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September 9, 2014 - 4:31pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern will host Rep. Pat Murphy for a Congressional Candidate Education Forum at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the University Room in Maucker Union.

The forum will be dedicated exclusively to a discussion of education policy. It will include a 20-minute address from Murphy about his education platform and priorities for early childhood through the postsecondary years, followed by questions...

September 16, 2013 - 4:19pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Daniel Webster Law Society (DWLS) will host a panel of UNI professors at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Sabin Room 002. Panel members will discuss past and upcoming Supreme Court decisions.  

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court made major decisions on same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other issues. This year, the court will consider cases on campaign finance...

April 15, 2013 - 9:11am

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie J. Campbell at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Campbell will discuss the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and its recent reauthorization. She will also discuss what the future holds for this legislation.

Campbell has been recognized as a national leader for her work to bring victim-rights reform to the...

November 20, 2012 - 3:01pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Political Science will host a forum discussing "Election 2012: What did it Mean" from 3 to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.

Four members of the political science department will discuss topics that include the presidential and congressional returns and their possible implications, state election results, campaign communications of the 2012...

February 22, 2012 - 3:00pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a taping of Iowa Public Radio's show "River to River" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, at Lang Hall Auditorium, on the UNI campus. Discussions will include the latest about the 2012 presidential election and Iowa's legislative priorities.

"River to River" is hosted by IPR's Ben Keiffer, and focuses primarily on the news, issues and events around Iowa. The national...

December 1, 2011 - 3:13pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum will attend a presidential candidate education forum at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, in the lobby of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Peforming Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa. UNI and Iowa Public Radio (IPR) will host presidential candidates this fall to share their views on education as part of UNI's Presidential Candidate Education Forums "Addressing the...

November 23, 2011 - 1:04pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will kick off a series of presidential candidate education forums at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall at the University of Northern Iowa. UNI and Iowa Public Radio (IPR) will host presidential candidates this fall to share their views on education as part of UNI's Presidential Candidate Education Forums "Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in...

November 2, 2011 - 3:20pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a week-long residency beginning Nov. 7 for two theatre companies, New York City's The TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment) and Portland Oregon's Sojourn Theatre, who are examining the caucus process in Iowa.  They will collaborate to create "Town Hall," a performance that combines fictional narratives drawn from research demonstrating the world of public discourse...

October 20, 2011 - 1:47pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two political science professors at the University of Northern Iowa, Christopher Larimer and Donna Hoffman, recently conducted two surveys comparing attendees at the 2011 GOP Ames Straw Poll to registered Republicans in Iowa who did not attend. The surveys measured the type of conservatism among Republicans, preferences for presidential candidates and political attitudes toward government. The first survey was conducted...

January 28, 2011 - 9:46am

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- With the 2010 midterm elections behind us, it's time to prepare for 2012. The University of Northern Iowa has recently launched a new webpage that provides a variety of political and election resources for campaigns and media. The webpage will continue to be updated throughout the campaign season and as political issues arise.

Resources include bios and contact information for UNI political experts, recent...

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