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Special Events

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Stress relieving activities during finals week will include free mini massages, walk the labyrinth, dog therapy, arts and crafts, free hot tea, chair yoga and coloring.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Spring award ceremony for UNI-ROTC cadets.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

This year’s ceremony will feature a presentation by Beverly Nagel Ellis of Des Moines, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany. Nagel Ellis will reflect on her family’s survival of the Holocaust and their experiences after the end of World War II. She will share photographs taken by her brother in the DP camp as well as artifacts related to her family’s experiences. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees at the lecture can view two exhibits, “Anne Frank: A History for Today” and “Iowa’s Ties to the Holocaust,” at no charge. The Grout Museum will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 4.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00 am

UNI-ROTC will have a spring commissioning ceremony.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, June 11, 2016 (All day)

The School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition. Join us for the second celebration of this biennial, global piano competition. The event, boasting $25,000 in prizes, is open to outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and audience enthusiasts. The finals concert for the junior category will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10. The finals concert and receptions for the senior category will feature the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Tickets for both finals concerts are available by calling 319-273-4TIX or visiting and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. For more information, visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:00 am

Employee Benefits and Well-being Fair will take place.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day)

The Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium showcases the research and creative works of the graduate student community. The event includes poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. 

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