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May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Habitat for Humanity chapter spent the week of March 17 in Manhattan, Kan., building a house as part of the Collegiate Challenge, a program where students from different universities spend their spring break constructing homes. According to Gary Daters, adviser to UNI's Habitat for Humanity, the team collected donations for a year before they took part in the Challenge. Daters said the...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education initiated new members during the 2003-2004 academic year. __(Name)__, an undergraduate education major from __(hometown)__, was/were among the (fall/spring) initiates. (He/she) is the (son/daughter) of (parents' names). Melissa Kinyon originally from Ames, a UNI graduate and a teacher at McCosh Elementary School in...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education recently hosted its bi-annual Teacher Education Convocation. Of the 267 students that have satisfied requirements for admission during the spring semester into the College of Education, more than 130 students participated in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study.Among those recently accepted into the College of Education was/were (...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twelve University of Northern Iowa students in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) are candidates to commission as second lieutenants during an 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday, May 8, in the Lang Hall auditorium.Lt. Gen. (Retired) Warren Lawson, will be the commissioning ceremony speaker. A native of Fairfield, Lawson graduated from the University of Iowa, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant through...
May 3, 2004
The recent resurgence in religious interest and conversation is obvious nationwide. 'The DaVinci Code' has been a bestseller for months. 'The Passion of the Christ' drew unprecedented crowds, and almost all the televison networks have devoted airtime to historical discussion of biblical times. Ken Atkinson, UNI assistant professor of philosophy and religion, attributes it to a lack of knowledge. 'Bible literacy in this country is pitiful,' he...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has named its May 'Student Assistant of the Month.' Desiree Kalainoff, a graduate student from Waverly, received the award for her work in the Reference and Instructional Services (RIS) department. Kalainoff has worked at Rod Library in the RIS department for four years, two as an undergraduate and two as a graduate student. She will graduate this spring with a master's degree...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual spring commencement services in two ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 in the UNI-Dome. The first will begin at 10 a.m., for candidates for degrees from the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The second ceremony, at 2 p.m., will be for candidates for degrees from the College of Business...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association will present its annual Heritage Honours Awards during the 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8, in the UNI-Dome. The awards recognize alumni who have achieved significant personal and professional accomplishments. Those chosen for the 2004 Alumni Achievement Awards are David Peters, a 1978 alumnus with a bachelor's degree in industry; and Paul Stanwood, who...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A gift of $500,000 from Wells Fargo will support construction of the University of Northern Iowa's McLeod Center. 'Wells Fargo realizes how important the McLeod Center is for Cedar Valley's economic development. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the community in a manner that will truly add value,' said Mark Oman, group executive vice president of the Home and Consumer Finance Group of Wells Fargo & Company...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– A University of Northern Iowa faculty member was honored Tuesday, April 27, by the Office of the Governor of Iowa for going 'above and beyond' ordinary actions to raise environmental awareness and promote environmental projects among children and teenagers. Kamyar Enshayan, program manager at UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, was among 30 people recognized as a part of the 'Above and Beyond' initiative to...

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