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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 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...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Feb. 10 through 13. The annual event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers. All activities are held in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. Each day will feature a different theme including skepticism, science, activism and sexuality. There will be four...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Award-winning Latino poet Eduardo Corral will perform at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Bartlett Hall, Room 1017. Author of the critically acclaimed book "Slow Lightning," Corral is the first Latino to receive the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. His diverse work spans subject matter such as language, history, gender and ethnicity. "Corral is an important new poet whose work...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Many ancient Israelites believed that sins cause suffering. UNI philosophy and world religions assistant professor John Burnight will argue that the Book of Job, a writing featured in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the poetical books in Christian Old Testament, is a critique of this belief at his lecture "Truth vs. Tradition: The Book of Job as Protest Literature" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in Seerley Hall, Room...
Jan 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Annette Lynch, director of UNI's Center for Violence Prevention and professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, will present "Teaching Girls the Power Beyond Sexy: Using Bystander Approaches to Address Self-Objectification" at noon, Monday, Feb. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. Lynch will discuss her recently published book "Porn...
Jan 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 1 million people in the United States are currently affected by Aphasia, a language disorder that inhibits speech and language comprehension. A new app developed at the University of Northern Iowa aims to improve the speed and quality of patients' recovery. The Name That! app, developed at the AppsLab in UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, aims to supplement traditional treatment through at-home use by...
Jan 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Byron Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will visit the University of Northern Iowa to screen two of his works. The first event will feature the film "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a lecture and discussion with Hurt at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Lang Auditorium. The second night will feature "Soul Food Junkies" at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a lecture and discussion with...
Jan 22, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a semester-long exhibition of works from the UNI Permanent Art Collection titled "Remix: Art and Sound Unbound" from Jan. 13 to March 1, March 24 to April 19 and April 28 to May 10. The exhibition is co-curated by Elizabeth Sutton, assistant professor of art, and Darrell Taylor, director of the Gallery of Art. Throughout the exhibit, students from the Avant-garde in...
Jan 22, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been selected as a Military Friendly University in Military Advanced Education's (MAE) 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about...
Jan 16, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for the 2014 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...

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