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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.
Sep 25, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The second annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. The event will focus on the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) model and Reading Recovery. The academy includes sessions for Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders, comprehensive literacy coaches...
Sep 24, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will offer a food waste reduction workshop Oct.15 at the Council Bluffs Public Library. The workshop, focusing on methods to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill includes presentations and discussions from regional experts such as Lora Kanning, interpretive naturalist from the Cass County Conservation and Jim Reimer, Area 6 representative from the Iowa Waste Exchange....
Sep 23, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "The Power of Line: Prints of the European and American Etching Revival" from the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) Monday, Sept. 30, through Monday, Dec. 2, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South on the UNI campus. The exhibition was co-curated by Joni Kinsey of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in conjunction with her students and UIMA...
Sep 19, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Homecoming celebration begins Monday, Oct. 7, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 12, featuring many events and activities. The official kick-off ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, on the roof of Maucker Union. The celebration will include the Pride Cry Competition, performances by the UNI Spirit Squad and live music from the Panther Marching Band. At 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8...
Sep 19, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Elaine Eshbaugh, associate professor of gerontology at the University of Northern Iowa, is available for speaking engagements on Alzheimer's and other related dementias. Eshbaugh serves as the coordinator of UNI's gerontology program, which offers the only undergraduate gerontology degree in Iowa. She is also on the executive board of the Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging and has collaborated with various continuing care...
Sep 19, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The MBA program at the University of Northern Iowa is seeking potential clients for its annual Capstone Experience. The Capstone Experience is a comprehensive, end-of-program application of the UNI College of Business Administration graduate curriculum, during which MBA candidates undertake strategic management projects for client organizations across northeast Iowa. Potential clients are drawn from both the business and...
Sep 18, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $750,000 to the University of Northern Iowa for a project run by Andrey Petrov, assistant professor in the Department of Geography. The project is named RCN-SEES: Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North. The project is based at the Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research (ARCSES)...
Sep 18, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A record 160 students from across the Cedar Valley will compete in a variety of physical and mental battles at the third Cedar Valley Hunger Games event, from 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library. The event, hosted in partnership with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo public libraries, celebrates the love of reading and the popularity of "The Hunger Games" book series. The Cedar...
Sep 17, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three University of Northern Iowa faculty and staff members have been named Fulbright scholars for 2013-14. Christopher Martin, Mark Myers and Nadia Korobova have each been selected to undertake research or teach abroad.  The Fulbright Program, one of the most prestigious award programs in the world, is managed by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1946 under...
Sep 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Advance Iowa program, the state's only certified Economic Gardening center, has officially started. Advance Iowa is an economic development program that focuses on the expansion of small and medium-sized businesses using the Economic Gardening approach. Economic Gardening is often referred to as a "grow your own" strategy for economic development and is a proven economic growth strategy that...

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