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Recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance at UNI

The women's and Gender Studies department will be hosting a candlelight vigil this Friday for Transgender Day of Remembrance.
November 19, 2020

To be heard, seen and respected. That is what graduate student Noah Andrew said he believes the Transgender Day of Remembrance is for. The Women’s and Gender Studies department, in collaboration with...

Percussion concert goes virtual

The UNI School of Music will be presenting their percussion ensembles concert virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19.
November 19, 2020

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the UNI percussion ensembles will host an online concert on YouTube. The pre-recorded event will air at 8 p.m. and feature individual video premieres. The concert will be available...

Telling Iowa’s history though photography

[“Astro Boy,” 1980, New Hampton, IA, Donated by Mavis Lang, Fortepan Iowa, CC-BY-SA 4.0,]
November 16, 2020

Thanks to the work of UNI students and faculty, an online photo archive of statewide photos now has a new look. Fortepan Iowa relaunched its website on Nov. 1. The website features vernacular photos,...

Panther Portrait: Orchesis Fall 2020 Show

Members of the UNI Orchesis Dance Company performed multiple routines throughout their fall show.
November 16, 2020

The UNI Orchesis Dance Company held their annual fall show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 at the Oster Regent Theatre on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Seating was limited and masks were required...

TheatreUNI presents virtual 10-minute plays

November 12, 2020

Theatre UNI will present virtual 10-minute plays from Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 22. Amy Osatinski, a theatre professor at UNI, teaches a directing class each semester that presents these plays,...

Bringing pandemics to life across all generations

Rod Library is holding an exhibit showcasing the 1918 influenza pandemic. The exhibit will run until Friday, November 20.
November 12, 2020

It was the comparison that everyone was making as the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep the world in the spring of this year: This has happened before. In 1918, an influenza pandemic killed more than...

The films to come during winter break

Film Critic Hunter Friesen previews multiple films releasing during the winter break.
November 12, 2020

While there hasn’t been much to look forward to within 2020, we can at least count ourselves lucky that we live in an age where escapism is easy to come by. The winter months of November through January...

Maddie Poppe performing at UNI

Singer-songwriter and
November 9, 2020

Tickets are still available to see Iowa’s own Maddie Poppe showcase her musical talents at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Originally a single appearance scheduled for Dec. 11, a second...

Rock, paper, scissors tournament to take place on Zoom

UNI math teacher Douglas Shaw will be hosting the world's largest virtual rock, paper, scissors tournament on Tuesday, November 12.
November 9, 2020

UNI mathematics professor Douglas Shaw has organized a free online Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) tournament for students, staff and the world to participate in. This event has been created with the goal...

The show goes on for Glee Club

The Varsity Men's Glee Club will be releasing a CD of old and new Christmas songs this holiday season in place of the Variety Show.
November 5, 2020

With November rolling in, the holidays are just around the corner, but one merry staple will be missing at UNI. The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will not be holding its annual Christmas Variety Show...

Cedar Valley Angels to host “A Race to Embrace”

A virtual race will be taking place later this week to raise awareness for children in foster care.
November 5, 2020

UNI student Ryan Van Maanen was given an assignment for one of his classes to put together an event for an organization in the Cedar Valley area.  Being a volunteer within the community, Van Maanen knew...

Blue moon lands on Halloween

This past Halloween saw the first appearance of a worldwide blue moon in 76 years.
November 2, 2020

On Halloween, the world viewed a special phenomenon: a global blue moon. Contrary to the name, this moon did not appear blue. “Blue moon” is a term for two full moons in one calendar month. The Farmer’s...

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