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September 3, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS -- University of Northern Iowa Women?s Rugby Club members Libby Caplan of Cedar Falls and Katrina Cox of Harlan were selected first team All-Americans by USA Rugby for the 2001-2002 season. They are members of the Division II national champion team. Players are selected based on their season performance by a committee of rugby coaches and administrators.

There are more than 300 women's collegiate teams and approximately 7,000 players nationwide. The top 29 were selected to be on the first team.

Steve Murra has been the UNI women's rugby coach since the team's formation in 1994. Under his tenure, the women's teams have compiled a 229-17 record.

September 2, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jennifer Read Hawthorne, co-author of 'Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul,' will be the keynote speaker during the University of Northern Iowa's Diversity Week celebration.

Her address, 'Chicken Soup for the Soul of America,' will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the Maucker Union Expansion. There is no charge to attend.

Also the co-author of 'Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul,' 'A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul,' and 'Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul,' her books have sold more than 10 million copies. In 1997, 'USA Today' noted that 'Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul,' was one of only three books to appear on its top-50 bestseller list every week of that year. The same article named her and co-author Marci Shimoff the top female authors of the year.



Diversity Week, a celebration of differing cultures, runs Sunday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 13, at UNI.

Read Hawthorne's appearance is sponsored by the UNI Speakers Committee.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's second annual Day of Peace will be Monday, Sept. 9.

A Peace Fair, with various related organizations showcasing their efforts and recruiting students, takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Expansion.

At 2 p.m., two members of the Lakota Nation, Albert White Hat Sr., and Ione Quigley, will present 'A Native American's Perspective on World Peace.' The Taste the World reception, featuring free refreshments and appetizers native to countries across the globe, will follow the presentation. Both events are in the Expansion.

Jennifer Read Hawthorne, co-author of 'Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul,' will offer 'Chicken Soup for the Soul of America,' at 7:30 p.m. in the Expansion. A candlelighting ceremony at the Maucker Union fountain will follow.

Day of Peace is sponsored by UN'I in Peace, the UNI Speakers Committee, Northern Iowa Student Government, and the Center for Multicultural Education.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) in partnership with Ketels Contract Training will offer two hands-on computer software training courses this fall.

'Microsoft Excel' will run three consecutive Thursdays between Sept. 12 and 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The modules will cover beginning, intermediate and advanced skills, respectively. Participants may register for individual modules, or for all three at a discounted rate. The course instructor will be Chris Case.

'Microsoft Access' training will be offered on consecutive Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to noon, between Oct. 15 and 29. The first module will cover beginning skills. The second module will address intermediate and advanced topics over two class periods. Participants may register for individual modules, or for both at a discounted rate. This class also will be taught by Chris Case.

All classes will be held at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St, in downtown Waterloo. Class sizes are limited to 14. Fees vary. For more information contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123 or visit www.unirbc.org.

August 29, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has planned a series of events to mark the one-year anniversary of terrorists' attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

At 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, co-author of the popular Chicken Soup book series, will present an address, 'Chicken Soup for the Soul of America,' in the Maucker Union Expansion.

Students and professors will share personal experiences during 'Teaching Through Crisis: How Instructors and Students Addressed 9/11 in the Classroom,' at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The event will be in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Union, and will be co-facilitated by Gayle Pohl, associate professor; and Victoria DeFrancisco, professor, both in the Department of Communication Studies.

A university-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. at the Campanile. At 3:30 p.m. an international student panel will begin in the Union's Hemisphere Lounge.

The Sept. 11 Remembrance Concert, with performances by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Metropolitan Chorale, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (319) 273-SHOW.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Parkersburg Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, is launching a specialized business development program for Parkersburg area residents. The Rural Business Accelerator Program (RBAP) is a new entrepreneur-training model designed to provide residents in the Parkersburg areas easier access to business training resources available through UNI.

RBAP consists of three business training courses, two delivered onsite and the third delivered online.

The first course, Smart Start, is free and is being offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Parkersburg City Hall, 505 Coates St. Smart Start is a two-hour program that briefly covers business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues.

Fast Trac is a 10-week entrepreneur-training program that provides participants the tools to start or grow a business. Fast Trac will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Nov. 26 at the Parkersburg Civic Center, 502 Third St. Regular cost for the program is $199, but it is being offered in the Parkersburg area for $49.

A highlight of RBAP is a new Web-based component that will be launched in November. This program will offer self-directed curriculums, direct research and marketing assistance from UNI RBC Web-counselors, plus interactive chat that will allow local entrepreneurs to network over the Internet. The Web-based component is designed to help RBAP participants sustain their business ventures during the critical start-up/expansion phase.

For more information contact Juli Grill, Parkersburg Economic Development at (319) 346-1023; Mike Hahn at the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123; or visit http://www.unirbc.org.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Members of the University of Northern Iowa Spirit Squad recently attended the Universal Cheer and Dance Association (UCA/UDA) College Spirit Camp and Competition in Milwaukee, and received awards for program improvement and overall preparation.

The Spirit Squad is made up of the UNI cheer squad, dance team and mascots. The UCA/UDA camp is the largest college camp of its kind in the world and hosts more than 1,500 cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from the United States and Puerto Rico.

The cheer squad was awarded third place in the sideline competition and received UCA's first-ever Game Day Award for innovative game-day agendas.

The dancers were awarded the Program Improvement trophy and a Superior Rating trophy for overall performance.

The mascots were awarded fourth place for overall performance. This is the first time UNI mascots have received this award.

The UNI Spirit Squads are advised by Ryan McKernan. The UNI Dance Team is coached by Jori Wade-Booth. For more information, visit www.unipanthers.com/spirit.

Members of the dance team are Lauren Baker of Norwalk, Ashley Brumbaugh of Mt. Pleasant, Kristi Carlberg of Stratford, Stacey Conaway and Kelsie Dawson of Webster City, Lindsey Cutsforth of Waterloo, Holly Davis and Stephanie Guiter of Knoxville, Lindsay Fawcett of Huxley, Franny Horton of Sioux City, Molly McCarthy of Cascade, Jen Lorenz of Cedar Rapids, Mychele Sealine of Dexter, Jennifer Stephens of Marion.

