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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.
Mar 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) will hold a swearing-in ceremony for two cadets during the March 13 Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game at Young Arena in Waterloo. UNI ROTC professor of military science Lt. Col. Glen Keith will administer the oath of enlistment to Joshua Mixdorf and Alec Krekel during the second intermission of the game. Mixdorf and Krekel are members of the UNI ROTC...
Mar 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College. The designation is for colleges and universities that provide broad and innovative STEM degree options for undergraduate students, as well as student support systems and career services to help students succeed. UNI was the only public university in Iowa to receive this designation in 2015. UNI was one of more than 1,600 schools participating...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The documentary "Ricki's Promise" will be shown at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium, as part of the Reaching for Higher Ground Film and Discussion series. The documentary is a universal and poignant tale of history, trauma and secrets that surround a family's struggles against a backdrop of Chinese and American culture, as well as underlying issues of gender and social ethics. "Ricki's Promise" was written...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 23, through Saturday, April 18. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Teacher Education program has partnered with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to develop and implement a multiple-measures assessment system for teacher education focused on performance assessments. Cathy Zozakiewicz, SCALE representative, has worked with UNI faculty for two years to develop a range of performance assessments called Embedded Signature...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fifth meeting of the Midwest Astrochemistry Consortium Friday, March 6, through Saturday, March 7, in McCollum Science Hall, Rm. 201. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on Friday, keynote speaker Ricardo Arevalo Jr. will present "It's a trap! A Review of the MOMA Instrument Aboard Exomars 2018, and Other Ion Traps in Space or Under Development." Arevalo is a research space scientist at NASA...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Cedar Valley Local Food Fair is returning this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, to the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street. The fair will celebrate the local food treasures of the region: farmers markets, orchards, a variety of farms, U-picks, farm shares (Community Supported Agriculture), bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, community gardens, breweries and all places in the Cedar Valley...
Feb 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is hosting its second regional sustainability conference, "Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at Maucker Union on the UNI campus. This conference focuses on actions needed to envision a sustainable world and the transformation needed to create it. The conference includes a keynote speaker and a variety of breakout...
Feb 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present an interactive performance that will bring to light the magic, politics and ritual of an African-American Sunday dinner. "The Soul Food Museum" will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. in Cedar Falls. This performance will help explain a challenge to mass-mediated stereotypes of the black family and black life...
Feb 25, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fourth annual UNI Dance Marathon from noon to midnight Saturday, March 7, in the Maucker Union. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools. Money that is raised by the schools during the events goes toward the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, college dance marathons raised more than $8 million....

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