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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.
Oct 12, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Michael Luick-Thrams, executive director of TRACES Center for History and Culture, will give two presentations at the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The first presentation will be at 3:30 p.m., in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Luick-Thrams will present "Schindler's List on the Prairie: Iowans' Response to the Holocaust as it Unfolded,” an overview of the many ways that Iowans were connected to and responded to...
Oct 11, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI Proud, a student organization at the University of Northern Iowa that promotes an inclusive and accepting campus environment for LGBTQ members of the UNI community and their allies, will host its annual Halloween-themed drag show, Dragaganza, from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Lang Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Dragaganza is UNI Proud’s biggest event during the fall semester with UNI...
Oct 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A team of UNI faculty, staff and students has been leading the effort to create a single, searchable website for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources, programs, events and opportunities in Iowa. The website provides information for educators in schools, afterschool programs and other educational settings as well as parents, students, businesses and communities statewide about STEM activities in...
Oct 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band has accepted an invitation by the City Council of Rome, Italy, to perform in the Rome New Year's Day Parade on Sunday, Jan. 1, of 2017. The band will leave the United States on Wednesday, Dec. 28 for a 9-day trip that will include Florence, Pisa, Rome and Pompeii. They will be giving performances in the Rome parade and in other towns in Italy under the direction of Danny...
Oct 10, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gamma Phi Beta sorority on the University of Northern Iowa campus was selected as one of six sisterhoods in the Sisterhood Research Program, a project that focuses on chapter research to conduct in-depth analysis of selected chapters to better understand how they function as one of the strongest sisterhoods in the nation. The Sisterhood Research Program research team will spend a few days amongst UNI's chapter to observe and...
Oct 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Physical Education: Teaching - Pedagogy MA program that begins in Spring 2017. This program prepares teachers and coaches to be effective and reflective educators while providing for the professional development needs of PK-12 physical education teachers and coaches. Participants will link practice to theory while broadening their understanding of the...
Oct 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention will hold several events next week in relation to the Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention. "The Center for Violence Prevention and the Governor's Office on Bullying Prevention are able to support bullying and violence prevention trainings and educational opportunities across the state as a result of the financial support we receive from private foundations,...
Oct 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI School of Music will host the first-ever Midwest International Carillon Festival and Composers Forum Wednesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 14 on the UNI campus. The event performances are free and open to the public and will be held at the UNI Campanile daily at noon and 6 p.m. throughout the festival. The festival will feature five exceptional carillonneurs from around the world presenting informational clinics and...
Oct 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The seventh annual Women in Politics Bipartisan Scholarship Benefit will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls. The event will feature keynote speaker Linda Neuman, the first woman to be appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court by Gov. Terry Branstad in 1986. After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Neuman went on to become the first female partner at the Betty, Neuman,...
Oct 5, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon will host their first Push Day on Thursday, Oct. 6. UNI Dance Marathon aims to raise $18,000 in 24 hours to donate to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network.  UNI Dance Marathon has raised a total of $982,000 in the last five years. For their sixth year, the group wants to raise a cumulative total of $1 million for the Children’s Miracle...

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