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May 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jim Jermier, the University of Northern Iowa's director of development for the College of Education, is leaving the university to accept a job as the new vice president for development at Luther College in Decorah. Jermier will begin his new duties at Luther on June 6. As the vice president for development, Jermier will lead the development, alumni and campus programming operations, as well as serve as adviser to the...
May 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service award for their exemplary service to the university: Hansen Breitling is a senior philosophy major from Ames, Iowa. Graduating in May 2016 with a 3.95 GPA, he plans to attend graduate school in the fall. He was an active student leader in Ethnic Student Promoters, Black Student Union, the Philosophy Club, the Dean’s Advisory Committee,...
May 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – At 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center announced 25 new shows that will make up its 2016-17 Artist Series. The new season picks up where it left off bringing big names such as Lily Tomlin and Kenny G as well as notable Broadway tours such as “MAMMA MIA!” and “Pippin.” A full list of shows, including the three recently added summer shows, can be found below: Loretta Lynn – June 25, 2016...
May 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition on Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11, on the UNI campus. The event is open to the public, and youth and professional performing pianists and piano enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. The competition will feature 36 exceptional pianists from around the world, including Canada, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Italy,...
May 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) quarterback Don McPherson will be the keynote speaker at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention 10th Annual MVP Student Leadership Summit to be held Friday, May 6, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. In addition to his professional...
Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded $490,863 to the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to fund the development of an Environmental Analysis Classroom and Laboratory (EACL). The department first began offering a bachelor’s degree program in environmental science in 2013. The program, which currently enrolls 44 majors, is expected to grow along with UNI’s bachelor’s degree...
Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A new large-scale sculpture was installed Friday, April 29, next to Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The project was funded by donations from Satch and Karen Mukai as part of their contributions to library renovations. The sculpture, titled “Culminata,” was designed by Daniel Perry, a professor, with the help of students and donors. After the design was complete, Perry, the Public Art Incubator and UNI...
Apr 28, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Technology. The program is scheduled to begin this fall and is intended to prepare and develop professionals to perform and function as leaders and skilled technologists in industrial environments. “UNI’s Master of Science in Technology online degree program is an excellent option for busy individuals who want to earn a graduate degree...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The event is free and open to the public. The band will present a variety of musical selections including “Slavonic Dance No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak, “The Peanut Vendor” by Moises Simons, selections from “Sound of Music” by Rogers and...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year on Saturday, May 7, in the McLeod Center. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business Administration, and the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs will be at 10 a.m. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Humanities, Arts and...

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