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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.
Mar 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Student Leadership Awards at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. The ceremony recognizes outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Several awards are presented in various categories, including three awards from the Office of the Dean of Students: the Lux...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a mental health awareness discussion panel from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the University Room of the Maucker Union located on the UNI campus. UNI PRSSA has partnered with the Campaign to Change Direction in an effort to change the culture of mental health at UNI. The Campaign to Change Direction is a coalition...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing and Distance Education is accepting applications now through March 13 for a Master of Arts in Education degree program in elementary education, scheduled to begin fall 2017. This program is designed for K through six elementary classroom teachers with licensure in the field of elementary education.  "Unlike many other online programs, all of our courses are taught by full-time...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its master’s degree program in social science scheduled to begin summer 2017. This two-year program is designed for secondary (six through 12) social studies classroom teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the social sciences as well as improve secondary student learning of social studies in the classroom.  “The program is designed to...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa student Rachael Johnson has been named as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for her outstanding work in public service leadership. Johnson is a double elementary education and middle level education major from Sioux City, Iowa. She was selected as the institutional nominee for the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship for UNI. Johnson was notified of her selection as a finalist for...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2017 Cedar Valley Local Food and Film Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts located at 225 Commercial St. in Waterloo. The festival will have information about community-supported agriculture subscriptions, and the 2017 Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory will be available for pick up. Local food producers and vendors will be at the event with local food...
Mar 1, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Paula Knudson has been named vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Northern Iowa. Knudson's first day at UNI will be June 19. "Paula is an accomplished student affairs professional with many years of leadership experience," said UNI President Mark A. Nook. "She has a strong emphasis on both the theoretical and practical elements of student development and really understands the needs of a campus community....
Feb 24, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the sixth annual UNI Dance Marathon from noon to midnight, Saturday, March 4, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students in more than 300 programs. Money raised by the schools during the events goes toward their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. UNI Dance Marathon is the top fundraising program...
Feb 21, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson will lead a discussion of her work and life at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, on the main floor of Rod Library on the UNI campus. Ferguson earned her bachelor’s in public relations and master’s in communication education at UNI and is the owner and founder of BaHar Publishing in Waterloo. The company has published numerous books, including works of fiction, non-fiction, children’s...
Feb 20, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present “Boys Will be Boys” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2; Friday, March 3; and Saturday, March 4, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall on the UNI campus. “Boys Will be Boys” takes a closer look into current issues surrounding the relationship between masculinity and violence. Using a collaboration of dramatic and satirical scenes, “Boys Will Be Boys,”...

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