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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.
Jan 24, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Susan Faludi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will give a lecture titled "In the Darkroom of Identity" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Kamerick Art Center auditorium at the University of Northern Iowa. According to her biography on the Henry Holt and Company website, Faludi is the author of the bestselling book, "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award...
Jan 23, 2018
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. 5 through April 11 (excluding March 12 and 14 of spring break week). Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 5...
Jan 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the seventh annual African-American Children and Families Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23,in Maucker Union. A pre-conference will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb 22. The theme for this year’s conference is “Pass it On: Lessons Learned From Our Ancestors.” This conference is designed for educators, administrators, childcare providers, law...
Jan 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Michele Norris, famed journalist and former host of National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered," will present "The Race Card Project" at the University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30. The event is free but will be ticketed. Tickets must be picked up in person at the GBPAC. Michele Norris, famed journalist and former host of National Public Radio’s "All...
Jan 19, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) received the "What's the Big Idea?" Award at the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector, in early January. Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP and President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance; Madelyn Christensen, CNP; Trevor Schmitt; Morgan Rahe; JD Waybill; Emily Dvorak...
Jan 19, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Bob Ryan, retired sports writer for the Boston Globe and regular contributor for ESPN's "Around the Horn" sports roundtable discussion show, will give a presentation titled "Bob Ryan: You Know Me From Television, But When I Look in the Mirror, I See a Writer" at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in the McLeod Center's Alumni Suite. Ryan has been referred to as "the quintessential American...
Jan 11, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI School of Music will present a winter opera performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s "Hansel & Gretel." The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. These performances will feature the UNI Opera Ensemble under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour, director, and Korey Barrett, vocal coach, and will feature the...
Jan 4, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will end Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities on Jan. 20 with a presentation by Carol Anderson, author of "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide." Anderson’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Lang Hall and is free and open to the public. Anderson’s book, "White Rage," was chosen as the campus’ inaugural President’s Diversity Common Read. Through the common read process, the book...
Jan 3, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a series of restoration and natural management seminars in 2018. The first seminar will feature Kristine Nemec, who will present “Creating the Case for Habitat in Rights-of-Way” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. In her talk, Nemec will discuss the use of a decision support tool that addresses the benefits and barriers of pollinator habitat in utility and transportation rights-of-way....
Dec 22, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa conducted its annual emergency exercise on Dec. 19, 2017. The exercise simulated a fire in an administration building. Participants included the UNI Department of Public Safety, the Cedar Falls Fire Department and the Cedar Falls Police Department. The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and capabilities. The exercise also assessed the...

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