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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.
Jul 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Resident assistants and community advisers have been named at the University of Northern Iowa for the 2003-2004 academic year. Jessica (Jessi) Fisher of Ogden, a sophomore majoring in finance/real estate, is one of approximately 85 resident assistants (RAs) in the UNI Department of Residence. Fisher will serve in Hagemann Hall. RAs serve as student advisers to approximately 40 students in a residence hall, providing...
Jul 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved a pilot plan developed by the UNI Department of Residence, allowing students living in the residence halls to receive the same dining/housing rate for the first and second years of their contracts. The '2-Year Advantage' plan also allows students to move to campus the Thursday before classes begin at no extra charge, and it waives the $200 pre-payment charge during the...
Jul 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of research scientists-in-the-making will present the results of their summer research projects on biology, chemistry, physics and earth science on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Friday, Aug. 1, at the Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Forty-six UNI students and six Upward Bound high school students will display posters...
Jul 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– A five-member team from the University of Northern Iowa recently participated in the 10th Annual World Championship Solar Electric Boat Regatta, taking second place in the qualifying round of the 70-meter sprint. The team's 17-foot long solar powered boat finished with a time of 15.54 seconds and a total of 94.86 out of 100 points in that event. Team members were UNI seniors Chad Clark of Cedar Rapids, Dan Frisch of...
Jul 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Accounting has named scholarship recipients for the 2003-04 academic year. The department awarded 29 undergraduate scholarships and 13 Master of Accounting (MAcc) scholarships, together totaling more than $80,000. The (name of scholarship) in the amount of ($_____) was awarded to (name) from (hometown). For more information, contact Gerald Smith, Accounting department head...
Jul 27, 2003
Pretrial publicity doesn't spoil juriesNow that NBA star Kobe Bryant has been charged with felony sexual assault, the media has worked overtime to broadcast any and all information available about the basketball phenom and his alleged victim. When there is so much information out there, is it reasonable to expect a fair trial? Keith Crew, head of UNI's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology says yes. 'We're too quick to think...
Jul 21, 2003
Safety emphasized in UNI Web workshop for middle school studentsAnother group of students in the ECHOES (Every Child Has the Opportunity to Excel and Succeed) program that serves sixth- through ninth-grade students in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community School Districts, is on the University of Northern Iowa campus through Thursday, July 24, for a workshop on 'Creating Web Pages.' The class meets from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Lang Hall,...
Jul 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Program will host its annual Pioneer Farmers' Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the ABIL facility, 400 Technology Place, Waverly. A news conference will begin at 1 p.m., to announce that Norfolk Southern, a rail transportation company based in Roanoke, Va., has converted its entire fleet to SoyTrakï¾™, a biodegradable...
Jul 20, 2003
Endangered turtles, other endangered species play important role in ecosystemWood turtles are among a number of endangered species of animals in Iowa. Jeff Tamplin, UNI assistant professor of biology, is evaluating their population status to recommend species management policies to help ensure that this animal will not be lost from the central Iowa ecosystem. In other parts of the country, scientists have worked to restore populations of other...
Jul 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Norfolk Southern Railway, based in Norfolk, Va., recently converted its entire operation to SoyTrakï¾™, a biodegradable soybean oil-based grease developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Program. The grease is an alternative to petroleum-based grease for lubricating railroad tracks. Its use reduces rail gauge face-wear and wheel-flange wear when trains go around curves....

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