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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.
Dec 9, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Rascal Flatts, the Country Music Association's (CMA) Group of the Year, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the UNI-Dome. Opening for the group is Chris Cagle. Rascal Flatts, a country trio, was nominated for last year's CMA Group of the Year Award, and received the CMA Horizon Award. The group's first CD, 'Prayin' for Daylight,' went platinum and spawned four top-10 hits including 'I'm Moving On.'...
Dec 9, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre is presenting 'The Streets are Burning: The '68 Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial,' Dec. 10-13. 'The Streets are Burning,' is the story of the 1968 citywide riots that occurred when the Chicago Police met student Vietnam War protesters. Eight men were arrested and charged with planning and inciting the demonstrations. The production revisits the trial of such...
Dec 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Foundation has raised $18 million in private support needed to build the McLeod Center. The100,000-square-foot sports and entertainment facility will be located south of the UNI-Dome on the UNI campus. 'This is a major fundraising milestone,' explained Bill Calhoun, UNI vice president for university advancement. 'This gives us the funds we need to build the basic facility. Fundraising...
Dec 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) recently elected senators through Fall 2003 special elections. (Student's name), a (Classification/Major) from(Hometown) was elected a fall 2003 NISG senator from -- (Residence). Note: to obtain a list of the elected senators, please contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 319-273-2761.
Dec 7, 2003
SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to finals week Dec. 15-19, and semester break, the weekly Monday edition of 'News Briefs' will be on hiatus. The next issue will appear Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. As always, if you need a source for a specific story you are pursuing, please call our office at (319) 273-2761. Metric system to pass another anniversary-- still largely ignoredDec. 23 will mark another anniversary for the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 that called...
Dec 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's mascot, Tommy Cat (T.C.), recently received a paid bid to the Universal Dance Association National Collegiate Spirit Competition, Jan. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. This is the second time the UNI mascot has qualified for the annual competition. It will be the first appearance for this year's T.C., performed by UNI junior, Brant Haywood from Eldora. He is ranked fourth in the nation among...
Dec 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association), will present 'The Best of Broadway,' at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. 'The Best of Broadway,' an evening of song and dance, is a revue of Broadway show tunes. The performance will include songs from 'Cabaret,' 'Cats,' 'Oklahoma,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Chicago,' 'Hair Spray,' 'Annie,' 'Rent,' 'The...
Dec 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Prairie Celebration,' the original watercolor commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the UNI Botanical Preserves Founders ceremony and celebration is available for purchase. According to Billie Hemmer-Callahan, horticulturist with the UNI Biology Botanical Center and Preserves, artist Megan Thorne, a UNI graduate from Traer, 'has perfectly captured the poetic beauty of the UNI prairie in all its...
Dec 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'U.S. Policy in Colombia' will be the subject of a 7 p.m. lecture Monday, Dec. 8, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108, at the University of Northern Iowa. The presentation, by Lisa Haugaard, executive director of the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), is free and open to the public. Haugaard has been with the LAWG since 1993, and became its executive director in June 2002. With the LAWG she has worked on...
Dec 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present 'The Streets are Burning: The '68 Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial,' Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 10 - 13, in Lang Hall, Room 40. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 'The Streets are Burning,' is the story of the 1968 citywide riots that occurred when the Chicago Police met student protesters of the Vietnam War with violence. Eight men were arrested...

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