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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.
Sep 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Bliss Browne, founder and president of Imagine Chicago, will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Lang Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Browne's address, 'Renewing Systems from Within: Harnessing Imagination for Public Good,' will open UNI's 2002-2003 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Since 1992, Imagine Chicago has engaged many communities in Chicago and across the world in understanding, imagining...
Sep 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Dissent and Patriotism' is the focus of a discussion by Peg Mullen, author of 'Unfriendly Fire.' The event will be Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The discussion is sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program and is open to the public, free of charge.Mullen, a native of the Cedar Valley, wrote 'Unfriendly Fire' after her son's death by...
Sep 26, 2002
A new book co-authored by UNI Professor of Social Work Katherine van Wormer encourages the controversial harm-reduction focus when it comes to teens and substance abuse. 'That means encouraging moderate as opposed to binge drinking, for instance. Behavior that is forbidden becomes an attraction to many teens. I think adolescents should learn to drink from moderate drinkers rather than drunken peers.'In 'Addiction Treatment: A Strengths...
Sep 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa � Administrators, public safety officials and students at the University of Northern Iowa have devised a plan they hope will lead to a safe, enjoyable homecoming. UNI's homecoming activities run Monday, Sept. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 5. Renee Romano, vice president for educational and student services at UNI, said the size and tenor of last year's celebration in the College Hill neighborhood that borders the...
Sep 26, 2002
One of the largest debate tournaments in the nation, the 2002 Ulrich Season Opener Debate Tournament, will take place Saturday through Monday, Sept. 28-30, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Hosted by the UNI Forensic Program, the tournament is expected to draw more than 70 teams from 40 different colleges and universities. Leah White, UNI director of forensics, said teams are entered from as far away as Pittsburgh; Denton, Texas; and...
Sep 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will begin its 2002-2003 season with 'The Laramie Project,' on Thursday, Oct. 10, for a two-week run in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Directed by Cynthia Goatley, UNI professor of theatre, and written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, 'The Laramie Project' is a compilation of more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyo., exploring...
Sep 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has formed a partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana to increase the number of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who will serve underrepresented and urban youths. Project Affirm, which was created by Nancy Martino of Xavier, is funded by a renewable $186,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Through the project, graduates of Xavier, a historically black college,...
Sep 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Patricia Sitlington, professor of special education, has been named the recipient of the Philip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Sitlington will use the award's $18,000 stipend to establish a scholarship for those planning to teach students with disabilities at the secondary level. Sitlington is a nationally recognized scholar in special education for secondary school and...
Sep 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music will host its 21st annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. This yearᄅネs event, 'Rhythm and Smooth,' will be presented in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Performers for the evening include guest artists SONSAX, a Costa Rican saxophone and percussion band. Also featured will be the Northern Iowa Symphony...
Sep 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Figured Ceramics,' an invitational exhibition of figurative ceramic art will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 25. Internationally renowned artist, Arthur Gonzalez, one of eight featured artists for the show, will give a lecture about his work at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Kamerick Art Building Art Auditorium, Room 111. Support for...

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