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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 14, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 23 minority students who will begin their studies this fall at the University of Northern Iowa. ___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___(scholarship name)___ scholarship. Multicultural Achievement and Talent Scholarships are based on a formula using several criteria, including rank in class, ACT, GPA and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,...
Aug 13, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was the only educational institution in a six-state Midwest region to receive the 2002-03 Award of Excellence from the Association for Career and Technical Education, Region 3. The award was given in recognition of UNI's collaborative efforts with community colleges, including articulation agreements. Articulation agreements mesh programs between two-year and four-year schools so...
Aug 10, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 55 transfer students who will begin their studies this fall on the University of Northern Iowa campus. ___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___(scholarship name)___ scholarship. Transfer achievement scholarships are based on a combination of rank in class and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,000, and are renewable for a second year...
Aug 10, 2003
Will rising Muslim birth rate impact future governments?Some in Israel have expressed concern that Palestinian and Muslim birth rates are rising, while the Israeli fertility rate is dropping significantly, thus raising questions about the future population's influence on the politics of the region. Dhirendra Vajpeyi, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, says while a significant number of Palestinians are Christian...
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...

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