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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 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'Rie Hachiyanagi: A Retrospective,' from Monday, June 9 through Sunday, Aug. 3. Consisting of six large-scale installations made primarily of handmade paper and photographic documentation of performance art works, the exhibition represents her most characteristic works from the last eight years. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Humanities Iowa....
May 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new vocal arts workshop, designed to help high school students become more successful vocalists and prepare for singing at the collegiate level, is being offered June 15-20 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The registration deadline for the College Preparatory Vocal Arts Institute has been extended to Friday, June 6. Participants will experience choral ensemble singing and have an opportunity for solo performance...
May 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual Veterans Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, May 28, in the Slife Ballroom. Among those honored will be Milan Alan Wikert, an Iowa Falls/Steamboat Rock native who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Although Wikert earned several awards for his military service, including the Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Action Medal, the medals were never presented to him. His...
May 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), in partnership with Ketels Contract Training, will offer 'Microsoft Excel Shortcuts' from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 12. The class will teach hands-on, timesaving tips and shortcuts for regular Excel users. This class will be taught by Chris Case and is not intended for beginners. The training will be in the computer lab at the UNI RBC, 212 E....
May 22, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Robert F. Martin, University of Northern Iowa professor of history, has received the 2003 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award from the State Historical Society of Iowa. Presented to the author of the most significant book on Iowa history published during the preceding calendar year, the Shambaugh Award went to Martin for 'Hero of the Heartland: Billy Sunday and the Transformation of American Society, 1862-1895.' 'Hero of the...
May 22, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Foundation has named Shannon McQuillen director of development for the College of Education (COE).Previously, McQuillen was director of convention sales for the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau. She replaces Julie Pontasch, who is now director of gift planning with the Foundation. McQuillen, a Fort Dodge native, earned a B.A. in organizational communications from UNI...
May 21, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 52 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, in the UNI-Dome. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are presented to students...
May 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 2003 faculty awards for the University of Northern Iowa's College of Business Administration were recently presented at its annual recognition gala. The Faculty Teaching award went to David Hakes, professor of economics; the Faculty Scholarship award went to Atul Mitra, associate professor of management; and the Faculty Service award went to Peter Goulet, professor of management and T. Wayne Davis Chair in...
May 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art presented its annual juried student art exhibition awards. More than 380 pieces were submitted. Juror Susan Messer, professor of drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, chose 104 for awards. More than $4,500 was handed out in merit and purchase awards. Merit awards are cash prizes awarded for excellence, and students retain the artwork....
May 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jeffrey W. Cornett has been named dean of the University of Northern Iowa's (UNI) College of Education, pending official notification of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The appointment is effective July 1. Cornett is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Research, Technology and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to his current position, Cornett was...

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