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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Nov 8, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has been selected to host a U.S. Department of Education open forum on the Obama administration's college affordability and completion initiative. The forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. This event is open to the public. It will also be streamed online at live.uni.edu. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kantor...
Nov 6, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa faculty Michele Devlin, professor of health, physical education and leisure services, and Mark Grey, professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology, are the recipients of the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit's Karen L. Evans Award (Immigrant Champion Award) for their outstanding work with Iowa's immigrant population. The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit is an annual conference that brings...
Nov 6, 2013
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...
Nov 6, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sunsara Taylor, American writer and political activist, will visit the University of Northern Iowa to speak about religion and women's rights in regards to birth control and abortion. "Defeating the Assault on Abortion Rights: Winning the Full Liberation of Women" will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Taylor currently sits on the advisory board for the organization World Can't Wait and has...
Nov 6, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- To commemorate 25 years of integrated roadside vegetation management in Iowa, the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) Program at the University of Northern Iowa is teaming up with the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund to host regional planning sessions on local integrated roadside vegetation management programs. Six sessions are planned from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. throughout the months of November and...
Nov 4, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will host "An Evening of 'Text' Messages" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. The show is a "best of the best" event featuring performances from beginning and advanced performance classes in the Department of Communication Studies. Performances result from four courses: Oral Interpretation, Cultural Performance, Family...
Oct 31, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a lecture about the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project. The lecture, by Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of history, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Oral history has been a powerful tool for researchers to better understand the experiences of everyday individuals engaged in activities that are not always officially or publicly...
Oct 31, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Leslie Prideaux has been named director of alumni relations. She is currently assistant director of programs for the University of Iowa Alumni Association.  Prideaux has extensive experience in alumni relations with a proven track record of success in creating strategic, integrated plans and programs. At UNI she will serve as president of the UNI Alumni Association, provide strategic direction of alumni association...
Oct 31, 2013
The University of Northern Iowa has been selected to host an open forum on Friday, Nov. 15, by the Department of Education to discuss the Obama Administration’s college value and affordability plans. UNI is one of four universities nationwide to host the public forum by the Department of Education. The first one kicks off on Nov. 6 at the California State University-Dominguez Hills. George Mason University will be on Nov. 13, and Louisiana State...
Oct 29, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa students and alumni, as well as the Cedar Valley community, will have the opportunity to give back while participating in a fun, mile-long run, walk or roll on Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the UNI campus. The seventh annual Polar Bare Run, Walk or Roll will begin with check-in at 9 p.m. at the UNI Alumni House, 1012 West 23rd St. The race will begin at 9:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring new or...

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