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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.
Feb 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Commons Ballroom. She will present "Beyond Binaries: Identities and Sexuality." Ochs' writings have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural and LGBTQ+ anthologies, and she has taught university courses in gender and...
Feb 23, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has been named one of the safest college campuses in the nation, according to a new ranking by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The 2018 "Safest College Campuses in America" list ranked UNI at No. 30 out of 243 universities and colleges. The list is compiled using the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Security Survey created by the U.S. Department of Education. The...
Feb 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Veteran Association (UNIVA), partnering with University of Northern Iowa Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS), will host its second annual statewide PTSD Awareness Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. The conference will cover issues and concerns related to PTSD that not only originate from military experiences but also will...
Feb 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host Jessica Setnick, an internationally known dietitian and eating disorder expert, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Setnick will present "Stop Bullying Your Body: Learn How Body Image Gets its Start and How to Quiet the Bully Inside Your Head." Having recovered from her own eating disorder, Setnick's passion is promoting a positive relationship with food and...
Feb 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—Every year, nationally renowned Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) students seek proposals for consulting projects. Five projects were accepted last year and were presented at the Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference in Kansas City, Missouri, last month. The projects received two first-place awards and one second-place award, including the “What’s the Big Idea” award. Cedar Valley nonprofit agencies are encouraged to...
Feb 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Recreation Services will host Rock Revolution—Pirates of the Carabiner Rock Climbing Competition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Wellness and Recreation Center. This 19th annual climbing competition is a friendly and fun-spirited competition open to climbers of all skill levels. Interested participants can stop by the Wellness and Recreation Center, Room 174, for more information....
Feb 20, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Marshall Center School will present a talk at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, about the "abc Project" creation of clothing from the 1920s in the historic one-room school at the University of Northern Iowa. The Friends of the UNI Museum invite participants to the historic schoolhouse to see and touch reproduction clothing from the era worn by Iowa citizens in the learning centers all around the state. Research from historical...
Feb 16, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and the Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention Task Force released its "Primary Prevention Action Report for Iowa Schools and Communities." Members of the task force were representative of pre-K through 12 education, public health professionals, youth athletics, victim services and legal aid, colleges and universities, and LGBTQ advocates. Monthly...
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...

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