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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will welcome Regina Dixon-Reeves as the guest speaker for the 6th annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity hosted by UNI's Diversity Council. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Commons Ballroom. A Diversity Fair will precede the town hall meeting from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Eight UNI faculty, staff and students will be honored with the Diversity Matters Award at the conclusion...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud expresses his thanks to Governor Branstad for the FY 2015 budget recommendations in support of UNI, particularly the 4% increase in general university operating appropriations which will allow UNI to freeze tuition for its students for a second consecutive year.  This will benefit a large number of UNI students as more than 90% of its undergraduates are from Iowa.  In addition...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI students, faculty and staff will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events on Monday, Jan. 20. All events are free and open to the public. The MLK Day of Service will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Participants will come together to provide meals for Iowa families in need. Free lunch will be provided to those who register by Saturday, Jan. 18. For more information or to...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was awarded a more than $500,000 grant by the Iowa Department of Education and was selected to be one of two Iowa institutions of higher education to pilot a yearlong student teaching program. UNI's College of Education and the grant's second recipient, Dordt College in Sioux Center, will implement the program, evaluate its effectiveness and offer insight to the Iowa Department of Education at...
Jan 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa students, faculty and staff now have the ability to take UNI with them wherever they go… on their smartphones. The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones via mobile Web. MyUNI, which includes a custom designed user interface, is a great way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to interact with UNI's campus. So far, more...
Jan 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The announcement came during the association's annual meeting in October. President Ruud will be one of 15 presidents from around the country serving as a director for AASCU, a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges,...
Jan 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present the "2014 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" from Monday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, March 1. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) south lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, motion graphics, sculpture,...
Jan 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host Kindergym, an informal learning program focusing on the development and refinement of motor skills for 2- to 5-year-olds. The program will be offered Saturday mornings from 9 to 9:50 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds and from 10 to 10:50 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds. Sessions will be held Feb. 1 through March 8 in UNI's Wellness Recreation Center main gym. Physical activity stations will...
Dec 20, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Applications are being accepted for the Instructional Technology Master of Arts cohort degree program to begin summer 2014. This program prepares professionals to be leaders in instructional technology in the classroom, district and beyond. Students focus on developing 21st century learning environments by supporting learning with technology in the classroom. Program graduate Cathy Hines accepted a position as an...
Dec 19, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. The chapter is being recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physics club, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the U.S. SPS is a professional association designed for students, and membership is open to anyone...

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