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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.
Sep 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has released the official enrollment figures for fall 2016. Enrollment numbers are determined based on students enrolled through the end of the 10th day of classes. UNI’s total fall enrollment is 11,905. Officials report that a freshmen class of 2,000 students is enrolled for fall 2016, up from 1,916 in fall 2015. This marks the fourth consecutive year that freshmen enrollment has increased,...
Sep 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's TheatreUNI will present "Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 6 through 8 and 12 through 15, and at 2 p.m., Oct. 10, in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre on the UNI campus. "Dead Man's Cell Phone" is the first offering of TheatreUNI's 2016-17 season. The production tells the story of Jean, an unexceptional woman, who is having a quiet lunch at a café when a...
Sep 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of nearly 250 colleges and universities committed to improving access, affordability and academic success through the use of open textbooks. An OTN workshop will be offered at UNI on Friday, Oct. 21. The OTN believes in the power of open education to transform higher education with the use of open textbooks, which are available to...
Sep 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Job and Internship Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. More than 160 employers, graduate schools and nonprofits will be in attendance to network with UNI students and alumni, and discuss internships and full-time jobs. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to share with company and organization...
Sep 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – "Postcards from…" the 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the UNI School of Music, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus. This year's concert will feature guest artist Laurie Smukler, violin, with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Currently on faculty at the Juilliard School, Smukler began her studies at...
Sep 6, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center has planned several events in conjunction with Iowa Prairie Heritage Week, from Sunday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 17. To kick off the celebratory week, Tallgrass Prairie Center founder and advocate and Iowa Prairie Network board member Daryl Smith will lead a leisurely walk along the trails of a highly diverse campus prairie planting. The event, which is open...
Sep 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Brad Agle, professor of ethics and leadership in the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University, will give a lecture on ethics in the workplace titled “Developing the Skills Necessary for Ethical Leadership: Insights from ‘The Business Ethics Field Guide’” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the John Deere Auditorium in the Curris Business Building on the UNI campus. Agle is a George W. Romney Endowed professor and...
Aug 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music will present the first concert of its kind titled "PRISM Chamber Music Showcase" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature faculty and student artists in a variety of chamber music ensembles and is free and open to the public. The "PRISM Chamber Music Showcase" concert includes rotations of...
Aug 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The University of Northern Iowa interior design program has received national accreditation from the international Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for a duration of six years. “The accreditation of the UNI interior design program empowers student graduates to more effectively market their skills and degree to get placed in the top positions in their field,” said Annette Lynch, director for the School of...
Aug 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $450,384 grant to the University of Northern Iowa to improve adult college readiness. The grant will provide funding for the UNI Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The goal of the center is to increase the number of adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete a secondary school diploma or equivalent and enroll in a postsecondary institution. "The Educational Opportunity...

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