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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 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...
Oct 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- America is losing up to 40 percent of its food to waste according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A workshop on Oct. 30 at the Des Moines Public Library will explore the food waste issue and focus on methods to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill. Hosted by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, the workshop will include presentations and discussions from regional experts such as Aubrey Martinez, director...
Oct 15, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Expert on dual-language learning and professor emeritus of early childhood education at the University of Missouri, Columbia Linda Espinosa will visit the University of Northern Iowa from Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Friday, Nov. 1. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to an informal presentation on Espinosa's research with children in poverty from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, in the Center for Multicultural Education. Throughout...
Oct 14, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- One of the most noted scholars of Japanese religion, Steven Heine, will partner with UNI world religions professor Martha Reineke to deliver a lecture on religion in contemporary Japan at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Sabin Hall, Room 002 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The lecture, "Japanese Religion: A View from the Streets of Tokyo," will feature photos and first-hand experiences from Reineke's recent trip to...
Oct 14, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's American Chemical Society (ACS) students will host their annual "Halloween House" from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. More than 500 people are expected to attend this year's event. The Halloween House is made up of seven themed rooms including the Vampire Video Lounge, the Devil's Den and Frankenstein's Lab. Each room will host...

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