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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.
Mar 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Women's and Gender Studies Program will host multiple events this March in honor of Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public. The events include: - Discussion, “Challenges of the American Muslim Woman,” 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) - “Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 21 through Saturday, April 16. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21 in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by students...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will celebrate the lifetime achievements of the most recent School of Music Jazz Hall of Fame inductees at an award ceremony and induction held during the spring Jazz Band One concert on Friday, April 8,at Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on UNI’s campus. The Jazz Hall of Fame honorees for 2016 will be James (Jim) Linahon and Roger Maxwell. Jim Linahon is a 1973 UNI alumnus...
Mar 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA -- Estate and financial planning professionals are invited to attend a seminar from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Neil E. Harl, Ph.D., J.D., a nationally recognized expert on taxation, business planning and agricultural law, will be the presenter. Harl is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at...
Mar 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In December, the University of Northern Iowa was represented at the Transportation Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. to call attention to the role of state departments of transportation in the conversation regarding pollinators and monarch butterflies. The summit was convened and sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Laura Jackson, professor of biology and director of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Cesar Millan, star of the NatGeo WILD series "Cesar 911" and the original host of the long-running hit series "Dog Whisperer," will perform at the UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11. Millan will reveal the secrets of happier and healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in an exciting live show. He will perform his incredible dog training techniques and will...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud and Iowa State University President Steven Leath signed a memorandum of understanding at the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, offering students the opportunity to earn a physics and engineering degree from each university in five years. The program will enable a student to spend three years at UNI before transferring to ISU for their final two years. The student...
Feb 24, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – David Harris has been named director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Northern Iowa. He is currently senior associate athletic director at Iowa State University. In that role, Harris serves as the sports administrator for football, men's basketball and wrestling and also has oversight responsibilities for student-athlete development, compliance, athletic training, and strength and conditioning. Harris will...
Feb 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fifth annual UNI Dance Marathon from noon to midnight Saturday, March 5, in the Maucker Union. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools. Money that is raised by the schools during the events goes toward the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, high school and college dance marathons collectively...
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 (...

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