Cheer squad members are Ashley Atherton, Linzie Sawyer and Erin Gavin of Cedar Falls;Courtney Chapman of West Des Moines; Angie Cline of Sioux City; Natalie Ehrecke of Bettendorf; Carly Farnsworth of Waukee; Andrew Fitzpatrick of Boone; Zach French and Joel Shugart of Cedar Rapids; Sarah Hall of Swisher; Matt Hartman of Waverly; Scott Hoelscher of Williams; Ryan Muhlenbruch of Dows; Jamie Pearsall of Davenport; Leslie Pierce of Oregon, Ill.; Philip Pierce of Gary, Ind.; Amanda Rios of Marion; Sam Shafer of Williamsburg; and Ryan Takatsuka and Jackie Whittier of Fort Dodge.

Mascots are Matt Stockdale of Aplington, and Brant Haywood of Eldora.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Diversity Week will begin Sunday, Sept. 8, with the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Dance at 5:30 p.m. on the Maucker Union plaza. Dancers and professors from around the world will perform and share stories.

Diversity Week promotes cross-cultural awareness and appreciation, said Guy Sims, associate director of UNI's Maucker Union.

The celebration continues Monday, Sept. 9, with a cultural festival from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Maucker Union plaza, featuring the Waterhouse Reggae Band, ethnic foods and cultural information. At 7:30 p.m., Jennifer Read Hawthorne, author of 'Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul,' will present an address, 'Chicken Soup for the Soul of America,' in the Maucker Union Expansion. Her appearance is sponsored by the UNI Speakers Committee.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, a multicultural student panel will address diversity issues at 3:30 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Union. A reception will follow at the Ethnic Minority and Cultural and Educational Center (EMCEC).

Students and professors will share personal experiences during 'Teaching Through Crisis: How Instructors and Students Addressed 9/11 in the Classroom,' Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon. The event will be in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Union, and will be co-facilitated by Gayle Pohl, associate professor; and Victoria DeFrancisco, professor, both in the Department of Communication.

A university-wide moment of silence will be at 3 p.m. at the Campanile. At 3:30 p.m. an international student panel will begin in the Union's Hemisphere Lounge. The Sept. 11 Remembrance Concert, with performances by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Metropolitan Chorale, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (319) 273-SHOW.

Thursday's events begin at noon, with BARNGA, a game that tests intercultural sensitivity, in the Union's Expansion lobby. Also at noon, Milissa Wright, a lieutenant with UNI's Department of Public Safety, will discuss her travels to New York to help NYPD officers deal with the trauma of 9/11. She will make her address in the Hemisphere Lounge of the Union.

At 3:30 p.m. there will be a panel featuring members of the student Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Association in the Hemisphere Lounge. Preacher Moss will present 'End of Racism,' a comedy and lecture performance, at 8 p.m. in the Union's Expansion; and DJ Scratch Academy will cover the art of beat-making at 9 p.m., also in the Expansion.

A wrap-up brunch will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the EMCEC.



For more information, contact Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683.

August 28, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- James Moog, a 53-year-old Evansdale man, collapsed and died near the UNI-Dome Thursday at approximately 7 p.m. CPR was administered by a paramedic crew on duty in the Dome for a football game. Moog was pronounced dead on arrival at Sartori Memorial Hospital at 7:30 p.m.

No cause of death has been determined; an autopsy will likely take place Friday, Aug. 30.

Moog was a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor for churches in Evansdale and Jesup.

August 27, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Career Center at the University of Northern Iowa and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley will host a volunteer fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4 in UNI's Maucker Union Expansion.

The annual volunteer fair is for students who have volunteer experience and for students who would like to begin volunteering.

At least 40 agencies will be on campus to recruit volunteers. For more information on the volunteer fair and for a list of agencies who have attended past fairs, visit www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/volunteerfairs/fall.htm

August 26, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa will present a Remembrance Concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Great Hall. Pre-show events begin at 5 p.m. in the lobby, and are free and open to the public.

Featured will be a military honor guard, reading the names of those who died during the 9/11 terror attacks, an oral history videotape provided by the Grout Museum, and the showing of an HBO 9/11 video. Counseling services will be available free of charge at the GBPAC beginning at 5 p.m. and are provided by Cedar Valley Hospice, Allen Hospital counselors, Allen Hospital pastoral care, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center Inc., Dan Gates' independent practice, and Associates for Behavioral Health Inc.

At 6:15 p.m. in Davis Hall, American Red Cross volunteers who worked in New York City, Washington, D.C., or Pennsylvania, will host a question-and-answer session.

The Remembrance Concert will consist of tributes through music, visual imagery and oral presentations. Featured performers will be the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Metropolitan Chorale and guest soloists. Selections include Copeland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' Mozart's 'Ave verum corpus,' and a piece written by Iowa composer David Gompper, 'Requiem.'

The concert will be broadcast live on KHKE Public Radio, 89.5 FM.

Sponsors for the Remembrance Concert include BankIowa; Bertch Cabinets; Community National Bank; Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn; KWWL; Holiday Inn; John Deere Waterloo Operations, including the Waterloo Works Engine Works and John Deere Health; Pioneer Graphics; and the 'Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.'

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the local American Red Cross.Tickets are still available and can be purchased through the Gallagher-Bluedorn box office. Ticket prices are $10, $15 and $20. For more information, or to order tickets call (319) 273-SHOW (7469) or (877) 549-SHOW (7469), or visit www.uni.edu/gbpac or http://tickets.uni.edu.

August 22, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Effects of Domestic Violence On Children,' a free workshop, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Room 102 of the University of Northern Iowa's Sabin Hall.

Keynote speakers are Susan Schechter and Lundy Bancroft. Schechter is a clinical professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, and the author of several books about domestic violence. She also has directed and founded several clinical and advocacy programs, and is a member of the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.

