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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.
Feb 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. “UNI Day at the Capitol is an amazing opportunity to illustrate how the incredible work of our students, faculty and staff benefits the state of Iowa,” said UNI President Mark A. Nook. “We...
Feb 8, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is offering admitted students and their guests a sneak peek at campus during “UNI Up Close” one-day visits on Friday, Feb. 10 and 17. “UNI Up Close” serves as an open house that provides prospective students with the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff, visit residence halls, learn more about financial aid and get an in-depth look at UNI. Students and guests will attend academic...
Feb 3, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Dan + Shay’s recently released album "Obsessed," featuring their second consecutive Gold-certified chart-topping single “From the Ground Up,” and newest single “Nothin’ Like You,” follows their 2014 debut "Where It All Began," which made them the first new...
Feb 3, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) will host the first annual statewide PTSD Awareness Conference on Wednesday, March 29, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. The conference will cover issues and topics related to PTSD that not only originates from military experiences but also sexual assault and other traumas. Speakers will present on subjects such as mental, emotional and...
Feb 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host a series of events on the UNI campus throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Some highlights include: -The First Friday/Skate Party is a disco-themed skate party showcasing how music and the roller rink contributed to today’s culture. Skates will be provided. This event is from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Wellness and Recreation...
Feb 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – “Men of Color, Mental Health and the Correctional System” will be the first session of the spring Diversity Colloquium series at the University of Northern Iowa. This panel discussion will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the ScholarSpace of the Rod Library on the UNI campus. This session will focus on the mental health needs of men of color within the correctional system, both during and after leaving the...
Jan 31, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Cedar Valley artists and community members as well as UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to submit comic artwork during the month of February for the “Wall of Comic Art” exhibit in the Rod Library on the UNI campus. Artwork submissions can be digital, paint, ink, pencil, charcoal, photography and collage. Artists are encouraged to title their artwork. The art exhibit will be installed on the main floor of Rod Library...
Jan 30, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention received a donation from O. Jay and Patricia Tomson to provide financial support to students undertaking internships with agencies and community organizations that offer services for victims of sexual, domestic and family violence, prevention training and professional development, advocacy and policy development. “This generous gift will enhance UNI students’...
Jan 30, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The ninth annual Darwin Week will be held from Monday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 16 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event is hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI), a student organization for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature various speakers throughout the week, centering on the theme of...
Jan 27, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present “Palette of Possibility,” a unique touring theatre production created by UNI theatre professor Gretta Berghammer and designed specifically to meet the needs of youth on the autism spectrum and other developmental delays, their families and typical peers. Concepts such as pretend play, shadows, light, the rain cycle, water play, beneath the sea and wind are explored through a variety of actor-generated...

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