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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The University of Northern Iowa announced today the membership of a new committee tasked with identifying and addressing systemic racism on campus and in the community - with its work set to begin later this month. 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
  UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa announced changes today to the fall semester, including an early return to campus as well as modifications to classrooms and other spaces to enable safe social distancing. In an email to campus earlier today, President Mark A. Nook said the semester will begin one week earlier, a move many colleges and universities have made to provide scheduling flexibility during the winter flu season. 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
The Board of Regents today approved the University of Northern Iowa’s request to again keep its tuition flat in the coming academic year as part of an ongoing effort to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education. The vote in a public meeting today marks the second straight year UNI has kept its tuition flat amid rising concerns of the affordability of higher education, which have been punctuated by an economic downturn and rising unemployment rate fueled by the global pandemic.
Friday, May 29, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES– The University of Northern Iowa is currently accepting applications for the Managing Business and Organizations (MBO) Bachelor of Applied Science program, which will be offered online for the first time starting in August.  The program is designed to help adult learners build upon the skills and knowledge acquired during their Associate of Applied Science degree through the development of professional competencies needed to serve effectively in managerial and supervisory roles.
Monday, May 18, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - Students at the University of Northern Iowa will receive as much as $2,200 in federal aid beginning this week as the university works to distribute funding available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - financial assistance designed to help students impacted by COVID-19.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that Alison Altstatt, associate professor in the UNI School of Music, has received a $6,000 summer research stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Monday, May 4, 2020
For the second straight year, the University of Northern Iowa plans to keep its tuition flat as part of an ongoing effort to provide students a high-quality, affordable education. Previously announced were plans for no increase in room and board rates for next year.  The proposal was announced by the President of the Board of Regents in a public meeting today. A vote is planned in June. The move would give current and incoming UNI students more certainty during a time when many families are adjusting to life amid a global pandemic. 
Friday, May 1, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES-- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting enrollments in two music education workshops this summer. Each workshop is designed for teachers to enhance learning and instruction in their music classrooms. One hour of graduate or undergraduate credit is available for each.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
UNI NEW SERVICES - As part of continuing efforts to support its students during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Northern Iowa is launching a new scholarship fund and will separately distribute nearly $4 million in federal aid to help with their housing, food and other expenses. 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICE - Connecting the community through music is a key goal for the University of Northern Iowa Community Music School, which offers various programs for the public, such as the UNI Children’s Choir, the New Horizons Band, Camp Musicmania and more. In an effort to continue teaching and promoting music, even as people are physically apart, the UNI Community Music School is offering virtual music lessons online this summer.