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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.
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Accounting students at the University of Northern Iowa are providing free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run through April 9, excluding March 17 and 19 of spring break week. International students will be served starting Monday, March 10. Sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in the Curris Business Building, Room 223. No appointment is...
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Theatre UNI will present the dramatic comedy "Mauritius" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 1, and Thursday, March 6, through Saturday, March 8, in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre on campus. There will be two matinee performances at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2, and Sunday, March 9, at the same location. "Mauritius," by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, involves two half-sisters who,...
Feb 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will keep students active this spring break. UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will provide an All Sports Camp for elementary and middle school kids from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 17, through Friday, March 21, at the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) at UNI. All Sports Camp offers students between the ages of 6 and 12 the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports, including flag...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Curt Ellis went from creating award-winning documentary films to starting a nonprofit to help prevent childhood obesity. Ellis will describe the journey that led him to make the leap from filmmaking to advocacy work in his presentation from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Ellis has produced a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning films about...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Could you get cancer from just going outside? Due to increasing industrial and agricultural pollution, it's likely. An upcoming film screening at UNI will explore this and other links between the environment and cancer. "Living Downstream" will be screened from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, in Sabin Hall, Room 002. A discussion, led by Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will...
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Mohammad Iqbal, professor of geology and environmental science at the University of Northern Iowa, recently began a project to examine the Cedar River watershed. As a result of agricultural practices, the state of Iowa is contributing a significant portion of the nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico that are responsible for making a large area of its water low in oxygen. His research strives to figure out where those...
Feb 5, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded several national awards by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The awards presentation took place Jan. 5 through 8 at the Magnificent Mile Marriott in Chicago as part of the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector. Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services was recognized as the Mutual...
Feb 4, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will hold the UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI Commons. The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 150 attendees. Throughout the forum, there will be speakers, a panel and a presentation by UNI's Supply Chain Management Association Operation Stimulus Competition Team.  The keynote speaker for the forum is J. Scot...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer four courses this spring. "Indoor Gardening" will be led by Stephanie Witte, UNI Botanical Center horticulturist, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 19 and 26, and March 5, at the UNI Botanical Center. Participants will learn about the best lighting, soil types, fertilizer options and pruning techniques to make houseplants look their best. Participants will also take a...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will present a two-day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium as part of V-Day UNI. "The Vagina Monologues," which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Ensler...

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