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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.
Mar 7, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa is proud to announce this spring semester’s recipients of the O. Jay and Pat Tomson Student Internship and Verizon HopeLine™ “Making Iowa Safe” Scholarships. The O. Jay and Pat Tomson scholarship is made available through a generous donation from the Tomson family to acknowledge student engagement with community agencies and partners providing prevention...
Mar 7, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon raised $453,278 during their 6th Annual Big Event on Saturday, March 4, exceeding their goal of $400,000. This year’s fundraising total makes UNI Dance Marathon the top Dance Marathon fundraising program in the country for schools with less than 12,000 undergraduate students. UNI Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy program at UNI. The organization strives to...
Mar 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. Two hundred and fifty students have satisfied requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony as an official induction...
Mar 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education 267 Regional Physics Competition from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. High school students from more than 12 area schools are expected to participate, including Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, East Buchanan, Grinnell, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, St. Ansgar, Tripoli,...
Mar 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – 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 20, through Saturday, April 15. An awards ceremony and opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 20, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111.  This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding artworks by students enrolled in classes...
Mar 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the 49th annual Elementary Literacy Conference Friday, April 7, in the Schindler Education Center. This year's theme is “Open Arms, Open Hearts, Open Minds: Inclusive Teaching and Classrooms That Welcome ALL!" The conference will feature best-selling author and illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien, who has created 36 multicultural children’s books. Her most recent title,  “I’m New Here,”...
Mar 3, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa will host the fourth annual RodCon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1. RodCon is a mini comic book convention where people with common interests can come together to share their love of all things pop culture. Activities will include a costume contest, kids zone, escape room, panels, demonstrations, trivia, and art and merchandise exhibitions. "This year is very...
Mar 3, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A $1 million gift from HNI Corporation to the University of Northern Iowa is providing the finishing touches on the renovation of Schindler Education Center, home to the university’s College of Education. The gift established the HNI Corporation Instructional Resources and Technology Services (IRTS) Lab and helped furnish the facility. HNI Corporation Instructional Resources and Technology Services Lab “The UNI College of...
Mar 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Student Leadership Awards at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. 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...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a mental health awareness discussion panel from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the University Room of the Maucker Union located on the UNI campus. UNI PRSSA has partnered with the Campaign to Change Direction in an effort to change the culture of mental health at UNI. The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition...

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