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Feb 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Hundreds of first graders from the Cedar Valley will participate in the 13th annual African-American Read-In, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This year's featured guest is author and illustrator Janet Spivey-Gilchrist. 2018 African-American Read-In. "The Great Migration: Journey to the North," written by Eloise Greenfield and...
Feb 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the eighth annual African-American Children and Families Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the Schindler Education Center. A pre-conference will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in Maucker Union. The theme for this year's conference is "The Power of Our People, Strength Through History, Culture, Hope, Experience and Collective...
Feb 1, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES—Documentary filmmaker S. Leo Chiang will visit the University of Northern Iowa from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6 to speak and screen two of his works. Chiang will screen and discuss the following films: S. Leo Chiang - 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, "Out Run" (Runtime: 75 minutes), Lang Hall Auditorium. - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, "A Village Called Versailles" (Runtime: 67 minutes), Curris Business Building—John Deere Auditorium, Room 109. He...
Jan 31, 2019
Although the government shutdown is over, one thing that has remained the same is that when national media are looking for political expertise, they are turning to the University of Northern Iowa. Political Science Professor Donna Hoffman was quoted in a CNN story last week, offering her perspective on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to cancel President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until the government reopens. Hoffman this week...
Jan 31, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – 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. 11 through April 10 (excluding March 18 and 20 of spring break week). Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March...
Jan 25, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) will be honored with a Heritage Legacy Award for outstanding organization Friday to recognize its commitment and impact to the African-American community. Robert Smith is the executive director of the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE). The UNI Center for Urban Education’s mission is to provide a positive environment for lifetime learning in...
Jan 18, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES—A University of Northern Iowa student group has been recognized as outstanding for the third time by a national organization. The UNI Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society received an outstanding award from the society – the highest of three distinctions awarded to student groups – for the 2017-18 academic year. UNI chemistry students perform Halloween-themed science demonstrations for students and community...
Jan 17, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES—The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition titled "An Art Collection Travelogue" from Monday, Jan. 14, through Saturday, March 2. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. At 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111, artist Paul Valadez will present a lecture titled "The Potlatch Project, the Artwork of Paul Valadez." An...
Jan 17, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES—The University of Northern Iowa's newly formed Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Center for Multicultural Education on the UNI campus. Information sessions will begin at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. The Center for Multicultural Education, Military & Veteran Student Services, and Gender & Sexuality Services have merged into a cohesive unit that will advance...
Jan 17, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES—The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the gallery, a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "In and After the Anthropocene." It will be open to the public on the following dates: Jan. 14 - March 2; March 25 - April 20; and April 29 - May 11. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In and After the...

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