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Special Events

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jennifer Wahl Rupp will defend her thesis "Biomass, Mineral Content and Winter Phenology of Nine Tallgrass Prairie Forbs." 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Campus Ministries Associate invites all faculty and staff to lunch at St. Stephen's. A soup and sandwhich lunch will be served to faculty and staff in thanks for all they do for our students.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm

ITS-Educational Technology will host a retirement reception to honor director Marilyn Drury, who has been at UNI since the fall semester of 1999. Please join us in wishing her well in retirement. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2015 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Registrar's Office will host a graduation fair. Students will be able to confirm their graduation status, purchase a cap and gown, apply for graduation and commencement, complete exit loan counseling, have a resume critiqued and more.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Student Wellness Services, UNI Public Safety, and local and state law enforcement will host "Making Safe Decisions," a fun and educational event. Activities include life-size drinking and driving simulator; alcohol goggle simulations with golf, water pong and more; alcohol poisoning case study; as well as information and resources from a variety of areas on- and off-campus. Light refreshments will be served; free stuff, too.
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric screening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration is required.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Discover the local food treasures of our region at this free, family friendly event. Learn more about the farmers’ markets, orchards, a diversity of farms, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes. Receive coupons for $1 off admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion, located in the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea available for purchase in the Arthouse Café. Co-sponsor is the Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will feature new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m., and a concert of mixed works by Iowa Composers at 8 p.m. both on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit . For more information on this event, contact

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny will launch conversations and inspire positive growth for individuals, for institutions and for our culture. Ten speakers and performers, including a Purple Heart recipient, a Mayo Clinic physician/author, community designers and entrepreneurs, educators, Ceder Valley youth and others will each contribute a unique angle on the vital TEDxUNI message: each of us has the power to overcome our challenges, shape our own destiny and improve our world. In addition, TEDxUNI will host XFest, a high-energy, experiential festival, along with concurrent campus/community viewing parties as TEDxUNI is streamed to the world live.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (All day)

The Eighth Annual Graduate Symposium will showcase the research and creative work of graduate students. Included will be poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative performances which will be judged by graduate faculty.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00 am

Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the UNI Colleges Against Cancer chapter. The 12-hour event will raise money for cancer research. Participants will celebrate those who have beat cancer, remember those who have lost their battle and fight back so cancer no longer exists in our world. Entertainment will include a live band, bounce houses, silent auction, photo booth, contests and speeches by those who have been affected by cancer.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00 am to Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Leader in Me Symposium is a two-day conference focused on instilling leadership as a vital component in education, and unleashing the greatness of every child. We invite you to unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education. Registration is required.

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric sreening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration required.

Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (All day)

Explore UNI. See robots in action, marvel at the chemistry magic show and cheer on the football team. Many fun activities will be planned for you and your family at the 2015 Family Weekend.

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