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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa’s project to renovate and modernize the Industrial Technology Center received a $750,000 commitment from John Deere Waterloo, one of the largest recruiters of UNI Department of Technology graduates. The investment is the lead industry gift to date to the capital project.
Monday, July 12, 2021
The UNI Alumni Studio at the Red House Studios – a partnership between the Hearst Center for the Arts and the UNI Department of Art – was awarded in July to a recent graduate of UNI’s studio art program. Andrew Dickerson (BFA Photography, 2019) will be using the space, located on the Hearst property, to further his art practice over the next year. 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
A nationally recognized painter training program at the University of Northern Iowa has been awarded a federal contract to provide training at 20 U.S. military sites across the country. 
Friday, June 25, 2021
The Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation has invested $2 million in the renovation and expansion of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.  “Pauline was known throughout the Cedar Valley for her philanthropy and volunteerism,” said UNI President Mark A. Nook. “During her lifetime, the university was fortunate to have her support for student scholarships as well as various capital projects across campus. UNI and the Cedar Valley are stronger because of Pauline’s transformational support of her community.”
Thursday, June 24, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa has received its third and largest allotment of federal COVID-19 relief funding, which will provide additional financial assistance to qualifying students impacted by the pandemic.
Monday, June 21, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa has announced a $250,000 gift from the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) for the Industrial Technology Center renovation and modernization project.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Grady as the interim vice president of student affairs, pending Board of Regents approval.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library is proud to announce The Regents OER Grant Program, a joint funding opportunity that will support the development of new course materials licensed for open use, making a college education more accessible for Iowa students.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa’s Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) is opening its doors to give business owners a glimpse into the world of advanced additive manufacturing. The center will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 23 at the Techworks building at 360 Westfield Ave. in Waterloo.
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.