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UNI's STEM initiatives to be featured on national TV

October 13, 2011
Contact: 

Gloria Gibson, executive vice president & provost, academic affairs, 319-273-2517, gloria.gibson@uni.edu

James O'Connor, University Relations, 319-273-2761, james.oconnor@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's work in helping address the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) crisis will be featured in a half-hour special edition of the Profiles Series, hosted by actor Louis Gossett, Jr. The program will air on the Discovery Channel at 6 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, Oct. 21.

The segment also will be broadcast via syndication in the top 50 U.S. television markets and overseas on Voice of America TV.

The videos are posted on UNI's executive vice president and provost's site http://www.uni.edu/provost/.

A one-minute commercial promoting the show will air on TV stations serving Des Moines, the Quad Cities, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, as well as stations in the top 30 U.S. TV markets. For more information about the Profiles Series, see http://www.profilesseries.com/.

For more information about UNI's role in STEM education, contact Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost at 319-273-2517.