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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.
Jan 27, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, at 8106 Jennings Dr., to highlight its new solar array. The open house will include tours of the solar array, details about federal and state incentives and information for installing your own solar system. Members of the Cedar Prairie Sierra Club and the individuals and companies...
Jan 20, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Educational Psychology and Foundation's Development team, the College of Education (COE) Diversity Committee and the Women's and Gender Studies Program will host a film screening of the movie "I Am Eleven" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the College Square Theatre. Tickets for the movie are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. The 94-minute film is appropriate for middle school and upper elementary school...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa's Reaching for Higher Ground series will continue in the spring semester with a film and discussion series. The film "Rise of the Drones" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). A discussion of the film will follow. "Rise of the Drones" will explore the secret world of drones and how they are used today. Drone engineers and those who fly them for...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tim Wise, acclaimed anti-racist essayist, educator and author, will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Wise is the author of six books and has contributed essays to more than 25 additional books. He is internationally renowned for his knowledge on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and race...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a branch of the New York Public Library, will visit the University of Northern Iowa to present a lecture on "Blacks and Society in Urban America." He will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Muhammad will lecture on his book, "The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America," which...
Jan 15, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host "Elect Her-Campus Women Win" from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. Campus Women Win is a national program to encourage and train college women to run for student government and political office. UNI is one of 50 institutions nationwide chosen to host the event and is the first and only school in Iowa to be selected. The program...
Jan 14, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will welcome Heather Hackman, who has taught and trained on social justice issues since 1992, as the guest speaker for the seventh annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity hosted by UNI's Diversity Council. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Commons Ballroom. A Diversity Fair will take place prior to the town hall meeting from 1:30 to 2 p.m. UNI faculty, staff and...
Jan 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Science Education faculty have received a three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program to fund their Integrating Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) project. The professional development program helps teachers integrate crosscutting concepts into the development and implementation of standards-based science...
Jan 13, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI faculty Carole Yates, program manager for the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and Jack Yates, professor of psychology, have completed work on the grant project "Rural Voices for Climate Action." Their work consisted of determining the best ways to talk with rural audiences about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations on carbon pollution for existing coal plants, which came out in June...
Jan 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The award winning Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest is back. The initiative, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or individuals dreaming of starting a business to win up to $15,000. The contest starts with six industry-specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000. Each of those winners then has a chance to pitch...

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