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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.
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...
Jun 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The deadline for entering the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended to June 20. New and start-up businesses (in business for less than four years) are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000 and can submit business information via a secure online program called Gust. A link to Gust is available at www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com. This year, a total of $50,000 will be...
Jun 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Finalists have been selected for the Midwest International Piano Competition, which is being hosted at the University of Northern Iowa. A concert to showcase the finalists is scheduled for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Pianists from around the globe have been competing this week at the inaugural event. According to John Vallentine, executive director of the competition, "The...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Public Art Incubator was asked to create the 2014 Special Olympics Torch. Production is underway, and the torch will be finished during the first week of June, just in time for the Special Olympics National Games. The 2014 Special Olympics National Games will be held in Newark, N.J. from Saturday, June 14, through Saturday, June 21. Almost 3,500 athletes will complete in 16 team and...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa is offering a course sequence beginning fall 2014 leading to the Driver Education Endorsement. The program allows teachers to earn the endorsement by completing nine units of credit over two semesters. Course topics include accident prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, vehicle safety and behind-the-wheel driving. The endorsement program is offered via Adobe Connect, an interactive desktop video...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its state-approved online Education of the Gifted Endorsement program that begins fall 2014. Designed for classroom teachers and graduate students holding a current Iowa teaching certificate or approved equivalent, this program addresses all national standards for preparing teachers of the gifted. Courses in this program can be completed in two semesters and are...
May 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in School Library Studies program that begins in fall 2014. This program prepares students to become teacher librarians who use their acquired knowledge of children and young people, books and information technologies, curriculum and the power of collaboration to enhance the learning experiences of students in their schools. "Leading inquiry...
May 27, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City earlier this month to attend the Dream Big Grow Here statewide pitch-off event and to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in Iowa. The winner of this year's grand prize of $10,000 was Deborah VanderGaast with Tipton Adaptive Daycare in Tipton. Second place went to Hoovers Hatchery in Rudd; third place went to The Outside Scoop in Indianola; and the people's...
May 27, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI School of Music and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Midwest International Piano Competition on Sunday, June 1, through Saturday, June 7. The event is open to the public, youth and professional performing pianists and piano enthusiasts. The competition will feature 26 exceptional pianists from around the world, including Japan, China, Ukraine, Israel, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, the...
May 27, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) at the University of Northern Iowa is offering youth summer camps through the Iowa EPSCoR program for summer 2014. The Iowa EPSCoR camps include a variety of STEM-related camps that are available to elementary, middle school and high school students. Visit the camps website www.uni.edu/camps to see what's offered this year. A limited number of scholarships can be provided...

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