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UNI’s Educational Talent Search program receives $630,000 grant

The University of Northern Iowa’s Educational Talent Search program has received a $630,000 grant to continue its work assisting Waterloo students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.

Iowa Waste Reduction Center awarded USDA grant to reduce community waste

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded a grant for their Community Waste Diversion Project that will provide technical assistance, training and educational information by hosting an on-site, hands-on workshop.
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New UNI partnership to benefit transfer students

A new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and a host of Illinois community colleges will make it easier for transfer students to enroll at UNI. 

UNI accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The University of Northern Iowa’s strong graduation rates, commitment to community involvement and general education program have earned praise from a university accreditation group. 

John Deere Waterloo location invests in UNI Industrial Technology Center renovation

The University of Northern Iowa’s project to renovate and modernize the Industrial Technology Center received a $750,000 commitment from John Deere Waterloo, one of the largest recruiters of UNI Department of Technology graduates. The investment is the lead industry gift to date to the capital project.

Recent UNI Art graduate awarded space at Hearst Red House Studios

The UNI Alumni Studio at the Red House Studios – a partnership between the Hearst Center for the Arts and the UNI Department of Art – was awarded in July to a recent graduate of UNI’s studio art program. Andrew Dickerson (BFA Photography, 2019) will be using the space, located on the Hearst property, to further his art practice over the next year. 

UNI's STAR4D grows painter training program for U.S. Department of Defense

A nationally recognized painter training program at the University of Northern Iowa has been awarded a federal contract to provide training at 20 U.S. military sites across the country. 

Gallagher Bluedorn receives $2 million gift for renovation and expansion

The Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation has invested $2 million in the renovation and expansion of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.