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Sixth annual Darwin Week to be held at UNI

January 30, 2014

Stef McGraw, UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers, 319-721-3689,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Feb. 10 through 13. The annual event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers. All activities are held in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. Each day will feature a different theme including skepticism, science, activism and sexuality.

There will be four speakers each day throughout the week. Speakers include John Fritch, associate dean of the college of humanities, arts & sciences; Dawn Del Carlo, associate professor of chemistry & biochemistry; Allison Martens, assistant professor of political science; Nate Phelps, LGBT advocate and son of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps; and Annette Lynch, professor in the school of applied human science.

The event is hosted by University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI), a student organization for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. The group is dedicated to community, intellectual engagement, activism and service.

For a complete schedule of speakers, visit