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UNI Schindler Education Center rededication on March 31

March 28, 2017

Gaëtane Jean-Marie, dean, UNI College of Education, 319-273-2717,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will rededicate its renovated Schindler Education Center at 3 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Dr. Ken Budke Family Auditorium in the Schindler Education Center on the UNI campus.

UNI’s College of Education prepares teachers to educate, serve and lead classrooms in the 21st century with innovative facilities for student-centered learning. The renovation of the Schindler Education Center features technologically enhanced classrooms that encourage collaboration between students, faculty and staff to positively shape the future of education.

Schindler Education Center renovation highlights:

- Outdated classrooms and lecture halls have been replaced with more flexible and collaborative learning spaces.

- Chalkboards have been swapped out for interactive television monitors and other active learning technologies to enhance the student experience.

- The redesigned education center includes the HNI Corporation Instructional Resources and Technology Services where students can utilize different lesson plans, curriculum, reference materials and technology to develop meaningful classroom learning experiences.

- The renovation also incorporated new sustainability features that will allow the building to be 32 percent more energy efficient than before the remodel, which would lead to an estimated annual savings of $184,000 each year in reduced operating costs.

"The college has been transformed into a vibrant, modern learning environment – inspiring collaboration, strengthening a sense of community and heralding a new beginning for preparing teacher educators," said Gaëtane Jean-Marie, dean of the College of Education.

This event is free and open to the public. Tours and refreshments will follow the program. Parking is available in the Latham Field lot and across 23rd St. in the Campbell B lot. For more information, contact or 319-273-2566.