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Thursday, March 5, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa’s 2020 Family Business Breakfast Series continues in the Des Moines area on March 27, with Bob Vermeer and Mary Andringa from Vermeer Corp. and Jim Mudd, Jr. from Mudd Advertising joining the UNI family business staff for “Succession Planning Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond”.  
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa will host a health panel on the coronavirus featuring experts from the university and Black Hawk County Health Department in an effort to dispel myths about the virus and provide information to the community on how to prevent and combat its spread. The panel will be held at 3 p.m., March 11 in the Lang Hall Auditorium on UNI’s campus.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa will honor a group of former students known as the “UNI Seven” with a special event next week, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the peaceful protest that led to the creation of the Center for Multicultural Education.
Friday, February 28, 2020
As part of a new collaboration between the University of Northern Iowa Art Department and the Hearst Center for the Arts, one UNI art alumnus will be chosen to join the new Visiting Artist Program at the Hearst.  The successful applicant will also receive a studio space at “The Red House Studios,” located on the Hearst property. Sponsored by the UNI Department of Art, the space will be awarded for free to the successful applicant for one year to further their artistic practice while living and working in the Cedar Valley.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The University of Northern Iowa Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce the department has received a $25,000 grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, supported by NASA. These funds will support and enhance hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students at the university. Specifically, the grant dollars will be used to increase the scientific return of research projects with the purchase of specialized equipment, including spectrometers and biosampling tools, along with the creation of new outreach opportunities for sharing the work.
Friday, February 21, 2020
More than 800 first-graders from Waterloo and Hudson school districts are expected to attend the University of Northern Iowa’s African American Read-In, which will feature an expanded slate of activities and for the first time send each student home with a book. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Maucker Union. The read-in is held annually in conjunction with the African American Children and Families Conference, slated for Feb. 27-28 at the college.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
A new exhibit at the University of Northern Iowa examines the millions of ordinary people who witnessed the Holocaust, challenging the commonly held notion that its tragedies were perpetrated far from the view of ordinary citizens. The exhibit, “Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust,” will be on display from Feb. 16 to March 8 in the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall on the main floor of Rod Library. 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education is teaming up with a number of other organizations to co-host the annual Local Food and Film Festival on Saturday, March 7. Held at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, the Local Food and Film Festival aims to promote community and raise awareness around local foods, sustainability and environmental health.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Skills in science, technology, engineering and math will be put to the test at the upcoming Iowa Science Olympiad, held at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, March 7.  The Iowa Science Olympiad is an annual competition for junior high and high school students from around the state. Over the course of the day-long event, students work in partnerships to compete in different scientific disciplines including  chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, general science knowledge and more.
Friday, February 7, 2020
  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the UNI family services professor shares what he’s learned about love and dating from his research and teaching — and how “The Bachelor” ties it all together.