UNI Day at the Capitol

UNI Day at the Capitol 


The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. The event is an educational opportunity to highlight UNI's impact across the state of Iowa by showcasing its programs, services, students and alumni.


 “UNI is committed to educating Iowans for Iowa,” said UNI President Mark Nook. “That means we must continue building support for educational opportunities that are within reach for Iowa students and their families. We must also do our part to build a vibrant workforce and economy for generations to come.”  

UNI Day at the Capitol

We are asking for an additional $4 million in state funding to allow UNI to maintain tuition costs essentially at current levels and become more competitive with peer institutions, while growing enrollment in line with its facilities. Although UNI students already graduate with less debt than the average college student, the university continues to strive to make education even more affordable. 


We are also asking for $39.7 million over three years to transform UNI’s Industrial Technology Center to expand our capacity to provide qualified applicants in high-demand industries struggling to meet Iowa's employment needs. 


Everyone is welcome to visit Monday with faculty, staff and students from programs across the university who are available to discuss everything from college costs to a partnership with Wind Cave National Park to the business and community services UNI provides throughout the state.  


Please stop by and say hello!  


UNI Day at the Capitol Reception

The UNI Alumni Association invites you to join UNI President Mark Nook and your state legislators following the UNI Day at the Capitol on February 17. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to assist with planning.

Monday, February 17
5-7 p.m.

The Republic in the AC Hotel
401 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA

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