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Each year, the University of Northern Iowa Office of Career Services releases a report detailing post-graduation success. In 2013, 88 percent of respondents were either employed or receiving further education – the highest number in the past five years.
Jul 21, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service has approved funding for the University of Northern Iowa's sixth year of running the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Green Iowa AmeriCorps, based at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, offers comprehensive energy services to underserved populations in communities across Iowa. This September the program will train and place 30 service members in six Iowa communities:...
Jul 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI is accepting entries for one of its oldest traditions, the Homecoming Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20. This year's Homecoming theme is "Students By Day, Panthers By Night." The parade is a great way to bring together the Cedar Valley community as well as UNI alumni to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. Alumni Relations will provide golf carts and various decorating supplies to student...
Jul 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Suzuki School invites parents and beginning music students to learn more about the Suzuki School program this August. Orientation for parents and pre-instrument sessions for students ages 3 through 7 for viola or violin will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 11 though 28, in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. Pre-registration is required. These sessions are required for young students who are considering joining...
Jul 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Michael Licari has been named interim executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa. He assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York in Binghamton, N.Y. He has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus, including a year as chair of the Faculty Senate, department head of political science, and most recently...
Jul 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The city of Cedar Falls, home of the University of Northern Iowa, was ranked No. 22 on the list of "50 Great Affordable College Towns" according to Great Value Colleges. It's also the only city in the state of Iowa to be on the list. The Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau says, "residents of Cedar Falls have a strong sense of pride in their community. Cedar Falls boasts a competitive school system, a collaborating relationship with...
Jul 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Sturgis Youth Theatre will present "The Glass Slipper: The Story of Cinderella," July 17 through 20 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Evening performances are at 7 p.m., July 17, 18 and 19. Matinee performances are at 10:30 a.m., July 18 and at 2 p.m., July 19 and 20. Directed by Gretta Berghammer, UNI professor of theatre and artistic director of the Sturgis Youth Theatre, "The Glass...
Jun 26, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement, were presented to 58 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, in the UNI-Dome. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at Commencement ceremonies on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are the highest university honor awarded by...
Jun 26, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Francesca Soans, associate professor, communication studies, and Robert Neymeyer, historian, Grout Museum, received the 2014 Loren Horton Community History Award from the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) for the documentary "Sons of Jacob Synagogue." The award was presented at the annual Awards for Excellence in History ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the State Capitol. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim...
Jun 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project will host an animal camp from Monday, June 16,through Friday, June 20. The animal camp serves multiple purposes for both the University of Northern Iowa and the organization. School counselors select the campers, many of whom are labeled "at risk." The camp uses animal therapy and education to help relate to the children. Linda Nebbe, UNI associate professor and UNI graduate student...
Jun 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion and alternative communication supports will be at the University of Northern Iowa for the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute on Inclusion & Communication for All Monday and Tuesday, June 23 and 24. The event will take place in Russell Hall and will focus on inclusive schools; employment; and daily living and communication and support for people with...

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