy Irvine. “Cathy and her late husband, David, shared a passion for conservationism,” said Mark...
May 14, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics (CTLM) will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The theme for this year's showcase is "Transforming the Educational Landscape," and it will be held Monday, May 14 to Monday, May 21 at stemforall2018.videohall.com. CTLM's video focuses on the Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Learners...
May 10, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jordan Downing, a Waverly-Shell Rock student and incoming UNI freshman, has been awarded the Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. The award is given by the UNI College of Education to an incoming freshman from Northeast Iowa who will pursue a degree in elementary education. The scholarship award is $10,000 and is renewable for a total of four years. Jordan...
May 10, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Educational Talent Search, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), is sponsoring the Men of Change conference on Friday, May 18, at UNI-CUE, 800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, Iowa. The conference will host 40 minority young men in grades 7 through 10 from area middle and high schools. These young men will be given the opportunity to engage with minority community leaders on the...
May 9, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Science Education program scheduled to begin summer 2019, with an optional spring 2019 jump start. This program integrates theory, application and content, allowing K through 12 teachers to update pedagogy as well as add endorsement areas to their teaching licenses or update content knowledge in their specialty areas. This master’s...

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