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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 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the eighth annual Polar Bare Run, Walk or Roll on Tuesday, Nov. 11, on the UNI campus. The event begins with check-in at the UNI Alumni House at 8:30 p.m.; the race begins at 9 p.m. Participants bring new or gently used clothing and nonperishable food items on the night of the event. They then embark on the one-mile run through campus. Clothing donations will go to the House of Hope...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6. Straight No Chaser features 10 crystal-clear a cappella voices trading the lead and blending for heartbreaking harmonies. The group is composed of college friends who reunited 10 years after graduation, and it has experienced a phenomenal rise in popularity with public television specials...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Christopher R. Edginton, professor of health, physical education and leisure services (HPELS) at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the R.J. McElroy Professor of Youth Leadership. Established in 1989 by the R.J. McElroy Trust, this endowed professorship seeks to enhance the youth leadership studies program at UNI as well as improve the quality of youth leadership programs throughout the U.S. According to Doris R...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Photographic Alternatives and Transcending Waste" from Thursday, Oct. 30, to Monday, Dec. 1. Artist Denis Roussel will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. This exhibition features the work of Roussel. Born in Nantes, France, Roussel received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its 4th Women in Politics Scholarship banquet Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. This bi-partisan event will feature guest speaker Jennifer Lawless, professor of government at American University in Washington, D.C. Lawless is a nationally recognized expert on women's involvement in politics and also serves as the director of the Women and Politics...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern has joined the nationwide "It's On Us" campaign. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the campaign in September to engage students and colleges to take active roles in preventing sexual assault on campus. UNI's "It's On Us" video will debut on Monday, Oct. 20, at www.uni.edu/itsonus/. All UNI students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to take a pledge against sexual...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Approximately 350 students have satisfied requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal induction ceremony. Simon Estes, internationally renowned...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa faculty members were honored at the fall faculty meeting earlier this semester for outstanding research and professional service. The Regents Excellence Award for Faculty is given annually by the Iowa Board of Regents to honor outstanding university faculty members. This year's recipients include: - Angeleita Floyd, professor of flute in the School of Music, has received critical praise and...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host events and activities for students, parents and family members of all ages during Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 19. To start the weekend, the International Dance Theatre and Orchesis Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russel Hall. Families can also view the night sky with the earth science department's computer...
Nov 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from University of Northern Iowa's American Chemical Society (ACS) will host their annual "Halloween House" from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall. This year, there will be three chemistry rooms running scheduled shows: Devil's Den, Witches' Lair and Pirates' Cove. There will also be a number of other locations with hands-on activities. To name a few, Mummies Yummies...

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