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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.
May 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will host a first-of-its-kind event - Food Waste Compost Training: On the Farm and in Your Community. The one-day workshop, hosted by the IWRC and presented by the Office of the President at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) will take place Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education on the UNI campus. "We are excited to be working with the United States...
Apr 30, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- RAGBRAIÒis coming to Cedar Falls and the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday, July 22. The Des Moines Register's 43rd annual ride is making its fourth stop in Cedar Falls. As an overnight town, UNI and the community will host thousands of participants, which is a perfect opportunity to share civic pride and invite visitors to come again. The stop is expected to provide an economic boost of approximately $3 million....
Apr 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will hold its seventh annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, on Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8. At a time when many UNI students are moving out of residence halls and apartments, Panther Pick Up gives old stuff new life. Instead of throwing unwanted household items in the dumpster to end up in the landfill, usable items can be donated to...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics hosted the State of Iowa Physics Competition Thursday, April 16, in the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. Approximately 120 students from 19 different schools participated. Grinnell-Newburg High School placed first, led by instructor Chris Molitor; Washington High School in Washington placed second, led by instructor Jeff Richard; and Wahlert Catholic High School in...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host four Commencement ceremonies this year. Two ceremonies will take place for students receiving graduate degrees. The first will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The second ceremony will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in GBPAC. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business...
Apr 28, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Acclaimed actor Rob Lowe will speak at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. In a presentation based on his latest memoir "Love Life," Lowe shares unforgettable stories and observations during his process of becoming a man, husband, friend and father. Lowe will share some of...
Apr 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI offers a variety of elementary, middle school and high school camps throughout the summer to keep kids active. Numerous camps are offered, ranging from drones and robotics to interior design and digital storytelling.   Each camp features a unique interactive learning environment through which students can gain hands-on experience while working among students with similar interests. From exploring outdoor activities at...
Apr 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Horizons Band will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The band will perform a variety of traditional concert band repertoire that will include "The Messenger March" by C.L.Barnhouse and "High School Cadets" by John Philip Sousa. "Five Mello Winds" by David Schanke will feature New...
Apr 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Languages and Literatures presented 19 students with awards and scholarships at a recent recognition ceremony. For more information, contact Brooke Wonders, associate professor in UNI's Department of Languages and Literatures, at 319-273-2821 or brooke.wonders@uni.edu.  ### Department of Languages and Literatures award and scholarship recipients are listed below in alphabetical...
Apr 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa School of Music students Kate Meyer and Melody Kosobucki, graduate students in piano performance and pedagogy, have been awarded the 2014 Yamaha In Residence Fellowship from the College of Music Society (CMS) Fund. They are supervised by Theresa Chardos Camilli, assistant professor of music, who integrates service-learning as part of the piano performance and pedagogy master's degree. Their...

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