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Monday, June 14, 2021
A thriving community partnership is even stronger thanks to a renewed investment from one of the Cedar Valley’s corporate leaders. UNI Classic Upward Bound, a college preparatory program serving low-income and future first-generation college students in Waterloo, was recently awarded a $437,000 grant, to be awarded over the next three years, from the John Deere Foundation. 
Monday, June 7, 2021
Waterloo high school students will be able to earn multiple degrees in just four years while paying only two years of tuition thanks to a new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa, Hawkeye Community College and the Waterloo Community School District.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce a new fully online option for the Master of Arts (MA) degree in postsecondary education: student affairs. Scheduled to begin August 23, this new option delivers the same high-quality curriculum as the on-campus program and is taught by the same dedicated faculty, with the added flexibility of an online format.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
New federal legislation introduced today would promote sustainable food practices and food waste reduction by partnering research centers like one at the University of Northern Iowa with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. UNI has been instrumental in working with Congress to develop legislation that will bring effective and sustainable solutions to reducing food waste.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
MidAmerican Energy has invested $250,000 in UNI@DMACC, a partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College, to advance this first collaboration of this size and scale between an Iowa Regent university and community college. UNI@DMACC is a 2+2 program specifically designed for students to complete their first two years at DMACC, with the remaining two years of coursework to be completed online through UNI.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa’s Green Iowa AmeriCorps program recently received a $1.1 million federal grant that will fund thousands of statewide community environmental service projects.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making (IDM) Director Andrew Conrad has won a Leadership for Iowa award in recognition of his work assisting communities and organizations across the state. 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa announced today that Dr. José Herrera will serve as its next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, pending Board of Regents approval.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa Community Music School will present Camp Musicmania at the UNI School of Music, Russell Hall on the UNI campus, from June 14-18, 2021. Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted fine arts camp whose primary purpose is to engage campers in the excitement of exploring music, drama, and art. This year’s camp theme focuses on different ways of creating music. The younger age division (first through third grades, fall 2021) classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Cost is $142.50 per student. 
Thursday, May 13, 2021
The first-ever Cedar Valley Illuminate Art and Light Festival will debut this weekend in the College Hill area, a projection art showcase featuring 15 installations from local artists, students and community organizations conceived around a theme of promoting social justice and societal change.