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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 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...
Jan 16, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award, established by the Robert and Phyllis Yager Education Fund for Excellence, recently recognized two Iowa teachers with awards. This year's recipients are: Jodi Osthus, middle school mathematics teacher from Meredith Middle School in Des Moines, and Allysen Lovstuen, high school mathematics teacher from Decorah High School. The intent of the awards from the Yager Education Fund...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will welcome Regina Dixon-Reeves as the guest speaker for the 6th annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity hosted by UNI's Diversity Council. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Commons Ballroom. A Diversity Fair will precede the town hall meeting from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Eight UNI faculty, staff and students will be honored with the Diversity Matters Award at the conclusion...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud expresses his thanks to Governor Branstad for the FY 2015 budget recommendations in support of UNI, particularly the 4% increase in general university operating appropriations which will allow UNI to freeze tuition for its students for a second consecutive year.  This will benefit a large number of UNI students as more than 90% of its undergraduates are from Iowa.  In addition...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI students, faculty and staff will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events on Monday, Jan. 20. All events are free and open to the public. The MLK Day of Service will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Participants will come together to provide meals for Iowa families in need. Free lunch will be provided to those who register by Saturday, Jan. 18. For more information or to...
Jan 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was awarded a more than $500,000 grant by the Iowa Department of Education and was selected to be one of two Iowa institutions of higher education to pilot a yearlong student teaching program. UNI's College of Education and the grant's second recipient, Dordt College in Sioux Center, will implement the program, evaluate its effectiveness and offer insight to the Iowa Department of Education at...
Jan 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa students, faculty and staff now have the ability to take UNI with them wherever they go… on their smartphones. The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones via mobile Web. MyUNI, which includes a custom designed user interface, is a great way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to interact with UNI's campus. So far, more...

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