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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 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI faculty Carole Yates, program manager for the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and Jack Yates, professor of psychology, have completed work on the grant project "Rural Voices for Climate Action." Their work consisted of determining the best ways to talk with rural audiences about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations on carbon pollution for existing coal plants, which came out in June...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The award winning Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest is back. The initiative, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or individuals dreaming of starting a business to win up to $15,000. The contest starts with six industry-specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000. Each of those winners then has a chance to pitch...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Danielle Allen, a UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will visit the University of Northern Iowa Monday, Jan., 19, for two presentations. She will first hold a discussion on her book "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality" at 3 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education and then present a lecture titled "...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Good vibrations will abound as The Beach Boys perform at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12. Known for their distinct harmonies and California feel, The Beach Boys are giants of American music. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, named Rolling Stone Magazine's Band of the Year and have won numerous Grammy Awards. Audience members are invited to sit...
Jan 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Broadway musical "Sister Act" will be performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. "Sister Act" tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look - a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters...
Jan 8, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "DRAWN TOGETHER: Dialog Human 2015 by Priscilla Steele and Thomas C. Jackson" from Monday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 28. Artists Steele and Jackson will present a gallery talk at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Kamerick Art Building, which will be followed by an opening reception in the south lobby. In recent years, Steele and Jackson have collaborated on...
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...

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