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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.
Aug 7, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Matthew Kroeger has been named the associate vice president of enrollment management at the University of Northern Iowa. His official state date was Thursday, July 31. Kroeger earned a M.Ed. with Distinction in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree in business from UNI. In his most recent position, he served as director of recruitment and admissions at Idaho State University. Prior...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will again host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. The exhibit will be open to fairgoers from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Varied Industries Building. The exhibit will offer interactive multimedia stations, complete with three 55-inch touch screen monitors. The monitors will allow visitors, alumni and prospective students to explore the many...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's 28th annual Roadside Vegetation Management Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11 and 12, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. The conference is organized by the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program at the University of Northern Iowa and the Association for Integrated Roadside Management (AFIRM). It attracts county roadside managers, engineers, weed management experts and prairie...
Aug 6, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Iceland, professor of sociology and demography at Penn State University, will present a lecture on his book "Poverty in America: A Handbook" at the University of Northern Iowa. A book discussion is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Both events are in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). "The event is also in collaboration with the Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing...
Jul 29, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A team of University of Northern Iowa faculty members has received a $250,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue experimental research on thin-film materials. The principal investigator for the project is Andrew Stollenwerk, with Rui He, both assistant professors in physics and Tim Kidd, associate professor in physics, as co-investigators. The materials to be investigated have a structure consisting...
Jul 21, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service has approved funding for the University of Northern Iowa's sixth year of running the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Green Iowa AmeriCorps, based at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, offers comprehensive energy services to underserved populations in communities across Iowa. This September the program will train and place 30 service members in six Iowa communities:...
Jul 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI is accepting entries for one of its oldest traditions, the Homecoming Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20. This year's Homecoming theme is "Students By Day, Panthers By Night." The parade is a great way to bring together the Cedar Valley community as well as UNI alumni to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. Alumni Relations will provide golf carts and various decorating supplies to student...
Jul 17, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Suzuki School invites parents and beginning music students to learn more about the Suzuki School program this August. Orientation for parents and pre-instrument sessions for students ages 3 through 7 for viola or violin will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 11 though 28, in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. Pre-registration is required. These sessions are required for young students who are considering joining...
Jul 15, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Michael Licari has been named interim executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa. He assumed his new responsibilities on July 1. Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York in Binghamton, N.Y. He has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus, including a year as chair of the Faculty Senate, department head of political science, and most recently...
Jul 9, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The city of Cedar Falls, home of the University of Northern Iowa, was ranked No. 22 on the list of "50 Great Affordable College Towns" according to Great Value Colleges. It's also the only city in the state of Iowa to be on the list. The Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau says, "residents of Cedar Falls have a strong sense of pride in their community. Cedar Falls boasts a competitive school system, a collaborating relationship with...

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