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Jul 6, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) at the University of Northern Iowa has been selected to receive a grant of $46,464 from Raliance, a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. The grant will go toward providing Coaching Boys into Men™ (CBIM) training to coaches and educators across the state of Iowa. The CVP was chosen to receive this funding among a competitive pool of more than...
Jun 21, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Museum located in the Rod Library is updating its webpage and moving the content of the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC) into its database. The archive documents will now be searchable alongside the physical objects and will undergo a digitization process to make them more accessible to the public. “Our primary goal is to make access to historical information and artifacts easier,”...
Jun 17, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA – A tiny house designed and constructed by students from the University of Northern Iowa will be on display for an open house during the arts and crafts fair on Sunday, June 26, at the Sturgis Falls Celebration in Cedar Falls. Scott Greenhalgh, an assistant professor of technology at UNI, and 15 technology and engineering education students began working on the tiny house project during the spring semester. Their task was to...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A one-hour UNI credit workshop, Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well, will be held as a two-part workshop. Part one is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17. Part two will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Both will be held at the Center for Outdoor Learning in Hinton, which is 12 miles from Sioux City. The workshop has a  $75 tuition fee, and educators who...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration and Human Resource Services will host the Blue Zones Project Lunch and Learn on Thursday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Curris Business Building, Room 3. This event is free to Cedar Valley business leaders, HR professionals and wellness champions who are, or who are working to become, Blue Zones Designated Worksites. A light lunch will be served...
Jun 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement, were presented to 55 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, in the McLeod Center. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at Commencement ceremonies on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are the highest university honor awarded...
May 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has named Jim Wohlpart as the University of Northern Iowa's interim president, pending approval at the June 8-9 board meeting. Wohlpart is currently the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at UNI. He will assume his new duties on July 3 if approved at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting. "I am honored to be selected as the interim president of the University of...
May 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 16th Annual Second City International Conference on Disability Studies in Education, in collaboration with the Midwest Summer Institute on Inclusion and Communication, will be held from Monday, June 27 through Tuesday, June 28, at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. This is the first year that the Midwest Summer Institute has partnered with Disability Studies in Education, a special interest group that belongs to the...
May 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gwenne Berry has been named chief diversity officer at the University of Northern Iowa. She will assume her new duties as CDO on July 1. "I am excited for the expertise and passion that Gwenne will bring to this position," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "She is someone that will take the challenges UNI has faced, and continue to face, and turn them into opportunities and possibilities." "I know it sounds clichéd, but the first...
May 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud is leaving the university to accept a position as the president of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Ruud will assume his new duties at Marietta College on July 3. An interim president will be named at the June Board of Regents meeting. “As we look to the future, it is important to remember that the only constant in our lives is change,” said Ruud. “Our time in Cedar Falls...

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