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Thursday, September 19, 2019
The University of Northern is welcoming a world-renowned expert on the periodic table in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the iconic scientific chart. Eric Scerri, a full-time lecturer in chemistry and history and philosophy of science at UCLA, will discuss his research on the periodic table at the annual Leland Wilson Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to welcome Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-09) as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Mrs. Bush will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). All ticketing has now closed for the lecture.  UNI is grateful for the continued support of Joy Cole Corning’s family to commemorate her life of leadership and service to the people of Iowa and beyond. PARKING & PROCEDURES
Friday, August 30, 2019
  The University of Northern Iowa welcomes Nikole Hannah-Jones to deliver the 2019 Constitution Day address, titled "Separate and Unequal: Considering Modern Day Segregation and the American Constitution," at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – When Andrea Barnes packed “The Fred Factor” as reading material for her vacation, she didn’t know the impact the book would have on her life. The book, written by Mark Sandborn, centers on Fred, a mailman in Denver, Colorado, who goes above and beyond in his relatively ordinary position, treating everyone he meets with kindness and finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "The Many Voices of Art," which will be open to the public on the following dates: Aug. 19 – Oct. 5; Oct. 16 – Nov. 16; and Dec. 5 – 19. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES –In a recently released study, the University of Northern Iowa has for the first time estimated the amount of lawn pesticides applied in four Eastern Iowa communities as part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of harmful pesticides applied to urban landscapes.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa's Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC), located at the TechWorks building in Waterloo, just completed hosting a three-day camp for Cedar Valley students interested in STEM. Panther Park 3-D was one of many camps offered by the STEM program at UNI. Focusing on a "Jurassic Park" dinosaur theme, the camp granted students the opportunity to broaden and develop their STEM interests and skills with an immersive 3-D printing and design experience involving dinosaurs.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – This summer, the University of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is partnering with Waterloo West High School for a one-of-a-kind program that will incorporate English instruction with career and educational opportunities for high school students.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – A University of Northern Iowa professor has been offering free online courses for teachers to learn "Scratch," a graphical programming language that runs completely in a web browser. Students can use Scratch to create interactive artwork, tell digital stories and create games. Ben Schafer, an associate professor in the computer science department, developed this free course geared toward elementary and middle school teachers who are interested in learning how to integrate computer science into their curriculum.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
UNI’s Alan Heisterkamp would tell you he’s not providing training to be a good father, but he will argue he has a hand in it on campus and statewide. Heisterkamp is the director of the Center for Violence Prevention, a program housed on the UNI campus created to support schools and organizations with implementing violence prevention and evaluation strategies.