down arrowMenu

UNI Calendar of Events

Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

More than a workshop, this is part of a campus-wide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Provides a unique method. Sponsored by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute, a group of volunteer faculty, staff and students from across campus trained to facilitate NCBI workshops. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Registration: For more information: 273-3210 or

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences offers one-day Update conferences that feature presentations on the latest research in a discipline as well as research on innovative teaching methods and materials; informal discussions with colleagues, university faculty and secondary science teaching majors on relevant issues; and upcoming professional development opportunities at UNI.

The 2015 UNI Science Education Update Conference will be for Iowa and middle school/junior high and high school science teachers that will focus on issues and topics relevant to teaching secondary science. The conference will be a collaboration of UNI Science Education and UNI science departments including biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Joint morning sessions will focus on relevant issues on teaching any science subject followed by afternoon breakout sessions that participants can choose from a variety of sessions being offered.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

Under the direction of School of Music professor Yu-Ting (Tina) Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital featuring community players as well as UNI students as part of this day long event. For more details, contact This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 "Literacy, Leading and Learning: Integrating Inquiry, STEM, and the Common Core" is the theme of the 47th annual Elementary Literacy Conference. 

The Grout Museum District’s Bluedorn Science Imaginarium will host a book signing with conference speaker Steve Jenkins and special after hours science demonstrations.

Find out why the hissing cockroaches hiss, pet a python and see how furry a giant tarantula really is. This demonstration is inspired by Jenkins’ The Animal Book and is guaranteed to fascinate and creep-out even the boldest of visitors. Refreshments will be provided.

The preconference and conference events are sponsored by the College of Education, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Pioneer Graphics and Abrams Learning Trends. The conference is free to UNI students and faculty. 

Friday, April 17, 2015 (All day)

"Literacy, Leading and Learning: Integrating Inquiry, STEM, and the Common Core" is the theme of the 47th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference.

The conference will include multiple sessions on topics in the area of literacy, integrating inquiry, STEM and the Common Core. Featured speaker will be Steve Jenkins, author/illustrator, who has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers including the Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Many of his other well known favorites Time to Eat, The Animal Book and Eye to Eye will also be available for purchase and autographing by Jenkins during the conference. His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious and informative.

A preconference event will take place at the Grout Museum/Bluedorn Science Imaginarium in Waterloo on Thursday, April 16. The preconference and conference events are sponsored by the College of Education, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Pioneer Graphics and Abrams Learning Trends. The conference is free for UNI students and faculty.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, April 19, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00 am to Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Leader in Me Symposium is a two-day conference focused on instilling leadership as a vital component in education, and unleashing the greatness of every child. We invite you to unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education. Registration is required.

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) organizes an annual student research conference for both graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research related to the social and behavioral sciences. The conference provides the opportunity for students to present their research, exchange ideas, learn about different disciplines and meet students from different departments.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Cameron Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The call for papers is now open. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 5, 2015.

All undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences are invited to participate in this conference. Attendees are encouraged to register before April 10; registration is $15. A boxed lunch is guaranteed only with early registration (vegetarian and gluten free options are available).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, June 20, 2015 (All day)

The mission of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp is to give qualified young people from Iowa, second grade through high school and with various lower limb disabilities, an opportunity to participate in various types of athletic events using a sports wheelchair. The camp promotes wheelchair awareness and provides healthy recreational activities for kids with disabilities. Activities such as wheeling around campus with their teammates to meals, recreational games, other skill activities and pure fun are important for learning. Athletes enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities, while they are improving daily living, sensory-motor-perceptual, strengthening and hand-eye coordination skills.

Monday, June 22, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (All day)

The institute will educate, motivate, inform and transform. Speakers include: Paula Kluth, Darlene Hanson, Harvey Lavoy, Pascal Cheng Tracy Thresher and more. Kluth is a nationally recognized expert on autism and inclusive education. Her publications include: "You're Going to Love This Kid," "Don't We Already Do Inclusion" and many more. The institute is for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other developmental and communication disabilities; friends, allies, families; educators, therapists and support providers. College students and university faculty are welcome.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:30 am
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat