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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.
Jul 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host a webinar on Community Solar Energy in Iowa from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 29. Experts from both municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives will describe current and proposed community solar projects in Iowa. A representative from Cedar Falls Utilities will answer questions related to the Simple Solar Project....
Jul 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNIBusiness real estate program ranks No. 12 among the top 30 best universities for real estate studies, according to rentapplication.com, a website known for comprehensive knowledge in the real estate industry, and posts national rankings and a wide range of information regarding real estate in the U.S. "It is an honor to be acknowledged on this top 30 list," said Arthur Cox, director of UNI's Center for Real Estate...
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Child Development Center (CDC) is participating as a contractor in an Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant with Tri-County Child and Family. The contract will support 16 children whose parents attend UNI. This grant is for evening childcare at the CDC while parents attend classes, study or work. This grant will give qualifying UNI parents the advantage of having free childcare right...
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Political Science, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a master's degree in public policy beginning fall 2015. The program is designed for those interested in furthering their education about public policy and the tools needed to assume effective and meaningful positions with public or nonprofit organizations that serve the community. "This program is ideally...
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Sturgis Youth Theatre (SYT) will present "Wiley and the Hairy Man" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Matinee performances will be held at 10:30 a.m., July 17, and 2 p.m., July 18 and 19. "Wiley and the Hairy Man," by Jack Stokes, is based on a Southern folktale in which a young boy must face his fears to overcome the obstacles in his...
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa commissioned an artist to design and build a public art sculpture for the Bartlett Hall renovation project. Mike Baur's sculpture, "Redtail," will be placed in Bartlett's west interior courtyard beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, July 10.  "Redtail" is an 18-foot tall and 24-foot long sculpture designed with steel and concrete, which will last hundreds of years with no maintenance. The artist's goal...
Jul 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A gift of $3.655 million from the Gerdin family will support the renovation of Schindler Education Center, the focal point of teacher education, at the University of Northern Iowa. "Our family is pleased to be able to support the Schindler Education Center renovation project," said Julie Durr, a UNI alumna and spokesperson for the family. "UNI is nationally known for its outstanding teacher education program. We wanted to...
Jul 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Music and theatre students and programs at the University of Northern Iowa will benefit from a gift from alumni Howard C. and Mary Easter. Howard, who died in September 2011 at the age of 94, and Mary who died in September 2014 at the age of 95, named UNI as the beneficiary of the remainder of their trust. The bequest will total nearly $1 million to be distributed equally between the UNI School of Music and the UNI...
Jul 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – On Wednesday, July 15, the Friends of Gallagher Bluedorn will host the first performance in their new Friends Presents series featuring the popular country/classical trio, The Texas Tenors. Since their whirlwind debut on 2009's America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards and excited fans. With their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the nation, and chart-topping albums, The...
Jun 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The first round of the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is complete. Of the 45 executive summaries submitted, 24 have been selected to submit a full business model canvas and pitch decks to be reviewed by judges. "This year the quality of the businesses was exceptionally high," said Randy Pilkington, director of UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. "We were pleased to have a wide range of business types...

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