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Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded $490,863 to the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to fund the development of an Environmental Analysis Classroom and Laboratory (EACL). The department first began offering a bachelor’s degree program in environmental science in 2013. The program, which currently enrolls 44 majors, is expected to grow along with UNI’s bachelor’s degree...
Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A new large-scale sculpture was installed Friday, April 29, next to Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The project was funded by donations from Satch and Karen Mukai as part of their contributions to library renovations. The sculpture, titled “Culminata,” was designed by Daniel Perry, a professor, with the help of students and donors. After the design was complete, Perry, the Public Art Incubator and UNI...
Apr 28, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Technology. The program is scheduled to begin this fall and is intended to prepare and develop professionals to perform and function as leaders and skilled technologists in industrial environments. “UNI’s Master of Science in Technology online degree program is an excellent option for busy individuals who want to earn a graduate degree...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The event is free and open to the public. The band will present a variety of musical selections including “Slavonic Dance No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak, “The Peanut Vendor” by Moises Simons, selections from “Sound of Music” by Rogers and...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year on Saturday, May 7, in the McLeod Center. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business Administration, and the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs will be at 10 a.m. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Humanities, Arts and...
Apr 22, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate National Playground Safety Week from Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29.   This year's theme for NPPS week is "#GroundedInPlay: A video contest for kids." NPPS believes all children should have access to play in a safe environment. The goal of this event is to empower communities nationwide to be aware of and promote...
Apr 22, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host "Take Back the Night" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, on the Maucker Union roof. The event aims to protect against sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms. The event will begin with an opening ceremony, followed by a march through campus and down College Hill, and will end with a closing ceremony where cookies and refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to...
Apr 21, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present Congressman Blum’s "2016 Congressional Art Competition" of Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, which will take place Tuesday, April 26 through Saturday, May 7, in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held Wednesday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. Congressman Rod Blum will take an...
Apr 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the State of Iowa Physics Competition Tuesday, April 12, in the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. Approximately 145 students from 20 different schools participated. Grinnell High School placed first, led by instructor Chris Molitor; Cedar Falls High School placed second, led by instructor Meghan Reynolds; and Decorah High School placed third, led by instructor Tim...
Apr 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa recognized students during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on April 12. Awards were presented to students and student organizations for outstanding student leadership throughout the 2015-16 academic year. The list of awards and award winners include: - UNI C.A.R.E. Awards. This award is intended for UNI students, faculty, staff, organizations or programs that have demonstrated...

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