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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.
Apr 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Languages and Literatures presented 19 students with awards and scholarships at a recent recognition ceremony. For more information, contact Brooke Wonders, associate professor in UNI's Department of Languages and Literatures, at 319-273-2821 or brooke.wonders@uni.edu.  ### Department of Languages and Literatures award and scholarship recipients are listed below in alphabetical...
Apr 21, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa School of Music students Kate Meyer and Melody Kosobucki, graduate students in piano performance and pedagogy, have been awarded the 2014 Yamaha In Residence Fellowship from the College of Music Society (CMS) Fund. They are supervised by Theresa Chardos Camilli, assistant professor of music, who integrates service-learning as part of the piano performance and pedagogy master's degree. Their...
Apr 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will be hosting the Autism and Arts Education Symposium from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 24, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in Russell Hall on UNI's campus. The purpose of the symposium is to share ideas and learn more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. Three keynote speakers will be present, including Ryan Hourigan, director of the Ball State Prism Project;...
Apr 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education (COE) will host an Education Summit presenting ideas on exploring education reform. The summit will take place Thursday, April 30, through Friday, May 1, in the Schindler Education Center on the UNI campus. Recent research suggests that American schoolchildren are falling behind their international cohorts in academic skills at all education levels. Speakers and...
Apr 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art will present Congressman Rod Blum's "2015 Congressional Art Competition" of Iowa's 1st Congressional District, which will take place in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) from Tuesday, May 5, through Tuesday, May 12. An award ceremony and opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 5. Congressman Blum will address attendees at 7 p.m., where the grand...
Apr 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Biology recently purchased four synthetic cadavers, known as SynDavers. UNI is the first university in Iowa to have this technology in the classroom and plans to use the SynDavers in the teaching of anatomy and physiology courses. The university received a $150,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to purchase the Syndavers. Former biology students who are now...
Apr 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an above-average commitment to sustainability. UNI ranked No. 41 among the 353 schools included, receiving a "green"...
Apr 16, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will hold a U.S. Citizenship Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. At the event, 151 individuals from 53 countries will become American citizens. This is the largest group to ever participate in this event. Chief Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles will preside over the ceremony. A prepared video message from President Barack Obama will welcome the new citizens.  "It...
Apr 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – John J. Kamerick, the University of Northern Iowa's sixth president, died Monday, April 13, in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 95. President Kamerick served at UNI from 1970 through 1983. The Kamerick Art Building, built in 1985, was named in honor of him. During his time as president, Kamerick worked very hard to define an appropriate role for UNI. He faced expanding interest and enrollment in business courses at UNI. In...
Apr 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Pappajohn, Iowa's premier venture capitalist, has announced the launch of the 2015 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. New and start-up businesses (in business for less than four years and located in Iowa) are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000. This is the 10th annual competition sponsored by Pappajohn. The competition is designed to stimulate business development and...

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