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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 26, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Francesca Soans, associate professor, communication studies, and Robert Neymeyer, historian, Grout Museum, received the 2014 Loren Horton Community History Award from the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) for the documentary "Sons of Jacob Synagogue." The award was presented at the annual Awards for Excellence in History ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the State Capitol. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim...
Jun 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project will host an animal camp from Monday, June 16,through Friday, June 20. The animal camp serves multiple purposes for both the University of Northern Iowa and the organization. School counselors select the campers, many of whom are labeled "at risk." The camp uses animal therapy and education to help relate to the children. Linda Nebbe, UNI associate professor and UNI graduate student...
Jun 19, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion and alternative communication supports will be at the University of Northern Iowa for the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute on Inclusion & Communication for All Monday and Tuesday, June 23 and 24. The event will take place in Russell Hall and will focus on inclusive schools; employment; and daily living and communication and support for people with...
Jun 13, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The deadline for entering the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended to June 20. New and start-up businesses (in business for less than four years) are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000 and can submit business information via a secure online program called Gust. A link to Gust is available at www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com. This year, a total of $50,000 will be...
Jun 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Finalists have been selected for the Midwest International Piano Competition, which is being hosted at the University of Northern Iowa. A concert to showcase the finalists is scheduled for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Pianists from around the globe have been competing this week at the inaugural event. According to John Vallentine, executive director of the competition, "The...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Public Art Incubator was asked to create the 2014 Special Olympics Torch. Production is underway, and the torch will be finished during the first week of June, just in time for the Special Olympics National Games. The 2014 Special Olympics National Games will be held in Newark, N.J. from Saturday, June 14, through Saturday, June 21. Almost 3,500 athletes will complete in 16 team and...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa is offering a course sequence beginning fall 2014 leading to the Driver Education Endorsement. The program allows teachers to earn the endorsement by completing nine units of credit over two semesters. Course topics include accident prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, vehicle safety and behind-the-wheel driving. The endorsement program is offered via Adobe Connect, an interactive desktop video...
Jun 2, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its state-approved online Education of the Gifted Endorsement program that begins fall 2014. Designed for classroom teachers and graduate students holding a current Iowa teaching certificate or approved equivalent, this program addresses all national standards for preparing teachers of the gifted. Courses in this program can be completed in two semesters and are...
May 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in School Library Studies program that begins in fall 2014. This program prepares students to become teacher librarians who use their acquired knowledge of children and young people, books and information technologies, curriculum and the power of collaboration to enhance the learning experiences of students in their schools. "Leading inquiry...
May 27, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City earlier this month to attend the Dream Big Grow Here statewide pitch-off event and to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in Iowa. The winner of this year's grand prize of $10,000 was Deborah VanderGaast with Tipton Adaptive Daycare in Tipton. Second place went to Hoovers Hatchery in Rudd; third place went to The Outside Scoop in Indianola; and the people's...

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