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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.
May 8, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Women's Rugby Club won the Collegiate Division II national tournament in Blaine, Minn., May 4, defeating the University of Minnesota 41-5, to claim their second national title in as many years. Carrie Van Sickel, a UNI senior from Cedar Rapids, was named the game's most valuable player by USA Rugby. 'This is probably one of the best games we have ever played,' said UNI Coach Steve Murra. 'Eight of our...
May 7, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Northern Iowa will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during an 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday, May 11, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. They will each receive their bachelor's degrees in one of UNI's five undergraduate ceremonies later that day. Black Hawk County Attorney Tom Ferguson will be the...
May 7, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is hosting a jazz combo camp June 23-28 for students and educators. Faculty members include UNI music faculty, members of Alto Maiz salsa band and freelance musicians from New York and Texas. The focus of the camp is improvisation and combo performance. Attendees also will write jazz solos from recordings. The registration fee is $325, which includes meals and a room. The commuter fee...
May 7, 2002
According to the latest U.S. Census, the number of Iowans age 85 or older increased by 19 percent between 1990 and 2000. In fact, there are now more than 30 million older Americans. As that number rises, so will the need for programming, policies and health care to serve that population.The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has given UNI permission to begin offering a major in gerontology with the fall 2002 semester. Howard Barnes, head of the...
May 6, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Thomas G. Schellhardt will join the University of Northern Iowa administration as vice president for administration and finance, beginning June 17. He will oversee athletics, business and financial services, facilities planning, the physical plant, and public safety. Schellhardt holds a B.S. in business administration from Southern Illinois University, and an M.S. in Education Administration from Purdue...
May 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will hold a total of six commencement ceremonies between Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, all in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Graduate students will receive their degrees during a 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, May 10, while undergraduates will receive their degrees during one of five ceremonies Saturday, May 11. Commencement was moved due to roof repairs at the UNI-Dome, the...
May 2, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern University High School (NUHS) Concert Band of the University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School will perform at the 75th annual Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA) Conference at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Fort Des Moines. In addition, the Concert Band will perform at a pre- IBA conference concert on Monday, May 6 from 8 to 8:45 p.m. in the Butzier Auditorium...
Apr 30, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Steve Carignan, director of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC), is this year's recipient of KBBG-FM radio's 'Friend of the Year' award. Carignan was chosen in recognition of the GBPAC's efforts to increase African-American participation in cultural events. He will receive the award during the station's 25th annual banquet Saturday, May 11, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo...
Apr 30, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Mariah J. Schweitzer, a ROTC cadet at the University of Northern Iowa, will participate in an international summer exchange program with officer cadets from the United Kingdom and France. Schweitzer, from Muscatine, is one of 20 cadets chosen nationally to participate in the exchange. During five weeks in Cambridge, England, Schweitzer will undergo leadership and tactical training conducted by the British army...
Apr 30, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC Cadet Kathy (Dykstra) McKay attended the 25th Annual George C. Marshall awards at the Virginia Military Institute April 16-19. The top cadet from each of the 260 schools offering ROTC across the nation was selected to attend the conference. The conference included speeches from President Bush; Army Chief of Staff, General Shinseki; and Commanding General John Abrams. In addition...

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