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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.
Jan 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fourth annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). The conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Participants will spend the day networking and meeting with new colleagues...
Jan 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Dream Big Grow Here business grant program deadline has been extended until Feb. 13. The initiative, a program of the UNI Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or startups to earn up to $15,000 in grants. The contest starts with six industry specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000.  Each of those winners then get the chance to pitch at the statewide EntreFEST...
Jan 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association Panther Tours will feature a leadership retreat to Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2015. An informational meeting about the trip will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Large Meeting Room at the Cedar Falls Public Library. The trip, which runs from May 11 through 18, will be led by Ronelle Langley, a Cedar Falls-based executive coach who was born in South Africa. Langley...
Jan 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI School of Music will present a winter opera performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 in Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. A Sunday matinee performance will also be offered at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. These performances will feature the UNI Opera Ensemble under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour and Korey Barrett,...
Jan 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) will host comedian Adam DeVine at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. DeVine, who was born in Waterloo, is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show "Workaholics." He also starred in the Universal comedy "Pitch Perfect...
Jan 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, will present her lecture "Women and Law School" at noon, Monday, Feb. 2, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), Room 109A, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. Jepsen will discuss what influences success in a student's first year of law school and how race and gender play a role. CROW Forums not only build community among people interested...
Jan 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, at 8106 Jennings Dr., to highlight its new solar array. The open house will include tours of the solar array, details about federal and state incentives and information for installing your own solar system. Members of the Cedar Prairie Sierra Club and the individuals and companies...
Jan 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Educational Psychology and Foundation's Development team, the College of Education (COE) Diversity Committee and the Women's and Gender Studies Program will host a film screening of the movie "I Am Eleven" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the College Square Theatre. Tickets for the movie are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. The 94-minute film is appropriate for middle school and upper elementary school...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa's Reaching for Higher Ground series will continue in the spring semester with a film and discussion series. The film "Rise of the Drones" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). A discussion of the film will follow. "Rise of the Drones" will explore the secret world of drones and how they are used today. Drone engineers and those who fly them for...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tim Wise, acclaimed anti-racist essayist, educator and author, will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Wise is the author of six books and has contributed essays to more than 25 additional books. He is internationally renowned for his knowledge on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and race...

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