News & Events

 

September 2014

 

Panther Plot Student Garden -
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2014
Thursday, Sept. 4; 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Festival at UNI Panther Plot (south of University Ave. on College St.)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Keynote at UNI Maucker Union (map)
 
UNI will hold its second annual Harvest Festival at the Panther Plot student garden. This year's event will include food featuring fresh ingredients from the student garden, as well as a special visit from Amy Thielen from Food Network. Amy will do a cooking demonstration at the UNI Panther Plot student garden during the Harvest Festival at 3:00 p.m., followed by her keynote presentation at UNI's Maucker Union at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Free online workshop!
WHAT’S NEW AND TRIED & TRUE WITH RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS
Offered five times in September (dates and times below)
 
Learn about the resources educators named “Most Used” and “Most Useful” in 2013, and discover what’s new on the Reclaim Your Holidays website through a free, one-hour online workshop. This comes just in time for you to plan for the upcoming holiday season with ideas for your next newsletter, presentation, exhibit and more! The same workshop will be held five different times. Participants receive for free their choice of either The Gift of Nothing (Patrick McDonnell) or The Quiltmaker's Gift (Jeff Brumbeau); both are hardcover and valued at $16 and $19 each. 
 
For more information and to register, click on one of the following dates and times:
 
 
 
NEW CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABILITY OFFERED TO UNI STUDENTS
 
UNI is pleased to announce it now offers a Certificate in Sustainability to UNI students beginning in the fall semester of 2014. Open to all students and all majors, students may choose between 34 courses taught by 29 professors that follow six different content tracks:
  • Natural and biological environments
  • Mathematical and economic dimensions
  • Urban environments and technology
  • Sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation
  • Teacher education in sustainability and environmental literacy
  • Social, philosophical and political dimensions of sustainability
Interested students may contact Bill Stigliani (319-273-7150; william.stigliani@uni.edu).
 
 

Open for the season -
COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET
Every Thursday through October; 4:00-6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)
 
Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its second season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) through October. Find a wide variety of vegetables, sweet corn, strawberries & raspberries, eggs, apples, artisan baked goods, popcorn, locally roasted coffee beans, apparel & jewelry, nursery stock & bedding plants, and cut flowers.
 
 
 
Workshop on Sustainability Curriculum -
THREE SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION PROJECTS AWARDED $5000
 
UNI faculty members presented ideas for sustainability education projects with a focus on curriculum or community engagement. Three workshop participants received $5000 awards each for projects they will conduct during the 2014-2015 academic year:
  • Diane Depken for her Sustainable Food & Resource Education Demonstration Project
  • Eric Lee for his Service-learning for Managerial Accounting Students Working with Local Business on Environmental/Sustainability Project
  • Tim Kidd for his Student Projects in Renewable Energy
Awards were funded by the Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC).
 
 
BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL FOOD GUIDE
 
Find local foods near you! Check out the 2014 Local Food Guide and support the restaurants and grocers as well as the wineries, breweries, and roasteries that produce and purchase local products. Visit farmers markets, roadside stands, and the farmers who grow your food! View dates and times for Black Hawk and neighboring county farmers markets.
 
To learn more and get involved, check out the UNI Local Food Program.