Community Events

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Stop by Rod Library today and write a personal tip on how you manage stress and mental health on the whiteboard located near the checkout desk on the 2nd floor (main floor). 

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:00 am

Join UNI as we celebrate Homecoming with one of our pinnacle events, the UNI Homecoming Parade! The parade will go from 9th and Main Streets to 2nd and Main Streets. Campus units, student organizations, and businesses/organizations are encouraged to enter for a chance at great prizes. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Tunis Speedway was a well-known Iowa dirt track racing venue in Waterloo, located near what is now the McDonald’s on University Avenue. In its heyday from the 1950s to the 1980s, Tunis Speedway brought up to 5,000 people out on Sundays to watch drivers duke it out on the ¼ mile dirt oval.

Did you see the racing at Tunis Speedway? Were you one of the hundreds of drivers who tried their talents and courage on those dusty, noisy summer nights? Come to Overman Park to view a free short  documentary featuring local historian Jim Volgarino and a collection of photographs visualizing Tunis Speedway and its 35 year history. The 17-minute documentary,Chasing the Checker Flag: Tunis Speedway|Waterloo, Iowa,is part of a series of historical presentations produced by Fortepan Iowa (, an Iowa photo archiving project of the University of Northern Iowa.

Then stick around to reminisce about Iowa race car culture. What was this culture about, and what stories can you share? Do you have pictures of those times? Come along for the ride and enjoy the memories.

Bring a chair or blanket. If it rains, the event will move to the Cedar Falls Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Cedar Falls Public Library in partnership with Fortepan Iowa, a public photo archive of Iowa family snapshots based at the University of Northern Iowa.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Network with more than 50 local nonprofit organizations as well as find volunteer and internship opportunities in the Cedar Valley.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards that will be presented are for individuals and organizations. The categories include Business Partner of the Year, Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year, Nonprofit Board Member of the Year, Koob Award for Collaboration, Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership, Legacy Award, New Nonprofit Employee of the Year, Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year.

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm