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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.
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...
Oct 29, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a lecture by Grant Wood Art Colony Fellow Eric Sall at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South, Room 111. Sall will discuss his work and career. The lecture was made possible by the Grant Wood Art Colony Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, which provides post-M.F.A. or post-doctoral fellowships in...
Oct 28, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy and World Religions will host lectures concerning evolution and religion, as well as the Affordable Care Act, as part of a fall lecture series. The first lecture is titled "Does Evolution Undermine Religion? A Panel Discussion." The panel will include Steve O'Kane, professor of biology; Jerry Soneson, associate professor of religion and humanities; and Loyal Rue,...
Oct 24, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Internationally known activist Angela Davis will deliver her lecture "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. "I am delighted and honored to have Ms. Angela Davis in the Cedar Valley to talk with us, particularly college students, faculty and any who would listen...
Oct 24, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Three hundred and sixty-eight students have satisfied requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of...
Oct 23, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students, faculty and staff at the University of Northern Iowa will participate in Make A Difference Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, and thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities and nonprofit organizations. Volunteers will participate in various service projects at places throughout the Cedar...
Oct 23, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Residence Hall Association will sponsor a trick-or-treating event from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Bender, Dancer, Lawther, Campbell, Noehren, Hagemann, Rider and Shull Hall. University students will hand out candy and host events, including coloring, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating and a costume red carpet for children in each hall lobby. The event is open to the public. For...
Oct 22, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Associate professor of management Craig VanSandt has been named the new David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa. VanSandt brings a wealth of business and higher education experience with him to UNI. He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Christian University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in management from Virginia Tech. He has worked in real estate...
Oct 21, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer Panther Play Dates from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Nov. 1, at the Schindler Education Center. UNI elementary education and theatre majors will provide art activities for students in grades one through five. Students are responsible for bringing a sack lunch; a mid-afternoon snack will be provided. The cost for this event is $30 per child. Students may be...

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