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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 9, 2003
Homework: How much is enough?General guidelines for teachers suggest they give little or no homework until the upper-elementary years, 30 to 60 minutes a night through sixth grade, 90 minutes a night in middle school, and up to two-and-a-half hours a night during the high school years. 'There is a strong correlation between the amount of time spent outside of school engaged in academics and academic achievement at the high school level,'...
Nov 9, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Family Literacy Day, a day to encourage families of diverse languages and backgrounds to come to the Waterloo Public Library, will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the library, 415 Commercial St., Waterloo. 'The whole point of the day is to encourage families of diverse languages and cultures to come to the Waterloo library to sign up for library cards, meet with others in their community, share in...
Nov 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present 'In: Verse,' a poetry performance, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, in Lang Hall, Room 40. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The one-hour poetic extravaganza is written and directed by Katie F-S, a UNI graduate of Cedar Falls. It portrays the triumph of love over everything. Other cast members of 'In: Verse' include Linda Foulk of Waterloo...
Nov 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In its first month of competition, the University of Northern Iowa's individual events speech team has been very successful. The team traveled to Northern Illinois University Oct. 3-5, where two tournaments were held; Winona State University, Oct. 10-12; Mankato State University, also two tournaments, Oct. 17-19; and Wartburg College, Oct. 25. Danielle Dick, a senior culture and communication major from Dayton, won...
Nov 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In its first month of competition, the University of Northern Iowa's debate team has been very successful, while traveling to tournaments at Wichita State University, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), Macalester College, and Wayne State University. At Wichita State, Sept. 25-28, Eric Short, a senior general communications major from Brookings, S.D., won third best individual speaker in the tournament....
Nov 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Barbara Cutter, assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa, will give a short presentation and sign copies of her new book at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at Bought Again Books, 903 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls. Cutter's book, 'Domestic Devils, Battlefield Angels: the Radicalism of American Womanhood 1830-1865,' examines four groups of women at the center of public controversy in 19th-century America:...
Nov 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The social construction and organization of labor within the Amana Society will be the topic of the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday, Nov 12. Peter Hoehnle, doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Iowa State University, will speak at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115. His address, 'Common Work, Common Lives: The Social Construction of Work in the Amana Society,' is free and...
Nov 5, 2003
Board of Regents to meet at the University of Northern IowaThe Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 11 and 12 at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Several items pertaining to UNI are on the docket and are scheduled to be discussed on Wednesday. Specific times are unknown. Not all sources will be present at the meeting. Media kits will be available at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Maucker Union,...
Nov 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Visiting Artists/Scholars Series in the Department of Art will host artist Ron Meyers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111; and artist Andre Stitt at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the foyer of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Meyers has been a ceramic artist and educator for more than 30 years. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and has...
Nov 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society at the University of Northern Iowa, will initiate new members, Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Commons' Slife Ballroom, and award honorary membership to a distinguished alumnus. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, who received B.A. and M.A.E. degrees from UNI, in 1955 and 1956, respectively, will be inducted, following his noon address to the organization. A reception,...

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