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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Oct 23, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students, faculty and staff at the University of Northern Iowa will participate in Make A Difference Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, and thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities and nonprofit organizations. Volunteers will participate in various service projects at places throughout the Cedar...
Oct 23, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Residence Hall Association will sponsor a trick-or-treating event from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Bender, Dancer, Lawther, Campbell, Noehren, Hagemann, Rider and Shull Hall. University students will hand out candy and host events, including coloring, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating and a costume red carpet for children in each hall lobby. The event is open to the public. For...
Oct 22, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Associate professor of management Craig VanSandt has been named the new David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa. VanSandt brings a wealth of business and higher education experience with him to UNI. He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Christian University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in management from Virginia Tech. He has worked in real estate...
Oct 21, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer Panther Play Dates from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Nov. 1, at the Schindler Education Center. UNI elementary education and theatre majors will provide art activities for students in grades one through five. Students are responsible for bringing a sack lunch; a mid-afternoon snack will be provided. The cost for this event is $30 per child. Students may be...
Oct 21, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Glitter, fake blood and five-inch heels are a few of the things you can expect to see at UNI Proud's third annual Halloween Drag-A-Ganza from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Maucker Union Ballroom C on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The drag show and dance party aims to be the group's largest-ever Halloween show, with two sets of performances, a costume contest and an open dance floor. "The Halloween Drag-A-...
Oct 21, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) is excited to announce the launch of Paint Tracker, a free online resource that can be used to record and track paint and solvent usage. "Various regulations require businesses to maintain records for paint and solvent usage. This can become tedious and time-consuming, especially for larger facilities," said Dan Nickey, associate director at the IWRC. Using Paint Tracker, businesses are...
Oct 17, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in Sabin Hall, Room 002. Cady will present a lecture about the role of Iowa's courts in policy making. He will provide insights into the decision-making process of the courts and discuss recent cases, including the landmark decision in Varnum v. Brien, which established same-sex marriage in Iowa. Cady...
Oct 17, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Award-winning spoken word poet and co-writer of the Tony-nominated "Def Poetry Jam on Broadway" Staceyann Chin will perform at the University of Northern Iowa from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in UNI's Center for Multicultural Education (CME). A book signing and reception will follow her performance. "I personally am excited to have a queer person of color come to campus to share their personal experiences through a...
Oct 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host Peter Jahr, member of the European Parliament, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Jahr will deliver a lecture titled "Renewable Energies: What We Should (Not) Learn From the European Union." The event is the fifth installment of this year's UNI Diplomat Series, sponsored by the Office of International Programs and co-sponsored by the Department of...
Oct 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa hosted a project on Wednesday, Oct. 16, that gave participants an authentic experience as a high school student. Back-to-School gave a small group of UNI teacher educators, business leaders and legislators the opportunity to gain authentic experiences in Cedar Valley high schools in order to become better informed about college, careers and citizenry readiness. Participants were paired with a...

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