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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Jul 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa received a total of $38.7 million in sponsored grants, awards and funding for FY16. "At UNI, we take great pride in the fact that externally funded projects not only support our faculty and staff’s research and scholarship endeavors, but it also provides priceless hands-on experience for our graduate and undergraduate students," said Tolif Hunt, director of UNI's Office of Research and...
Jul 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS — Academic opportunities for students and faculty at the University of Northern Iowa continue to grow with the establishment of a new fund in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS). Donald and Gudrun Fruehling, from Las Vegas, Nevada, donated $220,000 to create the Donald and Gudrun Fruehling Fund for Excellence. Their gift provides the dean of CSBS the flexibility to offer initiatives that contribute to the social,...
Jul 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a summer concert at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls. The band will perform a variety of pieces, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” by Douglass Cross and George Cory, “Teddy Bears Picnic” by John W. Bratton, “Patriotic Fantasy” by George M. Cohan and “Walt Disney Overture” arranged for band by Frank Erickson. Carol...
Jul 6, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) at the University of Northern Iowa has been selected to receive a grant of $46,464 from Raliance, a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. The grant will go toward providing Coaching Boys into Men™ (CBIM) training to coaches and educators across the state of Iowa. The CVP was chosen to receive this funding among a competitive pool of more than...
Jun 21, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Museum located in the Rod Library is updating its webpage and moving the content of the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC) into its database. The archive documents will now be searchable alongside the physical objects and will undergo a digitization process to make them more accessible to the public. “Our primary goal is to make access to historical information and artifacts easier,”...
Jun 17, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA – A tiny house designed and constructed by students from the University of Northern Iowa will be on display for an open house during the arts and crafts fair on Sunday, June 26, at the Sturgis Falls Celebration in Cedar Falls. Scott Greenhalgh, an assistant professor of technology at UNI, and 15 technology and engineering education students began working on the tiny house project during the spring semester. Their task was to...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A one-hour UNI credit workshop, Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well, will be held as a two-part workshop. Part one is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17. Part two will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Both will be held at the Center for Outdoor Learning in Hinton, which is 12 miles from Sioux City. The workshop has a  $75 tuition fee, and educators who...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration and Human Resource Services will host the Blue Zones Project Lunch and Learn on Thursday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Curris Business Building, Room 3. This event is free to Cedar Valley business leaders, HR professionals and wellness champions who are, or who are working to become, Blue Zones Designated Worksites. A light lunch will be served...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement, were presented to 55 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, in the McLeod Center. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at Commencement ceremonies on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are the highest university honor awarded...
May 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has named Jim Wohlpart as the University of Northern Iowa's interim president, pending approval at the June 8-9 board meeting. Wohlpart is currently the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at UNI. He will assume his new duties on July 3 if approved at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting. "I am honored to be selected as the interim president of the University of...

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