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Friday, April 9, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to participate in a virtual panel discussion to address health inequalities in the age of COVID-19. The colloquium, taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, will bring panelists from across UNI and the Cedar Valley community to discuss their research and professional experiences related to health inequalities and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host a virtual sneak preview community screening of “Getting That Note Out” a new documentary film by UNI Associate Professor of Digital Media and filmmaker Francesca Soans, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9. The screening is co-sponsored by the North End Cultural Center. 
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the University of Northern Iowa is helping Iowa small businesses save money while becoming more energy efficient.  The IWRC provides free comprehensive, on-site energy assessments that analyze all aspects of a business’ energy use, including compressed air leak detection along with facility lighting analysis and a building envelope inspection.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa will be Iowa’s host institution for a worldwide project for educators and community members on what can be done in the state to address climate change over the next decade. 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Teacher preparation intersects with STEM education at the 2021 Pre-Service Teachers STEM Conference planned as a virtual event on April 9 and 10.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Starting this week, the University of Northern Iowa School of Music will continue its 2020-21 series of outdoor concerts on the UNI campus, weather permitting. 
Thursday, April 1, 2021
UNI’s Education and Part-time MBA graduate programs were named two of the top graduate programs in the country, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking. Both programs ranked among the top 200 in the country – out of thousands of similar programs at other universities – on the publication’s Best Graduate School for 2022 list.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
A University of Northern Iowa student was recently selected as a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow, a yearlong program that selects students who are leaders on their campuses and demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
University of Northern Iowa announced new details about the upcoming in-person spring commencement, including that graduates participating in the ceremonies in May will be allowed to bring up to four guests to celebrate their achievements.
Monday, March 22, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa and DMACC 2+2 Elementary Education Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the largest student class in its history, part of a successful partnership that is expanding in Des Moines and beyond.