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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 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Broadway musical "Elf" will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. In this hilarious musical tale, Buddy, an orphan who ended up at the North Pole to be raised by elves, realizes he's actually human -- his enormous (human) size and inability to make toys are dead giveaways. He heads to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity...
Nov 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host several town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa. The next meeting will be held in Bettendorf from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at the Mississippi Bend 9 AEA, 729 21st St., Bettendorf. Meetings will allow educators, parents, students, community leaders, lawmakers and others to join in the conversation about what is needed for the...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The one-man play "Beyond Glory" will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13. "Beyond Glory" presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam depicting their firsthand accounts of valor, which resulted in the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Tony-nominee and famed film actor Stephen Lang brings their stories to life...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets participated in the annual Ranger Challenge competition, which took place Oct. 17 through Oct. 19 at Camp Dodge in Johnston. A total of 23 teams from the Midwest, including two UNI teams with nine cadets, competed in the challenge. The weekend consisted of various events, including a one-rope bridge, obstacle courses, technical and tactical Army...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host several town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa. The next meeting will be held in Clear Lake from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at the AEA 267 Clear Lake Office, 9184 265th St., Suite B, Clear Lake. Meetings will allow educators, parents, students, community leaders, lawmakers and others to join in the conversation about what is...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present its first production of the 2014-15 season, "Just Another Day in Paradise," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8. It is directed by Paul J. Siddens III, professor of communication studies. "Just Another Day in Paradise" speaks to the trauma and pain of modern-day school shootings. This original one-act play focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Poet Bridgette Bates will present a poetry reading at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). Bates will read from her collection that debuts in November, "What is Not Missing is Light," that takes readers through a museum to observe fragments of statues that represent historical and cultural decay and perseverance. Bates graduated from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sam E. Antar was the CFO of electronic goods retailer Crazy Eddie and helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s. This convicted felon now advises federal and state law enforcement agencies and performs forensic accounting services. The Huffington Post recently named him as one of the 25 most feared financial reporters in the U.S. Antar will present "The Black Art of White-Collar Crime...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Danielle Dick McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, will present her lecture "Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century" at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), Room 109A, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The presentation comes from McGeough's current research on how performance can be used for collaborative...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- The University of Northern Iowa was recently recognized as the No. 3 school on the list of "50 Great Affordable Eco-friendly Colleges" by bestcollegechoices.com. A list of 300 colleges was reviewed before coming up with the top 50 picks. The colleges were then ordered based on the balance between eco-friendliness and affordability. "This is a great honor to be recognized as both responsible in our management of campus and...

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