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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.
Jul 15, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of Iowa elementary school teachers at the University of Northern Iowa is learning about science and math curriculum materials that focus on the inquiry teaching approach. __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__ is one of 13 teachers participating in 'Workshop: Life and Earth Science for Elementary Teachers,' that runs through Friday, July 18. Teachers are participating in the use of FOSS and GEMS curriculum materials...
Jul 15, 2003
Children of NATO personnel at UNI for international camping experienceThe University of Northern Iowa's Camp Adventureï¾™ Youth Services program will host the International Youth Camp, a two-week opportunity for 250 children of NATO personnel beginning Wednesday, July 16. This is the first year in the camp's 32-year history that it has taken place in the United States, and the first time it will take place at a non-military site. The program is...
Jul 13, 2003
Making sense out of weather forecastsEach day Americans are inundated with local, regional and national weather forecasts. Meteorologists pepper us with an array of facts -- 'a cold front is moving in, the barometric pressure is falling, the dew point is 63 degrees, the heat index is 110.' All this data is meant to better inform us, but do we really understand what it means? UNI associate professor of earth science, and meteorologist, Alan...
Jul 10, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Mary Byggere, clinical lab technologist at the University of Northern Iowa Student Heath Clinic, has received COLA's Laboratory Excellence Award. The award is given to laboratories that demonstrate exemplary patient testing. This is the second time Byggere has received the award. She has been with the Student Health Clinic for 27 years. To receive the award, COLA laboratories have to complete an on-site inspection...
Jul 10, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Natural Sciences recently hosted its 31st annual Chemistry Spring Banquet, recognizing new officers of the American Chemical Society and presenting a series of scholarships and awards. New ACS officers are Tim Schramm of Dyersville, president; Jeanie Tsamis of Cedar Rapids, vice president; Leah Goepferd of Iowa City, secretary; and Carolyn Carter of Wilton, treasurer....
Jul 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John W. Johnson, University of Northern Iowa professor of history, participated last month in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's APï¾® Examinations in United States History. This is the 13th year Johnson has been selected to serve as a reader. Around 1.7 million examinations in 19 disciplines were evaluated by more than 6,000 readers from high schools and universities in the United States and...
Jul 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa senior Julie Schutte presented her Teacher Work Sample research project to the annual Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Peoria, Ill. The project was done in collaboration with educators at the Freeburg Center for Early Childhood Education in Waterloo. Schutte is an elementary teacher education major from Fairbank, Iowa.
Jul 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sixteen students at the University of Northern Iowa have spent the last two months welcoming entering freshmen, transfer students, and their parents, to UNI's summer orientation. The students on this year's summer orientation staff were selected based on personality, involvement in campus activities and organizations, academic achievement, knowledge of the university, and sensitivity to the concerns of the new students...
Jul 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sturgis Youth Theatre will present its fourth-annual all-youth summer theatre production, L. Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz,' by Anne Coulter Martens, at the Oster Regent Theatre, July 17 ï¾– 19, at 7 p.m. Director Gretta Berghammer, Sturgis Youth Theatre artistic director and UNI professor of theatre, chose 'The Wizard of Oz' in celebration of the story's 100th anniversary. Under the supervision of...
Jul 6, 2003
Home mortgage costs remain low, but buyers should bewareAs mortgage rates remain low, many homeowners and first-time buyers are considering selling or refinancing. But Arthur Cox, director of the Real Estate Education Program at the University of Northern Iowa, says buyers and borrowers should be aware of the settlement costs involved, which can drive up effective borrowing costs. All lenders are not required to disclose costs such as yield-...

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