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Grad Report
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 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has committed $250,000 per year for five years, to the University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) to fund loans for the start-up of Iowa businesses. Venture projects in northeast Iowa will be identified, investigated and recommended by JPEC to Equity Dynamics, a venture capital firm founded by John Pappajohn. Equity Dynamics will review the recommended projects...
Dec 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Toothfairycentral.com, a business started by a part-time University of Northern Iowa student, won one of three $5,000 awards presented Friday, Dec. 13, in Des Moines, at the Third Annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition. Toothfairycentral.com is owned by Glynis Worthington of Waterloo, who started the business, when she could not find the perfect tooth fairy items for her children. The Web site offers tooth...
Dec 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four members of the University of Northern Iowa's Greek community have been inducted into the National Order of Omega Greek honor society. Order of Omega recognizes fraternity and sorority members for outstanding dedication to the university and the Greek community, leadership and academic skills. Members must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The four inductees are Chelsea Lechwar , a liberal studies major from...
Dec 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Michael Minard , a senior real estate major from Elkader , has been named winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the Minneapolis-based Mid-Continent Chapter of the Society of Industrial & Office realtors (SIOR). The Mid-Continent Chapter is one of 39 SIOR chapters. The society currently has 2,000 member-designees who have passed a series of tests to achieve SIOR...
Dec 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's debate team recently were finalists at three fall tournaments. On Oct. 19-21, students attended the Emporia State University tournament. Sophomore Kelsey Harr from Windsor Heights , and freshman Rhiannon Vice from Aurora, placed first in the novice debate competition. On Oct. 25-26, students attended the Macalester College debate tournament. The duo of freshman...
Dec 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa faculty and students recently commemorated American Education Week Nov. 18-22 by participating in a variety of events at schools throughout the Cedar Valley. The UNI students participating as student readers were: UNI golf team member Lindsay Phillips, a junior from Cedar Falls ; Alpha Phi Sorority members Taylor Sullivan , a junior psychology major from Dubuque; and Jen Weber, a...
Dec 12, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA) has named three freshmen students as Dean's Scholars. Dean's Scholars for the 2002-2003 academic year are Dan McCurley from Ankeny, who is considering majors in Spanish education or TESOL; Melanie Ferjak, a music performance major from Forest City ; and Jolene Frantzen, a music composition and theory major from New Hampton...
Dec 12, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa dance team has qualified for the Universal Dance Association (UDA) College National Championship taking place Jan. 9-11, 2003, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The team received an automatic bid into the semi-final round and will compete in the Division I category against 24 of the top teams in the nation. Members of the UNI dance team are __ (NAME)__, a __ (...
Dec 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Some 650 of the more than 1,000 fall semester candidates for degrees will participate in commencement ceremonies at the University of Northern Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the UNI-Dome. The ceremony will include students graduating from Continuing Education and Special Programs; the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Business Administration and...
Dec 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently placed fifth at the Mid-American Forensic League Tournament, missing fourth place by just one point. The tournament took place Nov. 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Several UNI students received individual awards. Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, placed third in impromptu speaking and fourth in informative speaking...

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