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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Feb 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host "An Evening With Garrison Keillor" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Garrison Keillor is an American author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality. He is known for hosting the Minnesota Public Radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion." Keillor will share hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people...
Jan 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Annie," one of the world's best-loved family musicals, will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. "Annie" is directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro. The musical tells the story of a remarkable redhead and her relentlessly optimistic pursuit of her dreams. This...
Jan 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is offering admitted students and their guests a sneak peek at campus during one-day visits on Friday, Feb. 12 and 26, called “UNI Up Close.” UNI Up Close functions as an open house that provides prospective students with the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff, visit residence halls, learn more about financial aid, and get an in-depth look at UNI. Students and guests will attend...
Jan 28, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 10th annual African-American Read-In will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus. There will be two featured guests at the event: Angela Johnson and Nothando Zulu. Johnson is an award-winning American children's poetry book author. She began her writing career in 1989 with the publication of a picture book called "Tell Me a Story, Mama," which...
Jan 27, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation’s Dream Big Grow Here (DBGH) grant contest is extending the application deadline to Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Each year, tens of thousands of dollars are awarded to Iowa business owners and entrepreneurs. The competition includes an online application and voting followed by an in-person industry specific pitch-off. DBGH offers six industry contests, including AG Innovation,...
Jan 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Accounting students at the University of Northern Iowa are providing free income tax assistance again this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Assistance in the preparation of tax returns will be available on Monday and Wednesday nights from Feb. 8 through April 6, excluding March 14 and 16 of Spring Break week. Returns for foreign students and scholars will be prepared beginning Monday, March 7...
Jan 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNIBusiness will be holding four informational sessions in Mason City for those interested in enrolling in a remote UNI MBA program on the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) campus. Remote MBA programs are designed to offer a classroom experience for prospective MBA students unable to commute to the University of Northern Iowa campus. The first two informational sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday...
Jan 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Cloud Cult, an experimental chamber rock band from the Midwest, will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center as part of the HANDPICKED music series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Cloud Cult is an independent band that has sold more than 100,000 albums via their own label, Earthology Records, which was created by lead singer and songwriter Craig Minowa. Cloud Cult...
Jan 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Minguet Quartett will be accompanied by guest pianist Andreas Klein in their performance at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The Minguet Quartett is widely recognized as one of Europe's finest quartets and incorporates classic music to inspire audiences. Their mission is to make the fine arts accessible to the masses, and they...
Jan 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "The Price is Right Live!" will be held at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. "The Price is Right Live!" is a staged production show based on the long-running game show "The Price is Right," and allows contestants the chance to win a share of extravagant prizes. There will be classic games, including the Big Wheel and the Showcase. You must...

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