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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 College of Education will host several town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa. The next meeting will be held in Clear Lake from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at the AEA 267 Clear Lake Office, 9184 265th St., Suite B, Clear Lake. Meetings will allow educators, parents, students, community leaders, lawmakers and others to join in the conversation about what is...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present its first production of the 2014-15 season, "Just Another Day in Paradise," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8. It is directed by Paul J. Siddens III, professor of communication studies. "Just Another Day in Paradise" speaks to the trauma and pain of modern-day school shootings. This original one-act play focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Poet Bridgette Bates will present a poetry reading at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). Bates will read from her collection that debuts in November, "What is Not Missing is Light," that takes readers through a museum to observe fragments of statues that represent historical and cultural decay and perseverance. Bates graduated from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sam E. Antar was the CFO of electronic goods retailer Crazy Eddie and helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s. This convicted felon now advises federal and state law enforcement agencies and performs forensic accounting services. The Huffington Post recently named him as one of the 25 most feared financial reporters in the U.S. Antar will present "The Black Art of White-Collar Crime...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Danielle Dick McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, will present her lecture "Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century" at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), Room 109A, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The presentation comes from McGeough's current research on how performance can be used for collaborative...
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...

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