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Grad Report
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.
Aug 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa biology professor Jeff Tamplin has been named the principal investigator of a $60,000 grant sponsored by the United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and disbursed through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Tamplin and a field team of UNI students record ecological data on the North American wood turtle, an endangered species in Iowa. The field team uses radio telemetry to...
Aug 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa and the UNI Foundation received a total of $40.8 million in sponsored grants, awards and funding for FY14. "We take great pride in providing our undergraduate students learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom," said Christy Twait, assistant provost for research and sponsored programs. "Rather than working to learn, more students can work, earn and learn simultaneously while...
Aug 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Molly Rome, a University of Northern Iowa senior majoring in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)/Spanish, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Argentina for an English Teaching Assistantship. Rome says that her professors at UNI have been exemplary role models who promote the true essence of TESOL."Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is all about building cross-cultural...
Aug 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Suzuki School has announced auditions for both youth and junior orchestras for 2014-15. Auditions for the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will be held on Friday, Aug. 29. This orchestra is for area string students in grades 9 through 12. This year's Youth Orchestra conductor is John Chiles. Rehearsals will be on Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., and four concerts will be held during the school year. Auditions for the...
Aug 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS -- Ten businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The businesses continuing in the competition are: Advanced Renewable Technology International, eVizzit, Green Start, Innovas Technologies, iTracking Research, Iowa Adaptive Technologies, NextStep.io, Pear Deck, Rocket Referrals and Translacare. "Now that we have selected 10 finalists, each business plan competitor will...
Aug 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy at the University of Northern Iowa is the recipient of the 2014 Richard O. Jacobson Philanthropy Award. The award was presented to UNI President Bill Ruud and Jacobson Center Director Salli Forbes at an event held at Summit Farms in Hubbard on Aug. 2. Each year the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation trustees select one project to receive this recognition. The center will...
Aug 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer a variety of courses this fall. "Developing Digital Savvy and Creating Digital Projects" will be taught by Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, in Rod Library. This workshop will focus on helping people get the most out of the Internet and their personal gadgets. Participants will...
Aug 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Matthew Kroeger has been named the associate vice president of enrollment management at the University of Northern Iowa. His official state date was Thursday, July 31. Kroeger earned a M.Ed. with Distinction in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree in business from UNI. In his most recent position, he served as director of recruitment and admissions at Idaho State University. Prior...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will again host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. The exhibit will be open to fairgoers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Varied Industries Building. The exhibit will offer interactive multimedia stations, complete with three 55-inch touch screen monitors. The monitors will allow visitors, alumni and prospective students to explore the many...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's 28th annual Roadside Vegetation Management Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11 and 12, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. The conference is organized by the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program at the University of Northern Iowa and the Association for Integrated Roadside Management (AFIRM). It attracts county roadside managers, engineers, weed management experts and prairie...

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