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Grad Report
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, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa is offering a new certificate in sustainability after final approval by the Iowa Board of Regents on April 24. Attaining the certificate will likely improve students' job opportunities, as a recent report suggests that two-thirds of companies now cite sustainability as a competitive necessity in the marketplace; employers also value job candidates with background knowledge in environment and...
May 8, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university: Daye Pope is a political communication major from Clear Lake. Pope has been actively involved in UNI Proud, the Feminist Action League, Panther Magazine, the Northern Iowan and Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG). Pope served as president of UNI Proud for two years and was part of...
May 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS—Mark and Jill Oman of Des Moines have committed $1.1 million to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation. The endowed fund will be used to support the UNI Annual Fund and two scholarships. The Omans have established the Don and Jo Fuerhoff Scholarship for students from Iowa or Nebraska who are majoring in teacher education or a program that leads to teacher certification. The Mark and Jill Oman Scholarship will benefit students who...
May 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will hold its 6th annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, on Wednesday, May 7, through Friday, May 9. At a time when many UNI students are moving out of residence halls and apartments, Panther Pick Up gives old stuff new life. Instead of throwing unwanted household items in the dumpster to end up in the landfill, usable items can be donated to...
May 5, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre recently gained accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). NAST is the national accrediting agency for theatre and theatre-related disciplines and is made up of approximately 177 schools of theatre. The granting of accredited membership is a sign that an institution has met an external set of basic criteria for its programs. It also...
May 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- K through 12 students can stay active and engaged throughout the summer thanks to UNI summer camps. A number of camps will be offered in a variety of areas, including music, literacy and outdoor recreation. Each camp features a unique interactive learning environment through which students can gain hands-on experience while working among students with similar interests. From exploring outdoor activities at the Outdoor...
May 1, 2014
HOMETOWN                        NAME/AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP AMES            Jessica Walker/ G. Erlene Hubley Memorial Writing Award BOONE            Hallie Cook/ Award of Excellence for Creative Nonfiction CEDAR FALLS            Monica Clark/ Award of Excellence for Poetry                                                   Claire Conrad/ Award of Excellence for Critical Essay Writing                                                   Breen Greer/...
Apr 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Due to the rising popularity of location-based technology such as smartphone apps and in-car GPS systems, opportunities in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are on the rise. Students can join this rapidly growing industry more easily, thanks to a new bridge program between the University of Northern Iowa and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The program gives Kirkwood students the opportunity to...
Apr 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year. The ceremony for students receiving graduate degrees will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9. The ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the Colleges of Education and Business Administration, and the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10. The ceremony for undergraduate...
Apr 28, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Healthiest State Initiative recognized the University of Northern Iowa's achievements in leading Iowa's charge in advancing well-being during the Healthy Iowa awards ceremony on April 16 in Des Moines. Top applicants demonstrated collaboration, high levels of engagement and implementation of policy change to support wellness across multiple platforms. During the past several years...

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