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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Sep 18, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $750,000 to the University of Northern Iowa for a project run by Andrey Petrov, assistant professor in the Department of Geography. The project is named RCN-SEES: Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North. The project is based at the Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research (ARCSES)...
Sep 18, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A record 160 students from across the Cedar Valley will compete in a variety of physical and mental battles at the third Cedar Valley Hunger Games event, from 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library. The event, hosted in partnership with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo public libraries, celebrates the love of reading and the popularity of "The Hunger Games" book series. The Cedar...
Sep 17, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three University of Northern Iowa faculty and staff members have been named Fulbright scholars for 2013-14. Christopher Martin, Mark Myers and Nadia Korobova have each been selected to undertake research or teach abroad.  The Fulbright Program, one of the most prestigious award programs in the world, is managed by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1946 under...
Sep 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Advance Iowa program, the state's only certified Economic Gardening center, has officially started. Advance Iowa is an economic development program that focuses on the expansion of small and medium-sized businesses using the Economic Gardening approach. Economic Gardening is often referred to as a "grow your own" strategy for economic development and is a proven economic growth strategy that...
Sep 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- With 280 members, this year's Panther Marching Band (PMB) is the largest in UNI history. This record-setting number not only reflects the consistent growth PMB has experienced over the years but also reflects the strength of the program. "It's great to know that so many students want to join our program," said director of PMB Danny Galyen. "The growth of the band really demonstrates the outstanding experience that students...
Sep 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra, sponsored by the UNI Suzuki School, has announced plans for the 2013-14 season. This chamber orchestra is looking for advanced string students in grades nine through 12. The year will consist of two chamber music opportunities. First, students will be assigned to small chamber ensembles coached by Julia Bullard, professor of music in UNI's School of Music. Later in the season, the groups...
Sep 16, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Daniel Webster Law Society (DWLS) will host a panel of UNI professors at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Sabin Room 002. Panel members will discuss past and upcoming Supreme Court decisions.   Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court made major decisions on same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and other issues. This year, the court will consider cases on campaign finance reform and...
Sep 13, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will kick off its 2013-14 season with guest artists and UNI alumni Brianne Waychoff and Ben Powell. Their solo performances, "Leftovers" and "Station to Station," will be presented together at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. In "Leftovers," Waychoff incorporates diverse sources: Jean Francois Millet's...
Sep 13, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI students will get a taste of Latino culture at the first UNI Latino Fest, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Lawther Field. The event, which is being hosted by UNI's Hispanic Latino Student Union (HLSU) and Art for El Salvador, will feature authentic Latin American food, live performances and an art sale by Art for El Salvador. "This event will give UNI students an opportunity to learn more about...
Sep 13, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- William N. Ruud will be officially installed as the 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa during a 10 a.m. ceremony, Friday, Oct. 4. The ceremony will take place in the Great Hall of UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. UNI students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend. A reception will take place immediately following the installation ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed live...

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