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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.
Feb 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's College of Education will host the second annual Education Summit on Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, in Maucker Union. International, national, and regional scholars and leaders in education will discuss current research, practices and policies. This year's summit theme, "Necessary Connectedness: The New Edge of Education," will focus on four primary strands: literacy education, STEM (...
Feb 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sean Botkin, School of Music faculty artist and associate professor of piano at the University of Northern Iowa, will make his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The concert will held at 8 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Botkin has appeared at Carnegie Hall twice previously as a featured artist, but this will be his first solo engagement at the historic venue. “I’m excited to...
Feb 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- James W. Loewen will deliver a lecture titled "How Iowa was a Leader in Race Relations and How it Can Be One Again" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This lecture is in honor of Black History Month as well as the late UNI professor of history, John D. Baskerville. Loewen is an American sociologist, historian and author of several books, including "Lies My...
Feb 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter will host an event featuring Karmen Johnson, a public relations expert from Seattle, Washington. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience working in public relations, corporate communications and creative services. Her diverse career includes in-house communications positions with Starbucks and Expedia, Inc. She also worked in...
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Gallery of Art will present the documentary, “Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kelley, the film’s producer and director, proposed the project because of his love of art and passion for the new University of Iowa Museum of Art. Kelley described the film as a “film about a journey...
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Imago Theatre's "ZooZoo" performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. Imago Theatre is best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions. Their performance "ZooZoo" has everything from sleeping hippos, cuddly polar bears, overly competitive penguins, fancy-restaurant-patronizing anteaters,...
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Tony Award-winning musical "Once" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, "Once" tells the enchanting tale off a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his...
Feb 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Christopher Edginton, a professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services at the University of Northern Iowa, is being interviewed by NBC Nightly News for a segment that will air at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 on NBC. (Editor's Note: The segment has been pushed back to next week. The new night and time has not been announced yet.) Earlier this week, Edginton was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The...
Feb 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. "UNI Day at the Capitol is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase why UNI is so valuable to the state of Iowa," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "The number of students, faculty and alumni...
Feb 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are joining forces to impact current and future UNI students by participating in We Are One UNI. Weeklong philanthropy events will be held Feb. 22 through 26. - Feb. 22 through 23. The campus community will be informed about the impact philanthropy has had at UNI through student participation, visuals posted around campus and social media posts. - Feb....

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