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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.
Nov 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" rankings, which recognizes and rewards schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans. UNI is the highest ranked institution on the list in Iowa. "We factor in what is, to our knowledge, the most detailed school-by-school data on veteran students' academic success anywhere, including graduation,...
Nov 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student cadets and military cadre in the University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC Battalion recently partnered with the Red Cross to become trained in disaster response. Twenty-six of the participants signed up to become new members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. Participants completed the courses "Introduction to Disaster Services" and "Damage Assessment." The battalion was trained by Red Cross Disaster...
Nov 14, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa conducted its annual emergency exercise on Saturday, Nov. 8. The exercise simulated a chemical spill in an academic building and evaluated emergency response to the incident. Participants included UNI Public Safety, UNI Environmental Health and Safety, and local first responders. The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and capabilities....
Nov 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- One of the world’s most popular startup events is making its way to the UNI campus. Startup Weekend, an event powered by Google, will debut in Cedar Falls Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. Michael Caraway, coordinator of the Cedar Falls Startup Weekend, says, "The startup culture of the Cedar Valley is amazing, especially on the UNI campus. The people and programs...
Nov 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- To help celebrate International Education Week, the UNI Rod Library is teaming up with the Culture and Intensive English Program, College of Education and the International Students and Scholars Office. They will host "Around the World in 120 Minutes" from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Rod Library. The event allows people to experience the world in two hours or less. This is the first time the event will take place...
Nov 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at the University of Northern Iowa has received a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support the GBPAC's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth, a school-matinee program for students and teachers in grades K through 12. The Kaleidoscope Series creates a deeper understanding of classroom subjects,...
Nov 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) professional business fraternity at the University of Northern Iowa has teamed up with UNI Dining Services and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to help families in need this holiday season. Families can sign up at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to enjoy a meal at the Rialto or Piazza dining centers on the UNI campus at 5 p.m., Nov. 17, 18 and 20. Students are encouraged to host families using their FlexMeals...
Nov 12, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa art professor Roy Behrens will present his lecture "Deception and Visual Illusion: World War I Ship Camouflage" to accompany the most recent exhibit added to the UNI Museum, "Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, and World War I." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17,on the first floor of Rod Library. Behrens' lecture will focus on the camouflage technique that was...
Nov 10, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI School of Music will present a sneak preview of the upcoming Opera Gala performance of  "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. This performance will feature the UNI Opera Ensemble under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour and vocal coach, Korey Barrett. It will feature the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra led by...
Nov 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Panther Marching Band (PMB) will host an historic event at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at the Gallager Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The largest Panther Marching Band in UNI history, made up of 330 members, will put on a concert on the Great Hall stage. This is the first time in PMB history that they will perform live on stage. The band was invited to perform in the famous London New Year's Day Parade in England. The...

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