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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.
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host "Elect Her-Campus Women Win" from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. Campus Women Win is a national program to encourage and train college women to run for student government and political office. UNI is one of 50 institutions nationwide chosen to host the event and is the first and only school in Iowa to be selected. The program...
Jan 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will welcome Heather Hackman, who has taught and trained on social justice issues since 1992, as the guest speaker for the seventh annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity hosted by UNI's Diversity Council. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Commons Ballroom. A Diversity Fair will take place prior to the town hall meeting from 1:30 to 2 p.m. UNI faculty, staff and...
Jan 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Science Education faculty have received a three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program to fund their Integrating Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) project. The professional development program helps teachers integrate crosscutting concepts into the development and implementation of standards-based science...
Jan 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI faculty Carole Yates, program manager for the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and Jack Yates, professor of psychology, have completed work on the grant project "Rural Voices for Climate Action." Their work consisted of determining the best ways to talk with rural audiences about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations on carbon pollution for existing coal plants, which came out in June...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The award winning Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest is back. The initiative, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or individuals dreaming of starting a business to win up to $15,000. The contest starts with six industry-specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000. Each of those winners then has a chance to pitch...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Danielle Allen, a UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit the University of Northern Iowa Monday, Jan., 19, for two presentations. She will first hold a discussion on her book "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality" at 3 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education and then present a lecture titled "...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Good vibrations will abound as The Beach Boys perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12. Known for their distinct harmonies and California feel, The Beach Boys are giants of American music. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, named Rolling Stone Magazine's Band of the Year and have won numerous Grammy Awards. Audience members are invited to sit...
Jan 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Broadway musical "Sister Act" will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. "Sister Act" tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look - a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters...
Jan 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "DRAWN TOGETHER: Dialog Human 2015 by Priscilla Steele and Thomas C. Jackson" from Monday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 28. Artists Steele and Jackson will present a gallery talk at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Kamerick Art Building, which will be followed by an opening reception in the south lobby. In recent years, Steele and Jackson have collaborated on...
Jan 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation. UNI was one of the original 62 U.S. colleges and universities selected by The Carnegie Foundation back in 2006 to be honored for an institutional focus on community engagement. The application for this elective classification involved data collection and documentation of UNI's excellent alignment among...

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