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Monday, March 1, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa is inviting our spring 2021 graduates to celebrate their accomplishments at modified, in-person commencement ceremonies inside the UNI-DOME in May. 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Comedy night is coming live and in-person to the Gallagher Bluedorn. Tammy Pescatelli and Orlando Leyba will bring their stand-up comedy on Saturday, March 27, 2021 to the University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series committee is excited to announce that Robert Bullard, known as the “father of environmental justice,” will deliver a timely virtual presentation focused on the intersections of climate change and environmental justice. This event is free and open to all audiences. The presentation will be hosted via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1. It will be followed by a Q&A session.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an online exhibit of art produced by Iowa middle and high school students during the pandemic.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for UNI students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the UI’s Tippie College of Business.
Monday, February 22, 2021
The University of Northern Iowa is now in the top 20% of veteran-friendly colleges, after its ranking by the comprehensive review service Military Friendly was increased from bronze to silver. In addition to the accolade, Director for Military and Veteran Student Services Chiquita Loveless was recently named as the Military Hero for MercyOne’s 2021 Heroes Among Us, an annual initiative that honors community leaders, for her commitment in support of improving conditions for veterans on campus and in the community.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
UNI NEWS SERVICES - Rebekah (Bekah) Craighton, a senior at Hampton Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa, has been awarded the Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. The UNI College of Education awards this scholarship to an incoming freshman from Northeast Iowa who will pursue a degree in elementary education. 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
After two years of extensive research and collaborative creative development, the University of Northern Iowa today unveiled its new brand identity, which includes a comprehensive brand strategy, updated website, new recruitment and communications materials, and a new institutional logo.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa’s online master’s in education programs ranked among the top 25% nationally in a recently released 2021 U.S. News and World Report review. The UNI programs tied for 72nd among 296 programs for master’s degrees in the first year UNI submitted information for this particular category. 
Thursday, January 28, 2021
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to participate in a virtual seminar that will address some of the current barriers surrounding family visitations within the American prison system.