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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Feb 25, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host "Feeding Black Hawk County Region" from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the CEEE. Tickets are $20 for the general public and free for UNI students, and include a lunch buffet. The event will host community leaders, elected officials, school administrators, and food-oriented businesses and organizations that are...
Feb 25, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Two physics majors from the University of Northern Iowa will present their research at the annual March meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) on Monday, March 3, through Friday, March 7, in Denver, Colo. This is the largest physics meeting in the world. It attracts approximately 10,000 physicists, scientists and students. Courtney Keiser, from Mason City, researched phase transformation, electrical and thermal...
Feb 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a lecture on low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Tom Wind, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, will provide information on this relatively new technology. LENR allows controlled fusion of hydrogen into helium in small modular reactors that can fit on a tabletop. This results in...
Feb 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jennifer Cooley, associate professor in UNI's Department of Languages and Literatures, will present her lecture "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women" at noon, Monday, March 3, in the Center for Multicultral Education, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The talk stems from ethnographic research conducted with migrant women in Iowa who were victims of abuse...
Feb 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In 1945, a young housewife filed what would become a historic lawsuit that involved the separation of church and state. "The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today" documents the life of Vashti McCollum, the plaintiff in the landmark case McCollum v. Board of Education. The Peabody Award-winning film will be screened at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) at noon, Tuesday, March 4, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Center...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sesame Street's Elmo, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson, and performance artist Nothando Zulu will join the Cedar Valley community for a day of reading at the University of Northern Iowa's eighth annual African-American Read-In from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Maucker Union and Rod Library. The event encourages Cedar Valley youth to learn about African-American history and culture. "It is...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student organizations in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) are teaming up to make positive changes locally and globally. They are combining the virtues of sustainability, service and global awareness by raising funds for several projects. One project is to plant trees in areas of Cedar Falls that were damaged by floods in 2008. The students' goal is to plant 4,000 hardwood...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the third annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). A pre-conference will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the SEC. "This conference is very important to bridge the gaps of understanding among people of all ethnicities, races, cultures and socioeconomic statuses," said...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Superheroes, supervillians, compost, carcinogens and pink ribbons will come together amid heaps of trash for the University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre production "Wasted" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. Using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installations and dance, the show will challenge the understanding of waste and...
Feb 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. "Last year's inaugural event was such a great success," said Jeneane Beck, UNI state relations officer. "I was impressed by the faculty, student and alumni turnout. It really drove home to...

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