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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.
Apr 4, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will be celebrating 30 years on the UNI campus. While celebrating the outstanding organization, the event will be honoring local nonprofits at the 14th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. The event will feature keynote speaker Susan Tomlinson...
Apr 2, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Heather Carver, author of "Booby Hatch," a comedic look at breast cancer, will perform her autobiography at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the University of Northern Iowa. At 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, Carver will speak about her own experiences with breast cancer. Both the performance and presentation will be held in the Lang Hall Interpreters Theatre. Carver is the department chair, co-director of the Writing for...
Apr 2, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the 2018 State of Iowa Physics Competition from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the McLeod Center on UNI's campus.   Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an...
Mar 29, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Students from the University of Northern Iowa will present their research in poster format Tuesday, April 3, in the First Floor Rotunda of the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines. "Research in the Capitol" is an annual collaborative effort between the honors programs of Iowa's three Regents universities. "The posters created for 'Research in the Capitol' stem from independent research projects that students have been working on,...
Mar 28, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa will host the fifth annual RodCon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 7. RodCon is a mini comic book convention where people with common interests can come together to share their love of all things pop culture. Activities will include a costume contest, kids zone, escape room, panels, demonstrations, trivia, and art and merchandise exhibitions. “As the only large-scale...
Mar 26, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Economics and the Lawrence M. Jepson International Endowment will present a forum on the "Economic Impact of Refugees in Iowa" from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. Panelists will discuss whether refugees in Iowa help or hurt the economic growth of Iowa, how refugees impact the local job market and how refugees are changing Iowa. They...
Mar 26, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa will present the 2018 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. This year’s lecture is titled “Beautiful, Deep and Interesting: Surprises in Elementary Math” and will be presented by Sybilla Beckmann, the Josia Meigs distinguished teaching professor of mathematics in the...
Mar 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Community Music School will present Camp Musicmania 2018 at the UNI School of Music in Russell Hall on the UNI campus from June 11-15, 2018. Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted fine arts camp whose primary purpose is to engage campers in the excitement of exploring music, drama and art. The theme for the week will be “Pirates!” Campers will be divided into two age divisions with age appropriate...
Mar 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will induct alumnus Jeffrey Tower, ‘75, into the Jazz Hall of Fame posthumously on Friday, April 6, at a Jazz Band One concert, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Guest artist and critically acclaimed conductor, composer and arranger George Stone will appear at the concert as guest conductor as the final event of his residency at UNI. Each year, the School of Music inducts...
Mar 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host is fourth annual day of giving, #LivePurpleGiveGold, on Wednesday, April 4. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends will once again join forces to impact current and future UNI students. The day of giving opens at 12:01 a.m. and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on April 4. Last year, the 24-hour initiative set a record for the most gifts to the university on a single day, receiving 743 gifts from...

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