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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.
Oct 28, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The '2002 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition,' originally scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 1, in the University of Northern Iowa's Gallery of Art, has been postponed to a date to be announced. The opening reception, set for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the Kamerick Art Building lobby, has also been postponed. A water valve in a mechanic's closet burst Sunday morning, causing water to flood the entire first floor in the...
Oct 28, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Educators in Iowa can earn graduate credit and learn more about 'Forests in a Changing Climate,' by registering for one of three conferences presented by University of Northern Iowa's Environmental Issues Instruction program. Teachers will attend a two-part session offered at two locations; in Dubuque at the Days Inn Nov. 22-24 and Jan. 31-Feb. 1; or in West Des Moines at the Walnut Creek Inn on Feb. 7-9, and April 11-12 or...
Oct 28, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --'The Link Between Estrogen, Brain, and Behavior: Why it Matters' will be the topic of the next CROW (Current Research on Women) Forum lecture, at noon, Monday, Nov. 4, in Baker Hall Room 161 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Cathy DeSoto, UNI assistant professor of psychology, will discuss estrogen's effects. 'I hope to illustrate how denying the effects of estrogen is potentially demeaning emotionally to women and...
Oct 27, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Steve O'Kane, associate professor of biology at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the Prem Sahai Distinguished Professor for the 2002-2003 academic year. O'Kane will receive a $25,000 award which may be used for summer salary, research support, graduate assistantships, professional travel and other appropriate expenditures. He will deliver a lecture in the spring as part of the award. The Prem Sahai...
Oct 27, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Foundation kicked off the national phase of its 'Students First' Campaign with special events Oct. 25-26. The highlight of the kickoff was an announcement that the initial goal of $75 million has been reached; a new goal of $100 million has been set. Bill Calhoun, vice president for University Advancement, said the campaign is expected to be completed by July 2005. More than $70 million of '...
Oct 24, 2002
As a rule, people18-24 are less likely to vote than are other voting populations. 'At that age, people have a lot going on in their lives,' explains Tom Rice, head of the UNI Department of Political Science. 'They're starting families or relationships, moving, starting careers, they're in and out of school.' As a result, they focus less on what's going on politically, and more on what's going on personally. Recently, those numbers have dropped...
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's master's in public policy program will co-sponsor the fifth annual Cedar Valley Conference on Race, 'Bridging the Divide,' from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Hawkeye Community College. The keynote address will be given by Al Vivian, president of Atlanta-based Basic Action Strategies and Information Center Inc. Vivian graduated from Morehouse College and served as an equal...
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth-period 9th grade physics class at Turkey Valley High School in Jackson Junction won this year's Space Week Science Challenge, a contest open to all K-12 Iowa classrooms. The winners were announced October 23 by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, one of the contest sponsors. The winning class, taught by Caroline Scheidel, will receive a Meade ETX Astro telescope and a Garmin e-TREX GPS receiver for their classroom and...
Oct 24, 2002
The Oct. 18 voluntary recall of the meningitis vaccine (Menomune) has no bearing on students immunized at UNI's Student Health Clinic. Sue Courts, director of the clinic, said the recall affects only single-dose vials. 'We use multiple-does vials of the medication,' she explained. Courts noted fewer than 50 students have been immunized at the clinic this year.
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa has announced its Student Telecounseling Admissions Representatives (STARs) for the 2002 fall semester. __(NAME)__ of __(HOMETOWN)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION)__ studying __(MAJOR)__ at the University of Northern Iowa is one of 13 students working as a STAR this fall semester. STARs call prospective students, as well as admitted students, to talk about student life at UNI. They call Sundays from...

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