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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.
Aug 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Suzuki School has announced auditions for both youth and junior orchestras for 2014-15. Auditions for the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will be held on Friday, Aug. 29. This orchestra is for area string students in grades 9 through 12. This year's Youth Orchestra conductor is John Chiles. Rehearsals will be on Friday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., and four concerts will be held during the school year. Auditions for the...
Aug 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS -- Ten businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The businesses continuing in the competition are: Advanced Renewable Technology International, eVizzit, Green Start, Innovas Technologies, iTracking Research, Iowa Adaptive Technologies, NextStep.io, Pear Deck, Rocket Referrals and Translacare. "Now that we have selected 10 finalists, each business plan competitor will...
Aug 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy at the University of Northern Iowa is the recipient of the 2014 Richard O. Jacobson Philanthropy Award. The award was presented to UNI President Bill Ruud and Jacobson Center Director Salli Forbes at an event held at Summit Farms in Hubbard on Aug. 2. Each year the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation trustees select one project to receive this recognition. The center will...
Aug 11, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer a variety of courses this fall. "Developing Digital Savvy and Creating Digital Projects" will be taught by Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, in Rod Library. This workshop will focus on helping people get the most out of the Internet and their personal gadgets. Participants will...
Aug 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Matthew Kroeger has been named the associate vice president of enrollment management at the University of Northern Iowa. His official state date was Thursday, July 31. Kroeger earned a M.Ed. with Distinction in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree in business from UNI. In his most recent position, he served as director of recruitment and admissions at Idaho State University. Prior...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will again host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. The exhibit will be open to fairgoers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Varied Industries Building. The exhibit will offer interactive multimedia stations, complete with three 55-inch touch screen monitors. The monitors will allow visitors, alumni and prospective students to explore the many...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's 28th annual Roadside Vegetation Management Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11 and 12, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. The conference is organized by the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program at the University of Northern Iowa and the Association for Integrated Roadside Management (AFIRM). It attracts county roadside managers, engineers, weed management experts and prairie...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Iceland, professor of sociology and demography at Penn State University, will present a lecture on his book "Poverty in America: A Handbook" at the University of Northern Iowa. A book discussion is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Both events are in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). "The event is also in collaboration with the Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing...
Jul 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A team of University of Northern Iowa faculty members has received a $250,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue experimental research on thin-film materials. The principal investigator for the project is Andrew Stollenwerk, with Rui He, both assistant professors in physics and Tim Kidd, associate professor in physics, as co-investigators. The materials to be investigated have a structure consisting...
Jul 21, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service has approved funding for the University of Northern Iowa's sixth year of running the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Green Iowa AmeriCorps, based at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, offers comprehensive energy services to underserved populations in communities across Iowa. This September the program will train and place 30 service members in six Iowa communities:...

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