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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.
Aug 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the annual UNI Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 25, at the Panther Plot near the Biology Research Complex and the Industrial Technology Center. This will mark the fourth year of the event. The purpose of the event is to highlight the hard work of the UNI students who built the garden from the ground up, in addition to other participating UNI programs. This year...
Aug 19, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa’s Museum is excited to introduce its fall show, “Ballroom Bash: Iowa’s Rock n’ Roll Legacy.” To kickstart the exhibit, the museum will be hosting “Rock the Stacks!,” a concert featuring local legends Twins, Peas and Carrot, and Kitsch at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Rod Library. Iowa’s influence on the formation and popularization of the rock revolution of the 1950’s is notable and has...
Aug 16, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Suzuki School is now accepting registrations for the 2015-16 academic year, including music lessons for all ages, including adults, on the violin, viola, cello or guitar. Individual lesson packages include group lessons, two recitals per year, an annual spring concert, outreach performances, theory curriculum and special events. Beginning classes for three- to seven-year-olds are also...
Aug 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa administration has made adjustments to a number of faculty salaries after a salary equity study conducted in collaboration with United Faculty. Interim UNI President Wohlpart stated, "Faculty care deeply for our students and for the university and local community and are at the heart of our institution. We are deeply appreciative of the collaboration with United Faculty to investigate and...
Aug 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Museum has received $306,258 from the Carver Charitable Trust for its project to restore a mammoth tusk. The funding will be paid in installments over the next three years as the museum works on the project, which will be used to offer an interactive experience to museum guests. "This grant will provide for the scientific study, conservation and interpretation of the American Mastodon tusk...
Aug 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been granted funding of $545,188 by the U.S. Department of Education to be used for the Talent Search Program. The program is designed to identify qualified youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level, assist them in completing a rigorous secondary school program of study and graduate from a secondary school and to assist individuals with enrolling in and graduating from...
Aug 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- iTR Diagnostics, a start-up company launched at the University of Northern Iowa by Bill Harwood and co-founder Mike Whitson, will bring new technology for testing Parkinson’s disease to the market. They are in the running for the Global Aging2.0 Competition, which is in the public voting phase of the competition. They are asking for Iowa residents and the general public to submit their votes daily through Friday, Aug. 19. To...
Aug 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) was selected to receive 20 students from Mexico as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative this July. UNI will be hosting another 25 students this October as a part of the education initiative. The students are taking part in an intensive English program with courses in the areas of reading, listening/speaking, writing and grammar....
Aug 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition titled, "Illuminating Manuscripts." The exhibition will be open to the public on the following dates: Monday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 15; Thursday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Nov. 28; and Thursday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 17. Please note, the gallery will be closed during Thanksgiving break. On Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Kamerick Art Building,...
Aug 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Metal Casting Center is part of one of seven teams awarded funding through America Makes to advance additive manufacturing technologies. Through a partnership with the Youngstown Business Incubator, UNI’s MCC is part of a team that also includes the American Foundry Society; Ford Motor Company; Humtown Products; Northeast Iowa Community College; Pennsylvania State University (ARL); Product...

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