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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.
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...
Jan 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Andrew Hartman will conduct a lecture on “The Culture Wars: The New Left and the Rise of the Neoconservatives in America” on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. In his talk, Hartman will cover the radical political mobilizations of the 1960s and the destabilization of normative America by the emergence of the New Left, which in turn led to the rise of a group of...
Jan 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25; Friday, Feb. 26; Saturday, Feb. 27; Friday, March 4; Saturday, March 5; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 6, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Tennessee William’s “The Glass Menagerie” is an enduring classic of American theatre. It premiered in a legendary production, starring Laurette Taylor as...
Jan 22, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gaëtane Jean-Marie has been named dean of the College of Education and the Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair of Leadership in Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Jean-Marie will assume her new duties on June 30. The appointment is contingent upon approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its June meeting. "Jean-Marie will bring a strong background in educational leadership to UNI," said Jim Wohlpart,...
Jan 19, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented the University of Northern Iowa with the prestigious Campus Program Excellence Award. The awards presentation took place at the 43rd annual Alliance Management Institute from Jan. 3-5, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston. The Institute is an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector. The Campus Program Excellence Award is...

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