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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Mar 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention, and HopeLine® from Verizon will recognize 11 Iowa high schools for their work in implementing the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model. The high schools will receive their awards at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 6, in Des Moines, Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will attend the...
Mar 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother" as well as current issues regarding immigration at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event is free and open to the public. Nazario writes stories about hunger, drug addiction and immigration. She is best...
Mar 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 229 students have satisfied the requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of...
Mar 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Women's and Gender Studies Program will host multiple events this March in honor of Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public. The events include: - Discussion, “Challenges of the American Muslim Woman,” 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) - “Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 21 through Saturday, April 16. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21 in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by students...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will celebrate the lifetime achievements of the most recent School of Music Jazz Hall of Fame inductees at an award ceremony and induction held during the spring Jazz Band One concert on Friday, April 8,at Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on UNI’s campus. The Jazz Hall of Fame honorees for 2016 will be James (Jim) Linahon and Roger Maxwell. Jim Linahon is a 1973 UNI alumnus...
Mar 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA -- Estate and financial planning professionals are invited to attend a seminar from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Neil E. Harl, Ph.D., J.D., a nationally recognized expert on taxation, business planning and agricultural law, will be the presenter. Harl is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at...
Mar 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In December, the University of Northern Iowa was represented at the Transportation Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. to call attention to the role of state departments of transportation in the conversation regarding pollinators and monarch butterflies. The summit was convened and sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Laura Jackson, professor of biology and director of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Cesar Millan, star of the NatGeo WILD series "Cesar 911" and the original host of the long-running hit series "Dog Whisperer," will perform at the UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11. Millan will reveal the secrets of happier and healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in an exciting live show. He will perform his incredible dog training techniques and will...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud and Iowa State University President Steven Leath signed a memorandum of understanding at the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, offering students the opportunity to earn a physics and engineering degree from each university in five years. The program will enable a student to spend three years at UNI before transferring to ISU for their final two years. The student...

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