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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.
Jan 7, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation. UNI was one of the original 62 U.S. colleges and universities selected by The Carnegie Foundation back in 2006 to be honored for an institutional focus on community engagement. The application for this elective classification involved data collection and documentation of UNI's excellent alignment among...
Jan 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25. The timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet comes to life in this full-length piece based on Shakespeare's tragic love story. Featuring the majesty of a huge corps de ballet and soaring music by Tchaikovsky, the feuding families and doomed couple come to life on stage...
Dec 23, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth year. UNI was one of just a few schools to be named to the honor roll in three different areas: general community service, economic opportunity and education. UNI has been named to the honor roll since 2008. Honorees are chosen based on a series of factors, including the scope and innovation of...
Dec 23, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – For the third year in a row, the University of Northern Iowa was ranked in the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. UNI is No. 86 on the 2015 list thanks to its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low sticker price and overall...
Dec 18, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) hosted a Military Science Award Ceremony on Dec. 10 at the AMVETS Post 49 in Cedar Falls. Men and women were recognized for their academic, physical training and leadership excellence, and their dedication to the core values of Army ROTC. Cadets Lucas Tener (North Liberty), Cameron Griffith (Ankeny) and Taylor Julander (Altoona) received the 300 APFT award for scoring more than 300...
Dec 16, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The American Advertising Federation (AAF) Stickell Internship Advisory Board named University of Northern Iowa student Olivia Hottle Mossman Most Outstanding Intern for her work last summer in New York City. Mossman is an electronic media major and digital advertising minor at UNI. Throughout her internship she worked at global media agency Carat, working on plans and strategies for Proctor & Gamble. Mossman was one of...
Dec 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award, established by the Robert and Phyllis Yager Education Fund for Excellence, recently recognized two Iowa teachers with awards. This year's recipients are: Clayton Edwards, mathematics teacher from Grundy Center Middle School, and Lisa Chizek, science teacher from North Tama Elementary School. The intent of the awards from the Yager Education Fund for...
Dec 10, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa faculty member Jody Stone, professor of curriculum and instruction and science education, was awarded a three-year Math-Science Partnership federal grant, administered through the Iowa Department of Education, for her project "eSTEM Waterloo." She is assisted by Beth VanMeeteren, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Scott Greenhalgh, assistant professor of technology. The purpose...
Dec 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual fall Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, in the McLeod Center. This year's Commencement speaker is Amber Irlmeier, a double major in economics and actuarial science from Elk Horn. Approximately 650 graduates will participate in Commencement. The ceremony will be streamed live at live.uni.edu. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the McLeod...
Dec 5, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Bucks from Books, a fundraiser for UNI Museums organized by the Friends of the UNI Museums, will be held Saturday, Dec. 13. The fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterloo and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University Book & Supply in Cedar Falls. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the UNI Museums to support exhibits and programming. Purchasers need to mention the...

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