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Accredited athletic training master's program first in state
UNI has become the first institution in the state of Iowa to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for its professional athletic training master’s program.
May 10, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jordan Downing, a Waverly-Shell Rock student and incoming UNI freshman, has been awarded the Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. The award is given by the UNI College of Education to an incoming freshman from Northeast Iowa who will pursue a degree in elementary education. The scholarship award is $10,000 and is renewable for a total of four years. Jordan...
May 9, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Science Education program scheduled to begin summer 2019, with an optional spring 2019 jump start. This program integrates theory, application and content, allowing K through 12 teachers to update pedagogy as well as add endorsement areas to their teaching licenses or update content knowledge in their specialty areas. This master’s...
May 3, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications through May 15 for a Master of Arts in Education degree program in Special Education: Consultant Emphasis, scheduled to begin August 2018. This program is designed for highly qualified special education teachers, with completion leading to an endorsement to serve as a special education consultant as well as an instructional coach certificate. “Distance education is...
Apr 25, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, in the McLeod Center. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from the College of Education and the Division of...
Apr 25, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Nancy Hill Cobb, professor of music, composition and theory at the University of Northern Iowa, is this year's recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)—Iowa Chapter Distinguished Faculty Award. Nancy Hill Cobb and Maureen White, Cedar Falls branch of AAUW. The purpose of this award is to recognize women faculty's exemplary contributions toward creating a climate of gender equity in the state of Iowa....
Apr 24, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting enrollments in music education workshops this summer. Each workshop is designed for teachers to enhance learning and instruction in their music classrooms. One hour of undergraduate credit is available for each. In the RockShop! Modern Band Workshop, teachers will learn to play a variety of instruments and discover the tools and resources necessary to bring student-centered,...
Apr 24, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Conservation Corp was recognized by Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) with a 2018 Engaged Campus Award. The group received the Emerging Innovation award for their work with Community Energy & Climate Action. Nearly 50 nominations were received from 12 colleges and universities across the state for the Engaged Campus Awards. Those nominated include students, organizations, faculty, staff and...
Apr 19, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Come build community and hear how to create gender-balance opportunities in media production. At 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium, Amy deLouise comes to the University of Northern Iowa to speak on "#GalsNGear: Life Hacks for Gender and Other Diversity 'Challenged' Creatives." deLouise, video director, producer, author and speaker, is an advocate of women media-makers and entrepreneurs in digital businesses....
Apr 18, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate National Playground Safety Week from Monday, April 23, through Friday, April 27. Playground Safety Week is a time for everyone to focus on children’s outdoor play equipment, that they spend so much time on and adults who maintain the playground environment. Each year, 200,000 children visit the emergency room from a playground-...
Apr 17, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The band will present a variety of musical selections, including "Slidin’ Saints," featuring the New Horizons trombone section, "The Magnificent Seven" and the "Horns A-Hunting," featuring the New Horizons Horn section. The UNI...

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