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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.
Nov 21, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Renowned singer Mavis Staples will perform a holiday concert with the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Staples has been an influential artist for more than six decades. She is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a National Heritage Fellowship Award winner. She will perform with the Blind Boys of...
Nov 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called "Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918" by Michael Vogt, curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum. The presentation is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of Rod Library. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many...
Nov 20, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Reginald Green, an emeritus administrator in the academic advising office, will present "The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women" at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). The UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor this event. Green will discuss a variety of common myths and stereotypes related to race and gender. Humans are known to have a limited...
Nov 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for a 2015 Merchant Scholarship. Merchant Scholarship recipients must be attending or planning to attend an accredited graduate or professional school at an educational institution as a full-time student. The scholarships are awarded from a trust established in 1951 to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Frank was a professor of Latin and...
Nov 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) district student auditions on the UNI campus Nov. 7 and 8. The School of Music hosted approximately 250 students, 40 adjudicators and 45 pianists from universities, colleges, high schools and private studios throughout the state. The event was coordinated by UNI voice division faculty, along with more than 90 student...
Nov 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seven University of Northern Iowa art education majors are teaming up with Hoover Middle School students from the expanded learning program (ELP) to build and distribute Little Free Libraries throughout the Waterloo community. Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" system, which incorporates a box, like a mailbox, full of books where anyone can stop by and pick up or drop of a book. Four of these libraries...
Nov 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" rankings, which recognizes and rewards schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans. UNI is the highest ranked institution on the list in Iowa. "We factor in what is, to our knowledge, the most detailed school-by-school data on veteran students' academic success anywhere, including graduation,...
Nov 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student cadets and military cadre in the University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC Battalion recently partnered with the Red Cross to become trained in disaster response. Twenty-six of the participants signed up to become new members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. Participants completed the courses "Introduction to Disaster Services" and "Damage Assessment." The battalion was trained by Red Cross Disaster...
Nov 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa conducted its annual emergency exercise on Saturday, Nov. 8. The exercise simulated a chemical spill in an academic building and evaluated emergency response to the incident. Participants included UNI Public Safety, UNI Environmental Health and Safety, and local first responders. The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and capabilities....
Nov 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- One of the world’s most popular startup events is making its way to the UNI campus. Startup Weekend, an event powered by Google, will debut in Cedar Falls Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. Michael Caraway, coordinator of the Cedar Falls Startup Weekend, says, "The startup culture of the Cedar Valley is amazing, especially on the UNI campus. The people and programs...

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