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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 16, 2002
Earlier this week, Iowa made national news when the bodies of 11 illegal aliens were found in a railcar near Denison. Authorities surmise the individuals were trapped in the car as they tried to come into the country illegally. Mark Grey, UNI professor of anthropology and director of the New Iowans program, a highly successful effort designed to help Iowans work with immigrant populations, says it will become increasingly important for the...
Oct 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS -- A group of 21 elementary and middle-school science teachers from Chile will spend five weeks at the University of Northern Iowa as part of a major education reform effort in that country. The teachers will be on campus Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 22. During their stay, they will learn about teaching strategies that support active learning in science, as well as physical science lessons and life science lessons that use...
Oct 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Just Living: White Men Challenging Racism,' will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26, by the Interpreters Theatre, in room 40 of Lang Hall at the University of Northern Iowa.The play is based on the book 'White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-five Personal Stories' by Harry Brod, UNI professor of religion and director of the University Honors Program; Cooper Thompson, diversity educator in...
Oct 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a conference on ethics, 'Beyond Enron: A Crisis of Capitalism,' from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 in Lang Hall Auditorium. Donna Wood, who holds the university's first David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, said the conference will address what many perceive as an epidemic of shady business practices in corporate America. 'The crisis in capitalism -- think...
Oct 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nineteen students from the University of Northern Iowa Department of Communicative Disorders are recipients of awards or scholarships. Students will be recognized at a reception on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Ken Bleile, professor of communicative disorders and scholarship chair.Among the students receiving scholarships from the UNI Department of Communicative Disorders are ___(Name)___ of ___(...
Oct 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa adjunct English instructor Bill Koch will present 'Walt Whitman Live!!' at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium on UNI's campus. The show features Koch performing as Whitman, speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln, and experience with the civil war. He also has performed at the Hearst Center for the Arts, the...
Oct 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will observe AIDS Awareness Month with a display of the world-famous AIDS Memorial Quilt Tuesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 10 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion. Joan Thompson, health educator at UNI, said the eight 12-foot-by-12-foot sections of the quilt feature eight individual panels, each displaying the name of a person who died from an AIDS-...
Oct 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 17th annual international meeting of the Conference on Medievalism will be Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct.19 at the University of Northern Iowa. Hosting the conference are Richard Utz, professor, and Jesse Swan, associate professor, both in the Department of English Language and Literature. The event is for scholars in all fields concerned with post-modernism, the study of the Middle Ages and their scholarly...
Oct 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa's International Dance Theatre (IDT) recently elected officers. Elected officers include: Holly Karlen of Polk City, president; Judith Slaikeu of La Porte City, vice president; Jill McGinnis of Urbandale, secretary; Alicia Johnson of Nevada, treasurer; and Shawn Cannon and Joplyn VanHouten of Council Bluffs, NISG liaisons. The group is open without audition to students, faculty,...
Oct 13, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Global Health Corps will host its International Health Symposium Monday, Oct. 21. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the featured speaker, will address attendees at 12:15 p.m. in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Past director of the International Food Policy Research Institute and recipient of the 2001 World Food Prize, Pinstrup-Andersen will discuss 'World Hunger and Malnutrition.' The...

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