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Oct 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth Bipartisan Women in Politics Scholarship benefit will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. This event will feature guest speaker Christie Vilsack, senior adviser for International Education, U.S. Agency for International Development. Vilsack works with education leaders worldwide to build understanding of and support for international education solutions, while focusing on...
Oct 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI alumnus Mitch Matthews will return to campus later this month to share stories behind the start of the BIG Dream Gathering. The goal of the gathering is to encourage people to get clear on their dreams and turn them into a reality. The presentation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Commons Slife Ballroom on UNI's campus. Matthews (B.A. '93) co-founded the BIG Dream Gathering with his wife, Melissa...
Oct 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- TheatreUNI will present the musical "RENT" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29; Friday, Oct. 30; Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 7; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances will take place in the Strayer-Wood Theatre complex on the University of Northern Iowa campus. "RENT" deals with issues of diversity and the scourge of the AIDS epidemic as well as gender identity issues, drug addiction, racial...
Oct 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host an electronic media workshop titled "Take Your Career to the Next Level" from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in Lang Hall. The workshop, in its 11th year, brings together academics and media professionals and will include workshops, lunch, discussions and speakers to follow. The Fast Forward Workshop brings working professionals to students. Interactive sessions will be...
Oct 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's American Chemical Society student chapter (ACS), in collaboration with students from the biology, physics and earth science departments, will host their annual "Halloween House" from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The activities are intended for children, and costumes are encouraged. "This is a very...
Oct 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- This year's annual Leland Wilson Lectureship event will be presented by Kimryn Rathmell, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Her lecture is titled "The Exciting State of Affairs for Drug Development in Cancer: 2015." Rathmell is a 1991 UNI...
Oct 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new national food waste reduction goal has been set by government agencies just in time for the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the University of Northern Iowa to begin a new grant-funded project to continue its progressive action of reducing food waste in Iowa and diverting it from landfills. "The national goal announced last week is to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. Achieving that is going to require a...
Oct 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- During this year's Homecoming celebration, Alpha Chi Epsilon (AXE) and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternities will celebrate a combined 100 years of tradition and service. The legacy of brotherhood began at UNI when local fraternity AXE was established in 1915. Fifty years later, AXE sought affiliation with a national fraternity and chose SAE. UNI's Iowa Chi Chapter of SAE was chartered in 1965. The dual-fraternity...
Oct 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa hosts two major AmeriCorps programs: Green Iowa AmeriCorps and Improving Food Security VISTA. Green Iowa AmeriCorps has been operating since 2009, focusing on comprehensive residential energy services to low-income households. They serve seven regions in Iowa and have 35 service members. Improving Food Security VISTA is an AmeriCorps program involving four members serving the Waterloo area....
Oct 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Rich Redmond, a top recording artist and touring musician, will visit UNI on Oct. 16 and 17 as a guest artist with the UNI Panther Marching Band. Redmond is one of the most in-demand drummers in the music industry. He has toured and performed with countless artists, including Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock, Jewel, Joe Perry and more. Redmond has been featured on 19 No. 1 hits, sold more than 13 million...

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