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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.
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...
Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded $490,863 to the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to fund the development of an Environmental Analysis Classroom and Laboratory (EACL). The department first began offering a bachelor’s degree program in environmental science in 2013. The program, which currently enrolls 44 majors, is expected to grow along with UNI’s bachelor’s degree...
Apr 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A new large-scale sculpture was installed Friday, April 29, next to Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The project was funded by donations from Satch and Karen Mukai as part of their contributions to library renovations. The sculpture, titled “Culminata,” was designed by Daniel Perry, a professor, with the help of students and donors. After the design was complete, Perry, the Public Art Incubator and UNI...
Apr 28, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Technology. The program is scheduled to begin this fall and is intended to prepare and develop professionals to perform and function as leaders and skilled technologists in industrial environments. “UNI’s Master of Science in Technology online degree program is an excellent option for busy individuals who want to earn a graduate degree...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The event is free and open to the public. The band will present a variety of musical selections including “Slavonic Dance No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak, “The Peanut Vendor” by Moises Simons, selections from “Sound of Music” by Rogers and...
Apr 25, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year on Saturday, May 7, in the McLeod Center. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business Administration, and the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs will be at 10 a.m. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Humanities, Arts and...
Apr 22, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate National Playground Safety Week from Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29.   This year's theme for NPPS week is "#GroundedInPlay: A video contest for kids." NPPS believes all children should have access to play in a safe environment. The goal of this event is to empower communities nationwide to be aware of and promote...
Apr 22, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host "Take Back the Night" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, on the Maucker Union roof. The event aims to protect against sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms. The event will begin with an opening ceremony, followed by a march through campus and down College Hill, and will end with a closing ceremony where cookies and refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to...

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