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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Oct 2, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Aaron Baughman, a senior from Denison majoring in manufacturing technology: metal casting, has won the University of Northern Iowa Elevator Pitch Competition. He will test his elevator pitch against college students from across the U.S. at the National CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization) Conference Elevator Pitch Competition, Thursday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, in Chicago. Baughman is the owner of Anvil...
Oct 2, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Augustina Naami, assistant professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "The Impact of Unemployment on Women with Physical Disabilities: A Comparison of Tamale, Ghana and Salt Lake City, UT," at noon, Monday, Oct. 7, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The forum will be held in the Center for Multicultural Education. Other CROW Forum presentations scheduled for this...
Oct 2, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Emmy Award-winning Hollywood video editor and motion graphics artist Josh Bodnar will walk through the creative process of one of the most talked about main title sequences in recent history, "Dexter," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center second floor Lounge/Auditorium. Bodnar will connect the common threads of his creative process through different mediums: art, advertising and...
Oct 1, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Association for Integrated Roadside Management (AFIRM) elected new officers on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Elected officers include: president, Josh Brandt, Cerro Gordo County; vice president, Denise Straw, Chickasaw County; secretary, Tyler Kelley, Story County; treasurer, Ben Hoskinson, Mahaska County; at large, Matt Purdy, Benton County, and Rose Danaher, Iowa County. Elections were followed by Iowa's 27th Annual Roadside...
Sep 30, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Fast Forward: Overtake the Competition," an electronic media workshop that brings together academics and media professionals, will be hosted at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday, Oct. 18, in Lang Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with workshops, lunch, discussion and speakers to follow. The event concludes at 2:45 p.m. The Fast Forward workshop, in its ninth year, continues to bring working professionals to...
Sep 30, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Distinguished reporter Jack Hovelson will deliver his lecture "Newspapering: If You Ain't Good, You Better Be Lucky" at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, at the University of Northern Iowa. "It's long been said that newspapers provide the first draft of history," said John Johnson, a professor in UNI's Department of History. "For more than half a century, Jack Hovelson has provided hundreds of first...
Sep 30, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 1,500 pounds of trash is currently on the third floor of the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library. The trash is in the form of three sculptures on display as part of the exhibit "Riverse: The Art of Project A.W.A.R.E." David Williamson, the artist who created these sculptures, and Lynette Siegley, director of Iowa Project A.W.A.R.E., will discuss Project A.W.A.R.E. (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition) and...
Sep 30, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on Sept. 26 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines. R-pipe received first place and $25,000. R-pipe is a civil engineering company that makes pipe from waste material that is lighter, more durable, as strong, and is slightly less expensive than concrete pipe.  The company was founded in...
Sep 26, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will offer a food waste reduction workshop Oct. 16 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City. The workshop, focusing on methods to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill includes presentations and discussions from regional experts such as Linda Scheid, Executive Director at the Food Bank of Siouxland and Fred Keston, Area 1 Representative from the Iowa Waste Exchange. Attendees...
Sep 26, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The number of upperclassmen living on campus at the University of Northern Iowa is on the rise. UNI is meeting the needs of this influx of residents thanks to the addition of more than 128,000 square feet of living, dining and lounge space. A celebration of the grand reopening of Redeker Center and the dedication of Panther Village Phase II will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Redeker Center. A short...

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