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Thursday, December 13, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the McLeod Center. This year’s Commencement speaker delivering the student address is Jo Ellen Latham, a candidate for Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership. Approximately 560 graduates will participate in Commencement. The names of candidates will be read by Nichole Zumbach Harken, instructor of communication studies.
Friday, November 2, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is hosting its first Panther Push Day on Thursday, Nov. 8. Panther Push Day is a chance to share Panther pride with family and friends who are seeking an engaging and challenging education. The university always welcomes student referrals, but this day has been set aside to give those new student referrals an extra "push."
Thursday, October 25, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Cassie Mathes has been named director of University Relations at the University of Northern Iowa. Mathes is currently director of University Relations and Marketing at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. She will assume her new duties at UNI on Nov. 30.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa senior marketing and management double major, Gabe Groothuis of Marion, won the UNI Elevator Pitch Competition that was held on campus Tuesday, Oct 9. He will get to test his pitch against college students from around the nation at the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Conference Elevator Pitch Competition, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 1-3.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The University of Northern Iowa has received national recognition for its efforts in increasing student voting participation. The university received a Silver Seal award for achieving a student-voting rate of 67.5% in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, which recognizes colleges and universities nationwide for their commitment to increasing student voting rates.
Friday, September 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program scheduled to begin January 2019. The two-year program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator.
Friday, September 21, 2018
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced the start of a new cohort for the Physical Education: Teaching—Pedagogy M.A. program, set to begin January 2019. Teachers or coaches that are interested in learning more about this online graduate program are encouraged to attend an informational webinar that will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17. Participants will learn more about the program, meet faculty and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa ranked No. 2 in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019" guidebook. UNI was also ranked No. 25 overall on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa's fall 2018 enrollment is 11,212. The total headcount is down from 11,907 from the previous fall—an anticipated decline that university officials included in the budget.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
WATERLOO, Iowa — Last week, the Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved a $1.5 million Strategic Infrastructure Program (SIP) grant to the University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Metal Casting Center (MCC). “The funding is an example of Iowa’s commitment to support growth in the manufacturing sector through advanced technologies,” said Jerry Thiel, MCC’s director. “Several equipment manufacturers have already expressed their interest in partnering with the university to explore new opportunities through joint research and development programs.”