Lundy is a counselor in Massachusetts who has worked with more than 2,000 batterers. He serves as a court-appointed custody evaluator and expert witness in cases involving allegations of domestic violence or child abuse; and trains judges, probation officers and other court personnel.

Workshop sessions will cover legal/law enforcement response to domestic violence, healthcare providers' screening and referral, faith community/social workers' identification of family violence, tools for school personnel, and a primer on community costs of ineffective intervention.

Al Hays, director of UNI's graduate program in public policy, says participants will learn about the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse; and develop solutions for addressing the issues of domestic violence and child welfare in the community.

The workshop is sponsored by the Community Partnership for the Protection of Children, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Black Hawk County Department of Human Services, UNI graduate program in public policy, and Cedar Valley's Promise.

Registration deadline is Sept. 6. To register, contact UNI Conferences and Visitor Services, (319) 273-6899. Attendance is limited to the first 250 registrants. Continuing education credit is available.

August 21, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual Welcome Week, Sat., Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 30. This first week of school is packed with activities designed to welcome new and returning students to UNI.

The 'New Student Bash,' an annual welcome for freshmen and transfer students, will be presented by the UNI Alumni Association, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, on the Lawther Hall lawn. Sponsored in part by the UNI Alumni Ambassadors, University Book and Supply, Papa John's Pizza and Pepsi, the bash will feature Playfair, a performance group that blends audience-participation comedy routines, games and team building exercises. In addition to free food and games, door prizes will be given away. Mix 96 will provide musical entertainment and special guests from UNI's athletics program will assist.

Convocation, formally honoring the opening of the academic year and all the stages of the learning process, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This year's speaker is UNI alumnus Carl Boyd. Boyd received his B.A. in criminology and sociology from UNI in 1987, and his J.D. from Drake University in 1991. He is an attorney with Starks & Boyd, P.C., in Chicago.

Other events taking place across campus throughout the week include a rooftop barbecue, performances by a hypnotist, a block party, a battle of the bands, a beach bash, an international student reception, sessions on creating a safe campus and a drive-in movie.

For a complete list of events visit www.uni.edu/maucker.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Craig Bennett, owner of the American Rooster Caf� in Elgin is just one of the success stories to emerge from the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center's (RBC) new Rural Business Assistance Program.

According Michael Hahn, RBC program manager, the new program is an entrepreneur service model that provides rural entrepreneurs easier access to the business training resources available through the RBC. Curriculums are delivered on site in each of five communities, and an online business network helps participants work through the critical start-up/expansion phase. The program serves Buchanan and Fayette counties, and the communities of New Hampton, Parkersburg and Postville.

'The goal is to increase the number and quality of entrepreneurs in rural Iowa,' Hahn explained.

Bennett relocated from San Francisco to his hometown of Elgin to operate a local caf�. With the help of the RBC, he greatly broadened his business knowledge and, said Hahn, 'gained the confidence to operate his own business. Today, the American Rooster Caf� is one of the most popular eating establishments in northeast Iowa.'

The program is made up of three business training courses: Smart Start, for those considering a new venture; Fast Trac, for new entrepreneurs or those operating existing business; and Virtual Entrepreneur Network, for entrepreneurs ready for the next level of business. Smart Start is free; the other two courses are $49 each.

To register, contact Buchanan County Economic Development, (319) 334-7497; or the UNI Regional Business Center, (319) 236-8123, www.unirbc.org.

August 18, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI men's basketball coach Greg McDermott and UNI women's basketball coach Tony DiCecco will address the Waterloo Jaycees at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Starlite Village, 214 Washington St., in Waterloo.

McDermott is entering his second year at UNI. DiCecco, in his eighth year, has the most wins of any UNI women's basketball coach.

Both coaches will discuss the direction of their basketball programs, and the progress of the proposed McLeodUSA Center. The public may attend at no charge.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three hands-on computer software trainings will be offered this fall by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo.

The offerings will begin with 'Quick Books Pro' on Sept. 10. Quick Books will run four consecutive Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, between Sept.10 and Oct. 1. The first session will be an optional, introductory session for those new to the software or needing a refresher. Judy Schindel, certified Quick Books trainer, will teach the class.

Training for 'Microsoft Excel' will run three consecutive Thursdays between Sept. 12 and 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The modules will cover beginning, intermediate and advanced skills, respectively. Participants may register for individual modules, or for all three at a discounted rate. The course instructor will be Chris Case.

'Microsoft Access' training will be offered on consecutive Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon, between Oct. 15 and 29. The first module will cover beginning skills. The second module will address intermediate and advanced topics over two class periods. Participants may register for individual modules, or for both at a discounted rate. This class also will be taught by Chris Case.

All classes will be held at the RBC office. Class sizes are limited to 14. Fees vary. For more information contact the UNI RBC receptionist at (319) 236-8123 or log-on to www.unirbc.org.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ? Thirteen incoming University of Northern Iowa freshmen are recipients of theatre activity scholarships from the Department of Theatre.

__(Name)__ of __(Address/Hometown)__ received a __(amount)__ scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year.

To compete for these scholarships students must be majoring in theatre and be in the upper one-third of their graduating class, or have a 3.0 or above cumulative high school GPA.

Note: To obtain a complete list of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-2761.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ? Fifteen incoming University of Northern Iowa freshmen are recipients of scholarships from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

__(Name)__ of __(Address/Hometown)__ received a __(half /full)__ tuition scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year, valued at __(amount)__.

To compete for these scholarships, open only to Iowa residents, students must be in the top 15 percent of their high school class, have an ACT score of 27 or higher and two letters of recommendation from teachers.

Note: To obtain a complete list of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-2761.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Artists of St. Petersburg: The Russian State Pedagogical University' will be exhibited in the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 20.

The exhibition reception will be held in the auditorium of the Kamerick Art Building (Room 111), Tuesday, Sept. 17, following an 8 p.m. lecture by Russian State Pedagogical University Professors Gennady Khoroshaylov and Ksenia Pochtennaya.

This exhibition features over 140 works of art from the faculty and students of the Russian State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The works will be mounted in one room of the gallery, as well as the first and second floor display cases of the Kamerick Art Building.

