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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.
May 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's American Advertising Federation (AAF) student chapter won first place at the AFF District 9 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) on April 17, in Kansas City. NASC is an annual AAF event in which they partner with a major corporate client to create an integrated marketing campaign. This year's corporate client was Pizza Hut. The UNI students worked on the campaign through two...
May 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will be keeping students active this summer by offering numerous athletic camps. Camps are available for elementary through high school students in the following sports: basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball. These camps provide individuals with a positive, fun-filled learning experience while receiving individual attention and coaching to improve their skills.   UNI...
May 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently recognized graduating seniors at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 21, where students are awarded for their outstanding leadership in organizations across campus. The awards given are the Outstanding Student Award and the Servant Leadership Award. The Outstanding Student Leader Award recognizes students who have demonstrated dedication and leadership through their...
May 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university: Blake Findley is a psychology and Spanish major from New Virginia. He has served as vice president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) and was a writer for the Northern Iowan. Findley was an advocate for students on a number of university committees and served as chair of...
May 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will host a first-of-its-kind event - Food Waste Compost Training: On the Farm and in Your Community. The one-day workshop, hosted by the IWRC and presented by the Office of the President at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) will take place Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education on the UNI campus. "We are excited to be working with the United States...
Apr 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- RAGBRAIÒis coming to Cedar Falls and the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday, July 22. The Des Moines Register's 43rd annual ride is making its fourth stop in Cedar Falls. As an overnight town, UNI and the community will host thousands of participants, which is a perfect opportunity to share civic pride and invite visitors to come again. The stop is expected to provide an economic boost of approximately $3 million....
Apr 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will hold its seventh annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, on Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8. At a time when many UNI students are moving out of residence halls and apartments, Panther Pick Up gives old stuff new life. Instead of throwing unwanted household items in the dumpster to end up in the landfill, usable items can be donated to...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the State of Iowa Physics Competition Thursday, April 16, in the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. Approximately 120 students from 19 different schools participated. Grinnell-Newburg High School placed first, led by instructor Chris Molitor; Washington High School in Washington placed second, led by instructor Jeff Richard; and Wahlert Catholic High School in...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host four Commencement ceremonies this year. Two ceremonies will take place for students receiving graduate degrees. The first will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The second ceremony will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in GBPAC. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Acclaimed actor Rob Lowe will speak at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. In a presentation based on his latest memoir "Love Life," Lowe shares unforgettable stories and observations during his process of becoming a man, husband, friend and father. Lowe will share some of...

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