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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.
Mar 1, 2004
Katherine van Wormer, a professor of social work at UNI, never once raised her eyebrows when victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests began to tell their stories. Van Wormer said the whole notion of forced celibacy is unnatural, and is one of the causes of the rampant sexual abuse of children in the church. 'The priests are in a situation where they are fighting very natural impulses, and find a very easy opening with children....
Feb 29, 2004
Based on a study recently released by the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, one in eight Iowa women will be victims of forcible rape in their lifetime. 'That doesn't count date rape, statutory rape or several others,' says Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's sexual assault services. 'Rape is the most unreported violent crime in the country.'''National estimates are that only one in 10 women raped will report it. Those...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eight University of Northern Iowa students have received scholarships through UNI's math department. Carl and Wanda Wehner Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching scholarships were awarded to Michael Tetzloff, a senior math and technical education major from Marshalltown; Laura Waechter, a senior math education major from Marshalltown; and Andrew Schott, a senior math education major from Muscatine. The $1,500 Wehner...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) will host its first annual 'Paddle, Pedal, Pace' Indoor Triathlon for UNI students, faculty, staff and spouses, Sunday, March 7. Participants will complete a 400-yard swim, a six-mile stationary-bike ride and a 1.5-mile run on the WRC indoor track. USA Triathlon rules will apply and each participant will have a race volunteer assigned for counting,...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Borderline Cases,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Borderline Cases' describes environmental problems caused by factories along the border between the United States and Mexico. The film has won...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy & Religion will present a panel discussion on 'The Passion of the Christ,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. Panelists will be Ken Atkinson, assistant professor; Harry Brod, professor; and Betty DeBerg, head; and James Robinson, associate professor; all in the Department of Philosophy & Religion. Atkinson will...
Feb 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Peace Community: Alternatives to Aggression in our Age of Militarism' will be the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Sabin Hall, Room 102, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Ella Cecilia Florez Alvarez, a leading Colombian peace activist, will give the address. As the director of communications for the community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia, Florez will speak about her town's decision to...
Feb 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Climbing Club will sponsor a climbing competition, open to all UNI students, faculty and staff, Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, in the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) on the UNI campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Saturday's competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday's competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing and route climbing will be offered....
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Substance Abuse Services will sponsor the conference, 'Cedar Valley Responsible Retailing Forum: Working Toward Collaboration,' from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. According to Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Services, the event will help retailers identify and implement innovative ways to help prevent the...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team traveled to Eau Claire, Wis. for the Wisconsin Love Fest Swing, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15, coming in third as a team. Senior elementary education major Sara Gronstal, of Council Bluffs, brought home the gold in program oral interpretation and individual sweeps. She also placed second in prose, fourth in persuasion and fifth in duo, with senior...

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