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UNI students to honor veterans

November 6, 2013

Julia Heuer, coordinator, Military and Veteran Student Services, 319-273-2278,

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has a wide range of activities planned to recognize Veterans Day and honor members of the armed forces. The UNI Veterans Association will host events to pay tribute to past and present service members as well as to promote awareness throughout campus.

Events throughout the week include:

-At 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, the UNI Panthers football team will play Youngstown State during a Veterans Appreciation game at the UNI-Dome. At halftime, 9 new cadets will participate in an enlistment ceremony.

-At 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, UNI will host a formal Veterans Ball in the Commons Ballroom. The event will include dinner, live music and a keynote speech by UNI President Bill Ruud, who is an Army veteran. To register for the event, visit

-At 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union, there will be a discussion about trauma in hopes of creating more "trauma informed" environments for veterans.

-At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), UNI will host the documentary "The Battle for Marjah" to be followed by Q&A with a marine who was part of the battle.

-At 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in the CME, UNI will host a student transition panel to talk and answer questions about the challenges of transitioning to a university.

-The Veterans Battalion Run will start at 6:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the West Gym. The run will be followed by refreshments.

All events are free and open to the public. For additional information or a full list of events, visit or contact Julia Heuer, military and veteran student services coordinator, at 319-273-2278 or