The UNI Office of International Programs is co-sponsoring the exhibition and the lectures, along with the UNI Gallery of Art, 'creating a cultural exchange that is highly beneficial not only to the students at UNI but to the whole Cedar Valley community,' according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the gallery.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

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Some 100 first-year minority students are getting a 'jump start' in making a smooth transition from high school to UNI to increase their potential for success and graduation. The UNI Jump Start Program begins today (Monday, Aug. 19), and is a five-day orientation designed to acquaint the students with campus life.

The program has tripled in size since its inception in 1998 and past participants credit the program for their academic successes.

For specific times, locations and events, and to talk with the program directors-- Juanita Wright, assistant director of admissions, and Kathy Peters, director of the Center for Academic Achievement-- contact Deb Gray, secretary in the admissions office, at (319) 273-2281, or Vicki Grimes in University Marketing & Public Relations.

August 15, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's associate provost, Susan Koch, recently participated in the 60th National Leadership Forum for Women Leaders in Washington D.C. The forum brought together emerging and established leaders in educational institutions to discuss critical issues and challenges facing the higher education community.

Koch's selection to the forum was based on her strong record of administrative accomplishment, and her potential to serve at the highest levels of leadership in higher education. Koch joined the UNI faculty in health education in1983 where she co-founded the UNI Global Health Corps, an award-winning public health service organization. She has been an academic administrator since 1997.

August 14, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 55 transfer students who will begin their studies this fall on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___($ amount\scholarship name)___ scholarship.

Transfer achievement scholarships are based on a combination of rank in class and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,000, and are renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA or above, providing the student is still working on a first bachelor's degree.

The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is available to students who are members of this honorary society at the community college from which they are transferring. A GPA of 3.5 or above is required and recipients must demonstrate leadership and involvement in their campus or community.

The Transfer Multicultural Achievement and Talent Scholarship is awarded to incoming ethnic minority transfer students based on a formula using GPA and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,000, and are renewable for a second year with a 2.75 GPA or above.

The Theatre Activity Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students. They must be theatre arts majors to apply and in the upper one-third of their graduating class or have a 3.0 or above high school GPA.

The $2,000 Clyde & Grace Sanborn Scholarship is presented to deserving students transferring to UNI from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. They must be enrolled fulltime, in good academic standing, possess leadership and citizenship qualities and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA.

Note: To obtain a complete listing of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-2761.

August 11, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - 'Residue of Silence,' an exhibition of recent work by three Minnesota artists, will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 20. Featured will be works by Joyce Lyon, Howard Oransky, and Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal. The artists will lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Kamerick Art Building Room 111, followed by an opening reception.

'Residue of Silence' connects three different yet related points of view in a multidisciplinary investigation of memory and the Holocaust, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the UNI Gallery of Art. 'Joyce Lyon's work involves both images, made as large-scale oil stick-on-paper drawings, and text in framed panels. Howard Oransky layers fragments of images and text on canvas and transparent fabric. Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal's mixed media sound installation, 'SH'MA (Listen and Understand)' is audio-recorded survivors' memories that emanate from sculptural chairs, in juxtaposition with found objects and wall text. The three artists have collaborated in such a way as to create a seamless sharing of exhibition space.'

The exhibition will next travel to Cabrillo College in California.

The exhibition, lectures, and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Since last year's inaugural season, ticket sales at the University of Northern Iowa?s Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center have increased by 43 percent -- a rarity in the business.

'A significant increase like this is unprecedented in the performing arts,' said Steve Carignan, director of the GBPAC. 'Through an aggressive marketing campaign, community support and staff sacrifices, the Gallagher-Bluedorn has established itself as a cultural catalyst for the Cedar Valley.'

It comes at just the right time. 'We knew we had to increase our revenue from off-campus sources in the face of the state's ongoing budget crisis and cuts to the university,' said James Lubker, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He explained that the GBPAC was facing a potential $200,000 deficit due to the state budget crisis, which affected funding at the university. 'The center's staff was committed to breaking even despite the falling economy. We often worked 60- to 70-hour weeks.'

Carignan said the increase in revenue is attributed to both ticket sales and the doubling of sponsorships and donations. More than 25 business in the Cedar Valley sponsored performances, defraying the cost to the GBPAC. 'It's exciting for the community,' said Carignan. 'Our research shows that patrons attending 'Artist Series' shows at the center generated more than $2.5 million for the Cedar Valley economy over a period of nine months, in restaurants, shopping and hotels.'

Although the 2001-2002 season was clearly a success, Carignan is cautious about the future. 'Ticket sales, so far, are strong for next season. But we don't yet have a cash reserve to deal with future adversity. That's the next step.'

For more information about GBPAC sponsorship, tickets or shows, call (319) 273-SHOW, or visit the Web site, http://www.uni.edu/gbpac.



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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, a Postville native, has been named head ofUNI's Department of Military Science. He succeeds Lt. Col. Michael DePuglio, and assumed duties Aug. 1.

Stavnes holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Iowa, and an M.S. in general administration from Central Michigan University.

He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Previously stationed in Hohenfels, Germany, Stavnes has served the U.S. Army worldwide, including tours of duty in Bosnia, Macedonia and Washington, D.C.

August 8, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ? More than 30 Civil War reenactors will set up a living history camp at the University of Northern Iowa Museum Saturday, Aug.17, as part of the Cedar Falls Sesquicentennial celebration. The reenactors will represent the men of Company K, 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

The camp and activities, speakers, and military drills will take place on the lawn of the University Museum and in the museum building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Formal activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with morning formation and roll call. Company inspections will be held on the hour throughout the day, and speakers and demonstrations will take place under the tent on the grounds. The museum is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Hudson Road, with access from 31st Street and Hudson Road.

The reenactors will authentically represent Civil War soldiers following the second battle of Jackson, Miss., on July 12, 1863, according to Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator for the museum. The men of the 3rd Iowa, after suffering nearly 50 percent casualties, camped near Vicksburg, Miss., to recuperate and await return of the wounded from the hospitals. The recreated camp will show how the men lived in the field during the conflict.

