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Special Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Join the Coca-Cola campus ambassador for a sampling of the three flavors of the Dunkin Donuts Shot in the Dark, an everyday "pick-me-up" beverage. Flavors include caramel, mocha and vanilla. Attendees will be eligible to win a Yeti cooler; one winner will be drawn at random.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Hear Sarah Thompson, Certified Body Trust provider, eating disorder recovery coach and consultant, tell their personal story of eating disorder recovery for 18 years. Thompson will address barriers and access to eating disorder treatments, such as fatphobia, homophobia and transphobia.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00 am

Meet local producers, purchase local food, attend a short film and discussion with our panel, attend a gardening class, browse the Hearst Center for the Arts, Children's Activity sponsored by the Hearst Center. Pick and choose what activities interest you. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Spiritual Leaders Association invites all faculty and staff to a soup and sandwich lunch in appreciation for all they do for our students. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm

At a time when immigration is much in the news, Professor John Rapson of the University of Iowa School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program has created a powerful multi-media performance piece about an early 20th-century immigrant whose story remains highly relevant today. “Hot Tamale Louie: The Story of Zarif Khan” will be performed by Rapson and a cast of musicians and actors. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (All day)
Students planning to graduate this spring or student teach in the fall are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present a free concert for the Cedar Valley. Tickets (limit four per person) are free and will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, January 22. We expect a sold-out crowd, so grab your tickets early! Call (319) 273-4TIX.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00 pm

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.  Two hundred and seventy five students have satisfied requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study.  Dr. Jane Lindaman, Superintendent of Waterloo Schools, will deliver the convocation address.   

This will be the 57th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies
began in 1991.  Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators.  A
reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Guest artist Peter Hamlin will visit UNI to collaborate with faculty artists Jeff Funderburk and Sandy Nordahl to present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association hosts the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Each spring UNI recognizes outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

RodCon is a mini comic book convention where people with common interests come together to share their love of all things pop culture. The event is free and open to the public and highlights guest speakers, artists, vendors, trivia competitions, youth and adult costume contests, prizes, giveaways, video gaming, live-action role-playing, youth crafts, a photo booth, kids craft area and more.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Many UNI faculty, staff and students are involved in community engagement work through courses, research, student organizations and professional service. Community Engagement Celebration Day gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their community engagement work. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm

The UNI School of Music presents, Symphony No. 9 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven featuring the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor, UNI Combined Choirs, John Wiles and Amy Kotsonis, directors, and faculty soloists Michelle Monroe, soprano, Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano, Jeff Brich, tenor, and John Hines, bass. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:00 pm

School of Music faculty artist Angeleita Floyd will appear with UNI faculty artists, alumni and guests, to present her final concert at UNI before retirement. For more information, visit .

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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