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It's easy to go beyond the classroom and into the community with the University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University and Speakers Bureau. These programs have a great impact on individuals, businesses and communities in Iowa.
UNI's Lifelong University (LLU) launched in 2005 to offer short-term, noncredit courses to the lifelong learner.
The colors purple and gold seem to dominate the University of Northern Iowa student's wardrobe this time of year. Window paint and an abundance of sidewalk chalk appear overnight and Panther Pride Cries can be heard throughout campus. This can mean only one thing…Homecoming!
A school field trip is something almost every student looks forward to. Leaving behind the classroom for a day leads to an out of the ordinary educational experience. That's exactly the kind of experience the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) offers with Allen Hospital's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth.
|People gather for the flag planting ceremony at Lawther Field on the UNI Campus. More than 3,000 flags were planted in honor of those who lost their life during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.|
Approximately 2,977 people lost their life during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." As a lifelong learner, Franklin knew that it doesn’t matter if the investment is made when you're 8, 18 or 80 because the dividends are the same: your world becomes broader, your life becomes richer and your wisdom becomes deeper. What does matter, however, is that you keep learning.
School is in session at the University of Northern Iowa, and for the next year this is a student’s home away from home. To greet newcomers and returning faces, Student Affairs rolled out Welcome Week 2011.
Written by Sara Wesselman, University Relations Student Editor and graduating senior
As I recap my last four years at the University of Northern Iowa, nostalgia sets in and a whirlwind flashback begins, reminiscing on the great experiences and people that I have been fortunate to come across during my time here.
The culmination of four years will come to a close this Saturday for 1,900 Panther students as we begin a new chapter in our lives.
Story by Sara Wesselmann, UNI University Relations online magazine & public relations assistant
The UNI "Interlude Dance" receives national attention
Joining the craze is as easy as learning six simple steps.
1. Warm your hands up around the fire.
1a. Clap your hands at the appropriate time
2. The Interlude
4. The ninja robot
5. Fist pumps, starting at the floor
6. The revenge of the Interlude
Located in the heart of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa draws the vast majority of its students from within the state. Yet among the 13,000-member student body, another 45 states and 70 countries are represented. Eleven percent of UNI's resident assistants are ethnic minorities. Campus organizations encompass a variety of ethnicities, religions and lifestyles.