Thuesen said the reenactors, all dressed in authentic clothing, will discuss with the audience a soldier?s duties, home life, and historical events pertinent to this time period. Local historians and history 'buffs' will share information about the local involvement in the war.

Period games, including baseball with the reenactors, will be available. Several crafts will provide hands-on experience for visitors of all ages. There will be demonstrations by members of the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild and the Keepsake Quilters. Visitors will be able to write letters to the soldiers, to distribute during mail call.

UNI lecturer and author Ken Lyftogt will discuss the research for his first book on Cedar Falls in the Civil War, released several years ago, at 11:30 a.m., and his current Civil War research at 2:30 p.m. Jons Olsson, local reenactor and member of the Waterloo Civil War Roundtable, will appear at 12:30 p.m. as a colonel of the 37th Iowa Infantry, known as the Graybeards. There will be an information table staffed by members of the Waterloo Civil War Roundtable.

Boy Scout Troop 73 will provide concessions. Authentic hardtack, issued to the reenactors with their rations, will be available to the public through the gift shop sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. Other Civil War memorabilia will also be available in the gift shop, including Lyftogt's book 'From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls and the Civil War.'

Horse-drawn trolley rides will be available to visitors.

The University Museum has received a grant award of $725 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of this project called 'Living History of the Civil War.'

Admission for the Living History of the Civil War event is $2 for adults, and $1 for youths 12 and younger. For more information, call (319) 273-2188.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has hired Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck, a Des Moines architectural firm, to design the McLeodUSA Center/ Human Performance Center (HPC).

In 2001, this nationally known firm received the American Institute of Architect?s 2001 Architecture Firm Award, the institute?s highest honor for design practice. Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck also designed UNI's Rod Library fourth-floor addition, completed in 1995; and Residence on the Hill, completed in 1994. They will partner with Crawford Architects of Kansas City for this latest UNI project.

The McLeodUSA Center will be the new home for Panther basketball, volleyball and wrestling, with seating for about 6,000. The estimated construction cost is $18 million, to be raised through private funds. A site will be announced this fall.

The HPC is a collaboration between the university and the local medical community. It will include space for instructional and outreach programs for the UNI School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Service. It also will provide facilities for programs in athletic training, offer enhanced medical services in the areas of orthopedic rehabilitation and sports injuries, and provide additional weight training space for student athletes.

The construction cost of the $7 million building will be partially funded by a $1.8 million federal appropriation through the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration. 'Congressman Jim Nussle and Senator Tom Harkin were instrumental in securing this funding,' explained Bill Calhoun, vice president for University Advancement.

The rest of the building's costs will be covered through private fundraising by the university and support from the medical community. In March, the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation of Grinnell pledged $250,000 to the project.

Both facilities are part of the university's 'Students First' campaign. Before groundbreaking on the project can occur, however, the university must secure at least $25 million in pledges and gifts. Calhoun said the UNI Foundation hopes to meet the goal by spring 2003. To date, $19 million has been secured: $15 million for the McLeodUSA Center, and $4 million for the HPC.

Calhoun also said the 'Students First' campaign is nearing its $75 million goal for scholarships, academic program support and facilities.

The leadership gift phase of the campaign's local drive is nearly complete. The national kickoff will take place this fall.

August 6, 2002 - 7:00pm

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From Thursday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 18, UNI will exhibit its new booth and display at the state fair in Des Moines, in the Varied Industries Building. Featured will be photos and profiles of university alumni, all living in Iowa and contributing to the state's growth.

Other highlights:

Saturday, Aug. 10, Athletic Director Rick Hartzell will show a steer for the Davis County Cattleman's Association during the Governor's Charity Steer Show, Pioneer Pavilion, 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12, Rick Klein, research technician with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), will demonstrate the IWRC's laser touch spray gun in the Homemaker's Theatre, 4 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, Kirk Henderson, manager of the UNI Native Roadside Vegetation Center, will discuss prairie wildflower gardens in the Homemaker's Theatre, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15, Patricia Higby, instructor in the Department of Physics, will present 'Energy Jeopardy,' in the Homemaker's Theatre, 9 to 9:30 a.m.

August 5, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Donna J. Wood, a leading scholar in business and society, has been named the first holder of the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa. She will begin her tenure this month.

Wood was a professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is future president of the Society for Business Ethics, past president of the social issues in management division of the Academy of Management, and founder and past president of the International Association for Business and Society. Wood, who holds a doctorate from Vanderbilt University, has served as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, the Science Research Center in Berlin, and the University of Michigan.

This is the university's first-ever joint endowed chair, bringing together the colleges of Business Administration and Humanities and Fine Arts.

The chair was established through a $1 million gift from university alumnus and Laguna, Calif., resident David W. Wilson, president and owner of one of the largest privately owned automotive groups in the country. Wilson graduated from UNI in 1970 with a B.A. in philosophy.

Farzad Moussavi, interim dean of the College of Business Administration, said with the addition of Wood, UNI's College of Business Administration is now home to one of the largest and, arguably, most prominent contingents of scholars in the field of business ethics. 'We look forward to significant contributions from this team to a field that, judging from recent lapses, is in desperate need of a fresh, hard look,' he said.

July 31, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, recently inducted new members..

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To qualify for membership, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and must rank in the upper 35 percent of their college class. UNI's Psi Chi chapter is one of approximately 990 chapters nationwide.

New officers for the 2002-2003 school year were inducted as well. They are Katie Buelow, Dubuque; Ryan Tapscott, Des Moines; Jessica Boche, Muscatine; and Angie Zern, Conrad. They will be responsible for organizing activities of both Psi Chi and the broader student organization, the Psychology Club.

July 30, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of 'research scientists-in-the-making' will present the results of their summer research projects on biology, chemistry, physics and earth science at the Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Summer Undergraduate Research Meeting that begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Some 40-50 UNI students in UNI summer undergraduate research programs in the natural sciences, including six Merck/AAAS scholars, will participate in the meeting in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. They will display posters describing their work and be available to discuss their research

Clifton Chancey, head of the UNI physics department will open the meeting with a presentation titled 'How Is a Neuron Like an Elephant?' Student posters will be exhibited from noon to 1:30 p.m.

