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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.
Nov 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host several town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa. The next meeting will be held in Johnston from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Heartland AEA, 6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston. Meetings will allow educators, parents, students, community leaders, lawmakers and others to join in the conversation about what is needed for the future of...
Nov 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its first-ever day of giving, We Are One, from 10 a.m., Dec. 2 to 10 a.m., Dec. 3. We Are One will bring students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members together for 24 hours to support UNI. The day will feature 10 challenges issued by university leadership and alumni. Some of the challenges include:   -       The UNI Foundation Board of Trustees and Alumni Association board...
Nov 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" from Thursday, Dec. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 20, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 11, in the south lobby. The artwork of four UNI Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be presented. Each will offer different techniques and topics. Desiree Dahl of Cedar Rapids will present combinations of printmaking...
Nov 24, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday, Nov. 24, that the University of Northern Iowa, along with Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Hawkeye Community College, have been designated as Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs). The four CHAMPs join the existing CHAMPs – Upper Iowa University, DMACC and Mount Mercy University. The Home Base Iowa CHAMP program...
Nov 21, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Renowned singer Mavis Staples will perform a holiday concert with the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Staples has been an influential artist for more than six decades. She is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a National Heritage Fellowship Award winner. She will perform with the Blind Boys of...
Nov 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called "Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918" by Michael Vogt, curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum. The presentation is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many...
Nov 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Reginald Green, an emeritus administrator in the academic advising office, will present "The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women" at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). The UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor this event. Green will discuss a variety of common myths and stereotypes related to race and gender. Humans are known to have a limited...
Nov 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for a 2015 Merchant Scholarship. Merchant Scholarship recipients must be attending or planning to attend an accredited graduate or professional school at an educational institution as a full-time student. The scholarships are awarded from a trust established in 1951 to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Frank was a professor of Latin and...
Nov 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) district student auditions on the UNI campus Nov. 7 and 8. The School of Music hosted approximately 250 students, 40 adjudicators and 45 pianists from universities, colleges, high schools and private studios throughout the state. The event was coordinated by UNI voice division faculty, along with more than 90 student...
Nov 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seven University of Northern Iowa art education majors are teaming up with Hoover Middle School students from the expanded learning program (ELP) to build and distribute Little Free Libraries throughout the Waterloo community. Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" system, which incorporates a box, like a mailbox, full of books where anyone can stop by and pick up or drop of a book. Four of these libraries...

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