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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.
Feb 24, 2003
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa)As the current pop princess Britney Spears undulates her way through one video after another, baring her impossibly flat tummy and twisting her narrow thighs, adolescent girls nationwide are trying to emulate that look. And it's not just her clothes or dance style they want to copy, but her body image as well. According to Diane Depken, assistant professor in the School of...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A spoof of Grant Wood's famous 'American Gothic,' the second in a series by Cedar Falls artist John Heidersbach, is being used on posters, flyers and brochures to promote the University of Northern Iowa's third annual Arts in April, a monthlong celebration of arts and culture. Heidersbach, who holds a master's degree from UNI, created the piece that features a woman in a purple UNI apron holding a decorative mask, and man...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– High school jazz players from jazz bands throughout the state participated in the annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two-day event, held in conjunction with the UNI jazz program's 'Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz' concerts, featured high school bands that competed in class divisions. Award recipients in Class 4A were: Urbandale, first; Iowa City High...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a Job and Internship Fair Tuesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Maucker Union Expansion. The fair will feature over 50 organizations representing business, human services and government sectors across the U.S. These organizations are seeking individuals from all academic fields for permanent employment or internships. Several employers will select students to interview...
Feb 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa debate team recently attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Debate Tournament and the Augustana College Debate Tournament.At the Jan. 6-8 UM-KC Tournament, the duo of Kelsey Harr, a sophomore from Windsor Heights, and Brent Nichols, a freshman from Marshalltown, placed first in the novice debate division. Donnell Minton, a freshman from Kansas City, Mo. was the first place speaker...
Feb 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Earth Science will host a seminar on 'Bacteria at Iowa's Beaches,' at 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, in UNI's Latham Hall, Room 125. Janice Boekhoff, research geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will discuss bacteria beach monitoring at Iowa's 35 state-owned beaches, including results from an intensive watershed investigation conducted in 2002 at George Wyth State Park Beach in...
Feb 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently were finalists at the Bob Smith Invitational Speech Tournament held last month at Wartburg College, and at the Mid-American Forensic League Swing Tournament at Illinois State and Bradley Universities.At the Wartburg Competition, the team placed third overall. Individually, Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, placed fourth in dramatic duo...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Human Nature, a touring theatre company based in northwest California, will present a three-person comedy review on the University of Northern Iowa campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27. 'What's Funny About Climate Change?' will be performed in Schindler Education Center, Room 246. It is free and open to the public. The performance is sponsored by Student Pugwash UNI, the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy, the UNI...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The next session of 'Women on Fridays,' a discussion series offered by the University of Northern Iowa Women's Studies program, will be at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in Baker 161. The focus will be on strategies for teaching and learning about gender in the Women's Studies classroom.The program will continue, meeting the fourth Friday of each month. Topics and dates are: Friday, March 28, 'What Can I do with a Degree in Women'...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Arts Council has given the University of Northern Iowa a $3,700 grant for the Arts in April Festival, a daylong event Saturday, March 29, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The festival is a prelude to UNI's monthlong Arts in April celebration of arts and culture.The festival, designed to be 'free, fun and family-friendly,' will open at 10:30 a.m. and run into the evening. It will feature...

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