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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
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...
Oct 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Homecoming celebration will kick off Monday, Oct. 12, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 18. This year’s theme is "Once Upon a Time." Numerous events will take place throughout the week, including: Monday, Oct. 12 - Homecoming Kick off, Lawther field, 5:30 p.m. - Outdoor movie "Inside Out," Lawther field, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Royalty Competition, Maucker Union Ballroom, 8 p.m. Wednesday...
Oct 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- TheatreUNI will present "RENT" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, Friday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 5, 6 and 7, and at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Jonathan Larson's musical "RENT" won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Larson transposes "La Bohème's" world of 19th-century Paris to 100 years later in New...
Sep 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sean Foy, a renowned expert on fitness, weight management and healthy living, will be at the University of Northern Iowa on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to give a presentation called "What is Your Why-The Power of Purpose." The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the campus community and the public. The presentation will take place in the Slife Ballroom in the Commons on UNI's campus. Foy is an exercise physiologist, behavioral...
Sep 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A formal reception will be held at Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus to unveil four paintings that were donated earlier this year. The paintings are by the late Iowa artist Robert Tabor and are collectively called "The Four Seasons." The reception will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library. The paintings were donated by Edna Shain of Vinton. Shain is a retired insurance...
Sep 24, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) will host stand-up comedian Brian Regan at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016. On Saturday, Sept. 26, Regan will make history with the live Comedy Central broadcast of "Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Musical Hall," the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central's history. In May, Regan made his final stand-up...
Sep 23, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the fifth time in the program's history, a group of University of Northern Iowa School of Music students have been invited to Costa Rica as part of the Promising Young Artists of the 21st Century program. Rodrigo Duran, director of the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, extended the invitation. The group will travel to Costa Rica Sept. 26 through Oct. 6 and will perform throughout the region in two concerts with...
Sep 23, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education, Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa will host the fourth annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy Oct. 20 through 21 in Maucker Union. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the last session will end at 4:45 p.m. Doug Fisher, professor of education leadership at San Diego...

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