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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.
Mar 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Women's and Gender Studies Program will host multiple events in March in honor of Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public. The events include: - "Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in Rod Library, Rm. 324, on the UNI campus. The film looks at how popular representations of powerful women reflect society's...
Mar 6, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jim Wohlpart has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Northern Iowa, pending official approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Wohlpart is currently dean of Undergraduate Studies and professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will assume his new duties at UNI on May 31. "Dr. Wohlpart has an extensive background in academic leadership," said UNI...
Mar 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will be hosting the 11th annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The event will recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Ticket prices are as follows: $30/ticket, $100/half table (4), and $200 full table (8). To reserve seats, RSVP to...
Mar 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa will host the second annual Mini Comic-Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday March 28. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, costume contests and more. There will also be a variety of artists and vendors at the event. A comic book drive will take place, collecting gently used comics that will be donated to area schools. "I'm very excited about this...
Mar 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) will hold a swearing-in ceremony for two cadets during the March 13 Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game at Young Arena in Waterloo. UNI ROTC professor of military science Lt. Col. Glen Keith will administer the oath of enlistment to Joshua Mixdorf and Alec Krekel during the second intermission of the game. Mixdorf and Krekel are members of the UNI ROTC...
Mar 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College. The designation is for colleges and universities that provide broad and innovative STEM degree options for undergraduate students, as well as student support systems and career services to help students succeed. UNI was the only public university in Iowa to receive this designation in 2015. UNI was one of more than 1,600 schools participating...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The documentary "Ricki's Promise" will be shown at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium, as part of the Reaching for Higher Ground Film and Discussion series. The documentary is a universal and poignant tale of history, trauma and secrets that surround a family's struggles against a backdrop of Chinese and American culture, as well as underlying issues of gender and social ethics. "Ricki's Promise" was written...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 23, through Saturday, April 18. An awards ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Teacher Education program has partnered with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to develop and implement a multiple-measures assessment system for teacher education focused on performance assessments. Cathy Zozakiewicz, SCALE representative, has worked with UNI faculty for two years to develop a range of performance assessments called Embedded Signature...
Mar 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fifth meeting of the Midwest Astrochemistry Consortium Friday, March 6, through Saturday, March 7, in McCollum Science Hall, Rm. 201. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on Friday, keynote speaker Ricardo Arevalo Jr. will present "It's a trap! A Review of the MOMA Instrument Aboard Exomars 2018, and Other Ion Traps in Space or Under Development." Arevalo is a research space scientist at NASA...

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