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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.
Jun 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Joyce Milambiling, an assistant professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Northern Iowa, has received a second Fulbright grant, to teach and conduct research in Indonesia during 2004. Her first Fulbright came in 1994-95, and allowed her to conduct a similar project in Southeast Asia. For five months in Medan, Indonesia, Milambiling will help to train teachers who instruct students in foreign...
Jun 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Merchant Scholarship awards have been announced at the University of Northern Iowa, to be applied toward the recipients' graduate studies during the 2003-04 academic year. The scholarships are funded from the Merchant Trust, established in 1951 with the UNI Foundation, to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Receiving $2,000 awards are: Paul Olson, currently of Omaha, Neb., pursuing a Ph.D. in...
Jun 8, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Not only does Gina Burkart, University of Northern Iowa adjunct professor college reading and writing, not believe Harry Potter is evil incarnate, but she insists his adventures provide an excellent groundwork for explaining Christian principles to children. 'It's like a fairy tale,' she explained. 'It takes children to an imaginary world and allows them to work out their fears about bullies, what is good and bad,...
Jun 5, 2003
Kenneth Atkinson, assistant professor of history and religion at UNI, lived in Israel during the first intifada. He remembers well the violence, the anger, the frustration of the people. So he was pleased to hear Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tell the world that 'the occupation must end' and 'the settlements must go.' He was excited to hear Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas say, 'the armed intifada must end now.''This is a huge...
Jun 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A Jazz Combo Camp for students and educators will be hosted by the University of Northern Iowa School of Music June 22-27. Offered for the third year, the camp curriculum will include two daily combo rehearsals; instrumental master classes with group instruction by professional musicians; theory and improvisation, taught on three levels to meet the varying needs of students; and ear training and transcription,...
Jun 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern University High School (NUHS) Choir traveled to Carnegie Hall in New York in late May for a 21-minute performance in the famed concert venue. The choir was invited by Tim Peter of Luther College to participate in his conducting debut at Carnegie. Through an audition, the group also won a solo performance spot. The school raised nearly $100,000 so the 65-member choir could make the trip. NUHS choral...
Jun 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI and the UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) will present Shakespeare's romantic comedy 'Twelfth Night or What You Will,' Thursday-Saturday, June 12-14, in the open-air courtyard next to UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each day, and include a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Ben Powell, a graduate student from Virginia Beach, Va., is the director. Cast members are Katie Johnson...
Jun 4, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twelve high school students have been awarded scholarships to the University of Northern Iowa's College of Natural Sciences. The students competed in the Science, Math and Technology Symposium held last fall at UNI. (NAME) from (HIGH SCHOOL) received a four-year in-state tuition scholarship. (HE/SHE) is from (HOMETOWN). The competition tests and interviews students in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth...
Jun 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Rho Epsilon, the real estate club at the University of Northern Iowa, hosted a golf outing and networking event recently. About 70 real estate professionals from across the Midwest, and 30 UNI students attended. Surplus funds from the event will establish a $500 scholarship to be awarded during fall 2003. Officers of Rho Epsilon are: Joe Bryant, a senior finance major from Fort Dodge, president; Justin Leonard, a...
Jun 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration remains open for the inaugural session of Junior Band Camp, at the University of Northern Iowa, designed for middle school students with limited marching band experience. The event is sponsored by the UNI School of Music and facilitated by UNI's Conference & Event Services. Students will take master classes and have small group instruction, rehearsing in UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center....

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