Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police said that on Thursday just after 8 a.m., they received a report of a suspicious man near a school bus stop talking with the girl.
Update 2:09 p.m.: Waterloo Police have located a vehicle they were seeking after a man was reported talking to a young girl at a school bus stop this morning. The car, with Oklahoma license plates, was later seen near Lowell Elementary School in Waterloo, police said. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Couriers report the black Chevrolet Trailblazer was found parked behind a home, and officers have taken someone to the police station for an interview. Original story: A suspicious vehicle has been reported near a Waterloo elementary school after a man in a SUV reportedly approached a young girl waiting for the bus. Police said that on Thursday just after 8 a.m., they received a report of a suspicious man near a school bus stop talking with the girl. …
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Price Lab closed its doors last June. The school served as a teaching lab for college students and a K-12 school for about 350 kids who have been dispersed to local school districts.
The building that once housed Malcolm Price Laboratory School is set for demolition, possibly beginning this week. Windows have already been removed from the building and University of Northern Iowa spokesperson Stacey Christensen said most of the building will be razed. The Nielsson Field House and west wing will remain standing. The field house will be available for public rental, with some summer camps already scheduled there this year, Christensen said. That wing will remain in use by UNI's Child Development Center. Price Lab closed its doors last June. The school served as a teaching lab for college students and a K-12 school for about 350 kids who have been dispersed to local school districts. UNI officials cited budgetary reasons …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
While job prospects have improved in some professions since previous years, this spring’s Iowa college graduates with the best chances to land jobs will be those demonstrating professional experience they gained while in college from more than place.
This project was produced by Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org, a non-profit, online news Website dedicated to collaborating with Iowa news organizations to produce explanatory and investigative work. Here is a link to the original story, which includes interactive graphics and audio of interviews with Iowa students. By: Emily Drees, Sarah Hadley, Lauren Horsch, Taylor Grangaard, Melanie Mackey and Nora Heaton | April 27, 2013 A few weeks shy of graduating in May, Brandt Heitman is ready to take a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State University to a job at AllSteel in Muscatine, debt free. “Engineering is a tech field and everyone needs engineers,” a confident Heitman, 23, said about working at the office …
The UNI Adapted Sports Camp brings archery, track, tennis, rock climbing and other sports to young athletes with physical disabilities.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Iowa weighs in with the sixth highest student debt rates in the nation. Last year, graduates from Iowa’s three Board of Regents universities faced debts averaging $27,000. Their private-college counterparts averaged $30,000.
This project was produced by Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org, a non-profit, online news Website dedicated to collaborating with Iowa news organizations to produce explanatory and investigative work. Here is a link to the original story, which includes interactive graphics and audio of interviews with Iowa students graduating with debt. By Lauren Mills College diplomas are throwing more than three-fourths of Iowa graduates into debt. Students continue to graduate with debt that will follow them long after they leave the classroom despite growing numbers of state and federal programs aimed at improving their financial literacy and years of talk about curbing high student debt. Seniors at public and private colleges …
St. Patrick Catholic School's "Every Child is an Artist" Student Art Show 2013. Art on display from May 1-10 at the Cedar Falls Financial Center.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Congratulations, graduates. You've finally made it. Now here's the details to get to your ceremony. Here's key information about times, dates, locations, pictures, parking and more.
Follow Cedar Falls Patch on Twitter|Facebook|Free Morning Newsletter Graduation weekend is here. The ceremonies kick off on Friday and run through Sunday. Here's some key information compiled from the University of Northern Iowa website: For your convenience, the Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live at http://live.uni.edu Parking will be in the lots around the UNI-Dome, McLeod Center, and Wellness-Recreation Center (WRC), as well as the Latham Field, Hagemann Hall, Campbell Hall, and other lots on the East side of Hudson Road. For a UNI Parking Map, including special needs parking, please click here. The provider for eco-friendly commencement apparel is Herff-Jones. Students can purchase commencement apparel locally from …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Though 80 percent of students use texts to communicate only about half would receive emergency alerts from Regent Universities, according to an IowaWatch report.
In a world where nearly everyone has at least one cell phone, only about a third to half of Iowa's regent university students would receive emergency alerts via text, IowaWatch.org reports. Less than half the students at Iowa State University and University of Iowa would receive text alerts and about 60 percent of University of Northern Iowa students would, according to the IowaWatch report republished by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Read the full report at the IowaWatch website: Student Debt for Iowa’s New College Graduates Remains High. But both Iowa State and University of Iowa report reaching 94 percent of their students with some type of notification system, the report said. The UNI alert system reaches 96 percent of students, …
Can someone tell me what these arms on trees on the University of Northern Iowa campus are all about? Photographed April 30, 2013.