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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host a U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. This is the sixth ceremony hosted by UNI, and 100 people from over 30 countries of origin will participate in this year’s ceremony. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S....
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Communication Studies: Communication Education Emphasis program that is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This program is designed for high school educators who wish to teach at community colleges or work in affiliated educational fields, for K through 12 educators wishing to update their skills and increase professional mobility with...
Apr 12, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Rachael Johnson, a University of Northern Iowa junior majoring in elementary and middle level education from Sioux City, is one of only 62 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to extraordinary undergraduates in their third year of college who are committed to careers in public service. Johnson is the first student from UNI...
Apr 11, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Casey Hoekstra, a graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa, has been selected as the Student Employee of the Year for the State of Iowa by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administration (MASEA). Hoekstra was submitted to the MASEA for consideration after being selected for the University of Northern Iowa Student Employee of the Year. She was presented with both awards at a recognition event on Monday...
Apr 11, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney will visit the University of Northern Iowa on April 24 and 25 to screen two of her works. “The Armor of Light” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium, and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in Sabin Hall Auditorium, Room 002. Disney will also hold a public lecture at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, in the Rod Library...
Apr 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will sponsor “Sleep Out to Build Hope” with the House of Hope on April 28 at the Bucks Stadium in Waterloo. “Sleep Out to Build Hope” is a homeless night out for campus and community members to reflect on the House of Hope’s mission to provide homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent...
Apr 10, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Biology will host communicable disease specialist Susann Ahrabi-Fard as an Alumni in Residence at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in Room 001 of the McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. Ahrabi-Fard’s presentation, “Public Health, Outbreaks and Tales from the Field: 20 Years of Communicable Disease Surveillance,” will explore her career in public health, which has included...
Apr 7, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will screen the documentary "The Story of Shelley v. Kraemer" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus. The Shelley v. Kraemer U.S. Supreme Court decision, perhaps more than any other ruling in modern times, literally and figuratively changed the face of our nation. This 1948 case ended the practice of "restrictive real estate covenants"...
Apr 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Community Music School will host its biannual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. Recitals will be held throughout Russell Hall on the UNI campus. Admission to the recital weekend is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.    Over 100 local Cedar Valley students will be performing over the two-day event. Recitals will feature students performing from the studios of...
Apr 6, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition from Monday, April 24, through Saturday, May 6. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Dallas Guffey of Libertyville will present an exhibition of sculptures and prints titled "False Fractures and Synthetic Situations." Guffey employed...

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