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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.
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP), in partnership with UNI's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services and HopeLine® from Verizon, will host The Y Factor Iowa: Military Summit on Tuesday, April 15, on the UNI campus. The daylong conference for ROTC cadets, guard and reserve units, and active and retired military personnel will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p....
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Brenda Bass has been named dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently interim dean of CSBS and will assume her new duties on July 1 pending Board of Regents approval. "Dr. Bass brings a strong background in academic leadership to UNI," said Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost. "Her research and leadership style will help elevate the...
Apr 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Each spring departments at the University of Northern Iowa select distinguished graduates to participate in the Alumni in Residence program. These accomplished alumni return to campus to speak with students about their professional experiences and help them understand the connection between the theory they learn in the classroom and the practice in the professional world. Alumni also meet with faculty groups to discuss...
Apr 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gloria Gibson, University of Northern Iowa executive vice president and provost, has announced the winners of the University Book & Supply (UBS) Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2014. The awards honor pre-tenure faculty members who have shown significant contributions to the quality of teaching. The winners are Sarah Vander Zanden, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; Sheila Benson, assistant professor of...
Apr 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10. The walk will begin at the Alumni House on campus. Each year, an increasing number of men, women and their families join the award-winning walk to raise awareness about the serious causes and effects of sexualized violence against women. The walk asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes....
Apr 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre and Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors will present "(Re)Orientation" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. "(Re)Orientation" is conceived, written and directed by SAVE and under the direction of Amandajean Nolte, instructor of communication studies. SAVE is a peer theatre group...
Apr 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Each year, the American Advertising Awards (AAA) attract more than 50,000 entries in local AAA competitions to recognize and award creative excellence in the art of advertising. At the American Advertising Federation-Cedar Valley regional competition on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, students from the University of Northern Iowa won awards for their work. The award for Best of Show was given to Rob...
Apr 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa presented their research in poster format at "Research in the Capitol," a collaborative effort of the honors programs of Iowa's Regents universities, Tuesday, April 1, in the First Floor Rotunda at the Iowa Statehouse. State senators, representatives and other key officials were invited to view the posters and talk with students about their research and education. "Research in...
Apr 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the University of Northern Iowa as eastern Iowa K through 12 students share their technology projects at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Student Technology Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 4, in the UNI Commons. More than 50 projects from 12 school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created...
Apr 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jay Lees, professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "One Day in May: The 2008 Tornado Hits Parkersburg" from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on campus. More than 100 people who were first responders or victims of the tornado were interviewed by Lees; his wife, Julie Lowell, professor emerita of anthropology; and Sarah Stubbe, former UNI student. The team decided to use...

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