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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Superheroes, supervillians, compost, carcinogens and pink ribbons will come together amid heaps of trash for the University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre production "Wasted" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. Using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installations and dance, the show will challenge the understanding of waste and...
Feb 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. "Last year's inaugural event was such a great success," said Jeneane Beck, UNI state relations officer. "I was impressed by the faculty, student and alumni turnout. It really drove home to...
Feb 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowan Symphony Orchestra will present its pre-Brazil performance at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus. The concert is offered as a part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series. Manfredo Schmiedt, conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica Caxias do Sul in Brazil, will guest conduct works from Brazilian composers Gomes and...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Award-winning math and science projects that integrate technology into pre-K- through-12 classrooms will be featured during Spotlight on STEM Day on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Innovative Teaching & Technology Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Teachers and students throughout the state, along with UNI faculty, will showcase their work through table displays, demonstrations and presentations. They will...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host an open house for the 30th anniversary of Kindergym from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the Wellness & Recreation Center, Room 155. All families who have participated in the program are invited to attend. Kindergym was created at UNI in 1984 as an attempt to meet the needs of preschoolers, parents and UNI students. For the past three decades, the student-led...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host speaker Cheryl Ball at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. The lecture is part of The Digital Turn: The 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Ball's presentation, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies" will consider who gets to decide what counts as evidence, as valid research methods and as recognized forms of knowledge-making. All of these issues...
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Accounting students at the University of Northern Iowa are providing free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run through April 9, excluding March 17 and 19 of spring break week. International students will be served starting Monday, March 10. Sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in the Curris Business Building, Room 223. No appointment is...
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Theatre UNI will present the dramatic comedy "Mauritius" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 1, and Thursday, March 6, through Saturday, March 8, in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre on campus. There will be two matinee performances at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2, and Sunday, March 9, at the same location. "Mauritius," by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, involves two half-sisters who,...
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will keep students active this spring break. UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will provide an All Sports Camp for elementary and middle school kids from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 17, through Friday, March 21, at the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) at UNI. All Sports Camp offers students between the ages of 6 and 12 the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports, including flag...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Curt Ellis went from creating award-winning documentary films to starting a nonprofit to help prevent childhood obesity. Ellis will describe the journey that led him to make the leap from filmmaking to advocacy work in his presentation from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Ellis has produced a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning films about...

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