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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Aaron Walck will defend his thesis: "Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions."

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Senator Tom Harkin will visit UNI as part of his Legacy Tour of Iowa. Programs that the Senator assisted in securing federal support will have displays which the Senator will view and discuss with the leaders. A formal program will
begin at approximately 3:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to thank the Senator for his years of service and support of education. The university community is invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Graduating this year? The Office of the Registrar will host the Fall 2014 Graduation Fair. Take care of purchasing a cap and gown, commencement ceremony information, graduation checks, financial aid exit counseling, resume critiques, graduate school information and much more.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and fifty students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Simon Estes, internationally renowned opera singer from Centerville, Iowa will deliver the convocation address.  This will be the 48th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991.  Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The University of Northern Iowa Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) is hosting a 5K "Zombie Run". The run will assist UNISUSA in their efforts to support UNI ROTC cadets by providing them with funds to compete in events such as range challenge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and field training exercises. The run is a fun course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them down. Each participant will begin the race with two balloons; the zombies will attempt to pop your balloons... WILL YOU SURVIVE?

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The International Student Association presents Zombie Masquerade. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Enjoy music that will keep the zombies dancing all night long. There will be a best costume contest, games, prizes and refreshments.

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:30 am

Take the "It's On Us" pledge; computer stations will be available from 8:30-10 a.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Those taking the pledge will receive an "It's On Us" sticker.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Beyond Your Bachelor's UNI Graduate Programs Open House, sponsored by the Graduate College and Continuing and Distance Education, will showcase the UNI graduate programs available on-campus and at a distance. Graduate program faculty will provide information and answer questions about their programs. Information on support services, such as financial aid will be available.

Though not required, please RSVP to receive further event details, including parking. To RSVP visit


Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host these annual auditions for exceptional vocalists. For more information, please contact

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Staff from the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) will be located at a table in Maucker Union across from Chats. Students will have the opportunity to sign a pledge to take one step toward being greener in their daily lives. Students pledging to be more sustainable will receive a gift from the RRTTC. Staff will also talk about what it means to be green and provide ideas on how to be more sustainable. 

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Conductor and faculty artist John Len Wiles will coordinate this new event celebrating the choral music program at UNI. For more details, contact

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30 pm

A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles and orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. 

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.

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