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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 15, 2002
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council presented the University of Northern Iowa a safety award for outstanding achievement in accident prevention. The presentation took place during the council's recent conference in Davenport. The national incident rate for universities and educational institutions is 2.9 per year; UNI's is 2.52. The incident rate is the number of occupational injuries/illnesses or lost workdays per 100 full-time employees....
May 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Students in the University of Northern Iowa Science Education Program gave a special presentation on evolution to several classes of biology students at East High School in Waterloo in April. The 12 UNI presenters discussed biological diversity and scientific ideas about relationships between organisms. After the presentation, the UNI students answered questions and spoke with East High students about how to...
May 14, 2002
More than 120 veteran Camp Adventure counselors from universities and colleges across the country will be at UNI Friday through Monday, May 17-20, for intensive training. Headquartered at UNI, Camp Adventure trains college students to provide recreation programs to military dependent youths around the world. The directors are usually college upperclassmen and have had at least one year of Camp Adventure counseling experience. About 750 college...
May 14, 2002
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa released the following statement today after its meeting at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. 'Due to budget reductions at the University of Northern Iowa, significant changes will occur on the UNI campus, including at Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS). MPLS will remain open as a K-12 school for the 2002-2003 school year. Negotiations are underway regarding future 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...

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