'For students, summer research is an experience that coalesces what they have learned in individual courses into a coherent picture,' said Carl Thurman, associate professor of biology, who is directing the Merck/AAAS program. 'And faculty have an opportunity to work with some of the brightest students on campus.'

UNI is one of 15 U.S. colleges and universities that received an award from Merck/AAAS. The program, which aims to promote interdisciplinary research experiences among undergraduates, is funded by the Merck Company Foundation, a private charitable foundation established by pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co., and administered by the AAAS, the world's largest federation of scientific and engineering societies.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently launched the 'American Journal of Undergraduate Research,' a refereed journal of the pure and applied sciences. It will be published quarterly.

According to Cliff Chancey, head of UNI's Department of Physics, and the journal's editor, undergraduate science students are increasingly involved in scientific research.

'Our university places a premium on undergraduate field experience,' explained Chancey. 'Twenty or 30 years ago, undergraduate students weren't as often included in research. During the past decade, we've found that faculty members around the world are mentoring more and more undergraduate researchers and including them as authors on their research articles in standard literature.'

According to Chancey, the journal has four purposes: 1) Help undergraduate researchers become better scientists by helping them become better writers and expositors of science; 2) Provide a forum that is broader than a single discipline; 3) Encourage submissions from undergraduates engaged in scientific or technical research wherever they may be in the world; and 4) Offer a review process that provides an assessment of research beyond that provided on individual college campuses.

College faculty across the United States and from several countries formed a network to produce the first issue. The American Journal of Undergraduate Research is on the Web at www.ajur.uni.edu. The June 2002 issue contains instructions for submissions. To subscribe, contact Chancey at c.chancey@uni.edu.

July 24, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - An exhibition of recent work by three Minnesota artists, 'Residue of Silence,' will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Aug. 26 through Sept. 20. Featured will be works by Joyce Lyon, Howard Oransky, and Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal. The artists will lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Kamerick Art Building Room 111, followed by an opening reception.

'Residue of Silence' connects three different yet related points of view in a multidisciplinary investigation of memory and the Holocaust, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the UNI Gallery of Art. 'Joyce Lyon?s work involves both images (made as large scale oil stick on paper drawings) and text (in framed panels). Howard Oransky layers fragments of images and text on canvas and transparent fabric. Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal?s mixed media sound installation, 'SH'MA (Listen and Understand)' is audio-recorded survivors' memories that emanate from sculptural chairs, in juxtaposition with found objects and wall text. The three artists have collaborated in such a way as to create a seamless sharing of exhibition space.'

The exhibition, lectures, and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

July 23, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Talent Search program sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa has received a five-year $385,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Only those programs ranking in the top 10 percent nationwide receive five-year funding.

Tony Stevens, director for Talent Search, said the funds will support programming designed to help students prepare for and acquire a post-secondary education.

Talent Search works with students in sixth grade through age 18, as well as dropouts. Services include tutoring, assistance with career exploration, academic advising, financial aid advising and admissions assistance. The program serves approximately 1,200 students in Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Chickasaw counties.

Stevens said that although two-thirds of program participants must be either low-income or first-generation college students, any student with a need for the services is eligible. 'A lot of people will stray away from programs like ours because they figure it's just for low-income students, or students who need academic assistance. That's not the case with Talent Search. We serve a wide range of students, from those doing well academically but needing a little help finding scholarships, to those who need academic assistance in several areas.'

For more information, contact Tony Stevens at (319) 234-6819.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Graduate College has presented awards for outstanding writing and research.

The awardees were selected from nominees who earned their master's or doctoral degrees between Oct. 1, 2000 and Sept. 30, 2001. A committee of graduate faculty members evaluated nominations in each category for clarity, scholarship, methodology, creativity, significance and contribution to the field of study.

The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, a plaque and a check for $200, was presented to Sahoby Solo Raharinirina of Cedar Falls. A curriculum and instruction major, her thesis was titled 'Investigation of Cooperative Consciousness-Raising As an Innovative Teaching Practice, and of Reactions To its Introduction into High School.' Greg Stefanich, professor of education, was her adviser.

First place for Outstanding Master's Thesis was awarded to Cyrill Geyer, an environmental science major and a native of France, who received $200 and a plaque for 'The Coupling of Biotechnology with Electrochemistry: Electrodentrification of Water Using the Enzyme.' Duane Bartak, professor of chemistry, was his adviser.

Receiving second place in this category, a plaque and $100, was Leah Christine Fuller, a biology major from Waterloo. Her thesis was titled 'The Effect of Valproic Acid on Motility and Morphometry Parameters, and Actin and N-Cadherin Distribution in Avian Neural Crest Cells.' Darrell Wiens, professor of biology, was her adviser.

The third-place thesis, 'A Contrastive Cross-Cultural Study of the Speech Act of Correlation in Egyptian Arabic and American English,' earned a plaque and $50 for Nader Anis, an English major from Tampa, Fla. A.J. (Ardith) Meier, associate professor of English, was the thesis adviser.

Nathan S. Jones, an English major from Ann Arbor, Mich., received a plaque and $200 for his Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis, 'Residue.' His adviser was Vince Gotera, associate professor of English.

First place for Outstanding Master's Research Paper, a plaque and $200, was presented to Natalia Schmitz, an English major and native of St. Petersburg, Russia, now living in Rochester, N.Y., for 'Requests in Interlanguage and Contrastive Pragmatics: Teaching Issues.' Her adviser was A.J. (Ardith) Meier, UNI associate professor of English.

Second place, $100 and a plaque, went to Stephanie A. Kruckeberg of Cedar Falls, an English major, for 'Beauty and Childbearing in Guy De Maupassant's 'Vain Beauty'.' Richard Utz, professor of English, was her adviser.

