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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.
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Charles Matheson, former UNI Professor of Music, will serve as Grand Marshal of the University of Northern Iowa's 2003 Homecoming parade, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Cedar Falls High School. After teaching at Gordon College from 1946 to 1955 Matheson joined the UNI faculty in 1955. He became a major figure at the UNI School of Music. He retired in 1982. 'Besides being a well respected emeritus...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 64,000 square-foot addition to the University of Northern Iowa's McCollum Science Hall will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Featured will be addresses by key administrators, including UNI President Robert Koob; and the building's namesake, former dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Clifford G. McCollum. Tours of the facility will follow. Under construction since Oct. 2001, the...
Oct 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternity will host a Big Band fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 18, at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Dance lessons will be given by Kathleen Kerr, UNI professor of physical education, from 7-8 p.m. Bill Shepherd's Big Band will perform from 8-11 p.m. Shepherd is an associate professor of music at UNI. Proceeds will support students selected for...
Oct 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at the University of Northern Iowa is collecting cell phones for recycling. The project is being undertaken on behalf of the Iowa Recycling Association and the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations. Michaela Rich, RRTTC program manager, said the first priority for the remanufactured phones will be use in domestic violence shelters. The collection will...
Oct 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced its fall 2003 student alumni ambassadors. Student alumni ambassadors include: __(NAME)__ of __(HOMETOWN)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION)__ majoring in __(MAJOR)__. Throughout the academic year, student alumni ambassadors meet with current students, prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and other university guests. The ambassadors are involved in many activities...
Oct 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Waterloo Neighborhoods Leadership Institute, a program sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) and Leadership Studies program has kicked off its fall 2003 session. The sessions are from 5-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings Sept. 30 through Dec. 2 at Room 409 in the KWWL building, 500 E. Fourth St., in downtown Waterloo. The institute includes the reading of 'Bridging...
Oct 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present 'Voices for Freedom: The Brazilian Slave Stories,' at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 8 to Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall Room 40. According to Angela Platner, assistant technical director of the Interpreters Theatre, the performance centers on narratives describing slave traffic between Africa and South America in the mid 1800s...
Sep 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced its Student Telecounseling Admissions Representatives (STARs) for the 2003 fall semester. __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__, a (classification) studying (major) at the University of Northern Iowa, is one of 14 students working as a STAR this fall semester. STARs are trained to call prospective and admitted UNI students to provide information, answer questions,...
Sep 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Physical Plant and Office of Facilities Planning will host a satellite telecast, 'Campus Sustainability,' from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union, on Thursday, Oct. 9. According to Pat Higby, energy educator at UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education said the most popular definition of sustainability can be traced to a 1987 United Nations...
Sep 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) will participate in 'Walk To School Day,' on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event is a city-wide effort designed to encourage regular physical activity among school-age children. Nadene Davidson, MPLS director, said, 'Today only one out of 10 trips to school are made by walking or bicycling. Twenty percent of school-age children are overweight. Studies...

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