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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.
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will keep students active this spring break. UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will provide an All Sports Camp for elementary and middle school kids from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 17, through Friday, March 21, at the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) at UNI. All Sports Camp offers students between the ages of 6 and 12 the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports, including flag...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Curt Ellis went from creating award-winning documentary films to starting a nonprofit to help prevent childhood obesity. Ellis will describe the journey that led him to make the leap from filmmaking to advocacy work in his presentation from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Ellis has produced a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning films about...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Could you get cancer from just going outside? Due to increasing industrial and agricultural pollution, it's likely. An upcoming film screening at UNI will explore this and other links between the environment and cancer. "Living Downstream" will be screened from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, in Sabin Hall, Room 002. A discussion, led by Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Mohammad Iqbal, professor of geology and environmental science at the University of Northern Iowa, recently began a project to examine the Cedar River watershed. As a result of agricultural practices, the state of Iowa is contributing a significant portion of the nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico that are responsible for making a large area of its water low in oxygen. His research strives to figure out where those...
Feb 5, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded several national awards by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The awards presentation took place Jan. 5 through 8 at the Magnificent Mile Marriott in Chicago as part of the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector. Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services was recognized as the Mutual...
Feb 4, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will hold the UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI Commons. The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 150 attendees. Throughout the forum, there will be speakers, a panel and a presentation by UNI's Supply Chain Management Association Operation Stimulus Competition Team.  The keynote speaker for the forum is J. Scot...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer four courses this spring. "Indoor Gardening" will be led by Stephanie Witte, UNI Botanical Center horticulturist, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 19 and 26, and March 5, at the UNI Botanical Center. Participants will learn about the best lighting, soil types, fertilizer options and pruning techniques to make houseplants look their best. Participants will also take a...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will present a two-day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium as part of V-Day UNI. "The Vagina Monologues," which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Ensler...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Feb. 10 through 13. The annual event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers. All activities are held in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. Each day will feature a different theme including skepticism, science, activism and sexuality. There will be four...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Award-winning Latino poet Eduardo Corral will perform at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Bartlett Hall, Room 1017. Author of the critically acclaimed book "Slow Lightning," Corral is the first Latino to receive the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. His diverse work spans subject matter such as language, history, gender and ethnicity. "Corral is an important new poet whose work...

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