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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 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa senior biology major Katie Venter of Oskaloosa and UNI assistant professor of health education Catherine Zeman spent a week in June in the Transylvania region of Romania as part of a student research program funded by the UNI Environmental Health Initiative. The project, called the 2003 Research Project and Student Training Experience in Drinking Water and Pesticide Exposure Evaluation,...
Aug 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 750 incoming freshmen at the University of Northern Iowa have been awarded freshmen achievement scholarships based on a combination of their rank in class and financial need. The scholarships range in value from $200 to $1,500, and are renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA or above. ___(Name)___ of ___(Hometown)___, a 2003 high school graduate, will receive a scholarship. Note: to obtain...
Aug 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two University of Northern Iowa art students were among the first-ever group of 15 students who exhibited at the 2003 Des Moines Arts Festival. The students were chosen by a juried panel. The artists participated as part of the Emerging Iowa Artists Program, which was created to help students see if they could make a living selling art in Iowa.David Schmitz, from Charles City, is a sophomore art major with an emphasis in...
Aug 3, 2003
Justice vs. freedom of the pressThe judge in the Kobe Bryant case has threatened reporters who dare print the name of the alleged victim, saying he won't allow them into the courtroom. Media outlets have cried foul, and are suing for the right to use the young woman's name. Julie Thompson, sexual/substance abuse coordinator at UNI, says there are very good reasons for keeping secret the names of rape victims while an investigation is pending. '...
Jul 31, 2003
From Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 17, UNI will exhibit its new booth and display at the state fair in Des Moines, in the Varied Industries Building. This year's themes are 'UNI Students First' and 'Community Leaders.' Featured will be photos and profiles of university alumni, all living in Iowa and contributing to the state's growth. Other UNI highlights:Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to noon: Ed Rathmell, professor of mathematics, will...
Jul 31, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student athletes achieved an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.06 for the spring 2003 semester. Encompassing 346 students, the cumulative athletic GPA has been steadily increasing for the past several years.A cumulative athletic GPA over 3.00 is considered impressive, according to Colleen Heimstead, compliance and life skills coordinator for UNI intercollegiate athletics. The average UNI...
Jul 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has added a master's degree to its athletic training program. Recently approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the degree will require 36 hours, with the majority of time focused on advanced training. Classes such as Pathoetiology, Orthopedic Assessment, and Orthopedic Surgical Interventions will be offered, as well as Evidence-Based Rehabilitative Practice, where hands-on training...
Jul 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Resident assistants and community advisers have been named at the University of Northern Iowa for the 2003-2004 academic year. Jessica (Jessi) Fisher of Ogden, a sophomore majoring in finance/real estate, is one of approximately 85 resident assistants (RAs) in the UNI Department of Residence. Fisher will serve in Hagemann Hall. RAs serve as student advisers to approximately 40 students in a residence hall, providing...
Jul 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved a pilot plan developed by the UNI Department of Residence, allowing students living in the residence halls to receive the same dining/housing rate for the first and second years of their contracts. The '2-Year Advantage' plan also allows students to move to campus the Thursday before classes begin at no extra charge, and it waives the $200 pre-payment charge during the...
Jul 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of research scientists-in-the-making will present the results of their summer research projects on biology, chemistry, physics and earth science on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Friday, Aug. 1, at the Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Forty-six UNI students and six Upward Bound high school students will display posters...

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