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Special Events

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00 am

The McNair Scholars Summer Research Symposium features Students from several disciplines who will present their undergraduate research conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Rainbow Reception takes place at the beginning of each academic year as an evening of LGBTQ+ information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert. Since its inception in 2010, Rainbow Reception continues to serve as a yearly opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to welcome LGBTQ+ students and their allies back to campus.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the second annual Midwest International Carillon, September 14-16. Carillonneurs from around the world have been invited to play concerts and to participate in the conference which will be held on the campus of UNI. For more information, visit

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Get ready for a celebration and join us for “Home Grown!” the 36th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians including UNI alumni flutists Rebecca Johnson and Nicole Molumby, the UNI Faculty Septet, student Patrick Cunningham (winner of the spring 2017 Performance Competition Finals), as well as the UNI Wind Ensemble, UNI Opera, Jazz Band One, and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs, as well as a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm

This spooktacular Halloween-themed event will feature the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, November 3, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)

Join us for a celebration of the history of the UNI Horn Choir. Activities will include a Wind Ensemble concert featuring the UNI horn studio, brunch, social time, and rehearsals culminating with a mass horn choir concert in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, visit 

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Graduate Student Symposium provides a showcase for graduate students to present their research and creative works. Poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances are featured. 

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