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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.
Aug 31, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Michael Blackwell, former director of UNI’s Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will speak on the socialization and institutionalization of hatred in the United States at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. He will discuss creative ways individuals and communities can address categorical prejudices and structural apparatuses. The lecture is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a...
Aug 31, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center has launched a new after-hours service to make counseling assistance available to students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Counseling Center is contracting with ProtoCall, a company that specializes in providing services after-hours to university counseling centers and other mental health systems. When students call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 after normal...
Aug 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Ten businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2015 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.  In the first round, businesses submitted brief information about their business plans. Based on those entries, judges chose 25 entrepreneurs to submit full business plans. Those 25 business plans were narrowed down to the final 10. The 10 businesses continuing in the competition are: ClinicNote LLC, Fanstreamm,...
Aug 25, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa School of Music professor Alison Altstatt will present a lecture, part of the "Musically Speaking" series, titled "Re-membering the Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found." Altstatt will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Russell Hall, Room 116. The event is free and open to the public. "A single leaf of the manuscript is located in the special collections of the University of...
Aug 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer six noncredit classes this fall to be taught by retired and current UNI professors. Courses are formatted into four-week, three-week and one-time workshops. The Western Home Communities and New Aldaya Lifescapes are now partners of Lifelong University, providing space and funding for the services offered through the program. "An Overview of Computer Programming...
Aug 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists UNI among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature. Only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list. "Being recognized as one of the 'Best in the Midwest' by The Princeton Review is a...
Aug 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for a Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management, beginning this fall. The technology management B.A. program is designed for graduates of career and technical programs from Iowa's community colleges and focuses on industry while incorporating an applied approach to critical-thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. "UNI is committed to making select,...
Aug 11, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that it has received a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support the center’s It Gets Better performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. It Gets Better, born from a simple YouTube video, has changed and saved the lives of countless bullied youth....
Aug 10, 2015
As part of the upcoming It Gets Better performance at Gallagher Bluedorn, community events have been organized to spark discussion around bullying and equality. The first event will take place Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Octopus on College Hill for a roundtable discussion about the question "It's getting better – now what?" Susan Hill, director of UNI's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will moderate the discussion. Performances by...
Aug 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Science Education program has expanded its three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program. This extended grant will provide a continuation of the Integrated Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) program. The professional development program started in the summer of 2014. The purpose is to help teachers integrate...

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