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Sep 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. UNI also ranked No. 18 in the overall Midwest list. "It is such an honor that UNI has once again been recognized as one of the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest," said UNI President...
Sep 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A lecture on George Orwell's final book, "1984," will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Seerley Hall, Room 115. The lecture is a part of the 2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education and will be presented by the conference keynote speaker James Lang, professor of English, at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The lecture will focus on "1984" and how the book comes into context with Orwell's...
Sep 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership is hosting a variety of events in the coming months.    The Grundy County Farm Crawl will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Farms on the tour include Fleshner Farms in Reinbeck, Cracked Up Farm in Reinbeck and ARNKA Acres in Dike. There will be activities for kids, along with the opportunity to see how local farms grow the food you eat. The Cedar Valley Cyclists are...
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's preliminary enrollment figures show an increase in new freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2015.   Officials preliminarily report that new resident and non-resident students direct from high school are up nearly 6 percent from last year. This is the third consecutive year that group has seen an increase, and will be greater than last year's 4.4 percent increase in new freshmen....
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "Independence" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 17, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 18. Performances will take place in the Bertha Martin Theatre located in the Strayer-Wood Theatre complex on the University of Northern Iowa campus.   Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Lee Blessing...
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Job & Internship Fair+ will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the McLeod Center. Companies, organizations, nonprofits and graduate schools will be there to network with UNI students and alumni, as well as discuss internships and full-time job opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to share with company, organization and...
Sep 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Ben Schafer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa, was recognized at the Code.org annual summit for training 570 teachers in Iowa, which is equivalent to 5.5 percent of all U.S. teachers trained. Schafer ranked No. 2 in the "500 Club," which is a Code.org affiliate of trainers who trained more than 500 teachers in the first year of the program.  "I love my time...
Sep 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Social Work, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a master's degree in social work beginning spring 2016. The goal of this program is to develop the social work specialization workforce in the underserved areas of Iowa with a focus on individuals who lack the opportunity to attend regular on-campus courses. "The Department of Social Work is excited to provide the...
Sep 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host its annual Scholarship Benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The theme of the concert is "That's Amore!" The concert will feature guest artist Jim Linahon, a UNI School of Music alumnus, who will conduct the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to Frank Sinatra....
Sep 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has partnered with Cedar Valley Recycling & Transfer to accept mixed-recycling products from across campus. Mixed recycling means all recyclable materials – paper, cardboard, plastic and metal – can be placed in one container and will be sorted at Cedar Valley Recycling & Transfer's facility in Waterloo.    "There is a significant savings recognized by recycling and avoiding expensive...

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