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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Apr 10, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will hold a U.S. Citizenship Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. At the event, 100 people from 36 different countries, including Australia, Bosnia, Vietnam and India will become American citizens. "It is an honor for UNI to be chosen to host this unique ceremony," said Mark Grey, professor and director of the UNI...
Apr 10, 2014
CEDAR FALLS -- The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is now accepting entries for the 2014 competition. New and start-up businesses (in business for less than four years) are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000. The deadline to enter is June 13. Applicants are required to submit business plan information via a secure online program called Gust. A link to the Gust submission page is available at the...
Apr 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) and the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) at the University of Northern Iowa will sponsor a remembrance of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the CME in Maucker Union. April marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people were killed in the East African nation during a span of 100 days.  The...
Apr 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will present the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony's last performance of the season at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, in the Great Hall of Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The concert is offered as a part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series. The performance, conducted by Ronald Johnson, professor in the School of Music, features musical pieces with American,...
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student organizations in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) are teaming up to plant 6,500 trees in areas of Cedar Falls that were affected by the 2008 floods. The planting will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Anyone who wants to volunteer should meet west of Bruns Machine, 1824 Lincoln St. in Cedar Falls. "It's wonderful to see so many young people coming...
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP), in partnership with UNI's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services and HopeLine® from Verizon, will host The Y Factor Iowa: Military Summit on Tuesday, April 15, on the UNI campus. The daylong conference for ROTC cadets, guard and reserve units, and active and retired military personnel will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p....
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Brenda Bass has been named dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently interim dean of CSBS and will assume her new duties on July 1 pending Board of Regents approval. "Dr. Bass brings a strong background in academic leadership to UNI," said Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost. "Her research and leadership style will help elevate the...
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Each spring departments at the University of Northern Iowa select distinguished graduates to participate in the Alumni in Residence program. These accomplished alumni return to campus to speak with students about their professional experiences and help them understand the connection between the theory they learn in the classroom and the practice in the professional world. Alumni also meet with faculty groups to discuss...
Apr 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gloria Gibson, University of Northern Iowa executive vice president and provost, has announced the winners of the University Book & Supply (UBS) Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2014. The awards honor pre-tenure faculty members who have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching. The winners are Sarah Vander Zanden, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; Sheila Benson, assistant professor of...
Apr 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10. The walk will begin at the Alumni House on campus. Each year, an increasing number of men, women and their families join the award-winning walk to raise awareness about the serious causes and effects of sexualized violence against women. The walk asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes....

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