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Sep 29, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) will co-host a Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Student Leadership Summit with Drake University on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Olmsted Center on the Drake University campus. This summit is the first time UNI's CVP has partnered with another major university to bring MVP training to high school mentors. Students that participate will increase their...
Sep 27, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's College of Education will host the third annual Education Summit on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 7, in Maucker Union. This year's theme is "Inclusive Praxis for 21st Century Education: Advocacy, Challenges and the Public Good." Designed for teachers, university faculty, policymakers and other education stakeholders, UNI's 2017 Education Summit will explore the opportunities and challenges...
Sep 27, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Homecoming celebration will kick off Sunday, Oct. 1, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 7. This year's theme is "Panthers Awaken." 2017 Homecoming schedule highlights: - Window Painting, 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, College Hill - Outdoor Movie "Star Wars: Force Awakens," 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, Lawther Field - Pep Rally, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, West Gym - Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K, 8...
Sep 27, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has been named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018. This marks the first time UNI has made the list. The rankings constitute a comparative assessment of more than 1,000 U.S. universities and colleges that are designed to give students and their families the information they need to choose where to study. It also incorporates the voices of 100,000 American...
Sep 25, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa's staff in the Rod Library's Special Collections and University Archives and Digital Scholarship Unit are partnering with UNI Athletics to raise funds to digitize and preserve over 250 films of UNI's football games through the UNI football films PAWprint campaign. The campaign's goal is to raise $10,000 by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5. These films are only available in their original format and...
Sep 25, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is now accepting proposals for potential community project partnerships in the Cedar Valley until 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a program in the Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services that helps students earn a national certificate in nonprofit management. About 15 students per year earn the certification. Their mission is to...
Sep 25, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Kristina Kofoot, community engagement VISTA volunteer at the University of Northern Iowa, was honored with a Tom Harkin Excellence in AmeriCorps Award, which recognizes community impact and commitment to service. Kofoot was one of only five awardees nationwide to receive the award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 13. “I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to make a difference in my community,” said Kofoot. “I...
Sep 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present the "2017 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Nov. 17. The open reception begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) south lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of recent accomplishments by the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and includes...
Sep 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host five speakers for the Philosophy and World Religions Hearst Lecture Series throughout the 2017-18 academic year. The first lecture will feature Winnifred Sullivan, professor of religion and affiliate professor of law at Indiana University, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in McCollum Science Hall, Room 137. Sullivan's lecture, "Death—Qualifying the Jury, Constituting the People," will...
Sep 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its first Philosophy and World Religions Heart Lecture of the 2017-18 academic year at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in McCollum Science Hall, Room 137. Winnifred Sullivan, professor of religion and affiliate professor of law at Indiana University, will discuss "Death—Qualifying the Jury, Constituting the People," which describes the jury's distinctive role in the administration of the...

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