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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.
Aug 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $450,384 grant to the University of Northern Iowa to improve adult college readiness. The grant will provide funding for the UNI Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The goal of the center is to increase the number of adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete a secondary school diploma or equivalent and enroll in a postsecondary institution. "The Educational Opportunity...
Aug 26, 2016
EDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa Science Teachers Section (ISTS) of the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) has recognized Pat Higby, energy education and outreach coordinator for the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEE),  as a 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award (OSA). In her tenure at UNI, Higby developed the Fabulous Resources for Energy Education (FREE), a program that provides materials to...
Aug 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has received a generous grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to intensify student and faculty community engagement through environmental conservation efforts. “We are delighted to receive this grant and create high impact community environmental conservation projects with UNI students leading them,” said Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (...
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iowa Sister States (ISS). As a result of this partnership, CIEP academic support assistant Jeannie Kleinhans visited the ISS representatives of Hebei, China from Tuesday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 12. "We are very excited about Jeanne's visit to the Hebei sister state," said Carolina Coronado-...
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host George Thorogood and the Destroyers at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. For more than four decades, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have performed more than 8,000 live shows, and have sold 15 million albums worldwide. This bad-to-the-bone guitar singer is still thrilling audiences with electrifying rock music. Ticket prices begin at $39....
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host Ronnie Milsap, a pioneer in advancing country music beyond its rural roots and into the mainstream of modern music, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. Milsap redefined country music and has 40 number one hits, which is more than Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson combined. With music that ranges from the heartbreaking "Smokey Mountain Rain" to the...
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the "Music City Hit-Makers," three of Nashville's elite songwriters, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. The "Music City Hit-Makers" perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they've penned for today's most iconic stars. With over 30 number one hits, these Grammy award-winning writers have had their songs recorded by Kenny...
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Ann Strom, a University of Northern Iowa student and employee, has received the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) 2016 Outstanding Tutor Award, a national award where one student is selected each year as the top tutor in the nation. “I was surprised to receive this award,” said Strom. “I knew my boss, Emily [Borcherding], was nominating me because I wrote an essay for it, but I was surprised to find out I won...
Aug 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Children’s Choir (UNICC) is embarking on another year of making music and is currently taking appointments for auditions. Children in grades third through ninth are welcome to audition to join this elite ensemble. Under the direction of Michelle Swanson, the UNICC rehearses weekly during the school year from August through May, performs two on-campus concerts, performs at events in the Cedar...
Aug 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the annual UNI Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 25, at the Panther Plot near the Biology Research Complex and the Industrial Technology Center. This will mark the fourth year of the event. The purpose of the event is to highlight the hard work of the UNI students who built the garden from the ground up, in addition to other participating UNI programs. This year...

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