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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Nov 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- The Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching and Recognition Award, established by the Robert and Phyllis Education Fund for Excellence, will be awarded to two Iowa teachers on Friday, Dec. 4. This year's recipients are Brooke Fischels, mathematics teacher from Ottumwa Community School District, and Chelsie Meyer, art teacher from Iowa Falls Community School District. The intent of the award is to recognize...
Nov 24, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Special Education, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a Masters of Arts in Education degree in Special Education: Field Specialization beginning spring 2016. This program will prepare master teachers to serve as highly effective and highly qualified special education teachers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Completion of the program will also...
Nov 23, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Joshua Sebree, a former chemist for NASA and current UNI assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and two additional UNI professors, Xinhua Shen and Alexa Sedlacek, were awarded a three-year grant in spring 2015 from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium to conduct a three-part study. The study brings together the departments of chemistry and earth science along with several collaborators from NASA to work with students...
Nov 23, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- On Saturday, Dec. 19, Friends of Gallagher Bluedorn will present "A Big Band Christmas," featuring the Bill Shepherd Big Band and Nola Rose. Composed of local musicians, the Bill Shepherd Big Band offers a holiday-infused Big Band performance for the Christmas season. In addition, Friends of Gallagher Bluedorn will host a silent auction and will sell glass-blown ornaments by Bogenrief Studios, Inc. All proceeds benefit the...
Nov 23, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Special Education, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a Master of Arts in Education degree, Special Education Consultant emphasis, beginning spring 2016. This program addresses the need across the state for highly effective special education consultants and special education instructional coaches to provide collaborative, job-embedded and personalized...
Nov 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition from Thursday, Dec. 10, through Saturday, Dec. 19, on the main floor of Kamerick Art Building (KAB). An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 10, in the KAB south lobby. Travis Gingerich of Kalona will present a ceramics exhibition titled "Graven Images." Gingerich creates earthenware sculptures of the human...
Nov 18, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association and the UNI Foundation will host a Distinguished Awards Celebration during a dinner and program, Friday, Nov. 20, in the UNI Commons. The awards program includes the annual Heritage Honors Awards and the President's Philanthropy Awards. Alumni and friends will be recognized for their professional accomplishments and service to the university. Recipients of the Heritage...
Nov 18, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gallagher Bluedorn will launch its new music series, HANDPICKED, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10. This launch party will celebrate the new series by unveiling the first two bands attached to the series, as well as offering food, drinks and music merchandise for purchase. The event will take place in Davis Hall, within Gallagher Bluedorn, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. HANDPICKED is the culmination of feedback from...
Nov 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For American Education Week, the University of Northern Iowa College of Education faculty will host a statewide field trip Nov.16 through 20 to learn from professional educators across the state of Iowa about current best practices, trends and challenges in education. There will be four site visits in the Des Moines area:   - Monday, Nov. 16, at Des Moines University. The three UNI faculty members participating include:...
Nov 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Startup Weekend, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, will return to the Cedar Valley Nov. 20 through 22 at Techworks in Waterloo as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and entrepreneurs can come together to create ideas for new startup businesses. Tickets for the event are $80 for adults and $50 for students. This includes entrance into the...

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