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Monday, January 26, 2015 (All day)

The Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) 10 Week Wellness Challenge is a fun and engaging wellness challenge to encourage Iowans to make healthy choices. Teams participate in friendly competition by tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website over the course of ten weeks.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (All day)

For students who currently live on-campus, room selection begins for the 2015-16 academic year. Students may reserve their room and select a meal plan. Priority reservation dates were distributed in December. Students can check the date and time of their individual priority reservation date by logging-in to the housing & dining contract.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm

“What’s the biggest regret of your life?” – It’s a question that millions of people have pondered on the popular secretregrets.com website. Kevin Hansen, website founder and author of the bestselling Secret Regrets book series, will share the shocking things we regret, why we regret and how we can ultimately learn to let go of the regrets that might be holding us back in life. Presentation attendees will even have a chance to anonymously share their own secret regrets – and hear the secret regrets of others who attend. Hansen and his Secret Regrets project have been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, international documentaries, as well as media outlets and websites worldwide including Cosmopolitan, CNN and Psychology Today. You can read Hansen’s featured articles about regrets on The Huffington Post. His bestselling book, Secret Regrets Volume 1: What if you had a Second Chance? features hundreds of the most shocking yet heartfelt regrets that we all can relate to, and walks people through the true healing that comes from revealing. His latest book, Secret Regrets Volume 2: Moving Past Your Past, continues to tell the unheard stories of real people, real regret, real resolution, perseverance and redemption.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive. Sign up tables will be available in Maucker Union on Feb. 12, 18 and 19. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Friday, March 6, 2015 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric screening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration is required.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will featured new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (All day)

The Eighth Annual Graduate Symposium on April 1 will showcase the research and creative work of graduate students. Included will be poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative performances which will be judged by graduate faculty.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00 am

Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the UNI Colleges Against Cancer chapter. The 12-hour event will raise money for cancer research. Participants will celebrate those who have beat cancer, remember those who have lost their battle and fight back so cancer no longer exists in our world. Entertainment will include a live band, bounce houses, silent auction, photo booth, contests and speeches by those who have been affected by cancer.

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 www.autismandarts.org

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric sreening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration required.

Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (All day)

Explore UNI. See robots in action, marvel at the chemistry magic show and cheer on the football team. Many fun activities will be planned for you and your family at the 2015 Family Weekend.

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