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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.
Oct 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's public radio station KUNI, and New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) are collaborating on a new program, 'The Primary Frontline Pen Pals,' to increase discussion about the presidential candidates. Five Iowans and five New Hampshire citizens have been paired and will share written observations about the candidates and their campaigns. Everything they write will be on a Web log available for...
Oct 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Darryl Taylor, associate professor of music at the University of Northern Iowa, makes his screen debut in 'Kevin's Room II,' an independent film premiering Nov. 9 at the International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Chicago. Taylor plays Aaron, an HIV-positive father of a 12-year-old son. 'The movie is about a gay men's support group. All the characters have different issues. One is bi-sexual, conflicted about his...
Oct 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Residence recently inducted 16 members into its chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). The NRHH has chapters at colleges and universities across the nation. According to Drake Martin, UNI assistant director of residence, this prestigious award recognizes the top 1 percent of students whose leadership enhances on-campus living. __(Name)__, __(...
Oct 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Science Education Faculty is co-hosting an open house with Area Education Agency (AEA) 267 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. The open house will take place in the Science Education Resources Center, Room 115 of the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). During the open house, teachers will be able to browse 35 Full Option Science Modules spanning pre-...
Oct 15, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Natural Sciences and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will sponsor, 'The Eye's Aqueous Humor and Intraocular Pressure,' at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in UNI's Seerley Hall, Room 115. The speaker will be Dr. Jay W. McLaren of the Mayo Clinic. McLaren will discuss his research on the structure and dynamics of the human eye. According to the event organizers, his...
Oct 14, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at the University of Northern Iowa have responded overwhelmingly to the Iowa Teacher Shortage Forgivable Loan Program. According to Heather Soesbe, loan coordinator for UNI's Office of Financial Aid, the program allows students to receive forgivable loans in return for agreeing to teach for five years in an area of Iowa in a designated shortage area/subject. 'For each year they work in the area, 20 percent of...
Oct 14, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Walt Whitman Live!!,' a one-man show portraying one of America's most important literary figures, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the University of Northern Iowa's Lang Hall Auditorium. The 50-minute show features William Koch, UNI adjust professor of English, performing as Whitman and speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience...
Oct 13, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa Management & Professional Development Center recently hired Debb Vandehaar-Arens as its program manager. She is responsible for helping faculty members develop and market various workshops to professionals, managers and leaders throughout Eastern Iowa. According to Vandehaar-Arens, UNI faculty is the center's greatest asset, and she hopes to match their expertise with the...
Oct 12, 2003
Halloween frights are different for each stage of childhoodEvery year, just about this time, retailers haul out the jack-o-lanterns and pointy witches' hats, and start decorating their stores. Hollywood releases a new slasher film, and screams fill the air. Most of it is all in fun but, says Josh Susskind, assistant professor of psychology at UNI, it could still be too frightening for children. He explains that different situations can scare...
Oct 12, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will launch a community lecture series in November. Dubbed, 'The Changing Face of Iowa,' the series provides the Cedar Valley information, education and expertise to help tackle community issues. The first of two programs this academic year will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education on...

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