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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.
Sep 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Ben Schafer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa, was recognized at the Code.org annual summit for training 570 teachers in Iowa, which is equivalent to 5.5 percent of all U.S. teachers trained. Schafer ranked No. 2 in the "500 Club," which is a Code.org affiliate of trainers who trained more than 500 teachers in the first year of the program.  "I love my time...
Sep 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Social Work, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a master's degree in social work beginning spring 2016. The goal of this program is to develop the social work specialization workforce in the underserved areas of Iowa with a focus on individuals who lack the opportunity to attend regular on-campus courses. "The Department of Social Work is excited to provide the...
Sep 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host its annual Scholarship Benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The theme of the concert is "That's Amore!" The concert will feature guest artist Jim Linahon, a UNI School of Music alumnus, who will conduct the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to Frank Sinatra....
Sep 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has partnered with Cedar Valley Recycling & Transfer to accept mixed-recycling products from across campus. Mixed recycling means all recyclable materials – paper, cardboard, plastic and metal – can be placed in one container and will be sorted at Cedar Valley Recycling & Transfer's facility in Waterloo.    "There is a significant savings recognized by recycling and avoiding expensive...
Aug 31, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Michael Blackwell, former director of UNI’s Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will speak on the socialization and institutionalization of hatred in the United States at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. He will discuss creative ways individuals and communities can address categorical prejudices and structural apparatuses. The lecture is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a...
Aug 31, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center has launched a new after-hours service to make counseling assistance available to students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Counseling Center is contracting with ProtoCall, a company that specializes in providing services after-hours to university counseling centers and other mental health systems. When students call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 after normal...
Aug 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Ten businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2015 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.  In the first round, businesses submitted brief information about their business plans. Based on those entries, judges chose 25 entrepreneurs to submit full business plans. Those 25 business plans were narrowed down to the final 10. The 10 businesses continuing in the competition are: ClinicNote LLC, Fanstreamm,...
Aug 25, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa School of Music professor Alison Altstatt will present a lecture, part of the "Musically Speaking" series, titled "Re-membering the Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found." Altstatt will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Russell Hall, Room 116. The event is free and open to the public. "A single leaf of the manuscript is located in the special collections of the University of...
Aug 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer six noncredit classes this fall to be taught by retired and current UNI professors. Courses are formatted into four-week, three-week and one-time workshops. The Western Home Communities and New Aldaya Lifescapes are now partners of Lifelong University, providing space and funding for the services offered through the program. "An Overview of Computer Programming...
Aug 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists UNI among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature. Only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list. "Being recognized as one of the 'Best in the Midwest' by The Princeton Review is a...

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