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Mar 26, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa will present the 2018 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. This year’s lecture is titled “Beautiful, Deep and Interesting: Surprises in Elementary Math” and will be presented by Sybilla Beckmann, the Josia Meigs distinguished teaching professor of mathematics in the...
Mar 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Community Music School will present Camp Musicmania 2018 at the UNI School of Music in Russell Hall on the UNI campus from June 11-15, 2018. Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted fine arts camp whose primary purpose is to engage campers in the excitement of exploring music, drama and art. The theme for the week will be “Pirates!” Campers will be divided into two age divisions with age appropriate...
Mar 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will induct alumnus Jeffrey Tower, ‘75, into the Jazz Hall of Fame posthumously on Friday, April 6, at a Jazz Band One concert, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Guest artist and critically acclaimed conductor, composer and arranger George Stone will appear at the concert as guest conductor as the final event of his residency at UNI. Each year, the School of Music inducts...
Mar 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host is fourth annual day of giving, #LivePurpleGiveGold, on Wednesday, April 4. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends will once again join forces to impact current and future UNI students. The day of giving opens at 12:01 a.m. and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on April 4. Last year, the 24-hour initiative set a record for the most gifts to the university on a single day, receiving 743 gifts from...
Mar 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced that Ashley Sánchez from the University of Northern Iowa is among the 268 students chosen to receive the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award. Sánchez is a senior majoring in psychology and Spanish at UNI. She is a first-generation college student from a mixed-status family, a McNair Scholar and a double...
Mar 20, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Graduate College will hold its 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Tuesday, April 3. The symposium provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase innovative and diverse research and creative performances. Sixty graduate students and 29 graduate faculty judges are participating in this year’s event. 2018 Symposium Schedule:  - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Poster Presentation, Maucker...
Mar 19, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa and Western Iowa Tech Community College will host the 12th Annual MVP Student Leadership Summit from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Rocklin Conference Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. Two hundred fifty student mentors from Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Treynor will be participating in this year’s summit....
Mar 19, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Science Education will host the UNI Science Education Update Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 6, at the Commons Ballroom on UNI's campus. Secondary science teachers from all of over the state of Iowa, as well as UNI faculty and students, are expected to participate.   The conference features presentations on the latest research in the sciences and science education; innovative...
Mar 15, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Central Rivers AEA Regional Physics Competition from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the McLeod Center on UNI's campus.  High school students from more than 12 area schools are expected to participate, including: Cedar Falls, Clear Lake, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, East Buchanan, Grinnell, Jesup, Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler, St. Ansgar,...
Mar 13, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) in Principalship. The programs are scheduled to begin in August 2018. This two-year program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as pre-K through 12 principals or supervisors of special education. “We are really proud of our school leadership preparation...

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