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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.
May 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 2002-2003 Merchant Scholarship Program at the University of Northern Iowa, open to all UNI bachelor's degree graduates pursuing advanced degrees, has named this year's recipients. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, attainment, moral character, spirit, personality, intellectual promise and devotion to society. Recipients of $2,000 awards are: Elizabeth Kellner, originally from...
May 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Brent Bierstedt, who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa earlier this month with a major in management information systems (MIS), is the first recipient of UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award comes with a $200 cash prize. Bierstedt, who is from Lone Rock, plans to run his Web hosting service company, Unlimited Web Network, in Algona. He founded...
May 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Valerie Johnson, a graduate student in the Department of Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa, took top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF) in Washington, D.C., last month. Johnson, a native of Melbourne, won the 'Best Ten-Minute Play' award for her play, 'Your Typical, Everyday, Lighthearted, Romantic Comedy,' written while she was an undergraduate theatre major at UNI. Her...
May 20, 2002
University of Northern Iowa President Robert Koob has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Koob will discuss proposals for handling fiscal year 2003 budget reductions.Note: The center of the UNI campus is under construction.
May 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Two University of Northern Iowa electronic media students have been awarded scholarships by the Iowa Broadcasters Association. Seniors Nicholas Wilson of Dallas Center and Eric Braley of Nevada, will each receive a $3,000 one-year scholarship. They will be recognized during the IBA awards luncheon June 25 in Des Moines. The Iowa Broadcasters Association annually awards broadcast scholarships to Iowa students...
May 19, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa) At first glance, the average kindergarten classroom may appear to be little more than a large play area --.the ultimate dream for a 5-year-old. Children busy themselves with blocks, books, crayons, miniature kitchen set-ups and the requisite construction paper. There are few structured activities and children are allowed to work with sand, water and even mud. Fun at...
May 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Thomas Switzer, dean of the University of Northern Iowa's College of Education since 1987, is leaving UNI to become dean of the College of Education at the University of Toledo, in Ohio, effective fall 2002. 'During his distinguished tenure, the College of Education experienced unprecedented growth and achievement,' said Aaron Podolefsky, UNI provost and vice president for academic affairs. 'He established the...
May 19, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa) These days, no one's sitting outside a bookstore, hoping to snag a copy of the latest Harry Potter book. Just about everyone who wanted one, got one. But Lucille Lettow was excited by all the hoopla generated by the book's release, and says positive effects are still being seen. Lettow, professor and youth collections librarian at the University of Northern Iowa...
May 15, 2002
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council presented the University of Northern Iowa a safety award for outstanding achievement in accident prevention. The presentation took place during the council's recent conference in Davenport. The national incident rate for universities and educational institutions is 2.9 per year; UNI's is 2.52. The incident rate is the number of occupational injuries/illnesses or lost workdays per 100 full-time employees....
May 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Students in the University of Northern Iowa Science Education Program gave a special presentation on evolution to several classes of biology students at East High School in Waterloo in April. The 12 UNI presenters discussed biological diversity and scientific ideas about relationships between organisms. After the presentation, the UNI students answered questions and spoke with East High students about how to...

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