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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.
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Imago Theatre's "ZooZoo" performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. Imago Theatre is best known for FROGZ and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions. Their performance "ZooZoo" has everything from sleeping hippos, cuddly polar bears, overly competitive penguins, fancy-restaurant-patronizing anteaters,...
Feb 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Tony Award-winning musical "Once" at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, "Once" tells the enchanting tale off a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his...
Feb 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Christopher Edginton, a professor of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services at the University of Northern Iowa, is being interviewed by NBC Nightly News for a segment that will air at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 on NBC. (Editor's Note: The segment has been pushed back to next week. The new night and time has not been announced yet.) Earlier this week, Edginton was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The...
Feb 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. "UNI Day at the Capitol is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase why UNI is so valuable to the state of Iowa," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "The number of students, faculty and alumni...
Feb 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are joining forces to impact current and future UNI students by participating in We Are One UNI. Weeklong philanthropy events will be held Feb. 22 through 26. - Feb. 22 through 23. The campus community will be informed about the impact philanthropy has had at UNI through student participation, visuals posted around campus and social media posts. - Feb....
Feb 8, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Community Music School (CMS) has announced its spring schedule of classes. The CMS is an outreach program of the UNI School of Music and offers year-round music and fine arts curriculum for pre-kindergarten through senior citizens. All classes, lessons, rehearsals and performances are given on campus in UNI School of Music facilities. Professional music educators, performers and School of Music...
Feb 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will be hosting the 12th annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The event will recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards are available for individuals and organizations. Award categories include Business Partner of the Year,...
Feb 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Panther PAC, an independent, non-partisan, political action committee, registered with the state of Iowa, officially launched with a kick-off meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28. The sole purpose of Panther PAC is to support candidates for state office who will support and fight for the University of Northern Iowa. Panther PAC is led by co-chairs Joe Gorton, criminology professor and president of United Faculty at UNI, and Sarah...
Feb 4, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The eighth annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Monday, Feb. 8 through Thursday, Feb. 11. The event is hosted by University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNI), a student organization for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. The group is dedicated to community, intellectual engagement, activism and service. Darwin Week is entirely organized by students and focuses...
Feb 4, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Spring Job and Internship Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the McLeod Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. More than 120 employers, organizations and nonprofits will be there to network with UNI students and alumni, as well as discuss internships and full-time jobs. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to share with company and organization...

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