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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.
Jun 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – As part of their continuing mission to expand teachers' knowledge and instructional expertise in literacy education, the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa, both housed in the Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy within the University of Northern Iowa's College of Education, celebrated their most recent graduates. Nine educators completed the comprehensive literacy...
Jun 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The North American Review (NAR) is the longest running literary magazine in the United States, founded in May 1815. To commemorate the 200-year anniversary, the University of Northern Iowa will host a creative writing and literature conference Thursday, June 11, through Saturday, June 13. There will be multiple keynote speakers presenting at Strayer-Wood Theater on UNI's campus during the conference: - Steven Schwartz, 7:30...
Jun 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Executive summaries for the first round of the Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are due on June 15. Businesses are invited to submit business information via a secure online program called Gust. A link to Gust is available at www.pappajohnentrepreneurialventurecompetition.com. In June, selected companies will be contacted and invited to submit full business proposals through Gust. The competition will then be narrowed to...
Jun 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Educational Leadership Legacy Award is given annually to a UNI alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated educational leadership core values. This year's award goes to Erik Anderson, principal of Cedar Rapids Prairie High School (CRPHS). The award is being presented at a CRPHS staff meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, June 5. Anderson was nominated by CRPHS staff and students for his exemplary...
May 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers (located at Drake University, Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa), in conjunction with EntreFEST, presented John Pappajohn with the Lifetime Impact Award on May 21. "Mr. Pappajohn's passion has always been inspiring and motivating to young entrepreneurs," said Randy Pilkington, executive director...
May 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation announces the publication of the 2015 Iowa Small Business Report. This report is based on data collected from Iowa small business owners in February 2015 associated with their business activity during calendar year 2014. Each year the Small Business Survey measures sales trends, job growth or loss, capital acquired and business use of technology...
May 26, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation Dream Big Grow Here program is proud to announce the awarding of grant funds to six Iowa companies to help them expand their firms, including the grand prize recipient HowFactory based in Waterloo for $15,000. "I'm just so proud of the team that Kenny Stevenson and I have built. They work so hard and this win is such a boost! We just keep building!” said Trace Steffen, partner...
May 22, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a Northeast Iowa Solar Energy Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). The fair is intended to make solar energy accessible and easy to find, to connect businesses and home owners with local and regional solar installers and contractors, and to show that solar energy systems are available, practical and cost...
May 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – In April 2015, University of Northern Iowa alumna Sandy Stevens (B.A. '62, English teaching) created the Bear and Sandy Stevens Head Wrestling Coach Endowment. Funds from this endowment will be used to support the salary of the UNI wrestling coach position.  "I would not have done this had I not believed in Doug Schwab and the kind of coach he is and the kind of coaches UNI has had and will continue to have," said Stevens. "...
May 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Lisa Birley Baronio has been named vice president for University Advancement and president of the UNI Foundation at the University of Northern Iowa. She will assume her new duties at UNI on July 15.  "Lisa is an accomplished fundraiser with experience in executive leadership," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "She has a strong track record of strengthening fundraising programs, as well as comprehensive fundraising, volunteer...

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