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May 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 16th Annual Second City International Conference on Disability Studies in Education, in collaboration with the Midwest Summer Institute on Inclusion and Communication, will be held from Monday, June 27 through Tuesday, June 28, at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. This is the first year that the Midwest Summer Institute has partnered with Disability Studies in Education, a special interest group that belongs to the...
May 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gwenne Berry has been named chief diversity officer at the University of Northern Iowa. She will assume her new duties as CDO on July 1. "I am excited for the expertise and passion that Gwenne will bring to this position," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "She is someone that will take the challenges UNI has faced, and continue to face, and turn them into opportunities and possibilities." "I know it sounds clichéd, but the first...
May 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud is leaving the university to accept a position as the president of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Ruud will assume his new duties at Marietta College on July 3. An interim president will be named at the June Board of Regents meeting. “As we look to the future, it is important to remember that the only constant in our lives is change,” said Ruud. “Our time in Cedar Falls...
May 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The College Hill Farmers Market located near the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls will be opening for its fourth season from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 2. Farmers markets offer the opportunity to purchase fresh, local food. The market will be open rain or shine. It is suggested that you bring along reusable bags and coolers to keep your food fresh. Cash works best for all vendors, but some accept credit/...
May 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A gift of $2.47 million from the estate of H. Theodore (Ted) Dohrman will be used to establish the Theodore and Mary Dohrman Presidential Scholarship Fund at the University of Northern Iowa. Income generated from this endowment fund will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students involved in the Presidential Scholars Program. The first scholarships will be awarded in 2017-2018. Jessica Moon Asa,...
May 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jim Jermier, the University of Northern Iowa's director of development for the College of Education, is leaving the university to accept a job as the new vice president for development at Luther College in Decorah. Jermier will begin his new duties at Luther on June 6. As the vice president for development, Jermier will lead the development, alumni and campus programming operations, as well as serve as adviser to the...
May 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service award for their exemplary service to the university: Hansen Breitling is a senior philosophy major from Ames, Iowa. Graduating in May 2016 with a 3.95 GPA, he plans to attend graduate school in the fall. He was an active student leader in Ethnic Student Promoters, Black Student Union, the Philosophy Club, the Dean’s Advisory Committee,...
May 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – At 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center announced 25 new shows that will make up its 2016-17 Artist Series. The new season picks up where it left off bringing big names such as Lily Tomlin and Kenny G as well as notable Broadway tours such as “MAMMA MIA!” and “Pippin.” A full list of shows, including the three recently added summer shows, can be found below: Loretta Lynn – June 25, 2016...
May 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition on Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11, on the UNI campus. The event is open to the public, and youth and professional performing pianists and piano enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. The competition will feature 36 exceptional pianists from around the world, including Canada, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Italy,...
May 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) quarterback Don McPherson will be the keynote speaker at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention 10th Annual MVP Student Leadership Summit to be held Friday, May 6, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. In addition to his professional...

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