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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.
Dec 17, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the fifth annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning in Maucker Union. A pre-conference will also take place in Maucker Union from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. The theme of this year's conference is "Educate, Collaborate and Participate in Supportive...
Dec 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa conducted an annual emergency exercise on Monday, Dec. 7. The exercise consisted of a tabletop relating to the university's response to an unexpected weather-related emergency. Participants included representatives from public safety and other departments involved in managing an emergency. The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and...
Dec 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services will hold the Kindergym program again this spring. The program will be offered on six Saturdays starting Jan. 23 and ending March 5 in the main gym at the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) on UNI's campus. Kindergym is an informal learning program focusing on the development and refinement of motor skills for 2- to 5- year-olds. The 4...
Dec 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, in the McLeod Center. This year's Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Jordan Brown, a senior elementary education and middle level education dual major, from Cedar Rapids. Approximately 650 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Gretta Berghammer,...
Dec 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa sent a message to all students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 9 regarding the eye-opening and powerful conversations about discrimination, diversity and inclusion the UNI community has been having. The message includes updates on the progress the university has made in addressing concerns that have been raised. It also shares the guiding principles and goals of a draft Diversity and...
Dec 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Horizons Band will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The program will include a variety of marches, traditional concert band repertoire and holiday selections. The event is free and open to the public. Among the pieces to be performed are "Red's White and Blue March," composed by comedian...
Dec 4, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has named Deputy Athletic Director Jean Berger as UNI’s interim director of athletics. Berger’s appointment is effective Friday, Jan. 1. She replaces Troy Dannen, who is leaving UNI to be the athletics director at Tulane University in New Orleans. “Jean’s intimate knowledge of the UNI athletic program, her vast experience with college athletics in general and her positive relationships with the...
Dec 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Athletic Director Troy Dannen is leaving the university to accept a job as the new director of athletics at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dannen's final day at UNI is Dec. 31. An interim athletic director will be named while UNI performs a national search. "Troy has really taken UNI’s athletic program to a new level," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "He has done a great deal to enhance...
Dec 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) will extend its bullying and gender violence prevention education and training to five additional school districts in Iowa thanks to HopeLine® from Verizon. This partnership has allowed the CVP to conduct trainings that teach the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model to secondary school students, faculty and community partners. MVP training teaches...
Dec 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa research program, "Get Energized, Iowa!," was recently designated as a "landmark" study through Tools of Change's peer review process. Tools of Change is an international organization that recognizes and promotes programs that foster sustainable communities. The peer review panel found that Get Energized, Iowa! encouraged individuals and communities to achieve high electricity and gas savings...

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