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Special Events

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide will include remarks, poetry reading, personal testimony and song, followed by a question-answer and comment session. Sponsors are the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Center for Multicultural Education. A reception follows the event, which is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

I, Too, Am UNI is a photo essay project that will depict the stories of students from under-represented groups who experience micro-aggressions on a regular basis at UNI. The inspiration for this event is the I, Too, Am Harvard project, which specifically focused on racial micro-aggressions. Students will have the opportunity to write their story or phrases on a dry erase board and will be photographed holding it. These photos will then be on display on the I, Too, Am UNI Tumblr and Facebook fan page.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Office of Sustainability is sponsoring a clothing donation drive. Bring your unwanted clothing and other unbroken household items to Maucker Union between Chats and Essentials. Participants will not only be doing a great service to the community but will also be entered into a drawing to win one of four Fitbits.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come see the new collaborative space, technology and how the space is used for learning in the library's Learning Commons. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

The Department of Physics will host the 2014 State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include the catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge building, soda straw arm and challenge problem. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Alison Suen, a former UNI philosophy major and current Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the unique contributions that women have made in the field of animal ethics.  She will also consider parallels between the exploitation of animals and the exploitation of women.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

In honor of the 2014 UNI Earth Week Celebration, UNI students are invited to participate in an afternoon of relaxing yoga. This free event will feature certified UNI yoga instructors. All participants will receive a water bottle. Classes will be held at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (All day)

Join students, faculty and staff in a campus-wide UNI Earth Day Celebration. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Join the RRTTC, Cedar Valley Cyclists, and UNI Cycling Club in a bike ride around Cedar Falls to celebrate UNI's Earth Week. The ride will start and end at Mulligan's on 18th Street in Cedar Falls. Helmets are required for participation. Pre-registration required. All registered participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Craving a home cooked meal? You can't beat  a homemade meal and helping a family in need! Tickets are only $5! Gabriel, a 4 month old that has been diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening heart defect, called ALCAPA, has had surgery, but continues to stay at the hospital to continue further treatment. The family is experiencing a lot of medical bills, travel costs, etc. All the proceeds from our spaghetti supper with be donated to the family to assist with their financial needs. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The 8th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony will include a poster display, lighting of memorial candles, a musical performance and a screening of the highly acclaimed film "Nicky's Family" (appropriate for sixth graders and older). The film is about the rescue by Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker, of 669 children from Czechoslovakia during the months preceding the beginning of the war, and the living legacy of the "power of good" that Winton and his associates made possible. 

“Nicky’s Family” is also being shown at no charge to school groups at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 28, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Seats are still available; schools that want to send a group of students to this event should contact Stephen Gaies, 319-273-3870 or

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors are the Center of Holocaust and Genocide Education and Sons of Jacob Synagogue of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Lavender Graduation Ceremony is a celebration that recognizes the accomplishments of the LGBT* community and its graduating seniors. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. There will be an assortment of Tropical plants, flowering bulbs, herbs and vegetables. Student Nature Society members will be available to assist shoppers.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

Recieve a free mini-massage, walk the labyrinth, make crafts and more.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Recieve a free mini-massage, walk the labyrinth, make crafts and more.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Recieve a free mini-massage, walk the labyrinth, make crafts and more.

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony (Students earning Masters, Specialist or Doctoral degrees)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Commencement for undergraduate students.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Commencement for undergraduate students in CHAS and CSBS.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring the Cedar Falls/Waterloo MS Walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center; the walk begins at 10 a.m. Visit to register.


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