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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICE - Connecting the community through music is a key goal for the University of Northern Iowa Community Music School, which offers various programs for the public, such as the UNI Children’s Choir, the New Horizons Band, Camp Musicmania and more. In an effort to continue teaching and promoting music, even as people are physically apart, the UNI Community Music School is offering virtual music lessons online this summer.
Monday, April 27, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration once again earned the “gold standard” for business colleges worldwide after the AACSB extended its accreditation for another five years in recognition of its continued excellence in education. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, and UNI was one of just 38 business schools in the country to receive the extension. 
Friday, April 24, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - A revamped and streamlined program awaits students entering the College of Education’s Doctor of Education Program this August at the University of Northern Iowa. 
Thursday, April 23, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - A program from the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration was one of only 25 programs nationwide to receive the AASCB Innovations That Inspire award, which recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape.  UNI was recognized for Succession Iowa, a program at the Center for Business Growth and Innovation which was developed to address the closing of viable rural businesses due to the lack of a successor or exit strategy.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
  In early March, before mandated bar and restaurant closures and social distancing guidelines brought the Cedar Valley economy to a grinding halt, University of Northern Iowa business and manufacturing instructor Heath Wilken could see that the looming COVD-19 pandemic would spell trouble for local small businesses. So, he decided to do something about it. On March 15, he started the #CedarValleyStrong movement, a social media and business outreach campaign designed to bring awareness to area small businesses and encourage local shopping.
Monday, April 20, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa textiles and apparel program will host a virtual fashion show at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, via the @UNICatwalk Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.  The event, which replaces the program’s 28th annual live fashion show (CATWALK28), will showcase student designer collections through a video compilation. 
Friday, April 17, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The largest survey of Iowa businesses and nonprofit organizations to date shows the staggering financial impact of COVID-19.   The University of Northern Iowa’s Strategic Marketing Services (SMS) and Institute for Decision Making (IDM), in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), surveyed businesses and organizations across the state of Iowa hoping to better understand the initial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their operations. 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICE - The public is invited to join the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center for a virtual Earth Week celebration next week, with events taking place from April 20 through 24. Throughout the week, the RRTTC will be hosting informational sessions, Zoom discussions, activities, and more on their Facebook page.  Schedule of events for the week
Monday, April 13, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Students in the UNI Department of Theatre’s Directing Class will present the first ever “TheatreUNI Digital Performance Festival" April 26 through May 8 on the TheatreUNI Facebook and Twitter accounts. After the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the TheatreUNI Spring 2020 10-Minute Plays performance series, students in the department of theatre’s Directing class at the University of Northern Iowa, who had each been preparing to direct a 10-minute play, pivoted their work in early April to a digital format.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – University of Northern Iowa 2019 alumnus Jacob Smith and quantitative economics major Cole Wetzel have been selected as one of the Top 25 Finalist teams for the Schultz Entrepreneurship Challenge as part of e-Fest 2020, which is a three-day celebration of undergraduate entrepreneurs featuring workshops, networking and four separate competitions awarding a total of $250,000 in prize money.  Over 120 student submissions were submitted from over 65 colleges and universities across North America.