Iowa Capitol to hold 'UNI Day' on Feb. 18

UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event is an educational opportunity to highlight UNI's impact across the state of Iowa by showcasing programs, services, students and alumni.


UNI is committed to ensuring a reasonable, predictable cost of education for Iowa families while providing the state with the qualified applicants it needs to fill positions in high-demand fields. UNI is asking the state legislature for an additional $4 million in state appropriations for financial aid to resident undergraduates and a three-year, $38 million investment for the renovation and expansion of the Industrial Technology Center, home of the Department of Technology. An additional $400,000 is also being asked for additive manufacturing expansion through UNI’s Metal Casting Center.

Although UNI students already graduate with less debt than the average college student, the university is striving to make education even more affordable. The additional $4 million in state funding would allow UNI to maintain tuition costs essentially at current levels and become more competitive with peer institutions, while growing enrollment in line with its facilities.

“UNI is committed to educating Iowans for Iowa,” Nook said. “That means we must continue building support for educational opportunities that are within reach for Iowa students and their families. We must also do our part to build a vibrant workforce and economy for years and generations to come.”  

Alumni are encouraged to attend UNI Day at the Statehouse to reconnect with their university and speak with their elected officials about the value of UNI.

For more information, contact the UNI Office of Governmental Relations at 319-273-6144.


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