July 22, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Christopher R. Edginton, director of the University of Northern Iowa's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services (HPELS), recently received the Biennial Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is presented by the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance and was given to Edginton during the organization's world congress in Taipei, Taiwan.

Edginton is founder of the Camp Adventure � Youth Services program that is headquartered at UNI and provides services to children of military personnel in 24 countries. Also past president of the American Association for Leisure and Recreation, Edginton is associate editor for the 'Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.'

He holds a B.A. in recreation from San Jose State College, an M.S. in park and recreation administration from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Iowa.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa awarded Deborah Gallagher, associate professor of special education, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Gallagher was nominated for the award by Sandra Alper, head of special education. Alper wrote, 'the most impressive quality of Dr. Gallagher's teaching is that she serves her students by being an exemplary role model.' Alper also noted that Gallagher was instrumental in redesigning the master's program in special education and has 'consistently put forth considerable effort required to win highly competitive federal financial support for graduate students.'

Gallagher received her B.A. degree in English literature from Virginia Tech in 1979, her M.Ed. in learning disabilities from Lynchburg College in 1985 and her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Virginia in 1992. She has been a member of the UNI faculty since 1991.

She also has served in leadership positions for U.S. Department of Education projects, authored and co-authored numerous books and chapters for books as well as articles, served on editorial boards and been an invited reviewer internationally.

Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track regular graduate faculty members and have worked a minimum of two years for the university.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa has awarded scholarships to 12 students for the 2002-2003 academic year.

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This week, Cargill Industrial Oils and Lubricants in Minneapolis announced a collaboration between itself, Electric Research and Manufacturing Cooperative in Dyersburg, Tenn., and Waverly Light and Power, to provide soy-based transformer oil for electric utilities. The oil, BioTrans, was co-developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) research program and Waverly Light and Power.

A week ago, a major trucking company announced it will expand its use of an all-purpose soy grease developed by ABIL research program. Crete Carrier Corp., of Lincoln, Neb., has been testing the grease for about six months and expects to convert its entire fleet to soy grease.

Lou Honary, ABIL director, says both developments could boost the economy, save money for consumers, and protect the environment.

July 16, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- William Callahan, associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named interim dean of the college. Callahan replaces Thomas Switzer, who resigned as dean in May to become dean of the College of Education at the University of Toledo, in Ohio.

Callahan came to UNI in 1979 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1983, a professor in 1989, and an associate dean in 1988. Before coming to UNI, he was director of special projects for handicapped students at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Callahan holds a B.A. in psychology and special education from the University of South Florida, an M.A.T. in reading education from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and an Ed.D. in special education administration from the University of Florida. He also holds certifications in elementary education from Florida A&M University, and early childhood education from the University of Central Florida.

His appointment is effective immediately.

July 15, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seventy-nine education majors at the University of Northern Iowa were initiated into the UNI Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education during the 2002 spring semester.

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Three of the new members, chosen from more than 30 applicants, also were awarded $1,500 Psi Chapter KDP Scholarships. Scholarship Chair Brandi Crew of Fairfield presented the awards to: Brian Christensen, son of Barry and Sandy Christensen, Marion, a senior with an elementary education/middle school major; Ethan Weichmann, son of John and Maureen Allen and Dan and Judy Weichmann, all of Hampton, a senior with a mathematics education major; and Rachelle Zimmerman, daughter of Ken and Paul Zimmerman and Valerie and Arlen Throne, all of Mason City, a senior with an early childhood and elementary education major.

Note: to obtain a complete list of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-2761.

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The July meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will take place at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18, in the Maucker Union Expansion.

Several issues pertaining to UNI will be on the docket. Those issues, and the individuals who can best address them, are as follows.



Budget (general questions)

Robert Koob, president, (319) 273-2566



New faculty in strategic areas

Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs, (319) 273-2517



Compensation increases

Robert Koob, president, (319) 273-2566



Preliminary consideration of fee increase, Price Laboratory School (PLS)

Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs, (319) 273-2517

Nadene Davidson, interim director, PLS, (319) 273-6171



Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (East Gym renovation)

Morris Mikkelsen, director of facilities planning, (319) 273-6181



Report on deferred maintenance of campus buildings

Morris Mikkelsen, director of facilities planning, (319) 273-6181



Annual internal audit plans

Tim McKenna, operations auditor, (319) 273-3241



Five-year roads program

Morris Mikkelsen, director of facilities planning, (319) 273-6181



Faculty Activity Analysis

Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs, (319) 273-2517

July 14, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three members of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education have been awarded scholarships by Psi Chapter at the University of Northern Iowa.

Jaymee Miner, daughter of Steve and Marla Miner, 10935 130th Ave., Center Junction, a senior elementary education major with a learning disabilities K-6 minor, received the $1,000 Stephen J. Fortgang Kappa Delta Pi Chapter Service Scholarship. Miner is the KDP scholarship chair.

This scholarship, established by alumni and officers in 1990, is named for Psi Chapter's longtime adviser, to honor his service to the chapter. Since Fortgang became its adviser in 1975, the chapter has been recognized for excellence both by UNI's student government and by Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. He is the Iowa Area representative, a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Foundation Board and of the KDP Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Last fall he received the KDP Faculty Counselor of the Biennium Award.

The Myrle M. Burk Kappa Delta Pi Science Education Scholarship was presented to Lisa Volesky, a daughter of Dennis and Debra Volesky, 3900 Linn Johnson Rd., Swisher. A junior biology major with a chemistry minor, Volesky was recently elected Psi Chapter president. She will receive $1,250 through the endowed scholarship fund established in 1982 by the late Dr. Burk, a 1928 graduate of UNI.

The $1,500 Karen Ewoldt Kruse Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship, open to all current members of the chapter, was presented to Erin Daugherty, a daughter of Joe and Janell Daugherty, 703 Spring St., Bellevue. She is a senior elementary education major with a learning disabilities K-6 endorsement.

This scholarship is in memory of 1982 UNI graduate Karen Ewoldt Kruse, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1992. Fortgang described Kruse as an 'inspirational president' who served during the time the chapter began its modern day scholarship program. 'She was vitally active in many other chapter projects as well,' he said, 'seeing them both as opportunities to serve others and as important to her education at UNI.'

