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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Dec 9, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, in the McLeod Center. This year’s Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Kaylan Brant, a senior accounting and management information systems major, from Baxter, Iowa. Approximately 501 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Gretta Berghammer, professor of...
Dec 6, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Mark Nook, chancellor at Montana State University Billings, will become the 11th president of the University of Northern Iowa. Nook will assume his duties as president of the University of Northern Iowa on Feb. 1, 2017. He will receive a three-year contract and will be paid an annual salary of $357,110. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced the unanimous selection of Nook to replace Bill Ruud, who accepted the...
Dec 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – “The Confucius Village” won the Best Feature Documentary Award and the Angel Peace Award at the 2016 Monaco International Film Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Co-producer and translator Congcong (Penny) Wang, UNI faculty of languages and literature, won the Best Producer Award and Director Jiandong Huang won the Best Documentary Director Award.  “This film is an authentic record of Chinese...
Dec 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Early Childhood Education MAE degree program that begins Summer 2017. This program is designed for classroom teachers who hold licensure in one of the Iowa Early Childhood Endorsements (100, 103, 106, 262) and who are teaching children from birth through third grade. Students will learn the theory and practice to become leaders in the field of Early Childhood...
Dec 1, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host “Dreams to Action: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.’s Perspective on Dr. King’s Legacy,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize local individuals who were instrumental in bringing King to the Cedar Valley. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist and civil rights leader during the African-American...
Nov 28, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Horn Choir will perform at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum for “Infamy: Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later” from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. The museum is located at 503 South Street in Waterloo. This program is in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor and will feature a performance by UNI’s Horn Choir, a presentation by WWII Veteran David Greene and a memorial wreath laying. The...
Nov 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Academic Ethics and the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa are hosting an ongoing series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question "What If…?" The next session will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Cedar Falls Public Library. The session, "What If… We Could Create an Abundance Economy?" focuses on examining various...
Nov 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Startup Weekend Cedar Falls, an annual collaborative entrepreneurship event sponsored by the UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation, UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, UNI’s Entrepreneurs Club student organization and local entrepreneurs, will be held Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, at Mill Race Coworking and Collaboration in downtown Cedar Falls. “You’re going to learn what you can actually do in 54...
Nov 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host Canadian Brass at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4. Canadian Brass represents the "gold standard" among brass quintets. Aside from performing on 24K gold-plated instruments, the group, led by its avuncular tuba master Chuck Daellenback, essentially put the idea of the brass quintet on the map. Renowned for genre-bending versatility, joyous...
Nov 18, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host Sandy Patty at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.  As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, Sandi Patty is simply known as "The Voice." With a vocal talent that was too big for any one genre, Patty sang as a soloist with the great American orchestras, mastered the American song book and sang Broadway standards to rave reviews. She...

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