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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa is gearing up for a weekend packed with activities open to the community and Panther families from Oct. 18-20.  FRIDAY EVENTS The Panther volleyball team will host the Drake Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the McLeod Center. Tickets are $7 at the door.   The Orchesis Dance Company will have two free performances during the weekend starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. A second show will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Both events will be held in Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall.
Monday, October 7, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa's department of languages and literatures will host five speakers for the 2019-2020 Hearst Lecture Series throughout the academic year. The first lecture will feature Sandra Cisneros, poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, community activist, and artist, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in Lang Auditorium, on UNI's campus.
Monday, October 7, 2019
The UNI School of Music will host an unaccompanied tuba recital performance by guest artist Austin Crumrine at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. in Davis Hall, Gallagher Bluedorn on the UNI campus.  Austin Crumrine is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in tuba performance at The Ohio State University where he serves as graduate associate for the tuba/euphonium studio. He received his Bachelor of Music in tuba performance from the University of North Texas (UNT) and his Masters of Music in tuba performance from Baylor University. 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) will host its fourth annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Lang Hall Auditorium on the UNI campus.  This year's Hall of Fame will honor two inductees: Lt. Col. (retired) Bobbie Lydell Williams, ’86, and Lt. Col. (retired) Dr. Jeffrey Adamovicz, ’84.
Monday, September 30, 2019
  Crews will be wheat pasting five enormous images on three different buildings on College Hill to commemorate the University of Northern Iowa’s 100th Homecoming anniversary on Oct. 5. The images come from Fortepan Iowa, a historic digital photo archive launched in 2015 and based at the University of Northern Iowa. The archive features curated photos taken by ordinary Iowans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The University of Northern is welcoming a world-renowned expert on the periodic table in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the iconic scientific chart. Eric Scerri, a full-time lecturer in chemistry and history and philosophy of science at UCLA, will discuss his research on the periodic table at the annual Leland Wilson Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to welcome Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-09) as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Mrs. Bush will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). All ticketing has now closed for the lecture.  UNI is grateful for the continued support of Joy Cole Corning’s family to commemorate her life of leadership and service to the people of Iowa and beyond. PARKING & PROCEDURES
Friday, August 30, 2019
  The University of Northern Iowa welcomes Nikole Hannah-Jones to deliver the 2019 Constitution Day address, titled "Separate and Unequal: Considering Modern Day Segregation and the American Constitution," at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – When Andrea Barnes packed “The Fred Factor” as reading material for her vacation, she didn’t know the impact the book would have on her life. The book, written by Mark Sandborn, centers on Fred, a mailman in Denver, Colorado, who goes above and beyond in his relatively ordinary position, treating everyone he meets with kindness and finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "The Many Voices of Art," which will be open to the public on the following dates: Aug. 19 – Oct. 5; Oct. 16 – Nov. 16; and Dec. 5 – 19. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.