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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.
Feb 14, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event is an educational opportunity to highlight UNI's impact across the state of Iowa by showcasing programs, services, students and alumni. UNI is known for Educating Iowans for Iowa™: - 90% of UNI's students are from Iowa. - The vast majority of UNI students from Iowa remain in...
Feb 13, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host a diversity colloquium titled “The Relevance of Disability Studies in Education: A Framework for Change.” This event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, in the Scholar Space in Rod Library. Disability Studies in Education (DSE) promotes the understanding of disability from a social model perspective, drawing on the social, cultural, historical, philosophical and...
Feb 12, 2018
Cedar Falls, Iowa—The 12th annual African-American Read-In will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in Maucker Union and Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two featured guests at the event this year are Don Tate and Tiffany Flowers. Don Tate has received multiple awards for his children’s books including “The Cart That Carried Martin” and “Hope’s Gift”. He is also the first author to be a two-time...
Feb 12, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre will present "Live Thy Neighbor" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 3, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. The people you call the cops on because they are still too loud? A young couple whose intimacy you hear through the walls? That lady who walks in uninvited at all times? The immigrants who curse in a strange language? The people who are...
Feb 6, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Alex Oberle, University of Northern Iowa associate professor of geography and coordinator for the Geographic Alliance of Iowa (GAI), was recently named a National Geographic Education Fellow by the National Geographic Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Oberle received this fellowship along with four other educators because of their accomplishments and contributions in education. He is the only representative out of the...
Feb 5, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The University of Northern Iowa's Office of Undergraduate Studies and First-Year Cornerstone Program will host writer, performer and video maker Dylan Marron at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. He will present "Beta Snowflake Cuck: Being a Digital Creator in 2018." The talk is free and open to the public. Marron is an IFP Gotham Award and Drama Desk-nominated...
Jan 29, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present "Hair," the iconic American musical by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt McDermot, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m., Feb. 25 and March 4, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. TheatreUNI’s 2018 production celebrates of the 50th anniversary of "Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical," which debuted on Broadway in 1968. The show centers...
Jan 29, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Student success and engaged learning are at the heart of the University of Northern Iowa mission. In every classroom, students encounter everything from service work to new research to creative endeavors. No other project at UNI offers these experiences better than the Tiny House Project, developed in the Department of Technology. This course teaches students to solve unique problems in innovative ways. These tiny houses...
Jan 29, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for a 2018 Merchant Scholarship. Merchant Scholarship recipients must be attending or planning to attend an accredited graduate or professional school at an educational institution as a full-time student. The scholarships are awarded from a trust established in 1951 to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Frank was a professor of Latin and...
Jan 26, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa construction management program recently received recognition in three different rankings. The program was ranked third in College Factual’s 10 Best Colleges and Universities for Highly Paid Construction Management Graduates, 16th in College Factual’s Top Construction Management Colleges in the U.S: Nationwide and 22nd in Best Value Schools’ 50 Best Value Schools for Construction Management....

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