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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.
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Sturgis Youth Theatre (SYT) will present "Wiley and the Hairy Man" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Matinee performances will be held at 10:30 a.m., July 17, and 2 p.m., July 18 and 19. "Wiley and the Hairy Man," by Jack Stokes, is based on a Southern folktale in which a young boy must face his fears to overcome the obstacles in his...
Jul 9, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa commissioned an artist to design and build a public art sculpture for the Bartlett Hall renovation project. Mike Baur's sculpture, "Redtail," will be placed in Bartlett's west interior courtyard beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, July 10.  "Redtail" is an 18-foot tall and 24-foot long sculpture designed with steel and concrete, which will last hundreds of years with no maintenance. The artist's goal...
Jul 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A gift of $3.655 million from the Gerdin family will support the renovation of Schindler Education Center, the focal point of teacher education, at the University of Northern Iowa. "Our family is pleased to be able to support the Schindler Education Center renovation project," said Julie Durr, a UNI alumna and spokesperson for the family. "UNI is nationally known for its outstanding teacher education program. We wanted to...
Jul 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Music and theatre students and programs at the University of Northern Iowa will benefit from a gift from alumni Howard C. and Mary Easter. Howard, who died in September 2011 at the age of 94, and Mary who died in September 2014 at the age of 95, named UNI as the beneficiary of the remainder of their trust. The bequest will total nearly $1 million to be distributed equally between the UNI School of Music and the UNI...
Jul 1, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – On Wednesday, July 15, the Friends of Gallagher Bluedorn will host the first performance in their new Friends Presents series featuring the popular country/classical trio, The Texas Tenors. Since their whirlwind debut on 2009's America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards and excited fans. With their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the nation, and chart-topping albums, The...
Jun 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The first round of the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is complete. Of the 45 executive summaries submitted, 24 have been selected to submit a full business model canvas and pitch decks to be reviewed by judges. "This year the quality of the businesses was exceptionally high," said Randy Pilkington, director of UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. "We were pleased to have a wide range of business types...
Jun 19, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub (IAMNH), at the TechWorks Campus in Waterloo, is one of the first projects in the state to be awarded funds through Iowa's new Strategic Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved the funding at their June meeting. The project, Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub – Phase I, Additive Manufacturing Center, will receive $2.7 million to...
Jun 18, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy will host a four-day institute on comprehensive literacy Tuesday, June 23, through Friday, June 26, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The institute will offer details for designing a rigorous and challenging curriculum that includes research-based literacy practices, and will provide educators with a wealth of...
Jun 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Two free online webinars on sales and use tax for Iowa businesses are scheduled in June and July. Part one will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, and part two will be from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 22. These one-hour events are specialized for small business owners, and will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax. Part one will include information about common taxable services. Part two will cover local...
Jun 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Educational Talent Search   Program (ETS) is conducting recruitment for students in the Waterloo Community School District. ETS is a college preparatory program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves 1,265 students in Waterloo. All sixth-grade through 12th-grade students in the Waterloo Community School District who may be lacking resources to prepare for postsecondary...

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