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Participants at ethics workshop

Ethics education reaches across UNI campus thanks to David W. Wilson support

The University of Northern Iowa recently held an inaugural ethics workshop for faculty. Co-hosted by Robert Earle and John Preston, this three-day event offered engaging lectures, valuable ethics lessons and collaborative discussions aimed at enriching ethics education across campus.
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What are the highest-paying sales jobs for recent graduates?

If you’re a strong communicator and want to enter a professional field where there’s high earning potential, consider pursuing sales. There’s a lot of variety when you work in sales, and you’ll have the opportunity to utilize your creativity on the job.
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Frequent donor Gary Roling steps up to name UNI’s JPEC Incubator Suite

Gary Roling has navigated a diverse career path, deeply influenced by his education at the Wilson College of Business. His journey inspired him to give back to UNI for 41 consecutive years, culminating in a significant contribution to the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.
Tour of the Foundry 4.0 Center

UNI centers kick off summer with Industry 4.0 and Foundry 4.0 workshops for businesses and foundry owners

UNI's Metal Casting Center, Foundry 4.0 Center and the Center for Business Growth & Innovation will provide four virtual, multi-session workshop series.
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UNI awards full-ride scholarship to Cedar Rapids student who shines as leader, mentor

Landyn Mitvalsky, a senior at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, has been named the 2024 Noel Scholar and will attend the Wilson College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa on a full-ride scholarship. The Noel Scholar program, now in its third year, covers all expenses, thanks to a donation from Rick and Lisa Noel.
Bryce Hasselman and Derek R. Koppes holding Capstone Awards

UNI graduates among top scorers of CPA exam in Iowa

The Iowa Society of CPAs has honored two recent UNI graduates who achieved among the highest scores for the CPA exam in Iowa.
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Funding What's Next

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, the pursuit of innovation stands as a fundamental driver of growth and success. As organizations strive to maintain a competitive edge and respond to evolving market demands, the ability to finance innovation becomes a pivotal factor in their strategies.
Owners of Grid Lounge, Zach Everman, Reese Reimer and Patrick Luensmann

JPEC connection leads to new sim racing business venture

Zach Everman transformed a basement hobby into Grid Lounge, Cedar Falls' sim racing destination, with the support of the University of Northern Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). Leveraging JPEC's resources and guidance, Everman navigated the entrepreneurial journey to create a unique space for racing enthusiasts and beyond.
Jenna Meyer

Jenna Meyer awarded inaugural David W. Wilson Scholars Endowed Fund Scholarship, securing full-ride to UNI

The University of Northern Iowa proudly announces Jenna Meyer as the inaugural recipient of the David W. Wilson Scholars Endowed Fund Scholarship.
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Chinese international student Yanting Wang is making the most of her UNI experience

Yanting Wang, a transfer student from China's Shanghai Dianji University, is actively making the most of her time. She credits the welcoming culture and sense of community at UNI for helping her adapt and thrive, especially through the support of professor Alicja Boruta-Sadkowski.