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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.
May 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- VolunteerUNI, a program of the Career Center at the University of Northern Iowa, observed National Volunteer Week April 27-May 3, and named student, staff and faculty volunteers of the year. Chosen Student Volunteer of the Year was Kate McKenna a sophomore biology major from Vinton, for her work as chairperson of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life project at UNI. Receiving honorable mention was Tyler Granberg, a...
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has named Amy Boland event management director for the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Boland came to UNI from Lisle, Ill., where she was convention services manager for Hyatt Hotels. She holds a B.A. in communications and music performance from the University of Iowa, and also is a professional flutist.
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Steve Corbin, associate professor of marketing at the University of Northern Iowa, received the Marketing Management Association 2003 Master Teacher Award, during the organization's recent national conference. Corbin was one of four finalists, each of whom was required to deliver a live classroom presentation in front of judges and peers. He received a plaque, a 'master's' jacket, and $500 from the award sponsor,...
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Some 60-100 Iowa middle school students are expected on the University of Northern Iowa campus June 23-27 for the inaugural session of the Junior Band Camp. The event is sponsored bv the UNI School of Music and facilitated by UNI's Conference & Event Services. Guest conductor and clinician for the camp is Marguerite Wilder, who has conducted honor bands throughout the United States, Canada, England, Italy, Turkey and...
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twelve University of Northern Iowa ROTC students recently completed the annual Ranger Buddy Challenge in Lawrence, Kan. The challenge is designed to test the best cadets in the nation physically and mentally. The students completed seven rigorous events that included: a 10-kilometer roadmarch, vertical wall climb, orienteering, weapons assembly and disassembly, litter carry, hand grenade assault course, and an...
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa students Emily Szesycki and Heidi Weiskircher received $1,000 Emma Jackson Baty Scholarships for student journalists for the 2003-2004 academic year. Both are staff members of the Northern Iowan, the university's student newspaper. The scholarship fund was established in 1984 by Jackson Baty and family in memory of his mother, Emma Jackson Baty, to further the education and training of...
May 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently traveled to Ball State University, in Muncie, Ind., for the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament. The team placed seventh in the President's One Division, and 17th in the overall open competition. The President's One Division included all schools with medium sized total entries at the tournament (14-42...
May 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 10th annual Sigma Xi Student Research Conference at the University of Northern Iowa acknowledged the works of Jeffery Church, a senior biology major from Sioux City, and Yijun Deng, a graduate student from Hengyany, China as the two best research papers presented at the conference. The students were awarded a $25 check and certificate. Church received the undergraduate poster award for his research, 'Effect of...
May 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Paul Turman, University of Northern Iowa assistant professor of communication studies, recently received the Outstanding New Teacher Award from the Central States Communication Association (CSCA). The association represents communication scholars in a 13-state region. Turman received the award on April 11, at the CSCA conference in Omaha, Neb. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be members of the CSCA and in their...
May 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently inducted 162 students into Phi Eta Sigma, a national college scholastic honor society for freshmen. Freshmen with a 3.50 or higher grade point average are eligible for membership. Freshmen initiated into the UNI chapter of Phi Eta Sigma include __(Name)-__ from __( hometown)__. Phi Eta Sigma members participate in several activities throughout the year, including mini-golfing, a...

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