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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.
Jan 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa students, faculty and staff will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of service on Monday, Jan 18. The event is free and open to the public. The MLK Day of Service will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Participants will be packaging 25,000 rice and bean meals for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank that will be distributed to 16 counties in Iowa. Volunteers...
Jan 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Women's Work: An Insight into Nature, Beauty and the Domestic Object" from Monday, Jan. 11 through Tuesday, March 1. Artist Virginia Scotchie will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. "Women's Work" is an invitational group exhibition of ceramic artists curated by UNI professor of art...
Jan 4, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has contracted with Collegiate Sports Associates out of North Carolina to assist with the athletic director search. Founder and president Todd Turner will provide leadership as UNI moves through the search process. “I am pleased to have Todd’s depth and breadth of experience in helping UNI search for the next director of athletics,” said Michael Hager, senior vice president for finance and...
Dec 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the fourth year in a row, the University of Northern Iowa is ranked in the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance for 2016. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. UNI jumped from No. 86 last year to No. 58 on the 2016 list thanks to its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low...
Dec 17, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for a new athletic director. Michael Hager, senior vice president of finance and operations, will serve as chair of the committee. The university plans to utilize the services of a search firm to support the search process. Members of the search committee, in addition to Hager, include: Jerry Harris, former UNI student athlete and current...
Dec 17, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the fifth annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning in Maucker Union. A pre-conference will also take place in Maucker Union from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. The theme of this year's conference is "Educate, Collaborate and Participate in Supportive...
Dec 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa conducted an annual emergency exercise on Monday, Dec. 7. The exercise consisted of a tabletop relating to the university's response to an unexpected weather-related emergency. Participants included representatives from public safety and other departments involved in managing an emergency. The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and...
Dec 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services will hold the Kindergym program again this spring. The program will be offered on six Saturdays starting Jan. 23 and ending March 5 in the main gym at the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) on UNI's campus. Kindergym is an informal learning program focusing on the development and refinement of motor skills for 2- to 5- year-olds. The 4...
Dec 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, in the McLeod Center. This year's Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Jordan Brown, a senior elementary education and middle level education dual major, from Cedar Rapids. Approximately 650 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Gretta Berghammer,...
Dec 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa sent a message to all students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 9 regarding the eye-opening and powerful conversations about discrimination, diversity and inclusion the UNI community has been having. The message includes updates on the progress the university has made in addressing concerns that have been raised. It also shares the guiding principles and goals of a draft Diversity and...

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