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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.
Aug 26, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition committee announced today that three finalists will be recognized at a special awards luncheon in Des Moines on Sept. 18. After a review of the submitted business plans, 10 businesses were selected to present to the judging panel comprised of the five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) representatives, the Iowa Small Business Development Center and the Economic...
Aug 25, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Amy Thielen, the hostess of "Heartland Table" on Food Network, will visit the University of Northern Iowa Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4 and 5. Thielen will conduct food demonstrations at UNI's Harvest Festival and talk about her journey from the Midwest to New York and back during an evening presentation. The Harvest Festival is from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at UNI's Panther Plot, which is on the corner of University...
Aug 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Pentatonix, a trendy a capella group and winners of season three of NBC's "The Sing-Off," will perform at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. UNI student pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3; general public tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 10. Pentatonix is comprised of lead vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado and...
Aug 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A free online webinar about Iowa sales tax on transactions involving nonprofit and governmental entities will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 27.  This online presentation will provide an overview of when tax applies on sales made to and by these entities. For more information or to register, please visit www.IowaTaxWebinars.com. The Iowa Department of Revenue has partnered with MyEntre.Net to provide free tax webinars to...
Aug 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "String Theory and the Superconducting Super Collider Series" in the gallery proper Monday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 18, and "Scientists Collect" in the gallery showcases Monday, Aug. 25, through Tuesday, Sept. 23. These exhibitions are associated with the traveling exhibition "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" and represent a semester-long...
Aug 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" from Monday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 18. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111. This exhibition was organized by Art Works For Change, Inc., with support from The Nathan Cummings Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Adobe...
Aug 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa biology professor Jeff Tamplin has been named the principal investigator of a $60,000 grant sponsored by the United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and disbursed through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Tamplin and a field team of UNI students record ecological data on the North American wood turtle, an endangered species in Iowa. The field team uses radio telemetry to...
Aug 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa and the UNI Foundation received a total of $40.8 million in sponsored grants, awards and funding for FY14. "We take great pride in providing our undergraduate students learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom," said Christy Twait, assistant provost for research and sponsored programs. "Rather than working to learn, more students can work, earn and learn simultaneously while...
Aug 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Molly Rome, a University of Northern Iowa senior majoring in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)/Spanish, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Argentina for an English Teaching Assistantship. Rome says that her professors at UNI have been exemplary role models who promote the true essence of TESOL."Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is all about building cross-cultural...
Aug 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Suzuki School has announced auditions for both youth and junior orchestras for 2014-15. Auditions for the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will be held on Friday, Aug. 29. This orchestra is for area string students in grades 9 through 12. This year's Youth Orchestra conductor is John Chiles. Rehearsals will be on Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., and four concerts will be held during the school year. Auditions for the...

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