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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.
Feb 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Mohammad Iqbal, professor of geology and environmental science at the University of Northern Iowa, recently began a project to examine the Cedar River watershed. As a result of agricultural practices, the state of Iowa is contributing a significant portion of the nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico that are responsible for making a large area of its water low in oxygen. His research strives to figure out where those...
Feb 5, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded several national awards by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The awards presentation took place Jan. 5 through 8 at the Magnificent Mile Marriott in Chicago as part of the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector. Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services was recognized as the Mutual...
Feb 4, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will hold the UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI Commons. The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to 150 attendees. Throughout the forum, there will be speakers, a panel and a presentation by UNI's Supply Chain Management Association Operation Stimulus Competition Team.  The keynote speaker for the forum is J. Scot...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer four courses this spring. "Indoor Gardening" will be led by Stephanie Witte, UNI Botanical Center horticulturist, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 19 and 26, and March 5, at the UNI Botanical Center. Participants will learn about the best lighting, soil types, fertilizer options and pruning techniques to make houseplants look their best. Participants will also take a...
Feb 3, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will present a two-day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium as part of V-Day UNI. "The Vagina Monologues," which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Ensler...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Feb. 10 through 13. The annual event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers. All activities are held in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. Each day will feature a different theme including skepticism, science, activism and sexuality. There will be four...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Award-winning Latino poet Eduardo Corral will perform at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Bartlett Hall, Room 1017. Author of the critically acclaimed book "Slow Lightning," Corral is the first Latino to receive the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. His diverse work spans subject matter such as language, history, gender and ethnicity. "Corral is an important new poet whose work...
Jan 30, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Many ancient Israelites believed that sins cause suffering. UNI philosophy and world religions assistant professor John Burnight will argue that the Book of Job, a writing featured in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the poetical books in Christian Old Testament, is a critique of this belief at his lecture "Truth vs. Tradition: The Book of Job as Protest Literature" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in Seerley Hall, Room...
Jan 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Annette Lynch, director of UNI's Center for Violence Prevention and professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, will present "Teaching Girls the Power Beyond Sexy: Using Bystander Approaches to Address Self-Objectification" at noon, Monday, Feb. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. Lynch will discuss her recently published book "Porn...
Jan 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 1 million people in the United States are currently affected by Aphasia, a language disorder that inhibits speech and language comprehension. A new app developed at the University of Northern Iowa aims to improve the speed and quality of patients' recovery. The Name That! app, developed at the AppsLab in UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, aims to supplement traditional treatment through at-home use by...

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