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Special Events

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High School FRC Teams from across the midwest and the world will design and program robots to compete. The FRC Iowa Region is free and open to the public. Students, facultys and staff are welcome. Concessions will be open. The event is open Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. through the finals and award ceremony ending at approximately 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00 pm

The International Student Association will host the Spring Diversity Showcase highlighting campus diversity and international flair of the UNI campus and Cedar Falls community. The Showcase inludes a cultural talent show of music and dance, a fashion show, and traditional arts and activities from around the world, along with a variety of international food samples. The event is free and open to public. Any group or individuals wishing to participate in the talent show should contact:

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm

The Department of Communication Studies will publicly launch the new Digital Media program with the screening of the 60-second video contest winner, displays of student work in digital journalism, digital media leadership, and digital media production areas and several sponsored prizes to be awarded during drawings. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, media professionals and the general public are invited. Food and beverages will be available.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:00 pm

The Schindler Education Center rededication ceremony will be held in the Dr. Ken Budke Family Auditorium. Tours of the building and refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm

As part of the August Wilson Festival, a community group of collaborators from UNI, Cedar Falls and Waterloo are staging a reading of The Piano Lesson, by playwright August Wilson, author of Fences. A discussion of race and community follows, featuring Lou Bellamy, artistic director of the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, the largest African-American theatre company in the U.S.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rod Library's fouth annual mini comic con will feature artists, panelists, games, crafts, comics and more. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Upsilon Nu Iota (UNI) chapter of Chi Sigma Iota will host the AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Registration begins at 1 p.m., an Active Minds speaker at 2 p.m. and the Walk begins at 3 p.m. There will be a brief closing at 4 p.m.. Registration is free and can be completed online any time before the event or from 1 to 2 p.m. the day of the Walk.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day)

The Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium showcases the research and creative works of the graduate student community. The event includes poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00 am

The event features creative performances, oral presentations and poster presentations by graduate students. Graduate faculty will serve as judges.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

It’s on all of us to stop sexual assault. Be more than a bystander; take the “It’s On Us” Pledge and receive a free t-shirt, while supplies last. #ItsOnUs 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (All day)

#LivePurpleGiveGold, UNI's Day of Giving, is a day where the passionate support of UNI is on full display, as members of the Panther family come together to impact students, faculty and all that makes UNI great. Learn more by visiting

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards that will be presented are for individuals and organizations. The categories include Business Partner of the Year, Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year, Nonprofit Board Member of the Year, Koob Award for Collaboration, Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership, Legacy Award, New Nonprofit Employee of the Year, Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00 pm

End Pride Week with a bang! Progressive Prom is your chance to have an inclusive, awesome prom right here at UNI! There will be refreshments, music and a photo booth.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 14, 2017 (All day)

Honors Week is a celebration of academics and scholastic achievement. The week provides an opportunity to recognize and connect students who are collectively pursuing academic excellence through honor societies, honorary organizations and the University Honors Program.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wear teal ribbons or teal-colored clothing to show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Encourage friends, family, co-workers and faculty to participate. Student Wellness Services and Riverview Center will be in Maucker Union providing teal ribbons and resources regarding sexual assault awareness and prevention.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for a Self-Care Day as a part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month to celebrate the importance of self-care. Activities include coloring, beads, play-doh, notes of gratitude, the labyrinth and puppies.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the Textiles and Apparel department for their 25th annual fashion show. The theme is Around the World in 60 Minutes featuring Eygpt, Paris and Japan.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Members will be inducted into the Psi Chi Honor Society. Refreshments will be served; personal guests are welcome. Formal attire is encouraged. 

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