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Joseph Tibbs
A University of Northern Iowa junior received the Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics this week, a nationally competitive award that was granted to less than 500 students across the country.
Apr 9, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The North American Review (NAR), the oldest and one of the most well-regarded literary magazines in the United States, will host a writing conference April 19-21 to celebrate the magazine's 50 years on the University of Northern Iowa campus and a redesign of the magazine’s format. American author Terry Tempest Williams will give a keynote reading during the North American Review writing conference. Writers, teachers and...
Apr 8, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – As the snows of winter thaw and grass begins to emerge, the Good Neighbor Iowa program is renewing its efforts to reduce the amount of harmful pesticides applied to urban landscapes. Wakema Park in Center Point, Iowa The Center Point Parks and Recreation is the latest landowner to join the University of Northern Iowa project. Wakema Park, a five-acre park in Center Point, Iowa, will now be managed without the use of weed...
Mar 21, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual day of giving, #LivePurpleGiveGold, on Wednesday, April 3. The day of giving will begin at midnight and conclude at 11:59 p.m. UNI has set a goal of reaching 1,200 donors supporting the university during the 24-hour event. The day aims to bring UNI students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends together to support and impact UNI. Similar to past years, donations made during #...
Mar 19, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – UNI Museum will be exhibiting a conserved archaeological tusk from its collection. A mastodon tusk, unearthed near Hampton, Iowa, in 1933, is an important piece of Iowa's natural history and has been an opportunity for scientific study, conservation and interpretation. Presentation of the exhibit will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, on the first floor of Rod Library. The tusk exhibit serves as a benchmark for UNI...
Mar 18, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – About 170 middle schoolers will gather at the University of Northern Iowa campus this month to participate in the college’s first-ever GeoChallenge, a competition sponsored by National Geographic that asks students to create real-world solutions to tackle real-world environmental challenges. UNI is one of 16 sites in the country that will host the challenge. It will take place on March 29 and will join the GeoBee, which UNI...
Mar 12, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – A night of hip hop music, art, dance and performance is planned from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The UNI community and general public are welcome to attend. UNI students participate in cultural festivals in China and Thailand. The evening is an outgrowth of community collaborations that led to students from UNI and the Waterloo Community School...
Mar 11, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Mary E. Losch, director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) and professor of psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the 2019 recipient of the John M. Kennedy Achievement Award given by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) for her service and leadership in academic survey research. Mary Losch Losch's distinguished career includes 20 years of service in...
Mar 11, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Student Leadership Awards at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. The ceremony recognizes outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Several awards are presented in various categories, including three awards from the Office of the Dean of Students: the Lux Service Award, Outstanding...
Mar 11, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 25 through Saturday, April 20. An awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 25, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. The Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection & Gallery are co-sponsoring the opening reception, which...
Mar 8, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa will welcome about 100 English-language learners from Waterloo West High School in an effort to both develop leadership skills in current students and showcase the benefits of higher education to potential first-generation college students. Cara Burnidge and Yasemin Sari The English Language Learners Youth Conference will take place this Friday and was organized by Philosophy and Study of...

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