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Feb 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host a series of events on the UNI campus throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Some highlights include: -The First Friday/Skate Party is a disco-themed skate party showcasing how music and the roller rink contributed to today’s culture. Skates will be provided. This event is from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Wellness and Recreation...
Feb 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – “Men of Color, Mental Health and the Correctional System” will be the first session of the spring Diversity Colloquium series at the University of Northern Iowa. This panel discussion will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the ScholarSpace of the Rod Library on the UNI campus. This session will focus on the mental health needs of men of color within the correctional system, both during and after leaving the...
Jan 31, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Cedar Valley artists and community members as well as UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to submit comic artwork during the month of February for the “Wall of Comic Art” exhibit in the Rod Library on the UNI campus. Artwork submissions can be digital, paint, ink, pencil, charcoal, photography and collage. Artists are encouraged to title their artwork. The art exhibit will be installed on the main floor of Rod Library...
Jan 30, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention received a donation from O. Jay and Patricia Tomson to provide financial support to students undertaking internships with agencies and community organizations that offer services for victims of sexual, domestic and family violence, prevention training and professional development, advocacy and policy development. “This generous gift will enhance UNI students’...
Jan 30, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The ninth annual Darwin Week will be held from Monday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 16 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event is hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI), a student organization for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature various speakers throughout the week, centering on the theme of...
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,...

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