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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.
Sep 7, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – "Postcards from…" the 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the UNI School of Music, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus. This year's concert will feature guest artist Laurie Smukler, violin, with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Currently on faculty at the Juilliard School, Smukler began her studies at...
Sep 6, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center has planned several events in conjunction with Iowa Prairie Heritage Week, from Sunday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 17. To kick off the celebratory week, Tallgrass Prairie Center founder and advocate and Iowa Prairie Network board member Daryl Smith will lead a leisurely walk along the trails of a highly diverse campus prairie planting. The event, which is open...
Sep 2, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Brad Agle, professor of ethics and leadership in the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University, will give a lecture on ethics in the workplace titled “Developing the Skills Necessary for Ethical Leadership: Insights from ‘The Business Ethics Field Guide’” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the John Deere Auditorium in the Curris Business Building on the UNI campus. Agle is a George W. Romney Endowed professor and...
Aug 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music will present the first concert of its kind titled "PRISM Chamber Music Showcase" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature faculty and student artists in a variety of chamber music ensembles and is free and open to the public. The "PRISM Chamber Music Showcase" concert includes rotations of...
Aug 31, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The University of Northern Iowa interior design program has received national accreditation from the international Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for a duration of six years. “The accreditation of the UNI interior design program empowers student graduates to more effectively market their skills and degree to get placed in the top positions in their field,” said Annette Lynch, director for the School of...
Aug 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $450,384 grant to the University of Northern Iowa to improve adult college readiness. The grant will provide funding for the UNI Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The goal of the center is to increase the number of adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete a secondary school diploma or equivalent and enroll in a postsecondary institution. "The Educational Opportunity...
Aug 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the seventh annual Iowa Statewide Military and Veterans Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in Maucker Union on UNI’s campus. The goal of this year’s conference will be to educate campuses and the Iowa community about the military culture and the diversity that service members bring to a college campus. This also includes bringing awareness to military and veteran...
Aug 29, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa faculty member Elizabeth Lefler, an associate professor of psychology, has been selected as a Fulbright Award recipient to teach abroad in Krakow, Poland. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State and Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, is one of the most prestigious award programs in the world and provides merit-based grants for international educational...
Aug 26, 2016
EDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa Science Teachers Section (ISTS) of the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) has recognized Pat Higby, energy education and outreach coordinator for the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEE),  as a 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award (OSA). In her tenure at UNI, Higby developed the Fabulous Resources for Energy Education (FREE), a program that provides materials to...
Aug 26, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has received a generous grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to intensify student and faculty community engagement through environmental conservation efforts. “We are delighted to receive this grant and create high impact community environmental conservation projects with UNI students leading them,” said Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (...

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