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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.
Mar 16, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host a concert performance by guest pianist Margaryta Golovkoa at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Golovko was the first-ever first-place senior category winner of the Midwest International Piano Competition. Since winning the inaugural competition at UNI in June 2014, Golovko has released a solo piano album of...
Mar 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – High school students from the United States, China and Brazil will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Iowa Regional. The competition will commence on Thursday, March 24 and conclude on Saturday, March 26 in the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center on the University of...
Mar 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education 267 Regional Physics Competition from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 24, at the UNI-Dome on UNI's campus. High school students from more than 12 area schools are expected to participate, including: Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, East Buchanan, Grinnell, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, St. Ansgar, Tripoli,...
Mar 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention, and HopeLine® from Verizon will recognize 11 Iowa high schools for their work in implementing the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model. The high schools will receive their awards at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 6, in Des Moines, Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will attend the...
Mar 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother" as well as current issues regarding immigration at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event is free and open to the public. Nazario writes stories about hunger, drug addiction and immigration. She is best...
Mar 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 229 students have satisfied the requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of...
Mar 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Women's and Gender Studies Program will host multiple events this March in honor of Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public. The events include: - Discussion, “Challenges of the American Muslim Woman,” 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) - “Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 21 through Saturday, April 16. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21 in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by students...
Mar 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will celebrate the lifetime achievements of the most recent School of Music Jazz Hall of Fame inductees at an award ceremony and induction held during the spring Jazz Band One concert on Friday, April 8,at Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on UNI’s campus. The Jazz Hall of Fame honorees for 2016 will be James (Jim) Linahon and Roger Maxwell. Jim Linahon is a 1973 UNI alumnus...
Mar 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA -- Estate and financial planning professionals are invited to attend a seminar from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Neil E. Harl, Ph.D., J.D., a nationally recognized expert on taxation, business planning and agricultural law, will be the presenter. Harl is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at...

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