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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.
May 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art presented its annual juried student art exhibition awards. More than 380 pieces were submitted. Juror Susan Messer, professor of drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, chose 104 for awards. More than $4,500 was handed out in merit and purchase awards. Merit awards are cash prizes awarded for excellence, and students retain the artwork....
May 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jeffrey W. Cornett has been named dean of the University of Northern Iowa's (UNI) College of Education, pending official notification of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The appointment is effective July 1. Cornett is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Research, Technology and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to his current position, Cornett was...
May 19, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) will offer 'Quick Books Pro,' a software training course, at the center, 212 E. Fourth St., in Waterloo. The course will run four consecutive Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 9, and will be taught by Judy Schindel, certified Quick Books trainer. The first of the sessions is for those new to the software or needing a refresher course. There...
May 18, 2003
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton on Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22. The following are docket items pertaining to UNI, and the individuals who can best address those issues.Architects' presentation of schematic design for west-campus expansionWilliam Calhoun, vice president for University Advancement, (319) 273-6078University calendar holidays for 2005Phil Patton,...
May 18, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education recently hosted its bi-annual Teacher Education Convocation, inducting more than 300 students into the College of Education. Kathy Oakland, an instructor in the Department of Teaching, said the ceremony is the official induction of students into that field of study. Only those students who have met a rigorous set of requirements are inducted. 'One of the...
May 15, 2003
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education will co-sponsor the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon spring race taking place Saturday, May 17, at the Iowa International Raceway in Marshalltown. The first heat begins at 11 a.m., and the second at 1 p.m.The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the...
May 13, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music Spotlight Series held its annual Performance Competition Finals in April. Three students were selected as top performers. Nathan Dishman, a senior music education major, received the $1,500 Charles and Marleta Matheson award. He performed 'First Movement Sonata for Trombone' by Eric Ewazen. Dishman is the son of Rod and Linda Dishman from Charles City. Florin...
May 13, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new display at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education details alternate energy sources and explains reliable ways to conserve energy and save money in the process. Featured are hands-on displays, written works, placards, a1930s windmill and several solar panels. Carole Yates, who coordinated the project, said increasing energy efficiency is a matter of changing mindsets. '...
May 12, 2003
The University of Northern Iowa Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), in partnership with several other agencies and organizations, will sponsor the seventh annual Iowa Children's Water Festival on Thursday, May 15, at Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. The event helps fifth-graders from across the state understand the role water plays in their daily lives. Featured will be interactive classroom presentations,...
May 11, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two University of Northern Iowa students in the electronic media division of the Department of Communication Studies recently won six stateside awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Des Moines. Brian Jansen, a senior from Davenport received second place in the News Photography (student) category for dramatic storm footage titled 'Chasing Iowa Thunderstorms.' His work was originally broadcast in April...

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