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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.
Nov 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Paul Trafton, professor of mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa, will present the annual Sahai Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall on the UNI campus. The title of Trafton's talk is 'Young Children Do Powerful Mathematics: A Decade of Research and Development on Student Learning and Teacher Change.' He will focus on highlights of research in primary grade classrooms on the...
Nov 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four of the University of Northern Iowa's industrial technology programs have been reaccredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Those programs being reaccredited are construction management, graphic communications, manufacturing technology, and technology management. The Board of Accreditation of the NAIT is the sole accrediting body for industrial technology/technology programs in the nation. In...
Nov 19, 2002
For the past ten years, personal bankruptcies nationwide have been on the rise. In 1990, there were 718,000 personal bankruptcies; in 2001, there were 1.45 million. Lois Lindell, assistant director of the UNI Center for Economic Education, blames credit cards. 'What's being reflected is a preponderance of credit card offers that have a lot of people getting in over their heads without realizing it.'She said other contributing factors include...
Nov 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is partnering with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in an agreement to better serve students and aging Iowans. This higher-education partnership allows DMACC gerontology students to finish their bachelor's degree at UNI, the only higher-learning institute in the state that offers gerontology as a major. Gerontology is the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of...
Nov 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Tae Kwon-Do Club recently attended the 27th annual Tae Kwon-Do Championships in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian Johnson, a freshman from Johnston took first place in form and third place in sparring; Daniel Marr, an alumnus from San Antonio, took second place in both form and sparring; Hannah Gorczynski, a senior from Le Mars, took first place in form and third place in sparring; and Nancy Brandt...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Communicative Disorders program at the University of Northern Iowa has a student job placement rate of 100 percent, according to department head Clifford Highnam. The program, begun in the 1950s, has consistently had high placement ratings, but in the last two years it has achieved 100 percent placement.The program is currently ranked in the nation's top 10 speech-language pathology graduate programs among universities...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans program today unveiled two new books designed to help Iowans work with immigrant and refugee populations. Two years ago, the program published 'Welcoming New Iowans,' a general guide for communities experiencing an influx of immigrants and refugees. The new books are designed specifically for employers and Christian churches. 'The bottom line is that, for several decades, most...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- As Iowa's population ages, more and more residents are at risk for strokes. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 750,000 people have strokes in the United States each year, with the incidence rate increasing dramatically with age. Many stroke victims suffer from some type of aphasia, a speech and language disorder that results in difficulty talking and comprehending spoken language. The University of...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Noted Photographer Shelby Lee Adams will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa Nov. 25 and 26, as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.Adams will present a lecture on his work at 7:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 25, in the Kamerick Art Building Auditorium, Room 111. The lecture is free and open to the public. He will meet with students to discuss his work and conduct individual...
Nov 14, 2002
The University of Northern Iowa will celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 17-23, with a series of related events throughout the community. This year's theme is 'Making Public Schools Great For Every Child.''It's an excellent opportunity for UNI to highlight its strong tradition of teacher education, and to share that tradition with young students across the Cedar Valley, 'said Stacey Christensen, community outreach manager at UNI.UNI faculty...

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