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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 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...
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is an outstanding business school for the eighth consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education-services company features the school in the just-published 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, published Oct. 8, 2013). Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, said, "We recommend UNI as one of...
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host theologian and social activist Ronald Sider as part of the "Reaching for Higher Ground" series from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Sider will lecture on "Social Responsibility & the Crisis of Hunger," which addresses the persistence of hunger in this country and the world and what can and should be done about it. He is a distinguished professor at...
Oct 10, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present "Spring Awakening" at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Nov. 2 and Nov. 7 to 9, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 3 and 10. All performances will be in Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Spring Awakening" is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1892 expressionist play about the struggles, frustrations and thrills of the teen years. The...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Do whistleblowers help or hinder government accountability? Sen. Chuck Grassley will answer this question with his lecture "Government Accountability and Whistleblowers" from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in Maucker Union's Expansion Room on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Grassley has been a consistent defender of whistleblowers and considers them to be part of the system of checks and balances. A co-author of the...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present "Slammin' at the Interp!" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. "Slammin' at the Interp!" will bring together spoken word and slam poets from across Iowa. Featured performers include Josh Hamzehee, Melina Gotera, Yaw Kyeremateng, Zora Hurst, Kate Krohn, Christian Roth and Jerica Crawford. The event is intended for...
Oct 9, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence, the University of Northern Iowa will host Anita DeFrantz, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and member of the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams, at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Commons Ballroom. DeFrantz will speak on "Striving for Excellence." The installation of 2013 inductees into the Hall of...

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