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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.
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...
Jan 26, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention (CVP-GOBP) announced the development of a state-wide task force to examine current practices and gaps in prevention programming associated with bullying and other gender-based violence that children, youth and young adults experience from pre-kindergarten through the college years. The task force will examine areas of strength and need regarding...
Jan 24, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Panther Battalion achieved first place for Recruiting and Retention out of 42 Army ROTC programs throughout the Midwest.  This is the third year in a row that the UNI ROTC achieved recognition for Recruiting and Retention. The program received second place in the previous two years. The program was also recognized as the third best overall program in 2013...
Jan 23, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Accounting students at the University of Northern Iowa are providing free income tax assistance again this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Assistance in the preparation of tax returns will be available on Monday and Wednesday nights from Feb. 6 through April 12, excluding March 13 and 15 of Spring Break week. Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 6...
Jan 19, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host a concert performance by guest ensemble Trombones de Costa Rica at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in Bengtson Auditorium inside Russell Hall on the UNI campus.  Winners of the Costa Rican National Award of Music in 1997 and the City of Passau’s Special Prize in Germany in 1999, Trombones de Costa Rica is an innovative and virtuosic brass ensemble featuring Martín Bonilla,...
Jan 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Museum will host a two-hour story-telling concert by singer-songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the UNI Museum on the first floor of the Rod Library on the UNI campus. This event is a part of Rock the Stacks, a concert series held in conjunction with the latest UNI Museum exhibit, Ballroom Bash: Iowa’s Rock n’ Roll Legacy. Ballroom Bash: Iowa’s Rock n’ Roll Legacy documents Iowa’s...
Dec 16, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Antarctica: Beyond Ice" from Monday, Jan. 9 through Wednesday, March 1. Artist Allyson Comstock will present a lecture about her work at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111, on the UNI campus. "Antarctica: Beyond Ice" is an exhibition of drawings by Comstock. This presentation also features the exhibition “Responding to Antarctica,” which...
Dec 16, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – In January 2017, the UNI Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) will host 20 students from South Korea who will be participating in the Multiculturalism Immersion Program. This cohort is the result of collaboration between UNI, Kyungpook National University (KNU) and Korea National University of Education (KNUE). The students will be arriving on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and will enroll in classes for a three-week program. The...
Dec 16, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will present a special 10-year celebration of their fundraiser "Beers To You and Gourmet Too" at the Five Sullivan Brothers Center in Waterloo at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. The event raises funds for the Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn to put on programs such as the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. This year's keynote speaker is Nick Ison, the lead brewer at Sierra Nevada...
Dec 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, in the McLeod Center. This year’s Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Kaylan Brant, a senior accounting and management information systems major, from Baxter, Iowa. Approximately 501 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Gretta Berghammer, professor of...

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