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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 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), based at the University of Northern Iowa, has received a two-year federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. This is the eighth consecutive year the funding has been renewed. Donna Thompson, project director and a UNI professor of physical education, said the grant will provide $...
Oct 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four faculty members from the University of Northern Iowa recently received Faculty Excellence Awards from the Board of Regents, state of Iowa. They were among 14 regents institution faculty so honored.The recipients are: Cynthia Goatley, associate professor of theatre; Richard Allen Hays, professor of public policy; Karen Mitchell, associate professor in communication studies; and Clare Struck, elementary guidance counselor...
Oct 23, 2002
Halloween, long a holiday for high jinks and hilarity, can become a dangerous celebration when proper safety precautions are ignored, particularly on playgrounds. In Des Moines earlier this year, authorities found sharp metal shards placed strategically at the bottom of a playground slide. Donna Thompson, director of the National Program for Playground Safety, based at UNI, says there are simple ways for parents and other concerned citizens to...
Oct 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will participate in Dubuque's 'Faces and Voices' programming, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Midway Hotel in Dubuque. The event, a community forum and luncheon, is designed to welcome and find new ways to accommodate immigrant and refugee newcomers to the workforce. Topics will include UNI's immigrant/refugee efforts, demographic trends, employer-specific strategies,...
Oct 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present the 2002 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 1 to Dec. 2. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Kamerick Art Building lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of art media in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and installation. This year marks the department's 95th anniversary...
Oct 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Women's Studies Program and the Iowa Women's Foundation will present Title IX advocate, Christine Grant and her program, 'After 30 years, Title IX is still a current issue,' at 7 p.m, Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Seerley Hall, Room 115. UNI faculty and students will also speak about their experiences with Title IX. Grant is a former University of Iowa women's athletic director. A native of Scotland...
Oct 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is sponsoring a workshop to discuss the legal aspects of a 'closely held business', at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo. The featured presenter will be Sam Kreamer, an attorney from the Des Moines firm of Dreher, Simpson and Jensen. The presentation will discuss the various legal aspects of...
Oct 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa has announced its fall 2002 Student Alumni Ambassadors. Student Alumni Ambassadors include: __(NAME)__ of __(HOMETOWN)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION)__ majoring in __(MAJOR)__.Throughout the academic year, Student Alumni Ambassadors meet with current students, prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and other university guests. The Ambassadors are involved in many events, including the...
Oct 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three University of Northern Iowa faculty members were honored for outstanding teaching, research and public service earlier this fall. Receiving awards were Michael Shott, professor of anthropology, the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching; Sandra Alper, head of Special Education, Donald N. McKay Faculty Research Award; and Mark Grey, professor of anthropology, the Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service...
Oct 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --John W. Johnson, professor and head of the University of Northern Iowa's Department of History, has received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Society for History in the federal government. The Jefferson Award was presented to Johnson earlier this year during a ceremony in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Jefferson Award is given by the society every two years to the...

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