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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 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sesame Street's Elmo, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson, and performance artist Nothando Zulu will join the Cedar Valley community for a day of reading at the University of Northern Iowa's eighth annual African-American Read-In from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Maucker Union and Rod Library. The event encourages Cedar Valley youth to learn about African-American history and culture. "It is...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student organizations in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) are teaming up to make positive changes locally and globally. They are combining the virtues of sustainability, service and global awareness by raising funds for several projects. One project is to plant trees in areas of Cedar Falls that were damaged by floods in 2008. The students' goal is to plant 4,000 hardwood...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the third annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). A pre-conference will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the SEC. "This conference is very important to bridge the gaps of understanding among people of all ethnicities, races, cultures and socioeconomic statuses," said...
Feb 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Superheroes, supervillians, compost, carcinogens and pink ribbons will come together amid heaps of trash for the University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre production "Wasted" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. Using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installations and dance, the show will challenge the understanding of waste and...
Feb 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state. "Last year's inaugural event was such a great success," said Jeneane Beck, UNI state relations officer. "I was impressed by the faculty, student and alumni turnout. It really drove home to...
Feb 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowan Symphony Orchestra will present its pre-Brazil performance at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus. The concert is offered as a part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series. Manfredo Schmiedt, conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica Caxias do Sul in Brazil, will guest conduct works from Brazilian composers Gomes and...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Award-winning math and science projects that integrate technology into pre-K- through-12 classrooms will be featured during Spotlight on STEM Day on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Innovative Teaching & Technology Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Teachers and students throughout the state, along with UNI faculty, will showcase their work through table displays, demonstrations and presentations. They will...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host an open house for the 30th anniversary of Kindergym from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the Wellness & Recreation Center, Room 155. All families who have participated in the program are invited to attend. Kindergym was created at UNI in 1984 as an attempt to meet the needs of preschoolers, parents and UNI students. For the past three decades, the student-led...
Feb 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host speaker Cheryl Ball at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. The lecture is part of The Digital Turn: The 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Ball's presentation, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies" will consider who gets to decide what counts as evidence, as valid research methods and as recognized forms of knowledge-making. All of these issues...
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...

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