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Monday, March 30, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa is announcing several important changes to assist with students’ academic progress and graduation, as well as a system to ensure that students are either credited or refunded for services that have been shutdown due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, March 27, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa is taking a number of steps to ensure students, including incoming transfer students, graduate on time in the wake of widespread campus changes due to the coronavirus.  UNI is acting early to remove a significant barrier for future students and will now accept all Credit/No Credit courses taken during Spring 2020 as future transfer credits from all other colleges and universities. 
Thursday, March 26, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for the second time in three years.  Only the top quarter of the regionally accredited institutions that applied made the international honor society’s list, which recognizes excellence in helping community college students successfully transition to institutions offering four-year degrees. UNI is one of 112 colleges nationwide - and the only public university in Iowa - to make the cut this year.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI) program seeks to support the business community during the COVID-19 outbreak by launching a new video series, titled “Coping with COVID-19, Creative Solutions for your Business,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  
Monday, March 23, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - Iowa’s regent universities have established emergency funds to support students who may be adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus. Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa launched the funds to help students address their most urgent needs as they quickly transition from living and learning on campus to online instruction.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fifteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes. The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The goal of this competition is to support Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - In an effort to protect the health of the campus community, the University of Northern Iowa today announced that all on-campus courses will move exclusively to online instruction beginning Monday, March 23 through at least Friday, April 3. While the public health risk due to coronavirus remains low, the university is acting under guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents and medical experts who advise that now is the best time to act to slow the potential spread of COVID-19. Universities across the country are taking similar steps.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) has partnered with Hawkeye Community College and the Humanities of Iowa to host “Love and Inclusion Swoop into the Cedar Valley,” a special series of activities surrounding author Gabby Rivera’s visit to the two campuses. Rivera will give the keynote address at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC).
Monday, March 9, 2020
  UNI NEWS SERVICE – The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that Michael Graziano, professor of religious studies in the department of philosophy and world religions, has received a $10,000 seed grant from the Whiting Foundation, which will be used to launch a brand-new Religious Literacy Project in Iowa.
Friday, March 6, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - Due to numerous factors associated with the spread of COVID-19 here and abroad, the University of Northern Iowa is cancelling its summer study abroad courses. The difficult decision was made after consultation with numerous campus stakeholders in order to protect students’ health and educational and financial interests. The decision will impact more than 250 students who planned to study in countries including Egypt, Italy, and the United Kingdom.