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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is an outstanding business school for the eighth consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education-services company features the school in the just-published 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, published Oct. 8, 2013). Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, said, "We recommend UNI as one of...
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host theologian and social activist Ronald Sider as part of the "Reaching for Higher Ground" series from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Sider will lecture on "Social Responsibility & the Crisis of Hunger," which addresses the persistence of hunger in this country and the world and what can and should be done about it. He is a distinguished professor at...
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present "Spring Awakening" at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Nov. 2 and Nov. 7 to 9, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 3 and 10. All performances will be in Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Spring Awakening" is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1892 expressionist play about the struggles, frustrations and thrills of the teen years. The...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Do whistleblowers help or hinder government accountability? Sen. Chuck Grassley will answer this question with his lecture "Government Accountability and Whistleblowers" from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in Maucker Union's Expansion Room on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Grassley has been a consistent defender of whistleblowers and considers them to be part of the system of checks and balances. A co-author of the...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present "Slammin' at the Interp!" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. "Slammin' at the Interp!" will bring together spoken word and slam poets from across Iowa. Featured performers include Josh Hamzehee, Melina Gotera, Yaw Kyeremateng, Zora Hurst, Kate Krohn, Christian Roth and Jerica Crawford. The event is intended for...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence, the University of Northern Iowa will host Anita DeFrantz, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and member of the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams, at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Commons Ballroom. DeFrantz will speak on "Striving for Excellence." The installation of 2013 inductees into the Hall of...
Oct 8, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will present their annual fall dance concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, and 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall.  The companies will perform a variety of dance styles, including hip-hop, ballet, ballroom, contemporary, tap and multicultural. The event is free of charge and open to all...
Oct 7, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students, faculty and staff at the University of Northern Iowa will join thousands of Iowans in a commitment to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by participating in Healthiest State walks on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The walks will take place at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Maucker Union, noon at the McLeod Center and 3 p.m. at the Wellness and Recreation Center. In 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad announced the plan to make Iowa...
Oct 3, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A team of physics professors from the University of Northern Iowa received a federal grant of $105,000 from the National Science Foundation to perform new experiments on materials at temperatures within 10 degrees Fahrenheit of absolute zero, the lowest temperature that can be achieved. The funding will be used to purchase a new low-temperature system to work alongside current equipment in the laboratory of Rui He, principal...
Oct 3, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In less than a week after going live with voting on one of its nine business contests, the award winning business grant contest Dream Big Grow Here has already attracted over 10,000 people from across the United States to go online and vote for Iowa small business owners vying for a shot at a $5,000 business grant. Regional winners from this year's contests will then go on for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize at the...

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