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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Sep 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa staff members were honored at the fall Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, for outstanding professional service.  The Regents Excellence Award for Staff is given annually by the Iowa Board of Regents to honor outstanding university staff members. This year's recipients include: - Dawnell Johnson, general manager of catering and events in the Department of Residence. Johnson has...
Sep 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) and First-Year Cornerstone will host Laverne Cox at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Cox is the first transgender actress to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine and to receive an Emmy nomination for her role in "Orange is the New Black." She is also one of TIME magazine's "...
Sep 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Ian Worthington, professor of history at the University of Missouri, will present "Macedonia's Greatest King: Philip II or Alexander the Great, and Unwinnable Wars" at the University of Northern Iowa's 42nd Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture. The lecture will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Worthington focuses on Classical Greek history and oratory. He has written numerous books...
Sep 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa today released its official enrollment figures for fall 2015. Enrollment numbers are determined on students enrolled through the end of the 10th day of classes. UNI's total fall enrollment is 11,981, which is up 53 students from last year. Officials report that new resident and non-resident students direct from high school is up more than 6 percent from last year. This is the third consecutive...
Sep 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" guidebook. UNI also ranked No. 18 in the overall Midwest list. "It is such an honor that UNI has once again been recognized as one of the best public institutions of higher learning in the Midwest," said UNI President...
Sep 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A lecture on George Orwell's final book, "1984," will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Seerley Hall, Room 115. The lecture is a part of the 2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education and will be presented by the conference keynote speaker James Lang, professor of English, at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The lecture will focus on "1984" and how the book comes into context with Orwell's...
Sep 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership is hosting a variety of events in the coming months.    The Grundy County Farm Crawl will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Farms on the tour include Fleshner Farms in Reinbeck, Cracked Up Farm in Reinbeck and ARNKA Acres in Dike. There will be activities for kids, along with the opportunity to see how local farms grow the food you eat. The Cedar Valley Cyclists are...
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's preliminary enrollment figures show an increase in new freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2015.   Officials preliminarily report that new resident and non-resident students direct from high school are up nearly 6 percent from last year. This is the third consecutive year that group has seen an increase, and will be greater than last year's 4.4 percent increase in new freshmen....
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "Independence" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 17, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 18. Performances will take place in the Bertha Martin Theatre located in the Strayer-Wood Theatre complex on the University of Northern Iowa campus.   Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Lee Blessing...
Sep 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Job & Internship Fair+ will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the McLeod Center. Companies, organizations, nonprofits and graduate schools will be there to network with UNI students and alumni, as well as discuss internships and full-time job opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to share with company, organization and...

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