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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.
Feb 5, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Black Student Union will hold numerous events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Some highlights include: - Step Afrika is a professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It is one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the United States and will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. - The Tunnel of...
Feb 4, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Theatre Thursday is a gathering of UNI theatre students, faculty, staff, Friends of Theatre UNI members, alumni and local theatre practitioners/enthusiasts after the opening night performance of Theatre UNI productions. The next event will be held following the 7:30 p.m. performance of "Avenue Q" on Thursday, Feb. 26. A reception of recognition, celebration, release and engagement will be held. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will...
Feb 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The seventh annual Darwin Week will be held on the University of Northern Iowa campus Monday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 12. The annual event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers. All activities are held in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. Each day will feature a different theme, including science, skepticism, diversity and...
Feb 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) has been named one of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Arts Centers. The GBPAC was ranked No. 10 on the list, which was created by College Degree Search, an online service that provides degree information, college planning help, job search assistance and student finance information. The authors cited the GBPAC's state-of-the-art amenities, flexible...
Feb 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Kevin Hansen, author of the bestselling "Secret Regrets" book series and founder of the Secret Regrets website, will visit the University of Northern Iowa to present "Secret Regrets: You're Not Alone" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Attendees will have the option to anonymously share their regrets, as well as hear secret regrets from others who attend. In Hansen's first book, "Secret Regrets: What if...
Feb 3, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer five noncredit courses this spring. "Film Appreciation: A Brief Study of Stanley Kubrick" will be lead by David O'Shields, instructor of communication studies, from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at the Windcove, Western Home Communities. Participants will spend four weeks being introduced to Stanley Kubrick, followed by screenings and discussion of...
Feb 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Museum will partner with the UNI geography department to host "Canada's Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving," Feb. 5 through early April 2015. This exhibit is a traveling photographic exhibition developed by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. This exhibit offers a perspective on Canada's vibrant North, its thriving Native cultures and the balance of...
Feb 2, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program had 36 students attend the Alliance Management Institute Jan. 4 through 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The students won five awards for their research presentations. Award winners are as follows: 1st Place Graduate Research: Students’ Perception of Fundraising through Personal Solicitation presented by Somtochukwu "Stanley" Ebede, Cedar Falls; Jon Klein,...
Jan 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the fourth annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). The conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Participants will spend the day networking and meeting with new colleagues...
Jan 29, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Dream Big Grow Here business grant program deadline has been extended until Feb. 13. The initiative, a program of the UNI Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or startups to earn up to $15,000 in grants. The contest starts with six industry specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000.  Each of those winners then get the chance to pitch at the statewide EntreFEST...

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