July 11, 2002 - 7:00pm

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Iowa saw approximately 1,500 cases of elder abuse last year, but experts believe that at least another 7,000 cases went unreported. Included are cases of neglect as well as physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, although many of these cases are unintentional.

'What often happens is that an elderly person gets into a situation where he or she need a caretaker, and the caretaker really doesn't know how to care for that adult,' explains Julia Wallace, dean of UNI's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where a new gerontology program will begin this fall. In other cases, the caretaker may have dependency issues -- like alcoholism or economic hardship -- that lead the caretaker to take advantage of the elderly person.

'The question really is education,' says Wallace. 'Most of us who are middle-aged and younger don't know enough about what goes on in the elderly population to adequately address situations.'

July 10, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Residence will auction used equipment and furniture at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, in the parking lot between Noehren Hall and Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. Featured will be chairs, desks, kitchen equipment, office furnishings and office equipment. A complete auction list is available on the Web at http://access.uni.edu/dor. The rain date is July 18. For more information, call Gary Daters at (319) 273-2333.

July 9, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will offer free walking art tours during the College Hill Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.

Tours on Friday, July 19, begin at 1, 3 and 5 p.m., leaving from the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Saturday's tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., also leaving from KAB. Participants will be led by Department of Art students and faculty through a series of campus buildings, including Lang Hall, Seerley, the Commons and the Rod Library. In each building, various art pieces will be discussed and explained.

'I'm most excited about showing visitors the new art in Lang Hall,' said Darrell Taylor, interim director of the Gallery of Art. 'There are some beautiful pieces in the building, and this is a great way for the public to see them.' The theme of all 54 pieces in the newly renovated building is Iowa's landscape.

Two exhibits are on display at the Gallery of Art. The first is 'ALCHEMY,' showcasing jewelry and small sculpture, and the second features pieces from the university's permanent collection.

The UNI Gallery of Art is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

July 8, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Marilyn Mercado has been named dean of library services at the University of Northern Iowa, effective July 1. She was appointed interim dean when Herbert Safford stepped down as dean of library services in 2000.

Mercado came to UNI's Rod Library as head of the cataloging department in 1989. She was named acting associate dean of library services in 1998 and was named associate dean in 1999. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, an M.L.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and an M.A. degree in history from UNI.

Mercado previously worked in library cataloging at the University of South Florida and was a librarian at Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Crete Carrier Corp. of Lincoln, Neb., one of the entities comprising the Acklie Companies, will expand its use of an all-purpose soy grease developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) research program. The grease has been used in Crete's Indiana terminal for about six months.

'The semi-truck fifth-wheel grease was introduced in 1998 and field-tested nationwide with superb performance,' said Lou Honary, ABIL director. 'We now use a genetically enhanced soybean oil that allows us to not only meet and exceed the performance of petroleum greases, but also to match the price of the petroleum products.'

Kirk Leeds, CEO of the Iowa Soybean Association, lauded the Acklie Companies and said Crete's use of soy-based grease should go a long way toward convincing the rest of the trucking industry to try soy-based lubricants.

Honary said there are approximately 1.7 million DOT-registered combination trucks using an estimated 20 to 40 million pounds of grease annually, most of which ends up in the environment.

There are no commercial grease-blending facilities in Iowa, but UNI-ABIL is working with a USDA grant to investigate the feasibility of on-the-farm soy processing and grease manufacturing, and has three test sites in Northeast Iowa.

'The research has been done, the technology has been advanced, and now we have a product that is not only good for the environment, performs equal to or better than its predecessors, but also does all this at the same price,' said Patty Judge, Iowa secretary of agriculture. 'We need strong leaders to help carry our farm-based, alternative products into the market.'

Merlyn Carlson, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, voiced similar sentiments. 'Anything we can do to use Midwest-grown renewable lubricants and displace our heavy dependence on Mid-East petroleum is a win-win situation for the trucking industry and for farmers.'

Duane Acklie, chairman of Crete and immediate past president of the American Trucking Association, noted, 'Using the grease in company trucks will also help show viability of the product, which will be essential for creating user confidence in biodegradable products.?

Crete provides transportation services in the contiguous United States, Canada and Mexico. If the ABIL grease continues to perform positively, Crete will convert its total fleet to soy grease. Crete's affiliate companies Shaffer Trucking, Sunflower Carriers, HTL, and Hunt Transportation will convert as well.

ABIL is recognized nationally as a leader in the development and commercialization of soybean-based industrial lubricants. Established in 1991, the UNI-ABIL research program brings together research and testing to identify soybean oil characteristics and match them to appropriate industrial uses.

This year ABIL is licensing 24 industrial lubricants, greases and base oils made of soybean oil. For more information about ABlL, visit the Web site, www.uni.edu/abil.

July 7, 2002 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Natural Sciences recently hosted its 13th annual banquet, electing offices to the American Chemistry Society and presenting a series of scholarships and awards.

New ACS officers are Kate Leibold of Waterloo, president; Chris Hartman of Sioux City, vice president; Michelle Montgomery of Sioux City, treasurer; and Pat Gibney of Van Horne, secretary.

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June 30, 2002 - 7:00pm

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An ammonia spill from a jack-knifed truck can be better contained if meteorologists can tell emergency responders how the fumes will disperse. The same can be said for a bio-terrorism threat.

Alan Czarnetzki, director of the UNI Science center for Teaching, Outreach and Research on Meteorology (STORM), explains that weather patterns greatly affect how vapors of any kind will disperse in the air.

Czarnetzki is developing materials for meteorologists, showing them how to assist in the event of a large-scale atmospheric release.

A training session conducted by Czarnetzki on Tuesday, July 2, will be taped and made available as part of the newly developed materials. The training begins at 9:30 a.m. in UNI's Latham Hall Room 208.

'Since Sept. 11, there?s a real strong interest in the kind of information that we provide,' he said. 'Having this kind of information will prove extremely valuable in battling any kind of airborne threat.'

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