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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 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In December, the University of Northern Iowa was represented at the Transportation Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. to call attention to the role of state departments of transportation in the conversation regarding pollinators and monarch butterflies. The summit was convened and sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Laura Jackson, professor of biology and director of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Cesar Millan, star of the NatGeo WILD series "Cesar 911" and the original host of the long-running hit series "Dog Whisperer," will perform at the UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11. Millan will reveal the secrets of happier and healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in an exciting live show. He will perform his incredible dog training techniques and will...
Feb 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud and Iowa State University President Steven Leath signed a memorandum of understanding at the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, offering students the opportunity to earn a physics and engineering degree from each university in five years. The program will enable a student to spend three years at UNI before transferring to ISU for their final two years. The student...
Feb 24, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – David Harris has been named director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Northern Iowa. He is currently senior associate athletic director at Iowa State University. In that role, Harris serves as the sports administrator for football, men's basketball and wrestling and also has oversight responsibilities for student-athlete development, compliance, athletic training, and strength and conditioning. Harris will...
Feb 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fifth annual UNI Dance Marathon from noon to midnight Saturday, March 5, in the Maucker Union. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools. Money that is raised by the schools during the events goes toward the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, high school and college dance marathons collectively...
Feb 23, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's College of Education will host the second annual Education Summit on Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, in Maucker Union. International, national, and regional scholars and leaders in education will discuss current research, practices and policies. This year's summit theme, "Necessary Connectedness: The New Edge of Education," will focus on four primary strands: literacy education, STEM (...
Feb 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sean Botkin, School of Music faculty artist and associate professor of piano at the University of Northern Iowa, will make his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The concert will held at 8 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Botkin has appeared at Carnegie Hall twice previously as a featured artist, but this will be his first solo engagement at the historic venue. “I’m excited to...
Feb 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- James W. Loewen will deliver a lecture titled "How Iowa was a Leader in Race Relations and How it Can Be One Again" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This lecture is in honor of Black History Month as well as the late UNI professor of history, John D. Baskerville. Loewen is an American sociologist, historian and author of several books, including "Lies My...
Feb 15, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter will host an event featuring Karmen Johnson, a public relations expert from Seattle, Washington. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience working in public relations, corporate communications and creative services. Her diverse career includes in-house communications positions with Starbucks and Expedia, Inc. She also worked in...
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Gallery of Art will present the documentary, “Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kelley, the film’s producer and director, proposed the project because of his love of art and passion for the new University of Iowa Museum of Art. Kelley described the film as a “film about a journey...

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