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"Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What Makes Life Worth Living?"

"Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What...

02/17/2015 - The UNI Museum has partnered with the Jerry Soneson, professor in philosophy and world religions, to present  "Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What Makes Life Worth Living?" Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Soneson will seek to make sense of the ...Read more

UNI United Way children's book drive

02/17/2015 - Help us support a cause very dear to our heart here at Rod Library!  Research has shown that in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age-appropriate books per child is 1 book per 300 children.   Please join us in supporting literacy efforts in the Cedar Valley, and helping our ...Read more
Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

02/17/2015 - Pay It Forward Week! February 16-20. Look for banners hung across campus showing the impact of donor support for UNI and our students. One of the banners is located here in the Learning Commons, on the south wall of the lounge area by the east entrance.  Rod Library received $250,000 to ...Read more

February 2015 Student of the Month

02/11/2015 - Monica is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for February 2015. She is a Cedar Falls native and is pursuing an English degree with a minor in creative writing. Monica says that while growing up she always had an interest in English classes as well as a passion for reading. She is a senior ...Read more
Rod Library selected to receive four donated paintings

Rod Library selected to receive four donated paintings

02/10/2015 -   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is the new home to four donated paintings. Edna Shain of Vinton has given four art pieces, collectively titled "The Four Seasons," to the Rod Library to be displayed on the ground floor adjacent to the ...Read more
Please help us serve you better

Please help us serve you better

02/09/2015 - Please help us serve you better. Rod Library is conducting a survey to help us better understand and meet your needs. It will take only ten minutes of your time. ...Read more

"Media and Social Media" Display

02/06/2015 - Email. Cell phones. MySpace. Pinterest. Tumblr. Twitter. The list goes on and on…Our world is woven with technology and social media is a huge part. The Baby Boomers,NetGens, and Millennials all had an impact on the way our society works, communicates, and relaxes today. From the Photophone ...Read more

UNI Museum presents "Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving...

02/03/2015 - On exhibit February 5 – April 10, 2015 At the UNI Museum, located on the first floor of Rod Library View details for the March 9th Arctic Symposium Free Admission Canada’s North is a region as vast as it is diverse. Modern conveniences exist alongside thriving ...Read more
Blind Date With a Book 2015

Blind Date With a Book 2015

01/30/2015 - February 2-20 we will bring back our popular “Blind Date With a Book” display in the lobby.  These books are single and ready to mingle!  Just check one out from the display- take it home and give it a read.  Fill out your “rate a date card” and return it to ...Read more

Tom Kessler, Rod Librarian, receives a 2015 Diversity Matters...

01/29/2015 - Recently one of our very own librarians, Tom Kessler, received a 2015 Diversity Matters Award at the Seventh Annual Diversity Town Hall Meeting.  Tom serves as a Social Sciences Bibliographer at Rod Library.  He has demonstrated his commitment to enhancing diversity through his ...Read more


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