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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 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Quick Books Pro -- Advanced,' a software training course, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC).The course will run three Mondays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 9, and continuing Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. The instructor will be Judy Schindel, certified Quick Books trainer. Participants will learn software specifics, such as setting...
Jan 25, 2004
There just isn't much that Clare Struck hasn't seen. A guidance counselor for three decades, 23 of them at the University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Struck has seen fads and trends come and go. What she's seeing now, though, is a bit more frightening: 'Children are growing up a lot faster than they ever did,' Struck says. 'Particularly girls.'She says younger girls tend to model their clothing choices and actions after...
Jan 25, 2004
Iowa has the highest radon levels in the United States. Jody Stone, associate professor of teaching at the University of Northern Iowa's Price Laboratory School, said radon is a radioactive gas that is difficult to detect because it can't be seen, smelled or tasted. 'Prolonged exposure to radon can cause lung cancer and radon is believed to be the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers,' said Stone. Students in earth science and...
Jan 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Five Iowa teachers have been selected by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) to attend the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Teacher Workshop, Feb. 18-22, in Huntsville, Ala. At the workshop the teachers will learn about the work conducted at MSFC and about NASA and the resources it has available for educators. The teachers are Stephanie Francis of Cedar Falls, K-12 science consultant at AEA 267; Nadine Weirather of...
Jan 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a lecture about Russian Orthodox church music at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in UNI's Communication Arts Center, Room 108. The lecture, by Professor Viktoria Cherva of Herzen University, in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be accompanied by excerpts from recordings of Russian church music. Cherva teaches Russian culture, specializing in Russian music. The lecture will be followed by a...
Jan 20, 2004
Iowa caucus -- is being first still important?Iowans take a high degree of pride in officially launching the presidential race through their first-in-the-nation caucuses. They can have a lot of influence on that race, according to Maureen Berner, director of state and local government programs in the political science department at the University of Northern Iowa. She said a recent simulcast between public radio stations in Iowa, New Hampshire...
Jan 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2004 session of Kindergym, a creative movement program sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa's Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute. Kindergym is designed for children ages two to five years old and their parents. It focuses on the exploration and development of motor skills. The program will be held Saturday mornings, Jan. 31 through March 6. Kindergym is divided into two age...
Jan 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI graduate Eric Potratz showed researchers nationwide that model trains are not just for play. Potratz, a May 2003 computer science graduate from Janesville, won the 'Best Student Paper' award at the International ACM SIGAda 2003 Conference, held in San Diego last month. His paper, titled 'A Practical Comparison of Java to Ada in Implementing a Real-Time Embedded System,' was based on his experience in his real-time...
Jan 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The history department at the University of Northern Iowa will offer a three-week study tour of Greece from June 7-June 28. Tour leaders are Gregory Bruess, UNI associate professor of history and Isabela Varela, UNI career information specialist and certified Greek tour guide. They have more than 20 years of experience in teaching and leading tours in Greece. The tour, titled 'Greece and Its Heritages,' is an experiential...
Jan 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, for its upcoming production of Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The hour-long presentation is free and open to the public. Director Sandra Walden, UNI instructor in music, along with theatre faculty members Mark Parrott, scenic designer; Eric Lange, lighting designer; and Amy S. RohrBerg, costume designer,...

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