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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.
Feb 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Inter-American Studies Program will present the second film in its five-film series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. 'Dirty Secrets: Jennifer, Eduardo & the CIA in Guatemala,' is based on Jennifer Harbury's search for her husband, Eduardo. The film exposes CIA complicity in Guatemalan human rights abuses. The film, 'The New Patriots' will follow, which includes U.S. military veterans...
Feb 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eric Lange, associate professor of theatre at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named acting head of the Department of Theatre. Lange replaces Stephen Taft, associate professor of theatre, who recently resigned to become coordinator of special projects, grants and contracts in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Both men began their new duties Jan. 1. Lange joined the university faculty in 1995. He holds a...
Feb 4, 2003
In 1989, Charles Pugh, then a university custodian, enrolled in a single course at UNI. 'I just wanted to see if I could do it,' he recalls now. The B- he received at the end of the semester was all the proof he needed; the next semester he took two courses. 'I thought, 'whoa! I think I can do this.' Sometimes he'd take as many as 12 hours at a time, while he continued to work full time as custodian. In the meantime, his wife of 20 years died...
Feb 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Fourteen members of the University of Northern Iowa's Greek community have been inducted into the National Order of Omega Greek honor society. Order of Omega recognizes fraternity and sorority members for outstanding dedication to the university and the Greek community, leadership and academic skills. Members must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Among the fourteen inductees was (NAME), a (MAJOR) major from (HOMETOWN...
Feb 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Spring semester enrollment at the University of Northern Iowa shows 13,017 students registered for classes, according to UNI Registrar Phil Patton. The total is a decrease of 184 students, or 1.4 percent, from the 2002 spring record enrollment of 13,201.
Feb 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa mathematics department is sponsoring a statewide contest to encourage Iowa students' enthusiasm for mathematics. Iowa high school students and UNI students are invited to participate in the Wright Challenge, a web-accessible math contest. Between January and May, six challenging puzzles will be presented. The puzzles can be found on the Web at www.math.uni.edu, in the Northern Iowan and...
Feb 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Richard Utz, professor of English literature at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the university's Distinguished Scholar for 2003-2004. The award, announced late last semester, is presented to a senior scholar or artist who has demonstrated a long and distinguished career of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities. The recipient must have a professional reputation that is national or international and...
Jan 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Kali Miller, a junior graphic communications major from Allison, recently was part of a UNI Office of University Marketing & Public Relations (UM&PR) team that received a silver award for excellence in multimedia design from the annual competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VI. Miller, a student Web designer in the UM&PR...
Jan 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will be the special guest of Ja Rule in a concert at the UNI-Dome Thursday, Feb. 13. Rowland replaces hip-hop artist Eve. Upon the success of Destiny's Child's 2001 smash-hit CD, 'Survivor,' Rowland followed her bandmates in pursuing a solo career. In 2002, solo debut, 'Simply Deep,' was released on Columbia Records. 'Dilemma,' the album's first single, featured a duet with Southern...
Jan 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Robert Drewelow, a University of Northern Iowa junior from Waterloo, was awarded funds from the Merck Co. Foundation to attend the 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, Colo., Feb. 13-17. He will present his work at the student poster session on Feb. 15. The title of his project is 'Expression Cloning and Pharmacological Characterization of a Mammaliam Calcium Channel in...

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