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Estate and Financial Planning Professionals Seminar

Neil E. Harl, Ph.D., will discuss current tax and legal issues related to transferring property, land, business interests and wealth; and the opportunities available for estate planning and charitable gift planning. He will review farmland values in Iowa and will discuss intra-family disputes and how to avoid them. Harl will also discuss the joy of giving from personal experience. Participants will earn 3 CLE hours and will receive Harl's 650-page manual.

We Are One UNI - Day of Giving

Join the 24-hour Day of Giving event at UNI. Confirm your commitment to UNI and student's education by learning about the difference private support makes at UNI, make an impact yourself on UNI and thank those who have given their time, talent and treasure to UNI. There will be information tables in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or visit online on

Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series featuring Mayim Bialik

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. During her lecture titled "Arts + Sciences = Big Bang," Bialik will discuss her life and career in science and the arts and the importance of both STEM education and the arts as critical components of her life. UNI extols the importance of combining math, science and the arts so students can build confidence, develop motor skills, and hone their decision-making and problem-solving skills. Bialik is well known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s sitcom "Blossom" and now appears regularly as neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the "Big Bang Theory" for which she has received three Emmy nominations.

Annual "Meet the Pres" Event

All Professional & Scientific (P&S) and Supervisory and Confidential Merit employees are cordially invited to the P&S Council's annual Meet the Pres event. The program will include an address by President Bill Ruud, recognition of the 2014 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and live musical entertainment. Staff are welcome to bring their lunch; complimentary desserts and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Jean Wiesley for more information, 3-2333.

Traditions Keeper Ceremony

Every semester the Traditions Challenge hosts a Traditions Keeper Ceremony to honor seniors who have completed the challenge. If you have completed 25 traditions, you will receive a lapel pin to wear at commencement and 45 traditions gets you the medallion. Please check-in your traditions to receive a formal invite. You may check in by emailing your pictures to Joslyn Aldape at or with Connie Hansen at the Alumni House.

Harkin Legacy Tour of Iowa

Senator Tom Harkin will visit UNI as part of his Legacy Tour of Iowa. Programs that the Senator assisted in securing federal support will have displays which the Senator will view and discuss with the leaders. A formal program will
begin at approximately 3:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to thank the Senator for his years of service and support of education. The university community is invited to attend.

Homecoming Alumni Tailgate

The UNI Alumni Association has partnered with Hy-Vee and their Panther Fan Zone to provide a fun and spirited spot for alumni and their families to gather before kickoff with games and activities for the entire family.

Food and beverage samples will be provided by Hy-Vee’s partner vendors. Don't worry about missing any football action that day as Cedar Falls Utilities will be providing TVs to complete the football experience and keep up with scores around the country.

Stick around for a pep rally with President Ruud, the UNI Marching Band and TC at 2:15 p.m.


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