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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Oct 22, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," directed and choreographed by Tony award-winner, Andy Blankenbuehler, will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. "Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is a family friendly musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and...
Oct 22, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The American Mathematical Society (AMS) awarded $3,000 to University of Northern Iowa mathematics major Emily Wardenburg through the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund. The AMS randomly selected UNI and six other universities to receive one-time awards of $3,000 each. Each university's mathematical department chose one student to receive the funds to help them pursue a career in mathematics. Wardenburg is a single mother...
Oct 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present the "2015 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" from Monday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Nov. 30. The open reception begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) south lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of recent accomplishments by the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and includes...
Oct 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa's Department of Education Psychology and Foundations, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a master of education degree in professional development for teachers beginning spring 2016. This program is specially designed to fulfill the professional development needs of classroom teachers and other teaching professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the teaching and learning...
Oct 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant was awarded to the University of Northern Iowa to develop an interdisciplinary synthesis and assess the state of knowledge about Arctic sustainability. This project is led by a scholarly team from multiple disciplines and seven Arctic countries and will contribute to conceptual, applied and educational aspects of Arctic sustainability. The group aims to improve health, human...
Oct 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The 395 students who have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program are invited to participate in the formal induction ceremony. Len Froyen, professor emeritus, will deliver the...
Oct 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Office of Career Services will celebrate the 40th annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair for Educators Feb. 5 through 7, 2016, in Waterloo. The UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair is the oldest international education recruitment event in the world. Since 1976, more than 28,000 educators have utilized its services. The fair is a service of the Overseas Placement Service for Educators, a program area of...
Oct 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy will host a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Commons Georgian Lounge and Slife Ballroom on UNI's campus to celebrate 25 years of Reading Recovery in Iowa. The program has impacted nearly 80,000 first-grade students in Iowa who struggle with reading and writing in school. It prepares teacher leaders in a post-masters certificated program. The teacher...
Oct 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Speech and Debate and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education have organized a debate titled, "Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide." It will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in McCollum Science Hall, Room 137. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which was carried out by the Turkish government against the Armenian population of the...
Oct 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Museum on the first floor of the Rod Library will host a grand reopening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Oct. 31. The event is free, open to the public and will include Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts, snacks and games. In addition to highlighting museum collections, the event will feature student work. "Lighting Up: Perceptions of American Drug Culture," created by a UNI intern, focuses on...

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