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Oct 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Danish String Quartet, a Scandinavian group of three Danes and one Norwegian, will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Great Hall. Seating is limited to 200 attendants, as the audience will be seated on stage with the performers. The group met in the Danish countryside at a summer camp for enthusiastic musicians. It was there they found a shared joy of playing...
Oct 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Minnesota Ballet will perform the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" over two days, Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m., at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus.  "The Nutcracker" is a Christmas holiday tradition in the Cedar Valley and showcases more than 100 dancers from Eastern Iowa in the show. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring...
Oct 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- The UNI Singers, Women's Chorus and Symphonic Band will collaborate with the Metropolitan Chorale to present a concert featuring the works of composer Andrew Boysen, Jr. The event will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Andrew Boysen Jr. is a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind...
Oct 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual Family Weekend Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Students, parents, family members and friends are invited to enjoy the many fun events and activities. On Friday, Nov. 6, TheatreUNI will present the musical "RENT" at 7:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Also at 7:30 p.m. are the UNI Singers and Symphonic Band Concert in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn...
Oct 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seven graduates from the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services (HPELS) at the University of Northern Iowa will be inducted into the school's Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence on Saturday morning, Oct. 31, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. A public ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Sabin Hall, Room 2 and is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker will be...
Oct 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will speak at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. During her lecture titled "Arts + Sciences = Big Bang," Bialik will discuss her life and career in science and the arts and the importance of both STEM education and the arts as...
Oct 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Len Wiles, associate professor in the UNI School of Music, and Susan Hill, professor in the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, will collaborate to present Vox Peregrini: Transforming the Musical Ensemble through Pilgrimage. The presentation will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in Russell Hall, Room 116. "All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects...
Oct 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Public Relations: Special Events class is planning two events to "Paint the Town Red" during the week of Nov. 9 to 14. The students have partnered with College Hill and Community Main Street businesses to raise money for the American Heart Association. Individuals can purchase $5 bracelets, which will give them access to special deals throughout the week at many College Hill businesses....
Oct 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Philosophy and World Religions will offer a series of three lectures on "Islam and Iowa Politics." The lectures will focus on perceptions about Islam that have received broad media attention as presidential candidates campaign in Iowa. John Burnight, assistant professor of religion, will present "Abraham, Moses and Jesus: The Heritage of the Bible in the Qur'an" at 4 p.m., Friday...
Oct 22, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band (PMB) will play a concert at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in the Great Hall. This will be the group's second year performing in the Great Hall. The PMB will play music from their halftime and pregame shows. The concert is an opportunity to hear the band in a setting other than the UNI-Dome, and it also offers attendees the...

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