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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.
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...
Nov 17, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition from Thursday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 17. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 8, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Bubble Gum (Mariah) Coffey of Bettendorf will present an exhibition titled "Bubble Gum World," which will feature printmaking and performance art. Coffey seeks...
Nov 14, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association and Foundation and UNI Interim President Jim Wohlpart will host a Distinguished Awards Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Commons Georgian Lounge and Ballroom on the UNI campus. This awards ceremony includes the annual Heritage Honours Awards and the President’s Philanthropy Awards. This year’s recipients of the Heritage Honours Awards include: Gary Rima...
Nov 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Museum will host their concert series, "Rock the Stacks," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, on the first floor of Rod Library. "Rock the Stacks" celebrates the local music talent in the Cedar Valley. This year the concert will host local bands Evan Stock Band, Dishwater Blonde and Pets with Human Names. In the past, the concert series has featured Twin, Amelia and Melinda and Peas and Carrot. The...
Nov 3, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will host a retirement ceremony recognizing Col. Jonathan Thompson’s 30 years of Army service at 12:30 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. Col. Thompson completed 30 years of active and reserve Army service and currently serves as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer for the UNI ROTC program. He earned his...
Oct 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention will host a screening of “Audrie & Daisy,” a Netflix documentary about sexual assault, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. “Audrie and Daisy” premiered at Sundance in January 2016, and was purchased by Netflix in September. The film includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie...
Oct 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is featured in the Princeton Review's "Guide to 361 Green Colleges," ranking No. 41 among the 361 colleges that are considered the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation. UNI received a "green" rating of 98 out of 99.  In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the "Guide to 361 Green Colleges" recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an above-...

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