Special Events

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 8:30 am

This conference is offered on two dates and in two locations!  Open to all pre-service teacher education students at colleges and universities across Iowa, as well as interested faculty.  

What you can expect: Hands-on OpenSciEd Immersion Experience for K-2 & 3-5

Presentations: Keynote speaker Brenda Kaufmann and Multi-Teacher Panel with Q&A

Networking: Career and Resource Showcase

Games: Explore, Learn, win prizes!

Food: Breakfast and Lunch provided

Pre-conference observation opportunities in classrooms or virtual also available

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 2:00 pm

 The UNI Spectrum Project offers children with differing abilities a weekend of music, movement, drama and art activities. 

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Get ready to shop sustainably at the Rummage Rampage hosted by Revitalize to Rewear on Monday, April 15, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 3 PM in the Maucker Ballroom. With a simple yet impactful premise, students can fill an R2R provided bag with donated clothing items for just $5 per bag; with all proceeds directly supporting Cedar Valley Angels, a notable local cause. The event allows and encourages you to fill multiple bags! This unique event promises something for everyone, while making a meaningful difference in our community. Don't miss out on this opportunity to shop with purpose and support a worthy cause all while keeping these items out of our landfill. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 8:30 am to 3:45 pm

Be part of the dialogue as we explore ways to promote the social, emotional and behavioral health of children and educators in ways that advance equity and excellence in education.   Who should attend: UNI students and faculty, practicing teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, school administrators and anyone who works with youth and children in the community! 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

As sustainability is one of the core values of the Rooted Carrot Co-op, we are excited to host an event focused on recycling and sustainability in Black Hawk County!

“This pizza box LOOKS clean….surely it won’t hurt to toss it in the cardboard recycling bin!” “This take-out container says it’s compostable…can I toss it in my backyard compost pile?”

Have you had similar thoughts? This event is for YOU!! John Foster, the Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Administrator at the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be joining us to share important information about recycling and waste management and answer YOUR questions on this topic.

The membership team has also purchased a Zero Waste™ Box from Terracycle for recycling plastic packaging. We encourage you to collect any flexible or rigid plastics that can not be recycled through your community recycling program and bring them to this event. Please make sure they are clean of any food residue.

There will also be an opportunity to win your very own compost bin!

Donuts and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own reusable cup.

Where: 1st Floor, Center for Energy and Environmental Education building
When: Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 am

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:00 am

Join us to celebrate the research and creative work of our 23-24 honors graduates at Honors Research Day - Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Research Day presentations are held on the 2nd floor of Lang Hall and are open to the public.

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 10:00 am

Join Best Buddies for our annual Friendship Walk, where we advocate for inclusion and friendship here at UNI and across the country! We'll meet up at 10 a.m. and take a walk around campus, participating in activities, learning about Best Buddies and sharing what inclusion means to us. After the event we're heading to Culver's for lunch! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Panthers love a good celebration! Since 2018, the UNI campus has observed TC Day, a chance to enjoy the end of a (sometimes) harsh Iowa winter and the excitement that always comes with a new season. It began when President Mark Nook issued a proclamation that a particularly cold winter had ended and the campus community was ready to enjoy a taste of the warmer weather. He invited everyone to join him for some tropical treats, and a tradition was born.

Originally called Tropical Celebration Day, TC Day has evolved into a day not only to relish the warming temperatures and the approaching culmination of another successful academic year, but also a time to recognize all of the wonderful things about the University of Northern Iowa and the people who call it home. 

As the Panther community enjoys the seventh year of this tradition, TC Day has expanded from those treats handed out by President Nook into a day of celebration across the campus. TC Day 2024 will include fun throughout the day. Watch UNI's social media channels for more information.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00 pm

Evan O’Leary, Graduate Student at Iowa State University presents Electronic Structure of Rare-earth Diantimonide LaSb2. Experimental investigation of electronic structure is essential to our theoretical understanding of how macroscopic properties arise due to quantum interactions. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) is one method used to study the electronic structure of materials. Hear a brief overview of ARPES and discuss the electronic structure of the rare-earth diantimonide LaSb2. Rare-earth diantimonides exhibit many interesting properties such as super-conductivity, charge density wave ordering, and different magnetic phases. The compound LaSb2 is the only member of this family found to be non-magnetic. However, it does undergo a charge density wave ordering at TCDW = 355 K and enters a superconducting state at Tc = 1.2 K. Also presented will be ARPES data above and below TCDW , and a demonstration that there are no apparent changes in the electronic structure due to the CDW ordering.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 8:30 am

This conference is offered on two dates and in two locations!  Open to all pre-service teacher education students at colleges and universities across Iowa, as well as interested faculty.  

What you can expect: Hands-on OpenSciEd Immersion Experience for K-2 & 3-5

Presentations: Keynote speaker Brenda Kaufmann and Multi-Teacher Panel with Q&A

Networking: Career and Resource Showcase

Games: Explore, Learn, win prizes!

Food: Breakfast and Lunch provided

Pre-conference observation opportunities in classrooms or virtual also available

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 11:00 am to Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 2:00 pm

Join Student Wellness Services at De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1! There will be coloring, puzzles, crafts, dogs, massages and more. This event is designed to help students stress less before finals, so stop in and leave feeling relaxed.

Stay tuned on our social media for more information:

Facebook: Student Health & Wellness Services

Instagram: uni_shws

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for a de-stress event before your finals. Stop by, grab a donut and chat about studying abroad. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 3:30 pm

UNI-Army ROTC Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2024 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Office of International Engagement for an evening of celebration and recognition of our students, volunteers and community!

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 10:30 am

Spring 2024 Commissioning Ceremony 

Monday, May 13, 2024 - 6:00 pm

Join UNI family, friends and fans as we celebrate everything UNI! Panther Caravan stops are free and open to anyone. Come enjoy some great food and tons of Panther spirit!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 6:00 pm

Join UNI family, friends and fans as we celebrate everything UNI! Panther Caravan stops are free and open to anyone. Come enjoy some great food and tons of Panther spirit!