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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.
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- The University of Northern Iowa was recently recognized as the No. 3 school on the list of "50 Great Affordable Eco-friendly Colleges" by bestcollegechoices.com. A list of 300 colleges was reviewed before coming up with the top 50 picks. The colleges were then ordered based on the balance between eco-friendliness and affordability. "This is a great honor to be recognized as both responsible in our management of campus and...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of entrepreneurship for communities with populations of more than 500,000 people from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). "Economic development efforts have long been a keystone in the quest to bolster the economy and improve quality of life in every...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Graduate College, in collaboration with Continuing and Distance Education, will host Beyond Your Bachelor’s: UNI Graduate Programs Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the UNI Commons Ballroom/Georgian Lounge. Participants will receive information about UNI graduate programs available on campus and at a distance, be able to speak personally with graduate program faculty and...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will host Patrick Hicks, writer-in-residence at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, for two presentations discussing his book "The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard," which was recently chosen for National Reading Group Month. The first event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, and the second will be held Thursday, Nov. 6...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Pleasants, adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, will visit the University of Northern Iowa as part of the Tallgrass Prairie Center's Ecological Restoration Seminar Series. He will present "Why Has the Monarch Butterfly Population Declined and What Can We Do About It?" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the center on West 27th Street. There is a...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the eighth annual Polar Bare Run, Walk or Roll on Tuesday, Nov. 11, on the UNI campus. The event begins with check-in at the UNI Alumni House at 8:30 p.m.; the race begins at 9 p.m. Participants bring new or gently used clothing and nonperishable food items on the night of the event. They then embark on the one-mile run through campus. Clothing donations will go to the House of Hope...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6. Straight No Chaser features 10 crystal-clear a cappella voices trading the lead and blending for heartbreaking harmonies. The group is composed of college friends who reunited 10 years after graduation, and it has experienced a phenomenal rise in popularity with public television specials...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Christopher R. Edginton, professor of health, physical education and leisure services (HPELS) at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the R.J. McElroy Professor of Youth Leadership. Established in 1989 by the R.J. McElroy Trust, this endowed professorship seeks to enhance the youth leadership studies program at UNI as well as improve the quality of youth leadership programs throughout the U.S. According to Doris R...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Photographic Alternatives and Transcending Waste" from Thursday, Oct. 30, to Monday, Dec. 1. Artist Denis Roussel will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. This exhibition features the work of Roussel. Born in Nantes, France, Roussel received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its 4th Women in Politics Scholarship banquet Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. This bi-partisan event will feature guest speaker Jennifer Lawless, professor of government at American University in Washington, D.C. Lawless is a nationally recognized expert on women's involvement in politics and also serves as the director of the Women and Politics...

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